Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Dozens of Culture Days events, Word Vancouver, and Slow Fish Mystery Dinner are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend – Friday through Sunday!

Rachael Ferguson is guest-posting for Vikki while she is in Asia.  Rachael is a member of the Experience Vancouver team at Tourism Vancouver.


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Culture Days 2014; September 26 – September 28; various venues
Free admission and priced ticketing
Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The first annual Culture Days event swept across more than 700 Canadian cities and towns during the last weekend of September 2010, generating an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm in the process. This year’s Culture Days weekend will take place on September 26, 27 & 28. Once again, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community. As a grassroots, collaborative movement, Culture Days relies on your participation. Whether as an arts or cultural organization, an artist, a municipality, a school, a citizen, a business person…everyone can play a role in shaping this event. See full schedule for Vancouver here! (Or alternatively, check out the 2014 Culture Days full event schedule for all of British Columbia here!)



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Friday September 26th

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Greek Food Festival; September 26 – September 28 @ Hellenic Community Centre (4500 Arbutus Street), Vancouver
Free admission
The Hellenic Community of Vancouver will host its 37th Annual Weekend of Greek Cuisine, Arts, Entertainment and More! Additional late night entertainment will be upstairs with an admission fee.

PHOTOgraphie Professional Photography Festival; September 26 – September 29 @ Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Vancouver
Free art exhibition admission; other pricing in effect
PHOTOgraphie 2014 is BC’s only Professional Photography festival. Be inspired and share the value of photography through education, gallery exhibitions and salon competition. For four days, the local community along with amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in this interactive event. The PPOC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to qualifying and supporting photographers to become industry leaders and inform the public of the value in hiring an accredited professional photographer. There will be a Fusion Show, Youth Photography Contest, workshops, 16 speakers, art exhibition, dinner and awards.

Safar Conference for Middle Eastern Dance & Music; 9:00AM-4:00PM; September 26 – September 28 @ Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport (3099 Corvette Way), Richmond
Experts in Middle Eastern Dance and Music will descend upon the Westin Wall Center in Richmond, BC for the largest event of its kind in the lower mainland. Featuring four instructors from four different continents, lecturers from across North America and participants from around the world, the “Safar Conference for Middle Eastern Dance and Music” is a unique event in Western Canada. The conference features workshops in dance technique, music theory, the “Safar Dance Challenge” dance competition, the “Safar Academy” lecture hall.

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Word Vancouver; September 26 – September 28; various venues
Free admission
Since 1995 The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society has produced The Word On The Street Vancouver, the primary literary festival for Western Canadian book lovers and literacy enthusiasts. In 2013 the festival rebranded as Word Vancouver. The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society strives to promote literacy by bringing the literature of Canadian, and particularly British Columbian, artists to as broad an audience as possible. Their goal is to attract people of all ages and backgrounds to a festival in which each event is at once educational and entertaining.Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Held during the last week of September at various venues throughout the city, their festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests. Main Event is Sunday, September 28 11am-5pm at Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch. See full schedule of event here!

The Truth Hurts – Aamer Rahman Comedy Show; 7:30PM @ York Theatre (639 Commercial Drive), Vancouver
$25 (reserved seating)
‘Reverse-racism’ sensation Aamer Rahman is ending his epic solo Turtle Island/North American comedy tour “The Truth Hurts” in Vancouver and you don’t want to miss it. Rahman has sold out shows for the award-winning comedy duo “Fear of Brown Planet” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaine Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. An international comedy competition finalist, Rahman, who also has a law degree, is a remarkable stand up dishing out the truth that may hurt and will definitely be hilarious. His recent piece “Reverse Racism” has gone viral internationally. Politics, racism, the War on Terror; this is uncompromising political comedy at it’s best. There will also be some fantastic stand-up comedians opening the show! All proceeds will be going to support the Migrant Detainee Legal Fund.

