7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, September 5

Sep 2 2017, 5:47 am

Begin your shortened work week / new school year with our list of seven events around Vancouver today, September 5. Featuring Simple Plan, Back to the Future and more to keep your new month rolling!

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

Simple Plan

  • What: Simple Plan are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. In addition to being certified 2x Platinum in Canada, U.S. and Mexico, No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls is 5X Platinum in Indonesia, Platinum in Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and certified Gold in Brazil, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK. No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls features hits like “I’d Do Anything,” “I’m Just A Kid,” “Addicted,” and “Perfect.” Featuring guests Courage My Love, Selfish Things & The Bottom Line.
  • When: September 5
  • Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 7:30 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $45

Free Walking Tour – Notable Francophones

Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery / Facebook

  • What: Join local culture and heritage enthusiast Maurice Guibord as you visit the final resting place of some noted local Francophones.
  • When: September 5
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Mountain View Cemetary – 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Marine Way Market presents Back to the Future

  • What: A fun night to cap your summer off and to celebrate the first days of the brand-new school year. Grab your lawn-chairs and head down to the shopping centre located at the corner of Marine Way and Byrne Road for this free outdoor movie in the parking lot. There’ll be food samples and pre-show fun.
  • When: September 5
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Marine Way Market Shopping Centre – Marine Way and Byrne Road, Burnaby
  • Price: Free

YES with special guest Todd Rundgren

  • What: YES is a British Rock Band with a progressive, artistic, and symphonic style of music that has enjoyed worldwide success over 49 years and 21 studio albums. Featuring special guest Todd Rundgren.
  • When: September 5
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45-$125

Bend & Breathe

  • What: Bend & Breathe is Young Ideas’ weekly pay-what-you-can yoga class. Led by instructor Alber, this class is geared toward beginner and intermediate students, but anyone is welcome to join.
  • When: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Pay-What-You-Can

Best Sommelier of Canada competition

Shane Taylor best sommelier

Shane Taylor, Best Sommelier of BC, in competition (Photo courtesy Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers)

  • What: The Best Sommelier of Canada competition is coming to Vancouver on September 5 at Rogers Arena, and it’s going to be epic, because it’s the first time in the events’ history that the competition has been held west of Ontario. Attendees can expect to see top sommeliers from across Canada come together to compete for the ultimate title of Best Sommelier Canada at the 2017 Nationals Competition for Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.
  • When: September 5
  • Time: 9 am to 11:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena
  • Tickets: Online

Farewell Transmission (Jason Molina Tribute)

  • What: Farewell Transmission plays the music of Jason Molina – the dark, blues-inflected rock songs Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. – as both tribute and tonic.
  • When: September 5
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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