This week: have one final summer BBQ, get spooked at the city's old morgue, crawl the North Shore for craft beer + more
1. Knit City – Saturday, September 30 to Monday, October 2
Facebook/Knit Social Event Co.Billed as a ‘modern fibre event,’ Knit City takes a hip spin on all things yarn with a world-class marketplace, sold-out classes and seminars, and a bunch of food trucks to keep hungry knitters happy.
PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets $10 cash at the door ($15 for weekend pass)
2. Deja Vu Vintage Market – Saturday, September 30
Facebook/Deja Vu Vintage MarketFrom upcycled furniture to vintage finds, the Deja Vu Vintage Market curates the best vendors and repurposed decor for fans of pre-loved things. Check out the live music and selfie station in between talking to fellow vintage junkies.
The Show Barn, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 17835 62 Avenue, Surrey; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tickets $5, kids are free
3. Seaside Shindig Fundraiser – Saturday, September 30
Facebook/Legion of SoundRailtown Catering has teamed up with Legion of Sound for an end-of-summer bash in White Rock. The event features live music from local bands, craft beer and a tasty Texas BBQ generously donated by Railtown to this fundraiser for local artists.
Star of the Sea Hall, 15262 Pacific Avenue, White Rock; Drinks and dinner at 7 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.; event is 19+; tickets $60
4. West Van PumpkinFest – Sunday, October 1
Facebook/West Van Pumpkin FestCelebrate the change of the season with a family-friendly day of fun in West Vancouver. The West Van Pumpkin Fest includes a pumpkin patch, scarecrows, pony rides, vegetable-growing contests, live entertainment and food options.
2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free admission
5. An Evening With Feist – Sunday, October 1 and Monday, October 2
Twitter/FeistCanadian singer-songwriter Feist releases her first album in six years with two intimate shows in Vancouver. Continuing the dreamy folk-style that has so far sold millions of albums, Feist’s new venture Pleasures sees her return to her punk roots.
Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver; Sunday, October 1; 7 p.m.; and at the Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street; Saturday, October 2; 7 p.m., Tickets $49.50 to $75
6. Zodiac – Tuesday, October 3
Facebook/Vancouver Police MuseumGet spooked at Movies in the Morgue! It's returning for the fall with a themed season of ‘Vancouver Noir’ films being screened in the city’s old morgue (now the Vancouver Police Museum). Grab some popcorn and settle in for the monthly movie night. October’s film is the thriller Zodiac, based on the true story of a serial killer who stalked San Francisco residents in the 1960s and 1970s.
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova Street; doors 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7 p.m.; tickets $10
7. The Weeknd – Thursday, October 5
Facebook/The WeekndCan you feel your face? Can you feel it coming? Fans of Toronto’s favourite "Starboy" can catch The Weeknd on his Legend of the Fall tour, with support from French Montana at Rogers Arena.
Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way; 7 p.m.; tickets from $90
8. Nick Offerman – Thursday, October 5
Facebook/Nick OffermanAppearing in Vancouver as part of his Full Bush Tour, Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson from Parks & Rec) will be bringing his unique blend of wide-eyed wit and country-tinged comedy songs to The Orpheum for an evening of fun.
The Orpheum, 601 Smithe Street; 9 p.m.; tickets from $39.50
9. Monsters – Friday, October 6 & Saturday, October 7
MonstersProduced by the non-profit society Miscellaneous Productions, and loosely based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Monsters is an anti-bullying, anti-violence, anti-racism play where the monsters in question are those—real and imagined—encountered by a cast of Vancouver youth. The play explores the concept of monsters as found in indigenous and traditional storytelling, as well as futuristic monsters in popular culture integrated with stories from the performers’ personal experiences of bullying or being bullied.
The Scotiabank Dance Centre’s Faris Family Studio Theatre, 677 Davie Street; 8 p.m., admission $15 (plus service charges); see their website for more information
10. Vancouver's North Shore Craft Beer Week – Friday, October 6 to Friday, October 13
Facebook/Vancouver's North Shore TourismCelebrate the North Shore’s rich craft brewing history with a week of beer-themed events—from a biking beer crawl to Oktoberfest and menu specials at local restaurants. Download a North Shore Ale Trail passport and get it stamped at the five (soon to be seven) craft breweries in North Van for a chance to win prizes.
See website for more info