44 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, July 29

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 44 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, July 29.



      The Rogue Folk Club presents RogueFEST, with free performances by Sue Malcolm, the Rocket Revellers, Viper Central, and Van Django, at Granville Island's The Chain & Forge.

      The John Stetch Trio plays a Jazz Vespers show at North Vancouver's St. Andrew's United Church.

      Vancouver folk-rock band Hollow Twin, fronted by Emmalee Watts and Becky Wosk, plays a pay-what-you-can gig at Guilt and Co.

      Vancouver alt-rockers Mellt play a fundraiser for the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre at Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests If Not, Winter, Ka Pala, Rachael Schroeder, and Antony Knight.



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



      Families Together! fundraiser for families at the US/Mexico border at the WISE Hall features performances by Paul Silveria (Professor Banjo), Ginalina Music, and Curtis Clear Sky & the Constellationz.



      Ambleside Artisan Farmer's Market at Ambleside Park features a variety of organic and non-organic produce, plus baking, syrups, jams, honey, salsas, and anti-pastas.



      Learn from a horticulture specialist about the benefits of growing Chinese medicinal herbs and plants at Aimee's Garden on Churchill Street. 



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



      BSCMSSA Fun-Raiser at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club features standup by Ivan Decker (above), Byron Bertram, Sam Tonning, Harris Anderson, Larke Miller, Ed Konyha, Alex Biron, and Jordan Ducharme, with proceeds to the B.C. Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.



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      Local artist Mo Sherwood throws a Motown-themed art show/party at Caffe Barney featuring a Motown DJ, food and drink specials, host Aaron Chapman, and over 65 art pieces on display.

      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.



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      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the final performance of 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 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents performances of As You Like It and Timon of Athens in Vanier Park.

      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 Tony-winning musical Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.

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

      Theatrecorps presents a performance at the Russian Hall of LIMITS, Kimiko's one-woman piece that examines how structures and our bodies impose themselves on each other. 



      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.

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

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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 137-metre-long Kits Pool, Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool, is open daily until September 16.

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

      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 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.

      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 Rio Theatre of Altered States, director Ken Russell's 1980 sci-fi thriller about a scientist obsessed with discovering mankind’s true role in the universe.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Angels Wear White, director Vivian Qu's drama about a teenager who is the only witness when two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a small seaside town in China. 

      Screening at the Cinematheque of The Hand: Five Jiří Trnka Shorts and Old Czech Legends as part of the retrospective The Puppet Master: The Films of Jiří Trnka.

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

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Hour of the Wolf, Ingmar Bergman‘s 1968 horror flick about the demons that plague creative artists.


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