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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 30

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Daniel Chai Sep 30, 2017 1:51 am 2,322

The last day of September is here, and it is full of fun events for all interests. From BC Hops Fest to Ben Folds, here are 10 events to check out this Saturday, September 30.

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

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Vancouver Aquarium

Sea otters/Vancouver Aquarium

  • What: Head down to the Vancouver Aquarium to celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week. There will be fun and engaging “otter-themed” programs, daily feeds with the animal trainers, a sea otter puppet show and an educational “Life in a Kelp Forest” talk at the Strait of Georgia exhibit.
  • When: Now to September 30
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline

LUSH Gorilla Gallery Volume IV Tour Vancouver

  • What: LUSH is bringing its brand new Volume IV Gorilla perfume exhibit to Vancouver this week. Visit the Gorilla Gallery at 536 Seymour Street to experience each new fragrance in its very own interactive installation. You’ll be able to go along to the event to immerse yourself in the scents and the stories that inspired them. All of the Volume IV perfumes have been influenced by exceptional stories which you’ll see at the gallery – accompanied by featured films and photography.
  • When: Now to September 30
  • Time: 11 am to 8 pm
  • Where: 536 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

BC Hop Fest 2017

  • What:  BC Hop Fest 2017 will take place on Saturday, September 30 in Abbotsford, offering a huge range of craft beers made with wet, fresh, green hops. This year, the festival is hosting more than 35 breweries and five food vendors.
  • When: Saturday, September 30
  • Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Where: BC Hop Company – 1905 Cole Road, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: On Showpass. Admission $33.25, including free parking, three drink tokens, and tasting glass. Admission plus shuttle from Vancouver is $70. Drinks tokens on site are $5 per three tokens. Event is cash only.

Comic Books Live!

  • What: Comedians bring new stories of public domain comic book characters to life! Created and hosted by Ian Boothby (The Critical Hit Show, writer of The Simpsons and Futurama comics).
  • When: September 30
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Restaurant, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Scream like Goku in front of the Olympic Cauldron

  • What: Fans of the hit anime series Dragon Ball Z fans plan to gather at the Olympic Cauldron in Vancouver to scream in unison in honour of the show’s hero, Goku. And, best of all, as well as screaming their lungs out; fans will even get the chance to meet the hero himself, well the guy who voices him at least, as Kirby Morrow will be on hand to offer personalized autographs for fans
  • When: Saturday, September 30
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Olympic Cauldron, Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival 2017

  • What: The Cheese and Meat Festival allows consumers to taste their way through international and local meats, accompaniments (pickled items, chocolates, coffees, etc) and cheeses while pairing them with wine, beer, and cider. The festival takes place at the historic RoundHouse in Yaletown. All attendees will be given a small charcuterie board upon entry that will allow for samples to be placed on the board while vendors describe the item being showcased.
  • When: Saturday, September 30
  • Time: 3 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Price: $35 – $125; buy via Eventbrite

Ben Folds

  • What: Throughout his career, Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending musical art that includes pop albums as the front man for Ben Folds Five, multiple solo rock albums, as well as unique collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, to Weird Al and William Shatner. His most recent album is a blend of pop and classical original works, in part recorded with the revered classical sextet music that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.
  • When: September 30
  • Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$349

Downtown Eastside Women’s Summer Fair & Flea Market

  • What: The summer fair provides safe income opportunities for women in the Downtown Eastside, and hosts more than 25 vendors and artisans from within the community. Each Saturday throughout the duration of the market, there will be lively entertainment from local performers, an area for children to play, information booths about the different resources available in the community, and a wide variety of goods and services for purchase.
  • When: Saturday, September 30
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre – 302 Columbia St, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers

  • What: The Vancouver Canucks wrap up their Rogers Arena pre-season against the Edmonton Oilers on September 30.
  • When: Saturday, September 30
  • Time:  7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Heritage Apple Day

Heritage Apple Day

  • What: Try your hand at old-fashioned chores, enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians, and sample a variety of apples. ​Presented by Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association
  • When: September 30
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Derby Reach Regional Park. Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley
  • Admission: Free

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

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