45 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, June 10-12

FRIDAY: East Van Laugh Riot at the Rio Theater with Julie Kim and Ivan Decker, with guests Randee Neumeyer and Nathan Hare.

FRIDAYthe Reklaws play the Boots and Babes Ball at the Commodore Ballroomwith guests Jade Eagleson and Nate Haller.

FRIDAY: Danika Thibault presents stand-up comedy from Marito Lopez, Chris Locke and Aaron Read at the MOTN in Gastown.

Haim plays the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center.

FRIDAY: Californian rock trio Haim, featuring the three Haim sisters, plays the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center

FRIDAY: French electronic music producer and recording artist Rone plays the Biltmore Cabaretwith guest bottler

FRIDAY: British rock legend Rod Stewart plays Rogers Arenawith guests cheap trick

FRIDAY: British new-wave band Modern English plays 1982 album After the snow in its entirety at the Rickshaw Theater

FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents roots duo the Small Glories, consisting of banjo player Cara Luft and guitarist JD Edwards, at Mel Lehan Hall in St. James

The VSO carries out a screening of Return of the Jedi

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: the Vancouver Symphony participates in a screening of Return of the Jedi at the Orpheum Theater

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: performances in the Vancity Culture Lab from How the West Was One, an original queer comedy set in a Wild West saloon in 1860.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAYthe Broadway Chorus adopts the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in Eightiestown: The New Musical at the Theater by the water

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAYDeep Cove Stage Society presents performances on Deep Cove Shaw Theater to June 25 from Ken Ludwig’s Moon over Buffalodirected by Kayt Roth.

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

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAYGhosts of the Machinea new exhibition curated by Elliott Ramsey that looks at the relationships between humans, technology and ecology, runs through August 14 in the Polygon Gallery

Arts Umbrella’s year-end dance performance is at the Vancouver Playhouse.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAYArt Umbrellas year-end dance performance at the Vancouver Playhouse celebrates the achievements of all its young dancers over the past ten months.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY: performances in the Russian hall until June 19 Morag, you are a long time Deidan experimental musical that follows a journey of queer discovery through remixing of traditional Scottish music.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY: the Theater company Arts Club presents performances in the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until July 31 Kinky bootsa Tony Award-winning musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAYBroadway across Canada presents performances in the Queen Elizabeth Theater until June 19 Hamiltonthe Tony-winning musical with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY: featured on the UBC’s Museum of Anthropology until January 1 is Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Dreamers + Creadores del Cambioshowing the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY: featured on the Polygon Gallery until July 3 is Gathering Darknessan exhibition of photos of the Russian war against Ukraine by Alexander Glyadvelov

The Global Soundscapes Festival takes place in the Cultch.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY: The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s four-night Global Soundscapes Festival features performances on the cultch by the Vancouver Erhu Quartet and 88 Strings, Montreal’s Ensemble Paramirabo, VICO with conductor Ayyub Guliyev and Azerbaijani tar virtuoso Ramiz Guliyev.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY: New T. rex: the Ultimate Predator exhibit reveals the story of the world’s most iconic dinosaur through life-size models, fossils, and engaging interactives. The exhibition will run until January 22, 2023 Science World

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAYThe Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligencea new exhibition in the Vancouver Art Gallery through October 23, examines the extraordinary use (and abuse) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world.

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAYEverything Under the Sun: In Memory of Andrew Gruft, one of the featured exhibitions of the Capture Photography Festival, runs until September 11 in the Vancouver Art Gallery

FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY: Coastal Reflections, an exhibition of photographers Sanam Khani and Trevor Schmidtruns until July 3 at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Arts Center

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Canoe cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh at the Vancouver Maritime Museum showcases the work of 20 indigenous artists and sculptors alongside historical images and information that tells the story of the resilience and strength of indigenous peoples through the war canoe and all it represents. The exhibition, curated by native artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, will run until July 3.

The BC Lions take on the Edmonton Elks.

SATURDAY: the BC Lions take on the Edmonton Elks in their home opener in the Canadian Football League on BC Place Stadium

SATURDAY: the Brock House Society Summer Fair in Jericho Beach offers a variety of items for sale, plus food and drink, live music, outdoor yoga, and prizes.

SATURDAY: Australian pop-rock quartet Five Seconds of Summer plays the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center

SATURDAY: Melodic hardcore band A Wilhelm Scream from Massachusetts plays the WISE Hallwith guests Brendan Kelly and MakeWar.

SATURDAY: the Erato Ensemble presents Vancouver Stories, featuring world premieres of short operas and chamber music by composers and writers from BC, at the attachment

SATURDAY: French avant-garde musician and composer Yann Tiersen plays the Vogue Theater

SATURDAY: Big Band fundraiser for Ukraine on the Polish Community Center featuring performances by the Vancouver Folk Ensemble, Fat Jazz Big Band, Ikuko May Quintet, Mighty Fraser Big Band, Dovbush Dancers, South Vancouver Big Band, Lesley Branton Trio and All Star Swing Dance Band.

Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer Company.

SATURDAY: magic giant headlines the first event in the Truck Stop Concert Series at East Van’s Red Truck Beer Company

SATURDAY: the Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus presents its 70th anniversary show, featuring featured quartet the Ringmastersdirect from Stockholm, at New Westminster’s Massey Theater

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: performances at Presentation House Theater from Drives me crazya play about a family and their relationships with each other as experienced through their vehicles.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:Australian alternative psych-rock band Ocean Alley plays the Commodore Ballroomwith guests Le Shiva

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: SpongeBob SquarePants and his quirky undersea neighbors discover a nearby volcano is about to erupt The Spongebob Musical at the York Theatre

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: The Japanese Market Summer Festival hosts more than 70 vendors offering popular Japanese food, Japanese-themed merchandise, crafts, and arts to the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza

The screens of the Rio Theater Freak Scene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

SUNDAY: screening at the Rio Theater from director Phillip Virus’s 2022 music documentary Freak Scene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr

SUNDAY: New York City comedian Joe List performs at the Rickshaw Theater

SUNDAY: SongRoots Summer Camp Bursary Fund fundraiser on the Improvisation Center features appearances by Karla Mundy, Brian Tate, Dawn Pemberton and Michael Creber.

SUNDAYFlamenco Mosaic presents the new Sunday Salon Series at North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theater

SUNDAY: Canadian comedian Ryan Long performs a night of standup at the Rickshaw Theater

SUNDAY: prog-funk trio Primus plays Rush’s 1977 album A farewell to kings in its entirety at the Orpheum Theaterwith guests Black Mountain

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