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What a rollercoaster this summer has been… there are still plenty of great things to do in Vancouver this September, with in-person, outdoor, and virtual experiences all available to suit your current comfort level. Below is a list of our top picks for the month, and remember that if you stay with us, you automatically get free registration to explore the Vancouver Biennale’s BIKEnnale / WALKennale self-guided public art tour routes! In addition to this list, keep an eye out for activities observing the new National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Through September 5
Latin America often conjures sultry vibes, and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is no different. In true Covid style, this year’s festival is a hybrid, offering their selections for streaming at home, along with a select number of in-person screenings at The Cinematheque, just a couple of blocks from The Burrard. Among the features that are part of this year’s festival, you’ll find themes such as Activismo and Queer Latinx explored, and a spotlight on Argentinian director Ana Katz who will be part of online discussions.

Arts Club Theatre’s Listen to This Audio Play Series
Available through May 15, 2022
Landing somewhere between an old-fashioned radio play and a podcast, Arts Club Theatre’s Listen to This audio play series includes four works that can either be purchased as a series for $30, or individually for $10 each. Access to the plays is staggered, with the first one, Unexpecting expiring on September 15 after being available for about 7 months. So if you have an upcoming road trip, now is the time to download these works! (For those that wish to enjoy the plays for free, or sample before they buy, the plays are available as weekly instalments via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.)

That Which Sustains Us at Museum of Vancouver
The rainforest that surrounds Vancouver, and the relationship people have with it comprises the newest long-term exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver, That Which Sustains Us. The show explores the traditional ecological knowledge of the region’s Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, as well as colonial concepts such as “ownership” of the forest. The exhibition sets out to view the arboreal world through five distinct lenses: land and water, food, movement, economy, and home.


Apéro Pop-Up at Dachi Restaurant
September 22
The monthly pop-up Apéro nights across the city have quickly become a favourite among Vancouver’s wine lovers. Each month, the Apéro Mode team pairs up with a local restaurant to throw a casual, drop-in event (usually from 5 – 8 pm) where you’ll find at least a half-dozen intriguing wines available by the glass, delicious snacks available, and plenty of great conversation. Everyone is welcome and no tickets are necessary.

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Photo Credits:
Feature Image – Vancouve’s False Creek at dawn: James Wheeler via Pexels
VLAFF Selection graphic: Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Instagram account
Listen to This graphic: Arts Club Theatre website
That Which Sustains Us graphic: Museum of Vancouver Instagram account
Apéro graphic: Apéro Mode Facebook page