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60 Vancouver arts events in July

60 Vancouver arts events in July

THE IMITATION GAME: VISUAL CULTURE IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Exhibition surveys the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world. To Oct 23Vancouver Art Gallery.

KINKY BOOTS Tony Award–winning musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance. To Jul 31Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. From $43.

XICANX: DREAMERS + CHANGEMAKERS / SOÑADORES + CREADORES DEL CAMBIO Exhibition showcases, for the first time in Canada, the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists. To Jan 1Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

BEADED NOSTALGIA Exhibition exploring the use of contemporary beadwork as a way of honouring the past. To Oct 23Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

GHOSTS OF THE MACHINE An exhibition about humans, technology, and ecology, curated by Elliott Ramsey. To Aug 14, Polygon Gallery. By donation.

YEOMANS TRILOGY: ENDURING SPIRITS EXHIBITION Multi-media collection of works by Haida artist Don Yeomans, wife Trace (Haida + Ukrainian), and their son Kyran. To Jul 15Coastal Peoples Gallery. Free.

WE WERE SO FAR AWAY: THE INUIT EXPERIENCE OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS Travelling exhibition uses first-person narratives and archival images to tell stories of the Inuit residential school experience. To Nov 27Vancouver Maritime Museum. $13.50 adult/$11 senior.

TAPESTRY OF CHANGE: INUIT ART IN CONTEXT An exhibition of Inuit textiles, prints, and flat artwork from the collections. To Oct 2Vancouver Maritime Museum. $13.50 adults/$11 seniors.

COMMON GROUND EXHIBITION Artists Sara-Jeanne Bourget, Robin Gleason, and Mark Johnsen explore the built-up boundary between body and earth in the urban environment. To Jul 30Cityscape Community Art Space. Free.

THEATRESPORTS Two teams of improv comedians compete for the laughs and support of audience judges. To Aug 27The Improv Centre. $24.50-$31.50.

UNINVITED: CANADIAN WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE MODERN MOMENT Major exhibition gathering more than 200 works of art by a generation of painters, photographers, weavers, bead workers, and sculptors. To Jan 8Vancouver Art Gallery.

TRUE TO PLACE: STÍMETSTEXW TEL XÉLTEL Exhibition curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:lō) examines the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists. To Mar 19Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

LOVE YOUR MOTHER: JENNIE THWING Jennie Thwing uses animation, sculpture and installation to create imaginary narratives that reference the confusing world we live in. To Jul 21Port Moody Arts Centre. Free.

START SOMEWHERE ELSE: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION Collection exhibition centring around Krista Belle Stewart‘s video installation Seraphine, Seraphine also includes works by Rebecca Belmore, Brian Jungen, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. To Aug 14Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2022: HAUNTINGS Three weeks of dynamic performance, music, theatre and literary events. To Jul 8various Vancouver venues. Free-$30, festival passes $69.

SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION Paintings, photography, and limited editions by local and international artists. To Jul 15, 10 am–5 pm, Lipont Gallery. Free.

AROUND US Photography by Olga Abeleva, Rebecca Bair, Dennis Ha, Shizen Jambor, Jake Kimble, Katie Kozak, Sylvain Sailly, and Gloria Wong. To Aug 6, 12 pm–5 am, Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF). Free.

ANYTHING GOES Tony Award-winning musical featuring many of Cole Porter‘s most famous songs. To Jul 10, 7:30-10 pm, Surrey Arts Centre. $25-34.

Theatre Under the Stars presents We Will Rock You at Malkin Bowl.

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS TUTS presents performances of the musicals Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings. Jul 2–Aug 27Malkin Bowl.

ARTS UMBRELLA SUMMER SESSION Summer programs in art, design, dance, theatre, music, and film for young people aged three to 19. Jul 4–Aug 26Arts Umbrella.

WEST COAST MODERN WEEK A celebration of West Coast Modernism, a distinct architectural style with deep roots in West Vancouver. Jul 5-10, 6-8 pm, West Vancouver Museum. $0-$150.

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI IN CONCERT The Vancouver Symphony performs the epic score live with the film. Jul 6, 7, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre. Various.

34TH ANNUAL DANCING ON THE EDGE FESTIVAL World premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from contemporary choreographers. Jul 7-16Firehall Arts Centre. $15 to $30.

POLAR OPPOSITES Burnaby Summer Theatre presents a theatre production for young audiences. Jul 7–Aug 25, 12:30 pm, Burnaby Arts Council Deer Lake Gallery. By donation.

KILL THE RIPPER A darkly comic female-led Victorian era revenge-fantasy set during Jack the Ripper’s infamous 1888 murder spree. Jul 7-16, 8-10 pm, Rio Theatre. $25.

