Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Hey, it’s still summer! Keep on riding it – and ride it is exactly what you can do this weekend: At The Fair at the PNE, which opens this weekend to get in all of your swings, spins, animal pettings and fried foods; on your choice of THREE party cruises that celebrate beer, salsa dance, or French electro; and you can ride down a giant slip n’ slide!

 

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Ongoing



Friday August 21

Colin and Friends

Colin and Friends

Colin Mochrie returns to Vancouver TheatreSports: Colin and Friends
Where: The Improv Centre (Granville Island)
What: Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyways and This Hour Has 22 Minutes is paired with Vancouver Theatre Sports League players in a free-form improv laugh fest.

Souvenirs of Howe Sound

Souvenirs of Howe Sound

Souvenirs of Howe Sound
Where: Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
What: The exhibition tells the story of how local tourism in Howe Sound began and evolved in the context of Vancouver’s colonization and urbanization. Explore historic photographs, advertisements, and accounts from early travellers.
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

A Modern Fairy Tale

A Modern Fairy Tale

A Modern Fairy Tale
Where: Metro Theatre
What: An LGBTQ And gender-neutral show in which classic fairy tales have been given an updated treatment. A gender-neutral wolf in love with a adult red riding hood, gay partners prince charming and a male cinder fella, and a cast of sexy fairy tale creatures.
Runs until: Sunday August 30, 2015

Say Hi to a Stranger Day
Where: All over Vancouver
What: Hardcore Vancouver introverts beware: The tried and true method of sunglasses + headphones + book may be no match for button-wearing greeters this weekend who are making a point of interacting with strangers. To participate, wear a button (or don’t) and say hi to strangers all weekend. There are also parties full of strangers, a hashtag strangers are using to connect (#sayhitoastranger) and performances by strangers.
Runs until: Sunday August 23, 2015

Bikes vs. Cars

Bikes vs. Cars

Bikes vs. Cars
Where: VanCity Theatre
What: Los Angeles once boasted commuter routes dedicated exclusively to bicycles, however, today 70% of the city is dedicated to freeways and parking. Across North America, cars choke up every available artery. But can we reverse this trajectory and put bikes on an equal footing? Director Fredrik Gertten investigates the daily drama of traffic worldwide and the bicycle as a tool for change.
Runs until: Thursday August 27, 2015

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Do The Right Thing
Where: VanCity Theatre
What: It’s the hottest day of a long, hot summer, and tensions in  New York are ready to boil over. Spike Lee’s second feature is still one of his best; from the bristling credit sequence through to its combustible climax. The movie’s portrait of police brutality and endemic racism remains all too relevant. This is what President Obama had to say about it last year: “Do the Right Thing still holds up a mirror to our society, and it makes us laugh and think, and challenges all of us to see ourselves in one another.”

90s-burlesque90s Burlesque Show
Where: The Rio Theatre
What: Totally tubular and radically rad, these XXX Files will include tributes to Jurassic Park, Seinfeld and all the Mario Karts in between. Hold onto your Polly Pockets and break out those Jellie Shoes as some of the funniest and greatest talents in Vancouver Burlesque tribute everything 90s!

ComeDrawAlicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
Where: Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main), 7:30pm
What:
Supplies provided. No talent necessary. Draw With Alicia Tobin and then enjoy some comedic critique of your 5-minute drawings.

Nervo

Nervo

Nervo
Where: Commodore Ballroom
What: Australian DJs, musicians and songwriters.


 

Saturday August 22

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The Fair at the PNE Photo:  Harris Hui | Flickr

The Fair at the PNE
Photo: Harris Hui | Flickr

The Fair at The PNE
Where: PNE Fairgrounds
What: It’s back! The rides and games of Playland, plus endless entertainment, music, farm demonstrations, strange artery-clogging carnival foods, beer gardens and a petting zoo! Watch the Superdogs race through hoops, dance, and be generally adorable. Witness the charm of the pig races (with a bonus duck race!) Wander through dinosaur, mermaid, and The Beatles exhibits. Win a house, win a car! It’s all happening here!
Runs until: Monday September 7, 2015

Backstage at the Commodore

Backstage at the Commodore

Backstage at the Commodore
Where: The Commodore Ballroom, 11:00am
What: This is your chance to explore the venue that Billboard Magazine described in 2011 as “among the 10 most influential in North America.” You’ll see backstage, visit the famous green room, poke inside the changing rooms, and even get to stand on the stage where countless music legends have performed.

slidecityGiant Slip n Slide
Where: Victoria Park (North Vancouver)
What: What it says in the title – for reals! It’s a giant slip n slide complete with a splashdown ending.