The Dance Centre presents Global Dance Connections: Empty Moves by Ballet Preljocaj; 8pm @ Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street), Vancouver
$32; other pricing and multi-show packaging available
Internationally celebrated choreographer Angelin Preljocaj’s Empty moves is set to the infamous 1977 recording of John Cage’s Empty words, when the minimalist composer calmly intoned radically abstracted text to an uncomprehending and increasingly raucous audience. Preljocaj’s choreographic response creates an ode to the abstract which exults in pure movement and new expressions of phrasing, as a quartet of superb dancers executes a flow of inexhaustible movement with absolute precision and technical skill. Spare, contemplative and sensual, this absorbing work unfolds as an elegant counterpoint to the turbulent score. Post-show artist talk-back September 26.

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Vancouver Night Race; first start 7:00pm @ Stanley Park Pavilion (610 Pipeline Road)
Various registration prices; free admission for supporters
Night Race is a 5K and 10K run/walk through city parks at night. Crazy? Maybe. Fun? You Bet! With 2500 runners decked out with headlights, you have a moving, living, breathing, light show! The conditions are set for a Party Run not necessarily a Personal Best. So come out and have fun doing what you love – under the spell of the night. Don’t assume that the finish line means its over – the party is just getting started! The event area will come alive with runners, an amazing DJ, light show and dance party! So plan on sticking around long after you’ve checked your results and gobbled up your runner food, it’s worth it. (For participants of legal drinking age, members and invited guests only.) Supporters are always encouraged to cheer on runners!

Meet Writer-in-Residence Mark Leiren-Young; 7:00pm @ Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall (7700 Minoru Gate)
Free Admission
Three like-minded Minoru Park organizations are sharing the honour of presenting Richmond’s third annual Writer-in-Residence, Mark Leiren- Young, journalist, screenwriter, playwright and celebrated author of Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, which won the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Through October and November, the Richmond Cultural Centre Media Lab, Minoru Place Activity Centre and Richmond Public Library will host a series of free public events, each a unique opportunity for Mark to engage with the community at-large in a meaningful, interactive setting. There will be a special residency launch to enjoy short readings, hear about his writing career and learn about the free programs he will present during his two months in residency: Telling Your Story for Older Adults, Telling Your Story for ESL Writers, Writing as a Career for Youth, Words Online for Adults, Words Online for Youth and Individual Manuscript Consultations. This free event will be followed by a short reception with light refreshments. Please register for the event in advance.

Streets; 12:00pm-5:00pm @ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main Street), Vancouver
Free Admission
Bringing street art inside! A group art show featuring local wheatepaste and stencil artists iHeart, Joy, Slingshot, Wrk(less), and MW Bowen.

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Bear Themed Artists for Conservation Festival; September 26 – October 5 @ Grouse Mountain (6400 Nancy Greene Way), North Vancouver
Free with Grouse Mountain General Admission
A 10-day art and environmental education happening, featuring the world-top conservation themed art exhibit and sale with leading nature and wildlife artists and naturalists. There will be: Art Exhibit & Sale, Lectures & Art Demos, Documentary Film Screenings, Wildlife Encounters, Musical & Cultural Performances, and Nature Art Walk (Oct 4 & 5). Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world’s leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world’s most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; and Artist Development. The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC’s annual flagship initiative to showcase, support and further these programs.


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Saturday September 27th

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“Unmasked” – MAKE-UP, MARTEANIS & MURDER; 8:00PM-9:45PM @ Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall Street), Vancouver
MarTEAni mixologist and mute maid meet through Peking Opera at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Two passionate and highly-successful Chinese Canadians come together to delight the guests of “Unmasked”: Olivia Chan of Treasure Green Tea Co., serving and stirring unique green tea marTEAnis and providing a premium tea-tasting experience before William Lau takes on stage in “Murder of a Concubine”, a highly-censored play for its sexual undertone and coarse language. Along with marTEAnis, wine and anticipation, “Unmasked” offers a rare, behind-the-scenes peek into Peking Opera’s character transformation through make-up demonstrations and hairstyling procedures done in front of the audience. Program also includes “The Little Cowherd Boy” with William Lau and Heidi Specht, “The Peony Pavilion” with Catherine Li and Yuhua Miao and renowned Peking Opera performers from China, Jingze Wang and Mingzhu Sun in “Princess Shuang Yang” and “Murder of a Concubine”.

