18 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, May 31

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      Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 18 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, May 31.



      American jazz vocalist Kate McGarry and her husband, guitarist Keith Ganz, perform at the St. James Hall.

      GIGANTABIROOMCOBALTAPALOOZA features performances by Dada Plan, Invisible Ray, Spoon River, and DJs Ryan Dyck, Nicolas Bragg, and members of B-Lines, the Shilohs, and Destroyer. Held at the Cobalt.

      English '80s hard rockers Whitesnake take the stage at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.

      Vancouver jazz group the Hard Rubber Orchestra (pictured above) performs in support of new album Crush at Pat's Pub & Brewhouse.

      The Waldorf hosts the East Side Block Party, showcasing bands like Jay Tripwire, K.A.S.H., DJ Abel, the Response, Shotgun, and Lola Loops.

      The Big Band Big Bang features music by AROKIS Music Society's big bands Impressions and Urbana. Held at the Columbia Theatre.



      Fundraising event the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live also includes a classic vehicle show-and-shine. Held at the Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino.

      Family fun run ChildRun raises funds for childhood-cancer research and treatment areas at B.C. Children’s Hospital. Held at Queen Elizabeth Park.

      Walk for Rape Relief 2015 helps raise awareness and money for the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter. Held at Ceperley Park.



      Reconciliation Matters supports First Nations residential-school survivors in their ongoing journeys toward healing and reconciliation. Held at Downtown Vancouver.

      Meet your neighbours at Fair in the Square, which includes free barbecued food, drinks, artisan cuisine, crafts, and music. Held at Victory Square Park.



      The Vancouver Convention Centre East hosts the Veg Expo, at which you can sample and discover all the products you need to live a healthy lifestyle.

      Culinary creators, bloggers, entrepreneurs, activists, authors, and filmmakers share their stories of food at the Brain Food Speaker Series. Held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.



      Green Party leader Elizabeth May and local candidates Claire Martin, Lynne Quarmby, Ken Melamed, and Wes Regan speak at a pre-election rally. Held at the Ship Builders Square.



      Poetic Justice features Natasha Boskic, Bonnie Nish, and David O'Meara, as well as host Franci Louann. Held at the Heritage Grill.



      The Vancouver Peace Choir performs with the Eric Hamber Secondary Chamber Choir and the New Westminster Secondary Chamber Choir. Held at Ryerson United Church.

      The Maple Ridge Alliance Church hosts an evening of pop and opera fusion with classical crossover group Vivace, featuring pianist Trevor Hoffmann.

      Pro Nova performs Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2, Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 Op. 110, and Brahms's Piano Quintet. Held at Mount Seymour United Church.

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