7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, September 25

Sep 23 2017, 1:17 pm

Start your new week with our list of seven exciting events happening this Monday, September 25. Lang Lang with the VSO, Sea Otter Awareness Week, and more.

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

Vancouver Startup Week 2017

Vancouver Startup Week

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  • What: Vancouver Startup Week is a gathering of entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and community leaders all coming together to celebrate one of the top tech hubs in the world. The city will be teeming with events, including presentations from some of the biggest names in the tech scene.
  • When: September 25 to 29
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$349

Chocolate Cherry Chai – Book Launch

  • What: A celebration of the launch of Taslim Burkowicz’s debut novel, Chocolate Cherry Chai. The novel binds together themes of familial pressures, the immigrant experience, motherhood, love and loss into a poetic narrative.
  • When: September 25
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: SFU Harbour Centre – 555 W Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Lang Lang with the VSO

  • What: Lang Lang returns to the Orpheum to perform Gershwin’s famous and much-loved Rhapsody in Blue with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Tovey conducts this special concert that also features the Australian String Quartet, led by former VSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop. Lang Lang will also perform Saint-Saëns Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals, America from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Sugar Plum Fairy, from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker.
  • When: September 25
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Super Scene!

  • What: Super Scene comedy show features Jennifer Pielak, Travis Bernhardt, Alistair Cook, Curt Da Silva, Rachel Kent and Dan S. Hosted by Mitch Boliszczuk.
  • When: September 25
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Woods Studio – 7 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5 or $8 at the door

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Vancouver Aquarium

Sea otters/Vancouver Aquarium

  • What: Head down to the Vancouver Aquarium to celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week. There will be fun and engaging “otter-themed” programs, daily feeds with the animal trainers, a sea otter puppet show and an educational “Life in a Kelp Forest” talk at the Strait of Georgia exhibit.
  • When: Now to September 30
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Fine. (an evening of storytelling and otherwise)

  • What: A night of stories from Pat Kelly, Beni Xiao, Jackie Hoffart, Curtis Leblanc and Fatima Dhowre. Hosted by Cole Nowicki with music by Kim Gray.
  • When: September 24
  • Time: 9:04 pm
  • Where: The Lido – 518 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

2017 West End Food Festival

  • What: Gordon Neighbourhood House’s West End Food Festival is an annual event, geographically focused on Vancouver’s West End Neighbourhood. It is a collaboration with community members and organizations to put together a fun and diverse program of workshops, events and dialogues that celebrates food in the West End community.
  • When: Now to September 26
  • Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free
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