45 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, March 18

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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, March 18.



      German heavy-metal vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, formerly of Accept, leads his current band, with guests Elm Street.

      Brooklyn-based Afrobeat collective Antibalas plays the Biltmore Cabaret, touring in support of latest album Where the Gods Are in Peace.

      Houston-based soul band the Suffers plays the Imperial.

      The Rogue Folk Club presents Cuban-Canadian harmonica player Carlos del Junco at St. James Hall.

      Vintage jazz band Black Gardenia, led by vocalist Daphne Roubini, plays the ANZA Club.



      Run a five-kilometre or 10-kilometre race around Vancouver's Pacific Spirit Park at the MEC Vancouver: Road Race TWO.



      Learn how to make meatballs in a Mamma Ciuffa-style Roman sauce, as well as the classic carbonara, at an Italian Cooking Class at Kits Community Centre.



      Girls Learning Generative Art with Processing workshop at Clio focuses on teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context.



      The Museum of Anthropology at UBC celebrates the opening of its new exhibition, Culture at the Centre, with dance performances from the communities represented in the exhibition: Musqueam, Squamish, Lil’wat, Heiltsuk, Nisg̱a’a and Haida.



      The Vancouver International Dance Festival runs until March 24 at various Vancouver venues. Performances today include Harbour Dance ITF at Woodwards Atrium.

      New Works’ Pop Up Dances presents dance and poetry at the Vancouver Public Library, with performances by Project Soul & Rupert Cotton, Olivia C. Davies & Julie Peters, and All Bodies Dance.



      Poets and dancers come together to celebrate the spoken word for World Poetry Day at the Vancouver Public Library.



      Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Bach's Trio Sonata in G Major are performed on period instruments with a baroque chamber ensemble led by Chloe Meyers at St. Andrew's–Wesley United Church.



      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Forget About Tomorrow, Jill Daum's play about a woman whose husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Carousel Theatre for Young People presents The Velveteen Rabbit, the tale of a toy rabbit transformed by one little boy’s love, at the Waterfront Theatre.

      Opening night at the Firehall Arts Centre of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, which pays homage to the late Canadian poet and singer-songwriter.

      Exit 22 Company Productions (Capilano University Theatre) presents Anne of Green Gables, the iconic Canadian story of a fiercely imaginative little girl who touches the lives of everyone she meets, at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Realwheels Theatre presents Sequence, a fast-paced science thriller that explores the intersection of math, nature, and spirituality, at Presentation House Theatre.

      Naked Goddess Productions presents Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor's story of love and friendship, A Beautiful View, at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.

      Western Gold Theatre presents its final performance of Harvey, a comedy about a man and his best friend, an invisible and very tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit, at PAL Studio Theatre.

      Performance at Performance Works of Little Miss Glitz, a musical that follows the story of a naïve, starry-eyed little girl as she navigates her way through her first beauty pageant.



      More than 55 paintings and sculptures are featured in Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, the first-ever retrospective of Murakami's work in Canada, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Bombhead at the Vancouver Art Gallery is a thematic exhibition exploring the emergence and impact of the nuclear age as represented by artists and their art.

      空/Emptiness: Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan at the Vancouver Art Gallery uses works by Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan to explore how each artist experimented with modernist movements and mysticism through their respective depictions of nature.

      Two Scores is a solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Brent Wadden at Contemporary Art Gallery.

      Polygon Gallery's inaugural exhibition, N. Vancouver, explores how a specific locale can be reflected through existing and newly commissioned artworks by artists from Vancouver and beyond.

      Living, Building, Thinking: art & expression at the Vancouver Art Gallery uses the German Expressionist collection from the McMaster Museum of Art to explore the development of Expressionism in art from the early 19th century to the present day.



      Culture at the Centre at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is a collaboration between six First Nations communities that offers insight into the work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in B.C. are doing to support their language, culture, and history.

      The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.

      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.

      Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Inovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is an exhibition guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones that features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s.



      West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, as well as ziplines, a wildlife refuge, helicopter tours, paragliding, dining, and the Grouse Grind.

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

      Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding, lessons, chairlifts, terrain parks, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

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

      The new Parq Vancouver features two luxury hotels, a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, gardens, beaches, and West Coast rain forest, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8 kilometre seawall.

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

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



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Road Movie, an anthology of dashcam footage from the roads of Russia, by turns scary and profane, hair-raising and hilarious.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Birdland, writer-director Peter Lynch's Toronto-shot post-noir mystery, a story told through surveillance, memories and flashbacks of a marriage in trouble and an ex-cop who is unravelling a mystery.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Ingmar Bergman's The Passion of Anna and Fårö Document.

      In Hollywood Haute Couture 2 at the Vancity Theatre, film scholar Michael van den Bos introduces très chic couture clips featuring the allure of cosmopolitan cover girls and a vanity fair of vintage fashion shows as seen in classic movies.


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