50 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, September 23-25

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      FRIDAY: electronic-music duo from Bellingham, Odesza, plays the PNE Amphitheatre, with guests Sylvan EssoElderbrook, and NASAYA.

      FRIDAY: Halifax folk duo Mama's Broke plays the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAY: Canadian indie-rock band Broken Social Scene plays the second of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom.

      FRIDAY: Montreal's Kara Miranda performs Sombras/Shadows at the Waterfront Theatre as part of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.

      FRIDAY: the East Van Laugh Riot presents standup comedian Gareth Reynolds at the Rio Theatre.

      Annie DiRusso plays the Fox Cabaret.

      FRIDAY: Nashville-based indie-rock artist Annie DiRusso plays the Fox Cabaret

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAYFirst 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.

      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.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAYCirque Alfonse leads a journey of discovery through a series of slightly surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence in Animal, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Jersey Boysa tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, plays Blue Frog Studios in White Rock.

      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.

      Hot Brown Honey: The Remix runs at the York Theatre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: performances at the York Theatre of Hot Brown Honey: The Remix, in which a posse of World First Nations women smash stereotypes in a celebration of people's similarities and differences. 

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

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

      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.

      Blonde screens at the VIFF Centre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Andrew Dominick's new film Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe.

      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.

      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 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: 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.

      Stewart Goodyear plays the Orpheum.
      Anita Zvonar

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: pianist Stewart Goodyear joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre, performing works by Elgar, Tchaikovsky, and Ravel.

      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 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: At the Centre of Community, an exhibition of Indigenous cultural practices, runs until October 1 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

      SATURDAY: Anglo-French avant-pop band Stereolab plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Apollo Ghost.

      The Lions play the Stamps at BC Place.

      SATURDAY: the B.C. Lions take on the Calgary Stampeders in Canadian Football League action at BC Place Stadium.

      SATURDAY: American punk-rocker Laura Jane Grace plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Lande Hekt and Mobina Galore.

      SATURDAY: Canada Walks for Bladder Cancer at Burnaby's Deer Lake Park raises funds for Bladder Cancer Canada.

      SATURDAY: ghazal/tabla wizard Cassius Khan and kathak/harmonium maestra Amika Kushwaha present the 11th annual Mushtari Begum Festival at New Westminster's Massey Theatre.

      SATURDAY: Greece-based ensemble En Chordais combines Byzantine and art music of the Mediterranean with Greek regional idioms and contemporary music at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      SATURDAY: artists from Vancouver Opera's Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program perform a concert of arias and duets at Kay Meek Arts Centre.

      Gili Yalo plays the Norman Rothstein Theatre.

      SATURDAY: Israel's Gili Yalo combines his Ethiopian musical roots with soul, reggae, funk, psychedelia, and jazz as part of Chutzpah! PLUS at Norman Rothstein Theatre.

      SATURDAY: Brooklyn pop singer-songwriter Grace Ives plays the Fox Cabaret.

      SATURDAY: activist, podcaster, and former CTV News anchor Tamara Taggart is featured speaker at the Bloom Inspiration Summit at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (Note: previously announced Jann Arden will not appear.)

      SATURDAY: Flamenco Rosario presents a collection of new choreographies by Ballet Nacional de España’s Albert Hernandez, Granada’s Sara Jimenez, and Rosario Ancer at the Waterfront Theatre as part of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.

      SATURDAY: the six-piece Star Band performs a free concert of pop music in multiple languages--including English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese--at Richmond's Gateway Theatre.

      SATURDAY: Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow plays Rogers Arena, with guests City Girls.

      SATURDAY: opening night at the Shadbolt Centre of Affair of Honor Productions' The Five Vengeances, a queer love story that follows a raging warrior out to avenge the murder of her love.

      Thick plays the WISE Hall.
      Jessica Gurewitz

      SATURDAY: Brooklyn pop-rock trio Thick plays the WISE Hall.

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: First Pick Handmade at Heritage Hall features handmade items for sale at a 3,300-square foot pop-up.

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of director Gus Van Sant's 1986 debut feature, Mala Noche.

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the Vancouver International Guitar Festival at Creekside Community Centre celebrates the art and craft of contemporary guitar-making, both acoustic and electric.

      SUNDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director John Patton Ford's new thriller Emily the Criminal, starring Aubrey Plaza.

      SUNDAY: Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin performs a program of Chopin at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      SUNDAY: L.A.-based indie-rock singer-songwriter Petey plays the WISE Hall.

      SUNDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam war classic, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut.

      The Canucks play the Flames at Rogers Arena.
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      SUNDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Calgary Flames in National Hockey League preseason action at Rogers Arena.


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