Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, September 15th, 2016 — 2:26pm PDT
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This weekend Miss604 is proud to sponsor the free Surrey Youth Fest, happening all day Saturday at the Guildford Recreation Centre. It’s the city’s largest, free event just for youth! This listing and more below, and if you see any events missing, send in the info anytime to Miss604.com/contact.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Handel And His Rivals – Opera Arias From 18th Century London
Mid-Autumn MOON Festival 2016
Dinner by Design Gala
Graham Clark presents Quiz Show!
Royal Wood at Fox Cabaret
Flame of Hope Golf Tournament
Pottery and Wine Night @ West Point Grey Community Centre
TrailerHawk & West of Memphis with guests Lawless
Vancouver Greek Food Festival
Richmond Night Market
Rollerderby Playoffs at Richmond Olympic Oval
Fringe Festival: Give it Up
Fringe Festival: Hidden Stories
Fringe Festival: WILD/SOCIETY
Fringe Festival: Frank: to be Frank
Fringe Festival: Carry On: A Musical
Fringe Festival: And Bella Sang With Us
Fringe Festival: And Bella Sang With Us
Fringe Festival: The Women of Lockerbie
Fringe Festival: Zeppelin Was a Cover Band
Gateway Theatre: Taste of Empire
Fringe Festival: FESTA!
Fringe Festival: Badmatch
Fringe Festival: Generation Hot
Fringe Festival: Manipulation
Fringe Festival: 2 for Tea
Fringe Festival: My Stroke of Luck
Fringe Festival: War and Peace
Fringe Festival: Walk the Talk
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Youth Fest
City Wide Food Drive
Vancouver Mural Festival Tour
Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
Vancouver: Cheese & Meat Festival
Vancouver Eastside 10k
Coquitlam 125: Community Heritage Picnic
The Return of Sexy
Northwest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography
Science in the Plaza, Langley
Laurica Farms and Watershed Arts Cafe Present Veg Out
David Lam Park Open House
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Celebrate Fall @ Kensington Prairie Recreation Centre
Surrey City Hall: Pie in the Plaza
Pop Up: And the Monkey Flips the Switch
UBC Botanical Garden: Treasured Bulb Sale
Campbell Valley Country Celebration
Lift Cannabis Expo
YVR 2037 Master Plan: Public Workshop
Richmond Curling Centre Open House
Soul Dance – with “Souled Out”
Indigenous Plant Use Walks in Stanley Park
Heritage Vancouver Top 10 Tour + Talk: False Creek South
End of Summer Tropical Boat Cruise
Music Therapy Ride
River District Drive-In Movie
Burnaby Farmers Market
River District Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Pirate Weekend at the Cannery
Fringe Festival: Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Fringe Festival: The Air Loom
Fringe Festival: Frank: to be Frank
Fringe Festival: Not Enough
Fringe Festival: The Women of Lockerbie
Vancouver Greek Food Festival
Rollerderby Playoffs at Richmond Olympic Oval
Gateway Theatre: Taste of Empire
Fringe Festival: FESTA!
Fringe Festival: Hidden Stories
Fringe Festival: Generation Hot
Fringe Festival: Manipulation
Fringe Festival: Carry On: A Musical
Fringe Festival: 2 for Tea
Fringe Festival: Marrow
Fringe Festival: War and Peace
Fringe Festival: Walk the Talk
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Terry Fox Run, Stanley Park
Vancouver Recital Society: Ksenija Sidorova
The Family’s Pasta & Italian Cooking Classes
Northwest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography
A.I. Artificial Intelligence at The Cinematheque
Ismaili Walk for Mental Health
Self-Talk for Stress Reduction
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup @ Iona Beach
Everyone Welcome Clothing Swap
Campbell Valley Wine Run
Campbell Valley Country Celebration
3rd Annual Slow Fish Dinner
Sharon, Bram and Friends at the Orpheum
VOKRA Walk for the Kitties
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
Richmond Night Market
Pirate Weekend at the Cannery
Fringe Festival: My Stroke of Luck
Fringe Festival: Badmatch
Fringe Festival: WILD/SOCIETY
Fringe Festival: Give it Up
Fringe Festival: The Air Loom
Fringe Festival: Zeppelin Was a Cover Band
Vancouver Greek Food Festival
Rollerderby Playoffs at Richmond Olympic Oval
Fringe Festival: FESTA!
Fringe Festival: Hidden Stories
Fringe Festival: Not Enough
Fringe Festival: Manipulation
Fringe Festival: Carry On: A Musical
Fringe Festival: 2 for Tea
Fringe Festival: Marrow
Fringe Festival: War and Peace
Fringe Festival: Walk the Talk
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival




