195 things to do in Vancouver this fall

Sep 19 2019, 12:19 pm

Fall is just around the corner, and Vancouver is packed with great events happening in the new season. From Halloween to City and Colour, Remembrance Day to WWE, here are 196 events you need to check out around the city.

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

Explore the great outdoors

RiverFest 2019

What: The 17th annual RiverFest is inspired by the Fraser River, and is in celebration of BC and World Rivers Day. There will be events throughout the week, with a main festival on September 21 with a family fun zone, live entertainment, an artisans marketplace, parade and more.

When: Now to September 21, 2019, with the main festival on September 21, 2019
Time: Various times. Main festival happening from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre – 788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Fishy Finale

What: Watch the pink salmon migrating up the Fraser River. Learn about their life cycle and the animals that eat them, then try your hand at casting or tying flies (Bring your tidal fishing license). All ages.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Glen Valley Regional Park – Meet at Two-bit Bar, 9117 272 St, Langley
Admission: Free

2019 Vancouver AIDS WALK

What: The annual AIDS WALK celebrates people living with HIV, memorializes those who have passed, and raises funds to support low-income people living with HIV in BC via the Community Health Fund.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 1:30 pm
Where: Sunset Beach Seawall
Register: Online

National Tree Day

What: Celebrate National Tree Day at Maple Park in Surrey by helping to plant native trees and shrubs. There will also be live music to enjoy, face painting for the young ones, nature activities and a free hotdog lunch (while supplies last).

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Maple Park – 14939 – 84 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

What: Bowen Island Sea Kayaking offers rentals and guided tours from two hours to multi day, allowing you to explore beautiful Bowen Island and Howe Sound on the water. They also offer kayaking and paddle board lessons as well as Paddle Canada certifications. You can also join their popular sunset and full moon tours. Have kids that are interested in kayaking? Check out their Kids Camp and Junior Skills summer programs.

When: April to October
Time: Hours vary. Check website or call.
Where: Bowen Island is a natural wonderland, and is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay.
More Info: Book online here.

Vallea Lumina

What: Vallea Lumina the interactive experience is presented by Montreal-based entertainment studio, Moment Factory and Whistler’s very own “The Adventure Group.” Through the use of emotive lights, video, soundscape, and scenography, guests are “transported” to another world with opportunities to touch, play, and explore their new environment.

When: Now until October 13, 2019
Time: Shows begin at sundown
Where: Cougar Mountain, free shuttles from Whistler Village
Tickets: Online, Adults: $39.99, Kids $34.99

Storytime at Redwood Park

What: Enjoy a fun, fall story inside the treehouse at Redwood Park then explore the forest on a guided seasonal sensory walk. Parent participation required.

When: October 25 and December 6, 2019
Time: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm
Where: Redwood Park – 17900 20 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free, register online

Chilliwack Corn Maze

What: This year, the creators of the Chilliwack Corn Maze are paying special tribute to the Canucks 50th anniversary season, with a Canuck-themed maze. In addition to the maze, the farm also features other attractions such as a pumpkin patch, pedal carts, a “giant jumping pillow,” tractor rides, and an indoor hay-bale maze.

From now until September 2, the maze is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 6 pm. From September 3 to September 30, the maze is open Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 6 pm. From October 1 to October 31, the attraction is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 6 pm.

When: Now until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Cost: Tickets for the attraction are $9.75  for children (ages 3 to 14), and $11.75 for adults, (ages 15+)

​Scales, Talons, and Claws

What: ​Look for salmon navigating home to spawn as well as the animals that catch them on their travels. Learn about these creatures and how to keep them wild and safe. Presented with Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society, drop by anytime.

When: October 13, October 27, November 3, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at fish fence – 23900 Kanaka Creek Rd, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Birding Walks in Surrey Parks

What: A local naturalist leads a birding walk through a Surrey park where you can see the various birds of the city. Learn about Surrey’s diverse habitats while exploring the park.

Walks are drop-in and will happen rain or shine, though may be cancelled due to high winds or extreme weather conditions. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Binoculars will be available to borrow as well.

When: October 19, November 16, December 21, 2019, January 18, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 16, 2010
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Various parks in Surrey
Admission: Free

Storytime at Redwood Park

What: Enjoy a fun, fall story inside the treehouse at Redwood Park then explore the forest on a guided seasonal sensory walk. Parent participation required.

When: October 25 and December 6, 2019
Time: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm
Where: Redwood Park – 17900 20 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free, register online

Explore the city

Eastside Flea

Eastside Flea summer pop-ups

Eastside Flea/Facebook

What: Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan food. and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live entertainment, and more to check out.

When: September 21 and 22, October 5 and 6, November 2 and 3, November 16 and 17, November 30 and December 1, December 7 and 8, December 14 and 15. 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Eastside Studios – 550 Malkin Ave, Vancouver
Price: $3 admission, no one turned away for lack of funds

Indonesia Fest

What: Enjoy Indonesian music and dance, cultural food, games and activities, and more at Indonesia Fest at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Mackin House 110th Anniversary – Open House

What: The Mackin House 110th anniversary celebrates the arrival of the first train passengers to Maillardville, as well as the House’s 20th anniversary. Go on a tour of the train station and museum, enjoy demos, treats, live music, and more.

When: 
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Coquitlam Heritage – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Admission: By Donation

World Rivers Day

What: An event celebrating the 15th World Rivers Day and the 39th annual Rivers Day in British Columbia. Take part in demos, tours and crafts while enjoying live entertainment. Carousel rides will be available for $2.65 each, and the Ice Cream Parlour will be open.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Ioco Ghost Town Day

What: The Ioco Ghost Town Days Festival features local vendors and displays, live music and entertainment, a guided trolley tour of the townsite, and more. The whole family can have fun with games and activities, a giant maze, and pony rides.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Ioco Townsite – Ioco Road & 1st Avenue Port Moody
Admission: Free

The Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows in Vancouver

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The RAF Red Arrows flying past New York earlier this summer (Red Arrows/Twitter)

What: The Royal Air Force (RAF), the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare force, are amidst their largest-ever visit to North America and their first tour in more than a decade.

The tour, which is centred around the RAF Red Arrows Aerobic Team, will be in Vancouver on September 24 and 26. Tuesday, September 24 involves an installation at Science World, followed by a Q&A with Red Arrows pilots and engineers. Thursday, September 26, will include a flypast by the Red Arrows, a photo booth, and activities at the Vancouver Harbour. Exact times will be announced by the RAF closer to the date on social media.

When: September 24 and September 26, 2019
Time: Times will be announced by the Red Arrows at a closer date.
Where: Science World at the TELUS World of Science and the Vancouver Harbour
Admission: Free

Because We Are Girls

What: Because We Are Girls tells the story of a conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia who must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning when they were children. After remaining silent for nearly 25 years, the sisters decide to come forward, not only to protect other young relatives but to also set an example for their daughters.

Counsellors will be available for emotional support. Artworks on the theme of sexual abuse will also be on display, and there will be a moderated panel discussion after the screening. Part of Surrey Civic Theatres’ first-ever film series.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Granville Island Brewing’s Pop-Up Taproom at the Laneway Disco x New Forms Festival

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Public Disco

What: Granville Island Brewing’s pop-up taproom is once again bringing the magic of Granville Island to Vancouver’s favourite travelling street party – the Laneway Public Disco Series. Take a dancing break to sip on one of Granville Island Brewing’s new or classic beers, play a casual game of cornhole or Jenga, and enjoy the spirit of Granville Island. They’ll even be rewarding beer drinkers just for trying with participation ribbons that your mom would be proud of!

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 2 to 10 pm
Where: 238 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver (Main and 1st)
Admission: Free, RSVP Online

Friends of VPL: Fall Used Book Sale

What: Support Vancouver Public Library’s special library programs and projects by picking up a new-to-you read at the Friends of VPL: Fall Used Book Sale. Shop gently used children and adult books, CDs and DVDs, and more. Everything is 50% off on Saturday. Shoppers are asked to bring their own bags.

When: September 19 to September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library central branch – 350 West Georgia. Vancouver
Admission: Free

LET THEM EAT DIRT

What: LET THEM EAT DIRT: The Hunt For Our Kid’s Missing Microbes is a new documentary based on the book, “Let Them Eat Dirt”. The screening at the Rio Theatre will be followed by a Q&A moderated by journalist Kathryn Gretsinger, with Dr. Brett Finlay and Emmy Award-Winning producer Rivkah Beth Medow.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Whole Human Summit

What: From September 27 and September 28, Whole Human Summit will be hosting its inaugural event on Granville Island. Featuring speakers who are at the forefront of innovation in mental wellbeing, microbiome, and genetic research, the two-day event will bring together health innovators, physicians, scientists, and wellness entrepreneurs alike.

