56 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, September 10

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 56 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, September 10.



      Los Angeles bassist and singer-songwriter Thundercat plays the Commodore, touring in support of his latest release Drunk.

      Australian rock band the Church plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests the Helio Sequence.

      Coastal Jazz presents the second of two nights at Frankie's Jazz by Manchester, England-based jazz-electronica trio GoGo Penguin.

      Local ensemble Ardent Tribe hosts an afternoon of Motown, R&B, soul, top 40, and world music at the Fairview Pub.

      Scottish folk-pop singer-songwriter Simon Kempston plays the WISE Hall.

      Canadian acoustic-folk band Grizzly Waves plays Café Deux Soleils.

      Night of old-school and new-school music by Aye1ne, Cody the Catch, Dtour, Emcee Kavi, Jak Drum, Taylor Fresh, Dubgee, and Dangerous at Studio Records.



      Shop from over 75 local designers, take part in a DIY station, snap photos in a photo booth, and get a complimentary haircut from Barber & Co at The Pipe Shop's two-day Fall For Local.

      Browse over 40 tables of coins, stamps, and collectibles at a two-day coin show at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

      Treefest 2017 at Coquitlam's Riverview Hospital features hourly guided tree tours, history bus tours, antique-radio museum tours, a heritage building walking tour, live music, a food truck, and blackberry tea.

      Celebrate Grandparents' Day at New Westminster's Westminster Quay with live music, crafts, a silent auction, face painting, kids' games, and prizes.



      Rollerskate to classic disco, funk, glam-rock, and R&B music at Robson Square Ice Rink's Pop-Up Roller Disco. Ages 10-and-up welcome.

      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.



      Field zoologist Brad Gooseberry teaches you how to thrive and survive in the world of field zoology at False Creek Community Centre as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

      Travis Bernhardt and Chris Ross, aka Chris and Travis, present improv comedy at Granville Island's Carousel Theatre as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival.



      Dog lover and artist Ruth Hoyem teaches you how you can create a painting with your pet at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.



      Vancouver Comicon at Heritage Hall features guest artists Howard Chaykin (above), Jason Copland, Colin Lorimer, Andrea Kivell, and Dawson Ross.

      Readers bring to life the works of their favourite deceased poets at the Vancouver Public Library's Dead Poets Reading Series.



      Conductor Ken Hsieh leads the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and the Vancouver Bach Choir present a season-opening concert at Chan Centre featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Hoffmann's World Premiere Interlude.

      The Roedde House Classical Series presents music by Trio Cafe--Brian G'froerer (French horn), Jenny Essers (violin) and Martha Brickman (piano)--at Roedde House Museum.

      The Canadian Mental Health Association, the Mysterious Barricades Concert Society, and the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention presents a cross-Canada concert series to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention at UBC's Roy Barnett Recital Hall.



      Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, the tale of two best friends who are in love with the same woman.

      The Vancouver Fringe Festival runs until September 17, featuring over 700 performances at various Vancouver venues.

      Immersive Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of A Game of You, Belgian playwright Alexander Devriendt's immersive theatre concept, at Harbour Centre.

      Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, in which a group of actors and filmmakers celebrates the wrap of their latest movie.

      United Players presents a performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Mr. Foote's Other Leg, Ian Kelly's play about a satirist in Georgian London who finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press.

      First Impressions Theatre presents a performance of Peter Quilter's End of the Rainbow, a theatrical account of entertainer Judy Garland's last comeback, at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.



      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.

      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).

      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.

      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.

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

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



      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.

      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.

      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.



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

      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.

      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 763-hectare Pacific Spirit Regional Park located on traditional Musqueam territory includes 73 km of walking trails and Acadia, Tower, and Wreck Beaches.

      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 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.

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



      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Seven Beauties and The Seduction of Mimi (above) as part of the retrospective Seven Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Good Time, a film by Ben and Joshua Safdie which follows a bank robber as he tries to avoid the law closing in on him.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Swagger, Olivier Babinet's portrait of working-class kids in a suburb of Paris.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The TeacherJan Hrebejk's film about the arrival of a new teacher to a Bratislava suburban school in 1983, which turns her students' lives upside-down.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Volker Schlöndorff‘s The Tin Drum, based on author Gunter Grass's allegorical work about the rise of Nazi Germany in the 20th century.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Neither Wolf Nor Dog, Steven Lewis Simpson's film about the relationship between a Caucasian writer and the Lakota elder who insists he is the man to write his life story.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk's documentary about climate change and Al Gore’s global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Pop AyeKirsten Tan's film about a disenchanted architect who bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok.


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