7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, September 27

Sep 25 2017, 1:39 am

The last hump day of September! Enjoy it heartily with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver today, from Vance Joy to BrewLoops.

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

Vance Joy

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  • What: Feeding on a diet of The Pogues, Paul Kelly, and whatever else was playing, Vance Joy cut his teeth performing at open mike nights in Melbourne. His songs capture the familiar pulse of everyday experiences in a unique and celebratory manner. Featuring guests Amy Shark and Chappell Roan.
  • When: September 27
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49.50

Happy Days – UBC Theatre and Film

  • What: Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play has this tagline: “A Human Comedy on the Slope of Existence”. Coming out of the theatre school at UBC, the play is funny and bittersweet all at once. To seal the deal, cake, champagne and bubbly discussion will follow each performance.
  • When: September 27 to 30
  • Where: Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC – 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At UBC Theatre; $15

Scotiabank Passions

  • What: Patrons are invited to taste culinary creations from the city’s top restaurants, bakeries, and caterers at Scotiabank Passions on September 27. Attendees at this event, which is put on the support the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, can also enjoy New Zealand wines and bid on fantastic auction items.
  • When: September 27
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
  • Price: $200 per person; buy online

The Pillowman

  • What: With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman by award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psycopaths) centres on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories. Presented by Reality Curve Theatre.
  • When: September 27 to October 6
  • Where: The Orpheum Annex – 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Feasting on Famine – Firehall Arts Centre

Image: Shay Kuebler

  • What: Everyone knows someone like Shay Kuebler’s character in Feasting on Famine. The pro-supplement, obsessive-compulsive, hyper-masculine culture of bodybuilding takes to the stage in at the Firehall’s season opener. Exploring the blurred lines between passion and addiction, the #eatclean movement finally gets its moment under the critical lens.
  • When: September 27 to 30
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Firehall, $33

BrewLoops Beer Festival

The Flame: York Theatre Edition

  • What: The Flame and host Joel Wirkkunen presents a concert event of music and true stories at The York. Featuring TJ Dawe, Emelia Symington Fedy, John R. Taylor, Donna Lea-Ford, Dallas Yellowfly, Nitasha Puri, Alec Willows and Jillian Fargey. With guest musicians Sarah Wheeler and Hannah Epperson.
  • When: September 27
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20
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