42 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, February 25

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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, February 25.



      American hip-hop artist Caleborate plays the Biltmore, touring in support of his latest album Real Person.

      The Rogue Folk Club presents Irish folk band Altan at St. James Hall.

      Canadian hard-rock band Theory of a Deadman plays the Commodore, performing tunes from latest album Wake Up Call.

      American metalcore band Black Veil Brides coheadlines the Vogue Theatre with English heavy-metal band Asking Alexandria, with guests Crown the Empire.

      Calgary singer-songwriter Phenix Warren plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Sam Lynch, Molly Aspinall and Bre McDaniel.

      Coastal Jazz presents the third day of the three-day Winter Jazz, a free concert series featuring seven local and international groups at Performance Works.

      The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents its annual Black History Month concert at Dunbar Ryerson United Church.



      Filmmaking for Teens workshop at Science World teaches kids aged 13-17 how to make and film a documentary, as well as the basics of editing a film using iMovie.

      Celebrate Purim at the Jewish Community Centre with a pancake breakfast, CircusWest performers, live music, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, and a toddler room.

      Kid-friendly activities at Bambini's Playroom's Pop Up and Play! include songs, storytime, and arts and crafts.



      Comedy by headliner Ryan LaChance and guests Valerio Maconi, Amber Harper-Young, Jacob Samuel, Anjie Mittlehotlz, and Jo-El Oxales at Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery.



      The 18th annual Chutzpah Festival features international, Canadian, and local artists performing dance, theatre, comedy, and music, with performances by Ezralow Dance, Roy Assaf Dance, MM Contemporary Dance, Idan Raichel, Troker, Perla Batalla, Mary Walsh, Jonathan Goldstein, Deb Filler, and Michael Rubenfeld.



      DanceLab Studio Showing of new works by the Dancers of Damelahamid at Scotiabank Dance Centre.



      In From Vienna to America, West Coast musicians Angela Cavadas, Rebecca Wenham, Domagoj Ivanovic, Isabelle Roland, Holly Duff, and Alan Crane perform trios for piano and strings by Beethoven and Haydn at Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

      The Vancouver Philharmonic performs works by Elgar, Parry, Vaughan-Williams, and Holst at North Van's Centennial Theatre.



      Performance of Pss Pss, Compagnia Baccalà’s pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics, inspired by Chaplin and Keaton, at the York Theatre.

      The Group Van Theatre Company presents a performance of The Star-Spangled Girl, Neil Simon's play set in 1960s San Francisco, at the Red Gate Revue Stage.

      Vagabond Players presents the final performance of Drinking Habits, a play that sees two nuns secretly make wine to keep their convent open, at Bernie Legge Theatre.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the final performance at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of Jitters, a comedy about four actors, a director, and a playwright with one grand dream of Broadway-bound success for their new Canadian play.

      Seven Tyrants Theatre presents the Vancouver premiere of A Steady Rain, Keith Huff's play about a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago, at Penthouse Theatre Studio.

      Fighting Chance Productions presents Pacific Overtures, a play that explores Commodore Matthew Perry's 1853 mission to open trade relations with isolationist Japan, at PAL Theatre.

      Speedbump Theatre makes its debut with the world premiere of The Past, Canadian playwright Arthur Holden's work about two aging, lonely alcoholics who strike up an unlikely friendship at an AA meeting, at Studio 1398



      More than 55 paintings and sculptures are featured in Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, the first-ever retrospective of Murakami's work in Canada, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Two Scores is a solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Brent Wadden at Contemporary Art Gallery.

      Polygon Gallery's inaugural exhibition, N. Vancouver, explores how a specific locale can be reflected through existing and newly commissioned artworks by artists from Vancouver and beyond.

      空/Emptiness: Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan at the Vancouver Art Gallery uses works by Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan to explore how each artist experimented with modernist movements and mysticism through their respective depictions of nature.



      The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.

      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.

      The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents.

      Culture at the Centre at the The Museum of Anthropology at UBC is a collaboration between six First Nations communities that offers insight into the work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in B.C. are doing to support their language, culture, and history.



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

      North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, as well as ziplines, a wildlife refuge, helicopter tours, paragliding, dining, and the Grouse Grind.

      West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      Celebrate winter with free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Robson Square Ice Rink.

      Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding, lessons, chairlifts, terrain parks, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

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

      The new Parq Vancouver features two luxury hotels, a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.

      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.



      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Eureka and Performance (above) as part of the retrospective series Out There: The Visionary Cinema of Nicholas Roeg.

      The three-day Vancouver Badass Film Festival at the Rio Theatre showcases new movies from maverick filmmakers, as well as live shows and interactive sessions.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Insult, In Ziad Doueiri's drama about a dispute over a drainpipe that rapidly gets out of hand as a Christian homeowner and a Palestinian contractor butt heads and the matter goes to court. In Arabic, with English subtitles.


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