7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, September 18

Sep 18 2019, 5:00 am

The last Hump Day of summer is here! Make the most of it with an art show, theatre performance, and more happening in Vancouver today, September 18.

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

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

What: Oppenheimer Park and Gallery Gachet present The World As We Create It, an exhibition featuring artwork from the Oppenheimer Park community. Artwork from more than 30 artists includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, print, mosaic and mixed media works.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Gallery Gachet 9 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Zero Waste Startups

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What: RED Academy hosts an interactive discussion on zero waste startups, and how consumers might be affected in the long run. Speakers will share expertise, followed by an open discussion with the audience and social time to continue the conversations.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: RED Academy – 1490 West Broadway #200, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

UrbanScreen Community Art Night

What: An evening of digital art at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. Check out local youth-made films, animations created by Surrey Art Gallery’s Art Together program participants with artist-in-residence Cindy Mochizuki, and a live, interactive rendition of Faisal Anwar’s CharBagh project.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Improv Against Humanity: Back to Class

What: Improv Against Humanity is back in session at the Rio Theatre with a fall kickoff special by The Fictionals and special guests Denise Jones and Michael Teigen. Sign up to play in the live tournament to inspire the comedy, enter for a chance to win prizes, and help crown the Most Horrible Person In Vancouver.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper

What: The Burnaby Art Gallery presents Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper. The exhibition showcases Italian Master prints and drawings from Vancouver-area public and private collections, from the Renaissance to the late 18th century.

When: Tuesdays to Sunday until November 17, 2019. Closed Mondays and stat holidays
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 12 to 5 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation $5

Mother of the Maid

What: Pacific Theatre’s Mother of the Maid features the tale of Isabelle Arc, who knows what her teenage daughter Joan needs: discipline, a loving husband, and to stop communing with God. As Joan heads towards her destiny of becoming the Maid of Orleans, Isabelle must care for a daughter who belongs not just to her, but to all of France.

When: Various dates until October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Reading the Bones

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What: Kokoro Dance presents the world premiere of Reading the Bones. Six dancers perform the work influenced by Kokoro Dance’s 33-year history of butoh-inspired creations.

When: Wednesday to Saturday from September 18 to September 28, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online