44 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, July 14

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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, July 14.



      Pink Floyd tribute band from Britain, Brit Floyd, plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Mexican acoustic-guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela plays the Vogue Theatre.



      Westcoast SCI Active Physiotherapy celebrates moving to a new clinic with an open house and fundraiser for Operation Smile, which provides free cleft surgery for children in need.



      Main Street Mixed Bag at the Ellis Building is a local market featuring vendors, artists, makers, collectors, and yard salers.



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      The Eastside Culture Crawl's fourth annual Art! Bike! Beer! Crawl fundraiser explores East Vancouver's craft breweries in support of the ECCS and its programming.

      The fourth annual Belcarra Seasonglass Green Tea Festival at Camp Howdy features a diverse line of organic green teas, green tea-based foods and products, and interactive workshops.



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      The Vancouver Canadians take on the Tri-City Dust Devils in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.



      Asian-Canadian improvisers create anime comedy in Fistful of Kicks at Havana Theatre.

      Laughs for Lives at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club is a charity comedy show in support of the BC SPCA.



      Master carver from Zimbabwe, Rufaro Ngoma, gives live sculpting demos at Ukama Gallery on Granville Island.



      A Pin in the Map Live Poetry Tour at Hood 28  features readings by New Zealand-based poets Laura Williamson (above) and Liz Breslin.



      The Sea and Sky Collective--violinist Joan Blackman, saxophonist Julia Nolan, and pianist Jane Hayes--performs at Roedde House Museum.



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

      Performance at Bard on the Beach of All's Well that Ends Well, a new staging of Shakespeare's work set in India during the waning days of British occupation.

      Theatre Under the Stars presents a performance of Disney's Newsies at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.

      Performance at Bard on the Beach of The Taming of the Shrew, inspired by the 2007 spaghetti-western version of Shakespeare's work.




      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. 

      Vicky Alexander: Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery features photography, sculpture, collage and installation, including new massive murals created in 2019.

      Robert Rauschenberg 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery features rarely-seen prints, drawings, collages, sculptural works and large-scale works from one of the most experimental periods in the artist's 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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum features permanent galleries devoted to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a rock climbing wall, a virtual sports simulator, and history galleries.

      Kits Pool, Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool, is 137 metres long and features a water park, two slides, cafes, and lockers. 

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

      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.

      The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition features more than 250 privately-owned bikes from around the world.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8 kilometre seawall and totem park featuring eight poles by First Nations artists.

      Nitobe Memorial Garden is a traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and tours, and a ceremonial teahouse.

      Vancouver Lookout features a ride in an exterior glass elevator and a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.



      Screenings at the Rio Theatre of Rocketman, director Dexter Fletcher's biopic based on the life of pop-music legend Elton John.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Serengeti RulesNicolas Brown’s adaptation of Sean B. Carroll’s influential book about man’s impact on the land.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Hyenas, Djibril Diop Mambéty's 1992 film about a now-affluent elderly woman who returns to her impoverished desert village.


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