Forests, Passages and Boreal Light

Forests, Passages and Boreal Light

Forests, Passages and Boreal Light
Where: Kimoto Gallery (1525 West 6th Ave) opening reception 2-4pm
What: A new series by Veronica Plewman with the themes of light, waterways, trees and rain.
Runs until: Saturday September 12, 2015

shanghaiShanghai Nights
Where: Republic (9589
What: A pop-up Shanghai street market with a twist. Lion Dancers will be storming the venue and DJs will be playing all night.

Colin James

Colin James

Colin James
Where: The Fair at The PNE
What: Canadian  blues, rock, and neo-swing musician you may remember best from his 1990 mega-hit, “I Just Came Back.”  Free with admission to The Fair.

The Zolas

The Zolas

The Zolas and The Tourist Company
Where: The Fair at The PNE
What: The Mosaic Music Series featuring Canadian music acts runs every evening at the Chevrolet Performance Stage, and is free with admission to The Fair.

Movin' On Up

Movin’ On Up

Movin’ On Up
Where: CBC Studio 700 (700 Hamilton Street), 7:00pm
What: Two new one-act plays by local, emerging playwrights. Christopher Cook’s play, Strip explores gender assumptions, the meaning of recovery, how to love strangers (i.e. family), and the perfect wedding – which may or may not involve an abandoned Vegas casino and a female Elvis impersonator.  CJ McGillivray’s play, Rogue Horizon centers on the relentless bond between runaway sisters who will undoubtedly find blood on their hands. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. 

Craft Brew Cruises | Photo: Craft Brew Cruises Facebook page

Craft Brew Cruises | Photo: Craft Brew Cruises Facebook page

Craft Brew Cruise
Where: False Creek Plaza of Nations Docks
What: It’s a celebration of craft beer! Choose from two sailings each day, accompanied by your favourite craft brewers. Sample some of British Columbia’s best brews while taking in a scenic tour aboard the Magic Spirit.
Runs until: Sunday August 23, 2015

Craft Beer Fest
Where: The Fair at the PNE (Miller Drive)
What: Over 50 unique craft drafts from 30 local breweries fro tasting, sipping, slamming back, or guzzling. Breweries will swap out on September 1st for a whole new line-up of flavours.
Runs until: Monday September 7, 2015

Salsa Cruise

Salsa Cruises
Where: Off the coast of Downtown Vancouver
What: A 3-level cruise on the cool water surrounding the lights of downtown with each level pumping its own spicy tropical rhythms. This cruise serves up Mexican cuisine and features Salsa dance lessons.

MEGBOATMeg Boat Vancouver
Where: 750 Pacific Boulevard Marina (Dock B), 10:00pm
What: Alliance Française de Vancouver, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of French language and culture worldwide, is throwing a boat party! Join the  electro-cruise with three international DJs on a 140-foot party boat that will travel all along the Vancouver coastline.

The Boys From Syracuse
Where: Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour)
What: Based on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, this play follows the story of identical twin brothers Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, who were separated as young children. Issues of mistaken identity and confusion arise when the two from Syracuse arrive in Ephesus and accidentally fall in love with the wives of their brothers.

Vines Art Festival

Vines Art Festival

Vines Art Festival
Where: Trout Lake Park
What: An opportunity for artists and the community to tangle and grow together through a day of outdoor exploration. Visual artists describe the land; performers build on this description – all to connect artistic visions with the community.

snailfestSnailfest
Where: Various Vancouver venues
What: An eight day long music festival featuring BC bands playing everything from experimental rock to indie pop and hardcore.
Runs until: Sunday August 30, 2015

hippie

Hippy Hootinanny
Where: The Biltmore
What: A groovy mini- music festival with a Woodstock flavour.

Curious Flea

Curious Flea

Curious Flea
Where: River Market (New Westminster)
What: From mid century modern finds to antiques to upcycled treasures to everything in between, it’s a social flea market with a quirky vibe.
Runs until: Sunday August 23, 2015

Food TruckColumbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest
Where: Columbia Street (New Westminster)
What: 70 food trucks and entertainment right outside Columbia Skytrain stationwith free admission!

