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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, September 18

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Daniel Chai Sep 17, 2017 2:53 pm 846

A new week is here so let’s get it started with a fun event. From Vancouver Fashion Week Opening Gala to Science Literacy Week and more, here are our picks of seven things to do around Vancouver today.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Science Literacy Week: “Behind the Science”

  • What: An exclusive “behind the science” lab tours in the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Ever wondered where scientists spend their days creating new knowledge? This is your chance to see where UBC Earth Scientists explore new ideas and run cool experiments. All tours will meet in the PME’s main gallery by the Lambeosaurus at 3:45 pm. Lab tours will begin at 4 pm.
  • When: September 18, 19, 21, 22
  • Time: 4 to 5 pm
  • Where: Pacific Museum of Earth – 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Celebrate Roots: Vegetable Harvest Dinner

Inside Edible Canada (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

  • What: Edible Canada welcomes Brian Luptak of the acclaimed Vancouver restaurant, The Acorn, to present Celebrate: Roots, a Vegetable Harvest dinner at their bistro on Granville Island. The Acorn has been named one of the ‘World’s 10 Best Vegetarian Destinations’ by CNN, one of many accolades due in large part to Chef Luptak’s creativity and talent. Tickets include welcome cocktail, multi-course set menu dinner, wine pairings.
  • When: September 18
  • Time: 6:45 pm
  • Where: Edible Canada Bistro – 1596 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
  • Tickets: $99, available online

What the Mouth Wants Book Launch

  • What: Monica Meneghetti’s memoir offers an intimate glimpse into her unique life journey through the mouth-watering lens of food. The youngest child of an Italian immigrant family finds her identity at odds with her traditional upbringing. Through risk, courage, and heartbreak, she ultimately redefines and recreates family and identity according to her own alternative vision.
  • When: September 18
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Il Centro Cultural Centre, Room 5 – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Nasty Women Comedy: Fierce

Nasty Women

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  • What: Nasty Women presents a new sketch comedy show inspired by fierceness. Plus there will be spicy improv in the second half of the show.
  • When: September 18
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $10

Balloon-Powered Aircraft

  • What: Pitt Meadows Library presents the Fraser Valley Makers in their celebration of Science Literacy week. Using a balloon and a paper airplane, everyone will build a balloon powered aircraft. Whose airplane will fly the furthest? All materials will be supplied.
  • When: September 18
  • Time: 3 to 4:30 pm
  • Where: FVRL Pitt Meadows Library – #200 – 12099 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
  • Price: Free, registration required. Phone 604-465-4113

Pulp Literature and Tesseracts Launch

  • What: A double-launch of Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017 and Tesseracts 20: Compostela. Featuring readings by kc dyer, Rhea Rose, Roxanne Gregory, Patrick Bollivar, Linda DeMeulmeester, Cat Girczyc, Guy Immega, Steve Fahnestalk, Miki Dare, Susan Pieters, and Glenn Pape.
  • When: September 18
  • Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Vancouver Fashion Week Opening Gala Afterparty


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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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