This week: Shop for local treasures at a pop-up market, do a downward dog for a good cause, indulge in street eats at a food truck festival + more
1. Fall for Local – Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10
Canvas Candle CompanyDiscover products from more than 80 independent B.C. brands and show your support by shopping local at this two-day pop-up market. Enjoy food truck fare, music and a free DIY workshop. Tickets include unlimited entry all weekend long.
The Pipe Shop Building, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets $3 (online), $5 on the door (kids under 12 free); free parking in the Lonsdale Quay Market parkade
2. Big Yoga for Big Sisters – Saturday, September 9
Take your downward dog to the annual Big Yoga™ for Big Sisters fundraiser and join hundreds of yogis to raise $40,000 for mentoring programs to help girls in the Lower Mainland reach their full potential. Raise at least $100 to take part in the full yogathon (six classes), half or individual sessions.
David Lam Park, 1300 Pacific Boulevard, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3. Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival – Saturday, September 9
Fraser Valley Food Truck FestivalThere’s fun and lots of food for the whole family at the Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival, which features 22 food trucks, including The Cannoli King, Taters (pictured), The Reef Runner (and so many more!), plus live music by The Pop Junkies and entertainment such as face-painting.
9167 Glover Road, Fort Langley; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free entrance
4. Celebrate Canada 150 Screening – Saturday, September 9
flickr/Vancouver Asian Film FestivalTo celebrate Canada 150, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) hosts its biggest annual event ever with a screening of 12 "We Heart Canada" short films and the top eight finalists of the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon 12 (MAMM12) in one fabulous night at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre.
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton Street; 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; $15
5. Luxury & Supercar Weekend – Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10
Canada's premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event celebrates its eighth year with hundreds of rare classics and modern supercars in the natural beauty of the VanDusen Botanical Garden. The garden party atmosphere includes fall fashion shows by Only Oakridge, a live supercar auction by ADESA, luxury hospitality tents and retailer displays, as well as concessions and bar service by some of Vancouver’s finest restaurants.
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 37th Avenue at Oak Street; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets available here, $75/$50 general admission, $125 VIP
6. The Gentlemen Hecklers present Anaconda – Tuesday, September 12
Billed as "hilarious live comedy for the best bad movies," come see the folks who have written jokes for the Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV series heckle this 1997 Jennifer Lopez/Ice Cube ‘classic’ tale. The film tells the story of a documentary film crew that has been taken hostage by a snake hunter who is going after the legendary giant anaconda, which is discovered in the Amazon rainforest.
The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway; doors 9:00 p.m., movie 9:30 p.m.; advance tickets $12 or $14 at the door
7. Chef Meets Truck – Tuesday, September 12
Some of Vancouver’s top chefs are hopping on board food trucks for the annual Chef Meets Truck collaboration organized by the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, with a portion of proceeds going to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Chefs include Salvio Volpe’s Derek Gray and Oceanwise’s Ned Bell, and participating food trucks include Via Tevere, The Reef Runner (pictured) and Mom’s Grilled Cheese.
Hamilton and Nelson, Yaletown; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; tickets $69, 19+
8. Intangible – Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, December 10
Intangible's prints, sculpture, blown glass, music, dance and textiles celebrate the evolution of Coast Salish culture throughout generations. From Ronnie Dean “Ostwelve” Harris’ hip-hop performance art examining Salish land in the urban context to Leslie “lesLIE” Sam’s ironic and controversial serigraph prints playing with iconic contemporary emblems, the art confronts issues of rights to land, resources and sovereignty, and disrupts our perception of 'First Nations art.'
Bill Reid Gallery, 639 Hornby Street; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $11
9. Albatross Music Festival – Thursday, September 14 & Friday, September 15
Facebook/TaeYeonFeaturing Asian Canadian/American artists and international big names from a wide variety of genres, the Albatross Fest will showcase Mandopop ballads from Taiwan, folk from Mainland China, K-Pop from Korea, hip-hop from Hong Kong, plus much more.
Hastings Racecourse,188 North Renfrew Street, $119 for one day, $169 for two days
10. Westward Music Festival – Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17
Matt BarnesDowntown Vancouver will host a multi-day festival featuring 15 live shows in venues throughout the city and a two-day outdoor event at Red Truck Brewing. Spanning multiple genres, the festival will include performances by First Nations hip-hop group A Tribe Called Red (pictured), New York City's Too Many Zooz and Vancouver’s best emerging talent.
Venues include the Vogue Theatre (open to all ages), Biltmore Cabaret, The Imperial Theatre, Fox Cabaret and the Red Truck Brewery back lot; tickets from from $59.50