The Ghost of Blood Alley

The Ghost of Blood Alley

The Ghost of Blood Alley
Where: Red Room (398 Richards)
What: Local bluesy bluegrass, with Another Man’s Gold and George Nixon.

 

 


 

Sunday August 23

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Garlic Festival |Photo: The Sharing Farm Society

Garlic Festival |Photo: The Sharing Farm Society

Garlic Festival
Where: Terra Nova Rural Park (Richmond)
What: The Garlic Festival has paired with the Chefs to the Field Festival attracting a multicultural crowd for a truly “farm-to-plate” experience. Highlights include delicacies from local restaurants and culinary academies, an expanded garlic market, family themed interactive cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, and a mad dash cooking competition where chefs will be sent running to the fields to harvest their own ingredients!

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Pet-A-Palooza

Pet-A-Palooza
Where: The 1100 block of Mainland, 10:00am
What: It’s a dog party! Bring your 4-legged canine buddies (or just come and play with the dogs of others) to one of the best parties of the year (yes, because its full of dogs, how rad is that?) Watch 20 ft French and English bull dog races, participate in a dog wedding, get veterinarian advice, and you can even have someone give your dog-children a haircut and a claw trim.

Donut Dash | Image: michellehurwitz | Flickr.com

Donut Dash | Image: michellehurwitz | Flickr.com

Donut Dash
Where: Empire Fields and PNE Fairgrounds, 9:00am
What: A run with rewards! And I’m not talking about your health (quite the contrary) or raising money for charities – your rewards as you complete this 5k run is donuts, cotton candy, and other PNE treats. Now THAT’S a run everyone can get into.

Clint Black

Clint Black

Clint Black
Where: The Fair at The PNE
What: Contemporary American country music. Free with admission to The Fair.

Insomnium

Insomnium

Insomnium
Where: Red Room (398 Richards)
What: Finnish melodic death metal.

Headpins

Headpins

Headpins and Lee Aaron
Where: The Fair at The PNE
What: The Mosaic Music Series featuring Canadian music acts runs every evening at the Chevrolet Performance Stage, and is free with admission to The Fair.

CenturyHouseCentury House Artists Group Exhibition
Where: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park (New Westminster) opening reception 2-4pm
What: A community of seniors who explore their creative side through colour, texture and light exhibit their recent work. Some are emerging as artists, their passion for paint discovered later in life, others are more accomplished in their careers.
Runs until: Friday September 11, 2015

DCAS Animal Expo
Where: Memorial Park (Ladner), 10:00am
What: A free, family event with all kinds of animals including reptiles, exotic and raptor birds, farm animals, cats, dogs, rabbits and much more! There will be demonstrations by agility groups and canine service dogs, carnival games, information sessions such as pet first aid and “ask a professional dog trainer,” food vendors, and fun for people and animals.

 

 

 


 

Ongoing

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Curious Flea (this weekend only)
Where: River Market (New Westminster)
What: From mid century modern finds to antiques to upcycled treasures to everything in between, it’s a social flea market with a quirky vibe.
Runs until: Sunday August 23, 2015

Craft Brew Cruise (this weekend only)
Where: False Creek Plaza of Nations Docks
What: It’s a celebration of craft beer! Choose from two sailings each day, accompanied by your favourite craft brewers. Sample some of British Columbia’s best brews while taking in a scenic tour aboard the Magic Spirit.
Runs until: Sunday August 23, 2015

Say Hi to a Stranger (this weekend only)
Where: All over Vancouver
What: Hardcore Vancouver introverts beware: The tried and true method of sunglasses + headphones + book may be no match for button-wearing greeters this weekend who are making a point of interacting with strangers. To participate, wear a button (or don’t) and say hi to strangers all weekend. There are also parties full of strangers, a hashtag strangers are using to connect (#sayhitoastranger) and performances by strangers.
Runs until: Sunday August 23, 2015

