17 things to do in Vancouver this week

Dec 20 2017, 1:32 am

Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between September 21 and 25. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.

Faces of Stanley Park

  • What: A black-and-white photography exhibit featuring a new take on Stanley Park icons such as the Girl in a Wetsuit, the Lions Gate Bridge Lion, and the Rose Cole Yelton Totem Pole. Runs until October 12.
  • Where: Vancity Credit Union – 1798 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, September 21; All Day.


  • What: One of the biggest and best rock bands of all time, AC/DC, will ring ‘Hells’ Bells’ in Vancouver in September for their Rock or Bust World Tour.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 22; 7 p.m.

Kings Head Comedy

  • What: Every Tuesday, Colin Sharp and James Kennedy present a showcase of the finest comedians In Vancouver. For only $5 you can catch comedians you’ve seen on HBO, Just For Laughs, on tour at comedy clubs across the country.
  • Where: Kings Head Pub – 1618 Yew St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 22; 9 to 10:30 p.m

The Critical Hit Show: A Live D&D Comedy Experience

  • What: Join Vancouver’s best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre as they quest for glory and snacks in this live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world’s most popular role playing game!
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 22; 8 p.m.

Teen Angst Night

  • What: Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst.
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 23; 8 to 10 p.m.

Chemistry of Beer 101

  • What:  Imagine Craft Beer 101, but explained by looking at yeast secondary metabolites with respect to finished beer flavour profile.There will be chemical structures drawn on a white board, just like high school chemistry class, only this is something you actually want to learn. As always, we will provide beer samples.
  • Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, September 24; 7 p.m.

Reveal Gala

  • What: Raise awareness and vital funding to help the Canucks Autism Network meet the growing demands for its programs.Transforming Rogers Arena into an intimate venue for just 500 guests, this inaugural, one-of-a-kind gala will reveal the challenges, possibilities and hopes of families and individuals living with autism.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, September 24; 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Women’s Equality and the Federal Election: Why Your Vote Counts

  • What: How important is voting anyways? What impact does it have? Women’s Equality & the Federal Election: Why Your Vote Counts is a non-partisan public education event promoting voting among women and awareness of issues impacting women in the federal election. This event brings together leading women’s right experts, economists, community leaders, and candidates from all federal political parties for an informative dialogue on issues impacting women in Canada.
  • Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, September 24; 7 to 9 p.m.

Greek Food Festival

  • What: Taste the culinary creations of Greece’s most impeccable dishes at Vancouver’s annual Greek Food Festival. The multi-day event will feature entertainers and vendors. Bring olive your friends!
  • Where: 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
  • When: September 25 to 27


Recurring events

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

  • What: This market features vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users. Take note of new hours for 2015.
  • Where: 1100 Station St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; June 3 to October 7, 2015

Oak Street Farmers’ Market

  • What: This young South Vancouver market boasts all Certified Organic produce, meat, and eggs. It’s run by the Unitarian church, with a goal of connecting locals to their food and farmers.
  • Where: Unitarian Church of Vancouver – Oak St. and West 49th Ave., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.; June 3 to October 14, 2015

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

  • What: This cash-only market is steps from all the great food and vendors, and has been around for over 20 years.
  • Where: Triangle Square, Granville Island – Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 4 to late October 2015

Yaletown Farmers’ Market

  • What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly streets of Yaletown welcome vendors and farmers Thursday afternoons and evenings for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station.
  • Where: 1200 Mainland Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; May 7 to October 29, 2015

UBC Farm markets

  • What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming.
  • Where: UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive (Tuesdays & Saturdays), UBC Bookstore – 6200 University Boulevard (Wednesdays)
  • When: Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m. (June 9 to October), Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (June 10 to October), Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (June 13 to October)

International Summer Night Market

  • What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
  • When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

  • What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

  • What: The Shipyards Night market features food trucks, live music, numerous vendors and a beer garden.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 1 to September 25; Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.
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