Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 The forecast is looking fantastic for another beautiful Friday through Sunday.  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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7th Annual Accordian Noir Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Accordion Noir Festival (facebook)

7th Annual Accordion Noir Festival; September 11 – 14 @ various locations, Vancouver
Prices vary
Vancouver’s annual celebration of the world’s most misunderstood instrument is back!  If your Great Aunt Mabel tortured you with cheese-ball polkas; if the name “Lawrence Welk” makes your ears bleed, join the Accordion Noir Festival in celebrating the dark and edgy heart of today’s accordion music.  Current and would-be squeezers are invited to take part in skill development workshops, open mics and our mildly frightening, but always entertaining Accordion Parade.  Check the website for the full schedule!

 


 

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Friday September 12th

 

 

Chefs for Oceans Celebration | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Chefs for Oceans

Chefs for Oceans Celebration; 6:00PM-8:00PM @ YEW Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (8791 W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
$40, children under 12 free
Chef Ned Bell has partnered with like-minded chefs across the country to host 20 sustainable seafood events from coast to coast, and this final event in Vancouver is no different.  Co-hosted with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program and SeaChoice, Chef Ned will be joined by some of Vancouver’s well-known chefs for an evening of decadent seafood tastings, storytelling and celebrations.  More details at the link!

12th Annual FarmAde; 3:00PM-8:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Dr), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Free
This open air festival features good music and good food!  Celebrate local food culture with low-impact burgers, handcrafted brews, farm fresh corn roasts, vegan desserts, and more!  There will be tours of the farm and a children’s play area.  Bring cash!

Bard on the Beach | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Bard on the Beach

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Shipyards Night Market; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (15 Wallace Mews), North Vancouver
Free admission
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. On every Friday Night through September 26, featuring local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers.

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Richmond Night Market – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2-2.25 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

 

 


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Saturday September 13th

 

 

Dragon In The Garden | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Chef Vikram Vij for Dragon In The Garden – Photo Credit – Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Dragon In The Garden; 7:30PM-10:30PM @ Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall St),  Chinatown, downtown Vancouver
$80
Join celebrity chef Vikram Vij as he serves specialty dishes inspired by the breathtaking Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.  The night promises excellent live entertainment, refreshing drinks, and unique silent auction items.  All proceeds from this fundraising soirée support the Garden’s educational and community programs.  Click the link for more info and to get your tickets!

Caulfeild Cove Hall: Shari Ulrich; 8:00PM @ Caulfeild Cove Hall (4773 Piccadilly Rd S), West Vancouver
$28
An evening with Juno Award winner Shari Ulrich in concert.

The Color Run | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – The Color Run Canada (facebook)

The Color Run Vancouver; first start 9:00AM @ Pacific National Exhibition (PNE, 2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
$55-60
Also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.  Run starts are in waves with the first start at 9AM.  More info at the link!

Treefest; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Riverview Hospital Grounds (2601 Lougheed Hwy), Coquitlam
Free admission
Don’t miss this annual celebration of trees!  Activities this year include guided tree tours, live music, a blackberry team, heritage building tour, and history bus tours ($2 donation).  Check the website for the full event schedule.

Morgan Green - Ts'msyen Transforming | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Morgan Green: Goomsm Xsgyiik (Winter Eagle Necklace), 2011 – Photo Credit – Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

Meet The Artist: Morgan Green; 2:00PM @ Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates
Join Morgan Green at the gallery as she talks about influences on her work, and how she has been able to create innovative, yet traditional expressions that honour her Ts;msyen heritage.  Her exhibit Ts’msyen Transforming closes at the Bill Reid Gallery on September 14.

1st Annual Robson Community Fair; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ 1600 block Robson St & 800 block Cardero St, West End, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Celebrate the West End with the first Robson Community Fair.  Featuring live entertainment on two stages!

Bard On The Beach - Midsummer Night's Dream | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Midsummer Night’s Dream – Photo Credit – David Blue – Bard On The Beach

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2-2.25 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

12th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Still Moon Arts Society (facebook)

12th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival; 4:00PM @ Slocan Park and Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Free admission
A signature festival for the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood celebrating the full moon, harvest abundance, and honouring diverse cultural traditions.  The festival features art, music, a harvest fair, a twilight lantern walk, live performances, and more.  Click the link for info!

