42 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, October 13

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 42 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, October 13.




      Local R&B/hip-hop act Dacey plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Amber Bayani, Maddie King, and Jada Klein.

      Australian rock band Good Morning plays the WISE Hall.

      American rock legend John Fogerty performs his iconic Creedence Clearwater Revival hits at Rogers Arena.

      Ben MacRae (clarinet/vocals) and Dan Reynolds (piano/vocals), the Brentwood Musikers, perform favourite jazz tunes at Surrey's Northwood United Church.



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      The three-day Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo is a festival inspired by comics, anime, video games, and mythologies from various cultures.

      The Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms features pumpkins, a live band, a wagon ride, and an animal farm.



      The Stanley Park Ghost Train takes kids into the mystical and magical world of Alice in Nightmareland, with tombs, tombstones, crypts, and catacombs.



      Vancouver Kids Fashion Week at David Lam Hall highlights the newest designs in kidswear from local and international talents.



      Shakespeare After Dark at Havana Theatre is a highbrow fusion of Shakespeare and improv.



      Czechoslovakia's Bennewitz Quartet performs a program of works by Leoš Janáček, Antonin Dvořák, and Robert Schumann at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra performs a program of works by Strauss, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn at the Orpheum Theatre.



      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents its final 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.

      Vagabond Players present a performance at New Westminster's Bernie Legge Theatre of Terror By Gaslight.

      Naked Goddess Productions presents a performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Dancing Lessons, about a professor with autism who approaches his neighbour for a dancing lesson.

      Performance at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre of Cost of Living, a Pulitzer Prize–winning play about relationships and living with physical disabilities.

      Performance at Bobby's Apartment of Company, an immersive production about Bobby’s life as a bachelor, told in the context of his 35th birthday.

      View From a Window at Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre explores what it is like for seniors in today’s age of social media and instant gratification.




      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.

      Without a Word at the Polygon presents a selection of portrait photographs from the private collection of Bill Wu, including works by Berenice Abbott, Robert Doisneau, Walker Evans, Graciela Iturbide, and Mary Ellen Mark.

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

      Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery explores the dynamic between place and movement in the work of twenty-one Indigenous artists from around the Pacific.

      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.



      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.

      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).

      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.



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      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.

      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.

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

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      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.

      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.

      Potter’s House of Horrors, one of the Lower Mainland’s largest Halloween attractions, features two ultra-scary haunted houses and one geared for kids 12 and under.



      Screening at the Rio Theatre of director-star Rudy Rae Moore's 1975 blaxploitation epic Dolemite.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Michelangelo Antonioni's 1961 film The Night, depicting 24 hours in the deterioration of a troubled marriage between a successful novelist and a bored socialite.

      As part of the VIFF Repeats series, screening at Vancity Theatre of director Steven Soderbergh's Laundromat, about a woman (Meryl Streep) who begins investigating a fake insurance policy when her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn.


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