Well, we're just going to say it. September is the new August. We thought the hot summer months held some of the best events, but now we're not so sure. By the looks of this week's events, September is shaping up to be jam packed full of amazing events to keep that summer vibe going. We're all for it!
Anjali & The Incredible Kid at Bhangra Nights (Ajay's Pick)
Sept 7 | Post Modern | $15
DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid have played a transformative role in the Portland, Oregon club scene for over a decade, presiding over two of Portland’s longest-running and most successful dance parties, as well as hosting a cult radio show on KBOO community radio. They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the South Asian sounds of Bhangra and Bollywood, but the duo scours the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local musical traditions with window-rattling production. If you like dancing, definitely worth checking out!
Faeries' Ball 2 (Kelly's Pick)
Sept 8 | 8pm | Sideshow Studios | $15/18
Enter the fantastical land of Faerieworld as you spend a night partying with faeries and goblins, imps and trolls and dwarves and pixies. Armed with some sexy wings, pointy ears and a bag full of pixie dust you'll be ready to frolic with other magical creatures as you dance to eclectic music and are entertained by mystifying performances.
The Science of Facebook Pages for Nonprofits (Miraj's pick)
Sept 11 | 6 - 7.30 PM | W2 Media Cafe, 111 W Hastings St. | Free
What actually works in garnering likes, comments and shares on Facebook pages? Darren Barefoot and Theo Lamb analyzed 1000 posts from large environmental NGOs and are keen to report their findings. Learn who's doing Facebook well, and what really works to increase engagement. The event will also be streamed live. Thanks Eli.
Sep 6-16 | All over | $10 a show
The Fringe is BC’s largest theatre festival and North America’s most international. This year’s festival will feature over a whopping 754 performances by 97 groups, and is expected to attract over 30,000 attendees.
Glenn Lewis: The Artist as a Fraud
Sept 6 - 13 | Trench Gallery, 148 Alexander St.
Trench gallery is opening its fall exhibition season with Canadian conceptual artist Glenn Lewis, at two locations. The exhibition at Trench proper will focus on documentary photographs and a three day only 4 channel video installation at Trench Annex (870 East Cordova). Opening receptions on September 7th.
Fashion Night Out Vancouver
Sept 6 | 5:30PM-2AM | CBC Studio 40 | Free/$15 after party
Whether you're a shopaholic or just looking for a night out on the town, mosey on down to CBC for a free fashion show followed by a stroll down Robson Street to browse shops. Select stores will open their doors to offer an opportunity to socialize and maybe indulge in a cocktail or two. Don't miss out on the after party at Bar None!
Bees Make It! with Ché Aimee and Brice Tabish Band
Sep 7 | 9 PM | Princeton Pub | $5
Vancouvers favourite translink buskers Bees Make It! play for crowds outside skytrains and transit stations, giving travelers melodies that catch their open ears. Musicians/brothers Ben and Graham Dawson brings the music of their new album, The Stubborn Lights. Sound, buzz, and honey; sweet sounding acoustics and music written for the traveling movement in everybody.
Rowan's Roof 1 Year Anniversary
Sept 8 | 8PM-1AM | Rowan's Roof | Free
Time flies when you're having fun. Can you believe it's been a year of Open Mic at Rowan's Roof? Celebrate with local musicians, some complimentary snacks, prizes and music networking. Don't forget your business cards as you never know who you'll meet!
Vancouver Comic Con
Sept 9 | 11-5PM | Heritage Hall | $4/Free
Love comic books? So do we. Check out this comic book convention with some talented guests including Riley Rossmo ( Debris, Wild Children ), Kurtis J. Wiebe ( Debris ), Douglas Wheatley ( Star Wars: Dark Times ), and Ed Brisson ( Murder Book ). Don't be shy, dress up if you want to!
South Hill Hot Tubs and Food Truck Launch Party
Sept 7 | 5-8 PM | East 44th at Fraser Street | Free
Celebrate the official launch of South Hill's new hot tubs patio seating area and first food truck vendor on Fraser Street, JJ's Trucketeria! This family friendly event will offer an opportunity for face painting, airbrush tattoos, live music, entertainment and food from a huge selection of restaurants, cafes and fast food places in South Hill.
Sept 12 | 6-9PM | Kitsilano | $30/$40
Dance Allsorts | 15th Anniversary Celebration Party
Sept 13 | 6 - 8.4 pm | Heritage Hall | Pay as you can
Grand Masquerade 2012
Sep 15 | 2 - 3.30 PM | Burrard Skytrain Station | Free
End of Summer Tropical Boat Cruise
Sept 15 | 8pm | MV Britannia | $35
Celebration to commemorate North America's first Sikh temple
Sep 15 | 2nd Avenue Gurdwara | Free
New Brighton Special
Sep 16 |1 - 9 PM | New Brighton, 3201 New Brighton Road | Free
Big Ideas for Libraries
Sept 19 | SFU Downtown | Free
Peak Performance Project Showcase
Sept 20 | 8PM | Red Room | $10.27+sc
Earthdance Festival - Year of the Woman
Sept 22 | Prospect Point | Free
Raw Talent 2012: The 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon Exhibit
Sep 22 | 6:00pm | Salt Building, Olympic Village | By donation
Heritage Harvest Celebration :: A Diversity of Food & People
Sep 23 | Evergreen | Free
Coast Salish Drumming Workshops with Russell Wallace
Sep 27 | SFU Woodwards