5 High-Energy Events Happening in Vancouver this Week (Sept. 10-16)
Get pumped with '90s pop, glow biking and more.
September 10, 2018
A Nineties Night
The ’90s hit Danish band Aqua has reunited for the 20th anniversary of hit song “Barbie Girl,” and they’re swinging through the Abbotsford Centre to cure your Monday blues. The Rewind Tour will be the first time the group has come to Canada, accompanied by Canadian animated duo Prozzäk and “Another Day” singer Whigfield. Come on Barbie, let’s go party.
A Painting Process
Sometimes art is a long, arduous process that takes years of tweaks and revisions–and sometimes, it’s not. Watch Vancouver Film School alumni Bobby Mathieson make art before your eyes during his exhibit called Natural Plotline. Mathieson will be using an Italian technique called alla prima (“at first attempt”) in his paintings. Translation: all of the paintings will be done in one session, from start to finish. The artist will be painting one piece for each of the first two days, and the exhibition itself continues until October 20.
A Mexican Market
Chow down on churros, sip on micheladas, and celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Market Mexico. This free festival embraces the spirit of the Mexican market (or mercado), which has been a cultural fixture in Mexico since pre-Hispanic times. Mexican-inspired clothing, jewelry and artisanal items will be available for purchase, as well as all the tacos your heart desires and wallet allows.
A Star Cycle
Enjoy a motor vehicle-free bike ride through Vancouver with more than 5,000 other cycling-savvy participants at Bike the Night. Some of our city’s most iconic roadways will be shut down for this event, and there’s a pre-party complete with a DJ, kids zone, and food trucks for those pre-cycle cravings. This 10-kilometre journey is a “slow roll,” not a race–but if you’re looking for a challenge, we suggest seeing how many glow sticks you can attach to your bike/helmet/body.
A Fitness Frolic
You won’t be embarrassed by a sweaty brow at this unique nightclub event. BeLive Fitness Night Club Experience features a live DJ and fitness instructors leading you through 60 minutes of body-weight exercises. We assume the end goal is to burn enough calories on Wednesday to have several guilt-free highballs in Friday’s more traditional nightclub setting.