Here is what is happening in Metro Vancouver during September 2019. If you have an event suggestion, please email email@example.com. This list is updated as more information becomes available so check back regularly!
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (and October 6): Sunday Night Movie Series Continues at Bells and Whistles
Fraserhood hangout and beer hall Bells and Whistles (3296 Fraser St.) gives cinephiles a front-row seat to some classic flicks every Sunday night at 9 p.m. during its Sunday Night Movie Series, which continues this September with screenings of Super Troopers (September 1), Remember The Titans (September 8), The Waterboy (September 15), The Blues Brothers (September 22), Animal House (September 29) and Major League (October 6). During each screening, guests can also take advantage of late happy hour specials from 10 p.m. to close that include $7 Negronis, $5.50 draught beer, $5 classic hot dogs and $7 chili cheese dogs and Chicago dogs.
September 4: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar continues ‘La Paulée’ Series with Bordeaux-Focused Dinner
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar invites fellow wine enthusiasts to gather round as the restaurant co-hosts the latest edition of its exclusive ‘La Paulée’-styled wine dinners with the International Wine & Food Society in its private dining quarters on Wednesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. Guests will break bread, raise their glasses and explore some of Bordeaux’s most celebrated wines while enjoying a multi-course menu custom created for the occasion by its award-winning culinary team. Guests are required to bring one bottle per person of Bordeaux and share in the spirit of generosity and conviviality that make ‘Paulée’ events such a unique and time-honoured tradition in France.
September 5 – 18: Limited-Edition Seasonal ‘Farmers’ Harvest’ Menu at Wildebeest
Wildebeest will continue showcasing its ever-growing family of farm providers across the province when it debuts a Farmers’ Harvest Menu available exclusively at the Gastown hotspot from September 5 through 18. A family style tasting experience meant to be shared by the entire table, the menu consists of five vegetable-forward dishes and is available for $60 per person plus tax and gratuity, with optional beverage pairings available for $32++ per person. As the feature menu is available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis in addition to Wildebeest’s regular nightly menu, reservations are strongly recommended and can be made via OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 604-687-6880.
September 13: 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Tea & The Moon at Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Garden
Taste six types of Chinese tea, enjoy mooncakes and music, and make your own lantern! This year’s celebration will also feature a tea poetry contest and the opening of Lam Wong’s year-long artist residency at the Garden. Enjoy the festivities with your family, friends and loved ones on September 13. Admission by suggested donation of $5.
September 15: Ubuntu Canteen Hosts Sunday Supper On The Farm with Luppolo Brewing at Surrey’s Zaklan Heritage Farm
As summertime turns to harvest time, the team at organic, family focused café and counter-service restaurant Ubuntu Canteen will head out on the road on Sunday, September 15 as Chef/Owner David Gunawan and his team join forces with Vancouver’s Luppolo Brewing Co. to host a beer-pairing dinner at Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey. Tickets to the event — which begins at 5:30 p.m. with a tour of the farm before guests enjoy a multi-course menu featuring roast pork and a menu incorporating fresh fruit and vegetables harvested from the farm on the day paired with a selection of seasonal beer selections from Luppolo — are available for $90 per person plus tax at https://www.exploretock.com/ubuntucanteen/event/71556/sunday-supper-on-the-farm-a-summer-harvest-beer-pairing-dinner.
September 17: Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken
Whether you’re a Biggie or a Tupac fan, all Eyez are on Juke Fried Chicken when the Chinatown location of the chicken-and-rib joint (182 Keefer St.) hosts Hip Hop Trivia Night on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Teams of up to six are invited to take part in five rounds of questions on all things Hova, Dre and Wu-Tang with food and drink specials and prizes up for grabs. Sign up as an individual or a team of up to six via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Instagram (@jukefriedchicken) or Facebook (/jukefriedchicken) to guarantee a spot. Walk-ins are also welcome.
September 22: Paella Patio Party at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
The award-winning culinary team at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will team up with The Paella Guys to co-host an exclusive al-fresco Paella Party on the outdoor patio of the downtown restaurant on Sunday, September 22 at 4 p.m. Guests at the mingler-style event will watch as chefs prepare and serve up a trio of regionally focused, Spanish-inspired paellas — including Chef Alex Chen’s signature West Coast Paella with Pacific octopus, local clams and mussels and prawns — before their very eyes. Tickets to the event, which includes a glass of house-made sangria or Estrella Barcelona Lager upon arrival, are available for $38 per person plus tax and gratuity at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/paella-patio-party-tickets-69920517149.
September 26-29: Interior Design Show Vancouver
The Interior Design Show is Vancouver’s premier showcase of new products and furniture, superstar designers, and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond. Connecting talent, story and substance, IDS Vancouver creates space to ignite design innovation, foster discourse, and celebrate tradition. Now entering its 15th year, the design fair has grown to include diverse programming and workshops for youth, for the design trade, and for the public through collaborative installations and experiences both off-site and on. IDS Vancouver also participates at other international fairs year long as a way to profile regional talent and connect with the international design community.
September 28: Zwanze Day at Bells and Whistles
The worldwide phenomenon known as Zwanze Day is making its triumphant return to Fraserhood restaurant and beer hall Bells and Whistles this Saturday, September 28. Officially launched in 2011, Zwanze Day is an annual celebration that sees less than 100 bars and taprooms around the world selected to showcase a one-off, experimental ‘lambic’-style beer produced especially for the occasion by renowned Belgian brewery Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon as part of its ‘Zwanze’ series. Bells and Whistles is one of only three Canadian locations to participate in the Zwanze Day 2019 celebrations, and will be tapping the only keg of this year’s exclusive Zwanze in Western Canada, along with showcasing an array of other lambic beers from Cantillon. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will be first come, first serve.