5 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, September 23

Dec 20 2017, 1:33 am

Nothing to do? We’ve got you covered. Here are five events happening around Vancouver on Wednesday, September 23. For even more things to do, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.


  • What: #VanIMPACT15 focuses on the intersection between Purpose + Profit + Technology, and how together they become a powerful force for change. This year’s theme is Good Growth: as the founder of a startup or NPO leader, how do you grow your organization while keeping your core values and vision at the heart of this growth?
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 23; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Teen Angst Night

  • What: Teen Angst Night is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). So, get digging through your old notebooks and find some gems!
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 23; 8 to 10 p.m.

Word Vancouver

  • What: Since 1995 The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society has produced The Word On The Street Vancouver, the primary literary festival for Western Canadian book lovers and literacy enthusiasts. In 2013 the festival rebranded as Word Vancouver.
  • Where: Various locations. Click here for a full schedule.
  • When: Wednesday, September 23 to Sunday, September 27; various times.

GradusTalks Tourism

  • What: British Columbia’s status as one of the world’s most in-demand tourist destinations is due to more than just its stunning natural beauty. What is the Tourism and Hospitality industry all about and who are the people behind it? Find out at GradusTalks Tourism.
  • Where: 2nd floor, 375 Water Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 23; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Groundwerk Vancouver 004

  • What: Groundwerk Vancouver is a monthly workshop/incubator/listening party for Vancouver’s electronic music scene. Groundwerk returns with their fourth event on September 23 providing a place to listen to music submissions and receive feedback from peers, gain knowledge from keynote speakers, inspire new ideas with themed events and connect artists with an audience of labels, studios, promoters and media representatives.
  • Where: The Media Club – 695 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 23; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
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