When: September 27 and 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues on Granville Island
Tickets: $299 – $369, tickets available on Eventbrite

Etsy: Made in Canada

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Etsy: Made in Canada (Paolo Azarraga)

What: The sixth annual Etsy: Made in Canada is at Robson Square from 10 am to 6 pm. Everything available at the Etsy Made in Canada pop-up is made by local sellers with captivating stories. There’s something special for everyone with unique handmade and vintage goods like jewellery, accessories, home décor, and treasures for kids. This one-day, cross-country marketplace is the largest pop-up to simultaneously take place in cities across Canada, including Toronto and Calgary.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to  6 pm
Where: Robson Square — 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Art Crawl Burnaby Heights

What: Head down to Hastings Street in the Burnaby Heights area to meet local artists and enjoy original artwork. Part of Culture Days 2019.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Various locations in Burnaby Heights area
Admission: Free

Study and Go Abroad Fair

What: Attendees will learn how to study abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree/diploma or certificate program. Meet with top universities from around the world to learn about admission requirements, scholarships, and more. Then visit the Travel Zone for work abroad, volunteering and language travel. 

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 1 to 5 pm, with feature seminar starting at 12 noon
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building
Admission: Free, register online

Surrey’s Heritage Rail

What: Take a trip back through time by riding Surrey’s Heritage Interurban rail car. The 50-minute trip goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan and back. Then check out the interactive exhibits and explore the Discovery Centre.

When: Saturdays and Sundays until September 29, 2019
Time: First train at 10 am, last train at 3 pm
Where: Cloverdale Station – Hwy 10 & 176A St, Surrey
Tickets: Online

The Winner’s Circle: Fundraiser for Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

What: An evening of virtual horse-racing, a silent auction, door prizes, cocktails and canapésand more in support of the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. All proceeds will support Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, a registered charity that provides a space for newcomers and neighbours from over 40 countries and Indigenous people from many nations.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Steveston Heritage Experience

What: ​The Steveston Heritage Experience leads you back in time on an interactive walking tour led by a guide, stopping at four celebrated historic attractions — Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, the Steveston Tram, the Steveston Museum, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Food and beverage tastings will also be served, offering a taste of life back in 1914.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm. Meet at the Britannia Shipyards NHS Visitor Centre at least 15 minutes before tour start time.
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site 5180 Westwater Drive Richmond
Tickets: Online

Diwali Festival 2019

What: A wide range of cultural events celebrating Diwali will be taking place at various locations in Vancouver and Surrey. This includes everything from a South Asian cooking class, a lunch and dance, and a massive performance at Vancouver Public Library.

When: October 5, October 9, October 13, October 15, October 20, October 26 and November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver
Price: Prices vary from Free to $20. More info online

Lvle Up Tournament Series

What: The Lvle Up Tournament Series is coming to Vancouver at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. The tournaments are NHL 19 and FIFA 19, and are open to all ages and skill levels. The NHL 19 grand prize is a brand-spankin’ new Elias Pettersson Canucks jersey, two tickets to a Canucks game, a copy of NHL 20, and a flat of Red Bull. The FIFA 19 grand prize is one free night at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, a copy of FIFA 20, a flat of Red Bull, and a Nike soccer ball.

Lvle Up is an esports tournament platform that hosts live and online tournaments for amazing prizes. In addition to NHL and FIFA tournaments, they also run tournaments from Madden, NBA Live and NBA 2K.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: NHL 19 tournament at 2:30 pm, FIFA 19 tournament at 5:30 pm
Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Grand Ballroom, Fourth Floor — 39 Smithe Street
Price: Player entry fee: $40Guest entry fee: $10

Heritage Apple Day

What: Sample a variety of apples, learn about pollinators, try your hand at old-fashioned chores and enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians. All ages.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley
Admission: Free

National Geographic Live! — Standing at the Water’s Edge

What: Marine biologist and photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier presents the latest edition of National Geographic Live! – Standing at the Water’s Edge.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Felabration 2019

What: Felabration 2019 is a celebration of the life and music of Fela Kuti. The evening  is hosted by the original traditional Nigerian/Canadian Afrobeat band, Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group and Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society, a non-profit organization serving the community since 2012.

Felabration features the first Fela Kuti’s Queen contest, Eyo Masquerades direct from Lagos, Nigeria, traditional Nigerian dance, and Nigerian food. There will also be live music by The Boom Booms, Queer as Funk, Mostly Marley, Tonye Aganaba, Kesseke Yeo, and more

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $30

TechVancouver

What: TechVancouver is a monthly meeting of tech leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts. Learn from their experiences and expertise in a variety of presentations and panels.

When: October 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Vancouver Fall Home Show

What: Fall in love with your home all over again at the Vancouver Fall Home Show. Explore the marketplace filled with home-related products and services. Attendees will see HGTV Canada stars Bryan Baeumler of Island of Bryan and Sabrina Smelko of Save My Reno, plus learn from many demos and presentations to help you with your next home project.

When: October 24 to October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Public Library Book Sale

bearded man reading book with coffee

What: Vancouver Public Library is holding a huge book sale from October 24 to 26, in the Alice McKay Room, at the VPL’s main branch at 350 West Georgia Street. More than just books, however, the sale will also feature CDs and video games among the offerings. All sales are final, and attendees are asked to bring their own bags to carry their new finds home in. Prices start at just 50 cents for some items, and anything that remains unsold by Saturday will be half price.

When: October 24 to 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 9 pm Oct. 24, 10 am to 6 pm on Oct. 25 and 26.
Where: Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library central branch – 350 West Georgia St
Admission: Free

Mid-Century Madness: Celebrating 60 years at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

What: To commemorate its 1959 inaugural year, Queen Elizabeth Theatre is hosting a dress up party with bubbly, photo booth, dancing, live entertainment, and more. Tickets are priced $19.59 to celebrate its birth year.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

VR/AR Global Summit Vancouver 2018

What: The VR/AR Global Summit 2019 will take place this November at the Parq Vancouver. The summit brings together the VR/AR/MR industry from around the world to discuss an array of topics including education, entertainment, enterprise, healthcare, retail, training, blockchain and more. Over the course of two days, there will be a number of keynote addresses, engaging panels, educational workshops, networking opportunities, demos, exhibits, films, production launches, and parties.

When: November 1 to 2, 2019
Where: Parq Vancouver – 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $399 – $499

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party

What: Disney On Ice features acrobatics and stunts on ice with all of your favourite Disney characters. Featuring characters and worlds from Peter Pan, Coco, Frozen, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and Moana.

When: November 28 to December 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pacific Coliseum at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cheers to Oktoberfest

Parallel 49 Brewing Oktoberfest Party

What: Parallel 49’s Oktoberfest party is going down on Saturday, September 21st from 2 to 10 pm. Expect a live polka band, traditional German snacks like pretzels, and seven different beers on tap. 19+

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 2 to 10 pm
Where: Parallel 49 Brewing Company Beer Garden (Enter via the alley behind 1979 Pandora Street)
Admission: Free

Wünderbar ‘Oktobeerfest’ Pop-Up at Bells & Whistles

What: Bells & Whistles will be transforming into a Bavarian-inspired beer hall for over two weeks of beer-fueled celebration. Menu specials like warm pretzels with tangy honey mustard, currywurst, an Oktoberfest platter, and a custom-created Foothills Creamery soft-serve dessert will all be up for order. This Wünderbar ‘Oktobeerfest’ Pop-Up will also feature some classic German beer styles from local brewers.

When: September 21 until October 6, 2019
Time: Regular hours
Where: Bells & Whistles Fraser Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Oktoberfest Brewmaster’s Dinner at Craft Beer Market

What: Head to Craft Beer Market on September 24 in celebration of the world’s largest beer festival over a German-inspired custom created menu.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $60; buy online

Oktoberfest 2019 at the Hastings Racecourse

What: Celebrate the famed festival in style at the iconic Hastings Racecourse with traditional fare, exciting horse races, live music, and of course, plenty of beer.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 1 to 6 pm
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $30, buy online

Oktoberfest “Das Original” at the Vancouver Alpen Club

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What: Head to Vancouver Alpen Club for Oktoberfest “Das Original.” There will be German food, beer, and live music to enjoy on three weekends.

When: October 4 and 5; October 11 and 12; October 18 and 19
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $35; buy online

Another Oktoberfest

What: Enjoy four house-brewed German-style beers, along with a few special surprises. While this shindig featuring beer and pretzels is a FREE all-day event, you can guarantee your spot by purchasing tickets for the festivities early.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm
Where: Another Beer Co – 30 Capilano Way Unit 11, New Westminster
Admission: Free with the option of purchasing tickets online

The Dreadnoughts/Polka Time! Oktoberfest at The Cambie

What: The Dreadnoughts and Polka Time! are playing an Oktoberfest bash at The Cambie. At this event, Polka Time is from 4 to 6 pm, and The Dreadnoughts are on from 7 to 9 pm.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 9 pm
Where: The Cambie – 300 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $20; buy online

CRAFT Brühaüs Oktoberfest Party

What: Enjoy this two-day festival celebrating all things Oktoberfest. Attendees can expect German-inspired eats, big beers, and music.

