15 things to do in Vancouver this week: September 27 – October 3


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Goodbye September and hello October. As we move into the new month, we are excited to hear about the big events happening around Vancouver Vancouver. From Xweýene: msta: m? Əkwəsqwel, seýeḿ to BC Lions, Erickson Revealed and more. Here are 15 things to do this week.

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Xweýene: msta: m? Əkwəsqwel, seýeḿ

Sarah Race, courtesy of Tsatsu Stalqayu and Mortal Coil Performance Society and SvetlanaSF / Shutterstock

What: If you’re looking for a way to reflect and pay homage to Orange Shirt Day this year, the Vancouver Art Gallery is offering a fantastic free performance on September 30th. Entitled Xweýene: msta: m? ƏkwÉ™sqwel, seýeḿ – translated to call to witness / listen to the respected one – is a performance co-created by Tsatsu Stalqayu, Mortal Coil and Butterflies in Spirit and presented by the VAG.

The show will blend contemporary music and performances with traditional Coast Salish chants and badges. The event starts at noon and you can watch it in Å¡xʷƛ̓ənÉ™q Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza.

When: September 30, 2021
Time: 12h00
Or: Å xʷƛ̓ənÉ™q Xwtl’e7énḵ Place – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: To free

The Sky’s No Limit: Girls Fly Too! – Free aviation, aerospace, navy and defense awareness event

What: The Sky’s No Limit – Girls fly too! is described as the world’s largest free gender diversity awareness event in aviation, aerospace, navy and defense. This event is open to all genders and features interactive aircraft exhibits, hands-on aviation-related activities, and a scavenger hunt for attendees. There will also be free helicopter flights for first-time women.

All event attendees aged 12 and over, exhibition partners and volunteers will be required to show proof of being fully immunized in order to enter and masks will be required in all spaces considered to be ‘indoors. “.

When: October 2 and 3, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Or: Abbotsford International Airport – 30440 Liberator Ave., Abbotsford,
Cost: To free

Wünderbar: an Oktobeerfest pop-up

What: Bells and Whistles transforms into a Bavarian-inspired brasserie to host “Wünderbar: An Oktobeerfest Pop-Up” until Sunday October 3. Enjoy Oktoberfest-themed clothing, decorations, food, and drinks during your visit. Bells and Whistles will also delight lovers of classic German-style beers by offering local and imported beers.

When: Now until October 3, 2021
Time:
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (weekdays), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (weekends)
Or: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Riverside Cranberry Farm Tours

Vancouver Cranberry Bog

Hachapite / Shutterstock

What: If you’ve always wanted to walk among cranberries, then this fall is your chance. The Riverside Cranberry Farm bog in Langley, about an hour’s drive from Vancouver, offers self-guided tours during the harvest season until early October. You can sign up to take a tour, and the bravest of visitors can even jump in the cranberries. That’s when you don a pair of farmhouse waders and find yourself wandering through a sea of ​​floating berries. You can shop in their farm store throughout the harvest season. Shop for fresh baked goods, farm-to-table produce, and fresh cranberries.

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday until October 9, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Or: Riverside Cranberry Farm Bog – 26885 88th Ave, Langley
Cost: Miscellaneous, purchase in line

The Da Vinci experience

What: The Da Vinci experience is described as a visual and sensory celebration that highlights the life and work of Da Vinci as a renowned artist, inventor, engineer and innovator. The exhibit includes a 4,000 square foot immersive experience room that uses 360-degree projections to show Da Vinci’s original works. Projections will also be used to create a virtual reality experience inside Da Vinci’s studio. In addition, there will be replicas of the unique inventions and machines he created based on original designs.

Tours will last approximately one hour and timed entry takes place every 30 minutes. The experience is open to visitors of all ages, is suitable for wheelchairs and the organizers stress that they will follow all recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

When: Now until October 31, 2021
Time: Varied hours from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Or: Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Center (Entrance 3 via Restaurant Row)
Tickets: In line

2021 BIKEnnale / WALKennale

What: The Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents BIKEnnale / WALKennale, a series of self-guided walking and cycling tours. A one-time donation will provide participants with new tours sent out each week until October 11. All funds raised support Vancouver Biennale public art installations, exhibitions, artist residencies and educational programs.

