33 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, May 14

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 33 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, May 14.

       

      CONCERTS

      Caravan World Rhythms presents Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi at the Rio Theatre, with guests Dálava.

       

      ETCETERA

      Browse the wares of 80 vendors from all over the Lower Mainland at the Vancouver Flea Market Antique Show.

       

      FOOD AND DRINK

      Learn how to make beet soup with whipped goat cheese, mini asparagus and bacon quiches, baba ganoush and tapenade with toasted tortillas, and cream puffs at the Uncommon Cafe's Mother’s Day Brunch and Bake.

      Learn about chocolate history, chocolate production, and how to taste chocolate at Burnaby's Mon Paris Patisserie.

       

      FORUMS

      Imam Mohammad Shujaath Ali Nadwi of the B.C. Muslim Association teaches the basics of Islam at the Sunday services of St. Paul's Anglican Church.

       

      KIDS' STUFF

      Circus West presents the final performance of Neverland, a Peter Pan origin story featuring mermaids, pixies, pirates, and one boy who never wants to grow up, at the PNE Garden Auditorium.

       

      COMEDY

      The Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Mom=Wow, an evening of mom-themed comedy in honour of Mother's Day. SOLD OUT.

       

      DANCE

      As part of the Chutzpah/PLUS Dance Series, birds sing a pretty song at Norman Rothstein Theatre features dance, live music, and interactive media in a production choreographed by Rebecca Margolick and directed with Maxx Berkowitz.

      JCC Festival Ha’Rikud 2017 features Performances by over 160 dancers from the Lower Mainland and Miami at the Jewish Community Centre.

       

      LITERARY

      Vancouver Comic Con at Heritage Hall features guests James Stokoe (Orc Stain), Marley Zarcone (Shade the Changing Girl), Jim McPherson (Phantacea), and Dawson Ross. Donate a new or gently used school-appropriate graphic novel for free admission, with books donated to Vancouver schools.

       

      THEATRE

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell, conceived and directed by Vancouver's Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman.

      Patrick Street Productions presents a performance at New Westminster's Anvil Centre of A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's Broadway-style musical about mismatched couples.

      Performance at Studio 1398 of String of Pearls, Michelle Lowe's play that combines the stories of more than two dozen women, all connected to the titular necklace in some way.

       

      GALLERIES

      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.

      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.

       

      MUSEUMS

      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.

      The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents.

       

      MUSIC

      The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra celebrates Canada's 150th birthday at the Chan Centre with music by Bramwell Tovey, Frederick Schipizky, Christopher Nickel, Mark Haney, Mark Armanini, and Robert Rival.

      The Cyrilika Slavic Chamber Choir and guests perform Christian Orthodox Church music, Slavic folkloric choral tunes, Renaissance madrigals, and Baroque, Romantic, and modern masterpieces at the Vancouver Playhouse.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

      The 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world, a restaurant, a garden shop, and a horticulture library.

      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.

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

      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.

      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.

      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.

      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, and mountain ziplines.

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

       

      MOVIES

      Final day of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated selection of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums, and educational programs. Today's offerings includes an afternoon screening at the Cinematheque of The Grown-Ups, Maite Alberd's 2016 documentary about bakery-school students with Down syndrome.

      In honour of Mother's Day, take in screenings of the 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain at various Metro Vancouver Cineplex theatres.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 animated film, Spirited Away. In Japanese with English subtitles.

       

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