When: October 5 and 6, 2019
Time: Saturday, 6 pm till late; Sunday, 2 pm till late
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Harvestland

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What: Harvest Haus is partnering with the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) to launch the largest harvest celebration in Canada: Harvestland. Visitors can expect rides, attractions, food, and entertainers, as well as the return of the original Harvest Haus – the 19+, high-energy Oktoberfest party.

Harvestland will boast dozens of attractions, including tractor rides, logger sports showcases, pumpkin carving, and theatrical entertainers. Guests can also explore the colourful Bavarian Village, a Woodland Labyrinth, and the interactive Kinder Farm.

When: October 10 until October 20, 2019. Closed October 15.
Time: 4 to 10 pm (Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays), 12 to 10 pm (Fridays to Sundays)
Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Harvest Haus 2019

What: Harvest Haus returns for its fifth year of Bavarian-style merrymaking, including traditional eats, music, and of course, tons of beer.

When: October 10 to October 19, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: 
Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $24.99 and up; buy online

nabs West Oktoberfest 2019

What: Join over 150 professionals from Vancouver’s marketing, media, and communications industry at this annual event. Tickets include one complimentary drink.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 11 pm
Where: Deutsches Haus (Vancouver Alpen Club) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $30 and up; buy online

Happy Halloween

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

What: Maan Farms is back with their 5th Annual Fall Festival, including their annual haunted corn maze — “the scariest corn maze in Canada.” The 45-minute experience takes place on over five-acres on the farm, featuring terrifying installations, live actors, real chainsaws, and excerpts from classic horror movies.

Maan farms is also debuting ‘Pitch-Black: Where Darkness Grabs You’ — a 15-minute experience that places you right in the middle of your worst nightmares. During the “Pitch-Black” attraction, guests will be confronted by a number of “demons of the dark.” Those who choose to engage may be touched, held back, sent into hidden passageways, and even temporarily removed from their group.

When: Select nights in September and October starting September 21, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Maan Farms – 790 McKenzie Road — Abbotsford, BC
Tickets: Online

Fifth Annual Scarecrow Festival 2019

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What: Art’s Nursery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival begins with a full day event on September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm, and features a DIY Build-a-Crow station, live entertainment, scavenger hunt, hayrides, and more. There will also be local vendors and food trucks to enjoy. The Scarecrow Festival is in support of Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Inclusion Langley Society, and The Versatile Society of Entertainers.

When: September 21 until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Art’s Nursery – 8940 192nd Street, Surrey
Admission: Free

Potter’s House of Horrors

What: Every fall, Potter’s House and Nursery in Surrey transforms into Potter’s House of Horrors, as it converts its grounds from an enjoyable, plant-filled garden centre into a maze of terror filled with the latest animatronics, digital sounds, high-tech scares and trained actors. The 17th year of the Potter’s House of Horrors includes attractions Death Valley Motor Inn, Devil’s Descent, Li’l Haunters, Escape from Incineration Escape room, Haunted Photo Booth, Xtreme Paintball Haunted Shootout, Creeps Concession, and The Last Ride.

Partial proceeds of the event go to the Critter Care Wildlife Society. In addition, Potter’s House of Horrors is proud to support the Surrey Food Bank and will be accepting non-perishable food donations onsite.

When: September 27 and 28 (preview nights); October 4 to November 2, 2019 (closed for Thanksgiving)
Time: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm (regular hours). Hours for family hour and Lil’ Haunters vary (check website for full schedule)
Where: Potter’s Farm and Nursery – 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Available online starting at $15.99 for general admission and $12.99 for children. Pricing for family hour and L’il Haunters will vary

Movies in the Morgue

What: Vancouver Police Museum presents a variety of cult classic horror films, thrillers and comedies in the Old City Morgue. Attendees are welcome to bring pillows and blankets to cozy up in the morgue. There will be fresh popcorn and pop for sale.

When: Every Tuesday in October, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Police Museum and Archives – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Fright Nights at Playland

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Haunted Mansion/Fright Nights at Playland

What: Fright Nights are returning to Playland this October, bringing hauntings, horror, and hair-raising rides to Vancouver for another year.

When: Select dates from October 4 to 31, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm from October 4 to 6, 7 pm to midnight or 1 am depending on the day
Where: Playland at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online or at the gate

Stanley Park Ghost Train

What: This year’s theme is Alice in Nightmareland, where Stanley Park Ghost Train riders will follow Alice and the Not-So-White Rabbit into a gothic nightmare world full of spooks and scares. All ages are welcome to the family event, with activities in the plaza and farmyard including crafts and movies, exhibits, and a pumpkin patch. There is also a less scary daytime train ride through the forest to see Stanley Park’s Halloween displays, without live performers. Donations to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society will also be accepted.

When: October 11 to October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver
Tickets: On TicketLeader. Free parking on site.

Vancouver Halloween Expo and Parade

What: The 6th annual Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo is a festival inspired by comics, anime, video games and mythologies from various cultures. Attracting more than 100,000 spectators, the parade fills downtown Vancouver with floats, cosplay, marching bands, and special effects.

When: October 11 to 13, 2019
Time: Various times, parade starts at 11 am on Sunday
Where: UBC Robson Square and Art Gallery North Plaza. Parade starts at Howe and Drake and ends at Granville and Drake
Tickets: Online, parade is free to watch

Improv Against Humanity: Halloween Hilarity

What: Improv Against Humanity celebrates the spooky season with Halloween Hilarity at the Rio Theatre on October 16.  The Fictionals and special guests Meaghan Joy Hommy and Kris Erickson present horror-themed CAH comedy, an audience costume contest with prizes, and mini-chocolate bars galore.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween at the Britannia Mine Museum

What: Spooky science and activities take over Britannia Mine Museum for two weekends in October. Enjoy a spooky train and tour, strange science show, costume photo booth, and more.

When: October 19 and 20, October 26 and 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Britannia Mine Museum – 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach
Admission: $20

Kits House Autumn Fair 2019

What: The annual Kits House Autumn Fair features many free activities, including live music, festive photo booth, food truck and artisan vendors, live shows and yoyo workshops, all ages yoga and more. Plus for a small fee attendees can visit the haunted house, bouncy castle, pumpkin patch, face painting, carnival games, face painting, and a gift basket bonanza. Then stick around to see who wins the costume contest – best pet, best child and best adult costumes.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Kits House – 2305 West 7th Ave (Vine St from 5th Ave to 8th Ave)
Admission: Free, small fee for some activities

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival

What: Horror fans can indulge in the macabre when the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival makes its return to the York Theatre. For their second year, VHS is featuring not only short films from across the globe, but feature-length films as well. They are also adding a second day to the festival, so audiences can look forward to even more scares. At the end of the festival, there will be awards given out for a number of categories, including an audience choice award.

When: October 25 to 26, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Art’s Nursery – 8940 192nd Street, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Trunk or Treat Halloween Event

What: Royal City Cheer, Tumbling & Parkour hosts Trunk or Treat, a fundraiser for the gym featuring Halloween activities for all ages. Check out themed vehicles and booths in the parking lot, and trick or treat in costume with the volunteers and vendors on site. Then ages 13 and up are invited to visit the Royal Haunted House full of live spooky characters.

When: October 26. 2019
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: Royal City Cheer, Tumbling & Parkour – 102-100 Braid Street, New Westminster
Admission: $5 a person or $20 a family (up to 2 adults and 4 children). Haunted house, snacks, and some specialty games are extra.

A Westwood Halloween

What: Westwood Recordings’ A Westwood Halloween features performances by Stickybuds, Moontricks, and Dirtwire, with support from Rumpus & Sivz. The 19+ event is a combination of dance and electronic music to boogie the night away to. With audio by PK Sound and visuals by Ineo Studios, expect a powerful and unparalleled party experience.

When: October 26. 2019
Time: 10 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street
Tickets: Starting at $35 (plus service charges) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Night for All Souls

What: Curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, this unique cultural event offers the public an opportunity to remember their dead, whether interred at Mountain View Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.

When: Late October to early November 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Mountain View Cemetery- 5455 Fraser St., Vancouver
Admission: All events are free. Donations are welcome.

Trick or Treat in Yaletown

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What: The 20th Annual Trick or Treat in Yaletown features the Antique Horse Carriage and the Doom Dome at Bill Curtis Square on Mainland Street, as well as Yaletown merchants handing out treats to children. Costumes are highly recommended.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Various shops in Yaletown
Admission: Free

Halloween on the Heights

What: Families are invited to dress up and go trick or treating down Hastings Street. Children and their accompanying adults will be able to get yummy treats from neighbourhood stores.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Various shops in Burnaby Heights
Admission: Free

Parade of Lost Souls: SOS

What: Taking place on November 2, the Cabaret’s annual Parade of Lost Souls features the most performance minded spirits, spectres, and ghouls in Vancouver. The event features jugglers, actors, singers, musicians, acrobats, and more in an inclusive celebration of the arts. This year’s theme is SOS: Save Our Souls.

