50 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Sept. 16 to 18

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      FRIDAY: Canadian blues artist Harry Manx brings his India-infused sounds to North Vancouver's Centennial Theatre.

      FRIDAY: Nation Extreme Wrestling celebrates its first anniversary with nine wrestling bouts at the Commodore Ballroom.

      FRIDAY: Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

      The Big Lebowski screens at the Rio.

      FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Joel and Ethan Coen's 1998 comedy, The Big Lebowski, starring Jeff Bridges as "The Dude".

      FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Eugene Emeralds in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

      FRIDAY: Hamilton, Ontario shoegaze band Zoon plays the Fox Cabaret.

      FRIDAYFirst impressions Theatre presents Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, a tribute to the legendary Man in Black, at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre until September 24.

      Colonel Chris Hadfield performs with the VSO.

      FRIDAY: Canada’s guitar playing astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, joins the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre.

      FRIDAY: American comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs two shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      FRIDAY: author Billy-Ray Belcourt launches his latest book, A Minor Chorus, at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

      FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Celtic trio Schryer, Dobres, and Hillhouse at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAYTinariwen, a collective of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, plays the Imperial Vancouver

      Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance screens at the VIFf Centre.

      FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's deeply twisted, bizarre, and unforgiving 2002 revenge flick Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.

      FRIDAY & SUNDAY: in the Fringe Festival play Neurotic Erotica at the Improv Centre, controversial author Esme J.K. Quimby (Regan Shrumm) reads from her latest novel, 50 Shades of Grief: A Neurotic Erotica.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: To Perfectiona play about a former celebrity TV chef reuniting with her estranged grandchild, who comes out as non-binary, runs at the Surrey Arts Centre.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAYNocturnes & other Works is an exhibition of paintings by David A. Haughton on display at Visual Space Gallery until September 28.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: North Vancouver Community Players present Alan Bennett's series of solo pieces, Talking Heads (Lady of Letters & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet) to September 24 at The Theatre at Hendry Hall.

      Chinatown runs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAYCity Opera Vancouver presents Chinatown, new work incorporating traditional Chinese themes, sounds, and sensibilities, at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the West Van Arts Council presents Introspections + Expressions, an exhibition of artworks by Sue Daniel and Paula Di Marco, at the Kay Meek Arts Centre until October 21.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the travelling exhibition Boarder X until October.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: new exhibition T. rex: the Ultimate Predator reveals the story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through life-sized models, fossil casts, and engaging interactives. The exhibition runs until January 22, 2023 at Science World.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the three-day West Fine Art Show features works by 18 artists at the Glass House Estate Winery in Langley.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYWestern Gold Theatre presents 90 Days, a play about the 1972 Ugandan forced exodus of its Asian community, 50 years later, running until September 25 at Pal Studio Theatre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYElemental Cinema brings together the collaborative film works of Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, showing to December 11 at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: showing at the Museum of Anthropology of UBC until January 1 is Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio, which showcases the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYWe Were So Far Away is a travelling exhibition, showing at the Vancouver Maritime Museum until November 27, that uses first-person narratives and archival images to tell stories of the Inuit residential school experience.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Bill Reid Gallery presents the exhibition True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel, which examines the work of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists, until March 19, 2023.

      The Dream and the Voyage shows at CICA Vancouver.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Dominican-born artist Tania Marmolejo’s first solo exhibition in Canada, The Dream and the Voyage, runs until October 1 at the Center of International Contemporary Art.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents the international comedy sensation, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 16.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: drawing inspiration from the global political unrest seen in 2011, Stan Douglas presents 2011 ≠ 1848, four large-scale photographs and a two-channel video installation, showing until November 6 at the Polygon Gallery.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYUninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment gathers more than 200 works of art by a generation of painters, photographers, weavers, bead workers, and sculptors. Running until January 8, 2023, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Vancouver Fringe Festival features 11 days of boundary-pushing theatre from performance artists worldwide at various Vancouver venues.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the 24th Vancouver Improv Festival celebrates spontaneity and collaboration through the art form of improvisation at the Cultch until September 18.

      SATURDAY: the Healthy Climate Solutions Fair at the Milton Wong Plaza is a public exhibition that explores the health impacts of climate change.

      The Scotiabank Dance Centre has its open house.

      SATURDAY: the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House offers the chance to sample a host of dance styles in a day of open classes and demonstrations at the Dance Centre.

      SATURDAY: the Portobello West Fall Outdoor Market at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza features more than 50 B.C. artists, designers, and producers.

      SATURDAY: Danish indie/electronic music composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Trentemoller plays the Hollywood Theatre.

      SATURDAY: What's the Craic? is a night of burlesque, comedy, live Irish music, and games at the Biltmore Cabaret.

      SATURDAY: New York-based indie trio Triathalon plays the WISE Hall.

      SATURDAY: the Shipyards Festival in North Van's Shipyards District features performances by Said The Whale and Yukon Blonde, plus food trucks, a beer garden, vendors, and kids' activities.

      Cousin Harley plays the Rickshaw.
      David Jacklin

      SATURDAY: local rockabilly band Cousin Harley, featuring guitarist Paul Pigat, plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Come Toward the Fire is a celebration of Indigenous creativity, culture, and community at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      SATURDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Seattle Sounders in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the Breakout Festival at the PNE Amphitheatre features performances by Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Quavo & Takeoff, Polo G, Cordae, Coi Leray, Sheck Wes, Sofaygo, Lakeyah, Mike Dimes, Babyface, Ray Kali, Skiifall, Ysn Fab, Harm Franklin, Unidentified, and DAAMCP.

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the Turning Point Ensemble presents Music of Displacement, a concert to support refugees in Vancouver and draw attention to the global displacement crisis, at the Annex.

      Filipo Gorini performs at the Queen E.

      SUNDAY: the Vancouver Recital Society presents pianist Filippo Gorini performing J.S. Bach’s last composition, The Art of Fugueat the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      SUNDAY: Bizarre Bazaar at the Heritage Hall is a sale of vintage fashion and fashion accessories, with fashion items dating from the Victorian era to the 1967 Summer of Love.

      SUNDAY: explore traditional and contemporary Korean art and music with two Korean-Canadian artists, painter Sang Hee Kim and concert pianist Hey-Jung Oh, at the Silk Purse Arts Centre's Creative Voices: Merging Boundaries.

      SUNDAY: Vancouver singer-songwriter David Ward and spatial sound artist Alex Penney present a 4DSOUND re-imagining of Ward's latest album, LoZ, at Lobe.

      Clerks III: The Convenience Tour screens at the Rio.

      SUNDAY: screenings at the Rio Theatre of director Kevin Smith's new film Clerks III: The Convenience Tour.

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