Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 49 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, May 26.
San Francisco punk band Swingin' Utters plays the WISE Hall, with guests Gallows Bound.
Canadian rapper NAV plays the PNE Forum, with guest Killy.
Chinese hip-hop artist Jony J plays the Fortune Sound Club.
In Memory of Al Shori is an intimate afternoon concert at the Penthouse featuring guitarist Olaf De Shield, pianist Doug Louie, saxophonist Saul Berson, bassist Brian Scott, and drummer Vince Ricci.
Bikers for Autism hosts its fifth annual Shuck It Forward fundraiser at Chewies Oyster Bar in Coal Harbour.
The annual Vancouver MS Walk at Concord Place raises funds and improve the lives of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis.
H2O19 Vancouver at Beaumont Studios is the second annual gala to benefit WaterAid Canada and its goal of providing access to a safe water source for communities in Madagascar.
Fair in the Square at Victory Square Park features live music, arts and crafts, and a free BBQ lunch.
Bizarre Bazaar at Hycroft Mansion features vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories, and collectibles.
The East Van Show and Shine at the Whip Restaurant Gallery features vintage cars, trucks, and bikes, a BBQ, and live music.
The F.U.B.A.R. Roller Jam at Robson Square Ice Rink features family roller-skating, face painting, and celebrity DJs spinning old-school soul, funk and R&B music. \
FOOD AND DRINK
Kitsilano Farmers Market at the Kitsilano Community Centre features fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally-raised meat, eggs and dairy, sustainable seafood, craft beer, wine and spirits, artisanal prepared food, and handmade craft.
Jurassic Quest at the Vancouver Convention Centre is an exhibition that explores the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic periods.
The Salmonberry Days Community Fair at Dunbar Community Centre features carnival games, crafts, painting, balloon artists, and a BBQ.
Peter Pan Zen at North Shore Meditation House is a mindfulness class for children with meditation, stories, movement, breathing, art, and music.
Comedian Andrew Packer hosts weed-oriented show Jokes N Tokes at the Cannabis Culture Lounge.
Life is Funny VI is a clean-comedy night featuring six comedians, including headliner Jacob Samuel, at Schara Tzedeck Wosk Auditorium.
The Sunday Service is a weekly improv-comedy show at the Fox Cabaret.
The Actor's Nightmare at Havana Theatre sees on-script actors paired up with improvisers.
Join CAG visitor coordinator Jocelyn Statia for a Sunday afternoon tour of the current exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery.
Marney-Rose Edge, Nur Shojai, Niina Chebry, Claire Sower, and Karen Lorena Parker are among the more than 50 artists taking part in the three-day Parker Art Salon at 1000 Parker.
West Coast Tap presents Tapped In, a show honouring tap-dancer Joey Hollingsworth, at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
Vancouver Philharmonic Goes to the Movies features box office hits from the past six decades at North Van's Centennial Theatre.
Smash Theatre presents its final performance of Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., a musical based on JM Barrie’s novel and the classic Disney film, at Ladner's Genesis Theatre.
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.
Upintheair Theatre presents the rEvolver Festival of independent theatre and performing arts at the Cultch Historic Theatre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world and almost two dozen sculptures.
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.
Screenings at the Cinematheque of Parts I, II, and III of Dead Souls, director Wang Bing's eight-hour-plus oral-history documentary of Jiabiangou and Mingshui “re-education” camps in China.
Fiftieth anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of Midnight Cowboy, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
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.
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