10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 14

Sep 13 2019, 5:00 am

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Fill your Saturday schedule with these 10 things to do on September 14, including Vancouver Whitecaps FC Legends & Stars charity soccer match. The Canine Library, and more!

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

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Legends & Stars charity soccer match and Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo

What: The third annual Vancouver Whitecaps FC Legends & Stars charity soccer match happens at BC Place prior to the Whitecaps’ MLS match against the Houston Dynamo. Stars include Jacob Tremblay, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Ross Lynch.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: Legend & Stars start at 4:45 pm; Whitecaps vs Dynamo start at 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Legends & Stars tickets cost just $10, but must be accompanied with a ticket to the MLS game later that evening. Tickets available online

UFC Fight Night

What: The main event of UFC Fight Night, scheduled for September 14 at Rogers Arena, will have some star power. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will square off against Justin Gaethje. Other fights include Cirkunov vs. Crute, Heavyweight bout Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes, and Middleweight bout Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Uriah Hall.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Blubird Fall Warehouse Sale


What: Update your fall wardrobe at Blubird‘s luxury warehouse sale. There will be up to 80% off women’s contemporary labels like Opening Ceremony, Tibi, Self Portrait, Red Valentino, Frame Denim, and 3X1, among many others. The Blubird fall warehouse sale will take place at 179 West 6th Avenue for three days only, and you can access the location through the alleyway between 5th and 6th Avenue.

When: Now to September 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday)
Where: 179 West 6th Avenue, 2019
Admission: Free

Creative Chinatown Moon Festival Pop-Up

What: Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival September 14 to 15 at Chinatown House 188 East Pender Street. From 11 am to 4 pm, festival-goers will enjoy Mid-Autumn themed food, arts, and crafts at the market pop-up on Saturday. Follow that with a special Tang Yuan dumpling making class with the Hua Foundation on Sunday.

When: September 14 and 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Chinatown House – 188 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Steveston Heritage Experience

What: ​The Steveston Heritage Experience leads you back in time on an interactive walking tour, 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. Along the way, you’ll hear eye-opening tales of yesteryear village life, as told by a chatty local who seems to have just stepped from the streets of 1914. Carefully chosen food and beverage tastings will also be served, offering a taste of life back in 1914—culminating with a popular dish of that day (and today), delicious seafood chowder from local favourite Pajo’s, along with a craft brew from Steveston’s Britannia Brewing.

When: September 14 and 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

Mid-Autumn Family Day

What: Coquitlam Heritage presents Mid-Autumn Family Day, an event celebrating Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean Mid-Autumn Moon Festival traditions. Enjoy cultural food and performances, take part in crafts, listen to storytelling, and more.

Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: All Saints Parish Hall – 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam
Admission: By donation

18th Annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House

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What: Scotiabank’s Dance Centre Open House features a wide variety of free classes, workshops, studio showings and events. Try Caribbean dance fitness, hip-hop, ballet, and more.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Band-Aid Concert: Youth Musician Showcase

What: Youth performers will showcase what they have learned at Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development Day in an evening of live music the Surrey Arts Centre.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Admission: By donation to the Surrey Food Bank. Cash donations of any amount are preferred.

Cheese and Meat Festival 2019

What: Attendees get to eat their way through local and international fare. Of course, meat and cheese will be the main event, but there will also be accompaniments such as pickled items, chocolates, and coffee up for grabs. As always, beer, wine, spirits, and cider will available at the event.

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: Various tasting times throughout the day
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Canine Library

What: Vancouver Public Library is giving people the chance to “borrow” a dog from their library as part of a new program that the VPL is hosting in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board (VPB) and the St. John’s Ambulance called a “Canine Library.” St. John’s Ambulance, who assists with the VPL’s Paws 4 Stories program, will be bringing six child-evaluated dogs to the park. The event will last two hours and have 48 open time slots. Signup is on the day of and there’s no library card required.

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Emery Barnes Park – Davie Street and Richard Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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