50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, July 28

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 50 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, July 28.



      American electronic-pop band Vacationer plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Sego.

      English rock band the Psychedelic Furs, led by singer Richard Butler, plays the Commodore Ballroom.

      Pacific Sound Radio Presents features performances by the Long War, Jasper Sloan Yip, Old. Soul. Rebel, and Year of the Wolf at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival features 10 jazz bands on two outdoor stages, jazz buskers, and an artwalk with 12 local art galleries and studios at Fort Langley Community Hall.

      The Live Agency presents Vancouver rock 'n' roll quartet the Wicked High at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.

      Clone, Cass King & the Next Right Thing, and the Top Boost play a fundraiser to support Girl’s Rock Camp Vancouver at the Fairview Pub.



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      Fireworks team from South Africa takes part in the Honda Celebration of Light at English Bay.

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

      Sins of the City Walking Tour at the Vancouver Police Museum takes participants on a 90-minute tour of Strathcona.



      The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest features more than 90 different food trucks and live entertainment on Columbia Street in New Westminster.



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      Express yourself, your history and your connection to the land through storyboarding in a hands-on workshop led by Haida artist Shoshannah Greene at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. SOLD OUT.



      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 Minnesota United in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

      The Vancouver Canadians take on the Eugene Emeralds in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.



      Canadian comedian Dave Nystrom performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Canadian comedian Brett Forte performs the second of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Comedians perform original parody songs they've written in the style of Weird Al Yankovic at Little Mountain Gallery's Weird Al Karaoke.

      The Comic Strip features standup comedy by Dave Harris and headliner Katie Ellen Humphries at Tyrant 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.



      Join Ballet BC artist-in-residence Andrew Bartee for an afternoon of dance and performance inspired by the pattern and rhythm in the work of Channa Horwitz at the Contemporary Art Gallery.



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      Die Schöne Müllerin is a cycle of 20 songs by popular composer Franz Schubert, using poetry by German-Romantic writer Wilhelm Müller, at Shadbolt Centre of the Arts.



      The West Coast Science Fiction Association's Popup Bookshop (& BBQ) in New Westminster features deals on used books in science fiction, fantasy, and horror from a wide range of authors.



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      The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents performances of As You Like It (above) and Timon of Athens in Vanier Park.

      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.

      Theatre Under the Stars presents a performance at Malkin Bowl of the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street.

      Opening night at Performance Works Outdoor Stage of Carousel Theatre for Young People's version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.



      Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery traces the history of the North American cabin as an architectural form and cultural construct.

      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.

      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.

      Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest at the Bill Reid Gallery sees guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation trace the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.

      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.

      Kevin Schmidt: We Are the Robots at the Vancouver Art Gallery sees the B.C.–based artist draw on conceptual and performance art while embodying the do-it-yourself sensibilities of an amateur inventor.

      Ayumi Goto & Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? at the Vancouver Art Gallery is a dialogue between artists Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin, presented via their individual and collaborative performance art practice.



      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.

      Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.

      Richmond's Lipont Place hosts Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which focuses on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.

      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.



      Big Splash Waterpark in Tsawwassen features various slides--including the new Boomerango--pools and hot tubs, a clubhouse, private-party cabanas, a sports bar and grill, and complimentary shuttle service from Bridgeport Skytrain Station.

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

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

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

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven cable bridges suspended in trees, the Living Forest exhibit, totem pole collection, CLIFFWALK, and Treetop Adventure.

      The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.



      Screening at the Cinematheque of I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar, director Philippe Garrel's profoundly personal response to the sudden death of Nico, the Velvet Underground songstress who was Garrel's romantic and creative partner for 10 years.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of the documentary Hitler's Hollywood, narrated by Udo Kier.

      Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation at the Rio Theatre raises money for the #SaveTheRio Fund. Adults only.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of The Good Soldier Švejk, Parts I-III and Cybernetic Grandma as part of The Puppet Master: The Films of Jiří Trnka.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of the documentary Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, director Stephen Schible's portrait of the legendary Japanese composer.


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