7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, September 12

Sep 11 2017, 4:55 am

Tuesday is back and it’s full of exciting events around the city! Chef Meets Truck, The Sound of Music and more – here are our picks of seven events to check out in Vancouver today.

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

Chef Meets Truck

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  • What: It’s time for some of Vancouver’s top chefs to trade in their restaurant kitchens for cooking space that’s a lot more mobile. The Chef Meets Truck event will go down in Yaletown on Tuesday, September 12, and there are some pretty exciting culinary match-ups. Partnering with some popular local food trucks, the chefs on tap will hop on board the four-wheeled kitchens to create sample-sized bites of top-notch eats for guests to enjoy.
  • When: September 12
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The intersection of Hamilton and Nelson in Yaletown
  • Cost: $69; tickets available online

Seattle International Comedy Competition 38 Auditions: Vancouver

  • What: The auditions for this year’s Seattle International Comedy Competition are coming to Yuk Yuks Vancouver. Featuring 15 up-and-coming comics doing their best five minutes, hosted by SICC alumni, Kyle Bottom.
  • When: September 12
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Business Excellence Series: FinTech

  • What: A range of innovative, disruptive technology has emerged to provide financial services and systems that conduct transactions and aim for greater efficiency. How do businesses evaluate these new players? What are the inherent benefits and risks? This discussion will focus on helping small- and medium-sized businesses make informed decisions in this new landscape.
  • When: September 12
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Conway Room 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

The Sound of Music – Broadway Across Canada

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  • What: The hills are alive in this new production of the timeless musical classic, featuring the most perfect family ever yodelling away in the Austrian countryside. The Sound of Music film adaptation is now over 50 years old, and this touring production will be a great way to revisit those “favourite things” of your childhood. Love it or hate it, we still have “Doe, a deer, a female deer” stuck in our heads…
  • When: September 12 to 17
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Broadway Across Canada; $40-$145

Rochester Park Grand Opening

  • What:  Celebrate the official opening of the newly renovated Rochester Park. The official ceremony and ribbon cutting will be followed by playground games and light refreshments. New features include a zipline, accessible saucer swings, tunnel slide, climbing wall, sand play area and skate park. Enhanced trails and stairways, new sports fields and grassy areas for picnicking provide something for all ages.
  • When: September 12
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: 1390 Rochester Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

SEED: The Untold Story Screening and Panel Discussion

  • What: SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and Raj Patel.
  • When: September 12
  • Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: The Cinematheque – #200 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12-$15

Aquatic Centre Open House

  • What: Explore UBC’s brand-new aquatics facility and learn about the programs offered. There will be both wet and dry activities, coffee, snacks, and prizes to be won. Activities include an Inflatable Obstacle Course, Race the Rapids Course, Noodle Javelin, and a Squirt Bottle Obstacle Course.
  • When: September 12
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: UBC Acquatic Centre – 6080 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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