52 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, May 25

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 52 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, May 25.



      American country-pop singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood plays Rogers Arena, with guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

      Toronto alternative R&B singer-songwriter Allan Rayman plays the Vogue Theatre.

      New Jersey indie-rock band Real Estate plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      Filipina pop singer and actress Lea Salonga play the River Rock Show Theatre.

      Canadian-American R&B singer George Nozuka plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

      Local group Pianorama, featuring keyboardist Doc Fingers and vocalist Diane Lines, plays White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.

      The Senticsphere plays a 10-year reunion show at the Bourbon, with guests Two Car Train, Friction Project, and Robots & Gods.

      Canadian jazz-guitar great Bill Coon plays Burnaby's Deer Lake Gallery.

      The Squares perform traditional Canadian folk songs in the barbershop style at the WISE Hall.

      Chinese rap group Higher Brothers play the Commodore Ballroom.

      The Hard Rubber Orchestra performs new works by Canadian composers Darcy James Argue and Harry Stafylakis at Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre.

      Drummer Quincy Davis performs the second of two nights at Frankie's Jazz with Vancouver’s James Danderfer on clarinet and saxophone.



      The Trout Lake Farmers Market at John Hendry Park features seasonal produce, local meat, seafood, eggs & dairy, craft beer, wine & spirits, artisanal prepared food, and handmade craft. 



      Geostrategist, futurist, and author Dr. Parag Khanna speaks at the Indian Summer Festival gala The Future is Asian at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.



      The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Dallas FC in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.



      Author Brent Constantine presents a table read of his latest terrible script at Little Mountain Gallery.

      The Comic Strip at Tyrant Studios features standup comedy by Ryan Williams, Andrea Jin, and headliner Steev Letts.

      British comedy legend John Cleese of Monty Python fame performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.



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      Scotiabank Dance Centre hosts a triple bill of contemporary dance celebrating the work of Calgary-based Davida Monk.

      Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s season finale at the Vancouver Playhouse features works by international and Canadian choreographers.

      OURO Collective and Tangible collaborate to create a multi-disciplinary dance experience at Burnaby's Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.



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      The Vancouver Cantata Singers perform choral music from Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre.



      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Matilda the Musical, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's novel Matilda, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Final performance at Metro Theatre of Communicating Doors, in which a dominatrix from the future is summoned to witness a man’s confession to murder.

      Arts Umbrella presents the Expressions Theatre Festival, a curated selection of theatre and musical-theatre classics, at the Waterfront Theatre.

      Smash Theatre presents Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., a musical based on JM Barrie’s novel and the classic Disney film, at Ladner's Genesis Theatre.

      Children's Theatre of Richmond presents its final performance at the Granville Island Stage of Rodgers & Hammerstein's G2K Cinderella.

      Upintheair Theatre presents the rEvolver Festival of independent theatre and performing arts at the Cultch Historic Theatre.

      Seven Tyrants Theatre concludes its first season in its new theatre space with a remount of Keith Huff's A Steady Rain.

      Performance at the Theatre at Hendry Hall of The Dixie Swim Club, a comedy about five Southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships.

      Performance at New Westminster's Anvil Theatre of Allan Morgan's I Walked the LIne, a play about unions, treachery, solidarity, porta potties, and baked goods.

      Performance at the Annex of Chicken Girl, in which the titular character embarks on a surreal adventure to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her Uncle Chan.



      Moving Still: Performative Photography in India at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 100 works that examine themes of gender, religion, and sexual identity.

      A Harlem Nocturne at the Contemporary Art Gallery presents still and moving images extrapolated and translated from archival sources, featuring a newly commissioned video project drawn from Deanna Bowen’s research into histories of Black community within Vancouver.

      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.

      The Polygon Gallery exhibits selected finalists of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize

      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.

      Views of the Collection: The Street at the Vancouver Art Gallery focuses on the street as source of inspiration and site for the production and enactment of culture, with works by Roy Arden, Kati Campbell, Robert Capa, Robert Frank, Fred Herzog, Hong Chan Park, Judy Radul, Jack Shadbolt, Danny Singer, and Ian Wallace.




      Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets at the MOA illustrates the role puppets have played in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values.

      There is Truth Here at the Museum of Vancouver focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island) and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba).

      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.

      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.



      The 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world and almost two dozen sculptures.

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

      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.

      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.



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Sir, a romance about a young Indian widow who moves from the country to Mumbai and takes a position as a house servant for a wealthy young architect.

      In celebration of National Tap Dance Day, screening at the Cinematheque of Tap World, a 2015 documentary exploring tap’s international reach.


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