70 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, September 22

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      Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 70 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, September 22.



      Rock 'n' roll duo Kitty & The Rooster plays a release party at the ANZA Club for its debut album One Gig Hard Drive.

      The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC opens its season with Grammy-winning Mexican superstar Aida Cuevas and by her band Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán.

      The SeaWheeze Sunset Festival at Brockton Point features performances by American DJ and producer Diplo and local DJ Felix Cartal.

      Percussionist Trichy Sankaran collaborates with Vancouver-based world-jazz ensemble The Offering of Curtis Andrews at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

      Soul-blues band the Mojo Stars plays the The Railway Stage & Beer Café.

      Garage-pop band the Orange Kyte plays the Lido, with guests Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds and tunes from Lauren Ray.



      Take part in a 5-km walk along False Creek, carrying lanterns lit up in teal, to raise awareness of the painful disease Trigeminal Neuralgia.



      Find rare toys, memorabilia, comics, coins, electronics, action figures, games, movies, records, and all kinds of collectibles at the Pop Culture Swap Meet at Scottish Cultural Centre. Special guest is illustrator and concept artist Marcelo Matere (above).

      The Richmond Night Market features dozens of food stalls, a dinosaur park, paddle boats, a baby playground, music, martial arts, and dancing.

      Sins of the City Walking Tour at the Vancouver Police Museum takes participants on a 90-minute tour of Strathcona.

      Make It's 10 Year Anniversary Market at the Croatian Cultural Centre features works by more than 65 Canadian artisans.

      The 16th annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival at Renfrew Community Centre features live music, art, food, and a lantern walk.

      Roundhouse Productions' laser show at BCIT Planetarium features full concert sound and music from Pink Floyd, Gorillaz, and Radiohead.


      FOOD & DRINK

      The UBC Farm Farmers' Market features produce grown steps from the market stalls, treats and crafts from vendors, music, and free farm tours.

      Hop Devil Hootenanny at Strange Fellows Brewing features craft beer, free corn-on-the-cob, and a community dance to music by Professor Banjo.



      Ira Glass, creator of public radio's This American Life, discusses seven things he's learned during a talk at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      A botanist describes the main evolutionary groups of plants and how they differ, while touching on the basic morphology and anatomy of plants, at VanDusen Botanical Garden's Botany Basics for Gardeners.



      Celebrate BC and World Rivers Day at Fraser River Discovery Centre's RiverFest, featuring children’s performers Bobs and Lolo (above) and Ginalina, the Family Fun Zone, the Exhibitor Expo, the New West Craft Artisan Market, and the Lucille Johnstone Workboat Parade.



      The B.C. Lions take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Canadian Football League action at BC Place Stadium.




      Vancouver comedian Kyle Bottom performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Vancouver TheatreSports' Back to School TheatreSports takes short form improv ‘games’ and adapts them to parody classroom clichés and cliques.

      L.A.-based comedian Matt O'Brien performs the second of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

      Comedian Alicia Tobin hosts an event that's part comedy show, part art class at Little Mountain Gallery.

      David Thomas Newham and Dave Harris host standup comedy by Aaron Charles Read, Gavin Banning, and headliner Jason Allen at Tyrant Studios.

      Stand-up comedians perform never-before-seen comedic lists, then improvisors bring those lists to life at Little Mountain Gallery.



      Lucy Lau

      Official Launch Street Party for Curious Imaginings--an immersive sculpture exhibition featuring the hyper-realist, fantastical creatures of Australian artist Patricia Piccinini--at Strathcona’s historic Patricia Hotel.

      ShowOff is a live painting event and fundraiser at Federation Gallery featuring artists David Langevin, William Liao, Louise Nicholson, and Alan Wylie.

      Douglas Coupland’s new radical art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium, Vortex, takes an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, immersing viewers in the ocean-plastic pollution crisis.

      The sixth annual Delta Studio Stomp is a two-day open-studio tour where visitors can meet the artists, see their work, and watch them create at various studios throughout Delta.

      The Taboo Revue Burlesque Variety Show at the WISE Hall supports the not-for-profit Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society, with funds use to support, develop, and present burlesque in Vancouver.

      The two-day Grand Prix of Art 2018 is an outdoor painting competition where artists race against the clock to complete a work of art at locations throughout Steveston. 



