17 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver during this week, September 8 to 11. For a complete list of events, head over to our Vancouver Events Calendar.

Passenger

  • What: Passenger, a.k.a. Michael David Rosenberg, will sing all his hits, including ‘Let it Go’, in Vancouver this September for the Whispers II North American Tour.
  • Where: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 9; 7:30 p.m.

Sales Hacker RoundTables at Hootsuite

  • What: Hootsuite is hosting their second Sales Hacker round-table event to guide sales professions on lead generation, old call/email strategies, social selling, selling in a startup environment, building teams, managing teams, recruiting, career development, and more. Beer and pizza included!
  • Where: Hootsuite HQ – 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 9; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Canvas of Change Live Painting Fundraiser

  • What: Come support a great cause and have an evening of fun at the Canvas of Change, hosted by Children of the Street Society. The night features captivating live painting show by 15 of BC’s best professional artists, live music, gourmet food and a variety of entertaining activities.
  • Where: Yaletown Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 9; 6 to 10 p.m.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Colorado Rapids

  • What: The Whitecaps face off against the Colorado Rapids at BC Place.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 9; 7 p.m.

Kevin Hart: What Now Tour

  • What: His career is currently exploding with dozens of movie roles, but stand-up comedian Kevin Hart will get crowds giggling at Rogers Arena for the Vancouver stop of the What Now Tour.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, September 10; 7 p.m.

The “C” Word – Comedy Night at Colony Kits

  • What: C stands for COMEDY in this new multimedia comedy event featuring really really funny people doing really really funny things.
  • Where: Colony Kits – 3255 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, September 10; 9 p.m.

Sins of the City – Vice, Dice & Opium Pipes

  • What: Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city!
  • Where: Vancouver Police Museum – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 11; 3 to 5 p.m.

End of Summer Wine Down

  • What: Celebrate the end of summer, birthdays and other special moments at the End of Summer Wine Down at the Sea to Sky Gondola. The Sea to Sky Orchestra will play from 6pm – 8pm.Participants receive a special four course menu, carefully crafted by our Executive Chef, Barb Foster, alongside four delicious wines from Le View Pin. All for just $59 a person (plus tax & gratuity).
  • Where: Sea to Sky Gondola – Squamish, B.C.
  • When: Friday, September 11; 6 to 9 p.m.

Foo Fighters

  • What: Rock band Foo Fighters with front-man and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl are landing in Vancouver for their World Tour.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 11; 7 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)

International Summer Night Market

  • What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
  • When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.

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.

Shipyards Night Market

  • What: The Shipyards Night market features food trucks, live music, numerous vendors and a beer garden.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 1 to September 25; Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.

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