July has swiftly arrived (along with a month’s worth of rain, apparently), along with a great selection of activities in the picks of the week.
Boots: You’re in for a good time, at The Arts Club production of Kinky Boots. the hit Broadway musical by Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein is on stage at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until July 31
Stars: Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is back at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Part with the Shakespearean themed comedy Something Rotten! and the Queen jukebox musical We Will Rock You on alternate evenings until August 27.
Street: The Khatsahlano Street Party is back for its 10th Anniversary festival filling the streets of West 4th Ave with shopping, music, food, entertainment and activities for everyone
Edge: Canada’s oldest and longest running contemporary dance festival, the 2022 Dancing on the Edge Festival (DOTE) gets underway July 7th, welcoming audiences to both indoor and outdoor live performances.
Kill: The Geekenders’ Kill The Ripper, a reimaging of Jack the Ripper, told from the female perspective, by acclaimed Canadian playwright Fairlith Harvey, plays at Rio Theatre from July 7-16
Music: FVDED In The Park is back at Holland Park this year, July 8-9 bringing a huge line-up of music to the 2-day outdoor festival
Summer: The 12th Indian Summer Festival (ISF), Vancouver’s ‘festival for the curious mind’, returns July 7 to July 17, 2022, with both ticketed and free events and a carefully curated line-up guided by the theme of ‘Inner / Outer Climates’, hosted on Granville Island and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
Sol: Carnaval del Sol, the largest Latin American festival in the Pacific Northwest is back from July 8 to 10 at its new location of Jonathan Rogers Park.
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
Movie: Summer Movie Nights are back in Downtown Vancouver, with Mean Girls playing Thursday evening with activations starting in front of the Art Gallery at 4pm, with the movie at sundown.
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
Sound: July 7th take in Be Like Sound at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden featuring a variety of curated sounds in a six channel surround-sound work designed to respond to the acoustics esthetics of the courtyard.
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.
Balls: Can Whitecaps FC repeat the excitement of their last match when they take on Minnesota at BC Place on Friday July 8th?
Roar: The BC Lions return to BC Place on Saturday July 9th to welcome Winnipeg Blue Bombers
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.
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
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.