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR UKRAINE Classical, choral, and jazz music by Melanie Adams, the Heistek/Plato Duo, Donella & Stephen Robb, Stephen Smith, and Sarah Westwick, with proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. Jul 8, 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $10 minimum donation.

SPIRIT OF INDIA Shiamak Vancouver presents a celebration of India through music and dance. Jul 8, 7:30 pm, Bell Performing Arts Centre.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE IN CONCERT The Vancouver Symphony performs the score live-to-picture. Jul 8, 9, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre. Various.

CEDAR BRACELET WEAVING WORKSHOP AT KHATSAHLANO Join Rita Kompst for an in-person workshop on traditional Coast Salish cedar weaving. Jul 9, 11 am–12 pm, 1-2 pm, West 4th Avenue. $50 for non-members.

CARNAVAL DEL SOL 2022 Live music, food, arts, and culture. Jul 9-10, 12-10 pm, Jonathan Rogers Park. $11.04-$16.27.

MOZAICO FLAMENCO PRESENTS RUMBA RUMBLE Bailaora Kasandra “La China” and Irish tapper Joel Hanna perform in a footwork showdown. Jul 10, 7:30-9:30 pm, Anne MacDonald Studio. $20-25.

BENDELACREME Global drag icon blends burlesque, comedy, and original music. Jul 13Vogue Theatre. $55.

HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 IN CONCERT The Vancouver Symphony performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score live-to-picture. Jul 13-15, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre. Various.

MAINALLEY POP UP GALLERY PROJECT ReVision (the art of recycling group) and the Sculpture Society of BC present an exhibition highlighting climate disaster. Jul 14–Aug 31MAINalley. Free.

GLINT The Dance Centre presents new works by Erika Mitsuhashi, Francesca Frewer, and Alexa Mardon as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival. Jul 14-16, 5-10 pm, Scotiabank Dance Centre. $15~$35.

VANCOUVER METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performs classics and popular works at a free concert. Jul 14, 7-9:30 pm, Jack Poole Plaza. Free.

VANCOUVER STORY SLAM Ten storytellers share original short stories. Jul 14, 8 pm, Hero’s Welcome Pub. $6.

Guitar great Robben Ford is among the performers at the Vancouver Folk Fest.

45TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Community-based celebration of folk and roots music features artists from Korea, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan, India, Finland, the USA, and Canada. Jul 15-17, 3-11 pm, Jericho Beach Park. $46.97-$221.58.

TD VANCOUVER CHINATOWN FESTIVAL Free, family-friendly event features a variety of multicultural food vendors and performers. Jul 16-17Vancouver Chinatown Festival .

ROBIN HOOD Lakeside Players present a lighthearted adaptation of the Robin Hood tales. Jul 16-23Presentation House Theatre. $22/$18/$15.

SURREY LATIN FESTIVAL Event includes a tribute to Frida Khalo, live music, Mexican and Latin food, activities for children, and salsa classes. Jul 16-17, 11 am, Surrey Civic Plaza .

VANCOUVER CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL Classical guitarists and music lovers immerse themselves in a week of concerts, masterclasses, and workshops. Jul 16-21, 2 pm, Vancouver Academy of Music. From $30.

THE VSO AT DEER LAKE The Vancouver Symphony performs a free, open-air concert in Burnaby. Jul 16, 7 pm, Deer Lake Park. Free.

FORT LANGLEY JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL Festival features 60 bands on eight indoor and outdoor stages, plus visual art and kids’ entertainment. Jul 21-24Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada.

SAL VULCANO American improvisational and standup comedian and actor. Jul 22Vogue Theatre.

DANCE DANCE DANCE Free outdoor Latin dance classes on Friday nights. Jul 22–Aug 12, 6:30-9:30 pm, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Free.

MUSIC IN THE SQUARE WITH SANGRE MORENA Latin and flamenco duo Sangre Morena performs in Heritage Square. Jul 22, 7-8 pm, Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum. Free.

Shirley Ghome performs at the Biltmore Cabaret.

SHIRLEY GNOME Comedy Here Often? presents cabaret-comedy musician performing satirical country/rock/folk songs. Jul 22, 8-9:30 pm, Biltmore Cabaret. $15 (plus service fees).

CREATE! ARTS FESTIVAL The Eastside Arts Society presents a multi-disciplinary and interactive art-making event. Jul 23-24, 10 am, Eastside Arts Society.

RONDEAU Fundraiser for Early Music Vancouver features emcee Bill Richardson, poet Fiona Tinwei Lam, and musicians David Greenberg, David McGuinness, and Lucas Harris. Jul 26Sage Bistro. $225.

