30 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, November 19-21

Please note: due to COVID-19, BC Vaccine Cards and / or masks may be required for entry to certain personal events.

FRIDAY: late-night projection at the Rio Teatro of the controversial and ultraviolent 2000 parable of Kinji Fukasaku of adolescence, Battle Royale.

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Hoods take the Winnipeg Jets in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

FRIDAY: music director Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony team up with SFU’s Precursor Lab to create an innovative theatrical and cinematic interpretation of Prokofiev’s ballet score for Romeo & Juliet at the Orpheum Theater.

Soul singer Krystle Dos Santos performs at Ironworks as part of the Ironfest Concert Series.
Andrea Sutherland

FRIDAY: local soul singer Krystle Dos Santos performs at Ironworks as part of the Ironfest Concert Series of the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.

FRIDAY: the BC Lions take the Edmonton Moose in Canadian Football League action at BC Place Stadium.

FRIDAY: Montreal-based pianist and accordionist Josh “So called” Dolgin lead an evening of rediscovered Yiddish songs at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theater as part of the 2021 Chutzpah! Festival.

FRIDAY: the Unbound Reading Series features a conversation inspired by Black speculative stories at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts.

Sleep II (detail), 2015 ink on canvas by Steven Shearer, showing at the Polygon Gallery.

FRIDAY: open party at the Polygon Gallery for Steven Shearer, a comprehensive solo exhibition on display until February 13, 2022.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Paddle song at the Fire Hall Art Center stars Dear Maracle in a one-woman musical about Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Imagine Picasso, an immersive exhibition with massive projections of the work of the pioneering Spanish artist, now works at the Vancouver Convention Center.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver presents the travel exhibition Pensioner X until October 2022.

“Orchid Bloom” by Janine Breck, one of the artists participating in Eastside Culture Crawl.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the 25th Eastside Culture Crawl presents its weekend of in-person visits to the studios of participating artists.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh at the Vancouver Maritime Museum presents the work of 20 indigenous artists and carvers along with historical images and information that tell the story of the resilience and strength of indigenous peoples through the war canoe and all that it represents. Curated by indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, the exhibition runs until July 3, 2022.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Deep Cove Stage Society presents presentations by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Tracy Labrosse, at North Van’s Deep Cove Stage.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: projection at the Vancity Theater of the 2021 western of Jane Campion The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst.

Take a closer look at Michelangelo’s renaissance masterpiece at the Convention Center.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Sistine Chapel of Michelangelo: The Exhibition–which offers a close look at Michelangelo’s renaissance masterpiece – shows at the Vancouver Convention Center East Building.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery is a solo exhibition by designer, artist and activist Sho Sho Esquiro, featuring carefully crafted fashion robes, textiles, paintings and photographs to celebrate the beauty and resilience of First Nations communities. The exhibition works at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coastal Art until June 5, 2022.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Growing Freedom: The Instructions of Yoko Ono / The Art of John and Yoko runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 1, 2022. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first of which delves into Ono’s art process, reflecting her radical and unconventional approach, and the second highlighting the collaborative art projects of Ono and her late husband John Lennon aiming to promote peace.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots, an exhibition that explores the relationships between traditional and contemporary African art and black Canadian contemporary art, runs until March 27, 2022 at the MOA.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: AND PUNK, running at North Vancouver Polygon Gallery until January 2, 2022, captures the vibe of a Vancouver photographer’s punk subculture Dina Goldstein.

DOA headlines the Rickshaw Theater on Saturday.

SATURDAY: Vancouver punk legends DOA, featuring frontman Joey “Shithead” Keithley, play the Rickshaw Theater, with guests Bishops Green, the Spitfires and GRRLcircus.

SATURDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps face Sporting Kansas City in a Major League Soccer finals action at BC Place Stadium.

SATURDAY: the online Vancouver Podcast Festival features workshops and panels serving the local and national podcast communities.

Ultra-athlete Rich Roll speaks at St. Wesley United Church. Andrew on Saturday.

SATURDAY: evening with ultra-athlete and plant-selected wellness advocate Rich Roll at Andrew’s-Wesley Church features live music by Noble Son and a live podcast conversation between Rich and local podcast hosts Zach Berman and Dean Morris.

SATURDAY: Israeli-American comedian Avi Liberman performs at the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theater as part of the 2021 Chutzpah! Festival.

SATURDAY: Vancouver comedian Dino Archie highlights the Comic, a weekly stand comedy show at Tyrant Studios.

Screening of Werner Herzog’s Gray Man in the Cinema on Saturday.

SATURDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Werner Herzog’s 2005 documentary about an amateur gray-haired expert and “gonzonatist” Timothy Treadwell, Gray Man.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the Planted Exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Center West features inspirational speakers, leading vegan product creators, sustainable drivers, plant-based cookbook authors, and more than 200 vendors.

SUNDAY: the Vancouver Hoods take the Chicago Blackhawks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

SUNDAY: la Vancouver Chopin Society presents a recital at the Vancouver Playhouse by pianist Federico Colli, winner of the 2012 Leeds Piano Competition. SOLD.


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