7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, September 14

Sep 11 2017, 4:58 am

One more day to Friday! Start your Thursday fun with our rundown of seven events to check out in Vancouver, including Albatross Music Festival, Canvas of Change and more.

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

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series

  • What: The local finals of Bombay Sapphire’s Artisan Series is set to showcase 17 of Vancouver’s best emerging artists. Sip on gin-infused cocktails and munch on some eats at this FREE 19+ event.
  • When: September 14 at 7 pm
  • Where: Winsor Gallery – 258 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: FREE – just register online

Albatross Music Festival 2017

Far East Movement/Albatross Music Festival

  • What: The diverse festival is set to feature a massive lineup of international artists from Korea, China, Taiwan, United States and Canada. Regardless of your taste in music, you’re sure to find something you’ll be able to dance to at Albatross with indie rock, hip-hop, reggae, and folk artists on the lineup.
  • When: September 14 to 15
    Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 N Renfrew Street
    Price: Online, $99-$149

(Powerful) Women In Business

  • What: An evening of networking, cocktails, appetizers, laughs, and inspiring stories from Janet Austin (CEO, YWCA Metro Vancouver), Meredith Powell (Co-Founder of The Next Big Thing), Brittany Whitmore (Founder, Exvera Communications), and Vivian Smith (Executive Director, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation).
  • When: September 14
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Cascades Casino, Coast Hotel & Convention Centre Summit Theatre – 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley
  • Register: Online, $50-$65

Chris Rock

  • What: Chris Rock’s career has spanned over three decades and the comedian has starred in countless television shows and movies. He has won four Emmy awards, three Grammy awards and is also a New York Times best-selling author.
  • When: September 14
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: $65-$150, available at Ticketmaster


  • What: An all female, all hilarious night of slightly strange solo sketch comedy from the best in the city. Featuring Amy Shostak, Shirley Gnome, Amy Goodmurphy, Ese Atawo, Carla Mah and more. 
  • When: September 14
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: China Cloud – 524 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Tickets $10 at the door

Canvas of Change 2017

  • What: See 14 of the city’s best battling it out in a live art competition that you’ll never forget at the third annual Canvas of Change. Enjoy live music, culinary delights, a live auction, a bracelet toss, and of course an epic live art challenge. Hosted by Children of the Street Society, all proceeds raised will support high-risk youth involved in Children of the Street’s Youth Art Engagement Project.
  • When: September 14
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: St. James Hall – 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: $40 –  Tickets available via Eventbrite or over the phone by calling 604-777- 7510

Westward Music Festival 2017

  • What: A multi-genre, multi-venue music festival featuring performances by Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Gov’t Mule, Dear Rouge, Hannah Georgas and more. Catch these artists and many more as the perform live shows at venues such as the Vogue Theatre (open to all ages), Biltmore Cabaret, The Imperial Theatre and Fox Cabaret, with a two-day outdoor event at the Red Truck Brewery back lot.
  • When: September 14 to 17
  • Where: Various venues across Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online. $59.50- $224.50.
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