50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, June 16

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      Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 50 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, June 16.



      Coastal Jazz presents San Francisco jazz vocalist Jacqui Naylor in the first of two nights at Frankie's Jazz.

      Vancouver metal band Bison plays the Rickshaw, with guests BRASS, Black Thunder, and Satan's Cape.

      Vancouver-based hip-hop group the X Presidents plays the Biltmore, with guest Mark Woodyard.

      The WISE Hall's Canvas Lounge features an art show by B.C. artists and live music by Cinnamon Kate.



      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.


      FOOD & DRINK

      The Wise Canvas Lounge at the WISE Hall features craft-beer sampling and B.C.-wine tasting, plus an art show and live music by Cinnamon Kane.



      Author and journalist Terry Glavin speaks on the common threads in the struggles for justice by North American indigenous peoples and oppressed minorities from the Middle East and Afghanistan at SFU Harbour Centre.

      Learn to manage your internet presence and content safely through interactive discussions about your digital identity, privacy, and engaging online at Vancouver Public Library.



      Canadian comedian Cal Post performs the first of two standup shows at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Canadian comedian Kyle Bottom performs the second of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Improv-comedy show at Steveston-London Secondary School raises funds for the Overdose Prevention Society.

      Roast of local comedian Karl Sullivan at Yagger's Kitsilano includes comedy by Alex Sparling, Matty Vu, Chris Griffin, Jenny Toews, Steev Letts, and Gavin Clarkson.

      Improvised late-night talk show hosted by Joshua Begosh at Havana Theatre.



      Vancouver singer-songwriter Isabelle Longnus presents La Ceinture de Vénus, a new concert/lecture that examines eroticism from a feminine perspective, at Studio 16 as part of the Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver.

      The City of Bhangra Festival continues until Monday, featuring concerts, after parties with DJs, workshops, and free events at various Vancouver venues.



      12 Minutes Max at Scotiabank Dance Centre features short, eclectic contemporary-dance works by Vancouver choreographers Jenn Edwards, Molly McDermott, Liliane Moussa, Monica Shah, and Marissa Wong.



      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.

      Bard on the Beach presents a performance of The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's drama in which the love of two young people becomes the catalyst for reunion, redemption, and a family’s healing.

      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.

      Sandbox Theatre presents its version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, in which a father's death and mother's hasty marriage provoke thoughts of murder and vengeance.

      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.

      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.

      Performance at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre of The World Goes 'Round, in which five women and one man portray multiple characters in a revue that features 30 musical numbers from stage and film.

      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.



      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.

      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).

      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.



      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.

      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.



      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.

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

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      The Festival of Recorded Movement at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts encourages community-building through events, workshops, and short films that inspire youth artists and audiences to see movement from new perspectives.

      Late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Hong Kong director John Woo's stylish 1992 action flick Hard Boiled.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli MakiJuho Kuosmanen's drama about a small-town baker in Finland in 1962 who has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing.

      Create Hong Kong and the Cinematheque present Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, a specially curated program highlighting six Hong Kong filmmakers' work from the last 20 years. Screening tonight are director Ann Hui's The Way We Are and A Simple Life.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of At War With Love, Pierfrancesco Diliberto's drama about a complicated love affair that leads a Sicilian emigrant to enroll in the U.S. army.

      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.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Matteo Rovere's drama Italian Race, which tells the true story of the De Martino family, who have been putting together racing cars for generations.


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