7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, September 20

Sep 19 2017, 2:05 am

Welcome back, Wednesday! Make the most of it with our list of seven things to do on Wednesday, September 20, including Extraordinary Future 2017, SheEO Vancouver and more.

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

Extraordinary Future 2017


  • What: This one-day event is set to showcase a selection of 25 disruptive Canadian technology companies that are getting stuff done in new and exciting ways. You’ll get to hear speakers from companies like the VR/AR Association & CognitiveVR, TELUS Health, BTL Group, KeyStone Financial, Invrs3d Cinema Reality, and many more. And you’ll get to test out the latest technologies for yourself at the exhibitor stands where you’ll find the likes of Archiact, Finger Food Studios, Helios Wire, LlamaZOO Interactive, and Cognitive VR, among others.
  • When: September 20
    Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 1055 Canada Place
    Price: $42 (not including tax and fees) – Tickets available via Extraordinary Future

Improv Against Humanity: Sizzling September

  • What: Improv Against Humanity returns from summer vacation for a sizzling show at the Rio Theatre. Join The Fictionals for an action-packed look back at Summer, sweet prizes to get you ready for Fall, and the crowning of the Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.
  • When: September 20
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12


  • What: Six guys take to the stage, mixing ballet with street in this piece about loss, memory, and the longing for something unattainable. Set to a haunting cello score by Hildur Guðnadóttir, Saudade is by BC choreographer Joshua Beamish, whose past portfolio contains as many international accolades as it does local.
  • When: September 20 to 23
  • Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Tickets Tonight; $32

Embrytrophic Cavatina – Kokoro Dance

  • What: This local dance company specializes in contemporary butoh, a “Japanese philosophy of movement.” Embrytrophic Cavatina pushes the form further, stripping bare four dancers in this primal and provocative piece. The “pure emotion and anguish[ing]” score is a cheeky 69-minutes long, and everything about this production promises butoh like you’ve never seen it before.
  • When: September 20 to 29
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Arts People; $30

The Merkin Sisters

The Merkin Sisters

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  • What: Join Ingrid Hansen and Stéphanie Morin-Robert in The Merkin Sisters as they celebrate their Inner Cavemen and Ultra Queens at Performance Works for one night only in Vancouver.
  • When: September 20
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

SheEO Vancouver: 2017 Launch Event

  • What: An evening of networking and #RadicalGenerosity at L’Atelier Coworking. Meet Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO, and learn about how SheEO is changing the landscape for female entrepreneurs. Hear from the Lunapads team, Sonia Strobel from Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery, Barbara Alink from The Alinker and Patrice from Satya Organics, entrepreneurs who were funded and supported by the SheEO network. And connect with like-minded, inspiring women in the Vancouver community.
  • When: September 20
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: L’Atelier Vancouver Coworking – #400 319 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Women in PR Canada – End of Summer Soiree

  • What: Join Women in PR Canada at their end of summer soiree at Hycroft in Vancouver. Enjoy a conversation about career transitions, wine, networking and more.
  • When: September 20
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Hycroft Manor – 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59.99-$99.99
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