47 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, June 18

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 47 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, June 18.

       

      CONCERTS

      The Rogue Folk Club presents Vancouver bluegrass band Viper Central at St. James Hall.

      The Victoria BC Ska Society presents the Skints & Mike Love in a coheadlining show at the Rickshaw.

      New Orleans country-folk band the Deslondes plays the Cobalt, touring in support of latest album Hurry Home.

       

      BENEFITS

      The Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run at Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion includes a barbecue lunch, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and prizes, with proceeds to prostate-cancer research and education in British Columbia.

       

      ETCETERA

      Heritage expert and consultant Donald Luxton leads a bus tour of Heritage Vancouver's top 10 endangered sites, with the bus leaving from the Museum of Vancouver.

      The two-day Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at the Scandinavian Community Centre features cultural displays, a Nordic marketplace with crafts, Scandinavian food, a running race, a flag and anthem ceremony, the raising of the Midsummer pole, and all-day entertainment.

      Tour the garden, learn about pollinators, celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a maple tree hunt, and sip some tea made from plants grown right there at the UBC Botanical Garden's three-day National Garden Days.

      The Eastside Flea Summer Market at the Ellis Building features over 50 local vendors, five artisan showrooms, food trucks, an outdoor courtyard, music, and pinball.

      Hear First Nations stories told by Fern Gabriel, challenge your motor skills with archery and the salmon run relay, and see drumming and weaving demonstrations at Fort Langley's Aboriginal Day.

       

      FOOD & DRINK

      Enjoy an an evening of Maritime music and dancing, as well as a lobster meal, at Port Moody Station Museum's Newfie Kitchen Party.

       

      KIDS' STUFF

      The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club invites families to play a game of catch on their home turf at Nat Bailey Stadium.

      Playland features midway games, fair food, an arcade, a shooting gallery, a climbing wall, a haunted mansion, family rides like Teacups and Merry-Go-Round, and extreme rides like Corkscrew, The Beast, Hell's Gate, Revelation, and Wooden Roller Coaster.

       

      SPORTS

      Play On street-hockey tournament at Coquitlam Centre features divisions for all genders, ages, and skill levels.

       

      COMEDY

      Instant Theatre Company presents a night of comedy by four new improv duos at Havana Theatre.

       

      ARTS ETCETERA

      The Queer Arts Festival, a multidisciplinary event featuring a curated visual-art exhibition, performing-arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, and media-art screenings, continues at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

       

      DANCE

      Ballet performance at Richmond's Gateway Theatre revisits L.M. Montgomery's classic children's novel Anne of Green Gables.

       

      MUSIC

      The Little Chamber Music Series That Could’s third annual Summer Solstice event celebrates the circle of life, death, and renewal with live music and dance at Mountain View Cemetery.

      Violinist Nancy DiNovo in a program of music by Hindemith, Prokofiev, Ryan, and Holst at Roedde House Museum.

      Burnaby Lyric Opera presents music from La Bohème, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, and Don Pasquale at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

       

      THEATRE

      Bard on the Beach presents Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, set in 1959 Italy, that sees a group of actors and filmmakers celebrate the wrap of their latest movie.

      The Arts Club presents Robert Askins's comedy Hand to God, about three troubled Texas teenagers who meet weekly to express themselves through puppetry, at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Million Dollar Quarteta jukebox musical inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Fight With a Stick presents Cinerama, a live cinema with no story, plot, or actors, on the shifting sands of the low-tide flats of Spanish Banks.

      The Sidekick Players present the final performance of Jenny's House of Joy, Norm Foster's play about four women who run a brothel in Kansas in the late 1800s, at Tsawwassen Arts Centre.

      Vagabond Players presents Charley's Aunt, a classic comedy about two young Oxford students in need of a chaperone so they can invite their young ladies to tea, at New Westminster's Bernie Legge Theatre.

      The Touchstone Theatre-presented In Tune 2017 features 11 days of masterclasses, showcases of new musicals in development, professional development, and panel discussions until June 18 at various Vancouver venues.

       

      GALLERIES

      Bill Reid Creative Journeys at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art celebrates the three phases of the artist's creative journey, Pre-Haida (1948-1951), Haida (1951-1968) and Beyond Haida (1968-1998).

      Pictures From Here at the Vancouver Art Gallery features photographs and video works by Vancouver-based artists Roy Arden, Karin Bubaš, Christos Dikeakos, Stan Douglas, Greg Girard, Rodney Graham, Mike Grill, Arni Haraldsson, Fred Herzog, Barrie Jones, Evan Lee, N.E. Thing Co., Marian Penner Bancroft, Henri Robideau, Sandra Semchuk and James Nicholas, Althea Thauberger, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Paul Wong, Cornelia Wyngaarden, and Andrea Fatona.

      Xi xanya dzam at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art features traditional masks, carvings, baskets and moosehide, contemporary prints, sculptures and jewellery by Primrose Adams, Dempsey Bob, Rena Point Bolton, Mandy Brown, Joe David, Robert Davidson, Alvin Mack, Mary Michell, Earl Muldon, Susan Point, and Norman Tait.

       

      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.

      Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC examines the physical traces of words, both spoken and recorded, that are unique to humans.

      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.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

      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.

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

      Big Splash Waterpark in Tsawwassen, formerly Splashdown, features newly renovated pools and hot tubs, new slides such as Kamikaze and Solar Splash, a sports bar and grill, and complimentary shuttle service to and from downtown Vancouver.

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

      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.

      Grouse Mountain resort features a Skyride to the peak with views of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean.

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

      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

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Commune, director Thomas Vinterberg's drama about midlife marital discord in a 1970s Danish commune. Screened in Danish with English subtitles.

      As part of the Gathering Festival, screening at Vancity Theatre of Shameless: The Art of Disabiity, Bonnie Sherr-Klein's documentary about five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of director Julian Rosefeldt's drama Manifesto, in which Cate Blanchett plays 13 different characters as she embodies artistic and political manifestos such as Communism, Dadaism, Futurism, Minimalism, and Surrealism.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Jordan's Peele's satirical horror flick Get Out.

      The Cinematheque continues its year-long Eric Rohmer retrospective with Comedies and Proverbs, an acclaimed six-film cycle made between 1981 and 1987.

       

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