10 things to do in Vancouver this week: September 21 to 27

Sep 21 2020, 5:21 am

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

As we enter the last full week of September check out these events to help you kickstart fall.

Don your masks, get out, and enjoy these things to do in Vancouver:

Haunted Corn Maze


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What: Abbotsford’s Maan Farms will be bringing back its Haunted Corn Maze starting September 25. Dubbed “Canada’s scariest corn maze,” the experience takes place over five-acres on the farm featuring terrifying installations, live actors, real chainsaws, and excerpts from classic horror movies. This year’s theme focuses on an abandoned testing facility beneath the farm and a young man named Thomas who decides to explore the myth and finds terrifying creatures trapped within.

When: Starting September 25
Time: 7 to 9:30 admissions
Where: Maan Farms — 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
Admission: Tickets are available online

BC Culture Days 

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What: Experience the ‘unexpected intersections’ of creative connection and artistic discovery during its 11th annual celebration of arts and culture. The event features a newly expanded line-up of free, interactive events and activities—hosted at socially distanced venues through a growing digital hub at culturedays.ca/bc.

When: September 25 to October 25, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Free Online Art Classes

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What: Budding artists will explore the classic art of drawing with a pen, inks, pencils, crayons, chalk – whatever supplies they have at home. The atmosphere is lively, uplifting, and playful to stimulate imaginations and provide a creative outlet for emotions and energy. Class sizes are kept intentionally small at 15 artists so instructor Sherry can interact with each artist and give parents a 45-minute break.

When: September 20 to November 22nd
Time: 10 and 11 am
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration is online



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What: TAIWANfest is bringing you “The Survived”, a platform for virtual talks, exhibitions, and a large art installation that hopes to inspire change through arts and culture and serve as a reminder to re-think our own values and refocus our priorities. “The Survived” consists of a series of programming both online and in-person.

When: Now until October 3, 202
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free; the schedule is available online

Brewhall Oktoberfest


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What: Enjoy a socially distanced celebration with daily food and drink features including Soft Baked Pretzels, Currywurst, Schnitzel Sandwiches, and traditional OktoberFEAST dinners featuring your choice of Roast Chicken or Sausage with all the fixings.

When: September 24
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Brewhall — 97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: $37.50;

Girl Gang Pop Up Shop


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What: The Girl Gang Pop-Up Shop has made its way back to Vancouver. Enjoy shopping from local womxn-owned businesses all in one place. Vendors include @kiligcandleco, @moonlightjewelsco, @fortheseconds, @eeveevintage, @kirstencrisostomoceramics, @gigilclothing, and @nightrainsoap.

When: September 26
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 2531 Ontario St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Adopt a furry friend


What: PetSmart will be hosting its quarterly National Adoption Days event from September 14 to 30 online. Users can search by postal code and view “hundreds of adoptable animals” from more than 186 animal welfare organizations across the country.

When: September 14 to 30
Time: All-day
Where: online
Admission: Adoption fees will be waived during the National Adoption Days

18th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival


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What: Join the Still Moon Arts Society and the Renfrew Park Community Association to celebrate the full moon, the harvest abundance, and diverse cultural traditions. This year’s themes include Constellations and Transformation. The festival includes origami demonstrations, performers, lantern walks, lantern workshops, and more.

When: September 1 to 27
Time: Times vary — a calendar of events can be found online
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Free

Watch a movie at the RIO Theatre


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What: Enjoy a night out at the movies at the classic RIO Theatre. Pick between a variety of films including Alien, Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange, Fantasia, Space Dogs, and more.

When: Showtimes vary
Time: Showtimes vary
Where: The Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Cost: $15+

Word Vancouver Festival 

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Calling all literature enthusiasts, Word Vancouver returns this month.

Western Canada’s largest literary festival runs from September 19 to 27 and will feature 140 authors and 50 events. The festival aims to bring authors and readers together to share stories, books, and points-of-view.

When: Now until September 27
Time: Various times
Where: Check online schedule for full details

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