Vancouver Wellness Events Guide – September 2019

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Although autumn’s around the corner, there’s still a few weeks left for you to enjoy some summer in the city. Get your step on (day or night), find your zen, or feast on amazing food–here’s our round-up of September’s health and wellness events!

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Vancouver Wellness Events Guide – September 2019

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend

This weekend is your chance to get a new perspective and hear a voice you may not otherwise with one of the many films at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The PNE is also now officially open with rides, weird foods and more; SeaWheeze is on with yoga, a run and an outdoor music festival; and Ambleside Park has the Blue Oyster Cult and Tom Cochrane.

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Join William Gibson and Johnnie Christmas for a special launch of their book Alien 3!

In the mid-1980s, producers Walter Hill and David Giler commissioned Vancouver-based science fiction author William Gibson to write a sequel to Aliens. The screenplay was never produced, but last year Dark Horse Comics began publishing William Gibson’s Alien 3, a comic-book adaptation by Vancouver comic artist Johnnie Christmas.

To celebrate the release of the series in book form, both Gibson and Christmas will discuss the adaptation and sign copies of their work Aug. 15 at VFS Café (390 W. Hastings St.) from 7 – 9 p.m. Find out more about the event and the book below.

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Join William Gibson and Johnnie Christmas for a special launch of their book Alien 3!

Cindy Sherman retrospective comes to Vancouver Art Gallery this fall

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #546 2010/12, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.

This fall, more than 170 works by celebrated conceptual photographer Cindy Sherman will be on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

From Oct 26  to March 8, 2020, the Vancouver Art Gallery presents (in Collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London) this acclaimed retrospective, including rarely-seen photos. Find out more about this exciting new show below.

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Cindy Sherman retrospective comes to Vancouver Art Gallery this fall

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Summer is all about the outdoors, and sunscreen or raincoat, it’s a weekend to shine. The Vancouver Mural Festival has taken over with a giant street party, there’s a blues festival at Deer Lake, a celebration of Japanese pop culture (wear your cosplay), an airshow, wrestling at a brewery, a Chinatown Festival… And some indoor events as well, if you’d prefer a roof.

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Massive street party takes over 14+ blocks during the Vancouver Mural Festival this weekend

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Vancouver’s outdoor mural scene continues to grow each year, largely thanks to the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF), an annual event that takes place each August.

The festival kicked off this month with new murals and daily events, all leading up to a massive Mountain Pleasant Street Party and concert on August 10.

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Massive street party takes over 14+ blocks during the Vancouver Mural Festival this weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend

Happy Vancouver Pride! It’s a long, rainbow-flagged weekend to celebrate LGBTQ2IA+ voices and to contemplate how far we’ve come and the work that still needs to be done to ensure equality for all. Alongside a packed Pride schedule there’s also the Mural Festival, an arts festival, a Japanese festival and a fireworks competition. It’s a pretty good weekend to be in Vancouver!

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