Vancouver Adventures: Our Picks for September 24-30

This week: Try some Lebanese cuisine, support local arts and crafts, enjoy stand-up comedy + more

Vintage Pop-up Shop: The Fall Collection – Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25

Studio 1111 will be hosting Story of Thing’s vintage pop-up, which will be selling sweaters, boots and all the cozy things you need to wrap yourself up in this fall. Bring cash and credit cards to purchase a nostalgic fashion piece for your autumn wardrobe.

1111 Commercial Drive (alleyside)
Thursday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.(with tea and spirits); Friday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Credit: Brilliant 

Brilliant – Saturday, September 24

Celebrate a night of fashion, art and dance in support of raising funds for mental health and addiction programs at St Paul’s Hospital. The spectacular fashion and dance production will feature fashion-forward models, hairstylists, designers and dancers, as well as a live auction, music and dancing.

7 p.m. onwards, tickets for $90
The Rocky Mountaineer Train Station, 1755 Cottrell Street

Highland Homecoming – Saturday, September 24

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Vancouver’s Infantry Regiment, will be returning to the Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street after four years away. This day of festivities will include a parade and ceremonies, as the Regiment returns home from the Jericho Garrison.

10.30 a.m. to 3.45 p.m.
1650 Burrard Street, free event

All Gone Pete Tong – Saturday, September 24

Legendary English DJ Pete Tong is coming to Vancouver to host a sunset cruise this weekend and play his brand of house music, a mix of mainstream and underground. A household name on BBC Radio 1 in the UK, Tong is best known for DJing dance parties in Ibiza and bringing European club culture to North American audiences.

Abitibi, 750 Pacific Boulevard, 19+
4 p.m. boarding, 5 p.m. departure, tickets for $40

Colin Mochrie – Saturday, September 24

Star of Whose Line is it Anyway, and Vancouver TheatreSports alumnus, Colin Mochrie returns to Vancouver for four special shows. Two sold-out ones at The Improv Centre on Granville Island are followed by two shows at the Vogue to benefit the Colin Mochrie Scholarship Fund at the Improv Comedy Institute, which provides assistance to people wishing to study improv who are unable to do so because of financial barriers.

Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street
7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., tickets from $29

Etsy Vancouver Market: Made in Canada 2016 – Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25

Vancouver’s Etsy sellers get a chance to showcase their handmade goods at this third annual market, which celebrates online crafty people and their unique jewellery, homeware, art and beauty products. Visit the market to meet the makers behind the popular online store.

The Pipe Shop Building, 115 Victory Ship Way
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., early bird tickets for $3 ($5 at door, free admission for children under 12)

Word Vancouver – Now until Sunday, September 25

Join in Vancouver’s free festival of reading and writing with workshops, professional development sessions and author readings across the city. Head to Vancouver Public Library’s Library Square on Sunday, September 25 for a day of inspiring words with book and poetry readings, discussions and family-friendly entertainment.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free event
Library Square, 350 West Georgia Street

The Dallah Menu X Field & Social – Thursday, September 29

Pop in to the Lebanese Cafeteria pop-up for a one-night only selection of salads, spreads, meat and vegan options, and beverages like pineapple and rosewater soda, all inspired by Lebanese cuisine. Partial proceeds go to help Inspire Health, a supportive cancer care centre.

Field & Social, 415 Dunsmuir Street
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., open door policy (no tickets required)

Late Night at VIFF Hub – Friday, September 30 to Saturday, October 8

Head to the Hub of Vancouver International Film Centre for eight nights of late-night live music, video and film that celebrates the diversity of the city’s music creators. Late Night events include immersive experiences from bands such as local favourites HUMANS and the global beats of Desi Sub Culture.

10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Click here for schedule and ticket information

Harvest Haus – Thursday, September 29 to Saturday, October 1 & Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9

Bavaria is coming to Vancouver for two weekends of Oktoberfest-style fun when Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is transformed into the ultimate place to enjoy European beer, make new friends at communal long-tables and try various traditional German delicacies, including sausages to sauerkraut.

Queen Elizabeth Plaza, West Georgia Street at Hamilton Street
Various times, general admission tickets from $25, click here for event details