6 hottest arts shows in Vancouver this September

Dec 19 2017, 5:10 pm

Still mourning summer? These arts shows will pull out from the slums and put you right back into the swing of things.

Whether you want to binge on some critically-acclaimed films, see some daring and original theatre or celebrate this beautiful province we live in, these are the hottest shows in Vancouver this September.

Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival is among the five largest film festivals in North America. With films screening from more than 70 countries on nine different screens, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.

  • When: September 24 – October 9
  • Where: Vancouver International Film Centre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: VIFF

Vancouver Fringe Festival


TITUS: The light and delightful musical comedy Photo Credit: Awkward Stage Productions

This annual festival showcases a plethora of artistic work encompassing disciplines like theatre, dance and comedy. It’s hosted on and around Granville island.

  • When: September 10 to 20
  • Where: Granville Island and other locations around Vancouver
  • More Info: Vancouver Fringe

Culture Days


Photo Credit: British Columbia Culture Days

A series of events hosted all over Metro Vancouver that celebrates British Columbia’s cultural diversity.

  • When: September 25 to 27
  • Where: Metro Vancouver (all over B.C.)
  • More Info: BC Culture Days

Solo for Four Hands – John Kameel Farah


John Kameel Farah. Photo Credit: Jamie Day Fleck

As a part of the ’88 Tuned Bongos’ Piano Series, Western Front presents John Kameel Farah performs “Solo for Four Hands.” This presentation combines improvisation, classical influences and Middle Eastern modes.

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival


Andres Pena & Pilar Ogalla. Photo Credit: Cádiz de la Frontera

In its 25th year, the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival invites artists from across the globe to perform on Vancouver stages to showcase the beauty and culture of Flamenco Dance.

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival


Photo Credit: GUEROS / VLAFF

Featuring an array of films from Latin American, VLAFF hopes to showcase Latin-Canadian filmmakers and films. This year’s guest country is Mexico.

  • When: September 3 to 13
  • Where: Various theatres around Vancouver
  • More Info: VLAFF


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