10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, September 22

Sep 20 2019, 6:00 am

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So long summer, thanks for the memories! Here are 10 events to check out in Vancouver today, September 22. RENT, Jimmy Choo Afternoon Tea, and more.

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

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour


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

The Reigning Champ x Wings + Horns Warehouse Sale

What: Visitors can expect a wide range of both men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, and accessories from the two brands in all sizes. According to a member of the Reigning Champ team, pieces for sale will either be older product or samples of newly-released product. Collaborative product will also be available. Shoppers should note that all sales are final and that only cash will be accepted. There will be an on-site ATM.

When: Now to September 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Friday and Saturday), 10 am to 7 pm (Sunday)
Where: 1305 Odlum Drive, Vancouver (entrance through the back alley door)
Admission: Free

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

The Clock Finale Screening

What: The Polygon Gallery presents Christian Marclay: The Clock, a cinematic montage synchronised with actual time on a 24-hour clock. Christian Marclay won the Gold Lion Award at the Venice Biennale in 2011 for The Clock. The Clock is jointly owned by The National Gallery of Canada and The Boston Museum of Fine Arts

When: September 22 to 23, 2019
Time: 10 am on Sunday to 12:01 am on Monday
Where: The Polygon Gallery – 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Railtown’s Tailgate BBQ

What: Attendees can expect 35-hour Texas-style beef brisket, applewood-smoked pork shoulder, beer-brined Maple Hill Farms chicken, D’Original Sausage Haus brats, corn on the cob, and jalapeño cornbread.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Railtown Cafe – 397 Railway Street, Vancouver
Price: $27 per person ($17 vegetarian); buy online or in person

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 town site, 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

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

Mother Mother

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: Now to 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

All-You-Can-Eat Barbarian’s Feast

What: The Cascade Room’s third annual AYCE Barbarian’s Feast will feature eating is on a first come first serve basis, a welcome cocktail courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey, a sit down guided whiskey tasting, a feast with a 120lb Roasted Pig and sides, and more.

When: September 22, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: The Cascade Room – 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $100; buy online

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

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