Etsy: Made in Canada; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Robson Square, Vancouver
Free Admission
With over 1 million active shops and 60 million unique visitors per month, Etsy is the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. Their mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. Etsy is proud to be a certified B Corporation—a new kind of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Etsy Vancouver and Emily Carr Etsy Team will be hosting the Vancouver edition of Etsy: Made in Canada marketplace! Taking over the ice rink at Robson Square, the location is perfect to display the vendors unique goods. Join the first ever Etsy national marketplace!

Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me; 7:30PM-11:00PM@ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main Street), Vancouver
$6 in advance; $10 at door
Come Draw With Alicia Tobin and get some of her patented* comedic critique of your 5-minute drawings (*not actually patented). Then enjoy the stand-up comedy of her special comedic guests Andy Kallstrom, Andrew McLaughlin, Jane Stanton, and Ross Dauk. Come draw! Supplies provided. No talent necessary.

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Around The Dome Science Festival; September 27 – October 26 2014 at TELUS World of Science (1455 Quebec Street), Vancouver
Free admission this Saturday & Sunday
Kick-off weekend! Science is all around us. It’s in the puddles of rain water on the street. It’s why orange juice tastes funny right after you brush your teeth. It’s galaxies, guitars, gravity and granola. Science is everywhere! Presented by Genome British Columbia, Around the Dome Science Festival is a month-long science festival that celebrates all of the amazing science and technology—right here in our very own community! Join us all month for a full array of engaging experiences for adults, teens, children and teachers. “This is our third year of presenting this amazing month-long science festival,” says Science World President and CEO Bryan Tisdall. “Thanks to Genome British Columbia and BC Hydro, we are able to kick off the festival with a free weekend, which will provide us with an opportunity to engage even more visitors with science and technology that’s happening right in our own backyards.” You are encouraged to take public transit and help reduce our community’s carbon footprint.

Safar Conference for Middle Eastern Dance & Music Gala Show 8:00PM @ The Norman Rothstein Theatre (950 W.  41st Street), Vancouver
$35 in advance, $40 at door
Join a star-studded lineup of world-renowned Middle Eastern performers with some very special guests for an evening of dance enchantment. Starring: Lulu Sabongi (Brazil), Yasmina Ramzy (Canada) and Dr. George Sawa (Egypt/Canada) and DaVid (Scandanavia/USA). The evening’s performance will also feature solo and group performance winners of Safar Dance Challenge as well as special presentation of People’s Choice award!

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The Chefs’ Table Society of BC presents Slow Fish Mystery Dinner; 6:00pm-9:00PM @ Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (1505 W 2nd Ave), Vancouver
The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia invites you to join the Slow Food / Slow Fish movement and eight mystery chefs at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, just off Granville Island. Start your evening with canapés and libations, and then move though the school’s eight professional teaching kitchens to meet mystery chefs, visiting from BC and beyond, who will each offer a tasting-sized portion of sustainable and lesser-known local seafood delicacies for you to try. Chefs’ Table Society member and Slow Fish member Chef Robert Clark has been evangelizing sustainability in seafood since 1998 and is spearheading this event along with Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts executive chef, and Chefs’ Table Society member Julian Bond. At its heart the event is intended to raise awareness for Slow Fish and its role in protecting our oceans. The Chefs’ Table Society has a mandate to support BC producers and sustainable food production, and is happy to present this event. Tickets include the reception, samples and beverages, and the chance to interact with eight acclaimed chefs, who will only be revealed to you once you are there. There are only 100 tickets for sale, so seafood lovers are advised to act now and not miss what is sure to be an exciting and delicious affair.

Opening Weekend at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; 8:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe Street), Vancouver
Rising-star pianist Inon Barnatan, recently appointed as the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Association, performs the colossal Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in his VSO debut. The season-opening concert also features Richard Strauss’s famous Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra), an epic tone poem presented as a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

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20.20.20; 8pm September 26 & 27 @ SFU Woodward’s (Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings Street), Vancouver
$25; other pricing in effect
A collaborative effort and co-presentation with Dancers Dancing and SFU Woodward’s, “20.20.20” captures the vibrant atmosphere of urban Vancouver in all of its complexities, from a uniquely authentic lens. Celebrating 20 years of working in Vancouver, choreographer Judith Garay looks at 20 intersections in the city to set 20 dancers in motion inspired by interactions of  architecture, pigeons, overpasses, green spaces, mountain views, skateboards and especially the people – old and young. Contrast and contradiction drive the work to be physically exhilarating and thoughtful, pedestrian and emotionally charged.

