Wrapping up September with the weather taking a truly autumnal turn but there’s plenty of entertaining picks to keep busy indoors.
Mid-Autumn: September 29 & 30, the 37th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, returns bigger and better than ever, with art and activations, food & drink, tea ceremonies, and performances taking place all weekend throughout the Garden, and neighbouring Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and the Zodiac Courtyard.
Singer: Friday September 29th head to Rogers Arena for Sting’s : My Songs Tour visits with support from Joe Sumner
Sandwiches: Get out and try all the entries in Vancouver Foodster Best Sandwich Challenge on until September 30th with tasty creations from Wicked Cafe, Crack On Van, Cafe Forty-One
Dance: The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival features some of the finest Canadian and International Flamenco artists in live performances, with both ticketed and FREE events until September 30th in various venues.
FeedMe: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s new season is off and running with Little Shop of Horrors bringing great music and a bit of hilarious mayhem to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 8th.
Films: The 42nd Vancouver International Film Festival hits screens around Vancouver this month, the first fully in-cinema festival since 2019. The 2023 Festival lineup features over 200 feature and short films bring screened at seven Vancouver venues.
Morrow: Dumb Instrument Dance presents a presentation of new solo works – Cobalt & Crone at Morrow, 910 Richards Street, on September 27-October 1.
East: Head to East Van as The Cultch opens its season with Fairview, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play confronts notions of theatre, race, and surveillance, at the Historic Theatre September 27 to October 8
Orange: Playoff-bound BC Lions honour Orange Shirt Day at its game against Saskatchewan, on Friday September 29 at 7:30pm at BC Place
White: Let’s hope we can cheer on Whitecaps FC as they regains form when they play host to DC United on Saturday September 30 at BC Place
Raven: September 28-29 the Shadbolt Centre James Cowen Theatre welcomes The Raven Collective’s Bunk #7 a play based on the true story of six Indigenous boys and a riot at Edmonton Indian Residential School in St. Albert, Alberta in 1960-61
Heaven: Opening its new season, DanceHouse welcomes Compañía Rocío Molina from Spain, presenting their work, Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo) at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on September 27-30, 2023
Murder: From September 29th to October 28th, The Improv Centre on Granville Island presents Stage Fright 2: Murder at the Disco! The Improv Centre’s wildly successful murder mystery is back with a groovy new twist.
Gallery: Until November 19th, The Vancouver Art Gallery is showing the landmark exhibition, Parviz Tanavoli: Poets, Locks, Cages – the first major presentation of works by Iranian-born, Vancouver-based artist Parviz Tanavoli in Canada.
Crisis: On display until November 5, 2023 at The Richmond Art Gallery, Sonja Ahlers’ Classification Crisis takes a look at the 30 years of Ahlers careers as an influential voice for generations of feminists through her D.I.Y. approach to collage art, poetry, zines, mail art, and other publications.
Tea: Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has introduced its newly imagined Autumn Harvest Afternoon Tea service is a celebration of the changing of seasons with a new menu from Notch8 Head Chef Danai Hongwanishkul.
Dimension: Until October 15th, The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Vancouver premiere exhibition of The Art of Dimension, a celebration of Haida metalwork practices, and a powerful artistic affirmation of Indigenous knowledge sharing across generations.
Market: A kaleidoscope of colours, fantastical characters, and mouth-watering international foods combine at the 2023 Richmond Night Market, North America’s largest event of its kind runs weekends until October 9, 2023