42 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, June 16

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 42 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, June 16.



      Day Two of the two-day Breakout Festival, which features performances by Rae Sremmurd (above), Lil Baby, Gunna, Rich the Kid, Saweetie, Illyminiachi, and Ninetyfour at the PNE Amphitheatre.

      Vancouver post-punk band Dumb plays an album-release party at the Red Gate Arts Society, with guests Nick Normal, Cave Girl, and Co-op.




      The East Vancouver Garden Tour features visits to 12 home gardens in the Grandview area, with all proceeds to Britannia Neighbours.

      Tasting Notes and Overtones at the Cultch is a celebration of the music, wine, and cheese of France and Italy, with all proceeds to the Vancouver Women's Musical Society.



      The seventh annual Father's Day Brewery Tour includes visits to Brassneck Brewery, Luppolo Brewery, and Steamworks Brewery.

      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.



      Sarah Cutfield leads a yoga workshop at Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio designed to introduce participants to inversion postures.



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



      Cory Lupovici and Jo-el Oxales host a monthly standup comedy show featuring headliner Jane Stanton at the ANZA Club.

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



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      Karen Flamenco presents a flamenco interpretation of Beauty and the Beast, starring Aysha Majeed (above) as Belle, at the Vancouver Playhouse.




      Five performers will tell the stories of their arrival in Canada through a pair of shoes in The Shoe Project, an event facilitated by author Caroline Adderson (above), at UBC's Walter Gage Residence.



      Burnaby Lyric Opera presents a program at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts that features performances by Gina McLellan Morel, Chloé Hurst, and Emma Parkinson, and highlights from Richard Strauss’s opera Der Rosenkavalier.

      Meraviglia d'Amore: The Wonder of Love is an afternoon of 17th-century Italian love songs and music at Hycroft Mansion.




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

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

      Performance at Bard on the Beach of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. SOLD OUT.

      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.

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

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




      Opening day at the Vancouver Art Gallery of Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time, featuring more than 130 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and lithographs from the artist’s pre- and post-war career. 

      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.



      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.

      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.



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      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.

      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.

      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.



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

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Wes Anderson's whimsical midlife-crisis movie about a Jacques Cousteau-like marine biologist/filmmaker.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Andrew Slater's music documentary Echo in the Canyon, which includes the last film interview of Tom Petty.


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