ArcticNoise

ArcticNoise

ArcticNoise (ends this weekend)
Where: Grunt Gallery (350 East 2nd)
What: A media installation by Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) that draws on archival film footage and sound materials sourced from the Isuma Archive at the National Gallery of Canada, sound and film materials from the artist’s personal collection, on-site research obtained from a trip to Igloolik, and other ethnographical material. Conceived as an Indigenous response to Glenn Gould’s celebrated composition “The Idea of the North,” Inutiq will appropriate Gould’s piece as a musical score, paired with new voices and imagery to produce a layered and multi-vocal work. 
Runs until: Saturday August 22, 2015

JCSuperstarJesus Christ Superstar (ends this weekend)
Where: Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright)
What: It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Saturday August 22, 2015

The Prophet

The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (ends this weekend)
Where: VanCity Theatre
What: Young Almitra becomes fascinated with the political prisoner, a poet named Mustafa, who has been kept in house arrest for nearly a decade, and for whom her mother Kamila cleans and cooks. Mustafa spins wonderful stories which make his confinement seem like privilege, at least to the mute Almitra. But when freedom seems closest she gains knowledge of just how precious, and fragile, it really is.
Runs until: Saturday August 22, 2015

National Rum Week

National Rum Week

National Rum Week (ends this weekend)
Where: The Shameful Tiki Room, The Reef, Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar, Calabash, Hawksworth, and The Sutton Place Bar
What: Creative rum menus, specialty cocktails, and a general celebration of this Caribbean and Latin American libation.
Runs until: Saturday August 22, 2015

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival (ends this weekend)
Where: Various Vancouver locations
What: For 27 years, Out On Screen has proudly showcased films that illuminate the transformative moments in the lives of queer people – telling stories of the journeys we have taken to find ourselves, each other and our place in the world. Every time we take a seat at the festival, we are experiencing the difference we are making: creating social change through film, education and dialogue.
Runs until: Sunday August 23, 2015

All Over the Map

All Over the Map

All Over the Map (ends this weekend)
Where: Performanceworks (Granville Island), 1:00 & 3:00pm
What: A free outdoor event featuring local talent. This year’s program includes traditional Métis dance by V’ni Dansi, belly-dance fusion by Luciterra Dance Company and traditional drumming and dance from Ghana, West Africa, by Adanu Habobo.
Runs until: Sunday August 23, 2015 (select dates)

 

ginapaloozalargeSummer Gin-A-Palooza  (ends this week)
Where: Various locations in Vancouver
What: 10 of Vancouver’s most sought-after Gin brands are paired them with some of the city’s most popular venues whose bartenders have and shaken up 30 signature, never-before-tasted, gin cocktails. Learn fact from fiction about this classic spirit; and, participate in ongoing digital contests.
Runs until: Wednesday August 26, 2015

Bikes vs. Cars
Where: VanCity Theatre
What:Are 4 wheels better than 2? Los Angeles once boasted commuter routes dedicated exclusively to bicycles. Today, 70% of the city is dedicated to freeways and parking. Across North America, cars choke up every available artery. But can we reverse this trajectory and put bikes on an equal footing? Director Fredrik Gertten investigates the daily drama of traffic worldwide and the bicycle as a tool for change.
Runs until: Thursday August 27, 2015

YVR Take-Off Fridays
Where: YVR Airport, 9:00am – 3:00pm
What: Local DJs, live musicians, caricaturists, balloon artists, mascots, face painters and other entertainers bring YVR to life over the summer. Attendees can try delicious food samples and take advantage of great deals from airport shops and restaurants. Aviation buffs can stop by the Public Observation Area for interactive displays, quizzes and behind the scenes videos or take a tour to learn about YVR’s history, art and operations.
Runs until: Friday August 28, 2015

Now & Then: Vancouver Lowbrow Trailblazers

Now & Then: Vancouver Lowbrow Trailblazers

Now & Then: Vancouver Lowbrow Trailblazers
Where: Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main)
What: New work from local low-brow artists that got their start before the turn of the 21st century: Jim Cummins, Ken Gerberick, Mark Pilon, Nicole Steen, Vicki M, Andrea Tucker and Holly Ruth Anderson. These artists laid the groundwork for today’s young Vancouver artists working with illustrative, humorous and populist styles. Part history lesson, part celebration, this show reminds us that contemporary pop surrealist art has deep roots in our city.
Runs until: Saturday August 29, 2015

