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September 7, 2023 edition - One of Vancouver’s weirdest houses is in danger

Plus Best of Vancouver results!

Happy September, Vancouver!

January might technically be the official start of the year, but with the seasons changing, school starting, and a brand new Georgia Straight paper hitting the streets, we’d argue that September is the month of new beginnings.

And about that paper. We’ve pulled together the thousands of nominations and votes from our readers over the past two months to crown the winners of this year’s Best of Vancouver Awards. All the details are in this month’s paper (out today!), but you’ll also be able to find the result by following this link. A big congrats to all the winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated!


This wacky artists’ house is for sale

The Be Okay house is a turn-of-the-century, three-storey home that has been the residence of some of the most interesting creatives on Vancouver’s east side for the past 13 years. It’s now for sale.


BC’s first mobile OPS in a First Nations community opens in Cheam

As the long-running unregulated drug crisis continues to disproportionately affect Indigenous peoples and communities in BC, a new mobile overdose prevention site east of Chilliwack hopes to curb some harm.


The Design Event of the Year

Tickets are on sale NOW for the design event of the year!

The Interior Design Show presented by Miele opens its doors in just over a month from Sep 21-24! They have a stellar lineup of designers and design experiences waiting for you. Act now and start planning your full show experience:

See design icons on the Caesarstone stage, including beloved Lynda Reeves and award-winning interior designer Aly Velji. Shop the show at the District – their curated retail experience where you can buy directly from the makers.

Join the IDS Party, with exciting installations and great music!


Vancouver Fringe is “summer camp” for artists

The Vancouver Fringe has gone through a few iterations in its 39 years, but it remains a little slice of community quirkiness, where performers can showcase whatever they can dream up.


Haley Blais is working through some things

The Vancouver DIY queen Haley Blais’ endlessly rewarding sophomore album, Wisecrack, details the dark days of adolescence and the challenges that come with navigating adulthood.


Colleen Rennison is Back! Live @ Rogue Folk Club - Sept 9th

Rolling Stone France calls Vancouver’s Colleen Rennison (of No Sinner) an “Extreme Talent” … with an “incredible musical voice, rising up to Heaven and back down to Hell” – A voice “that makes you feel joy and suffering.” Rennison’s new album, “Persephone,” features 9 new tracks. Live Show presented by the Rogue Folk Club, Sept 9.


“The Great Canadian Baking Show” judge Bruno Feldeisen finds simple comfort in loaves of bread

Despite being a judge on The Great Canadian Baking Show, one of the most popular made-in-Canada television shows of recent memory, Bruno Feldeisen lives an impressively under-the-radar life in Port Moody. So we made sure to ask him about his favourite local bakeries.


Visit the Pacific Song of the Ancestors’ Totem Pole Installation + Art Exhibition on Sep 29, 2023

In honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Emily Carr University invites the public to experience the new ‘Pacific Song of the Ancestors’ totem pole and accompanying art exhibition on September 29. Witness history in the making and visit the breathtaking new art installation by Master Carvers Dempsey Bob, Stan Bevan and Lyonel Grant.

September 29, 2023
7:30am - 8:00pm

Emily Carr University
520 East 1st Ave


This Is Not A Scam at Arts Umbrella | September 8 to 17 | Times vary

Lockdown has left Vy and Kenny broke and unhinged. Desperate for income and divorced from reality, it seems like the perfect time to open an uncredited self help retreat to scam rich people. [$17]

Krooked Kings at Hollywood Theatre | September 8 | 6:30pm

The American indie rock band is in town for their Sick of Being Young Tour with guests Kipper Snack. [$18]

Le Ren at Fox Cabaret | September 8 | 7pm

The Montreal-based indie folk singer-songwriter is performing at the Fox Cabaret with guest MAITA. [$16]

Chigiri-e Paper Art Series at VanDusen Botanical Garden | September 8 to 15 | 12 to 2:30pm

This hands-on, creative art two-session workshop teaches Chigiri-e paper techniques that will result in two art pieces. [$103]

Japan Market Fall 2023 at Robson Square Ice Rink | September 9 and 10 | 10am

Check out the Japan Market for delicious food, unique crafts, and merchandise from over 70 vendors. [$4]

Psychedelics In Vancouver - A Celebration & Gathering at Kitsilano Beach | September 10 | 1 to 6pm

The Flying Sage, the Vancouver Psychedelic Society, and the UBC Psychedelic Society are joining forces for community events starting this Sunday. [Free]

The 21st edition of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) is completely back in theatres. [Tickets starting at $10]*

Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our Events Listings.

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