      Maria Agar

      Spain’s Sara Calero Company performs at the Vancouver Playhouse as part of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.

      Arts Outsite at Chain & Forge features two evenings of contemporary dance performances and workshops organized by local francophone dance artists.



      Carolyn Chan and Patrik Sampler, photo by Clancy Dennehy

      Readings from Patrik Sampler's book GYRE: The Ocean Container, and a butoh performance created by Carolyn Chan and Clancy Dennehy, at New Media Gallery.

      Writers Andréa Fehsenfeld, Danica King, Andrew Littler, Martha Stainsby, and Lindsay Wincherauk showcase their works at the Vancouver Public Library's Alice MacKay Room as part of the New Voices series.

      Celebrate the launch of Bruce Ray's comic book/graphic novel I THREW A BRICK THROUGH A WINDOW at Gallery Gachet.



      The Vancouver Chamber Music Society presents cellist Brannon Cho, accompanied by pianist Chiharu Iinuma, in a program of works by Boccherini, Schumann, Britten, and Elgar at West Vancouver United Church.



      Michelle Koebke, Diamond’s Edge Photography

      City Opera Vancouver presents the macabre operatic thriller Nigredo Hotel, a one-act chamber opera directed by Alan Corbishley, at the Cultch.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Simon Stephen's adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents performances of As You Like It in Vanier Park.

      First Impressions Theatre presents its final performance of Cyrano, a version of the classic swashbuckling adventure of Cyrano De Bergerac, at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.

      Performance at Jericho Arts Centre of David Hare's new translation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece, The Life of Galileo, directed by Michael Fera.

      The Royal Canadian Air Farce's Craig Lauzon performs Tales of an Urban Indian, a site-specific work staged entirely on a moving transit bus, at Presentation House Theatre.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Mustard--Pat Sandler's darkly comic tale about growing up, moving on, and finding magic where you least expect it--at Granville Island Stage.



      Ramey Newell, "A fine sheet of water" (detail), 2018, inkjet print, courtesy the artist

      The Lind Prize 2018 at North Van's Polygon Gallery showcases the finalists of the annual Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, awarded to an artist currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program in B.C., working in mediums of film, photography, or video.

      Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest at the Bill Reid Gallery sees guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation trace the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.

      Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection through an exhibition of nearly 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures in A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects.

      Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery traces the history of the North American cabin as an architectural form and cultural construct.

      Andi Icaza-Largaespada's new speculative photographic panorama, (untitled) a mountain bought but not yet named, is presented across the Contemporary Art Gallery's Nelson Street façade.

      Ayumi Goto & Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? at the Vancouver Art Gallery is a dialogue between artists Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin, presented via their individual and collaborative performance art practice.

      Shigeru Ban, a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location, features the full-scale version of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House.

      Kevin Schmidt: We Are the Robots at the Vancouver Art Gallery sees the B.C.–based artist draw on conceptual and performance art while embodying the do-it-yourself sensibilities of an amateur inventor.



      Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers, collected as early as the 1890s.

      Richmond's Lipont Place hosts Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which focuses on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.

      Arts of Resistance: Politics and The Past In Latin America at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC exhibition illustrates how Latin American communities use traditional or historic art forms to express contemporary political realities.

      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.

      Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.



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

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

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

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven cable bridges suspended in trees, the Living Forest exhibit, totem pole collection, CLIFFWALK, and Treetop Adventure.

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

      The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.

      Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, gardens, beaches, and West Coast rain forest, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8 kilometre seawall.



      Screening at the Cinematheque of The Last Movie, Dennis Hopper’s little-seen 1971 followup to the epochal hit Easy Rider.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Olivier Assayas's neo-New Wave portrait of rebellious youth in 1972, Cold Water.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of The Cakemaker, director Ophir Raul Graizer's tender story of hidden love, challenged faith, and unwittingly shared grief.

      Drive-in Nights at River District features screenings at River District Vancouver of Ant Man & The Wasp and Solo: A Star Wars Movie.

      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Under the Tree, director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's comedy-drama about a typical spat between suburbanites that spirals violently out of control.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of Israfil, director Ida Panahandeh’s drama about a widow in northern Iran, grieving her son’s death, who reencounters her first love. 


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