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

Sep 14 2018, 3:06 pm

Looking for something new to do in Vancouver? Check out Nigredo Hotel, Brews, Builds ‘N’ Bytes Nights, and the rest of our list of seven events happening today, Thursday, September 20.

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

Nigredo Hotel

September 20

Nigredo Hotel – City Opera Vancouver

  • What: Nigredo Hotel is a bizarre, macabre, and comic chamber opera by Ann-Marie MacDonald and Nic Gotham.  It is the story of an encounter between a beautiful but crazed woman who runs a shoddy hotel, and a brain surgeon who takes refuge there after he crashes his car.  It is also brilliant combat between two of the most unusual characters in 20th-century opera. Starring Tyler Duncan and Sarah Vardy, directed by Alan Corbishley, and presented by City Opera Vancouver.
  • When: Thursday, September 20 to Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Simon Kempston

  • What: Steveston Folk Guild presents Simon Kempston in concert. Described as “one of Scotland’s best songwriters” by The Sunday Herald, Simon performs music that is steeped in the history of folk, blues and Celtic traditions. He will be playing songs from his latest cd “Vanishing act: and from “Onward she travels”.
  • When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – Chinese Bunkhouse – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

Exhibition Opening – Watermarks

  • What: Watermarks is a visually immersive experience of various perspectives of aquatic scenes of Coastal British Columbia. Featuring the works of Amelia Alcock-White, Michael Abelman, and Graham Coulthard; hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council.
  • When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Paint the Town Blue

  • What: A Gastown street party that celebrates the unveiling of a new mural and sneaker collaboration. Hosted by Six Hundred Four in collaboration with Vancouver-based illustrator Carson Ting and Evo. Aside from viewing the shoes and mural, there will also be a free tote screen printing station, where participants will be able to screen print a section of the art piece onto their tote bags and then customize them with “Evo-blue” paint as they see fit. Plus there is free food from Fresh Prep and Juice Truck, plus Steamworks beer being served for $5.
  • When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 7 pm
  • Where: Six Hundred Four – 151 Cambie St, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Freak Dream Album Release

  • What: Vancouver cyber-punk band Freak Dream is releasing their debut album “Into The Sun” on CD/Digital on Artoffact Records. Their album release party features special guest Rinse Dream, Rong and Primp.
  • When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $8

Vancouver Canucks vs LA Kings

  • What: Vancouver Canuck’s pre-season continues as LA Kings stop by Rogers Arena.
  • When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Brews, Builds ‘N’ Bytes Nights

September 20

STEAM Communications and Events / Facebook

  • What: An adults-only tinkering with electronics event. In celebration of National Science Literacy week, guests will be exploring electronic circuits, poking around the inside of favourite (albeit retired) electronics and making electronic greeting cards.
  • When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Storm Crow Alehouse – 1619 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $28
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