7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, September 11

Sep 11 2017, 4:54 am

Start your new September week with one of our seven fun events happening around Vancouver today, Monday September 14. Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, the 5th Annual Fringe Square Dance, and more – get out and enjoy!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

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  • What: All things flamenco are at this annual festival of dance, featuring both ticketed performances and free events. The traditionally Spanish art form takes on new multicultural meaning with both Canadian and international artists. The festival’s big draw this year is La Moneta at the Vancouver Playhouse, a dancer who mixes contemporary and traditional flamenco styles.
  • When: September 11 to 24
  • Where: Various venues across Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Flamenco Festival; varies

The End of the Road 

  • What: Before the recent tragedy propelled Lund, BC (pop. 300) into national headlines, it was best known as the gateway to Desolation Sound. About as far north as you could drive up the west coast, it became a haven for war resisters and a magnet for hippies looking for they-knew-not-what. Together these drop-outs fashioned a bohemian community which is in many ways a microcosm for Boomers everywhere – albeit with less reliable plumbing. Screening followed by Q&A with Willow Goddu.
  • When: September 11
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Vancity Theatre –1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$12

Free Intro to Tap Class

  • What: A free trial tap class with Jennifer Bishop, who has been teaching adult tap for over 30 years. The Rhythm Room has a large community of avid adult tap dancers.
  • When: September 11
  • Time: 10 to 11 am
  • Where: The Rhythm Room – #109 – 3701 Hastings Street, Burnaby
  • Price: Free. Email us to confirm attendance: in[email protected]

FIRE Series: Leigh Claire La Berge + Jack Self

  • What: This three part series gathers six leading thinkers to examine architecture’s relationship with the F.I.R.E economy – the combined and interrelated domains of finance, insurance, and real estate that collectively amount to the single biggest segment of the global economy.  Architecture is radically changing alongside the current economic context and this series aims to look directly into the inferno. This evening’s presentation and discussion will focus on finance.
  • When: September 11
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

Steve Tornes Solo Exhibition

  • What: “Traversing with Photography” is a series that explores Steve Tornes’s travels through Iceland, the Canadian Rockies, Switzerland and local hikes. With his camera, Steve tries to capture the relationship between viewer and object. Steve is a graduate student studying Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University and is involved in community driven projects.
  • When: Now to October 23
  • Where: North Vancouver District Public Library – #300 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

VanSlam Individual Playoff with feature C.R. Avery

C.R. Avery

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  • What: The top scoring poets of the summer season will compete to determine who will represent Vancouver in the Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane, WA, as well as the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. Featuring is C.R. Avery.
  • When: September 11
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $6-$10 sliding scale

Sarah Jane Scouten and the 5th Annual Fringe Square Dance

  • What: Head to the Vancouver Fringe Bar on Granville Island for the 5th Annual Fringe Square Dance featuring Paul Silveria & The Wooly Bears, interspersed between sets of music by Sarah Jane Scouten. No experience necessary, all dances will be taught on the spot
  • When: September 11
  • Time: 8 to 10 pm
  • Where: Ocean Art Works, in front of Ocean Concrete and next to the Creekhouse on Granville Island
  • Price: Free
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