59 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, May 26

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 59 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, May 26.



      Australian rock band Gang of Youths plays the Fox Cabaret, touring in support of latest album Go Farther in Lightness.

      Wisconsin indie-folk band Bon Iver plays Burnaby's Deer Lake Park.

      Carcass plays the Rickshaw Theatre as part of the Modified Ghost Festival III, with Sacrifice, Nails, Midnight, Bat, Aggression, and Wormwitch.

      UK electronic-music duo Aquilo plays the Biltmore Cabaret, touring in support of debut album Silhouettes.

      Coastal Jazz presents saxophonist Cory Weeds, pianist Harold Mabern, and trumpeter Terell Stafford at Frankie's Jazz.

      Iranian pop singer-songwriter Googoosh plays the Orpheum Theatre, with guests Hassan Shamaizadeh and Ardalan Sarfaraz.

      Caravan World Rhythms and Las Estrellas de Vancouver present a concert at the WISE Hall featuring three groups playing the music of Mexico and Colombia.

      Second annual tribute to Chris Cornell at the Railway Stage and Beer Café features performances by Taylor Wilcox & Julian Burns, Mayo Landicho, Rusty Cage, Loud Love, and the Chris Show.

      Monthly musical showcase at North Van's Park Sound Studio features performances by Willolux, Cara Bateman, and Okay Mann.



      Bridging The Gap Charity Ride at Burnaby's Edmonds Community School benefits Canada SCORES Vancouver and helps vulnerable children and youth find their voice and reach their full potential.

      Spring Market at North Van's Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre features handmade arts and crafts, with all proceeds to the non-profit centre.

      Spark Fire & Light fundraising event at Terminal City Glass Co-op features glassblowing demonstrations, food, drink, and music, along with a silent auction.



      The Richmond Night Market features dozens of food stalls, a dinosaur park, paddle boats, a baby playground, music, martial arts, and dancing.

      The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival at Coquitlam's Town Centre Park features a variety of food trucks, artisan vendors, and live entertainment.



      On Stage Success at New Westminster's Anvil Centre is a two-day workshop with Tom Jackson designed to help performing artists take their performance and showcasing skills to the next level.

      Educational talk about borderline personality disorder by Jody Franklin, who shares his experience of BPD and recovery at Vancouver Public Library's Peter Kaye Room.



      Playland at the PNE features over 30 rides, including the Revelation, the Hellevator, the Beast, Hells Gate, the Flume, and the 60-year-old wooden rollercoaster.



      The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.



      Canadian comedian Toby Hargrave performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Palestinian-Canadian comedian Eman El-Husseini performs the second of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Graeme Achurch and Nathan Hare present new sketch comedy, with guests Bad Day, Maarten Bayliss, Stacey McLachlan and Jordan Potter, and Aaron Charles Read, at Little Mountain Gallery's Soda Fountain.

      Canadian improv legend Colin Mochrie is joined by improvisers from the Vancouver TheatreSports ensemble at Granville Island's Improv Centre.



      Art After Dark at Coquitlam's Place des Arts features activities for teens including hip-hop dance, painting with glow-in-the-dark paints, making a faux neon sign, and creating animated flipbooks using post-it notes.

      The three-day Parker Art Salon 2018 showcases the work of more than 40 fine artists at 1000 Parker Street Studios.

      Douglas Coupland’s new radical art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium, Vortex, takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis.

      The three-day Uncommon Show at the ARC features visual arts and music by residents of the Artist Resource Centre and alumni.

      Trading-card art show at the Arts Factory features the work of 50 local artists reproduced on trading cards.



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      As part of its Global Dance Connections series, the Scotiabank Dance Centre presents acrobatic-dance company Aeriosa in a performance of Second Nature by artistic director Julia Taffe.



      The Book Arts Fair at Vancouver Public Library's Alice MacKay Room features printmaking, bookbinding, letterpress, paper arts, and calligraphy.



      The Vancouver Pops Choir is featured in a symphonic tribute to film composer John Williams at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

      The Jubilate Vocal Ensemble presents the Western Canadian premiere of composer Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo at Canadian Memorial Church.

      The Vancouver City Singers perform under the direction of Holly Denney, accompanied by pianist Geneviene Wong, at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church.

      The Vancouver Children's Choir performs choral music from various countries and cultures at Christ Church Cathedral.

      Vancouver choirs Gracenote and Kôr join together for their season finale performance at the Red Gate Revue Stage.



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      Upintheair Theatre presents the rEvolver Theatre Festival, a program of new works by distinct voices from across the Canadian live-theatre scene, at the Cultch. Shows tonight include manidoons collective's production of creator/performer Yolanda Bonnell's bug (above).

      Final performance at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way, an original play giving voice to those who have lived within Canada’s long shadow of colonialism.

      ITSAZOO presents the Western Canadian premiere of David James Brock’s drama WET, set during the height of Canada’s involvement in the Afghanistan War, at the Russian Hall.

      Urban Ink presents the world premiere of Les Filles du Roi, a new Canadian musical by Corey Payette and Julie McIsaac, at the York Theatre.

      Final performance at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre of Shirley Valentine, Willy Russell’s one-woman comedy about a bored housewife who is offered a trip to Greece by her best friend.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Mamma Mia!, a feel-good musical featuring the music of ABBA, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      The tale of how Narnia and Middle Earth came to be is chronicled in Tolkien, a new play by artistic director Ron Reed at Pacific Theatre.



      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.

      The Blue Hour at the Contemporary Art Gallery features photographs by Joi T. Arcand (above), Kapwani Kiwanga, Colin Miner, Grace Ndiritu, and Kara Uzelman.

      Emily Carr in Dialogue with Mattie Gunterman is a new exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery featuring the paintings of Carr with 48 photographs by U.S.-born photographer Gunterman.

      Shigeru Ban, a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location, features the full-scale version of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House.



      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.

      Arts of Resistance: Politics and The Past In Latin America at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC exhibition illustrates how Latin American communities use traditional or historic art forms to express contemporary political realities.

      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.



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

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

      The 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world, a restaurant, a garden shop, and a horticulture library.

      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.

      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 the Cinematheque of a new 35mm print of Umetsugu Inoue’s musical action film for children, The Green Music Box.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Vancouver director Rob Grant's meta-horror film, Fake Blood, as part of the Rupture Festival.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman’s meditation on the search for meaning, presented in the guise of a medieval morality play.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Ari Aster's acclaimed horror flick Hereditary as part of the Rupture Festival.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of The Eagle and the Hawk, Umetsugu Inoue’s film about a seaman who joins the crew of a rusty cargo ship to avenge himself on his father’s enemy.


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