17 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, August 11

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      The Abbotsford International Air Show features demonstrations by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, USAF Thunderbirds, and a CF-18 Hornet demo. See aircraft from the past and get hand-on with planes on display.

      Abbotsford Airport, 30440 Liberator Avenue, 9am-5:30pm

       

      Mexico's urban rock band Haragan y Cía celebrate their 30th anniversary with their debut Canadian concert. With guests Quinta Kalavera, Tren al Sur, Arlo Wells.

      Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings, 7pm, $25

       

      Enjoy live music from acoustic folk singer/songwriter Liam Sturgess as he performs at Lonsdale Quay's Summerfest 2019.

      Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Van, 2pm, Free

       

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      Crankworx Whistler celebrates 16 years of mountain bike culture 10 days of elite and amateur racing.

      Whistler Blackcomb, Aug 9-18, Free

       

      The Joan Bessie Band celebrates the release of their self-titled album and its first single "G.G." with a live concert. 

      Hipposonic Recording Studio, 201 West 7th Ave, 4pm, $20

       

      The VSO Chamber Players return to VanDusen Botanical Garden for an intimate 19+ musical soirée with beer, wine, cocktails and food truck fare.

      VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak, 5pm

       

      The first-ever Richmond Sunflower Festival has over 20 different varieties of Sunflowers and Dahlias on over eight acres of land. Tickets include hay and train rides, a live band, food trucks, a beer garden, and wine tasting in the vineyard.

      Richmond Country Farms, 12900 Steveston Highway, 10am, $10-$15

       

      KitsFest is an athletic celebration with teams competing in wide variety of sports such as basketball, tennis, touch football, volleyball, water polo, and even bathtub races. For entertainment, there's DJ's, a kid zone, and food trucks.

      Kits Beach, All day, Free

       

      The Wrong Show: Comedy BROADville is a night of sketch, stand-up, musical comedy, and burlesque starring notorious weed diva/comedian Watermelon, superstar celebrity impersonator Bonnie Kilroe, celebrated cabaret queen Burgundy Brixx, and east-Van icon Sandra Sanders, with Shaboobie Boobarella and Velvet Steele.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 9pm, $15-20

       

      All Over the Map: Indangamirwa celebrates dance and music from around the world on the outdoor stage at Ron Basford Park. 

      Performance Works, Granville Island, 1pm, Free

       

      The Rio screens the Paul Newman and Robert Redford western classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for its 50th Anniversary.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 4:20pm, $12.50

       

      Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows is a haunting meditation on wartime survival among the underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. 

      The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 6pm, $12

       

      Sunday At The Park With Shorts is a celebration of Vancouver-made short films. Meet local directors and producers then enjoy a showcase of a locally made short films.

      The Park Theatre, 3440 Cambie, 1pm, $30

       

      Head to Strange Fellows Brewing for their Bruce Willis appreciation movie night when they show two of Bruce's best, Pulp Fiction and Die Hard. Free popcorn, Yippee Ki-Yay.

      Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark, 6pm, Free

          

      Improv troupe The Sunday Service perform fast paced, absurd and hilarious improv from audience suggestions in the group’s unique style. 

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 9pm, $10

       

      Rookie Night at The Improv Centre gets your week of to a laughing start with the comedy improv stars of tomorrow.

      The Improv Centre, Granville Island, 7:30pm, $8.75-10.25

       

      The Trout Lake Farmers Market featuring seasonal produce, local meat, seafood, eggs and dairy, craft beer, wine and spirits, artisanal prepared food and handmade craft. There are also food and coffee trucks onsite. 

      John Hendry Park, 3300 Victoria, 10am, Free

       

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