What: Fancy trying some roller derby, but not sure where to start? This info session will tell you everything you need to know about Terminal City Roller Girls’ new training program The Mix Tapes. All abilities welcome.
Where: The Astoria Pub – 769 E. Hastings St, Vancouver
What: An evening affair that will defy your preconceptions of diner food! This time, The Greasy Spoon Diner pairs Jackie Ellis of Beaucoup Bakery and her chosen kitchen team, with a front of house team of people from all over Vancouver. They’ll fuse together fine dining and diner food to deliver a four-course meal to remember.
Where: Save On Meats – 43 W Hastings St, Vancouver
What: Eight of the city’s top restaurant chefs will be arriving in Yaletown by food truck to dish out a variety of different menu items. From 6 to 9 pm on September 13, ticket holders will be able to hop from truck to truck as they taste fresh local favourites and enjoy the best craft beer and wine in the province.
When: Tuesday, September 13, from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Yaletown (at the intersection of Hamilton and Nelson)
What: Love solving puzzles? With friends? While eating and drinking? Then Puzzled Pint is for you. All you have to do is solve a puzzle to figure out where it’s being held… then when you get there, do more puzzles!
Where: It’s a mystery – to figure it out, solve the online puzzles
When: Tuesday, September 13, exact time revealed with location
What: An intimate, interactive musical showcase that brings together some of Canada’s most inspiring songwriters to share their songs and stories, including Shari Ulrich, Helen Austin, Stephen Fearing, and Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason).
Where: The Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
What: The Dallah Menu is taking over ‘The Barn’ in Strathcona to serve up a Lebanese family-style dining experience. A portion of proceeds will go directly to help build a soccer school for youth in Cape Verde.
Where: The Barn in Strathcona – 651 Union Street, Vancouver
What: Ruby’s Ukes presents a Ukulele Beginners Workshop Extraordinaire with Daphne Roubini at the helm. Learn the basic ukulele chords, simple songs and melodies to easily open the amazing world of ukulele playing!
Where: Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School in The Seymour Building – 525 Seymour Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, September 14, from 6 to 8 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, $35; ukeleles available to borrow for free
What: This riveting, lurid thriller about two damaged people in an Oklahoma City motel room, by Pulitzer prize winning author Tracy Letts, oozes love, fear, paranoia, conspiracy theories, twisted psychological motives and a slow descent into insanity.
Where: The Annex – 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, September 14, at 8 pm; more performances through Sunday, September 18
What: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process and sample some delicious flights of local beer. Tickets include a private tour of Main Street Brewing and tastings in all three breweries: Steel Toad Brewpub, Main Street Brewing, and Big Rock Brewery. All proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Where: Tours either start at Big Rock Brewery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, or Main Street Brewing – 261 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, depending on ticket option
What: There are tons of events happening at this annual food festival aimed at bringing attention to food as a means of social inclusion and community building, and developing the public’s skills in areas like urban gardening and food prep.
Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
When: From Thursday, September 15 to Tuesday, September 20; various times
What: Learn about the Northeast False Creek planning process and share your vision for the future of the area. There’ll also be live music, food trucks, and family friendly activities. If you can’t make the event, you can still share your thoughts online.
What: Bike the Night hopes to emulate the celebratory and inclusive atmosphere of Montreal’s Tour La Nuit – an annual ride as part of the city’s Go Velo Festival. So decorate your bike with all types of lighting, play music, and dress up!
Where: Kitsilano and Shaughnessy, and along the new Arbutus Greenway
When: Friday, September 16, from 6 to 9:30 pm
Tickets: Online at bikehub.ca, $25, includes a beer and the chance to win an electric bike
What: A unique chance to revel among musicians, magicians, artists, performers, tea masters, martial arts masters, and astronomers. Enjoy mountain-top moon-viewing, try moon cakes and explore garden mountain caves with local storytellers.
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, September 16, from 5:30 to 10 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, $10 entry, $5 extra for a Storytelling Cave Tour
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What: The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival presents renowned flamenco dancer Mercedes “La Winy” Amaya in an electrifying tribute to flamenco’s vibrant past, featuring the authentic Spanish Gypsy style of flamenco, from sumptuous sway to fierce flourish.
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver