48 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, September 30

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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 30.




      Grammy-winning Americana trio I'm With Her--composed of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan--performs at Chan Shun Concert Hall.

      Local garage-rock duo the Pack A.D. performs a free in-store concert at Neptoon Records to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut album Tintype.

      American country-roots rocker Steve Earle performs the second of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom on his 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road Tour, with guests the Mastersons.

      American singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger performs tunes from her latest album Rebound at the WISE Hall.



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      Friends United Beyond All Race (F.U.B.A.R.) present a rollerskating party at Robson Square Ice Rink with old-school music and food vendors, with proceeds to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.

      The CIBC Run for the Cure takes place at Concord Pacific Place, with proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society.



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

      The two-day Fall For Local Market at the Pipe Shop in North Van is a one-of-kind "shop local" event featuring more than 85 vendors.

      The Market at The Firehall Arts Centre features craft beer, a food truck, and local vendors selling diverse items including pottery, art prints, pins, handmade clothing, and vintage items.

      Learn about BC’s prehistoric past with real fossils displayed by the Vancouver Paleontological Society at Richmond Nature Park.



      PumpkinFest 2018 at West Vancouver Community Centre features live music, kids' activities, artisan market, and dunk tank, with all proceeds to support and enhance programs and equipment at the West Van community centre, ice arena, and aquatic centre.


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      The Vegan MarketPlace at the Waldorf features food and drinks, chill vibes, social awareness, and network opportunities, with proceeds to The Happy Herd Sanctuary. 



      Stand Up Comedy Super Show at the Kino Cafe raises funds for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.



      Curious Imaginings--an immersive sculpture exhibition featuring the hyper-realist, fantastical creatures of Australian artist Patricia Piccinini--continues at 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 two-day Art! Vancouver at Culture Days at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl'a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) offers a free, hands-on, and behind-the-scenes look into the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work.



      Two-day workshop with Amsterdam-based dance, text, and sound improviser/innovator Katie Duck at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.



      Final day of WORD Vancouver, a free literary arts festival taking place at various venues around the city.

      Room Magazine presents AfterWord Vancouver, a night of readings, conversation, food, and community, at the Native Education College.



      Italian violinist Enrico Onofri and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra perform Vivaldi’s exquisite work at Kay Meek Arts Centre.



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      Ruby Slippers Theatre presents Michel Tremblay's play about the hilarious misfortune of one woman's fortune, Les Belles-soeurs, at Gateway Theatre.

      Indigenous matriarchal story Kamloopa at the Cultch follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from.

      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.

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

      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 Cascadia Project showcases new works from local Vancouver playwrights at Studio 1398.

      Neworld Theatre presents Incognito Mode: A Play About Porn, a generational exploration of pornography in the digital age, at Studio 58.

      Performance at Metro Theatre of James Yaffe's comedic thriller Cliffhanger, directed by Kayt Roth.



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

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



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

      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 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.

      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 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.



      The Vancouver International Film Festival runs until October 12 at Vancity Theatre, the Cinematheque, Rio Theatre, and other Vancouver venues. Screenings today include Virus Tropical (above) at International Village 10.


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