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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 2

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Daniel Chai Sep 01, 2017 2:00 pm 3,161

The long weekend has just begun so get outside and enjoy Vancouver with our list of 10 fun events to check out today. Comedy, concerts, festivals, and more.

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

Labour Day long weekend events at Tsawwassen Mills

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  • What: Unlike other shopping malls, you certainly won’t be bored at Tsawwassen Mills. There’s actually something for everyone including a massive indoor skatepark at West 49, an aquarium-inspired bowling alley at Uncle Buck’s, an indoor kids play area, and tons of dining options. And that means you could even end up visiting the mall more than one day this Labour Day long weekend.
  • When: September 2 to 4
    • Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm, activities 1 to 5 pm
    • Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm, activities 1 to 5 pm
    • Monday: 11 am to 7 pm, activities 1 to 5 pm
  • Where: Tsawwassen Mills Mall – 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta
  • Price: Free

Digitalistic: Bloghouse Revival Party

  • What: A dance party dedicated to the dynamic electronic dance scene of the early-to-mid 2000s with DJs Trevor Risk and Waspy, plus Phil David in the Projection Room.
  • When: September 2
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free RSVP – valid before 11 pm, or $8

Richmond World Festival

  • What: Featuring performances by over 75 artists on nine stages, including headliners Tokyo Police Club, Dragonette, and Verbal Jint. There will also be a digital carnival, an artisan marketplace, and over 50 food trucks to enjoy.
  • When: September 2
  • Time: 11 am to 11 pm
  • Where: Minoru Park, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Dance In Transit

  • What: Dance in Transit by Sam’s Dance provides free outdoor dance events around Downtown Vancouver during the summer. Young or old, shy or outgoing, new or longtime dancers – everyone is welcome.
  • When: Now to September 2
  • Where: Robson Square, Jim Deva Plaza, Queen Elizabeth Plaza, and Plaza of Nations
  • Price: Free

Miss Wheelchair

  • What: This free event aims to break barriers and boost integration by showing that wheelchairs and disabilities are not a limitation. If you’re interested in participating as a contestant simply fill out a registration form. The event also aims to change the image surrounding women with disability and show that everyone is beautiful. On the evening, the audience will be invited to participate in voting for their favourite contestant who shines the most beautifully inside and out.
  • When: September 2
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre –  1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
  • Register: Online for free

First Caturday

  • What: First Caturday is the day for sweet and delicious outdoor cat-napping and socializing. Bring your cat (on a leash, or harness) and socialize with other feline lovers and their furry friends.
  • When: September 2
  • Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Park (meet by the cherry blossoms) – 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Tuesdays with Morrie – Gateway Theatre

  • What: Tuesdays with Morrie is one half of two plays from Hong Kong that are part of Gateway Theatre’s Pacific Festival. This production is the Cantonese translation of the Off Broadway play, specifically tailored to resonate with Chinese audiences. The relationship between a career-driven journalist and his declining former college professor is at the forefront of the show. The play will be performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.
  • When: Now to September 2
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: At Gateway Theatre; $62

Att Bapu – Bapu Baldev Singh Live in Concert

  • What: After the phenomenal success of “Zindagi De Rubroo 2016”, and “Naad Festival 2016” Naad Foundation proudly presents this year’s masterpiece “Att Bapu 2017” a live event by musical veteran Bapu Baldev Singh, dedicated to the transition of cultural and folk lore of Generations.
  • When: September 2
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret

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  • What: Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret is a fun and sexy homage to your favorite princesses, villains and enchanted animals. Watch the Magic Kingdom turn topsy-turvy with these wild and wacky tributes. Burlesque, circus arts, live singing, drag, and comedy.
  • When: September 2
  • Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

National Anthem

  • What: National Anthem – Ronald Dario, Patrick Dodd, Kerri Donaldson, Allie Entwistle, and Geoffrey Walter – present another hilarious improv show with fun stories, and special guests.
  • When: September 2
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Toast Collective – 648 Kingsway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5

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

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