Already into the second half of July, we continue to find plenty of entertainment picks
Boots: If you haven’t had the chance to see The Arts Club production of Kinky Boots, there’s still sometime before the hit Broadway musical by Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein closed July 31st at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre
Folk: The 35nd Anniversary Mission Folk Music Festival (MFMF) is bringing an extraordinary lineup of music to the beautiful Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission, BC July 22 – 24
Bard: Bard on the Beach at Vanier Park continues with A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Mainstage throughout the summer, watch for Romeo and Juliet to join in at Howard Family Stage starting August 3rd
Stars: Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is back at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Part with the hilarious Shakespearean themed comedy Something Rotten! and the Queen jukebox musical We Will Rock You on alternate evenings until August 27.
Pride: Vancouver Pride kicks off festivities with a host of lounges, panels, this week leading up to the Pride weekend next week
Roar: Thursday BC Lions offer a Salute to Service – Military and First Responders – as they host Hamilton at BC Place
Caps: On Saturday, July 23rd Whitecaps FC celebrates its 9th annual Pride Night as they play host to Chicago Fire at BC Place
Trio: The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) has a host of new exhibitions now open and running through the summer: Kids Take Over, RESTLESS: Recent Acquisitions, and Everything Under The Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft are a trio of new exhibitions giving visitors to VAG plenty to view through to September 11th
Movie: Summer Movie Nights are back in Downtown Vancouver, Spiderman: No Way Home plays this Thursday evening with activations starting in front of the Art Gallery at 4pm, and the movie screens at sundown.
Tower: The Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) latest exhibition A Minaret for the General’s Wife by award winning Toronto-based Turkish-Canadian artist Erdem Tasdelen is on display until July 31, 2022.
Photo: Until August 6th, The Burrard Arts Foundation’s latest photography exhibition, Around Us, in partnership with Project Society, features work from nine Canadian contemporary artists that explore abstract, adjacent, and/or satirical notions of the self.
Collection: Now held over until August 23rd, Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection at Griffin Art Projects, takes an intimate look at one of Vancouver’s most quietly influential collectors.
Ghosts: North Vancouver’s The Polygon Gallery opens its latest exhibition in one week, running until August 14, 2022, Ghosts of the Machine is a new group exhibition by curator Elliott Ramsey that looks at the relationships between humans, technology, and ecology.
Canoe: Vancouver Maritime Museum recognizes National Indigenous History Month with two new exhibitions opening, We Were So Far Away and Tapestry of Change – both exploring Inuit stories and communities. As well, the ongoing exhibition Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh has been extended until August 15.
Art: MOA presents its newest exhibition this week: Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio features artworks by 33 Mexican-American artists from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, New York and Texas, most exhibiting in Canada for the first time, on exhibit until January 1, 2023
Curated: Until March 19, 2023 the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Canadian premiere exhibition of True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel. A group exhibition, curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:l?), examining the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists