35 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, October 7

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 35 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, October 7.



      American indie singer-songwriters Ty Segall and White Fence perform together at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      Nashville soul-jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs plays Imperial Vancouver.

      Vancouver jazz ensemble Company B Jazz Band plays a pay-what-you-can gig at Guilt & Co.

      American DJ, producer, and mashup pioneer Z-Trip plays a free RSVP show at Harbour Event Centre, with guest DJ Physik.

      Melodic punk-rock band A Wilhelm Scream plays the WISE Hall.

      Vancouver funk-soul band the Unified plays a pay-what-you-can gig at Guilt & Co.

      Rock bands from Winnipeg and Saskatoon, the Proud Sons and League of Wolves, play the Railway Stage and Beer Café.



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


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      The year's final Ambleside Artisan Farmer's Market features a variety of organic and non-organic produce, plus baking, syrups, jams, honey, salsas, and anti-pastas at Ambleside Park.



      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.



      Burnaby Lyric Opera presents a program of excerpts from Carmen, La Bohème, Pagliacci, and Roméo et Juliette at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.



      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the final performance of 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 Studio 1398 of The Cascadia Project, which showcases new works from local Vancouver playwrights.

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

      Seven Tyrants Theatre opens its first season with Samuel Beckett’s absurdist one-man work, Krapp's Last Tape, at Tyrant Studios.



      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.

      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.

      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.



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      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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 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 International Film Festival runs until October 12 at Vancity Theatre, the Cinematheque, Rio Theatre, and other Vancouver venues. Screenings today include the animated documentary about the Angolan Civil War, Another Day of Life (above), at the Rio Theatre.


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