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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 9

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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 9

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Daniel Chai Sep 08, 2017 11:29 am 1,715

Happy Saturday, everyone! Check out our list of great events happening around Vancouver today, September 9, including Wesbrook Village Festival, Pie in the Plaza, and more.

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

Wesbrook Village Festival

Wesbrook Village Festival

  • What: Enjoy free food and activities throughout the bustling boulevards of Wesbrook Village, which will be alive with family-friendly activities during the community’s seventh annual community festival. There will be entertainment from Will Stroet, Dr. Strangelove, Beauty Shop Dolls and more!
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where:  Wesbrook Village, UBC – 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Public Disco Volume 4

  • What: The first season of Public Disco comes to a close with one more FREE open air pop-up party, this time at the vibrant Jim Deva Plaza (at the rainbow crosswalk on Davie). Groundwerk is collaborating with Nordic Trax to host DJ HEATHER; dance with them in the day then head to Open Studios for a late night boogie.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 1 to 7 pm
    Where: Jim Deva Plaza – 1200 Bute Street, Vancouver
    Price: Free

Graham Clark’s Quiz Show

  • What: Graham Clark’s Quiz Show is a comedy show that cherry picks the best segments of game shows and presents them all in one bizarre event. Comedians are the “contestants,” with prizes to be won and heads to be scratched. Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Dionne Warwick

  • What: Dionne Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. She has earned more than 60 charted hit songs, won Five Grammy Awards, and sold over 100 million records.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Rd, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $89.50

Jen Kirkman

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  • What: Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and a New York Times Bestselling Author. Her first book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself (Tales of a Happy Life Without Kids) hit shelves in April 2013. Her follow-up book I Know What I’m Doing & Other Lies I Tell Myself (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction)was released on April 12, 2016. Her Netflix Original Comedy Special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) is now streaming worldwide and was named one of the top ten stand-up specials of 2015 by The Atlantic and Time Out New York.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Hoop-Law Charity Basketball Tournament 2017 

  • What: The 23rd annual Hoop-Law Charity Basketball Tournament is being organized by members of the city’s legal community, with all proceeds raised going to the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre, Night Hoops, CLICK, and SUCCESS. More than 250 lawyers from more than 25 firms, plus dozens of law students, will be participating in the one-day tournament where they’ll be playing in either the recreational or competitive division. You can go along to the event to see the teams battle it out for the top spot on the court.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 8 am
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Price: Register your team or donate via Hooplaw

Fleetwood Festival 

  • What: The 19th Annual Fleetwood Festival is designed to create a sense of community. Festivities include live entertainment, activities, a youth zone and more.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Fleetwood Community Centre – 15996 – 84 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Pie in the Plaza

  • What: Celebrate Agriculture Week at Central City Plaza (right outside Central City Shopping Centre) for this fun family event and see the creation of BC’s largest blueberry pie. Watch the pie being assembled and stay for a slice after the ceremonial pie cutting. There will also be other free, family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Central City Shopping Centre Plaza – 10153 King George Blvd, Surrey
  • Price: Free

Vancouver Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2017

  • What: The Luxury & Supercar Weekend is revving up for its eight year, bringing $250 million worth of cars to Vancouver. Touted as “the most exclusive automotive garden party in Canada,” the glamorous weekend will also showcase the créme de la créme of high fashion, watches, and jewellery alongside speciality foods, wines and spirits. This year’s event will also feature a live auction, offering visitors an opportunity to bid on a range of exclusive automobiles.
  • When: September 9 and 10
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Advanced tickets are available online and can also be purchased on-site at the event. General admission is $75. VIP admission (19+) is $125.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake

  • What: Cheer on your hometown MLS squad as they face off with Real Salt Lake at BC Place.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $34.50-$149.50

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

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