Theatre Under the Stars

Theatre Under the Stars

Theatre Under the Stars
Where: Stanley Park
What: Now in its 69th season, Theatre Under the Stars presents musical theatre performed on an outdoor stage in Stanley Park by emerging and armature performers. This year’s shows are Oliver!, A British musical based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, and Hairspray, a romantic musical comedy by cult movie master, John Waters. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Saturday August 29, 2015

How to Change the World

How to Change the World

How to Change the World
Where: VanCity Theatre
What: The Greenpeace story is vividly and dramatically told in Jerry Rothwell’s riveting documentary, a movie that reminds us of the central role Vancouver played in the foundation of the modern environmental movement, as well as the often difficult path that movement has followed over the years.
Runs until: Saturday August 29, 2015

Snailfest
Where: Various Vancouver venues
What: An eight day long music festival featuring BC bands playing everything from experimental rock to indie pop and hardcore.
Runs until: Sunday August 30, 2015

sunday salsaSunday Afternoon Salsa
Where: Robson Square, 3:00pm
What: You can dance if you want to. Try the free lessons at 3pm, watch the performances at 5pm, or just check out the social dancing throughout the afternoon.
Runs until: Sunday August 30, 2015

Yoga on Grouse Mountain

Yoga on Grouse Mountain

Yoga on Grouse Mountain
Where: Grouse Mountain, 10:00am
What: The ultimate yoga experience on the Peak of Vancouver. Stretch in the sunshine after a hike up the Grouse Grind or arrive by Skyride as you relax breathing in the mountaintop fresh air.
Runs Until: End of August, 2015 (Saturdays and Sundays)

Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Money, Crickets

Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Money, Crickets

Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Money, Crickets
Where: Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson) opening & performance, 7:00pm
What: A survey of the LA-based artist’s work produced during the past five years, including key works in film, sound, sculpture, performance complemented by an extensive monographic publication.
Runs until: Sunday August 30, 2015

Eastside Block Party
Where: The Waldorf, 2:00pm
What: Bands, performers, food trucks, vendors, and general summertime day drinking is every Sunday until after the dog days of summer.
Runs Until: Sunday August 30, 2015 (Sundays)

Artful Sundays

Artful Sundays

Artful Sundays
Where: 1661 Napier, 12:00pm
What: An annual outdoor, visual arts market featuring local artists, live music, special events, artist demonstrations, workshops, and more.
Runs until: Sunday August 30, 2015

Film Noir 2015

Film Noir 2015

Film Noir 2015
Where: The Cinematheque
What: The feverish, fatalistic world of Film Noir returns for more moody, menacing, angst-filled evenings. Celebrating one of the American cinema’s richest and most creative periods in all its stylish, seductive, and cynical glories, this year’s Noir season features 12 hard-boiled classics from noir’s 1940s/1950s heyday.
Runs until: Thursday September 3, 2015

fcfestFood Cart Fest
Where: 215 West 1st ave, 12:00pm
What: Now with more food carts than ever, there is also ping pong, DJs, kids activities, giant open air markets and a new licensed live music patio.
Runs until: September 6, 2015 (Sundays)

Ayden

Doing the Right Thing
Where: Ayden Gallery
What: New works by artists whose names sound like robots from the 80s (and one who is a measure of liquid:  DEDOS, DEF 3, NAKS, 400ml, AKOS, MAKIK, and TAKE 5.
Runs until: Sunday September 6, 2015

The Fair at The PNE
Where: PNE Fairgrounds
What: It’s back! The rides and games of Playland, plus endless entertainment, music, farm demonstrations, strange artery-clogging carnival foods, beer gardens and a petting zoo! Watch the Superdogs race through hoops, dance, and be generally adorable. Witness the charm of the pig races (with a bonus duck race!) Wander through dinosaur, mermaid, and The Beatles exhibits. Win a house, win a car! It’s all happening here!
Runs until: Monday September 7, 2015

Photo: Official Richmond Night Market

Photo: Official Richmond Night Market

Vancouver Night Markets
Where: Various locations in Vancouver and Richmond
What: Whether you’re thing is stir-fried tentacles, spicy tofu, custard buns, flashy iPhone cases, obscure DVDs or just poking through multitudes of trinkets under Vancouver’s refreshing summer night sky, night markets are now open! Inside Vancouver blogger, Carrie Leslie, profiles a bunch of them here: Vancouver Night Markets Open
Runs until: Autumn 2015

