Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology celebrates 70th birthday

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Museum of Anthropology’s 70th Anniversary Open House

Did you know that Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology began back in early 1949? Seventy years later, they are opening their doors again to welcome everyone — with free admission all day. The venue has planned a party that celebrates MOA’s stories, art and people. Enjoy family-friendly art and conservation workshops, curator talks, rare behind-the-scenes tours, and much more.

When: Sept. 14

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Where: MOA, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.

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Vegan Night Market

Time for Vegan Night Market at the Waldorf. Shop, mingle, nibble and enjoy a night of all plant-based vendors, along with live music, food trucks, artisans, apparel, drinks and more. Nineteen-plus only. Minimum $2 donation with proceeds going to Little Oink Bank Pig Sanctuary or canned food, pet food, clothing or toiletries for WISH Drop-In Centre Society.

When: Sept. 12, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: The Waldorf, 1489 East Hastings St.

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RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour

Beloved Broadway play RENT, chronicling 525, 600 minutes in the lives of a group of young artists, i
Beloved Broadway play RENT, chronicling 525, 600 minutes in the lives of a group of young artists, is a gripping rock musical that has inspired audiences for two decades now. Photo Carol Rosegg

When it comes to rent in Vancouver, we know a couple of things: It’s too damn high, and the Tony-winning musical RENT will be stopping in town this month as part of its 20th anniversary tour. The beloved Broadway play, chronicling 525,600 minutes in the lives of a group of young artists, is a gripping rock musical that has inspired audiences for two decades now.

When: Sept. 17 to 22

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.

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39th Annual Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Foundation will once again hold its annual Terry Fox Marathon of Hope in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The family-friendly event includes breakfast eats provided by the Four Seasons Vancouver, a live DJ, kids’ activities, a 10-km run and a three-km inclusive route for all modes (wheelchair, walkers, strollers, etc). Registration starts in-person at 8 a.m. or can be done in advance online.

When: Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Ceperley Park in Stanley Park

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Modern Home Tour

The International Modern Home Tour Series returns to Vancouver, offering ticketholders a remarkable up close look at amazing residential architecture and design, plus the chance to meet the region's best modern architects and designers against a backdrop of their favourite spaces, realized. You’ll visit the tour homes at your own pace and in the order you wish. Choose your own architect-venture.

When: Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Participating tour homes

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