52 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, September 1

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 52 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, September 1.



      British country singer-songwriter Jade Bird plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

      Saskatoon guitar-rockers the Sheepdogs play Malkin Bowl, with guest Terra Lightfoot.

      Coheadlining show at Deer Lake Park features psych-rock band Portugal. The Man from Alaska and indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene from Toronto.

      Horn-based '70s rock band Chicago plays the PNE Amphitheatre as part of the PNE Summer Night Concerts series.

      American electronic musician Goldroom performs on the High Seas Boat Tour 2018.

      L.A. protest singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with local guest Rachael Schroeder.



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

      The two-day Kerrisdale Antiques Fair at Cyclone Taylor Arena features over 250 tables of antique, vintage, and retro collectibles.

      The three-day TAIWANfest 2018 Fête with the Philippines at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza showcases the link between Taiwan and the Philippines with entertainment, talks. and exhibitions.

      The two-day Serbian Days celebration at Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church features Balkan-inspired food, cultural entertainment, and family fun. 


      FOOD & DRINK

      The Cheese and Meat Festival at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre features various types of cheese and charcuterie paired with wine, cider, beer, and mixed drinks. 

      The UBC Farm Farmers' Market features produce grown steps from the market stalls, treats and crafts from vendors, music, and free farm tours.



      The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.



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      Vancouver TheatreSports presents its final performance of Avocado Toast, a comedy show that pokes fun at Vancouver and its stereotypes, at the Improv Centre.

      Comedian Byron Bertram performs the second of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Vancouver comedy duo composed of Jenny Rubé & Ronald Dario performs at Little Mountain Gallery.

      Seattle comedian Andy Haynes performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.



      Ocean Wise

      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.



      Wayward Wandering and Return is a teshuva-themed story slam at Or Shalom that features six original stories and a new autobiographical work by Cecil Hershler.



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



      Andi Icaza-Largaespada, Courtesy the artist, 2018

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

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

      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 137-metre-long Kits Pool, Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool, is open daily until September 23.

      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.

      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.



      The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival features screenings at the Cinematheque and SFU Woodwards. Films today include Rara, Nobody's Watching, Two Irenes (above), A Fantastic Woman, Candelaria, and Medea.

      Free screening at Vancity Theatre of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, presented by The Midtwenties Theatre Society, who will perform the piece in this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival.

      Late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of director Tommy Wiseau‘s bizarre cinematic oddity, The Room.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Generation Wealth, Lauren Greenfield's introspective but expansive essay on a culture consumed by materialism.

      Outdoor Movie Night at Lonsdale Quay features screenings of the family films Finding Dory and The Goonies, with proceeds to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of the documentary Becoming Who I Was, which chronicles the early life of Angdu, born in northern India and named as the reincarnation of a Tibetan Buddhist monk.


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