7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, September 13

Sep 7 2018, 3:02 pm

Thursday is the new Friday, especially with these seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, September 13. Enjoy Westward Music Festival, Moon Festival Dinner, and more!

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Westward Music Festival 2018

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  • What: The second annual festival will be taking over downtown Vancouver with concerts led by artists like British singer-songwriter, composer, and producer, Blood Orange, two-time Grammy-nominee Kali Uchis, critically-acclaimed pop star Kelela, and YouTube sensation Poppy.
  • When: Thursday, September 13 to Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Multiple locations in downtown Vancouver
    Tickets: Available via WestwardFestTicketFly, and in person at Red Cat Records, Vancouver

Xiaojing Yan – In Suspended Silence

  • What: In this meditative installation, Ontario artist, Xiaojing Yan, navigates natural and cultural realms deeply grounded in Chinese philosophies, myths and folklore. Combining two bodies of work that derive from classical Chinese ink wash painting and portrait sculpture, Yan’s poetic explorations delve into the meaning of spirituality and the transformation of self.
  • When: Artist Talk and Tour and Opening Reception on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Exhibition runs from Friday, September 14 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Time: Artist Talk and Tour from 6 to 7 pm, Opening Reception from 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – #180 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

World of Dreams Vancouver


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  • What: The Takarazuka Revue is a Japanese all-female theatre company, born over a century ago and still flourishing today, entertaining millions of fans each year. The actresses perform everything from lavish Western-style musicals to traditional Japanese shows to comic book and novel adaptations, along with many of their own original works.
  • When: Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Michael J Fox Theatre – 7373 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $27-$59

SPARK Play: Humanizing the Workplace with Empathy and Compassion

  • What: SPARK Play is a quarterly interactive training session that inspires more creativity, human connection, and fun for the community of business owners, leaders and teams. In this workshop, Culture Leaders from Microsoft Canada, Lululemon, Left and RightMesh will share how their organizations create psychological safety by implementing empathy and compassionate training programs.
  • When: Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 10 am
  • Where: The Post at 750 – 110-750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45

Moon Festival Dinner

  • What: The special Moon Festival Dinner happening in Vancouver is presented by U-Feast, a company that curates themed dining experiences with restaurant partners.
  • When: Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Jade Dynasty Restaurant – 137 E Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $55; buy online

Japanese Problem

  • What: Japanese Problem by Universal Limited is an award-winning, site-responsive experience about the Japanese Canadian incarceration at Hastings Park. Japanese Problem invites a small audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination.
  • When: Thursday, September 13 to Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Livestock Building, Hastings Park – 188 N. Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, pay-what-you-can, $8-$28


  • What: Vancouver rock legends Odds play Good Weird Feeling in its entirety, plus there will be appearances by special guests.
  • When: Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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