What’s Happening This Weekend: Vancouver events for September 8 to 10

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      Where did the summer go? We’re suddenly left with only a handful of weekend days left of the sunniest season of the year, which means that we’d better get out into the city and make the most of it by checking out a local event! 

      There will be plenty of time for cozying up to a book in the cold, dark months ahead. 


      Love & Justice: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Rebel Opera

      This Beethoven film from Kerry Candaele views the composer's only opera, Fidelio, in the shadow of Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, restaging the opera in an abandoned factory in Valparaíso.

      When: September 8, 10, 11, 12, times vary

      Where: VIFF Centre

      Tickets: $15

      Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd

      This feature-length documentary explores the comet-like rise of Syd Barrett, the founding member of the iconic bank Pink Floyd. 

      When: September 8, 6:20pm

      Where: Rio Theatre

      Admission: $13.50

      This Is Not A Scam

      Lockdown has left Vy and Kenny broke and unhinged. Desperate for income and divorced from reality, it seems like the perfect time to open an uncredited self help retreat to scam rich people.

      When: September 8 to 17, times vary

      Where: Arts Umbrella

      Admission: $17

      Krooked Kings

      The American indie rock band is in town for their Sick of Being Young Tour with guests Kipper Snack.

      When: September 8, 6:30pm

      Where: Hollywood Theatre

      Admission: $18

      Chigiri-e Paper Art Series

      This hands-on, creative art two-session workshop teaches Chigiri-e paper techniques that will result in two art pieces.

      When: September 8 to 15, 12 to 2:30pm

      Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden

      Admission: $103



      Japan Market Fall 2023

      Check out the Japan Market for delicious food, unique crafts, and merchandise from over 70 vendors.

      When: September 9 and 10, 10am

      Where: Robson Square Ice Rink

      Admission: $4

      Light Up Chinatown! Festival

      This free two-day community festival will bring the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown to life with live music, cultural performances, and inventive food collaborations.

      When: September 9 and 10

      Where: Vancouver Chinatown Foundation

      Admission: Free

      The Canine Library

      Come to the park and sign up to borrow a dog from The Canine Library in this Poetry in Parks initiative.

      When: September 9

      Where: Trout Lake Park

      Admission: Free



      Psychedelics In Vancouver - A Celebration & Gathering

      The Flying Sage, the Vancouver Psychedelic Society, and the UBC Psychedelic Society are joining forces for community events.

      When: September 10, 1 to 6pm

      Where: Kitsilano Beach

      Admission: Free

      Dead Poets Reading Series

      Check out this reading, where deep threads of connection and solidarity are drawn between local, contemporary poets and a diverse array of poets from the past. 

      When: September 10, 3pm

      Where: Massy Arts

      Admission: Free

      Want more? Check out our events page to find out what else is going on around the city.