5 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, September 16

Sep 16 2016, 7:24 am

You’ve made it to the freakin’ weekend. Celebrate. Here are five things to do in Vancouver on Friday, September 16.

Bike the Night

  • What: Bike the Night hopes to emulate the celebratory and inclusive atmosphere of Montreal’s Tour La Nuit – an annual ride as part of the city’s Go Velo Festival. So decorate your bike with all types of lighting, play music, and dress up!
  • Where: Kitsilano and Shaughnessy, and along the new Arbutus Greenway
  • When: Friday, September 16, from 6 to 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online at bikehub.ca, $25, includes a beer and the chance to win an electric bike

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

  • What: A unique chance to revel among musicians, magicians, artists, performers, tea masters, martial arts masters, and astronomers. Enjoy mountain-top moon-viewing, try moon cakes and explore garden mountain caves with local storytellers.
  • Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 16, from 5:30 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $10 entry, $5 extra for a Storytelling Cave Tour

Silk Road Melody

  • What: A musical epic performed by the Guangdong National Orchestra of China. Seventy musicians bring together Western and Chinese instruments to elevate traditional Cantonese music to new heights.
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 16, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Call 604 299 7222 or 604 681 1923, $20-$100


  • What: The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival presents renowned flamenco dancer Mercedes “La Winy” Amaya in an electrifying tribute to flamenco’s vibrant past, featuring the authentic Spanish Gypsy style of flamenco, from sumptuous sway to fierce flourish.
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 16, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Brown Paper Tickets, $45-$60

Greek Food Festival

  • What: Foodies take note: The Vancouver Greek Food Festival, one of the city’s longest running annual cultural events, returns to the city for its 39th year. Priding itself on being the “Original Greek Food Festival” the free event will feature live entertainment, dancing, a kids zone, a market place with artisan crafts, and of course authentic Greek food.
  • When: September 9 to 11 and 16 to 18  (for times please check the event’sFacebook page)
  • Where: Hellenic Community Centre – 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free admission
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