65 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, September 9

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 65 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, September 9.



      Australian roots-jam band the John Butler Trio plays Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.

      Coastal Jazz presents the first of two nights at Frankie's Jazz by Manchester, England-based jazz-electronica trio GoGo Penguin.

      American pop vocalist Dionne Warwick ("Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?") plays the River Rock Show Theatre.

      Nordic Trax presents Chicago's DJ Heather at Open Studio, with local guest Luke McKeehan.

      Paris-based dark-synth musician Perturbator plays the Rickshaw, with guests Author and Punisher and Weird Candle.

      Quebec blues vocalist Angel Forrest performs the second of two nights at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.

      American singer-songwriter and guitarist Benjamin Booker plays the Biltmore Cabaret, touring in support of his latest album Witness.



      Attend an all-levels, all-ages day of yoga at David Lam Park and help raise money for Big Sisters of B.C. Lower Mainland.

      Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge at Point Moody's Rocky Point Park features kayaking, mountain biking, and trail running, with proceeds to Physical Literacy for Life and I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society.



      Shop from over 75 local designers, take part in a DIY station, snap photos in a photo booth, and get a complimentary haircut from Barber & Co at The Pipe Shop's two-day Fall For Local.

      West End Fest at the West End Community Centre features community booths, crafts, bouncy castles, face painting, balloon twisting, live music, caricature artists, and youth barbecue fundraiser.

      Browse over 40 tables of coins, stamps, and collectibles at a two-day coin show at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

      Point Grey Village Fall Festival features live music, kids' activities, food vendors, and an outdoor market.



      Gathering in the Shadows of a Nuclear Winter is a free, one-day conference at SFU Harbour Centre organized by South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy.



      Pie in the Plaza at Surrey's Central City Plaza features live music by All the King's Men and the Whisky Minstrels, pony rides, face painting, a photo booth, an inflatable corn maze, balloon animals, and the creation of B.C.'s largest blueberry pie.

      Highlights of Playland include midway games, fair food, an arcade, a shooting gallery, a climbing wall, a haunted mansion, family rides like Teacups and Merry-Go-Round, and extreme rides like Corkscrew, the Beast, Hell's Gate, Revelation, and Wooden Roller Coaster.

      The family-friendly Wesbrook Village Festival 2017 at UBC features live music, a kids' zone, bouncy castles, local artisans, and a free barbecue.



      The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.



      Speakers and performers join forces at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza for a march and rally against the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.



      American comedian Demetri Martin performs at the Chan Centre on his Let's Get Awkward Tour.

      American standup comedian, screenwriter, and actor Jen Kirkman performs at the Rio Theatre on her All New Material, Girl Tour 2017.

      American comedian Andy Haynes performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Travis Bernhardt and Chris Ross, aka Chris and Travis, present improv comedy at Granville Island's Carousel Theatre as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

      Field zoologist Brad Gooseberry teaches you how to thrive and survive in the world of field zoology at False Creek Community Centre as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

      Comedian Mayce Galoni performs the third of three nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Canadian comedian Graham Clark and coproducer Chris Bentzen present a live hybrid of American game shows and British panel shows featuring local comedians at the Fox Cabaret's The Quiz Show.

      Evening of entertainment by Canadian comedian Sophie Buddle at the Comedy Basement at Goldie's.



      Artists from a variety of disciplines fuse their artistic practice with a discipline from the contemporary circus world at the Orpheum Annex. 

      Two-day Interplay 2017 group show at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre features multidisciplinary performances by Claire Love Wilson (above), Jessica Leung, Brian Postalian, Shelby Wright, and Nita Bowerman.



      Local writers and poets showcase their published and unpublished works at the Vancouver Public Library's Alice MacKay Room.



      Vancouver orchestral musicians perform works by women composers Clara Schumann (above), Elizabeth Knudson, Lili Boulanger, and Rebecca Clarke at Christ Church Cathedral, with proceeds to the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

      Inclusion B.C. hosts String Ensemble Angelorum. an inclusive orchestra from South Korea that features young musicians with and without special needs, performing at Richmond's Fraserview MB Church.



