7 things to do in Vancouver: Tuesday, September 19

Sep 19 2017, 2:03 am

We’re down to the last few days of summer, so spend your Tuesday wisely! Start with our list of seven things to do in and around Vancouver today, including Salman Rushdie, Word Vancouver, and more.

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

Salman Rushdie in Conversation with Hal Wake

  • What: Award-winning and bestselling author Salman Rushdie discusses his latest work, The Golden House, with Writers Fest artistic director Hal Wake.
  • When: September 19
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Chan Shun Concert Hall – 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Disrupt HR YVR 6.0

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  • What: A lively evening of spirited, focused presentations by local professionals who’ll share their disruptive ideas on how to move the collective thinking forward when it comes to Human Beings – because we are all more than a (Human) Resource.
  • When: September 19
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$45

Cafe Scientifique – Art In The Details

  • What: With so much beauty in the natural world, why does the misconception that art and science are vastly different persist? Head to Science World for discussion and dessert and hear from artists, researchers and academic professionals about the role art has played in scientific research – from the formative work of Santiago Ramon Y Cajal to modern imaging, and beyond – and how it might help shape scientific understanding in the future.
  • When: September 19
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Slow War Book Launch

  • What: The launch of Slow War, Benjamin Hertwig’s debut collection of poetry released by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Slow War is searing, elegiac, and unflinching, “the record of a soldier’s heart, before, during and after war.”
  • When: September 19
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Heatley – 696 East Hastings, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Word Vancouver 2017

Word Vancouver

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  • What: Tons of author readings, exhibits, performances, workshops, and activities for the whole family. There will also be other events taking place throughout Vancouver.
  • When: September 19 to 23
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • Tickets: Free

Fowl Play

  • What: Fowl Play: a Search for Odd Behaviour and Even Odder People is an interactive theatre performance that will be presented at the Anvil Centre as a response to the New Westminster New Media Gallery’s current exhibition Dominion. Bring your smartphones and be on the look out for some pesky birds in this one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt!
  • When: September 19
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Spoken INK with Linda King and Celeste Snowber

  • What: The Burnaby Writers’ Society hosts readings by poets Celeste Snowber and Linda King. Linda King is the author of Dream Street Details, Reality Wayfarers, No Dimes for the Dancing Gypsies, and Ongoing Repairs to Something Significant. Celeste Snowber, PhD, is a dancer, poet, writer and educator who is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She has written over 50 publications in the area of embodiment and arts-based research.
  • When: September 19
  • Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free
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