Walking Tour of Bloedel Conservatory & Queen Elizabeth Park; 10:00AM-1:00PM @ Bloedel Floral Conservatory (4600 Cambie Street), Vancouver
$22.19, including Conservatory admission
In 2010 The Bloedel Conservatory, a prominent feature in Queen Elizabeth Park, was on Heritage Vancouver’s Top Ten Endangered list. Thanks to the work of many community members and ‘Friends of the Bloedel’, and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, the Conservatory is no longer threatened. As a signal that its future is secure, the City has recently completed the replacement of all 1490 plexiglass panels that make up the iconic domed roof. Heritage Vancouver Society and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association invite you to join Park Board Commissioner, John Coupar and VanDusen Botanical Garden Governor, Vicky Earle for a tour of the Conservatory and Gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park. Find out about the history of the park and conservatory, the techniques being used to restore the roof and life of the plants and birds that call Bloedel home. Allow time after the tour for a leisurely stroll through the conservatory and the gardens. All Proceeds benefit Heritage Vancouver Society and the Bloedel Committee, VanDusen Botanical Garden Association.

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Interior Design Show West; September 26 – September 28 @ Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place)
$15; other pricing and passes in effect
The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is Western Canada’s annual premiere residential design show featuring 250 exhibitors showcasing quality products and services to an audience of industry professionals, architects, designers, consumers and media. Launched in 2004 under the original name of Design Vancouver, as recognition to the gap in the West Coast Design market, this event created a successful forum to present current, design forward products and services to consumers and trade professionals. Tracking its growing success the show was purchased in early 2007 by Chicago-based Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and most recently by Informa Canada in 2012, one of the world’s leading trade and consumer show producers. Within its stable of other Canadian properties are the Interior Design Show (IDS) in Toronto, One of a Kind Shows, IIDEX Neocon Canada, Construct Canada and BUILDEX. The event has since been re-branded as the Interior Design Show West – the West Coast version of the established Toronto based Interior Design Show (IDS). This association has successfully contributed to an increased exhibitor base, exciting special features, a broader speaker program, trade only times, and an ever expanding compliment of design experiences. Annually the show continues to grow in size, importance and reputation and in 2013 welcomed over 35,000 visitors. IDSwest 2014 will continue to showcase the best in international and local design underlining that Vancouver continues to be one of the strongest real estate and construction markets in Canada.

Bowling with the Pirates; 6:00PM-8:00PM @ Zone Bowling Centre (14200 Entertainment Blvd #150), Richmond
Pirate costumes are encouraged at this all ages event with all proceeds benefiting the Richmond Food Bank. Tickets are for two hours of bowling and include rental shoes. Bring a non-perishable food item and be entered to win a Pirate Pack door price valued at over $100!

Riverfest: Inspired by the Fraser; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Fraser River Discovery Centre (788 Quayside Drive), New Westminster
Free Admission
Celebrate BC and World Rivers Day in New Westminster with RiverFest. Inspired by the river, RiverFest is a free, family-friendly festival consisting of art exhibits, interactive activities and crafts, live music and dramatic performances, River Tours, the annual Salmon Chowder Cook-Off, and the famous Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade.

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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!


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Sunday September 28th



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2014 Vancouver International Film Festival; September 26 – October 10 @ various venues
various prices + $2 VIFF Membership fee (must be 18+); passes and other pricing in effect
As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. This fall, the 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival welcomes some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. For 16 days, almost 365 films from over 70 countries will play on nine screens. Plus: Dozens of directors, writers and actors will be on hand for insightful—and occasionally provocative—post-screening Q&A sessions. See the website for the full event schedule!

