47 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, March 24

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 47 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, March 24.



      Trip-hop band from England, Hælos, plays the WISE Hall.

      Philadelphia indie-rock quintet Mt. Joy plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      New York saxman Dave Anderson leads his B.C. quartet at Frankie's Jazz.

      Festival du Bois celebrates its 30th anniversary with francophone music from across Canada at Coquitlam's Mackin Park.

      Night of tribute artists at New Westminster's Massey Theatre features Marty Edwards as Kenny Rogers.

      Vancouver jazz band the Trevor Whitridge Quintet plays Surrey's Northwood United Church.



      Launchbox Style and Shop is a two-day pop-up curated by local fashion creatives, with all proceeds going to Vancouver’s Covenant House



      Meet Me at the Barre at Burnaby's Steamworks Brewery and Taproom features an hour-long barre fitness class with Jill Nadon and a flight of beer.

      The Origins Of Chocolate Species at L'Atelier Vancouver Coworking features 20 samples of cacao products and dark chocolate. 

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



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      Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in A Play!”, a new musical about two best friends, at Granville Island's Waterfront Theatre.

      Spring Break at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre features special activities and programming focused on exploring the sun and moon. 

      Spring Break at the Vancouver Aquarium lets kids get up close with a penguin, catch a screening of Shark: A 4-D Experience, and be entertained by a puppet troupe.




      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.



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

      The Sunday Service is a long-running improv comedy show at the Fox Cabaret.

      Geeks versus Nerds at the ANZA Club is a comedy show that pits fan-favourite pop-culture icons against each other.



      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.



      Danse Bloom offers a workshop led by Anita Cheung to explore self-care and mindfulness for young dancers at Scotiabank Dance Centre.



      Poetry readings by Pierre Coupey, Matea Kulić (above), and George Stanley at Seymour Art Gallery.




      Multiple Organisms at the Vancity Culture Lab is a genre- and gender-bending surrealist comedy for adults about having a body and how our body is seen by others.

      Performance at the York Theatre of the politically driven, stereotype-smashing hip-hop empowerment play Hot Brown Honey.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Orchard (After Chekhov), Sarena Parmar's timeless family drama set in the Okanagan Valley, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Redpatch, Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver's story of an indigenous soldier from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation of Vancouver Island, at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Performance at PAL Theatre of Mystery at Greenfingers, a comedic whodunnit set in a snowstorm.



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

      Affinities: Canadian Artists and France at the Vancouver Art Gallery features works from the Gallery’s collection focusing on influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Surrealism on Canadian artists during the first half of the 20th century. Featured artists include J.W. Morrice, Emily Carr, Maurice Cullen, Paul-Émile Borduas, Rodney Graham, Mary Scott and Lucy Hogg.

      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.

      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.

      Displacement at the Vancouver Art Gallery sees contemporary works from the gallery's collection that use “displacement” as a tool to elicit viewer reactions of all kinds. Featured artists include Sonny Assu, Aganetha Dyck, Teresa Marshall, Ken Lum, Robert Therrien, Luanne Martineau, Patrick Traer, Renee van Halm, Holly Ward, Tim Paul, and Myfanwy MacLeod.

      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.

      Influenced by fields of perceptual psychology, science and architecture, Mowry Baden’s works at the Vancouver Art Gallery incorporate objects both found and constructed that incite curiosity, wonder, and laughs.



      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.

      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.

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

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

      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.

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



      Afternoon screening at the Rio Theatre of the Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

      Vancouver premiere at the Cinematheque of Marine Francen’s French historical drama The Sower.

      Screenings at Vancity Theatre of director Jia Zhangke's Ash is Purest White, about a gangster's girlfriend who undertakes a journey of discovery and disillusionment.


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