When: Now until October 11, 2021
Time: Whenever
Or: Various locations
Cost: One-time donation of $ 5 minimum for individuals or $ 15 for families, register in line

Pitch Black, the Bloody Corn Maze, and the Twisted Pagan Forest at Maan Farms

What: In annual Halloween fashion, Maan Farms is back with its fall festival, which features “Canada’s spookiest corn maze”. Those who are brave enough are invited to venture out and experience Pitch Black, the Bloodied Corn Maze, and the Twisted Pagan Forest.

There will also be a selection of fall snacks to savor. Iconic favorites like their Double Pumpkin Spice Cream, Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel Apple Lattes and Apple Cider Slushes are back. You can also enjoy freshly popped hot corn, pumpkin pie, Mama Maan samosas, butter chicken bowls, and chai tea.

When: Certain nights until October 31, 2021
Time: Opening hours vary by date
Or: Maan Farms – 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: various, available in line

Sunset Cinema – Perfect Pitch

What: Vancouver Civic Theaters present the Sunset Cinema series, free outdoor movies on Wednesdays in September at the Queen Elizabeth Theater Plaza. Everyone present should also bring a chair or blanket to sit on for the screening. The September 29 film is Pitch Perfect.

When: September 29, 2021
Time: Movies start at dusk
Or: Queen Elizabeth Theater Square – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cost: To free

Voxel Bridge

voxel bridge

Voxel Bridge seen through augmented reality (Voxel Bridge / Vancouver Biennale).

What: Voxel Bridge, created by Colombian artist Jessica Angel, is a one-of-a-kind public art installation featuring augmented reality and blockchain technology beneath the south end of the Cambie Bridge. The exhibition covers 19,000 square feet and was created in association with the Vancouver Biennale. The work explores how public space can be constructed and used both physically and digitally. Voxel Bridge will remain in place and open to the public until 2023.

When: Now until 2023
Time: Whenever
Or: Under the south end of the Cambie Bridge
Cost: To free

The sorcerer’s lair

What: Get in the Halloween mood with a visit to Vancouver’s most magical pop-up bar. The Wizard’s Den is a boozy interactive experience. During your 90 minute session, you can imagine what it would be like to be at a party at Hogwarts. You and your friends will have to complete challenges to unlock the ingredients for the potion. Then you will prepare your concoctions with the help of the local potions master. Your ticket will entitle you to two alcoholic potions plus a mulled wine or an IPA to drink.

When: Now until October 31, 2021
Time: Various times
Or:
904 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $ 46, purchase in line

Discover Greek culture in Vancouver

What: Discover and celebrate Greek culture every day in Vancouver. The city is full of Greek history, art, businesses, and restaurants to explore, and West Broadway BIA has shared some great spots with Daily Hive for you to see. Here are three ways to experience Greek culture in the city.

When: Several days
Time: Various times
Or: Various places

Discover a new restaurant in Vancouver

What: Vancouver’s new restaurants are our three favorite words, so here are the latest in local food and drink. There are tons of establishments in and around the city that have opened for the first time recently, but how do you choose which ones are worth a visit? paying attention – you are welcome, foodies.

When: Several days of operation
Time: Various opening hours
Or: Various restaurants across Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, see the list of new restaurants online

Erickson revealed

vancouver office lights

Arthur Erickson Place / Twitter

What: “Erickson Revealed” is a visual experience lasting one week until September 29, 2021. It is a free show that honors the work of Arthur Erickson, one of Vancouver’s most iconic architects. The 3D light show will feature the exterior of the MacMillan Bloedel office tower. The 10-minute show provided by Go2Productions will air on a loop from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the best place to watch it is 1075 West Georgia Street.

When: Now until September 29, 2021
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Or: 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: To free

Read an unforgettable new book

What: The best new books arriving in September have something for everyone. You can choose to lose yourself in the beautiful world of Sally Rooney with her highly anticipated new novel or delve into the pages of first Canadian author Lindsay Zier-Vogel’s Letters to Amélie.

If you want something to get your heart pumping, there’s no shortage of thrillers this month with new books from New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jewell, Liane Moriarty and Alice Feeney. These are 10 unforgettable books that we recommend to you this month.

Downtown Farmer’s Market

What: Find over 25 vendors and food trucks, right in the heart of the city, near several bus stops and SkyTrain. This year the market features many vendors from the Main Station Farmers Market, which is closed for the 2021 season due to construction work nearby.

When: Every Wednesday until October 6, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (for people vulnerable to COVID-19), 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (general public)
Site: North Plaza at the Vancouver Art Gallery, West Georgia Street at Hornby Street

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