Vancouver BIKEnnale & WALKennale; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ A-Maze-Ing Laughter (Denman & Davie Streets)
Free Registration
Experience Vancouver through the BIKEnnale/WALKennale–a family-friendly tour like no other! Pack your camera, grab your kids, and get ready to explore great art in the world’s most beautiful city. And, for one day only, BIKEnnale/WALKennale participants will recieve a discount while visiting Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
As part of BC Culture Days, trained docents will be stationed at the Vancouver Biennale’s newest installations to help you explore museum-calibre artworks. You’ve got the art guide in your pocket! There is also a North Vancouver and Squamish tour available!

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Bomber Brewing Oktoberfest; 2:00PM-6:00PM @ Bomber Brewing (1488 Adanac Street), Vancouver
Join Bomber Brewing for Oktoberfest in the backyard!  The Creaking Planks will be playing, the BBQ will be fired up and Oktoberfest Lager will be pouring.  Ticket includes 2 glasses of beer, a Bavarian treat off the grill and a very cool Bomber Beer Stein.  Special prizes for dressing up and showing Oktoberfest spirit! This is a 19+ event.

Carmen; 2:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie Street), Vancouver
The world’s sexiest opera! Uninhibited dancing in a smoke-filled tavern. Songs pulsing with erotic power. Sinister felonies in a mountain pass. Murder outside a bullring. Carmen is justly revered for its thrilling drama and its irresistible music, so rich in energy and passion that it lives with audiences forever. Performances are in French with English translations projected above the stage. Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intermissions. Evening show this weekend: September 27 at 7:30pm ($65-$165).

Word Vancouver Main Event; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (350 W Georgia Street)
Free admission
Inspiring Words, is what Word Vancouver is all about! Since 1995 The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society has produced The Word On The Street Vancouver, the primary literary festival for Western Canadian book lovers and literacy enthusiasts. In 2013 the festival rebranded as Word Vancouver. The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society strives to promote literacy by bringing the literature of Canadian, and particularly British Columbian, artists to as broad an audience as possible. Their goal is to attract people of all ages and backgrounds to a festival in which each event is at once educational and entertaining.Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Held during the last week of September at various venues throughout the city, their festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests. See full schedule of event here!

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Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber; 3:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Road, UBC), Vancouver
“The German baritone Christian Gerhaher is one of my musical gods, and his recent Wigmore Hall recitals have been nothing short of sublime.” The Telegraph. Vancouver music lovers lucky enough to have heard Christian Gerhaher in his Vancouver debut with András Schiff in 2012 will immediately understand why he has been re-engaged. This remarkable baritone is widely celebrated for the sincerity and glorious naturalness of his singing, which holds emotional truth and intellectual rigour in perfect balance. He and his recital partner, Gerold Huber, have made several award-winning recordings together.

Emily Carr Alumni Art Market; 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1399 Johnston Street), Vancouver
By Donation
Emily Carr is hosting its first Alumni Art Market and will be showcasing original art, design and craft created by over 20 talented alumni artists. The Alumni Art Market at Emily Carr will take place in the Concourse Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art & Design on Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28. Free gift and prize draw for the first 25 people on both days featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by the participating artists.

UBC Music presents Stefan Litwin; 4:00PM-6:00PM @ Barnett Hall (6361 Memorial Road at University of British Columbia), Vancouver
Free Admission
“There are not many musicians who are able to combine the creativity and sensitivity of a real artist (composer/performer) with the philological rigor and interpretive skills of a major scholar in the humanities. Stefan Litwin’s playing is utterly brilliant. He is both a genuine virtuoso and a poet at the piano with deep insights into the crucial relationship between emotion and structure, extreme subjectivity and extreme sense of order. Litwin’s compositions – and especially those for piano – display an originality of thinking in music that is remarkable.” – Reinhold Brinkmann. Litwin, originally from Mexico, is Professor for Contemporary Music, Piano, Chamber Music and Interpretation at Hochschule fur Musik Saar and George C. Kennedy Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ives: Concord Sonata
Litwin: Thoreau’s Nightmare

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Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 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.
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
Free Admission
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!




More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!


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