When: November 2, 2019
Time: Parade from 7 to 10 pm, SOS from 9 pm to 1 am
Where: Various locations on or near Commercial Drive
Admission: Free

Commemorate Remembrance Day

Victory Square Cenotaph

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What: In honour of veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada, the City of Vancouver is holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at Victory Square. Over 15,000 participants and citizens attend the oldest continuing annual ceremony in Vancouver each year.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: Starts at 10 am
Where: Victory Square – 200
Admission: Free

Port Moody Remembrance Day Ceremonies & Parade

What: Events start with a non-denominational service at Kyle Centre. Then the parade goes around the block to Port Moody Arts Centre for a two-minute silence, act of remembrance and laying of wreaths at Port Moody Arts Centre Monument. Ceremony finishes with a 21-Gun Cannon Salute at Seymour Artillery.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 11 am
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street Port Moody
Admission: Free

Surrey Remembers

What: Take in the Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in Veterans Square at 10:25 am on November 11. Then check out the family-friendly activities at the Museum of Surrey and Surrey Archives.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Veterans Square – 17710 56A Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Richmond Remembrance Day Ceremony

What: The City of Richmond invites the public to observe and participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. The parade starts at 10:20 am, and official ceremonies at the City Hall Cenotaph will follow at 10:40 am. Two minutes of silence will take place at 11 am followed by wreath-laying.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10:20 to 11:30 am
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

West Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremony

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What: Led by The Royal Canadian Legion – West Vancouver Branch #60, the West Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremony features a parade starting at 10:45 am and a service starting at 10:55 am.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10:45 to 11:30 am
Where: Memorial Arch in Memorial Park – Marine Drive between 19th Street and 20th Street
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Remembrance Day

What: Port Coquitlam’s Remembrance Day begins with the Wilson Centre Service. Then veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #133 will lead a parade from the Wilson Centre along Wilson Avenue to Shaughnessy Street to the Cenotaph services at Veterans Park.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 am (Wilson Centre Service), 11 am (Cenotaph Remembrance Service
Where: Wilson Centre – 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, Veterans Park – 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Holiday Events

Circle Craft Christmas Market

What: The 47th annual Circle Craft Christmas Market hosts more than 300 different artisans and vendors from across Canada, and features everything from pottery to fashion to craft distilleries.

When: November 7 to November 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Japan Market Vancouver – Christmas Fair

What: Vendors and crafters will be putting their work on display, with a unique selection of Japanese crafts and products. Shop for jewellery, soap, accessories and more, then enjoy treats and traditional teas. There will also be two Japanese cultural workshops happening.

When: November 10, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm (VIP Shopping from 10 to 11 am)
Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Entrance by donation for regular hours

Vancouver Christmas Market

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What: The 10th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market features a selection of traditional food and beverages, vendors, children activities, live entertainment, and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.

When: November 20 until December 24, 2019
Time: Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm (closes at 6 pm on Christmas Eve)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: available soon online

Christmas Glow Vancouver

What: Christmas Glow will take place inside the Harbour Convention Centre from November 21, 2019, to January 5, 2020. Visitors will be able to enjoy nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of enchanting twinkling lights and holiday activities.

This year’s theme for Vancouver is “Santa’s Lost Presents.” Guests will be able to help the elves find Santa’s lost presents. Themed light-up structures will be set up around the venue, including Santa’s sleigh and his trusty reindeer. Adults will be able to enjoy the licensed bars, seasonal beverages, and live music while interactive activities and festive playgrounds will keep the kids busy.

When: November 21, 2019, until January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Harbour Convention Centre — 760 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $19.99 for general admission; $11.99 for select dates with the code Vancouver40

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

What: The 37th annual Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair showcases a wide variety of gifts, including handcrafted chocolates, lavender lotions, handmade goods, and more. There will also be live entertainment, prizes, and samples to enjoy.

When: November 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Dunbar Community Centre – 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Deer Lake Craft Festival

What: Deer Lake Craft Festival features over 60 artisans including glass blowers, potters, sculptors, fashion and jewelry designers, wood workers, and more. Attendees can also shop for seasonal food favourites such as chocolates, Christmas cakes, jams and jellies, and more. There will also be live music throughout the event.

When: November 22 to 24, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Aurora Winter Festival 2019

What: The Aurora Winter Festival, now one of the largest events of its kind in Western Canada, is returning for the 2019 holiday season. The six-week, North Pole-inspired festival will be expanding its event to fifteen acres in size and relocating to Hastings Park.

Upgrades from last year include a larger surface for ice skating, a longer tube park, and double the number of rides and games. Other attractions include a light tunnel showcasing the Aurora Borealis, a story-time theatre with Santa for kids, a giant tube park, ice skating on a frozen pond, six amusement park rides, games, some of Vancouver’s best food trucks, and a market with 40 holiday-inspired vendors.

When: November 22, 2019 until January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street
Tickets: Online

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

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What: The Yaletown Business Improvement Association hosts the eighth annual free outdoor Christmas festival –CandyTown. Holiday shoppers can finish their shopping list at local merchants and specialty market while enjoying roaming holiday characters, live music and carolling, and food trucks. There will also be horse carriage rides by donation, visits with Santa and the Ice Queen, and more entertainment.

When: November 30, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Yaletown
Admission:
 Free

Laugh the night away

Après le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

What: Scott Thompson (The Kids In The Hall) has been creating and performing monologues as Buddy Cole on stage and screen for over 30 years. Buddy has been a special correspondent for The Colbert Report at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and his work is currently on Vulture Magazine’s recent list of I00 jokes that shaped modern comedy.

When: September 19 to September 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eric Andre

What: Eric Andre is the creator, host, and co-writer of The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, played Mike on FXX’s Man Seeking Woman, and voiced Azizi in the 2019 live action The Lion King. He brings his Legalize Everything Tour to Vogue Theatre on September 20.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
Tickets: Available through LiveNation

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour

What: RuPaul’s Drag Race is coming to Vancouver this fall. Your favourite drag stars will be hitting the stage for the Official RuPaul’s Drag Race WERQ the World Tour. The show will be hosted by the fabulous Michelle Visage who “takes you on a journey to save the galaxy in the largest drag production ever produced.” Also featuring Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki and the queens from Season 11.

When: September 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Improv Festival

What: Check out more than 14 interactive performances, workshops and an opening night gala at the 21st Vancouver Improv Festival. Featuring headliners Trio from Los Angeles, Lambati from Tel Aviv, Israel, and special guest Andrew Phung of CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.

When: September 24 to 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver,
Tickets: Online

Dirty Jokes

What: Sam Tonning hosts a lineup of smutty and silly joke tellers at Dirty Jokes, including Brett Martin, Jane Stanton, Steev Letts, Alannah Brittany and Stuart Jones.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
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Penn & Teller

What: Penn & Teller have been entertaining audiences for over 40 years, world tours, runs on Broadway, Emmy awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. The comedy magic duo perform at Rover Rock on September 27.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Rob Schneider

What: Rob Schneider is famed for his work on Saturday Night Live, Grown Ups, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and The Animal. Schneider currently stars in the Netflix docu-series Real Rob, which showcased the everyday hijinks of his life. He performs live at Hard Rock Casino on September 27.

When: September 27, 2019
Times: 8 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Sugar Sammy

Sugar Sammy

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What: After an incredible year marked by a series of prestigious events, Sugar Sammy is bringing his razor-sharp wit back to Canada as part of his new “Canadian Tour.” In 2016, Sugar Sammy performed his hit show in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 115,000 people at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Following his local success, Sammy took his French and English show to France, Belgium, and Switzerland while hopping back to Canada this past winter to host the JFL Comedy Tour where he visited 12 cities.

When: October 5 and October 6, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm
Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre – 6250 144 St, Surrey; Centennial Theatre – 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Price:$39.99 – $59.99, available online

Cheech and Chong

What: The two comedy legends, Richard “Cheech” Marin and Edmonton-born Tommy Chong, have been performing stand-up comedy for decades and are best known for their run of seven films through the 70s and 80s, including Up in Smoke and Still Smokin. They’ve also released numerous albums, including the Grammy-winning “Los Cochinos.” The duo is hitting the road and stopping in 14 cities across the great white north this fall on their O Cannabis Tour.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

2019 International Theatresports Institute’s Conference and Festival

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What: Vancouver TheatreSports is hosting the 2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival, featuring over 100 improv performers from 18 countries in 50 performances across three theatres on Granville Island. Highlights include The Toys Strike Back, by Norway’s Det Andre Teatret, the El Jaguar Fiesta Tour of Vancouver with masked Mexican luchador El Jaguar (Derek Flores, New Zealand) and OK Tinder – The International Edition.

