Out of Town: Vancouver

* The tribe has spoken. Vancouver audiences are headed for some outback theater fun at Impro-vivor 2. TheatreSports and Scared Scriptless also feature the quick wit of improvisation. New Revue Stage, 1585 Johnston St., Granville Island, Vancouver, [604] 280-4444. http://www.vtsl.com

* Whether you're into Chinese amber, ivory carvings, George Wallace satire or the charcoal wonders of hometown hero Emily Carr, you can find them all at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. For those more impressed with modern inventions, Jack Wise's "Karma of the Dragon" is a rare virtual reality exhibition. Exhibits run through the summer. 1040 Moss St., Victoria, (250) 384-4101. http://www.aggv.bc.ca

* Get your motor revving for Janet Jackson on July 5 at General Motors Place, 767 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver, (604) 899-GOAL. http://www.ticketmaster.ca

* The folks are lining up for the 24th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 12-15. Highlights include Ani DiFranco, Sekou Sundiata, Utah Phillips, Rheostatics, Puentes Brothers, Lunasa and Grrlz With Guitars. Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, (604) 602-9798. http://www.thefestival.bc.ca

* Bent on promoting the production and exhibition of films for the gay community of British Columbia is the Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival held Aug. 9-19. Some 170 films will be screened in 37 events around town. Venues vary, Vancouver, (604) 844-1615. http://www.outonscreen.com.

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