24 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, September 12

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 24 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, September 12.


      English indie-rock band alt-J (pictured above) tours in support of latest release This Is all Yours, with guests San Fermin, at Deer Lake Park.

      Life in Color, the world's largest paint party, features performances by Showtek, MAKJ, Matthew Koma, David Solano, and Yurie at the Pacific Coliseum.

      Brooklyn-based psychedelic-rock trio A Place to Bury Strangers tours in support of latest release Transfixiation, with guests Grooms, at Cobalt.

      Toto and Yes, American and British rock bands from the '70s, coheadline at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.

      The Red Truck Parking Lot Concert Series features performances by Logan Mize, Me and Mae, Rod Black, Cash Crawford, and Jaxon Hawks. Held at the Red Truck Brewery.

      Canadian singer-songwriter Nat Jay tours in support of new EP at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      Abbotsford band Teen Daze performs with guests Heavenly Beat at the Fortune Sound Club.

      The Rogue Folk Club presents Scottish singer-songwriter Dick Gaughan at the St. James Hall.

      Indian composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant perform at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      German DJ and producer Tensnake, with guests Luke McKeehan and Andy Clockwork, hits the Imperial.


      You can support Vancouver's dance community with an evening featuring dance performances, open bars, musicians, and circus acts. Held at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.


      The mid-harvest Moon Festival features music, performances, a mobile drawing unit, martial art demonstrations and 500 lanterns at White Rock Beach.

      The VanDusen Botanical Garden hosts the Luxury & Supercar Weekend, which showcases rare classics and modern supercars.

      You can hop aboard the MV Britannia for a Summer Salsa Cruise, with music, dancing, and food by Patron Tacos & Cantina.


      Birding guide Jeremy Gordon talks about the basics of bird watching at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

      Marine ecologist Chris Harley discusses climate change and the ecology of rocky shores. Held at the West Vancouver Memorial Library.

      Jan Walls discusses the folklore behind Japanese folk art. Held at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.


      Mobilization Against War & Occupation presents an antiwar rally and petition campaign at the Vancouver Art Gallery.


      The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival features artist like Andres Peña and Pilar Ogalla, Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble, and Peña Flamenca. Held at various Vancouver venues.


      Author Renée Sarojini Saklikar gives an afternoon reading and presentation at the Anvil Centre.


      As part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, Buy Me Dinner First sees its first peformance at the Cultch.

      Island Productions presents the premiere of Kathleen Tolan’s comedy-drama A Weekend Near Madison at the Cultch.

      Metro Theatre presents the first night of Eric Campbell's farce Heatstroke. Held at the Metro Theatre.


      The Vancity Theatre screens Jim Jost's film They Had It Coming.

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