10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, September 3

Sep 2 2017, 5:17 am

Long weekend Sundays are just the best! Keep the long weekend fun going with our list of 10 events to enjoy in Vancouver today, Sunday September 3. Safe and Sound Music Fest, Polish Festival, Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey, and more.

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

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey “All The Hits Tour” 2017

Image: Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie / Facebook

  • What: Multi-platinum-selling artists, multiple Grammy Award-winners and music icons, Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey are touring together for the first time ever. Lionel Richie has sold over 100 million albums world wide, and has an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards all to his name. Mariah Carey has sold over 220 million records, and has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist Of The Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting.
  • When: September 3
  • Time: Doors at 6 pm / Show at 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena –  800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Live Nation, $39.95 to $299.95

Nomadic Tempest Tall Ship Circus Show Vancouver 2017

  • What: Nomadic Tempest is a travelling nighttime acrobatic show synchronized to music and digital video projections by BC-based Caravan Stage Company. The free, all-ages spectacle takes place onboard the Amara Zee, the world’s only tall ship that doubles as a stage and backdrop for live performances.
  • When: Now to September 3
  • Time: 9:45 to 11 pm. Recommended arrival by 8:45 pm.
  • Where: 299 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver (on the seawall in Southeast False Creek, between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village)
  • Price: Free, Eventbrite

Chinatown Night Market

  • What: Chinatown Night Market features amazing food, entertainment and merchandises every weekend during the summer.
  • When: Now to September 3
  • Time: Saturdays from 7 to 11 pm, Sundays from 7 to 10 pm
    Where: Keefer Street in Chinatown, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Beer-unch at Craft Beer Fest at the PNE

  • What: This summer, if you love the power couple of beer and brunch, Sundays at the PNE is where you need to be. That’s because for 2017 Craft Beer Fest is adding a Sunday long-table brunch with beer pairings for thirsty fans. It includes a Fair Gate Pass, reserved seating at one of three long tables, a four course brunch and four beer samples.
  • When: September 3
  • Time: Doors at 11:30, brunch at noon
  • Where: Italian Gardens – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: $49; tickets available online

Safe and Sound Music Fest 2017

Safe & Sound Music Festival

DVSN/ Safe & Sound Music Festival

  • What: Contemporary R&B artists Majid Jordan, DVSN, and Jessie Reyes as well as special guest K-OS are set to headline the one-day event. Other artists include Tonye, David Morin, Hayleau, Prado, Omar Khan, SJS, The Freshest, DJ Arems, Jay Swing, and Andishae. The festival will be hosted by local radio personality DJ Flipout.
  • When: September 3
  • Time: Noon to 10 pm
  • Where: Westminster Pier Park, New Westminster
  • Tickets: $55 to $95 at safeandsoundfest.com

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

  • What: Returning for its tenth year, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market will be operating in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre, the market will feature a mix of stalls, including food vendors, artists, and craftspeople.
  • Day/Time: Select Sundays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Dates: September 3 and 17
  • Where: Steveston Community Centre parking lot, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond

Victory Square Block Party 2017

  • What: A massive street party featuring live music from Palm Oil, Graftician, Laydy Jams and more. Presented by CiTR Radio 101.9FM, Discorder Magazine and Music Waste Festival.
  • When: September 3
  • Time: 2 to 9 pm
  • Where: Victory Square Park – Cambie and Hastings
  • Price: Free

Polish Festival Vancouver

  • What: An annual event organised by The North Shore Polish Association Belweder, celebrating Polish culture, folklore, music, cuisine, and more.
  • When: September 3
  • Time: 2 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Lynn Valley Village, 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
  • Price: Free

SJS Labour Day Boogie

  • What: Slow Jam Sundays is a sexy video dance party featuring all your favourite old school (and new school) slow jams, spun by DJs Marlon J. English and P-luv alongside hosts Ariel Swan and Aaron Dudley.
  • When: September 3
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 867 Granville Street,
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Brazilian Cultural Festival & Capoeira Batizado

  • What: Brazilian Cultural Festival and Capoeira Batizado in partnership with the Roundhouse, featuring Aché Brasil’s awe-inspiring acrobatic dance/martial arts Capoeira, spectacular Samba dances with dazzling costumes and more.
  • When: September 3
  • Time: 1:30 pm
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre: Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $10-$15. Kids under five free.
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