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Win Tickets to See Cathy Jones in Stranger to Hard Work at the Firehall Arts Centre


Thursday, September 15th, 2016 — 2:14pm PDT
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The Firehall Arts Centre is launching its 34th season with Cathy Jones in her third one-woman show, Stranger to Hard Work. One of Canada’s fiercest and funniest females, Jones is known for her work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Stranger to Hard Work at the Firehall Arts Centre

Where: Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova, Vancouver)
Tickets: Regular tickets from $25 online or call (604) 689-0926
When: September 28th to October 8th, 2016. Performance times are Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesdays to Fridays at 1:00pm and 8:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm. Special performance September 27th at 7:00pm for Don’t Be A Stranger: Conversation and Cocktails with Cathy, a fundraiser for the Firehall Arts Centre.

“One of Canada’s top comedians, Cathy Jones bares her soul in a seemingly erratic but brilliant performance guaranteed to deliver belly laughs – and lots of them.” – Halifax Chronicle Herald

In this new production, Gemini Award-winning actress and comedian Cathy Jones gets personal as she shares her unique perspective on a variety of topics from food to money, and from the troublesome people in her life to the benefits of laughter.

Written and performed by Jones and directed by Ann-Marie Kerr, Stranger to Hard Work is a hilarious mix of stand-up and character sketch comedy that blasts into the realms of creative struggles, daily neuroses and self-deprecation, as well as aging, sex and competitive Facebook posts.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on September 28th at 8:00pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Follow the Firehall Arts Centre on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Update The winner is Tammy!

UBC Harvest Feastival


Thursday, September 15th, 2016 — 1:49pm PDT
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The UBC Harvest Feastival is an epic fall-themed outdoor dinner, combined with access to multiple shows and exhibits around the university’s Arts and Culture District.

UBC Harvest Feastival

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Where: University Commons (outside the Nest)
Tickets: Available online now starting at $10
When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:30pm to 7:00pm (dinner); 7:30pm to 9:30pm (exhibits & shows)

David Speight, Executive Chef of UBC Food Services and his team will be preparing a three-course meal that is inspired by the season and featuring local produce freshly picked from the UBC Farm. Roasted butternut squash, beet salad, salmon, pumpkin penne, and more delicious seasonal offerings will be on the menu.

Following dinner, enjoy a night of free arts and culture happenings including the UBC Symphony, alumni from Theatre Sports, gallery opening nights, opera and more.

Free, with your Feastival wrist band, is admission to the following arts and culture events:

UBC Harvest Feastival is presented by Campus + Community Planning. Follow along on Twitter for more information.

Win Tickets to the Next Canadian Women in PR Event


Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 — 2:29pm PDT
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Enjoy a panel discussion, networking, and a glass of wine at the next Canadian Women in PR event in Vancouver. The discussion, with a group of local industry pros, will be based on the Harvard Business Review report titled “The Hidden Brain Drain: Off-Ramps and On-Ramps in Women’s Careers.”

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Canadian Women in PR

Where: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Tickets: Available online starting at $65.99.

Join this evening of networking along with a panel discussion on career offroads and onroads – navigating a women’s career in business. Enjoy expansive views of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and the Vancouver waterfront while sipping a glass of wine and mingling with PR industry colleagues.

Most professional women step off the career track at some point in their lives whether it be to raise children, care for elderly parents, or to manage other life experiences. This event aims to explore the off ramps taken by women in public relations roles in our area.

Moderator Natalie Langston will lead the panel consisting of Robin Cook Bondy, Communications Manager, Nature’s Path Foods; Instructor, BCIT; Charmaine Hammond, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Resilience, & Team Building Expert, Hammond International Inc.; Leeann Froese, Owner, Town Hall Brands; Ange Frymire Fleming, President, Vocal Point Communications; Professor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Opening remarks will be by made Talia Beckett-Davis, President & Chairwoman, Canadian Women in Public Relations; Founder, Pink Pearl PR; Director of Communications, AdvantageBC.