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Where: Museum of Vancouver
What: One of the largest exhibitions in MOV’s 120-year history, this experience transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces-stairwells, hallways, and restrooms-in order to ask: what makes us happy?
Runs until: Monday September 7, 2015

Craft Beer Fest
Where: The Fair at the PNE (Miller Drive)
What: Over 50 unique craft drafts from 30 local breweries fro tasting, sipping, slamming back, or guzzling. Breweries will swap out on September 1st for a whole new line-up of flavours.
Runs until: Monday September 7, 2015

Century House Artists Group Exhibition
Where: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park (New Westminster) opening reception 2-4pm
What: A community of seniors who explore their creative side through colour, texture and light exhibit their recent work. Some are emerging as artists, their passion for paint discovered later in life, others are more accomplished in their careers.
Runs until: Friday September 11, 2015

Forests, Passages and Boreal Light

Forests, Passages and Boreal Light

Forests, Passages and Boreal Light
Where: Kimoto Gallery (1525 West 6th Ave) opening reception 2-4pm
What: A new series by Veronica Plewman with the themes of light, waterways, trees and rain.
Runs until: Saturday September 12, 2015

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach
Where: Vanier Park (1695 Whyte Ave)
What: One of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals – presented in giant tents on the waterfront. This year, enjoy productions of The Comedy of Errors, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespere’s Rebel, and special events all summer.
Runs until: Friday September 25, 2015

The Box of Treasures: Gifts from the Supernatural: works by Beau Dick
Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
What: A collection of sacred masks and regalia revealing beings from the forest, sea, and supernatural realm. Created for Kwakwaka’wakw potlatches by artist and traditional Chief Beau Dick and other master carvers.
Runs until: Sunday September 27, 2015

Of Heaven and Earth

Of Heaven and Earth

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: With works by some of the greatest names in European art, Of Heaven and Earth examines the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art–from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the 19th century. The remarkable breadth of the exhibition showcases the outstanding quality of works by figures such as Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Domenichino, Francesco Guardi and Titian alongside other lesser-known masters.
Runs Until: Sunday October 4, 2015

Material Future, The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery
Where: The Vancouver Art Gallery
What: An exhibition featuring the work of renowned Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, the design architects of the new Vancouver Art Gallery building.
Runs until: Sunday October 4, 2015

Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art

Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art

Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art
Where: Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Dr)
What: This exhibit showcases the work of a passing generation of great artists – craftspeople, illustrators, and painters, as well as that of young urban graffiti artists working today. The exhibition presents Portuguese popular art as multi-leveled, theatrical, politically astute, and individualistic providing a theatre of the nation, where art and culture are mediated through the eruption of personal, profound, and deeply felt sentiments.
Runs until: Monday October 12, 2015

Lively Objects

Lively Objects

Lively Objects
Where: Museum of Vancouver
What: The artworks take a variety of forms—gloves, tables, figurines, machines and projected images. Visitors can hunt for them or drift through the galleries and take their chances. Some works hide in plain sight, speaking only to those who stop to listen. Others deliberately pull focus and make a ruckus.
Runs until: Monday October 12, 2015

Salt Mist Seasons

Salt Mist Seasons

Salt Mist Seasons
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: This display of watercolour prints and original paintings by Rosemary Hanna is inspired by the fishing boat Salt Mist. The show follows the ship through different seasons and traces the marinescapes from Vancouver and the southern Gulf Islands up the coast of British Columbia.
Runs until: October 2015

Across the Top:

Across the Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Across The Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: This exhibit will transport you to the Arctic where you will learn about its environment and people; the many voyages of discovery; the search for John Franklin’s lost expedition (both historical and modern), and the ultimate discovery of HMS Erebus by Parks Canada.
Runs until: Autumn 2015

Souvenirs of Howe Sound

Souvenirs of Howe Sound

Souvenirs of Howe Sound
Where: Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
What: The exhibition tells the story of how local tourism in Howe Sound began and evolved in the context of Vancouver’s colonization and urbanization. Explore historic photographs, advertisements, and accounts from early travellers.
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

Cesna?em, the City Before the City
Where: Museum of Anthropology, Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre, Museum of Vancouver
What: A transformative journey to explore an ancient landscape and living culture that can be found right underneath Vancouver’s nose.
Runs until: December 30, 2015


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