Celebrate the glow of the autumn moon, pick up amazing paperback deals + more
1. Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival — Saturday, September 14
Facebook/Still Moon Arts SocietyRenfrew Ravine Moon Festival celebrates the full moon, harvest abundance, and diverse cultural traditions. Family friendly events kick things off at the Harvest Fair at Slocan Park, followed by a twilight lantern walk to Renfrew Park (leaves Slocan at 7 p.m.) and a community festival with music, food, and fireworks.
Renfrew Community Park, East 22nd Avenue at Renfrew, Vancouver; 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Details online
2. Canine Library — Saturday, September 14
Facebook/St. John Ambulance B.C. and YukonYes, dreams can come true. Come to Emery Barnes Park and check out a pup using their "bark code", so you can read your dog their favourite poem during your 15-minute session.
Emery Barnes Park, Davie Street at Richards Street, Vancouver; Registration is free; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Details online
3. 2019 MA+DS Vancouver Modern Home Tour — Saturday, September 14
Facebook/Modern Architecture and Design SocietyExplore Vancouver’s most modern homes with an up-close-and-personal look at amazing architecture and design, and the chance to learn directly from the creative minds behind them right inside their favourite spaces. Visit homes in any order at your own pace. Preview the homes here.
Various locations; Tickets from $45 in advance or $50 on the day, with children (over 10 only) $15; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Details online
4. Pop-Up Roller Rink 90s Night — Saturday, September 14
Facebook/Rolla Skate ClubRelive the '90s at Rolla Skate Club’s pop-up roller rink. Reserve rentals (or bring your own) for a night of 90s music. Enjoy an all-ages family skate from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by an hour of roller derby, then an adult skate from 7 p.m.
Robson Square Ice Rink; Admission $15 for adults, with skate rentals $10; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Details online
5. Creative Chinatown Moon Festival Pop-Up — Saturday, September 14
Facebook/Chinatown HouseCelebrate with a full-day market at Chinatown House highlighting mid-autumn themed art, crafts and food made by local vendors from Chinatown and beyond. Chinatown House, 188 East Pender Street, Vancouver; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Details online
6. Sunday Supper On The Farm — Sunday, September 15
UbuntuAs summertime turns to harvest time, the team at organic, family-focused café and counter-service restaurant Ubuntu Canteen will head out on the road as Chef/Owner David Gunawan and his team join forces with Vancouver’s Luppolo Brewing Co. to host a beer-pairing dinner at Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey. Tickets include a tour of the farm before a multi-course menu featuring roast pork and incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables harvested from the farm that day, all paired with a selection of seasonal beer selections from Luppolo.
Zaklan Heritage Farm, 13278 84 Avenue, Surrey; Tickets $90 plus tax; Details online
7. Rent — Tuesday, September 17 to Sunday, September 22
Facebook/Rent-MusicalIn 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway... and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, this Pulitzer- and Tony-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production presented by Broadway Across Canada. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver; Tickets from $25; 8 p.m.; Details online
8. Beaty Nocturnal — Thursday, September 19
Facebook/Beaty Biodiversity MuseumExplore the Beaty Biodiversity Museum after hours at the monthly Beaty Nocturnal event. Check out Closer by Julya Hajnoczky and Katrina Vera Wong. Hajnoczky uses a high-resolution scanner to produce richly detailed large-scale still life photographs of natural specimens like moss, bones, feathers and leaves, allowing the viewer an unusually close look at each organic object. Using sections of pressed or dried plants, Wong makes flowers that bloom in dark places.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver; 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Details online
9. Science World After Dark — Thursday, September 19
Facebook/Science WorldScience World’s monthly After Dark event brings cold drinks and hot science to Science World at Telus World of Science. Add on a viewing of Great Bear Rainforest on the world’s largest dome Omnimax screen.
Science World at Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver; Tickets from $28; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Details online
10. Fall Used Books Sale — Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21
Facebook/Friends of the VPLFriends of the Vancouver Public Library presents the annual Fall Used Books Sale at the central library. Prices start at just 50 cents for paperbacks and $2.00 for hardcovers. Everything remaining will be half price on Saturday. Please bring your own bags to take your purchases home.
Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Details online