When: October 15 until October 20, 2019
Time: Various showtimes
Where: The Improv Centre, Waterfront Theatre, and The Nest on Granville Island
Tickets: Online

The Try Guys Legends of the Internet Tour

What: The Try Guys will be taking to the stage at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts during their Legends of the Internet tour. Guests will join Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang. The group originally formed in 2014 while the four worked at BuzzFeed. In 2018, they launched their independent YouTube channel, which now has more than two billion views and 5.8 million subscribers.

The Try Guys have headlined the main stage at VidCon for the last two years and also produce their own audio podcast, The Trypod. Earlier this year, they released their first book, The Hidden Power of F*cking Up.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts — 777 Homer Street
Price: $37.50, $49.50, $65.00, $85.00 (incl. GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Chelsea Handler

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Chelsea Handler

What: Comedian, TV personality, and New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Handler is coming to Vancouver on her Life Will Be the Death of Me stand-up tour. The trip across the continent follows the success of her recently-written memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me, which made its debut at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. 

When: November 7, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Tickets: Online

Comedy Night In Canada

What: Rick Mercer hosts the Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada at Orpheum Theatre with performances by Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni and Ali Hassan.

When: November 15, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Tickets: Online

Bon Appétit

Jimmy Choo Afternoon Tea

What: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is hosting an exclusive one-day-only Jimmy Choo Afternoon Tea the afternoon of Sunday, September 22. Attendees can expect an exclusive afternoon tea and shopping event featuring a special menu inspired by Jimmy Choo’s Autumn Winter 2019 Collection and a curated selection of handbags and shoes.

All guests will also receive a special gift from Jimmy Choo, and will enjoy a glass of complimentary sparkling, LOT 35 tea selections, and three tiers of sweet and savoury eats, all inspired by Jimmy Choo of course.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: The Roof (15th floor) at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $150; available online

School of Magic Afternoon Tea

What: The service begins with an assortment of artisanal scones, followed by savoury selections like a Pretzel & Cheese Broomstick, Mrs. Sprout’s Pasty, and Ron’s Chicken Leg to name a few. For sweets, there’s a Butter Bubble Beer made with boba pearls, the Deathly Hallows chocolate ganache cake, Cauldron Mousse, the Magic Wand chocolate cookie stick, and more. There’s a selection of teas for order as well.

When: September 16 to December 1, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Trump Champagne Lounge – 1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65–$118; reserve online

On The Table Community Breakfast

What: City Centre Community Centre hosts a casual pancake breakfast to bring people together to talk and facilitate community connections. All ages welcome.

When: September 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
Admission: Free

Poutine With Purpose Vancouver 2019

Poutine with Purpose Vancouver 2019

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What: Poutine With Purpose invites customers to try some of the city’s top poutines while supporting Mealshare to end youth hunger. Both the Calgary and Victoria Poutine With Purpose events have sold over 30,000 poutines over the past four years. Every poutine sold at participating restaurants during this time means one meal to someone in need. If this event is anything like the one in YYC, Vancouverites can expect dozens of eateries serving up vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan poutine options for patrons to try too.

When: September 27 to October 5, 2019
Where: Participating restaurants across Vancouver
More Info:Online

Hands on Fresh Pasta Making with Pasta Boy Peter

What: Professional cook, artisan pasta maker and actor Peter Ciuffa of Pasta Boy Peter teaches how to make pasta like an Italian Mamma. The hands-on class provides all the ingredients, equipment and knowledge so you can learn to make Peter’s family’s recipes for those you love. Peter will teach you a sauce, let you sample his dish, and send you home with pasta for two which you just made.

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Kitsilano Community Centre – 2690 Larch St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Big Day BBQ Tailgate Pop-up

What: Big Day BBQ is holding a Sunday Throwdown pop-up series every Sunday at The American. Sports fans can enjoy a classic spread of 14-hour smoked brisket, Memphis-style ribs, pulled pork, and a variety of sides like Tex-Mex Pasta Salad, Smokey Slaw, and Pit Beans. Rotating event specials like half chickens, beef ribs, and Frito pies will also be available on select days (these will be announced via Instagram closer to the game day).

When: Every Sunday until December 29, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver

Vegan Harvest Dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

What: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will be hosting a Vegan Harvest Dinners on October 3. Boulevard’s Executive Chef, Alex Chen will showcase the creativity of his kitchen team as he redefines the levels of sophistication and flavour of vegan cuisine. Tickets to each edition of the Vegan Harvest Dinners are available for $85 per person.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $85; buy online

North Shore Craft Beer Week

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What: The third annual North Shore Craft Beer Week will feature seven days of festivities in venues across the area with events ranging from cask nights and guided tours, to live music, Brewmaster’s Dinners, and more. This year’s participating North Vancouver craft breweries include: Beere Brewing Co, Black Kettle Brewing Company, Bridge Brewing Co, Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, Green Leaf Brewing Co., Hearthstone Brewery, House Of Funk Brewing Co., North Point Brewing Company, Streetcar Brewing and Wildeye Brewing.

When: October 4 to October 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Matty Matheson – Happy Vulnerable Tasty Sadness Happy Tour

What: Canadian chef and internet sensation Matty Matheson is coming to Vancouver as part of his highly anticipated “Happy Vulnerable Tasty Sadness Happy Tour.” The TV chef’s show, Dead Set on Life, was one of the first original series on VICELAND in 2016. Since then, Matheson’s skills have made him famous, amassing a following of more than 500K on Instagram.

In late 2018, he released Matty Matheson: A Cookbook through the American publisher, Abrams. The cookbook, which features stories, family recipes, and more, quickly became a New York Times bestseller, and the chef has even signed on to release a second cookbook in late 2020.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: Doors 1 pm, show 2 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street
Tickets: Starting at $27.50 (including GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

The Wizard’s Cauldron Bar

What: Vancouver Muggles should prepare themselves, because a 19+ Harry Potter-themed experience is coming to Vancouver. The Wizard’s Cauldron Bar is popping up in Vancouver this fall, and it will offer wizards and witches an immersive 90-minute boozy Hogwarts potion class.

Each ticket will include a robe and wand (for the duration of the class) on entry, a hot mead and alcoholic potion, and a 90-minute potion session. There will also be a cash bar for more drinks and food available for purchase on site.

When: November 1 to 3, 2019
Time: TBD
Where: TBD
Price: Sign up for ticket info

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival 2019

What: The annual festival, now in its 18th year, is one of Canada’s “most anticipated premium world-class culinary festivals” and it supports the BC Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s events include signature events like EAT! Harvest, the EAT! Dinner Series, and the new EAT! Pastry Day along with exciting chef collaborations too.

When: November 4 until November 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Spice Girls-Themed Brunch – Vancouver

What: A Spice Girls-themed brunch is slated to go down in November. This event teases a brunch buffet, juice, Spice Girls trivia, and karaoke. Folks can sign up for pre-sale tickets online if they are interested in attending and opting into some boozy breakfast packages.Attendees at this event are urged to bring their costume A-game, as there will be prizes for best karaoke performance and best dressed.

When: November 2019
Time: TBD
Where: TBD
Price: Sign up for pre-sale

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Whitecaps

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

What: Vancouver Whitecaps continue their MLS season during the fall at BC Place. Plus enjoy hours of fun with your family and friends at The Warmup, the new pregame party held at the Plaza of Nations on September 14.

When: September 21 and October 6, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BC Lions

What: The BC Lions continue their CFL season throughout September at BC Place.

When: September 28, October 5, October 18, and November 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Canucks

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What: The Canucks start their NHL regular season with shows at Rogers Arena throughout the fall.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants

What: Vancouver Giants kick off the new WHL regular season at Langley Events Centre this fall.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Rock The Rink

What: The cross-Canada tour stars skating legends Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, and Patrick Chan, and aims to blend their incredible skating talent with state-of-the-art lighting, video, and interactive technology, as well as live music. Other cast members include Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko, Olympic Medalist Carolina Kostner, US National Champion Jeremy Abbott, and Italian World Champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte. Vancouver’s Alexander Pang, an ambassador for the Special Olympics, will also be performing on October 7.

When: October 5 (Abbotsford) and October 7 (Vancouver), 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre –  33800 King Rd, Abbotsford; Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

NBA Canada Series Presented by Bell: LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks

What: The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks will play a preseason game at Rogers Arena on October 17. The event will also feature fan events, NBA legend appearances, and an NBA Cares program.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

WWE NXT Live

What: WWE NXT will stop at the PNE Agrodome on October 19, which promises to be an intimate show in the 5,000-seat arena. One of the hottest brands for pure wrestling fans, this will NXT’s first visit to Vancouver since 2017.

