10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, September 23

Sep 23 2017, 1:30 am

Keep the sunshine and good times going! Enjoy your Saturday with our list of 10 fun events happening in Vancouver today, including The Ultimate Sneaker Show, Lil Jon, Vancouver Whitecaps, and more.

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

The Ultimate Sneaker Show Vancouver

  • What: Sole Exchange Canada (SEC) is coming to Vancouver to host its Ultimate Sneaker Show. Expect tons of fun, giveaways, raffles, auctions and the Heat Vault Keymaster.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: Noon to 6 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place
  • Tickets: Online, $21-$25

The Blind Boys of Alabama with Ben Heppner

  • What: Kicking off its 20th anniversary season, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents The Blind Boys of Alabama with Ben Heppner. Hailed by The Rolling Stone as “gospel titans,” the five-time Grammy award-winning Blind Boys will match soulful harmonies with the mighty vocals of Canadian tenor and UBC alumnus, Ben Heppner.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $54

The Tilt Comedy Show

  • What: The Tilt features sketch, stand up, music, and special guests. This month features DJ De La Cru and stand-up by Emma Cooper. Hosted by Mallory Gallant and Steve Sidi.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: XYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Tristen with special guest Jenny O

  • What: A native of South Side Chicago turned longtime Nashville resident, Tristen has released two critically acclaimed solo records — 2011’s Charlatans at the Garden Gate and 2013’s CAVES — and toured extensively as a member of Jenny Lewis’ backing band.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $13

2017 Grand Prix of Art

  • What: More than 100 artists of all ages and experience levels take part in a day of intense fun and competition, as artists race against the clock in this three-hour painting challenge.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Britannia Heritage Shipyards – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • Tickets and Registration: Online

Apple Fest at Darts Hill Garden

  • What: Celebrate the harvest at Darts Hill Garden Orchard. Take part in apple activities and fall festivities amongst the fall colours, including perennial planting workshops, Honeybee Centre demonstrations, orchard tours, seasonal snacks, live music, plant sale and more.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Darts Hill Garden Park – 1660 168 St, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Sup Fu? Saturdays 5 Year Anniversary with Lil B

  • What: Celebrate Sup Fu? Saturdays 5 Year Anniversary with Lil B “THE BASEDGOD” and residents Sailor Gerry, DJ Seko, DJ Marvel and hosted by Dkay.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $22.50

Art’s Nursery Scarecrow Festival 2017

  • What: Come see and take pictures with more than 60 scarecrows. This fun, family friendly event begins Saturday, September 23 with a kick-off party. Make your own scarecrow at the DIY Build-A-Crow station, take a hay ride, and enjoy kids crafts and activities. The scarecrows will be on display until Halloween.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Where: Art’s Nursery – 8940 192nd Street, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Lil Jon at Drai’s Vancouver

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  • What: Lil Jon will be hitting Drai’s Vancouver, and the night couldn’t come soon enough. That’s right – you’ll be able to dance to his dope beats and drink a cocktail in hand at one of the city’s poshest nightclubs. But it gets even better. If you’d like to take your experience to the next level then you can sign up for VIP table service to enjoy with your favourite friends.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Drai’s Vancouver – 3rd Floor – 1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $35 to $60, buy online. Tickets include entry fee only.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Colorado Rapids

  • What: Cheer on the Vancouver Whitecaps as they face off with Colorado Rapids at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, September 23
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $34.50-$149.50
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