10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, September 8

Sep 6 2018, 7:19 am

Another September Saturday to enjoy. Check out these 10 events happening in Vancouver today, September 7. TEDxVancouver, Frank Turner, and more.

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

Wesbrook Village Festival 2018

Wesbrook Village Festival

  • What: The annual festival is a fusion of fun, food, and entertainment. Enjoy a sidewalk sale, indulge in tasty BBQ fare during the free signature BBQ lunch, and delight in delicious samples from local eateries and community retailers. Enjoy live entertainment from Will Stroet, Dr. StrangeloveBeauty Shop Dolls, and Aché Brasil. There’s also going to be a kids zone complete with face-painting, craft tables, bouncy castles, and even a rock climbing wall.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Wesbrook Village, UBC – 3378 Wesbrook Mall
  • Price: Free and open to all

Surrey’s Pie in the Plaza 2018

  • What: This annual celebration of the city’s local agri-food sector is running for its third consecutive year. This free event features live music by local Celtic-Canadian folk-rock group the Pat Chessell Band, a ventriloquist performance by Norma McKnight, pony rides, face painting, an inflatable corn maze, vendor booths, and the pièce de résistance – a giant, 8-foot 2,000-slice blueberry pie. Pie will be served right after the opening ceremonies at 12:30 pm, so be sure to plan accordingly.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Central City Shopping Centre’s outdoor plaza – 10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey
  • Price: Free


  • What: RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share. Founded in 2009 by Kevin Allison of MTV’s sketch comedy show, The State, RISK! has been downloaded tens of millions of times and has featured true stories from Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Dan Savage, Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Michael Ian Black, and regular folks from around the world.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7:30 pm, Show 8:30 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $24.99

Frank Turner

  • What: Frank Turner will be making a stop in Vancouver on a 2018 world tour in support of his latest album, Be More Kind.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50 to $44.50

In-N-Out at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In

  • What: The famous American chain, known for its massive 3×3 burgers and animal fries, will be coming to the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, a large-scale charity event for retro car enthusiasts.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Fraser Highway – 264th to 272nd Street, Langley

TEDxVancouver 2018

  • What: TEDxVancouver is giving attendees the chance to find out how to change the world. An astounding lineup of leaders, activists, visionaries, champions, pioneers, and authors, to name a few, will be sharing their story at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. The theme for this year’s event is “How To.” Speakers will share their experiences, journeys, and accomplishments, revealing what it was like and how they did so in the process.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 8:30 am, show from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
  • Admission: Available online, general admission for $99

Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2018

Luxury & Supercar weekend

Luxury Alliance Group

  • What: Hundreds of rare classics and modern supercars worth more than $250M will be on display. Visitors can see high-end models from Pagani, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bugatti, Ferrari, and Koenigsegg, among others with the serene VanDusen Botanical Garden as a backdrop. Highlights of the weekend include a display of the first Porsche ever made, the Singer Porsche William DLS worth $2.2M, the Dino Ferrari, and the official Canadian public launch of the Pagani Huayra BC, worth $4.5M. Other events taking place over the two-day celebration include a $10M luxury and supercar auction, a piano concert in the garden, and two high-fashion runway shows presented by Oakridge Centre.
  • When: Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online for $125

LaSalle College Vancouver Open House Gaming Workshops

  • What: Hear more about LaSalle College Vancouver’s program curriculums and take part in free gaming workshops while you’re there.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: LaSalle College Vancouver – 2665 Renfrew Street
  • Price: Free – Register today via LaSalle College Vancouver

H2 Rotisserie & Bar Does Oktoberfest

  • What: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore will be celebrating Oktoberfest with brews, bites, games, a live performance by Siegel Entertainment’s The Alpiners Oompapa band, and all of the Deutsch-style shenanigans you can dream of on their garden-side terrace. Tickets include entry, one complimentary beer ticket, take-home stein, and grub for the night (all the schnitzel you can eat).
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $60; buy online

Die Hard: The Musical-ish

  • What: Nakatomi Plaza. Christmas Eve. 1988. John McClane is on a mission to save his wife from German terrorists led by the debonair Hans Gruber, all while singing parodies of hit songs from the ‘80s. Part of the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival.
  • When: Now to Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15, plus $7 membership
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