5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, September 29

Sep 29 2016, 5:29 am

It’s another gorgeous fall Thursday. Get out and doing something – here are five things to do in Vancouver on Thursday, September 29.

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

Jokes Please!

  • What: Check out this tiny, cramped Mount Pleasant black box theatre for some of the best stand-up in the city. Hosts Andy Kallstrom, Ross Dauk and Ivan Decker are some of the best crowd warmers out there, and local heavy hitters (think: Dino Archie, Sophie Buddle, Graham Clark) often dot the lineup as they perfect their sets. For five bucks, it’s almost stupid not to give it a shot.
  • Price: $5
  • Time: Thursdays at 9 pm
  • Address: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26th Avenue
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