7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, September 3

Sep 3 2019, 5:00 am

Start your shortened work-week with our list of seven things to do today, Tuesday, September 3. Check out Iron Maiden, Mooncake Pop-up, and more happening in Vancouver.

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

George Takei – They Called Us Enemy

George Takei

George Takei (georgehtakei / Instagram)

What: Actor, activist and author George Takei is signing copies of his bestselling new graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, at Indigo Robson on Monday, September 3. All ages are welcome.

They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of his years in “relocation centers,” when every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten hundreds or thousands of miles from home during the Second World War. He shares his experience living behind barbed wire, growing up under legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices and his father’s faith in democracy, and how those experiences shaped his future.

When: September 3, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, signing 7 pm
Where: Indigo Robson – 1033 Robson Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mooncake Pop-up Colette Grand Café

What: Holt Renfrew’s Colette Grand Café will be hosting a special mooncake pop-up from September 3 to 13. The downtown spot will offer a custom collection of mooncakes in Colette Grand Café boxes including flavours like Matcha, Earl Grey, Rose, and Black Sesame.

When: September 3 to 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm (Monday and Tuesday), 10 am to 9 pm (Wednesday to Friday)
Where: Holt Renfrew Vancouver – 737 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Board Game Night at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex

What: The Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex is hosting a board game night on September 3. Bring your own tabletop games or learn a new game while making new friends.

When: September 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex – 3690 Vanness Ave., Vancouver
Admission: Free

Best BC Ceramics – Potters Guild of BC Members’ Exhibition

What: The Potters Guild of BC and Lipont Gallery present the exhibition, The Best of BC Ceramics. Featuring over 40 BC-based ceramic artists and over 300 pieces of ceramic art.

When: Mondays to Fridays until September 3, 2019
Time: 10 to 5 pm
Where: Lipont Place – 4211 Number 3 Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online, free

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

What: This unique exhibition is focused on the art of Alberto Giacometti, renowned in the twentieth century for his sculpture, painting, drawing and design. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to examine the breadth of his practice and to see Giacometti’s place among his contemporaries in Paris and London in the post-war period.

In addition to Giacometti, featured artists include Francis Bacon, César, Lynn Chadwick, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Elisabeth Frink, Henri Michaux, Eduardo Paolozzi, Isabel Rawsthorne, Man Ray, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle and William Turnbull, among others.

When: Now until September 29, 2019
Time: Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm, and the first Friday of each month until 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Back to School TheatreSports

Back to School TheatreSports/VTS

What: Vancouver TheatreSports celebrates the beginning of fall with Back to School TheatreSports, with classic TheatreSports short-form improv games parodying classroom clichés and cliques. The comedy will be overseen by a stern Principal, with audience awarding letter grades to the teams.

When: Every Tuesday to Saturday from September 3 until October 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Iron Maiden

What: Iron Maiden, the English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975, is stopping by Rogers Arena as part of the iconic band’s “Legacy of the Beast Tour.” Featuring special guests The Raven Age.

When: September 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online