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Event Listings for Metro Vancouver

By Chris Campbell, 24 hours

Zombies pose with a spectator of the annual Vancouver walk. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Zombies pose with a spectator of the annual Vancouver walk. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)


Jann Arden

Sept. 6


884 Granville St.


Perhaps Canada’s funniest singer-songwriter in interviews, Arden can also break your heart with her heartfelt songs. She is currently touring to promote her latest work, Everything Almost and is offering tickets as prizes on her website, jannarden.com.

Barenaked Ladies

Sept. 6

Malkin Bowl

Stanley Park


This show is part of the Concerts in the Park series and the biggest question, other than will it rain on concert night, is if the band is really worth seeing without Steven Page? Some predicted a Spinal Tap-esque decline after Nigel Tufnel’s exit and the band stuck opening for puppet shows, but the band doesn’t seem to have missed a beat, releasing new work on a steady basis and touring constantly.

Midge Ure

Sept. 7

Rickshaw Theatre

254 E. Hastings St.


Ure is a music icon, having been part of Thin Lizzy and Ultravox, as well as key part of Live Aid. Expect a varied list from his solo and group catalogue.

Katy Perry

Sept. 9-10

Rogers Arena


This up-and-coming indie performer is gaining…oh, just kidding. Perry is one of the biggest performers on the planet and her show is all about colour and confetti, with lots of stories. Perry talks a lot during her concerts, sharing what’s going on in her life and reading fan tweets. Expect lots of hits and screaming girls.

Tech N9ne

Sept. 11

Commodore Ballroom

868 Granville St.


This American rapper says he has one goal — to be the No. 1 rapper in the world. That’s the goal of his Strange Music venture, which he says is actively looking for talent. Tech is currently on his Independent Grind Tour. If you come to the concert, perhaps you can answer his question, “Am I a Psycho?”


Zombie Walk

Sept. 6

Meet near the Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby St.


Forget watching the Walking Dead on TV — now you can live it without the risk. People are invited to watch or take part from 3-6 p.m. Come dressed up as the walking dead, but be prepared to have your photo taken by tourists and locals alike. Walkers will – slowly – wind their way down Robson and Denman to English Bay. There is also an after-party set to take place at 23 W. Cordova according to the group’s Facebook page.

Digitizing Ourselves to Death

Sept. 9 and 16

Richmond Public Library

#100-700 Minoru Gate


Richmond Addiction Services Society is hosting a two-part series on the issue of youth and problem video gaming and social media misuse, plus the impact of technology on a child’s development. Parents and youth alike are invited to take part in this free event, but RSVP by calling 604-270-9220, ext. 132.

The Village Concert

Sept. 6

Park Royal

West Vancouver

A 3:30 p.m. performance by B.C.-based group Dear Rouge highlights free events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Village at Park Royal which also includes free giveaways, yoga and food.


Paws for a Cause

Sept. 7

Lumberman's Arch

Stanley Park


The BC SPCA hosts this event each September to raise funds for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals throughout the province. This year, participants in 32 communities throughout the province will walk to raise funds to help animals in need across British Columbia. The Vancouver event starts at 10 a.m. with the walk beginning at noon. Participants will be able to enjoy entertainment and activities, including agility demonstrations, a bowl-licking contest, community vendors, barbecue, and more. To register or donate, and to get all the latest news and information, visit spca.bc.ca/walk.


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