      The Vancouver Fringe Festival runs until September 17, featuring over 700 performances at various Vancouver venues.

      Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare's drama The Merchant of Venicewhich exposes the consequences of how we treat outsiders in our midst.

      Immersive Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of A Game of You, Belgian playwright Alexander Devriendt's immersive theatre concept, at Harbour Centre.

      United Players presents a performance at Jericho Arts Centre of Mr. Foote's Other Leg, Ian Kelly's play about a satirist in Georgian London who finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press.

      Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare's drama The Winter's Tale in which the love of two young people becomes the catalyst for a family's healing.

      First Impressions Theatre presents a performance of Peter Quilter's End of the Rainbow, a theatrical account of entertainer Judy Garland's last comeback, at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.

      Performance at North Van's Theatre at Hendry Hall of Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling's play about a group of Louisiana women who discuss life, love, and the true meaning of friendship.



      Claude Monet's Secret Garden at the Vancouver Art Gallery showcases 38 paintings that span the career of the French artist who is regarded as a master of the Impressionist movement.

      Bill Reid Creative Journeys at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art celebrates the three phases of the artist's creative journey, Pre-Haida (1948-1951), Haida (1951-1968) and Beyond Haida (1968-1998).

      Pictures From Here at the Vancouver Art Gallery features photographs and video works by Vancouver-based artists Roy Arden, Karin Bubaš, Christos Dikeakos, Stan Douglas, Greg Girard, Rodney Graham, Mike Grill, Arni Haraldsson, Fred Herzog, Barrie Jones, Evan Lee, N.E. Thing Co., Marian Penner Bancroft, Henri Robideau, Sandra Semchuk and James Nicholas, Althea Thauberger, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Paul Wong, Cornelia Wyngaarden, and Andrea Fatona.

      Xi xanya dzam at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art features traditional masks, carvings, baskets and moosehide, contemporary prints, sculptures and jewellery by Primrose Adams, Dempsey Bob, Rena Point Bolton, Mandy Brown, Joe David, Robert Davidson, Alvin Mack, Mary Michell, Earl Muldon, Susan Point, and Norman Tait.

      The first major Canadian exhibition of photographs, collages, drawings, sculptures, and films by Tel Aviv-born, Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry is at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Twenty-five works by contemporary American photographer Stephen Shore complement the exhibition Claude Monet’s Secret Garden at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Persistence at the Vancouver Art Gallery draws together three recent contemporary installations by Canadian artists Julia Feyrer, Tamara Henderson, Shelagh Keeley, and Germaine Koh.



      Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC examines the physical traces of words, both spoken and recorded, that are unique to humans.

      In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.

      Amazonia: The Rights of Nature at at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works, and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing indigenous, Maroon, and white settler communities.

      The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents.



      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor.

      Edgewater Casino offers 24-hour gaming, over 60 table games, a poker room, a high-limit section, 500 slot machines, restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment, including concerts and televised UFC events.

      The 763-hectare Pacific Spirit Regional Park located on traditional Musqueam territory includes 73 km of walking trails and Acadia, Tower, and Wreck Beaches.

      The 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world, a restaurant, a garden shop, and a horticulture library.

      Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic areas, guided walks provided by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, and the historical 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse.

      Take a ride in an exterior glass elevator and get a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains at Vancouver Lookout.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

      Soar from coast-to-coast across the Canadian landscape with a 25-minute ride featuring effects such as wind and scents at FlyOver Canada.

      Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.



      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Catherine Bainbridge‘s documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, about the role of Native Americans in popular music.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Swagger, Olivier Babinet's portrait of working-class kids in a suburb of Paris.

      Screenings at the Cinematheque of Behind the White Glasses and The Seduction of Mimi as part of the retrospective Seven Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Neither Wolf Nor Dog, Steven Lewis Simpson's film about the relationship between a Caucasian writer and the Lakota elder who insists he is the man to write his life story.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Pop AyeKirsten Tan's film about a disenchanted architect who bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok.


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