43 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, June 17

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 43 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, June 17.




      Car Free Day at Neptoon Records features performances by Garden Mice, Jeremy Allingham (above), Jody Glenham and the Dreamers, storc, Colin Cowan & the Margarita Machine, Terminal Station, and the Wayward Hearts.

      The 5X Block Party at Surrey's Central City Plaza features performances by Sharry Mann, Jasmine Sandlas, DIVINE, Navv Inder, Manpreet Toor, Kay Ray, Desi Sub Culture, and Khanvict. 



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      The Main Street Car Free Day Festival features 15 stages and mini festivals along Main Street, plus kid-zones, skateboarders, artisan shops, and food vendors.

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

      Explore behind the scenes at the historic Commodore Ballroom with writer and musician Aaron Chapman as your host.

      The Science and Maker Jamboree on Granville Island features exhibitors Open Science Network, Science World, Genome BC, Let's Talk Science, and Vancouver Public Library.



      The Fubar Roller Jam at Robson Square features all-ages roller skating, old-school soul, funk and R&B music, food vendors, face painting, and celebrity DJs, with proceeds to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.



      The Father's Day Brewery Tour from Waterfront Station visits Brassneck Brewery, Doan's Craft Brewing, and Bridge Brewing.




      Families can enjoy a good old fashioned game of catch at the Vancouver Canadians' annual Father's Day Catch at Nat Bailey Stadium.

      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 2018 Queer Arts Festival at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre features a boundary-pushing array of performances that articulate the experiences of diverse creators.

      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 Karen Flamenco Dance Company and students at the Karen Flamenco Academy present a Spanish dance adaption of the classic fairy tale Cinderella at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      The Richmond Arts Centre's third annual gala-style ballet show, with performances by advanced-level dancers, takes place at the Gateway Theatre.



      The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra presents a festival of traditional, contemporary, and intercultural music from the Middle East and Canada at the Waterfront Theatre and other venues.

      Vancouver Oratorio Society and VOS Youth Singers present a Father’s Day Appreciation Concert at 19twenty Church.



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      Bard on the Beach presents a performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Crow’s Theatre artistic director Chris Abraham, in Vanier Park.

      Theatre Conspiracy presents its final performance of Victim Impact, a play based on the largest Ponzi scheme in B.C. history, at the Cultch.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Once--Enda Walsh's musical about a struggling Dublin street musician who chances upon a girl who challenges him to go for his dream--at Granville Island Stage.

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

      Carousel Theatre for Young People presents its final performance at the Bee Stage of We Three, Meghan Gardiner's play about three characters who explore colour, shapes, music, friendships, and being true to one’s self.

      Performance at White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse of Ninotchka, Melchior Lengyel's critique of Cold War-era politics, set in Paris and featuring soviet spies, royal treasures, and joie de vivre.

      Sidekick Players present Andrew Wreggit and Rebecca Shaw's comedy The Wild Guys, about four men who set off on "wildman" weekend in the forest, at Tsawwassen Arts Centre.



      David Milne: Modern Painting at the Vancouver Art Gallery features close to 90 works in oil and watercolour, never-before-presented photographs, drawings, and memorabilia.

      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.

      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.

      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.



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

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

      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.

      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.

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



      Screening at the Cinematheque of George Miller's 1998 family adventure-comedy, Babe: Pig In the City.

      The Gathering Festival: Indigenous Food Sovereignty at Vancity Theatre is a program of short films and in-person commentary by Indigenous filmmakers and activists.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Ingmar Bergman's Oscar-winning drama of faith and vengeance, The Virgin Spring.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Bridge, George Orr's documentary about the collapse of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of a remastered version of Sergio Leone's spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars, starring Clint Eastwood.


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