68 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, June 17

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 68 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, June 17.



      San Diego-based Johnny Cash tribute act Cash'd Out plays the Biltmore.

      Cut Copy, Youngblood, and Band of Rascals play Red Truck Brewery as part of the Truck Stop Concert Series.

      Ember Skies 2017 at the Scandinavian Community Centre features electronic dance music by Sara Sukkha, Rich Haughton, OKI, Ride, and Fiksupoika, and TH13F.

      Learn how to swing dance to the live music of San Francisco's Hot Baked Goods at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

      Mariachi Festival Canada features its grand finale at the Vogue Theatre with music by by Mujer Latina, Los Dorados, and Municipal Tecalitlan.

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

      The Victoria B.C. Ska Society presents New Zealand reggae ensemble the Black Seeds at the Rickshaw, with guest Clinton Fearon.

      American indie-rock band Low and Japanese instrumental rockers Mono coheadline the Imperial.

      Tropical Boat Cruise Glow Party on board MV Britannia features music by Daddy Mikey, DJ Kemo, Redemption Sound, and DJ Rexx.

      Improvised country and Western bebop music by Eugene Chadbourne and Jesse Zubot at the Western Front.

      Mark National Aboriginal Day with a concert by Pascale Goodrich-Black and la Vallée des Loups as part of the Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver.

      Canadian country-rock singer-songwriter Jerry Leger plays the WISE Hall, with guests Just a Season.



      Make a boat out of plywood in 90 minutes and paddle it across False Creek at a fundraiser for the Small Talk Centre for Language Development.

      Dance to live music by Vancouver rock-soul revue the Dynamics at the Odd Fellows Hall and help raise money for a B.C. hospital's Starlight Fun Centre.



      The B.C. Highland Games and Scottish Festival at Coquitlam's Percy Perry Field features piping, drumming, singing, dancing, Scottish food, a beer garden with live music, cultural displays and workshops, and children’s activities.

      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.

      The Gathering Festival at Emery Barnes Park features music by community and professional bands, isplay booths, exhibits by workshop participants, children's games, stilt walkers, food, community information, games, and health care.

      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.

      Stroll through green spaces and discover their history and the women’s stories connected to them at Lost Lagoon Nature House.



      Learn from an emergency and pediatric registered nurse what is and isn't an emergency and how to manage your child's health at home at the Childbearing Society.

      Women's forum at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront explores how a global discussion impacts individuals and their communities and how to weave gender equality into society.



      Singer-songwriter and children's entertainer Anne-Lune takes kids on a composting journey at Studio 16 as part of the Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver.

      Kids explore ideas of self confidence, identity, costuming, and play through textile art at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House's Tiny Artist Workshop.



      The Vancouver Whitecaps take on FC Dallas in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

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



      Vancouver standup comedian Sean Yap Sei-Been Devlin and improv teams Nasty Women, Old Money, and Reynolds compete at Little Mountain Gallery.

      Instant Theatre presents a highbrow fusion of Shakespeare served with a side of improvisational mischief at the Rio Theatre.

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

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

      Six actors and six improvisers perform six scenes from five different plays at Havana Theatre's Actor's Nightmare.



      The South Granville ArtWalk offers art lovers the change to explore exhibits at Uno Langmann Limited, Kimoto Gallery, Pousette Gallery, Petley Jones Gallery, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Masters Gallery, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Ian Tan Gallery, Douglas Reynolds Gallery, Marion Scott Gallery, Kurbatoff Gallery, and Bau-Xi Gallery.

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

      Final day of the City of Bhangra Festival, which features concerts, after parties with DJs, workshops, and free events at various Vancouver venues.



      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.

      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 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.

      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.



      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.



      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.

      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.

      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 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.

      Producer, director, and DGC BC member Kevin Eastwood hosts a discussion with writer-executive producers Eric Overmyer (The Man in the High Castle) and Chris Haddock (The Romeo Section) at Vancity Theatre.

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

      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 Vancouver Public Library's Kensington branch of Things Arab Men Say, a documentary that explores the delicate balance of integrating into Canadian life and preserving identity and culture, with discussion to follow.

      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.

      Flea market at Tenth Avenue Church in support of Precious Women project in Cambodia includes a free screening of A River Changes Course.

      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.


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