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To Sep 2

Van­cou­Ver LaTin amer­i­can FiLm FeS­Ti­VaL A unique op­por­tu­nity for film lovers to ex­pe­ri­ence the tal­ent of Latin Amer­i­can film­mak­ers. Var­i­ous venues. 604-708-5657. www.vlaff.org

To Sep 3

THe Fair aT THe Pa­ciFic na­TionaL eX­Hi­Bi­Tion (Pne) En­joy games, rides, mini dough­nuts, farm an­i­mals, a craft beer fes­ti­val, the PNE Prize Home Lot­tery Tour, a mar­ket­place, the Lost World of Dragons ex­hibit and, of course, the Su­perDogs. Open 11 am un­til late, weather per­mit­ting; closed Aug 20 and 27. $18, se­nior $9, un­der 14 free; save by pur­chas­ing on­line. Fair Ride Pass $46.75, Fair Ride Ju­nior Pass $35.75. Out­door evening con­certs at 8:30 pm are in­cluded with ad­mis­sion: Chicago (Sep 1), Vil­lage Peo­ple (Sep 2), Cyndi Lau­per (Sep 3). Re­served seat­ing avail­able for a fee. PNE grounds at Hast­ings Park, west of Hwy 1. 604253-2311. www.pne.ca Map 2: C3

To Jan 11

Ti­Tanic: THe ar­Ti­FacT eX­Hi­Bi­Tion Fo­cuses on the ill-fated ship’s com­pelling hu­man sto­ries, told through more than 120 au­then­tic ar­ti­facts and ex­ten­sive room re-creations. $17.95,

se­nior $15.95, stu­dent $13.95, un­der 5 free. Van­cou­ver Lipont Art Cen­tre, 4211 No. 3 Rd., Rich­mond. 604-285-9975. www.ti­tan­ic­van­cou­ver.com Map 3: C3

Sep 1-3

TaiWanFeST This al­lages fest fea­tures mu­sic, work­shops, mouth-wa­ter­ing food, a beer gar­den and more. Free. Van­cou­ver Art Gallery Plaza, 750 Hornby St. www.taiwanfest .ca X Map 1: C5

Sep 6-16

Van­cou­Ver Fringe FeS­Ti­VaL This fes­ti­val of al­ter­na­tive

the­atre is un­juried and un­cen­sored, so you never know what you’re go­ing to get. $15 per show, plus $7 mem­ber­ship re­quired to at­tend any per­for­mance. Var­i­ous venues. 604-257-0350. www. van­cou­ver­fringe.com

Sep 7-9

SKooKum FeS­Ti­VaL The in­au­gu­ral event brings in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned mu­si­cians to Stan­ley Park. Art ex­hibits and a cu­rated se­lec­tion of food, lo­cal wines, craft brews and spir­its, too. Add-on tick­ets to Skookum Af­ter Dark events through­out

down­town. Head­lin­ers: Arkells (Sep 7), Florence and the Ma­chine (Sep 8), The Killers (Sep 9). Sin­gle day $114-$199, week­end $319. Brock­ton Fields at Stan­ley Park. Shut­tles run con­tin­u­ously be­tween Bur­rard Street SkyTrain sta­tion and fes­ti­val’s main gate. www. skookum­fes­ti­val.com Map 5: B6

Sep 8

Sum­mer SalSa CruiSeS Three lev­els of trop­i­cal rhythms, dance shows and lessons aboard the MV Bri­tan­nia. Board 8:30 pm, boat leaves 9:30 pm from 501 Den­man St. just off the sea­wall. $31. 604-312-6772. www.sal­sacruises.com Map 1: A4

Sep 8

rBC GranFondo WhiStler In Canada’s premier cy­cling event, com­peti­tors ride 122 km (76 mi) along the Sea-to-Sky Hwy on a ded­i­cated lane width from down­town Van­cou­ver to Whistler. Also a 152-km (94-mi) op­tion with even more el­e­va­tion gain. www. rbc­gran­fon­dowhistler.com Map 2: A8

Sep 8-9

luX­urY & Su­Per­Car WeeK­end Show­cases the crème de la crème of au­to­mo­biles (both clas­sic and mod­ern), fash­ion, jew­ellery, spe­cialty foods, wines and spir­its. Live auc­tion, too. $125, 6-17 $75, un­der 5 free. VanDusen Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 5251 Oak St. at 37th Ave. www.lux­u­ry­su­per­car .com Par­tial  Map 4: E3

Sep 13-16

WeSt­Ward mu­SiC FeS­ti­Val En­joy mul­ti­ple gen­res of mu­sic from in­ter­na­tional stars and home­grown tal­ent. Head­lin­ers in­clude Blood Orange, Kali Uchis, Rhye, Poppy, An­gel Olsen, Honne, Kelela, Metz and Saba. Var­i­ous venues through­out down­town. www.west­ward­fest.com

