48 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, September 9

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 48 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, September 9.



      American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Andrew W.K. performs tunes from latest album You're Not Alone at the Imperial.

      Day three of the Skookum Festival at Stanley Park features performances by the Killers, Blue Rodeo, Father John Misty, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kelly Derrickson, Bahamas, Mother Mother, Barney Bentall, Haley Blais, Whitehorse, Greta Van Fleet, Yukon Blonde, Cold War Kids, Belle Game, Crystal Shawanda, the Boom Booms, Andrew Phelan, William Prince, Daysormay, and Zynth & Co.

      Scottish folk-pop act the Proclaimers, featuring twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid, plays the Vogue Theatre.

      Day three of Skookum After Dark features performances by various artists at the Rickshaw Theatre's Outlaws & Gunslingers and the Skookum After Party at Chambar.

      California rock band the Growlers plays the Commodore Ballroom on its Beach Goth Tour 2018.



      The SPCA Paws for a Cause at David Lam Park features animal-related vendors from Metro Vancouver, a beer garden, and a barbecue, with proceeds to the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

      Solidarity Cycle is a fundraising cycle ride from White Rock to Yarrow, with proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.

      The Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath 2018 is a two-day, 200-km ride along the rural roads of Fraser Valley, with proceeds to to the B.C. Lung Association to help the fight against lung disease.

      The Vancouver Parkinson SuperWalk at Ceperly Park raises funds for the Parkinson Society British Columbia.



      Vancouver Comicon at Heritage Hall features comic-book artists James Stokoe, Marley Zarcone, Brandon Graham, Alejandra Gutierrez,  Shannon Lentz, and Dylan Moore.

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

      Two-day Country Celebration at Langley's Campbell Valley Regional Park features a variety of musicians and entertainers, food, nature interpretation, a giant straw maze, live raptors, and farm animals.

      The sixth annual Polish Festival Vancouver at the Pipe Shop and Shipyards in North Van features Polish music, dance, food, and an array of local vendors.


      FOOD & DRINK

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      The Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields at UBC Farm is FarmFolk CityFolk's annual local-food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local food economy.



      Kevin Taft, former leader of the opposition in Alberta and author of Oil's Deep State, talks at North Shore Unitarian Church about how the oil industry has systematically captured Canadian democratic institutions, at a time when the reality of climate change threatens its survival.



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      The Grandparents' Day Festival and Stroll at New Westminster Quay features live music, games, silent auction, and a walk.

      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.



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      Toque Flamenco performs at the Polish Friendship Zgoda Society for Zgoda Polish Harvest Day.



      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.



      The Vancouver Fringe Festival on Granville Island features performances by nearly 100 theatre artists and companies over 11 days. Today's shows include Angels & Aliens (above) at Studio 1398.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Simon Stephen's adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Nicola Cavendish, Lynda Boyd, and Beatrice Zeilinger star in Marion Bridge, Daniel MacIvor's play about three estranged sisters who make the trip home to Cape Breton to care for their dying mother, at Kay Meek Arts Centre.

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

      Performance at Jericho Arts Centre of David Hare's new translation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece, The Life of Galileo, directed by Michael Fera.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

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

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

      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.

      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.



      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata and The Serpent's Egg (above).

      The DGC B.C. Showcase at Vancity Theatre features screenings of Eve and the Fire Horse and On Putin's Blacklist.

      The Vancouver Asian Film Festival's 13th annual Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon takes place at the Rio Theatre.


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