36th Annual Campbell Valley Regional Park Country Celebration; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley
$3; other pricing in effect
This fabulous fall tradition combines nature, heritage, agriculture and community. Activities include dance and music performances (including Bobs & Lolo!) stilt walking, hula hoop workshops, kite-making, milking demonstrations, llama obstacle courses, and much more!  On through September 14.  Check the website for a full event schedule.

Vancouver Art Attack | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Art Attack (facebook)

Vancouver Art Attack: Paint Your Art Out; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ The Waterfall Building (1540 W 2nd Ave), Vancouver
$15, students free with valid photo ID; other pricing in effect
A live painting showcase featuring 20 of Vancouver’s top emerging and established artists. The artists are given four hours and a blank canvas to create high end, gallery quality art on 24″X36″ canvas.  The art is auctioned off to the highest bidder at the “Fresh Off The Easel” live auction, benefiting the graduating students of Emily Carr University of Art and Design.  More info at the link!

Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble: La Cueva; 8:00PM @ Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
$25 advance, $30 at the door
Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble presents their new Flamenco work La Cueva. Inspired by the fantastical landforms of Cappadocia, Turkey and the rich musical inspiration of that region, La Cueva is a imaginative and beautiful journey told through Flamenco.  On through September 14.

Run or Dye | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Run or Dye (facebook)

Run or Dye Vancouver; 9:00AM @ Grouse Mountain (6400 Nancy Greene Way), North Vancouver
$61-66
The world’s most colourful run heads to Grouse Mountain!  Bring all your friends and run a colour-blasted 5K, where you will get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer.  Enjoy the Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.

Salif Keita: the Acoustic Tour; doors 7:00PM @ Vogue Theatre (955 Granville St), downtown Vancouver
$36-46
Known as the “golden voice of Africa”, Salif Keita has been at the forefront of modern Malian music since the 1970′s.  Having spent the last decade exploring new musical styles and mixing his music with electronics, he returns to a more intimate and acoustic formula, a return to his roots, and offers a sensational retrospective on his entire career.

Trout Lake Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Trout Lake Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Vancouver Farmers Markets

UBC Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Drive), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Blvd (between W 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Haney Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Memorial Peace Park (11900 224 St), Maple Ridge
Burnaby Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ St. Andrews Historic Church
(9025 Glover Rd), Langley
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – The Dance Centre (facebook)

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
From contemporary and flamenco to ballet and bhangra, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House offers the chance to sample a host of dance styles in a day of free open classes, studio showings and events.  Check the website for the day’s schedule!

Spiders Unravelled; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond
Free; 6+ only
Check out live spiders, look for webs and learn more about the secret life of these groovy arachnids.  Spidey experts will be on hand to answer all your questions.

Science AL!VE | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Science AL!VE

Science AL!VE 20th Anniversary Open House; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Applied Science Building Atrium, Simon Fraser University (8888 University Dr), Burnaby
Free
Enjoy a day of super cool, scientific, geeky fun and celebrate Science AL!VE’s 20th Anniversary!  Enjoy live science demonstrations, hands-on activities, and engineering challenges for the whole family!

BrazilFest; 4:00PM-9:00PM @ Shipbuilder’s Square (Wallace Mews Rd), North Vancouver
An open air festival featuring local Capoeira group Axé Capoeira Vancouver, interactive Jiu-Jistu exhibitions, dance performances, children’s activities, footvolley matches, and lots of food!  On through September 14.  Check the website for the daily schedule.

 

 

 


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Sunday September 14th

 

 

 

Bard On The Beach - The Tempest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Tempest – Photo Credit – David Blue – Bard on the Beach

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2-2.25 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

BC Farmers Appreciation Week | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

Kitsilano Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2300 Guelph St (between 7th & 8th Ave), Vancouver
Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
White Rock Farmer’s Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Miramar Plaza (15154 Russel Ave), White Rock
Ladner Village Market – Last Day; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ 5028 48 Ave (at Elliot St), Delta
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets on Sundays through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble - La Cueva | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Saulo Jamariqueli – Fiona Malena Falmenco (facebook)

Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble: La Cueva; 8:00PM @ Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
$25 advance, $30 at the door
Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble presents their new Flamenco work La Cueva. Inspired by the fantastical landforms of Cappadocia, Turkey and the rich musical inspiration of that region, La Cueva is a imaginative and beautiful journey told through Flamenco.

