49 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, September 15

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 49 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, September 15.



      Local singer-songwriter Nikita Afonso plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Richard Claxton, Lindsay Rae, and Sarah Stark.

      Canadian indie-rock trio the Burning Hell plays the Red Gate Arts Society, with guests Megamall, Nice Apple, and Adrian Teacher.

      Toronto indie-pop singer-songwriter Mormor plays Imperial Vancouver.



      The two-day First Pick Handmade transforms Heritage Hall into a 3,300-square-foot pop-up boutique department store.



      Longtable dinner at Surrey's Zaklan Heritage Farm includes a four-course dinner featuring roast pork and freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, paired with seasonal beer selections from Luppolo Brewing.



      Teresa Campbell shares insights and tools from her experience of over 20 years as a full spectrum doula at a prenatal partner yoga workshop at Semperviva Yoga Sea Studio.

      Learn about cohousing at the Our Urban Village Cohousing info session at Hillcrest Community Centre.

      Meditation teacher and psychotherapist Dr. Sean Pritchard speaks on "Doing The Right Thing in a World of Alternative Facts" at Banyen Books and Sound.




      Final performances at Sutcliffe Park of Legend of the Frozen Trees, a 45-minute, Robert Munsch-style performance, and the only kids' show at this year's Fringe Festival.




      The Scrawny Show at the ANZA Club features standup comedy by Andrea Jin (above), Jake Spencer, Myles Anderson, Savannah Isabelle, Rory Dunn, and Tanner McC.




      On the final day of the exhibition Rita McKeough: dig as deep as the darkness, Richmond Art Gallery curator Nan Capogna leads an informal discussion with horticulturalist Egan Davis and artist Holly Schmidt.

      Learn about current exhibitions and the history of the Polygon at a Gallery Tour in French.



      Meet Jane Reid, the author of Freshly Picked: A Locavore's Love Affair with BC's Bounty, at Indigo Langley.



      The Koerner Piano Trio performs works by Haydn, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert at Koerner Recital Hall.

      Träume und Erinnerung features works by Mahler and Wolf performed by soprano Catherine Laub and pianist Rita Attrot at Roedde House Museum.




      Final day of the ten-day Vancouver Fringe Festival, which featured over 700 performances at various venues. Performances today include Duo Doppio's Fabrizio & Cabriolet In: Water, Dirt, Breeze, Fire! (above) at False Creek Gym.

      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.

      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?

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

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents a performance at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of A Thousand Splendid Sons, a sweeping tale set in which two women’s lives intersect through fate in war-torn Afghanistan.



      Vikky Alexander, Lion Cubs in the Wallace Collection Boudoir, 2013, inkjet print, Collection of Claridge Inc.

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

      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.

      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.



      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 Museum of Anthropology at UBC 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.

      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.

      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.

      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.

      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.



      Screening at the Cinematheque of Mikey and Nicky, Elaine May’s 1976 crime drama about boyhood chums who become small-time hoods, starring Peter Falk and John Cassavetes.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Local Hero, director Bill Forsyth's 1983 comedy about a Scottish fishing village earmarked for development by a multi-national oil company.

      Fortieth anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of director Allan Arkush's musical comedy Rock 'n' Roll High School, starring P.J. Soles and the Ramones.


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