What: Country legend Dolly Parton will dazzle with songs and stories from her storied, six decade-long career. Parton has racked up an impressive 25 Number One songs on Billboard’s country chart, more than any other female artist.
When: Monday, September 19, at 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: This promises to be an eyeopening night, as bestselling author Daniel Levitin discusses the online world of pseudo-facts and outright lies – and shows you how to recognize digital distortions – in an interview with journalist Kathryn Gretsinger.
Where: Frederic Wood Theatre – 6534 Crescent Road, Vancouver
What: An evening of film and discovery: five original documentary shorts sharing the stories of LGBTQ2+ seniors from around British Columbia speaking of life, love and the wisdom that comes with growing older.
Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
What: Looking for ideas for your next adventure? This night of talks from female leaders in the outdoors and travel industry, celebrating women travellers and adventurers, promises to inspire you to get outside.
Where: Kabuni – 1378 West Pender Street, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, September 20, from 6 to 8:30 pm
Tickets: Available online, normal admission $10, first 100 tickets $5 each
What: Like drinking while sciencing? Do we have a treat for you. For one night only, vancouver’s own Nerd Nite, Anecdotal Evidence, Curiosity Collider and Cafe Scientifique are teaming up for the ultimate bar science night!
What: Transform useless junk mail into a literary work of art. Love letter, poem, ransom note – whatever’s on your mind – this workshop is part treasure hunt, part exercise in constraint and part fun-with-scissors-and-glue-stick. All materials supplied, but feel free to bring scissors, junk mail and magazines.
Where: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House – 2305 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Zero Waste Club Vancouver is teaming up with Repair Matters for a hands-on workshop on mending and sewing machine maintenance. Bring an item of clothing for repair and and get some expert advice from Repair Matters volunteer seamstresses.
Where: The Hub – 251 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, September 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
What: If you missed out on the Vancouver International Fringe Festival last week, this is your last chance to catch up! These final events will showcase select Fringe shows, chosen based on their popularity with audiences and critical acclaim.
Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver
When: From Wednesday, September 21, to Sunday, September 25, at 5 pm
Tickets: At Vancouver Fringe, $25 inc. tax and fees. Tickets go on sale at midnight on September 18 and a portion of the proceeds go to support the Fringe.
What: This free festival is Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading, and promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.
Where: Various locations around Vancouver
When: Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, September 25
What: Tell the Park Board what you really think about dogs in parks at this open house on the City’s strategy to reduce conflict between Vancouver’s dogs and humans. Open to all, whether you own a dog or not – and if you can’t go, take the online survey.
Where: St. James Community Square, Great Hall – 3214 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, September 21, from 6 to 9 pm; drop in anytime
What: Get an exclusive look at Vancouver bridalwear designer Truvelle’s fresh 6300 sq.ft. converted warehouse studio while viewing their 2017 collection fashion show and the debut of their anticipated new line, Laudae. Includes a raffle to win a dress.
Where: Truvelle Studio – 2008 Manitoba Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, September 22, from 7 pm to 1 am
Tickets: On Eventbrite, $10 in advance, $15 on door.
What: An insider’s perspective of the Museum of Vancouver’s collection, presented by MOV Curatorial Associate, Jillian Povarchook, exploring multiple items from the museum’s early collection – a collection that has amassed 70,000 artifacts.
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
What: Surreal is an interactive, roaming theatre experience that takes place in the backstreets and alleys of Gastown. Audience members follow the story and characters, engaging directly with them to help progress the action.
Where: Starts at a secret location in downtown Vancouver. You’ll be sent the location after you purchase your ticket.
When: Friday, September 23, from 8 to 9:10 pm; more shows through September 30
What: Fans of Zelda, listen up: the music from the famed video game series, played by a full orchestra, is coming to Vancouver. The Zelda Symphony will play all your favourite tracks from the series that was first released 30 years ago.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: The world premiere of a fierce, compelling look into the precarious world of crime and compromise, telling the story ofJoey, a hardworking mechanic who operates as the front man for a biker gang, looking for an escape that may not exist.
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
When: Friday, September 23 at 8 pm, more performances through October 15