70 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, September 29

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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 29.



      Ted Barron

      American country-roots rocker Steve Earle performs the first of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom on his 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road Tour, with guests the Mastersons.

      Norwegian jazz pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen performs with his trio at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      Local band Petunia and the Vipers performs rockabilly, country swing, and sweet melodic ballads at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      All Thriller, No Filler is a pay-what-you-can tribute to Michael Jackson at Guilt & Co.

      The Rogue Folk Club presents Newfoundland folk duo Fortunate Ones at St. James Hall.

      Celebration of hot jazz at the Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture pays tributes to Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and other jazz greats.

      Local "Mauibilly" duo Tuatara! performs songs on ukulele backed with a driving rockabilly beat at a free show at the Beatmerchant in Richmond.

      Guitar-harmonica-vocals duo David Sinclair & Keith Bennett performs bluesy originals and covers by everyone from Benny Goodman to Jimi Hendrix at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.

      Monthly musical showcase at North Van's Park Sound Studio features performances by Dangertree, Jasmine Orton, Richard Inman, and Dana Lee.

      L.A.–based singer, rapper, and producer Doja Cat performs tunes from her debut album Amala at the Fortune Sound Club, with guest Wes Period.

      U.K. rock musician Yungblud plays the Fox Cabaret, with guest Arrested Youth.

      The Live Agency presents Victoria rock band Secondhand Habit at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.



      Svend Robinson--who came out 30 years ago as Canada's first openly gay MP--appears at a fundraiser for district councillor Jim Hanson at North Vancouver's Cardinal Hall.

      A evening of premium appetizers, micro brewery, spirits, wine tasting, live jazz, and fall fashion presentations at Tsawwassen Mills Mall, with proceeds to support children with special needs at REACH Child and Youth Development Society.



      A Survivalist's Guide to a Zombie Apocalypse at Fort Langley National Historic Site teaches essential survival skills through four fascinating activities including wilderness first aid, musket-firing, fire-starting, and blacksmithing.

      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.

      The two-day Fall For Local Market at the Pipe Shop in North Van is a one-of-kind "shop local" event featuring more than 85 vendors.

      Join urbanist Sarah Moore on an hour-long walk and mobile listening party that considers the stories and spaces of False Creek, from fertile tidal flats to its current state.


      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.



      Leading Canadian scientists and healthcare professionals discuss the latest advancements in arthritis prevention and treatment at Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre.

      A wide range of experts share their tips for success at the Business Success Summit at Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre.

      IBD Mental Health class at St. Paul's Hospital for people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis to learn the psychology skills that have been shown effective in studies.



      Rachel Unkovic/International Rescue Committee

      Human rights advocate Majed El Shafie speaks about his work with Yazidi women and girls, persecuted for their religion, at a multi-faith forum at Canadian Memorial United Church.



      Vancouver activist-comedian Charlie Demers performs the third of three nights of standup at the Comedy Mix.

      Comedian Moshe Kasher performs the second of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

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

      David Thomas Newham and Dave Harris host standup comedy by Levi McCachen, Ryan Gunther, and headliner Simon King at Tyrant Studios.



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

      In celebration of BC Culture Days, African musicians and dancers share their culture at the two-day Africa with the Masters event at Russian Hall.

      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 two-day Art! Vancouver at Culture Days at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl'a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) offers a free, hands-on, and behind-the-scenes look into the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work.



      Flamenco Rosario performs at the Orpheum Annex in the final performance of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.

      Two-day workshop with Amsterdam-based dance, text, and sound improviser/innovator Katie Duck at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.



      Free literary arts festival WORD Vancouver runs until September 30 at various venues around the city.

      Culture Days event Poets in the Kitchen at Cityscape Community Art Space features poets Johnny MacRae, Anjalica Solimon, and Andrew Warner.

      Author Kate Atkinson speaks at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church about her latest work, her inspiration, and her career to date.



      Chanteuse Edie DaPonte brings Edith Piaf to life in Under Paris Skies - La Musique d'Edith Piaf at Kay Meek Arts Centre.



      Emily Cooper

      Indigenous matriarchal story Kamloopa at the Cultch follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from.

      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.

      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.

      The Firehall Arts Centre kicks off its 2018-19 season with Never Still, the newest work from Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman, inspired by the inherent conflicts and dichotomies of water.

      Beckett 18: it all... ah well, the 20th annual UBC Theatre Alumni event, showcases four pieces from Beckett’s work at Frederic Wood Theatre.

      The Cascadia Project showcases new works from local Vancouver playwrights at Studio 1398.

      Ruby Slippers Theatre presents Michel Tremblay's play about the hilarious misfortune of one woman's fortune, Les Belles-soeurs, at Gateway Theatre.

      Neworld Theatre presents Incognito Mode: A Play About Porn, a generational exploration of pornography in the digital age, at Studio 58.

      Performance at Metro Theatre of James Yaffe's comedic thriller Cliffhanger, directed by Kayt Roth.

      Final performance at Hastings Park of Japanese Problem, a site-responsive experience about the Japanese Canadian incarceration.



      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.



      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.

      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.

      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.



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

      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.

      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.



      Drive-in Nights at River District features screenings at River District Vancouver of Incredibles 2 and Deadpool 2 (above).

      The Vancouver International Film Festival runs until October 12 at Vancity Theatre, the Cinematheque, Rio Theatre, and other Vancouver venues.


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