7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, September 27

Sep 21 2018, 5:05 pm

Vancouver International Film Festival, Harvest Glow, and more. Make Thursday a good day by checking out these seven things to do in Vancouver on September 27.

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

Vancouver International Film Festival 2018


The Vancouver International Film Festival draws large crowds (VIFF/Facebook)

  • What: Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened, VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. The festival screen films from more than 70 countries on nine screens, with an international line-up including the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.
  • When: Thursday, September 27 to Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Time: Various
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • Ticket Packs and Passes: Online

The Midnight

  • What: New York-based synth-wave duo The Midnight bring their signature sound to Fortune Sound Club with special guest Ayokay
  • When: Thursday, September 27
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $18 plus fees

Martha Wainwright

  • What: Martha began building a buzz with her well-noted EPs, prior to her 2005 critically and commercially successful debut LP, Martha Wainwright. Martha continues to tour her music around the world to sold-out audiences and has spent time on the silver screen playing characters in Martin Scorsese’s Aviator and the HBO special Olive Kitteridge alongside Frances McDormand.
  • When: Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Regional Export Strategy: World Trade Centre Vancouver

  • What: World Trade Centre Vancouver unveils their signature research initiative, The Regional Export Strategy Developed in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, this unique piece of work will provide industry and government with an understanding of priority markets, sectors, and opportunities to both enhance international trade and strengthen Vancouver’s gateway.
  • When: Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Time: 12:15 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building Meeting Rooms Parkview East 1-3 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $69-$99

Les Belles-soeurs

September 27

Ruby Slippers Theatre – Gateway Theatre / Facebook

  • What: The hilarious misfortune of one woman’s fortune. Ruby Slippers Theatre presents the Metro Vancouver professional premiere of Michel Tremblay’s iconic play (English-language version), Les Belles-soeurs.
  • When: Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Harvest Glow

  • What: Harvest Glow will feature playgrounds, interactive fall-themed light displays, a huge autumn market, food trucks, breweries, and wineries. Other fun activities include an indoor pumpkin patch, mini putt, a mystery corn maze, a bouncy cow farm, and singing pumpkins.
  • When: Thursday, September 27 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Milner Village Garden Centre — 6690 216th Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Available online. $8.99 to $39.99. Kids under 3 are free.


  • What: The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Mustard, a Twisted Fairy Tale. Mustard has outstayed his welcome. After all, Thai is now 16-years-old and no longer needs an imaginary friend living under her bed. To make matters worse, Mustard is falling for Thai’s recently separated mother, who’s just started to see him too. Join this angsty but loving family in a darkly comic tale about growing up, moving on, and finding magic where you least expect it.
  • When: Now until Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Granville Island Stage- Arts Club – 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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