56 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, August 19

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 56 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, August 19.



      The Live Agency presents Orange County, California rockers the Brevet at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.

      Seventies soft-rockers Air Supply perform at the PNE Amphitheatre on the second night of the PNE Summer Night Concerts series.

      Honky-tonk trio Boots & The Hoots plays the WISE Hall, with guests Wrangleros.

      Calgary-based indie folk-rock outfit S.K. Wellington plays Guilt & Co.

      Local indie-folk singer-songwriter Patrick Spencer plays the Belmont Bar, with guests Rumour Mill.



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

      The Fair at the PNE features exhibits, live performances, rides, games, livestock, and food.


      FOOD & DRINK

      The Sharing Farm Society

      Chefs from restaurants in Richmond and Vancouver present a selection of garlic-based delights at the Richmond Garlic Fest, taking place at the Sharing Farm.

      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.

      Executive Chef Roger Ma and team haul in a net of fresh-caught crawfish, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels and Dungeness crab as part of Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar's Sunday Seafood Boil Series.



      Family Farm Day at Richmond's London Heritage Farm features pony rides, a petting zoo, kids' crafts, a vintage photo booth, and birds for families to see up close.

      The Delta Animal Expo at Ladner Memorial Park features games, activities, pet health and safety, food trucks, and animals for adoption. 



      Final day of the Odlum Brown VanOpen, Western Canada’s largest tennis event, at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club.

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



      Chicks at the Mic features standup and sketch comedy by an all-female lineup of comics at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.




      The Vancouver Mural Festival Walking Tour takes you through Vancouver’s largest display of public street art, departing from Kafka's Coffee and Tea.

      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 Michelle Martin for a tour in French of the current exhibitions at Contemporary Art Gallery.



      Fin de Fiesta Flamenco performs as part of All Over the Map, New Works' signature summer series, at Granville Island's Performance Works.



      Afternoon concert of European and Chinese classical music, performed by four young vocal artists from China, at Christ Church Cathedral.

      Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel is presented in a semi-staged version, sung in German with English subtitles projected, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.



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

      The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents performances of Macbeth and Lysistrata in Vanier Park.

      Beach House Theatre presents its final performance of Neil Simon's dinner-party farce Rumors at Surrey's Blackit Spit Park.



      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.

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

      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.

      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.

      Susan Hiller: Altered States at North Van's Polygon Gallery focuses on Hiller’s investigations into dream states, the inexplicable, and our collective unconscious via video installations and photographs.

      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.

      Andi Icaza-Largaespada's new speculative photographic panorama, (untitled) a mountain bought but not yet named, is presented across the Contemporary Art Gallery's Nelson Street façade.

      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.



      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.

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

      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.

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

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

      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.

      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.

      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 Cinematheque of The Illusionist, French comic-book artist and animator Sylvain Chomet’s follow-up to Triplets of Belleville.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Cielo, a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Macao and Strangers On a Train as part of the Film Noir series.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of WallCanadian filmmaker Cam Christiansen's animated documentary exploring the wall between Israel and Palestine.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Sergio Leone's classic 1966 spaghetti western The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of McQueenfilmmakers Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui's documentary about late fashion-designer Lee Alexander McQueen.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Iranian director Rambod Javan's 2017 mystery-thriller Negar.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Nico, 1988, writer-director Susanna Nicchiarelli’s film about life on the road with the former art-rock legend.


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