59 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, September 23

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 59 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, September 23.



      Chicago melodic hardcore band Rise Against plays the PNE Forum on its Mourning in Amerika Tour, with guests AFI and Anti-Flag.

      English electronic musician Jon Hopkins performs tunes from his latest album Singularity at the Imperial, with guest Leon Vynehall.

      The Rogue Folk Club presents traditional jazz and swing band Quinn Bachand's Brishen at St. James Hall.

      Vancouver jazz band the Mike Agranovich Trio plays Guilt & Co.

      Ana Bon-Bon's Sundays for Sinners Music Saloon & Social at Pat's Pub and Brewhouse features rocking country blues, originals and otherwise.

      American jazz duo the Mattson 2 and American indie musician Astronauts, Etc. play a coheadlining show at the WISE Hall.

      Judy Ginn Walchuk performs jazz favourites and original songs at Pal Studio Theatre, with the Miles Black Quartet and special guest Marlee Walchuk.



      Strides for Melanoma at Queen Elizabeth Park aims to help increase the awareness of the deadly disease and fund critical melanoma research.



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

      World Rivers Day Celebrations at Burnaby Village Museum include demonstrations, displays, tours, crafts, music by children’s entertainer Ginalina, and a performance by ventriloquist Kelly Haines.

      The Richmond Gem and Mineral Society present a display of gems and minerals at Richmond Nature Park, with demos and interactive games included.


      FOOD & DRINK


      Local cook, pasta aficionado, and actor Peter Ciuffa teaches the traditional techniques of making fresh pasta at Kitsilano Community Centre.

      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 how to identify a number of wild edible plants available in the fall season at an interactive talk at VanDusen Botanical Garden.



      The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Dallas FC in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.



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      Curious Imaginings is an immersive sculpture exhibition featuring the hyper-realist, fantastical creatures of Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, displayed in 18 rooms in Strathcona’s historic Patricia Hotel.

      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 sixth annual Delta Studio Stomp is a two-day open-studio tour where visitors can meet the artists, see their work, and watch them create at various studios throughout Delta.

      The two-day Grand Prix of Art 2018 is an outdoor painting competition where artists race against the clock to complete a work of art at locations throughout Steveston. 



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      Spain’s Sara Calero Company leads workshops at the Scotiabank Dance Centre as part of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.



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      Conducted by Jonathan Girard (above), the winners of the inaugural Robert and Ellen Silverman Piano Concerto Competition perform with the UBC Symphony Orchestra at UBC's Chan Shun Concert Hall.



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      The Royal Canadian Air Farce's Craig Lauzon performs Tales of an Urban Indian, a site-specific work staged entirely on a moving transit bus, at Presentation House Theatre.

      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.

      The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents performances of As You Like It 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.



      Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection through an exhibition of nearly 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures in A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects.

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

      The Lind Prize 2018 at North Van's Polygon Gallery showcases the finalists of the annual Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, awarded to an artist currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program in B.C., working in mediums of film, photography, or video.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



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

      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.

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

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

      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 Olivier Assayas's neo-New Wave portrait of rebellious youth in 1972, Cold Water.

      Dan Savage's Hump! Film Festival at the Rio Theatre is the world’s only road-show festival of amateur porn.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of The Last Movie, Dennis Hopper’s little-seen 1971 followup to the epochal hit Easy Rider.

      Art House Theatre Day at Vancity Theatre features screenings of The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, Have You Seen My Movie?, and Thunder Road.


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