Sep 14

eaSter SealS droP Zone Cheer on your favourite real-life su­per­hero at this char­ity event, in which reg­u­lar peo­ple rap­pel down a skyscraper. It all raises money for the BC Lions So­ci­ety for Chil­dren with Dis­abil­i­ties. 1055 W. Hast­ings St. 604-873-1865. www.the­drop­zone.ca Map 1: B6

Sep 15

Van­Cou­Ver mod­ern home tour Ex­plore some of the city’s great­est ex­am­ples of mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture on a self-guided tour. 11 am-5 pm. $50. For ages 12+. www.van­cou­ver­mod­ern home­tour.com

BiKe the niGht More than 5,000 cy­clists of all ages ride through down­town on bikes fes­tooned with bright lights. Cos­tumes en­cour­aged. Free live mu­sic, bike tune-ups, body art and bike dec­o­rat­ing. Kick-off party 6 pm, ride 8 pm. $20-25. Con­cord Pa­cific Place, 88 Pa­cific Blvd. www. bikethenight.ca Map 1: D7

Sep 15

end oF Sum­mer troP­i­Cal Boat CruiSe Wear cam­ou­flage and en­joy three hours of non-stop top-40, Latin and Caribbean vibes on each of the MV Bri­tan­nia’s three dance floors. Board 8 pm, boat de­parts 9:15 pm from foot of Den­man St. $37.50. For ages 19+. www.melo­pro­duc­tions.net Map 1: A4

Sep 16

terrY FoX run All across the coun­try, each au­tumn Cana­di­ans run in mem­ory of Terry Fox and his brave fight against can­cer. No en­try fee, no min­i­mum do­na­tion. Toll-free 1-888836-9786. www.ter­ry­fox.org

Sep 20-23

idS Van­Cou­Ver The 14th an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of con­tem­po­rary in­te­rior de­sign blends hun­dreds of

ex­hibits, fea­tures and pre­sen­ta­tions by your favourite de­sign icons. Speak­ers in­clude “hip hop ar­chi­tect” Michael Ford and trend an­a­lyst Su­sanna Björk­lund. Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre,

West Build­ing, 1055 Canada Place Way. www.idswest.com X Map 1: B6

Sep 21-30

VAN­COU­VER IN­TER­NA­TIONAL FLA­MENCO FES­TI­VAL The 28th an­nual fest cel­e­brates the vi­brant and po­etic art form that is fla­menco. En­joy free work­shops and tick­eted per­for­mances by artists such as Sara Calero Com­pany and La Azulita Fla­menco En­sem­ble. Var­i­ous venues. 604-428-2990. www.van­cou­ver­fla men­cofes­ti­val.org

Sep 22

SEAWHEEZE HALF MARATHON & SUNSET FES­TI­VAL Cheer on the runners in Lululemon’s sold-out half-marathon, the SeaWheeze, which starts and ends at the Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, wind­ing around down­town, Kits and Stan­ley Park. At the Sunset Fes­ti­val in Stan­ley Park, en­joy a gi­ant out­door yoga class and a con­cert by Di­plo. Race 7 am. Fes­ti­val 4:30-11 pm, $45. On the day be­fore the race, take part in free out­door yoga classes and visit the pop-up SeaWheeze store, which fea­tures lim­ited-edi­tion cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories and at­tracts huge line-ups to the con­ven­tion cen­tre. Toll-free 1-866-412-5662. www.seawheeze.com

Sep 24-30

WORD VAN­COU­VER This cel­e­bra­tion of lit­er­acy and read­ing pro­motes books and au­thors with free ex­hibits, per­for­mances, work­shops and hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties for a wide range of ages and in­ter­ests. Var­i­ous venues. www.word­van­cou­ver.ca

Sep 27-Oct 12

VAN­COU­VER IN­TER­NA­TIONAL FILM FES­TI­VAL The an­nual fest fea­tures hun­dreds of genre-de­fy­ing films from around the world, in­clud­ing a huge se­lec­tion of doc­u­men­taries and Cana­dian films. Many screen­ings have di­rec­tors, writ­ers and ac­tors in at­ten­dance for in­sight­ful and provoca­tive post-screen­ing dis­cus­sions. Var­i­ous venues. 604-683-FILM (3456). www.viff.org

com­edY Sep 14

JIM JEF­FERIES The Aus­tralian stand-up comic takes aim at Amer­i­can so­cial and po­lit­i­cal is­sues. 7 and 10 pm. $60-$443. Queen El­iz­a­beth The­atre, 630 Hamil­ton St. Tick­ets 1-855-9855000. X Map 1: C6

con­certs Mul­ti­ple Dates

VAN­COU­VER SYM­PHONY OR­CHES­TRA Spe­cial con­cert: Renée Flem­ing with the VSO Strauss, Dvorák and Stravin­sky with

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