44 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, June 23

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 44 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, June 23.



      The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival runs until July 1 at various Vancouver venues. Performers tonight include Jacqui Naylor at Frankie's Jazz, Elisapie at Performance Works, and Wu-Tang Clan (above) at Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Mexican-American rocker Alejandro Escovedo performs tunes from his new album The Crossing at the WISE Hall.

      Southern-blues rock Major Fantasy plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Marlie Collins, Antoinette, and Troy Webster.

      Brooklyn post-grunge pop band Haybaby plays Static Jupiter, with guests Land Line and Seablush.

      Vancouver horn player Gabriel Mark Hasselbach leads his jazz group at Surrey's Northwood United Church.

      Diane Tell performs the closing concert of Festival d'été francophone at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Eleven-piece band Top City performs classic R&B, soul, Motown, and funk at the Fairview Pub.

      Local rockabilly band Cousin Harley, featuring guitarist Paul Pigat, performs roots, vintage country, and western swing at Lynn Valley Village.

      Sundays for Sinners is an afternoon of blues-roots music featuring accordionist Ana Bon-Bon at Princeton Pub & Grill.



      Cycle with friends at Swangard Stadium to promote kids' mental health and raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association.



      Deeley Exhibition

      Bring your vintage, vintage styled, pre-1990s, or unique and rare motorcycle to the sixth annual Vintage Motorcycle Show & Shine at Trev Deeley Motorcycles.



      Yoga teacher Nicole Du Guay leads an accupressure workshop for stress and tension relief and relaxation at Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver.

      Tamara Lorinczof the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace talks war's impact on climate at Surrey's City Center Library.



      Children's entertainer Mike Bryden performs songs from his debut album Sing Song Sayings at Havana Theatre.



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

      On-script actors are paired up with improvisers in The Actor's Nightmare at Havana Theatre.




      Vancouver artist Sean Alward hosts an open-studio figure-drawing session with a live model at Mobil Art School.



      Launch of new poetry magazine Some features readings by Michael Barnholden, Ted Byrne, Louis Cabri, Steve Collis, Nicole Markotić, and Catriona Strang, and Clint Burnham (above). 

      Author Amrita Lit signs her new book Chasing Kismet at Indigo Langley.



      The Nordic Singers of the Royal Opera of Copenhagen offer a mix of popular opera arias and duets, pop, and traditional Scandinavian songs at the Scandinavian Community Centre.

      UBC Opera Ensemble presents its final performance of Mozart's iconic dark-comedy Don Giovanni at the UBC Old Auditorium.



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      Performance at Bard on the Beach of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Lois Anderson.

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

      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 PAL Theatre of Jack of Diamonds, in which residents of a retirement home exact their revenge on a con man.




      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.

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

      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.



      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.

      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).

      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. 

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean.

      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.

      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 Rio Theatre of director Andrew Slater's documentary Echo in the Canyon, about the music that came out of L.A.'s Laurel Canyon in the sixties.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Golden Sands and The Icelandic Dream as part of the series Wayward Heroes: A Survey of Modern Icelandic Cinema.


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