62 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, July 15

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 62 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, July 15.



      American rock and roll band Eagles of Death Metal takes the stage with guests the Delta Riggs at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      The second day of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival features Barenaked Ladies, Mbongwana Star, Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children, and Ramy Essam. Held at Jericho Beach Park.

      At the Red Truck Brewery, you can catch music by Drake White and the Big Fire, the Dungarees, the Chris Buck Band, Kristen Bunyan, and Sykamore as part of the Truck Stop Concert Series.

      As part of the Indian Summer Festival, Constellations features music by Asian-underground artist Talvin Singh, hip-hop duo Mob Bounce, and composer, spoken-word poet, and beatboxer Rup Sidhu. Held at the Vogue Theatre.

      Los Angeles–based pop-electronica singer-songwriter Jaymes Young performs on his Feel Something Tour at the Biltmore Cabaret.

      Seattle indie-pop artist Perfume Genius (also known as Mike Hadreas) headlines at the Imperial.



      The Rugged Maniac race features 25 obstacles such as waterslides, shipping containers, and underground tunnels. Held at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

      The New West Craft Summer Night Market features live music and entertainment, food, drinks, and over 60 vendors. Held at the River Market.

      You can learn all about electric vehicles and explore the latest smart technologies at ElectraFest 2017. Held at Concord Pacific Place.

      Activities at Portobello West Market's Family Fun Fest include live music, a ride and slide playzone, an outdoor gymnastic circuit, balloons, food, and kids' activities. Held at the West Vancouver Community Centre.



      At the VanDusen Botanical Garden, you can learn what to grow, when to sow your winter garden, and how to prevent common problems that the winter garden faces.

      The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course teaches youth aged 11 to 15 years the business of babysitting. Held at St. Andrew's United Church.

      At a Ladies Learning Code workshop, you can learn basic techniques and concepts that are translatable to other programming languages. Held at Mobify.



      Highlights of Playland include 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.

      You can explore creativity with your family through hands-on investigations and discover a wide variety of materials and artistic mediums. Held at ArtStarts.

      Drop in to the Family Summer Art Party to create with clay, chalk, and collage as you explore a theme in connection to the art on display. Held at the Surrey Art Gallery.

      Highlights of Newton Days include a kids' zone, live music, locally made crafts by Studio Seventy Three, karate demonstrations by Newton Black Belt Academy, and hot dogs by Taste of Heaven. Held at the Newton Grove.



      The Vancouver Canadians take on the Hillsboro Hops in Minor League Baseball action. Held at Nat Bailey Stadium.

      The Vancouver Warriors Fest 2017 is a celebration of local martial artists, strength athletes, military, law enforcement, firearms enthusiasts, and tactics fanatics. Held at Urban Tactics Krav Maga.

      Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling presents a night of wrestling matches at the Commodore Ballroom.



      Canadian standup comedian Tim Nutt, known for his Comedy Now special for CTV and the Comedy Network, headlines at the Comedy MIX.

      Standup comedian James Kennedy performs a solo show at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      At the Improv Centre, you can catch Vancouver TheatreSports League shows like Oh, Canada: The True North Strong and Funny, TheatreSports, and Ok Tinder.



      It's your last chance to catch shows at the Dancing on the Edge Festival, which has featured over 25 choreographers and over 80 dance artists. Held at various Vancouver venues.



      Canadian pianist Megan Thibeault performs contemporary works by Canadian composers Nicole Lizée, Vivian Fung, and Brian Topp, as well as American composer Frederic Rzewski and Australian composer Brett Dean. Held at the Canadian Music Centre.

      As part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, conductor Justin Freer leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the film plays on a big screen in high definition. Held at the Orpheum Theatre.



      Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents a version of William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing that's set in 1959 Italy. Held at Bard on the Beach.

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

      Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents a version of William Shakespeare's drama The Merchant of Venice set in modern-day Venice. Held at Bard on the Beach.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Bittergirl: The Musical, which charts the romantic breakups of three women and the lively antics that ensue. Held at the Granville Island Stage.

      Theatre Under the Stars presents an open-air performance of Mary Poppins at Malkin Bowl.

      Take in a peformance of City of Angels, the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical that satirizes the glamour and decadence of 1940s Hollywood. Held at Performance Works.

      Broadway Across Canada presents Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. Held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Plan Z Theatre presents Still the Kettle Sings, an original play developed from interviews with older women in the ensemble members' lives. Held at the Pacific Theatre.

      As part of its Summer Festival, the Ensemble Theatre Company presents David Pownall's Master ClassHeld at the Jericho Arts Centre.

      You can catch Midtwenties Theatre Society's production of This Is Our Youth at the Red Gate Revue Stage.



      Claude Monet's Secret Garden at the Vancouver Art Gallery showcases 38 paintings that span the career of the French artist who is regarded as a master of the Impressionist movement.

      The first major Canadian exhibition of photographs, collages, drawings, sculptures, and films by Tel Aviv-born, Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry is at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      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).

      Persistence at the Vancouver Art Gallery draws together three recent contemporary installations by Canadian artists Julia Feyrer, Tamara Henderson, Shelagh Keeley, and Germaine Koh.

      Twenty-five works by contemporary American photographer Stephen Shore complement the exhibition Claude Monet’s Secret Garden at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      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.



      In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to Indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

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

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

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

      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.

      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.

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



      The Vancity Theatre hosts a screening of Bentley Dean and Martin Butler's film Tanna, in which a pair of star-crossed lovers challenge tribal tradition.

      The Cinematheque presents the Vancouver premiere of The Ornithologist, the fifth feature from Portuguese filmmaker João Pedro Rodrigues.

      Marie Clements's non-fiction musical The Road Forward explores the rise of Indigenous activism from the early days of the C20th through the Native Brotherhood and its Vancouver newspaper. Screened at the Vancity Theatre.

      The Rio Theatre screens Steven Spielberg's 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, in which a young boy discovers and befriends an alien creature.

      The Cinematheque presents Desert Hearts, Donna Deitch's positive and passionate depiction of lesbian romance in mainstream cinema.

      At the Rio Theatre, Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi flick 2001: A Space Odyssey examines man's relationship to technology and the implications of artificial intelligence.

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