40 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, February 17

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 40 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, February 17.



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      New York guitar-wizards Jim Campilongo and Luca Benedetti perform at St. James Hall.

      American vocalist Bobby McFerrin performs at Chan Centre with members from his Voicestra group and choral ensemble musica intima.

      The South Van Big Band performs at the Fairview Pub with guest Dr. Greg Johnson.

      Black History Month event at Eastside Studios celebrates black culture in Vancouver with Motown music.




      The Retro Design & Antiques Fair at the Croatian Cultural Centre features 185 tables of vintage, retro, and antique finds.




      Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market on the PNE Grounds features local produce, craft alcohol, artisanal foods, and food trucks.



      Three stories by author and children's-book illustrator Eric Carle are retold through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets at Kay Meek Arts Centre.



      Local comics Graham Clark and Dave Shumka bring their podcast Stop Podcasting Yourself to the Rio Theatre as part of JFL NorthWest.

      Stunt comic Steve-O of Jackass fame performs at the Vogue Theatre as part of JFL NorthWest.

      Comedian Andrew Packer hosts weed-oriented show Jokes N Tokes at the Cannabis Culture Lounge.

      Cory Lupovici and Jo-el Oxales host The Scrawny Show, featuring headliner John Cullen, at the ANZA Club.



      Douglas Coupland’s 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.



      West African dance expert Merlin Nyakam teaches dance styles from Cameroon, Senegal, Guinea, and the Ivory Coast at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.



      Local authors share published pieces or works in progress at a Writers Showcase at Vancouver Public Library.



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      Studio 58 presents Cabaret, a play set in 1929 Berlin at the notorious Kit Kat Klub, at Langara College.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Thornton Wilder's play of forbidden young love and mistaken identity, The Matchmaker, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company and Crow’s Theatre present True Crime, a mind-twisting encounter created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham, at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Performance at White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse of A Comedy of Tenors, playwright Ken Ludwig's comedy of mistaken identities and bedroom hijinks.



      10,000 Ships at the Polygon Gallery showcases a photographic archive created by local photographer and "ship-spotter" Rod Logan.

      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.

      Krista Belle Stewart's site-specific installation Eye Eye is on display at SFU's Teck Gallery.

      Polit-Sheer-Form Office at Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite is the first Canadian exhibition by the Chinese contemporary art collective.

      Hexsa'am: To Be Here Always at UBC's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery includes works Marianne Nicolson and Althea Thauberger with Siku Allooloo, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Darryl Dawson, Jaymyn La Vallee, Diane Roberts, Sara Siestreem, Juliana Speier, Nabidu Taylor, Kamala Todd, William Wasden Jr., Tania Willard and Lindsey Willie.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery presents The Metamorphosis, an exhibition drawn from its collection that examines transformation and change.

      The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed.



      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.

      Marking the Infinite at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features nine leading Aboriginal women who are revered matriarchs and celebrated artists from remote regions of Australia.

      Shakeup: Preserving What We Value at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with Indigenous knowledge and oral history.

      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.



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      Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, plus ziplines, skiing and snowboarding, a sliding zone, snowshoeing, and a skating pond.

      West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      North Vancouver's Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding, lessons, chairlifts, terrain parks, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

      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.



      Matinee screening at the Cinematheque of the family film Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Melvin Van Peebles's 1971 blaxploitation classic Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Nadine Labaki's drama Capernaum, about a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. 

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Ganja & Hess, Bill Gunn's inventive mix of vampire horror and blaxploitation.


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