50 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, April 22-24

FRIDAY: final performance at Red door review scene of Stories CollectedDonald Margulies’ penetrating look into the lives of two writers, focusing on their friendship and ambition.

FRIDAY: South Carolina Christian rock band NEEDTOBREATHE plays the Queen Elizabeth Theaterwith guest Patrick Droney.

FRIDAY: co-headlining show at Rickshaw Theater by canadian hardcore punks Cancer Bats and Returning Childwith guests Misery signals and punitive damage. SALE.

by David Lynch eraser head screens at the Rio Theater.

FRIDAY: screening of the 45th anniversary at Rio Theater from writer-director David Lynch’s surreal masterpiece eraser head.

FRIDAY: in conjunction with Earth Day 2022, rally and march to Vancouver City Hall organized by Protect the Planet, Save Old Growth and Extinction Rebellion Vancouver.

FRIDAY: Top culinary talents from the Vancouver and Kelowna areas offer exclusive dishes at the Hot Chefs & Cool Jazz Gala fundraiser in Fairmont Pacific Rim.

FRIDAY: Local funk-rock band Raincity hosts an album release party at the Rio Theater, with guests crazy cat and living room panther.

FRIDAY: from Vancouver Dan Bejar-the rock band Destroyer plays the Vogue Theaterwith guest Rosali.

FRIDAY: the Rogue folk club presents Van Django performing music rooted in 1930s gypsy jazz in Paris, France, at Mel Lehan Hall in St. James.

The immersive audiovisual experience same difference is at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: same difference to Shadbolt Center for the Arts is an immersive audiovisual experience informed by 12 interviews with immigrants and refugees.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: carousel theater present Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girlsthe story of a nine-year-old child who turns out to be a boy to his family, to the Waterfront Theater.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Sixteenth Theater present performances at York Theater of Distress and Enchantmenttheatrical montage by screenwriter-director Olivier Kemeid of the memoirs of the French-Canadian author Gabrielle Roy.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, an intra-community outdoor arts and culture festival, runs until April 23 at various locations in Vancouver.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: The Bostonian indie-pop quintet The Magnetic Fields play two evenings at Hollywood theaterwith guests Jake Xerxes Fussell.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Circus3 presents performances by the experimental acrobatic circus company Barely Methodical Troupe at the Vancouver Theater.

The VSO occurs during a projection of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Evan Mitchell directs the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra while it occurs with a projection of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 to Orpheus Theater.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: new exhibit T. rex: the ultimate predator reveals the story of the world’s most iconic dinosaur through life-size models, fossil casts and engaging interactive elements. The exhibition runs until January 22, 2023 at scientific world.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, a new exhibition in progress at Vancouver Art Gallery until October 23, investigates the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: The Women of Hamlinrunning until April 29 at Gabor Gasztonyi Studiofeatures Gasztonyi’s portraits of women in Ethiopia who have undergone fistula surgery.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: GROWING FREEDOM: The Instructions of Yoko Ono/The Art of John and Yoko short to Vancouver Art Gallery until May 1. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first delving into Ono’s artistic process, reflecting his radical and unconventional approach, and the second highlighting the collaborative artistic projects of Ono and her late husband John Lennon aimed at promote peace.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Rennie Museum present Spring 2022: Collected Worksa group exhibition on the power of photography featuring the work of Larry Clark, Katy Grannan and Andres Serrano, until May 28. Warning: This exhibit includes images and content that some may find offensive.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Vancouver Museum presents the traveling exhibition Boarder X until October.

All Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft turns to the VAG.
Jonah Samson, Untitled2015, 2 Van Dyke prints, collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, gift of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: All Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft, one of the flagship exhibitions of the Capture Photography Festival, runs until September 11 at Vancouver Art Gallery.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Arts Club Theater Company present ‘da kink in my hair, a musical celebration of women of color, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. From Tuesday to Sunday. until May 19.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take the Eugene Emerald in minor league baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Gallery Kostuik present The subconscious voicea duo exhibition of new works by Canadian artists Stu Oxley and Curtis rickshawuntil May 1.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh at the Vancouver Maritime Museum features the work of 20 Indigenous artists and sculptors along with historical images and information that tell the story of Indigenous resilience and strength through the war canoe and all it represents. Curated by Indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, the exhibit runs until July 3.