Organizers have announced a lineup that includes current champion Adam Cole, Delta’s Kyle O’Reilly and Penticton’s Tyler Breeze, and many more.

When: October 19. 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: PNE Agrodome — 2901 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eat fresh with farmers’ markets

Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ Market

What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.

When: Open year round on Saturday (except December 28)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Riley Park Plaza – 50E. 30th Ave., Vancouver, Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market on May 10, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

Granville Island Public Market (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

What: Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and some tasty must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market, you’re going to leave happy and full.

When: Open year round 7 days a week
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Admission: Free

Richmond Country Farms

What: Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce and prepared goods.

When: Open Thursdays to Sundays until December 2019
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market – Richmond

What: The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, locally brewed beer and BC wines, SPCA certified chicken and eggs, freshly baked French breads and pastries, and natural soap and body care products.

When: Every Tuesday until October 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market

What: Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is an authentic BC Farmers’ Market and features local farmers and Certified Safe Prepared food vendors bringing in fresh local produce, field greens, vegetables, fruits, flowers, fresh baking, fruit pies, cupcakes, cookies, local craft beer, varietal wines, tasty prepared foods from the Fraser Valley, the Similkameen, and Okanagan Valleys.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Andrews Historic Church – 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley
Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

What: Launched in June 2008, this open-air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings every Saturday from May through October.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
Admission: Free

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

What: This farmers’ market began back in 1995 and became the cornerstone of the Vancouver Farmers’ Market collective of markets. One of the most popular of the markets, Trout Lake has food trucks on site and a variety of vendors selling all things food.

When: Every Saturday until October 19, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Lakewood Drive and East 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Market

The exterior of Lonsdale Quay Market. (Quay Property Management)

What: Run by the same organization behind the Ambleside Market in nearby West Van, the Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market brings local farmers, artisans, and other vendors to North Vancouver for a weekly Saturday market.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

What: This friendly get-together, also known as the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre and offers a good selection of fresh local produce and gourmet treats to stock up on for the week.

When: Every Sunday until October 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

White Rock Farmers’ Market

What: Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.

When: Every Monday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock
Admission: Free

Poirier Street Market

What: Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in the Lower Mainland.  The Poirier Street Market hosts a diversity of vendors and products from May through October. Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.

When: 
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

What: The Ambleside Farmers’ Market now takes place in Ambleside Park, at the foot of 13th Street, every Sunday from May through October. This market offers West Vancouver a gathering spot for picking up fresh local food and goods from crafters and food artisans.

When: Every Sunday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle AveWest Vancouver
Admission: Free

Steveston Farmers’ & Artisans Market

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

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What: Returning for its eleventh year, the Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans Market will be operating in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre, the market will feature a mix of stalls, including food vendors, artists, and craftspeople.

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Easthope Parking Lot (across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

What: The Clayton Community Farmers’ Market will showcase local farmers, crafters, and artisans. The market will also have a Family Fun Zone, live music and food trucks.

When: Every second Sunday until October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey
Admission: Free

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

What: Explore the dozens of local makers, bakers, and growers at two weekly locations of Langley Community Farmers’ Market.

When: Every Wednesday until October 9, 2019, and Every Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 12 to 4:30 pm (Wednesdays), 10 am to 2 pm (Saturdays)
Where: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard – 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley (Wednesday), Timms Community Centre – 20339 Douglas Crescent, Langley (Saturdays)
Admission: Free

New West Farmers’ Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

When: 
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Tipperary Park – 315 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Cloverdale Market Days

What: One of the largest open-air markets in the Fraser Valley showcasing unique items from local BC Artisans and treasures from downtown Cloverdale merchants. With Cloverdale Market Days featuring more than 120 vendors as well as live entertainment and food trucks, you’ve got a destination outing for the whole family.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 176 Street between 56A and 58 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

West End Farmers’ Market

What: The West End’s charming, community-minded farmers’ market is open Saturdays. Grab a coffee, peek at the adjacent community garden, and stock up on a vast array of locally grown foods.

When: Every Saturday until October 19, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 100 Comox Street, Vancouver between Bute and Thurlow
Admission: Free

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

What: You’ll find fresh groceries, locally-sourced produce, as well as artisanal food offerings at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block.

When: Every Sunday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

UBC Farm Markets

What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming. This market now accepts cash, credit, and debit.

When: Every Saturday until November 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus) – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

What: See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.

When: Every Wednesday until October 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

What: The Granville Island Farmers’ Market is the oldest of its kind in Vancouver offering customers fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This market also has local craft beer and wine vendors too.

When: Every Thursday until September 26, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Chain & Forge (under the Granville Street Bridge, across from The Keg), Granville Island
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

What: Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural, and heritage programming.

When: Every Thursday until October 10, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Downtown Farmers’ Market

What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers Thursday mornings and afternoons for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Time

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

What: Located just steps away from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans.

When: Every Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
Admission: Free

Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

What: Stock up on fresh local produce, along with artisanal foods, at Tsawwassen Farmer’s Market. A handful of food trucks will also be in attendance.

When: Every Saturday until September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 5360 12th Avenue (at 53A Street), Tsawwassen
Admission: Free

Cannery Farmers’ Market

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants as well as live music inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days.

When: October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1, December 8, December 15, 2019 
Time: 
10 am to 3 pm
Where:
 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission:
 Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday from November 3, 2019, to April 26, 2020
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody
Admission: Free

New West Winter Farmers’ Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

When: 
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Belmont Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Food and Shopping at Night Markets

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

What: Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment weekly until 10 pm. Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant night market with 100+ vendors. Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.

When: Now until September 27, 2019,
Time: Starts at 5 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Richmond Night Market

Weekly Vancouver food events

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What: This wildly popular event is gearing up for another season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.

When: Now until October 14, 2019. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays
Time: 7 pm to 12 am (open to 11 am on Sundays after September 2 and stat holidays)
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Admission: General $4.75, Children (under 8 years) Free, Senior (60+ years) Free

Connect with the Arts

Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil

LUZIA

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA/Cirquedusoleil.com

What: For the first time in British Columbia, guests will be invited to witness the imaginative and stunning production titled LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Naturally, viewers can expect aerialists, trapeze artists, hoop diving, contortionists, jugglers, and even football freestylers, to name a few of the production’s members. The performance will take place at the redesigned white-an-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place from October 3 to November 24, 2019.

When: October 3 until November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Hidden Wonders

What: Hidden Wonders is the next edition of Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders, and premieres in a secret location in Chinatown. Shawn is a World Champion of Magic, has performed on Ellen, fooled Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller twice on Fool Us, and had his magic featured on shows like Fringe, Shut Eye and X-Files.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 27, 2019
Time: TBA
Where: Secret location in Chinatown. Guests will be provided with address and password
Tickets: Online

A Thousand Splendid Suns

What: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Ursula Rani Sarma is based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Set in war-torn Afghanistan,A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of the unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila and Mariam. An Arts Club production.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until October 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

2019 Grand Prix of Art

Grand Prix of Art BC

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What: Artists of all experience and age levels race against the clock in a three-hour painting challenge during the Grand Prix of Art. The public is welcome to view the artists in action at the 40 painting sites. Afterwards, the paintings will be exhibited to the public from 3 to 6 pm on Saturday, September 21, and will also be on display at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site on Sunday, September 22 from 12 to 4 pm.

When: September 21 to 22, 2019
Time: 3 to 6 pm (Saturday), 12 to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – 5180 Westwater Drive Richmond
Admission: Free

Definitely Dali Exhibition

What: Chali-Rosso Art Gallery’s annual Definitely Dali exhibition is back for the summer. Enjoy original artwork by the great Spanish Surrealist master, every single day until the end of September. Plus visit the monumental Salvador Dali sculptures they have positioned in the two public, outdoor spaces: Dalinian Dancer at the corner of Alberni and Thurlow St., and Space Venus at LOT 19, at the foot of Hornby St. 2 W. Hastings.

When: Daily until the end of September 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), 12 to 5 pm (Sunday), or by appointment: [email protected] or 604 733 3594
Where: Chali-Rosso Art Gallery – 549 Howe Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Bard on the Beach

What: Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Presented in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the festival offers Shakespeare’s plays, related dramas, and several special events on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage through September. The lineup this year includes The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus.

When: Now until September 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vanier Park – 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Revision: the art of recycling

What: Burnaby Arts Council presents ReVision: the art of recycling at Deer Lake Gallery, featuring a non-profit society of artists. Explore artwork made from upcycled waste materials and discarded objects, workshops, artist talks, events and more.

When: September 21 to October 26, 2019
When: Various times
Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: By donation

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour (Carol Rosegg)

What: Broadway Across Canada presents the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. This Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning original rock musical will be at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from September 17 to 22. RENT follows the lives of seven artists who struggle to chase their dreams in New York City without selling out. The show was ground-breaking at its time, opening its first show in 1996. Written and composed by Johnathan Larson, it was a memorial to his friends who died from an epidemic of AIDS.

