50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, February 24

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 50 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, February 24.



      American indie-rock singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield plays WISE Hall.

      Nashville indie-pop quartet Coin plays Venue.

      Winter Jazz on Granville Island features performances by the Sharon Minemoto Trio (1 pm) and David Blake Quartet (3:45 pm) at Performance Works.

      Blues, jazz, and gospel, featuring guitarist Olaf deShield, at Surrey's Northwood United Church.

      Quintessential Jazz performs standards and original tunes at St. Andrew's United Church.

      Local singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson performs a matinee album release show at the WISE Hall.

      Storytellers and Train Travellers features acoustic performance by indie-folk songwriters at the Heatley.




      Comeback Record Music Show and Sale at the Vancouver Flea Market features LPs, CDs, 45s, collectibles, posters, turntables, and books.



      Join Michael Schwartz from the Jewish Museum and Archives of B.C. for a tour of such Oakridge-area architectural landmarks as the Jewish Community Centre, King David High School, and Temple Sholom synagogue. SOLD OUT.



      Vancouver Farmers Markets

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



      A panel for youth to explore Dance Photography at RYU features panelists David Cooper, Andi McLeish, and Laura Zeke.



      Panel discussion with Soleiman's Faqiri's brother Yusuf Faqiri and advocates on the injustices and relationship between prisons, racism, and health.



      Long Island, New York comedan Mike Quu performs a standup show at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

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



      Ocean Wise

      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.

      Jocelyn Statia leads a tour of the current exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

      Explore the ancient method of pottery making at a Korean Raku Ceramic Workshop at the Wesbrook Community Centre.

      The Beyond Words Series presents a multimedia work paying tribute to the legacy of Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.




      Final day of the Coastal Dance Festival at New Westminster's Anvil Centre.



      Tim Matheson

      Vancouver Opera presents the final performance of its lush new production of Puccini’s La Bohème at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Kits Classics + Worlds Beyond features chamber music by Bach, Telemann, Fauré, and Bizet at St. James Hall.



      Emily Cooper

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

      Performance at the York Theatre of Children of God, a musical about the children of an Oji-Cree family who are sent to a residential school in northern Ontario.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents its final performance of 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 their final performance of True Crime, a mind-twisting encounter created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham, at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Performance at the Surrey Arts Centre of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchellwhich reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs through a new generation.

      Constance Markievicz fights for Ireland’s freedom in Changed Utterly, a theatre verbatim play with songs and poems, at Jericho Arts Centre.



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

      French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 at the Vancouver Art Gallery features paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Cézanne, Chagall, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Morisot, Renoir, and Rodin.

      A Handful of Dust at the Polygon Gallery features photographs from the last 100 years, focusing on the theme of dust.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      Jeff Vinnick

      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.

      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 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.

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

      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.

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

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



      Screening at the Rio Theatre of the Haida Gwaii-shot Edge of the Knife, the first feature-length narrative film spoken entirely in the Haida language.

      Live broadcast of the 2019 Academy Awards at Vancity Theatre features a fashion show, Oscar bingo, Indigenous cuisine, and comedy.

      The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival features outdoor adventure films from around the world at various Vancouver venues.


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