Win Tickets

If you would like to attend this thought-provoking event, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to the next @WomeninPRcanada event from @Miss604 http://owl.li/gVDX304dOYl

I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, September 19, 2016. Follow Canadian Women in Public Relations on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

Update The winners are @wildcoasttales & Kelsey!

Pie in the Plaza at Surrey City Hall


Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 — 10:21am PDT
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Celebrate food and farming in Surrey at Pie in the Plaza, a free family-friendly event where you can witness the creation of the largest blueberry pie in the province!

Pie in the Plaza at Surrey City Hall

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Where: Surrey City Hall Plaza (13450 104 Ave, Surrey)
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Admission: Free

Starting at 11:00am, you can watch as the largest blueberry pie in BC gets assembled. By 12:00pm, there will be a ceremonial pie cutting and the first 2,000 guests will get a slice. At 1:00pm, mascots lead some fun and games for kids and at 2:00pm there’s a good old fashioned pie throwing contest.

Activities throughout the afternoon include a petting zoo, milking with BC Agriculture in the Classroom’s “Delilah the Cow” exhibit, Historic Stewart Farm and the Surrey Archives heritage hangout, activities with the Fraser Valley Antique Farm Machinery Association and Surrey’s Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP), and visit with the Honeybee Centre. Stop by the Farm Fun Photobooth, and grab some lunch from one of the food trucks on site.

Follow the City of Surrey on Facebook and Twitter for information about this event and many more throughout the year.

Vancouver Writers Fest


Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 — 9:13am PDT
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Tickets are now on sale for the 29th annual Vancouver Writers Fest, with a remarkable lineup of more than 90 events, with over 100 local and international authors.

Vancouver Writers Fest

Where: Various locations, Granville Island
When: October 17th to October 23rd, 2016
Tickets: Ticket prices start at $9.50 for children and $17 for adults and can be purchased online, by phone (604) 681-6330 ex. 111, or in person at the festival box office at 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver.

vanwritersfestThe lineup of readings, conversations, interviews and multidisciplinary performances attracts more than 17,000 audience members each year, and features more than 101 authors from across the globe, including some listed for upcoming prestigious awards including The Scotiabank Giller Prize and The Man Booker Prize.

There will be two special events with musical stars: Elvis Costello presents his new book, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, on Wednesday, November 23 at 8:00pm at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The Band’s Robbie Robertson will discuss his autobiography, Testament, on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30pm, Christ Church Cathedral. Offering an entirely unique way to experience these two sensational performers, the special events are two of dozens that the Festival presents outside of the weeklong celebrations.

Author appearances at the 2016 Festival include:

  • Colson Whitehead, a multi-award winning author whose latest novel, The Underground Railroad, is becoming a sensation across North America.
  • Emma Donoghue, author of the world-renowned Room, and now The Wonder.
  • Beloved Canadian bestseller Yann Martel.
  • Wade Davis, explorer and author, who shares his own photographs from years of travel in the soon-to-be-published Wade Davis: Photographs.
  • Vancouver’s own Madeleine Thien who has been shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize and longlisted for both The Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.
  • Guy Gavriel Kay, whose groundbreaking novel Children of Earth and Sky quickly reached the bestseller list this Spring.
  • Eimear McBride, winner of the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction, and author of A Girl is a Half Formed Thing and, newly, The Lesser Bohemians.
  • Italian author Francesca Melandri whose work, Eva Sleeps, has been called “an epic novel.”
  • The New Yorker journalist David Denby who shares stories of literacy and education in NY classrooms in his new book, Lit Up.
  • Affinity Konar, whose novel Mischling, is hailed as “one of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year.”
  • Other featured authors include André Alexis, Erin Bow, Deborah Campbell, Ivan Coyote, Yaa Gyazi, Guy Gavriel Kay, Joy Kogawa, Gordon Korman, Hisham Matar, Lisa Moore, Kevin Patterson, Noah Richler, Sharon Olds, Kenneth Oppel, Fred Wah, Andrew Westoll, Charlotte Wood, Zoe Whittall, and the Festival’s own artistic associate, Clea Young.

To celebrate the remarkable series of events, the Festival is giving away 101 books, one to represent each author featured. Vancouverites will be able to find the specially wrapped books across the city: in coffee shops, on library tables, and even park benches. Ranging from new titles to classics from previous years, the gifts will be distributed until October 17, when the Fest begins.

A complete set of events can be found online. Follow the Vancouver Writers Fest on Facebook and Twitter for more information and the latest news from the festival.