When: September 17 to 22, 2019
Time: Various times, check online for more details
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: From $30 — available online

Vancouver International Film Festival 2019

What: VIFF features over 320 films and events, and welcomes about approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe to Vancouver. The festival also showcases the biggest Canadian film program in the world and some of the best in cinematography from British Columbia, including films in the Sea to Sky programming stream presented by TELUS.

The films and documentaries shown throughout the festival will celebrate a myriad of voices, stories, and perspectives stemming from the people within BC.

When: September 26 to October 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Ticket Packs and Passes: Online

River’s End Fisher Poets – Richmond Culture Days

What: Current and retired commercial fishers share creative writing about their shared industry in River’s End Fisher Poets. Hosted by fisher poet Wilfred Wilson and part of Richmond Culture Days.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

Pop-Up Magazine: The Escape Issue

What: Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, with photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

What: Celebrate all things flamenco at this annual festival of dance, with both ticketed performances and free events throughout the week. Featuring Canadian and international artists.

When: Various dates until September 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Venosta Radio Show – Ioco Ghost Town Days Festival

What: Venosta Radio Show is a behind-the-scenes look at a 1920s radio show and how it was produced. Performed by the Expect Exceptional Theatre at the Inlet Theatre.

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

What: This unique exhibition is focused on the art of Alberto Giacometti, renowned in the twentieth century for his sculpture, painting, drawing and design. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to examine the breadth of his practice and to see Giacometti’s place among his contemporaries in Paris and London in the post-war period.

In addition to Giacometti, featured artists include Francis Bacon, César, Lynn Chadwick, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Elisabeth Frink, Henri Michaux, Eduardo Paolozzi, Isabel Rawsthorne, Man Ray, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle and William Turnbull, among others.

When: Now until September 29, 2019
Time: Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Tender Thing by Ben Power

What: A Tender Thing asks the questions what if Romeo and Juliet didn’t die in that double suicide in the Capulet family vault? Instead, what if they lived into old age and faced a more commonplace tragedy? Find out in Ben Power’s take on Shakespeare’s love story.

When: Thursdays to Sundays until September 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm (except for 2 pm matinees on September 22 and 29)
Where: Jericho Arts Centre – 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mother of the Maid

What: Pacific Theatre’s Mother of the Maid features the tale of Isabelle Arc, who knows what her teenage daughter Joan needs: discipline, a loving husband, and to stop communing with God. As Joan heads towards her destiny of becoming the Maid of Orleans, Isabelle must care for a daughter who belongs not just to her, but to all of France.

When: Various dates until October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Shipment

Firehall Arts Centre / Facebook

What: The Shipment by Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee, features five Black actors – Andrew Creightney, Chris Francisque, Omari Newton, Adrian Neblett, and Kiomi Pyke – playing what is described as a “bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few.” The stereotypes are mashed-up with clichés, distortions, and sleights of hand to encourage the audience to confront their own bias.

When: Various dates until October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

World of Dance Live Vancouver

What: The World of Dance Live Tour features the best dancers from across all genres of dance,  incorporating both local and national talent. You’ll get to experience the same thrill and excitement that you do when watching the show on television but you’ll be right in the audience.

The tour will feature season three winning dance group The Kings and will be stopping in nine Canadian cities. Fans have the chance to purchase ticket packages that include a special meet and greet as well as autographs sessions.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 4 pm and 8:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler

What: True Pulse Theatre Co. presents their first show: Hedda Gabler by Norwegian realist Henrik Ibsen. The psychological drama explores truth in emotion, and aims to showcase human behaviour and mental illness in authenticity. Directed by Emilio Merritt.

When: October 11, October 18, October 25, November 5, November 15, November 22, November 29, December 6, December 7, December 13, December 14 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre – 7646 Prince Albert, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

What: Oppenheimer Park and Gallery Gachet present The World As We Create It, an exhibition featuring artwork from the Oppenheimer Park community. Artwork from more than 30 artists includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, print, mosaic and mixed media works.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Gallery Gachet 9 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Vancouver Writers Fest 2019

What: The 2019Vancouver Writers Fest features over 100 authors and over 80 events on Granville Island and across Vancouver. The Festival features readings, workshops, performances, Q&As and more. Artists and authors include guest curator Tanya Tagala, youngest ever Griffin Poetry Prize winner Bill-Ray Belcourt, former Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin and BC Book Prize winner Laisha Rosnau; international superstars Mona Awad, Tash Aw and Stephen Chbosky, and more

When: October 21 until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

ArtBreakers Illustration Market

What: The ArtBreakers Market is a weekend-long illustration and design exhibition. The market will feature a diverse roster of artists, including award-winning children’s book author and illustrators, art directors, and magazine illustrators.  Over the weekend, over 45 of these top-tier professionals will be gathered at Heritage Hall to showcase and share their personal projects and wares with the public.

When: October 26 and 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday) 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

In the BAG Family Sundays

What: Visit Burnaby Art Gallery for a different family-friendly art project this fall. October’s project is Printing the Present, November’s project is Collecting Memories, and December’s project is Wayfinding with Water.

When: October 20, November 17, December 15, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm, beginning on the hour and half-hour mark with the last at 3:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Lumière YVR 2019

What: Lighting up English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza, Lot 19, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, formerly known as the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Lumiere is a series of light art installations, performances and community building initiatives.

When: November 1 to 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza, Lot 19, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, formerly known as the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Admission: Free

Everywhere From Here: New works by David Wilson

What: Vancouver painter David Wilson has had his work collected nationally and internationally with an extensive history of solo and group exhibitions. His latest exhibition, Everywhere From Here is being shown at a pop-up gallery on Granville Island.

When: Now until November 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm daily or by appointment.
Where: 1387 Railspur Alley, Granville Island, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Cost Of Living

What: A 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about relationships and living with physical disabilities, and filled with surprise humour. The play tells the story of a wealthy student being cared for by a young down-on-her-luck woman, and a man who rebuilds an old connection by providing assistance to his ex-wife.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 203 – 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Social Security

What: Surrey Little Theatre presents Social Security, a comedic play about a pair of married art dealers and the friends and family who arrive to disturb their domestic bliss.

When: Now until November 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Surrey Little Theatre – 7027 184 St, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Broadway Across Canada – Waitress

What: Broadway Across Canada presents the Tony-award nominated Waitress, Brought to the stage by an all-female creative team, Waitress features original music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and original direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

When: November 12 until November 17, 2019
Time: 8 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Welcome to Night Vale: A Spy in the Desert

What: One of the most popular podcasts in the world, Welcome to Night Vale presents a live stand-alone story performance: A Spy in the Desert.

When: November 14, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sing your heart out at concerts

SFSS Fall Kickoff 2019

What: The Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) in partnership with Crescendo1, is hosting the seventh annual Fall Kickoff Concert on Simon Fraser University (SFU) Burnaby Campus. This year’s lineup features UK EDM duo Snakehips, Atlanta rapper/singer MadeinTYO, and an all-star lined up of Vancouver talent including Manila Grey, Shaun Frank, Outr3each, and Illyminiachi.

When: September 20, 2019
Time: 3 pm to 9 pm
Where: 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC
Tickets: Tickets start at $40, available online

Elton John

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What: Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.

The legendary artist has over 4,000 performances, in more than 80 countries, to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970.

When: September 21, September 22 and September 24, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Available through his website and on Live Nation

Mother Mother

What: Vancouver-based band Mother Mother has announced two special hometown performances at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park with special guests Tokyo Police Club, The Zolas, and Sam Lynch.

In the past 10 years, Mother Mother has had a whirlwind career with seven top 10 singles on the alt-rock Canadian charts and over 100 million streams across digital platforms. The band’s most recent album, Dance and Cry, saw its first single “Get Up” reach the number one spot on the Canadian alternative charts for seven consecutive weeks.

When: September 21 and September 22, 2019
Time: Doors 5 pm, show 5:40 pm
Where: Malkin Bowl – 610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $49.50 – On sale Friday, April 26 at 10 am via Ticketmaster

Banks

What: American singer-songwriter Banks will be performing at the Orpheum on September 24 as part of her “III Tour.” To date, Banks has amassed 1.2 billion global streams across all of her songs, and the single “Gimme” from her latest album III has garnered more than seven million cumulative streams.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vampire Weekend

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What: Vampire Weekend will be hitting the stage in Vancouver on September 25 as part of their North American Father of the Bride Tour. Since their debut, Vampire Weekend have released two albums, both of which debuted at #1 and have been certified Gold in the US: 2010’s GRAMMY-nominated Contra, and 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, which won that year’s GRAMMY for Best Alternative Album.

When: September 25, 2019
Time: Gates 5:30 pm, show 6:30 pm
Where: Festival Lawn at Dawn Lake Park
Tickets: 
Online

Matthew and the Atlas

What: British songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hegarty aka Matthew and the Atlas in support of his new album, Morning Dancer.

