7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, September 24

Sep 24 2019, 7:00 am

Keep yourself fired up for these seven events happening in Vancouver today, September 24. Fireside Chat with Andrew Reid, Banks, and more.

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

Fireside Chat with Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid/Twitter

What: Tech Collective is hosting a Fireside Chat lead by Andrew Reid — founder of Vision Critical and Rival Technologies. As an entrepreneur, Reid works to close the gap between how people live their digital lives and how companies engage with people for their insights. He’ll be in conversation with Hayley Woodin of Business in Vancouver.

Vision Critical is a software company that powered hundred of organizations in the online community by connecting them to their customers. Rival Technologies is also a software company which uses a program called Chat Lab, which allows companies to engage employees, customers, and fans through communication platforms.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Brainstation Vancouver – 400 – 455 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25 for general admission; $10 for students (plus fees)


What: LET THEM EAT DIRT: The Hunt For Our Kid’s Missing Microbes is a new documentary based on the book, “Let Them Eat Dirt.” The screening at the Rio Theatre will be followed by a Q&A moderated by journalist Kathryn Gretsinger, with Dr. Brett Finlay and Emmy Award-Winning producer Rivkah Beth Medow.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Elton John

What: Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.

The legendary artist has over 4,000 performances, in more than 80 countries, to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Available through his website and on Live Nation

Vancouver Improv Festival

What: Check out more than 14 interactive performances, workshops and an opening night gala at the 21st Vancouver Improv Festival. Featuring headliners Trio from Los Angeles, Lambati from Tel Aviv, Israel, and special guest Andrew Phung of CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.

When: September 24 to 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver,
Tickets: Online

The Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows in Vancouver

What: The Royal Air Force (RAF), the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare force, are amidst their largest-ever visit to North America and their first tour in more than a decade.

The tour, which is centred around the RAF Red Arrows Aerobic Team, will be in Vancouver on September 24 and 26. Tuesday, September 24 involves an installation at Science World, followed by a Q&A with Red Arrows pilots and engineers. Thursday, September 26, will include a flypast by the Red Arrows, a photo booth, and activities at the Vancouver Harbour. Exact times will be announced by the RAF closer to the date on social media.

When: September 24 and September 26, 2019
Time: Times will be announced by the Red Arrows at a closer date.
Where: Science World at the TELUS World of Science and the Vancouver Harbour
Admission: Free


What: American singer-songwriter Banks will be performing at the Orpheum on September 24 as part of her “III Tour.” To date, Banks has amassed 1.2 billion global streams across all of her songs, and the single “Gimme” from her latest album III has garnered more than seven million cumulative streams.

When: September 24, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Shipment

Firehall Arts Centre / Facebook

What: The Shipment by Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee, features five Black actors – Andrew Creightney, Chris Francisque, Omari Newton, Adrian Neblett, and Kiomi Pyke – playing what is described as a “bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few.” The stereotypes are mashed-up with clichés, distortions, and sleights of hand to encourage the audience to confront their own bias.

When: Various dates from September 24 to October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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