17 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between September 28 and October 2. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.

Pre Season: Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes

  • What: Catch a pre-season NHL game at Rogers Arena as the Canucks face off against the Coyotes.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, September 28; 7 p.m.

Art Makes Us: Concept Design Presentation for the New Vancouver Art Gallery Building

  • What: Join the Vancouver Art Gallery for the public unveiling of the concept design by Herzog & de Meuron for a new gallery building that will have a tremendous impact on the cultural, social and community life of our city.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 29; doors open at 5:30 p.m., concept design shown at 6:30 p.m.

Candidates Discussion: What is Canada’s Role In Fighting Global Poverty?

  • What: Come on for an evening of discussion on Canada’s role in fighting global poverty featuring federally nominated candidates from Vancouver ridings, hosted by Engineers Without Borders and ONE Campaign supported by Make Poverty History. This evening is part of a national campaign called #PoliticsAside aimed at getting candidates to share their views about the role Canada ought to play in tackling global poverty this upcoming 42nd Parliament.
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 29; 7 to 9 p.m.

Kings Head Comedy

  • What: Every Tuesday, Colin Sharp and James Kennedy present a showcase of the finest comedians In Vancouver. For only $5 you can catch comedians you’ve seen on HBO, Just For Laughs, on tour at comedy clubs across the country.
  • Where: Kings Head Pub – 1618 Yew St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 22; 9 to 10:30 p.m

Literacy is Life Team Trivia Challenge

  • What: Join the fun. Test your knowledge. Support literacy programs in Metro Vancouver! Win prizes for trivia, fundraising, and best costume. Sponsored by CBC Vancouver, River Rock Casino Resort, Little H Entertainment.
  • Where: Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery – 560 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, September 29; 6 to 9 p.m.

Vancouver International Film Festival

  • What: Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (144,000 and 349 respectively in 2014) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. They screen films from more than 70 countries on nine screens, including the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.
  • Where: Various locations. Click here for more information.
  • When: Thursday, September 24 to Friday, October 9

The Morning Leader: The Changing Face of Leadership and Partnership

  • What: As the face of leadership is changing, so are the traditional gender roles in the home. Join members of the Women’s Leadership Circle as they discuss how you can create an effective partnership to drive your personal and professional success. This diverse and engaging panel will discuss perspectives of the stay-at-home dad, the C-Suite executive wife, and parenthood as a member of the LGBT community. Following a moderated panel discussion, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a dialogue at their table to share best practices and benefit from the wisdom in the room.
  • Where: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel – 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 30; 7 to 9 a.m.

LeaderLounge: Simon Sinek’s Book Leaders Eat Last

  • What:  Why do only a few people get to say, “I love my job?” Leaders play a significant role in job satisfaction and career fulfillment. Today, in many successful companies, great leaders are creating environments in which people work together to do remarkable things. To further explore the essence of trust and leadership, join us for our next Leaders Are Readers LeaderLounge workshop. We will do a deep dive into Simon Sinek’s book Leaders Eat Last and cut to the chase on what makes a leader trustworthy.
  • Where: Shebeen Whisky House – 210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 30; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Grownup Science: 3D Printing

  • What: Try your hand at 3D printing. No previous experience necessary! Join Noah Li-Leger from Tinkerine and learn the basics of 3D printing, including how to design your own prints and alter pre-designed ones. The workshop will finish with you taking your own personal creation home.
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 1; 7 to 9 p.m.

Harvest Haus

  • What: Vancouver’s largest Volksfest returns for its succeeding year this autumn, held under the Festzelte at Queen Elizabeth Plaza –  Harvest Haus brings folklore from the 1st century to the Great White North. Combining modern fare with authentic European harvest traditions, gather your closest mates for the most gluttonous and gratifying weekends of the year.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: October 1 to 11; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.

Chilliwack Corn Maze

  • What: The Chillwack Corn Maze has a unique design this year: A Terry Fox silhouette to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Marathon for Hope. All along the maze, you’ll encounter Terry Fox trivia designed to point you in the right direction.
  • Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
  • Hours: Now until October 31: Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Recurring events

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

  • What: This market features vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users. Take note of new hours for 2015.
  • Where: 1100 Station St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; June 3 to October 7, 2015

Oak Street Farmers’ Market

  • What: This young South Vancouver market boasts all Certified Organic produce, meat, and eggs. It’s run by the Unitarian church, with a goal of connecting locals to their food and farmers.
  • Where: Unitarian Church of Vancouver – Oak St. and West 49th Ave., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.; June 3 to October 14, 2015

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

  • What: This cash-only market is steps from all the great food and vendors, and has been around for over 20 years.
  • Where: Triangle Square, Granville Island – Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 4 to late October 2015

Yaletown Farmers’ Market

  • What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly streets of Yaletown welcome vendors and farmers Thursday afternoons and evenings for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station.
  • Where: 1200 Mainland Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; May 7 to October 29, 2015

UBC Farm markets

  • What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming.
  • Where: UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive (Tuesdays & Saturdays), UBC Bookstore – 6200 University Boulevard (Wednesdays)
  • When: Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m. (June 9 to October), Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (June 10 to October), Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (June 13 to October)

Richmond Night Market

  • What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.

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