48 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, March 19

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 48 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, March 19.



      The Canadian Pacific Blues Society presents local blues guitarist-vocalist Steve Kozak at the Rio Theatre, with guests Matt Rogers, Shawn Hall, Jerry Cook, and Dave Vidal.

      Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Rose Cousins plays the WISE Hall, performing tunes from new album Natural Conclusion.

      Canadian punk-rock band Fucked Up plays the Cobalt.



      Browse through 175 tables of retro furnishings, books, antiques, toys, jewellery, china and glass, memorabilia, sports items, paintings and prints, and collectibles at the Croatian Cultural Centre's 21st Century Flea Market.

      Vendors sell a variety of vintage and modern clothing, accessories, and jewellery at Hycroft Manor's SMOC Bizarre Bazaar.

      Get an enhanced visit to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of BC Place.

      Wear white to a goth party at Red Room Ultrabar featuring industrial, '80s, and dark electronica music.



      Dalannah Gail Bowen hosts a discussion on Celebrating the Feminine Principle with Amy George, Corrine Stone, Debra Sparrow, Gail Lewis, Kayah George, Wendy Jones, and Mother Spirit at Interurban.

      Join scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger to learn about the importance of the global forest at Banyen Books and Sound.

      The fourth annual Vancouver Web Fest continues at Performance Works, featuring workshops, screenings, pitch sessions, panels with industry experts, and an awards gala.

      Join a group of brides and industry professionals to get the tools and encouragement you need to start planning your own wedding at Faye Smith Hair and Make Up Studio.



      Comedy at Big Rock Urban Brewery by headliner Kathleen McGee, with support by Kwasi Thomas, Gabey Lucas, Luc Rivard, Devin Alexander, and Katrina Bennett.



      Join Surrey artist Don Hutchinson for a walk through his pottery and sculptural pieces of birds, animals, and imaginary creatures at Surrey Art Gallery.

      Alchemy Theatre presents a variety show at the Backstage Lounge that sees Cupid attempt to take over St. Patrick's Day.



      Pacific Crossings at the Vancouver Art Gallery features works from well-known Hong Kong artists created after their relocation to Vancouver throughout the 1960-90s.

      Susan Point: Spindle Whorl at the Vancouver Art Gallery surveys Point’s entire career through more than a hundred artworks that take the spindle whorl as their starting point.

      Oh, How I Long For Home Marianne Nicolson's installation at the Teck Gallery, addresses a persistent idea of the city as a conflicted promise for indigenous people.

      Retainers of Anarchy at the Vancouver Art Gallery features new work from Howie Tsui that considers wuxia as a narrative tool for dissidence and resistance.

      Sonny Assu creates a new series of digital tags on a body of Emily Carr paintings at the Vancouver Art Gallery.



      The Vancouver Recital Society presents English classical pianist Paul Lewis in a program of works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Weber at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts.

      Argentina-born mezzo-soprano Fabiana Katz performs a program of British, Yiddish, and Latin music, including works by Vaughan Williams, Gustavino, Britten, Bernstein, and Bulcon, at the Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture.

      Vancouver Friends of Chamber Music presents a concert at the Vancouver Playhouse by violinists Kristin Lee, Yura Lee, and Arnaud Sussman, violist Richard O’Neill, pianist Wu Han, and cellist Nicholas Canellakis.

      The Sonic Boom Festival 2017, a showcase of B.C.’s contemporary and classical music scene featuring composer Dorothy Chang, the Erato Ensemble, and musician Marina Hasselberg, continues at various Vancouver venues.



      Amazonia: The Rights of Nature at at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works, and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing indigenous, Maroon, and white settler communities.

      At the Museum of Vancouver, you can explore the cultural power and significance of collecting through wall-to-wall displays of unconventional objects.

      Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 130 diverse cultural garments, from Japanese kimonos, to colourful Indian saris, to the elaborate feather cloaks of the Maori people of Aotearoa/New Zealand.



      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Refuge, Mary Vingoe's provocative story of the pitfalls of seeking sanctuary in today’s suspicious world, directed by Donna Spencer.

      Western Gold Theatre presents a performance at PAL Theatre of its staged reading of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, directed by Anna Hagan.

      Carousel Theatre for Young People presents a kid-friendly stage version of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat at the Waterfront Theatre.



      Grouse Mountain resort features a Skyride to the peak with views of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, as well as skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, mountain ziplines, and the Peak of Christmas.

      Soar from coast-to-coast across the Canadian landscape with a 25-minute ride featuring effects such as wind and scents at FlyOver Canada.

      The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition features over 250 privately-owned bikes from around the world.

      Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic areas, guided walks provided by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, and the historical 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse.

      Take a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      Edgewater Casino offers 24-hour gaming, over 60 table games, a poker room, a high-limit section, 500 slot machines, restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment, including concerts and televised UFC events.

      Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding lessons from the Mt. Seymour Ski and Snowboard School, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.



      Screening at the Cinematheque of Weirdos, Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald's quirky coming-of-age road movie set in 1976 Nova Scotia.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of a new 4k digital restoration of Paul Shapiro's 1984 TV movie Hockey Night, starring Megan Follows.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of The Salesman, about a young couple in Tehran whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller‘s Death of a Salesman.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Tony Palmer's documentary Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire, which captures the late musician and poet at his creative peak, on his 1972 European concert tour.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of My Life As a Zucchini, director Claude Barras's stop-motion animated film about a young boy who is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of The Skyjacker's Tale, Jamie Kastner's documentary about Ishmael Muslim Ali (aka Ronald LaBeet), former petty crook, U.S. soldier, and Black Panther militant.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of director Ceyda Torun's documentary Kedi, which uses specially crafted camera rigs and an extreme measure of observational patience to capture all of the hard-to-reach places where cats go in Istanbul.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Linda Ohama's documentary A New Moon Over Tohoku, which chronicles the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident that devastated the coastal Japanese region of Tohoku.


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