When: September 25, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sound Bites: Vancouver Guitar Duo

What: Vancouver Guitar Duo have played at the CBC Nooners Concert Series, opened for country musician JJ Shiplet, and are winners of the 2018 Emerging Artist award.

When: September 26, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm and 2 to 3 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre Studio Theatre – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Sarah Slean and Kevin Fox

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What: Three-time JUNO nominee Sarah Slean and highly regarded arranger/composer Kevin Fox team up for a show at the Shadbolt on September 26.

When: September 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre Studio Theatre – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Of Monsters and Men

What: Of Monsters and Men will be jetting off for a North American tour at the end of the summer, and they’ll be stopping in Vancouver at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver on September 28. Every ticket purchased will come with the album “Fever Dream” on CD.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Casting Crowns

What: Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-winning Casting Crowns is Billboard’s top-selling Christian music act since 2007. The band performs at Abbotsford Centre on September 29.

When: September 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Matt Corby

What: Multi-platinum-selling Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby will be performing at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom this September.

With two ARIA Song of the Year awards under his belt for his 2011 single “Brother” and his 2013 single “Resolution”, as well as a #1 debut album, Telluric, Corby’s second full-length release is brimming with a new-found vitality and joy, a kaleidoscopic reimagining of the sound he has honed over the last ten years.

When: September 29 and 30. 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $47.50 — available via Ticketmaster

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

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What: Lana Del Rey is performing around North America on the “The Norman F*cking Rockwell! tour.”  The American singer and songwriter has seen great success since her debut single, Video Games. She’s received several Grammy nominations and was even named “Woman of the Year” by GQ. Each ticket to Del Rey’s tour will also come with a copy of the album.

When: September 30, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

NF: The Search Tour

What: American rapper NF is performing at PNE Forum on October 3 during his North American The Search tour. NF’s The Search became his second album to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Ice Cube

What: The ledgendary Ice Cube is stopping in Vancouver for two epic shows. He started his career with NWA two decades ago where he wrote most of the lyrics to Straight Outta Compton and his debut solo album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted sold more than a million copies. He has sold over 10 million solo albums to date. In 2016, the rapper was inducted into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame as part of N.W.A. and a year later, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

When: October 3, 2019 (River Rock Casino), October 4, 2019 (Hardrock Casino)
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort and Hardrock Casino
Tickets: Online

Tegan and Sara

What: The musical twins are making their back to Calgary for a show this fall as part of their Hey, I’m Just Like You tour, which is in support of their new album of their same name as well as their memoir, High School. Hey I’m Just Like You is a brand new album that is built off of cassette tapes from the same era upon which Tegan and Sara recorded dozens of songs they wrote between the ages of 15 and 17. The show is expected to feature archival video footage, readings from the memoir, and songs from the new album — mixed in with fan-favourite classics.

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Logic

What: Grammy-nominated rapper Logic will be coming to Vancouver this fall as part of his “The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour”. Featuring special guests J.I.D. and YBN Cordae.

The multi-platinum artist is best known for the song 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) which featured Alessia Cara and Khalid. His most recent release, Homicide, featuring Eminem, also made its debut at number one on the Spotify US charts upon release.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm; Show at 7:30 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Jontavious Willis

What: Blues musician and singer Jontavious Willis performs at Mel Lahan Hall at St. James on October 6.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Mel Lahan Hall at St. James – 3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

PUP

What: Toronto punk rockers PUP are performing at Vogue Theatre on October 9 on their Falls Apart Tour. The concert is coming hot on the heels of the band’s most recently released album, April 2019’s Morbid Stuff.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Jonas Brothers

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What: For the first time in nearly a decade, the Jonas Brothers are hitting the road and will be making a stop in Vancouver’s Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on their Happiness Begins Tour. Featuring special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.

When: October 11, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm
Where: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Interrupters

What: LA ska-punk rockers The Interrupters bring the Fight the Good Fight World Tour to the MacEwan Hall with guests Skinny Lister and Sharp/Shock.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Hozier

What: Irish singer/songwriter Hozier brings his Wasteland, Baby! Tour to Vancouver this October. The multi-platinum artist had his breakthrough after releasing debut single “Take Me to Church,” which has been certified in several countries worldwide including the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada. Hozier will be joined by guest Freya Ridings, best known for her 2017 single “Lost Without You.”

When: October 18, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Tickets: Online

Luke Combs

What: Rising country star Luke Combs will be performing at Rogers Arena as part of his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour. He’ll be joined by supporting acts Morgan Wallen, Jameson Rodgers, and Dee Jay Silver.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Who

What: The Who are taking over the Rogers Arena on October 21 as part of their 2019 North American ‘Moving On’ tour. They will be joined by special guest Liam Gallagher.

When: October 21, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thom Yorke

What: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke brings his solo tour to Vancouver on October 21. Yorke will be performing with special guest Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, audiovisual composer Tarik Barri, as well as Nigel Godrich. The last solo album Thom Yorke produced was Suspiria in October 2018, the soundtrack album for the horror film Suspiria.

When: October 21, 2019  
Time: 
8 pm
Where: The Orpheum — 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Matt Mays

What: JUNO-award winner Matt Mays brings his Howl At The Night Tour to Vancouver on October 23 with special guest Skye Wallace.

When: October 23, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Judah & The Lion

What: Nashville alternative rockers Judah & The Lion bring the Pep Talks World Wide Tour 2019 to the Orpheum with guests Flora Cash.

When: October 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Dallas Smith and Dean Brody

What: Dallas Smith and Dean Brody team up for a show at the Abbotsford Event Centre during their aptly-named Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone tour. The two will be joined by Chad Brownlee and Mackenzie Porter.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

BROCKHAMPTON

What: American hip-hop ensemble BROCKHAMPTON will be taking the stage with special guests at the PNE Forum on Saturday, October 26, as part of their “Heaven Belongs To You Tour.” Today, the 15-member group is made up of musicians and creatives from all over the world who celebrate the different talents they bring together. To date, they’ve released six albums: All-American Trash (2016), SaturationSaturation IISaturation III (2017), Iridescence (2018), and most recently, Ginger (2019).

When: October 26, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: PNE Forum — 2901 East Hastings Street
Tickets: Starting at $56.50 (including GST) — Tickets available via Ticketleader

Cirque Noir gets Freaky 2019

What: Celebrate a belated Halloween with DJs, live cirque performers, freaky decor and treats, and more on three floors of spooky fun.

When: November 1, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 3 am
Where: Levels Nightclub – 560 Seymour, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Jason Mraz

What: Grammy award-winner Jason Mraz is performing in Vancouver on his new North American tour. The two-month tour, titled “Ladies and Gentleman, an evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jain, will see him perform 19 shows. He’ll be joined by longtime collaborators, Raining Jane, and will be performing songs from his sixth studio album, Know, which released in August of 2019.

When: November 8, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm; Show starts at 7:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

City and Colour

What: City and Colour is swinging by Vancouver during a cross-continent tour this fall. City and Colour has seven platinum-certified albums and three gold-certified albums in Canada. His latest studio release, I Should Go Before You, hit number one on the Top 200 Soundscan, and marked his third consecutive chart-topping album in the country. He’s also made some waves outside of the Canadian music scene, hitting number 16 on the US Billboard 200 Chart and worked with P!nk on a duet that debuted number one in Canada, number two in Australia, and number four in the US.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm — all ages show
Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Jann Arden

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What: The much-celebrated artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with her debut album “Time for Mercy”, featuring the hit single “I Would Die for You”.  Just one year later with “Living Under June”, she had her career breakout hit, “Insensitive”, that solidified her position in the music world.  Her most recent album “These Are the Days” hit the shelves in March of 2018, and she also starred in the CTV sitcom, Jann.

When: November 15, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond, Richmond
Tickets: Online

The Black Keys

What: The Black Keys are performing at Rogers Arena on November 24 on their Let’s Rock Tour. Featuring Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams.

When: November 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Daniel Caesar

What: Daniel Caesar will be performing two nights at Vancouver’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre this November in part of his CASE STUDY: 01 TOUR. CASE STUDY 01 follows Caesar’s 2017 studio debut Freudian and features other prominent artists including Pharrell Williams, John Mayer, Sean Leon and Jacob Collier.

When: November 27 and 28, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sum 41 and The Offspring

What: This November, Canadian rock band Sum 41 and American rock band The Offspring will be kicking off a nationwide tour with Dinosaur Pile-Up. The 14-city tour includes a stop at the Abbotsford Centre on November 30.

When: November 30, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

The Chainsmokers

What: The Grammy Award-winning artist and producer duo The Chainsmokers bring their “WORLD WAR JOY” North American headline arena tour to Vancouver on December 6. They’ll be joined by 5 Seconds of Summer.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online