66 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, June 15

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 66 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, June 15.



      Indie-pop band Gang Signs plays the Biltmore Cabaret.

      Current Swell, Freak Motif, Dirty Radio, Dino DiNicolo, Wooden Horsemen, and Soul Rebel play Red Truck Brewery as part of the Truck Stop Concert Series.

      The Gathering Festival at Emery Barnes Park is a free concert featuring performances by Odds, the Big Easy Funk Ensemble, Gary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars, Carnegie Jazz Band, Love Medicine, and Katari Taiko.

      Langara College Community Day at Langara College features food trucks, a kids' zone, and live music by 54-40.

      Day One of the two-day Breakout Festival, which features performances by A$AP Rocky, Lil Skies, YBN Cordae, Night Lovell, Yung Tory, Lil Berette, Angtst, and Anklegod at the PNE Amphitheatre.

      Grégory Charles & Marc Hervieux and Alpha Yaya Diallo perform at Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver as part of Festival d'été francophone.

      Jazz guitarists Tony and Peter Chotem (Double Helix) perform originals as well as jazz, Latin, and blues standards at West Vancouver's Silk Purse Arts Centre.

      Australian electronic-music duo Cosmo's Midnight plays the Fox Cabaret.

      Heavy rock band Rampant Lion plays the Railway Stage & Beer Café, with guests Cobra Ramone, Wrecked Beach, and Other People.

      Foo Fighters and Tragically Hip tribute bands Fo Fighters and the Hip Show play Shannon Hall on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

      The New Orleans Ale Stars perform swing-dance music at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

      Punk-rockers the Vicious Cycles play an album release party at the WISE Hall, with guests the Mandates, Sandstorm, and Dead Cells.



      Run For H2O at South Van's Riverfront Park is a family-friendly event to raise funds and support clean-water projects for rural villages in Guatemala.



      Croatia Days at the Croatian Cultural Centre features folk dancing, music, a children's play area, fresh food, and a beer garden.

      The UNITE Yoga Beach Party at Spanish Banks features yoga, meditation, music, and food.



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      Representatives from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation will present examples of the foundation’s work in support of local bald eagles at the Museum of Vancouver.

      Aimed at potential residents, architects, planners, city councillors and housing advocates, the Inside-Out of Cohousing workshop at New Westminster's Network Hub provides a close look at how cohousing works.

      Learn more about dementia, communication, and behaviour as part of the Family Caregiver Series at Vancouver General Hospital.



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      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.

      Wine Tasting Class at Fine Art Bartending School Vancouver will take six very different wines and discuss each aspect of the grape variety.



      Children's entertainer Atchoum performs at Studio 16 as part of Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver.

      The Hillcrest Summer Festival at Riley Park Community Centre features amusement rides, inflatables, games, activities, and stage performances.



      The B.C. Lions take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Canadian Football League action at BC Place Stadium.

      The Vancouver Canadians take on the Spokane Indians in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.



      The Comic Strip features standup comedy by Jacob Samuel, Gina Harms, and headliner Jane Stanton at Tyrant Studios.

      Vancouver TheatreSports' Throne and Games—The Last Laugh is an improvised Game of Thrones parody at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.

      Standup comedy versus improv at Little Mountain Gallery's Bloodfeud.



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      Kickoff party at Caffe Barney for visual artist Mo Sherwood's latest surf-art exhibition will see canvas beach-hut paintings, sexy wood art, and digital prints on sale, with DJ-CJ spinning surf-rock records.



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      Final performance at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts of MACHiNENOiSY codirectors Delia Brett and Daelik's new work we are by which we are moved in return.

      Karen Flamenco Dance Academy and Company presents a flamenco interpretation of Beauty and the Beast at the Vancouver Playhouse.



      Vancouver author Ryan Uytdewilligen signs copies of his latest book Akela at Indigo Langley.

      Seven writers share their poetry and prose inspired by the works of Kathleen McGiveron and Fiona Tang at Deer Lake Gallery's Spoken Ink.



      The West End Chamber Choir celebrates its 10th anniversary with music from the 18th to the 21st century at Coal Harbour Community Centre.

      The Erato Ensemble performs works by Luciano Berio and Canadian visionary Harry Somers at the Orpheum Annex.

      The Vancouver Men's Chorus performs songs from the '70s at Performance Works on Granville Island.



      Preview performance at Bard on the Beach of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

      United Players present a performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Jez Butterworth's character drama Jerusalem.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a performance at the Granville Island Stage of Mom's the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, by the Mom's the Word Collective.

      Deep Cove Stage Society presents a performance of Frederick Knott's thriller Wait Until Dark at the Deep Cove Shaw 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.

      Performance at Roedde House Museum of Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion's one-woman show about surviving, starring Cory Philley.

      The Sidekick Players present a performance at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre of Norm Foster's new comedy The Ladies Foursome.

      Final performance at Granville Island's Waterfront Theatre of The Bandmaid's Tale, a new dystopian musical comedy.

      Performance at the Cultch of Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline, George F. Walker's tale of crime, passion, sword fighting, and revenge.

      Performance at Progess Lab of Theatre Conspiracy's Stray, Tanya Marquardt's true story of a girl who runs away and finds herself.




      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.

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




      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.

      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.

      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.



      Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven cable bridges suspended in trees, the Living Forest exhibit, totem pole collection, Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure. 

      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.

      Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.

      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.



      Filmmaking masterclass at Vancity Theatre with Emmy-winning director Miguel Sapochnik, who has helmed six Game of Thrones episodes.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of When the Raven Flies, the first film in director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson’s epic Viking trilogy.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Werner Herzog and André Singer‘s new documentary, Meeting Gorbachev.


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