Playwright Taran Kootenhayoo White noise takes place at the Firehall Arts Centre.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: performances at Fire Station Arts Center of the playwright At Taran Kootenhayoo play on internalized racism, White noisedirected by Renee Morriseau. Walk from Tuesday to Sunday. until May 1.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Cloud Albuma new exhibition featuring over 250 works of historical and cultural significance drawn from the London society’s collection Modern Conflict Archiveruns until May 1 at Polygon Gallery.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery is a personal exhibition of the designer, artist and activist Sho Sho Esquiro which features meticulously crafted dresses, textiles, paintings and photographs to celebrate the beauty and resilience of First Nations communities. The exhibition is presented at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art until June 5.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Alegria, a Circus of the sun classic reinvented for a new generation, runs until June 5 under the marquee at Concord Pacific Square.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: performances at Metro Theater of Murder by misadventure, in which a scriptwriter of television detective series uses blackmail to keep his partner on the right track. From Thursday to Sunday. until April 28.

FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Curious Creations Collective present Waiting for Garboa new musical with a social conscience about plastic in the oceans and consumerism, at Presentation House Theater. From Thursday to Sunday. until April 29.

ZZ Top performs at the Abbotsford Center with Cheap Trick as guests.

SATURDAY: Texas blues-rock legends ZZ Top play Abbotsford Centerwith guests cheap stuff.

SATURDAY: Controversial American comedy superstar Dave Chappelle performs his latest stand-up show at Rogers Arena.

SATURDAY: screening at SFU Goldcorp Arts Center of The concert is overa documentary that explores the real costs of the platform economy through the lives of people working for companies like Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo.

SATURDAY: join Socialist Alternative Youth during a march on Commercial Drive to a rally in Grandview Park as part of Earth Day.

SATURDAY: cellist Brannon Cho performs works by Chopin, Poulenc and Clara Schumann at West Vancouver United Church.

Jon Spencer and the Hitmakers perform at Fox Cabaret.

SATURDAY: American rocker Jon Spencer leads his new band the Hitmakers at the Cabaret Foxwith Quasi guests.

SATURDAY: New York indie rock band Parquet Courts plays the Vogue Theaterwith guests Automatic.

SATURDAY: the Vancouver Cantata Singers are joined by Bergmann Piano Duo in Eternal Embers: Songs of Fire and Love at Busson Spinal Cord Center.

SATURDAY: The Japanese instrumental group MONO plays the Biltmore Cabaretwith Bing & Ruth guests.

SATURDAY: Burlesque and variety show to Rio Theater features performances by April O’Peel, Ariel Helvetica, Diva the Violet Femme, Layna Emerald, Lilac Lust, Maverick, Monday Blues, Scarlet Delirium, Roxy Reverie, Toddy and Vixen Von Flex.

Raugi Yu and Josette Jorge star in bad parent at Cultch.
Emily Cooper

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: performances at the Cultch of bad parent, Kim’s Convenience Creator Ins Choi’s portrait of young parents struggling to find their way.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Studio Georgina Lohan opens its doors to offer unique pottery, sculpture and jewelry to Celebrating Mothers.

SUNDAY: projection at the Cinematheque of Inner EmpireDavid Lynch’s extra-outrageous sequel to Mulholland Drivefeaturing Laura Dern.

SUNDAY: concert pianist Rufus Lin performs as jazz artist-in-residence at the Lulu Island Winery.

SUNDAY: Kits Classics presents music by Bach (Preludes and Fugues) and Beethoven (Piano Quintet in Eb and Variations on ‘La ci darem la mano’) to Mel Lehan Hall in St. James.

SUNDAY: Flavors of Chinatown in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden offers cuisine from Chinatown BBQ, DD Mau, Jade Dynasty, Kam Wai Dim Sum and the Dessert Club.

SUNDAY: bassist John Lee performs with pianist Chris Gestrin and drummer Jesse Cahill at Shadbolt Center for the Artswith guest Ralph Moore.

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James C. Tibbs