48 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, April 15

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 48 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, April 15.



      Electronic pop band Lo Moon from California plays tunes from new, self-titled debut album at the Cobalt.

      Cuban musical ambassadors Daymé Arocena and Roberto Fonseca combine for a double bill evoking a hypnotic night in Havana at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Tina Turner impersonator Luisa Marshall performs at Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.

      Vancouver singer-songwriter Jenny Banai plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Bad Strangers, Harlequin Gold and Poor Nameless Boy.



      Eleventh annual Nifty for Fifty indie-designer sale at Heritage Hall features jewelry, clothing, accessories, sketchbooks, and pottery.



      Weavers will walk down the catwalk in MOA’s iconic Great Hall, modelling their works, at the Salish Weaving Fashion Show.



      Join planning and transportation professionals, artists, and architects at Ferry Building Gallery as they explore the changing landscape of the Vancouver area and its implications for the future. Presented in conjunction with the Capture Photography Festival and Carolina de la Cajiga's City in Flux photo exhibition at the gallery.

      Zoe Green leads a DIY bodywork class at Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio using everyday props to ease the impact of stress on the body.



      The Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre blends Irish dance, music and song and features new costumes, lighting, and projections.



      B.C. poet Susan Alexander reads from her debut collection in a one-hour program at Christ Church Cathedral that includes music by Vancouver jazz guitarist Ross Bliss.

      Authors Patricia Skidmore and Beryl Young discuss how they discovered and researched the surprising child migrant stories of their parents at the Vancouver Public Library.



      Soprano Mikayla Sager, mezzo-soprano Megan Latham, tenor Frédérik Robert, and baritone Zachary Read sing favourite arias and duets by the great opera composers at Kay Meek Centre.

      Chamber music by Mozart and Prokofiev performed by Microcosmos (violinists Marc Destrubé and Andrea Siradze, violist Tawnya Popoff, cellist Becky Wenham, and clarinetist Johanna Hauser) at St. James Hall.



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

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Humans--Stephen Karam's portrait of an ordinary family at odds with itself and the uncertainties of life amidst a changing America--at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Final performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Enron, Lucy Prebble's play about the Texas-based energy company that ascended to great heights before declaring bankruptcy amid one of the largest financial scandals in history.

      Performance at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre of Noel Coward's Blithe Spiritabout a dinner party that turns into mayhem when a seance provokes the ghost of the host's dead first wife.

      Theatre in the Raw presents Incident at Vichy, Arthur Miller's drama about persecution and racism in France during the early days of WWII, at Studio 16.

      Performance at Coast Capital Playhouse of August: Osage County, Tracy Letts' black comedy about a cancer-patient matriarch whose three daughters rush home when they hear their father has disappeared.

      Performance a PAL Theatre of You've Got Male!, a multimedia comedy by Clive Scarff, featuring Joshua Murdoch, Jillian Zavazal, and Tanya Macpherson. 

      Royal City Musical Theatre presents a performance at Massey Theatre of Cabaret, the classic musical set in 1930s Berlin.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Me and You, Melody Anderson's comedy about sibling rivalry, at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Gateway Theatre presents the world premiere of Nine Dragons, artistic director Jovanni Sy's crime drama set in 1924 Kowloon.



      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.

      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.



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

      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 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.

      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.



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

      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.

      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.

      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.

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

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

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

      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.



      Screening at the Vancity Theatre of Itzhak, Alison Chernik's documentary about legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Before Summer Ends and Kiss Me! as part of the Young French Cinema 2018 series.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Walk With Me, a vérité documentary, three years in the making, about Zen Buddhist teacher and activist Thich Nhat Hanh.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of From Up on Poppy Hill, a hand-drawn animated coming-of-age drama from Japan's Studio Ghibli.

      The Elements Film Festival at Science World includes feature-length and short environmental films, discussion panels, and a student film competition.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Privacy, Iranian director Ahmad Moazzami's drama about the perils faced by young people in today's digital environment.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Tehran Taboo, an animated drama that reveals the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law.


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