45 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, June 4

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 45 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, June 4.

       

      CONCERTS

      Filipino indie band UDD--composed of Armi Millare, Carlos Tanada, Ean Mayor, and Paul Yap--plays the Biltmore.

      Toronto synth-rock band TWRP plays the Cobalt, with guests Fartbarf.

       

      BENEFITS

      The RBC Race for Kids features a five-km route or a two-km fun run, followed by a carnival celebration, with proceeds to the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation.

      The 22nd annual Gutsy Walk at Trout Lake Park raises funds for children and adults affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

      Fundraising walk at Olympic Plaza helps support the Arthritis Society.

       

      ETCETERA

      Grand opening weekend of the new Tom Lee Music store features workshops, live performances, limited-edition instruments, and door-crasher deals. Performers on Sunday include blues-rocker Shaun Verreault and DJs Rob Caruk and Rennie Foster.

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

      Explore and get to know the behind-the-scenes workings of Richmond and enjoy the exhibits, presentations, and activities being offered for one weekend only at various locations during Doors Open Richmond 2017.

       

      FOOD & DRINK

      The Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival at the PNE features over 100 craft breweries and cideries, over 300 beers and ciders, four stages with live music and DJs, 10 food trucks, a full games area, and a pop-up barber shop.

      Learn how to prepare three family-friendly, kid-approved recipes that are packed with nutrients at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House's Veggies Go Everywhere.

       

      KIDS' STUFF

      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.

      The Vancouver International Children's Festival at Granville Island features theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry, and storytelling.

      Juno-nominated children's entertainers Bobs and Lolo give a special family concert at the Rio Theatre presented by the Community Association of Montessori Parents.

      Kid-friendly musical Mighty Mo at Norman Rothstein Theatre tells the story of how Moses frees the Hebrews from being Pharaoh's slaves.

       

      DANCE

      Lamondance presents director Davi Rodrigues's new production WE, which explores the strength and fragility of being human, at Scotiabank Dance Centre.

       

      LITERARY

      Life Writing Workshop with Gillian Jerome at the Post at 750 is designed for people who aren’t professional writers but have something meaningful to say about their lives.

      Michael Springate reads from The Beautiful West and the Beloved of God and Michael Mirolla reads from Torp at Vancouver Public Library's Britannia branch.

       

      MUSIC

      The Koerner Piano Trio performs works by Fauré, Ravel, and Germaine Tailleferre at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

      The Heroic Opera Company presents a performance of Wagner's The Valkyries at St. Helen's Anglican Church.

      The Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir and guest narrators perform a spring concert at the Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture.

       

      THEATRE

      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.

      Final day at the Cultch of the rEvolver Theatre Festival, which features productions by Luciterra Dance Company, Ode. Movements Society, rice & beans theatre, Skinny Walrus Project, Heist and Theatre Outré, Ramshackle Theatre, and Wild Women Theatre.

      Pacific Theatre presents a performance of Outside Mullingar, a quirky story about a pair of introverted misfits from families that live on neighbouring farms.

      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.

      Final performance at Presentation House Theatre of Anonymea quirky collection of vignettes dealing with our intimate relationship with technology, gatherings, and social accountability in real and virtual public spheres.

      The Sidekick Players present 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.

       

      GALLERIES

      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.

       

      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.

      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.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

      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.

      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.

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

      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.

      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.

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

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

      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

      Cineplex Events presents screenings of The Godfather at various Metro Vancouver Cineplex theatres.

      The Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films returns to the Vancity Theatre for its eighth consecutive year.

      Take in screenings of Marcel Pagnol's classic French films Marius and Fanny at the Cinematheque.

      The Invisible Czars present screenings of silent horror classics Nosferatu and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, accompanied by live instrumentation, at the Rio Theatre.

       

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