10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 28

Sep 27 2019, 5:00 am

September is nearly over, so make the most of it with these 10 events happening in Vancouver today, September 28. Explore Oktoberfest at Hastings Racecourse, rock out to Of Monsters And Men, and more.

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

World Maritime Day at the Port of Vancouver

Canada Place

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What: The Port of Vancouver is hosting a free-to-attend, family-friendly celebration for World Maritime Day. This year’s celebration also follows the theme of “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.”

Attractions at the event include multiple exhibitor’s booths and displays, on-water demonstrations, and live concerts. The main stage will have performances throughout the day from Bobs & LoLo, Will’s Jams, Langley Ukelele Ensemble, Coastal Wolf Pack, SEABILLYS, Sarah Wheeler Band, The Burying Ground, and The Paperboys.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free of charge

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

Metropolis at Metrotown Job Fair

What: The 12th annual Metropolis at Metrotown Retail Job Fair will run from 12 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, September 28 at both Atrium and Grand Courts. Retailers are gearing up for another busy holiday season and are looking to fill over 600 part-time and full-time entry-level or managerial positions. With over 375 stores, a career at Metropolis at Metrotown might just be what you’re looking for. Check the website for a list of participating retailers.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Oktoberfest at Hastings Racecourse

What: Oktoberfest at Hastings Racecourse features delicious traditional fare, exhilarating horse races, dancing to live music, and plenty of beer. Attendees will have access to two exclusive areas that are only open to ticket holders: the German Haus and Wine Haus.

The German Haus will feature live music by The Silver Bells, exclusive craft beers from Parallel 49 Brewing such as their Craft Lager, Pumpkin Oktoberfest, and Trash Panda Hazy IPA, and naturally hardwood smoked Oktoberfest sausage exclusively from Schneiders. The Wine Haus will feature a curated selection of premium cheeses, as well as wines such as Sawmill Creek’s Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Where: Hastings Racecourse — 188 North Renfrew Street
Price: $30 – Tickets available via Eventbrite

BC Lions vs Montreal Alouettes

What: The BC Lions face off with Montreal Alouettes at BC Place.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Etsy: Made in Canada

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

Of Monsters and Men

Monsters and men

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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

Zwanze Day at Bells and Whistles

What: Officially launched in 2011, Zwanze Day is an annual celebration that sees less than 100 bars and taprooms around the world selected to showcase a one-off, experimental ‘lambic’-style beer produced especially for the occasion by renowned Belgian brewery Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon as part of its ‘Zwanze’ series. Bells and Whistles is one of only three Canadian locations to participate in the Zwanze Day 2019 celebrations and will be tapping the only keg of this year’s exclusive Zwanze in Western Canada.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Rosanne Cash

What: Four time Grammy award-winner and eldest daughter of the legend Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash explores the effects of the choices throughout her lifetime in She Remembers Everything. Featuring The Northern Beauties.

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Chan Shun Concert Hall – 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online