EBB AND FLOW Opening concert of the 2022 Vancouver Bach Festival is a musical celebration of water, featuring the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver poet Fiona T. Lam, and artists-in-residence David McGuinness and David Greenberg. Jul 27, 7:30 pm, The Chan Centre. Earlybird $22.50-$60.

MADE IN ITALY The Arts Club‘s musical coming-of-age story about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta, is back by popular demand. Jul 28–Aug 21Granville Island Stage. From $39.

A CURIOUS COLLECTION OF TUNES This Vancouver Bach Festival event explores the repertoire of Scottish tunes and their relationship with other traditions. Jul 28, 1 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $15-$30.

HIGH PHRASE LIVE The High Phrase Podcast hosts a night of live music and standup comedy. Jul 28, 7-10 pm, Levels Nightclub. $20.

RESOUNDING HILDEGARD: ECHOES OF THE ABBESS IN PRESENT DAY Ensemble Arkora explores the connections between past and present with a project of new works by Canadian composers and ancient masterworks. Jul 28, 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $18-$75.

THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER Ensemble Arkora explores the connections between past and present with a project of new works by Canadian composers and ancient masterworks. Jul 29, 1 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $15-$30.

LES NATIONS Vancouver Bach Festival concert featuring Contrasto Armonico led by Marco Vitale. Jul 29, 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $18-$75.

VANCOUVER STREET DANCE FESTIVAL 2022 (10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY) Free all-day family-friendly outdoor festival features dance battles, performances, workshops, and live DJ and band music. Jul 30, 11 am–8 pm, Robson Square. Free.

ONE NIGHT STAND-UP | VANCOUVER PRIDE FESTIVAL Showcase of Vancouver queer comedians as part of the Vancouver Pride Festival. Jul 30, 8-9:30 pm, Ocean Art Works. Earlybird $20/regular $25.

THE NEXT GENERATION: BAROQUE INNOVATIONS A baroque concert presented by Early Music Vancouver in the historic parlour of Roedde House Museum. Jul 31, 11 am–12 pm, Roedde House Museum. $35.

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These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

St. Patrick’s Day events dominate this week’s list, including one that’s been running for more than 40 years in downtown Arlington. Don’t forget to wear green. Also on the list is an exclusive wine tasting at a gourmet Italian wine and cheese destination, and an anime event featuring an Asian food festival. For a longer list of St. Patrick’s Day events and specials all week, go here.

Tuesday, March 15

Terra Wine Around at Eataly

Taste more than a dozen hard-to-find wines (not even available on store shelves or restaurant wine lists) during this tasting experience at Eataly in NorthPark Center. Participants will meet wine experts and producers to learn the stories behind the bottles. The $125 per-person tasting comes with chef-paired bites and starts at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, March 17

43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill

The Metroplex’s biggest day-of St. Patrick’s Day party happens at this time-honored downtown Arlington bar and grill. Hundreds will visit throughout the day for the 43rd edition of this annual tradition. Arrive as early at 11 am for lunch or later at 4 pm when the fun begins outside under tents. There’ll be live music, green beer, and those famous Irish nachos that have featured on Food Network. Note that a cover charge of $6 begins after 6 pm. 

St. Patty’s Day Party at TK’s

This Addison comedy club will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with lots of festivities, including live music, specials on Irish food and drinks, and a scavenger hunt to search for shamrocks and a pot of gold. Menu items will include fish and chips, corned beef sliders, and loaded potato skins. Green beer and Irish car bombs will chase it all down. Arrive as early as 3 pm when the party begins and stay late for comedy acts beginning at 8 pm. (Tickets for the show are $25 or $40 to reserve a table.)

Dublin Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Party at The Statler

The downtown hotel will go green with green beer, green margaritas, and specials on Jameson Irish whiskey at all hotel restaurants and bars, including Scout and Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge. But the big party will be in the Statler ballroom, where Emerald City will rock the crowd starting at 8 pm. Tickets start at $19 for general admission, or go VIP with a $59 ticket that comes with a hosted bar of well cocktails, canned brews and house wines. Overnight hotel packages are available for those who wish to stay the night.

Saturday, March 19

Nishi Fest

The anime and Asian pop culture festival will take place at Esports Stadium in Arlington, the largest dedicated esports stadium in North America. Part of the event is an Asian food festival, featuring more than a dozen diverse vendors. Admission starts at $35, and children under 10 are free. Doors open at 10 am the event runs until 9 pm, although there is a separate ticket available for an after-party until 1:30 am.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans at Texas Live!

The Arlington entertainment complex will host a St. Patrick’s Day theme party with live music, drink ticket packages, and gold coin giveaways. Drink ticket packages start at $10 for two drink tokens and go up to $20 for five drink tokens, but expect prices to go up closer to the event. The party starts at 4 pm.