16 things to do in Vancouver this week: September 27 to 30

Sep 26 2016, 12:33 pm

Holy crap, where did September go? Are we really almost at October? Whoosh. That flew by faster than a deadline…

Of course, temperatures may be dropping, but action in the city is hotting up, with loads to keep you busy this week.

So here are 16 things to do in Vancouver this week, from Opera and Beer to Gatsby’s Night Out.

Tuesday, September 27

Northeast False Creek Roadshow

  • What: Tell the City what you think about their plan for Northeast False Creek or share your own vision for the new waterfront events district and destination park. If you can’t make the event, you can still share your thoughts online.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library Central, Atrium – 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 27, from noon to 3 pm, drop in any time
  • Info: On vancouver.ca, entry free

Salmon Filleting Workshop

Filleting salmon (MilanMarkovic78/Shutterstock)

Filleting salmon (MilanMarkovic78/Shutterstock)

  • What: Join Living Oceans Society and Chef Trevor Bird from the well-loved Fable restaurant. In simple and easy steps, he will get your filleting skills up to speed, and give you great cooking tips on what to do with the whole fish.
  • Where: Miele Experience Centre – 69 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 27, from 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $60

Opera and Beer

  • What: As a tribute to Mozart’s love of beer gardens and his belief that opera should be for the people, City Opera Vancouver is bringing live performances, a chance to meet the conductor, and a sneek peak at the costumes to craft beer drinkers.
  • Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 27, from 6 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $25-$100, one beer and food tasters included


  • What: This class for women only is rooted in vinyasa-based yoga. Fitness elements are incorporated into the yoga sequence in creative and challenging ways. If you’re craving a little more fire, YogaFit will get your heart racing and help build strength.
  • Where: Public Myth Kitsilano – 2005 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 27, from 6:15 to 7:15 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Wednesday, September 28

Vancouver Taco Crawl

  • What: Tantalize your taste buds at several different taco shops around Vancouver, each serving up tasting plates for taco lovers to enjoy, including Las Tortas, Patron Tacos & Cantina, La Catrina Tacos, Dosa Hut and Tmix Tea & Dessert.
  • Where: Dosa Hut – 7233 Fraser Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 28, from 6 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $60

Whitecaps FC vs. Central FC

  • What: Watch the Vancouver Whitecaps take on Central FC of Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Champions League Group stage.
  • Where:  BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 28, at 7 pm
  • More info: On Ticketmaster, $27-$142

Upgrade Thanksgiving 

  • What: Learn how to make brioche and pie dough, which can be used in a variety of recipes when entertaining, such as a light brioche bread or apple galette.
  • Where: The Uncommon Cafe – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 28, from 6 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $45-$50


  • What: Peaches is known for her electro grooves and explicit lyrics, as well as her Always putting on energetic shows. Wild, adventurous, and unpredictable, Peaches’ show in Vancouver is sure to be like no other.
  • Where:  Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 28, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $28.50

Thursday, September 29

Harvest Haus

Harvest Haus revellers (Harvest Haus)

Harvest Haus revellers (Harvest Haus)

  • What: The city’s largest Oktoberfest celebration includes a theatrical keg tapping, and Marktplatz, plus for the first time this year, the Stein Games and a Lippensynchron Battle. It’ll have you clinking your steins and cheering “Prost!”
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: From Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 9
  • Tickets: Available online, start at $25


  • What: Bored of monogamy? Curious about polyamory? The Monogam’ish event will feature four speakers, who will all share their experiences of monogamy, polyamory and how to have an open relationship.
  • Where: The Beaumont Gallery – 316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $30

VIFF Opening Gala

  • What: The Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off with its Opening Gala film, the romance biopic Maudie, celebrating the life and career of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
  • Where: The Centre In Vancouver For The Performing Arts – 777 Homer Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 pm, festival continues through October 14
  • Tickets: Available from VIFF, $22

Porno Death Cult

  • What: An exploration of faith and faithlessness from dance-theatre guru Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Porno Death Cult tells the story of a pilgrimage through a strange landscape of longing, where a woman, preacher, and god come face to face.
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, September 29, from 8 to 10 pm; also showing on Friday, September 30.
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $20

Friday, September 30

LEGO Imagine Nation Tour

  • What: Vancouver’s first ever LEGO Imagine Nation Tour is coming to town, bringing along expert Master Builders and unique LEGO creations galore. The brick-building extravaganza features 13 different pavilions and 20 stunning life-sized LEGO models.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When:
    Friday, September 30, 4 to 8 pm
    Saturday, October 1, 9 am to 1 pm / 3 to 7 pm
    Sunday, October 2, 9 am to 1 pm / 3 to 7 pm
  • Tickets: Available online, $28.50 for general admission

Terry Fox Run SFU Vancouver

  • What: Join more than 1,300 runners and volunteers at this annual, multi-campus event. Vancouver route options are a 5 km run and a 2.5 km walk.
  • Where: Start at the Harbour Centre – 555 W Hastings St, Vancouver, finish at the Terry Fox statues at BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 30, starts at 12:30 pm
  • Register: Online at SFU

Public Art Walking Tours

  • What: Join an experienced tour guide for a free 75 minute walking tour of public art around town – choose from Yaletown – False Creek or Burrard Corridor – Downtown.
  • Where: Yaletown tour meets outside south side of Yaletown-Roundhouse transit station; Burrard tour meets at Jack Poole Plaza beside the Digital Orca.
  • When: Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 2; times vary, check the schedule.
  • Info: On vancouver.ca

Gatsby’s Night Out

Great Gatsby / Youtube screencap

Great Gatsby / Youtube screencap

  • What: It’s time to grab your flapper dresses, don your two-toned shoes, and get ready to dance the Charleston. Gatsby’s Night Out will bring the roaring twenties to the heart of Vancouver for a fun and free night out.
  • Where: The Orpheum – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 30, 4 to 8 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free
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