5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (September 11-17)

Check out a Pacific Northwest nature-inspired photography exhibit, an Indigenous arts festival and a dinner with a cause.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

1. Admire the Wild Pacific Northwest as Captured by Joshua McVeity

September 11-19

Experience the raw beauty of the Pacific Northwest through photographer Joshua McVeity’s lens at Emily Carr University. The exhibit is a visual treat for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike, and a chance to appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors without the long car ride.

When: September 11-19
Where: Emily Carr University- Zone 4 Gallery Space
Cost: Free
More Info: www.ecuad.ca/events/wild-pacific-northwest

2. National Geographic’s “Life on the Vertical” with Mark Synnott

September 12

Miley Cyrus may not have meant it so literally when she was singing about “the climb,” but this NatGeo show is all about just that! Join legendary climber and National Geographic writer, Mark Synnott on September 12th from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m at the Orpheum Theatre where he’ll be sharing tales of daring ascents and groundbreaking discoveries. I’m sure Miley would approve.

When: September 12
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Cost: From $38
More Info: vancouvercivictheatres.com


3. Come Enjoy Little Shop of Horrors at the Arts Club

September 7- October 8

Join Seymour and the ever-hungry Audrey Two for a ’60s-set musical at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Relive the iconic hits and dark comedy in this unforgettable classic that might just inspire you to take better care of that house plant. Sing, dance and snag a 60th anniversary commemorative program while you’re at it!

When: September 7- October 8
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Cost: From $39
More Info: artsclub.com

4. Attend the Second Annual Indigenous Festival, ʔəm̓i ce:p xʷiwəl (Come Toward the Fire)

September 16

Experience a day where beats drop, stories unfold and Indigenous brilliance shines! Dance to the rhythms of Black Belt Eagle Scout, Mato Wayuhi, Tia Wood (pictured above) and other amazing artists at this family-friendly Indigenous-led festival in advance of the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. Along with musical performances, there will be workshops, film screenings, food vendors, an Indigenous artisan market and more. Oh, and all festival events are FREE for Indigenous community members. 

When: September 16
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: Daytime free, Evening $60 ($30 students)
More Info: cometowardthefire.com


5. Savour a Culinary Masterpiece for a Noble Cause at Hawksworth

September 17

Do good and eat good food at Hawksworth Restaurant this Sunday where top B.C. chefs unite for a cause. Relish dishes crafted by Chef David Hawksworth and friends, all in support of Covenant House’s mission for homeless youth. A feast for your taste buds and heart—it’s the ultimate win-win.

When: September 17
Where: Hawksworth Restaurant
Cost: $198 per person
More Info: www.exploretock.com