Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 50 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, September 8.
Eighteen-year-old R&B singer-songwriter and actress Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, plays the Rio Theatre.
Portland band Yaazda performs classic Polish rock tunes at Shipbuilders’ Square and Pipe Shop.
The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope at Riley Park Community Centre raises funds to help women with ovarian cancer live fuller and longer lives.
The Parkinson SuperWalk in Stanley Park raises funds for the Parkinson Society British Columbia.
Cycle to raise funds for African Orphans at Solidary Cycle, which covers 100 km between White Rock and Yarrow.
Paws for a Cause at David Lam Park supports the BC SPCA and includes a beer garden and BBQ.
The Coho Festival at Ambleside Park raises funds for the Coho Society of the North Shore.
FOOD AND DRINK
Chocolatier Geoseph Domenichiello leads a two-night masterclass on bean-to-bar chocolate-making at Burnaby's Mon Paris Patisserie.
Legend of the Frozen Trees at Sutcliffe Park is a 45-minute, Robert Munsch-style performance, and the only kids' show at this year's Fringe Festival.
The Wrong Show: Comedy Broadville at the Biltmore Cabaret features sketch and standup comedy, music, and burlesque starring Watermelon, Bonnie Kilroe, Burgundy Brixx, and Sandra Sanders.
Physical comedian Aaron Malkin performs his show Dandelion: A Comedy About Fatherhood at the Waterfront Theatre as part of the Fringe Festival.
Experience 10 new works from B.C. artists projected onto the Vancouver Art Gallery's Georgia Street facade each night during the Façade Festival.
Borrow a 'human book' from a curated collection of topics at the Vancouver Public Library's two-day event, The Human Library.
Vancouver Comicon at Heritage Hall is a comic book and collectables show with guest artists Howard Chaykin, Michael Kluckner, Dylan Moore, Ken Ha, and Leonie Uriel.
The Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society presents its annual celebration of all kinds of theatre, the Vancouver Fringe Festival, featuring over 700 performances at various venues. Performances today include playwright Stephanie Mills' Perv Hunters (above) at the Waterfront Theatre.
Performance at Bard on the Beach of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's examination of what it means to be loyal to a parent, to a leader, and to a country.
Performance at Bard on the Beach of The Taming of the Shrew, inspired by the 2007 spaghetti-western version of Shakespeare's work.
United Players present a performance of Ben Power's A Tender Thing, which posits: What if Romeo and Juliet didn't die in the Capulet family vault?
Alley Theatre presents a site-specific benefit reading of playwright Hannah Moscovitch's What a Young Wife Ought to Know at North Van's Murdo Frazer Park.
Vicky Alexander: Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery features photography, sculpture, collage, and installation, including new massive murals created in 2019.
Gilded Age II at the Polygon presents both early and new works by Sara Cwynar, in which found photographs, everyday objects, illustrations, notes, and posed models form disparate associations.
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 postwar career.
The Clock by Christian Marclay is a 24-hour video at the Polygon that montages film and television footage from the last 70 years.
Metalmorphosis at Visualspace Gallery is a sculptural exhibition from metal artists Kye-Yeon Son and Brian Hoyano, curated by Barbara Cohen.
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.
Dog Days at the Polygon is a photography exhibition featuring contemporary works, classic images, and vintage photographs of man's best friend.
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 a 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.
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.
Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC illustrates the role puppets have played in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values.
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).
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.
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 printmakers, collected as early as the 1890s.
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.
Kits Pool, Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool, is 137 metres long and features a water park, two slides, cafes, and lockers.
Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven cable bridges suspended in trees, the Living Forest exhibit, totem-pole collection, Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure.
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.
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.
Vancouver premiere at the Cinematheque of A Colony, director Geneviève Dulude-De Celle's drama about a shy girl from semi-rural Quebec starting high school and taking her first steps into grown-up experiences.
Screening at Vancity Theatre of Becoming Nobody, director Jamie Catto's new documentary about spiritual teacher Ram Dass’s life and teachings.
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