36th Annual Campbell Valley Regional Park Country Celebration; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley
$3; other pricing in effect
This fabulous fall tradition combines nature, heritage, agriculture and community. Activities include dance and music performances (including Bobs & Lolo!) stilt walking, hula hoop workshops, kite-making, milking demonstrations, llama obstacle courses, and much more!  Check the website for a full event schedule.

Second Sunday Series - Rising Stars - Roedde House Museum | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Roedde House Museum (facebook)

Second Sunday Concert Series: Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer; tea at 1:00PM, concert at 3:00PM @ Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay St), West End, downtown Vancouver
$10
Treat yourself to both sets of Johannes Brahms’ beloved Liebeslieder Walzer (Love Song Waltzes).  Written for four voices and piano four hands, they were conceived in a popular style and likely intended for performance in an informal, private setting just like the museum parlour.  Soprano Catherine Laub, mezzo-soprano Fabiana Katz, tenor Mark DeSilva and baritone Wim Vermuelen are joined by pianists Rita Attrot and Stephen Smith in these captivating masterpieces of the genre.

A Soldier’s Journey Walking Tour; 10:00AM-12:00PM, meet @ Pâtisserie Für Elise (847 Hamilton St), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
$15
Join tour guide Isaac Vanderhorst and follow in the footsteps of a World War 1 soldier from the time he leaves home to sign up, to the train station, where his journey to the Western Front begins.  This tour and the tales Isaac tells gives you a flavour of what downtown Vancouver was like 100 years ago as Vancouver went to war.  Be prepared to meet soldiers linked to landmark heritage buildings and other surprises along the route.

12th Annual Southlands Country Fair | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Southlands Riding Club

12th Annual Southlands Country Fair; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Southlands Riding Club (7025 Macdonald St), Vancouver
Admission by donation
Enjoy a day in the country without leaving the city!  The Fair features pony rides, petting farm, old fashioned games, spectacular equestrian entertainment by Southlands Riding Club members, a silent auction, arts and crafts market, farmers market, music, book sale, face painting, hay piles, bouncy horses, delicious food enjoyed outdoors, and much more!

Mindful Nature Walk; 10:00AM-12:00PM @ Stanley Park Pavilion (610 Pipeline Rd), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$10
Experience the restorative power of nature with a guided mindful walk in the forest.  Mindfulness practice reduces stress, anxiety and other negative qualities while improving concentration, inner peace, health and quality of life.

Mountain View Cemetery Walking Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Amanda Bullick – Mountain View Cemetery (facebook)

Mountain View Cemetery Walking Tour; 2:00PM-3:30PM, meet @ Mountain View Cemetery office (5445 Fraser St at E 39th Ave), Vancouver
Free
Join Lorraine Irving from the BC Genealogical Society for a walking tour of the cemetery’s highest sections, Horne 1 and 2.  Enjoy a fantastic view of downtown Vancouver and the mountains.  You’ll hear about a soldier who fought in the Riel Rebellion that’s buried near the WW1 cenotaph, a survivor of the Titanic, and more.

5th Annual Autumn Shift Festival & 4th Annual Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook Off; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ Main St (between E Broadway & E 7th Ave), Vancouver
Free
The Autumn Shift Festival celebrates a shift in seasons, and a shift towards urban gardening, sustainability, and eating and shopping locally.  The BBQ Cook-Off takes place from 2-5PM.  Check the website for more details!

BrazilFest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – BrazilFest

BrazilFest; 4:00PM-9:00PM @ Shipbuilder’s Square (Wallce Mews Rd), North Vancouver
An open air festival featuring local Capoeira group Axé Capoeira Vancouver, interactive Jiu-Jistu exhibitions, dance performances, children’s activities, footvolley matches, and lots of food!  On through September 14.  Check the website for the daily schedule.

 

 

 



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