5 Cool and Quirky Events Happening In Vancouver This Week (Sept. 24-30)
Yes, our city has a two-day knitting festival.
September 24, 2018
It’s (Almost) Oktober
Fall decorations were in stores in July, pumpkin spice lattes were brewing in August–it’s time to give up those summer vibes and give in to the sweet call of October. Craft Beer Market will give you a headstart on Oktoberfest at their Oktoberfest Brewmaster’s Dinner. Each dish at this five-course dinner is paired with a beer from Erdinger and Stiegl. While you’re at it, you better get started on your Christmas shopping, too.
Australian artist Patricia Piccinini’s work is unique, to say the least. Her sculptures include very curious representations of not-quite-human creatures that are the talk of Vancouver at the moment. Whether you find them confusing, grotesque, beautiful or creepy, Piccinini is in town to answer your most burning questions at her “Inside the Curious Mind of Patricia Piccinini” Artist Talk. We’re certainly curious. Also, we’re having nightmares.
Etsy is moving from online to on the ground at the Etsy Made in Vancouver Canada Market this Saturday. This event is Canada’s largest pop-up market; 37 markets in various cities happen simultaneously. Attendees can meet their favourite web vendors in person and buy local handmade goods. Plus, no shipping fees.
Fit to Knit
This isn’t your grandmother’s fibre arts festival (but she’s totally welcome to come). Knit City is a two-day celebration of all things cozy, and features a marketplace, workshops and demonstrations. Workshop titles include “Secrets from the Skein,” “Short Row Insanity,” and “War and Peace (Two Socks at Once),” so you know it’s going to be intense. If you’re more of a knit enthusiast than creator, the marketplace has all the knitwear designers your heart desires.
Rock and Roll
The Friends United Beyond All Race Roller Jam is transforming the Robson Square ice rink into a classic retro roller rink this Sunday, and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to show off your travelling toe pivot. Skate rentals will be available for less avid skaters, as well as food vendors for those fresh-off-the-rink tummy rumblies. Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, so you’re rolling for a good cause.