Harvest Feastival

Feed your appetite for food, friends and culture

Limited amount of tickets available online!

On September 22, kick off the new school year in style by treating your taste buds to an epic outdoor feast at University Commons, followed by exclusive shows and exhibits in UBC’s Arts and Culture District.

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Where: University Commons (outside the Nest)
Gates open at 4:30pm, Dinner 5.00 - 7:00 pm
Shows and Exhibits: 7:30pm - 9:30pm



Autumn Harvest Salad

Roasted butternut squash, pearl cous cous, baby spinach, sundried cranberries, apple cider vinaigrette

Contains: Gluten, Mustard

Blackberry Beet Salad

UBC farm baby greens, manchego cheese, candied pecans, blackberry balsamic vinaigrette

Contains: Dairy, Nuts, Mustard

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Pan Seared Wild BC Salmon

Soy-ginger butter, toasted hemp seeds, roasted root vegetables, red & white cascade potatoes

Contains: Dairy, Seafood, Soy

Tuscan Pumpkin Penne

Charred cherry tomatoes, swiss chard, fresh herbs & toasted coconut

Contains: Gluten, Tree nuts (coconut)

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Sticky Date Baby Cakes

Port-roasted Bosc pear, butterscotch-toffee glaze, cinnamon sugar

Contains: Dairy, Gluten, Alcohol

Fire Roasted Peanut Butter S’mores

Dark chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker

Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts

David Speight, Executive Chef of UBC Food Services and his team will be preparing a three-course meal that is inspired by the season and featuring local produce freshly picked from the UBC Farm. 

Arts & Culture District Shows and Exhibits


Exhibit: The Last Waves by Julia Feyrer & Tamara Henderson

Immerse yourself in a sequence of hallucinatory sets that loosely evoke locations for escapist films: a bar, a lab, a hotel.

10am - 9pm @ Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery


After Dinner Drinks: Chan Centre

Drop in for an after dinner drink at the Chan Centre’s spectacular glass lobby bar overlooking the lush Dorothy Somerset Grove.

7pm - 9pm @ The Chan Centre


Music: UBC Symphony Orchestra – Open Rehearsal

Our highly acclaimed UBC Symphony Orchestra invites you to get up close and personal at an open rehearsal in the Chan Centre’s magnificent Chan Shun Concert Hall. This 90-member orchestra is led by conductor Dr. Jonathan Girard and is considered one of the finest university orchestras in Canada. Cash bar.

7:30pm - 8:30pm @ Chan Centre, Chan Shun Concert Hall


Opera: UBC Opera’s A Night at the Opera

Delight in the UBC Opera Ensemble’s open rehearsals of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Menotti's The Consul, and a delicious serving of favourite arias of the opera, operetta and musical theatre repertoire presented in UBC’s lovingly preserved Old Auditorium.

7:30pm - 8:30pm @ Old Auditorium


Theatre: Harvest Improv

UBC Theatre and Film presents Harvest Improv with professional improv actors and UBC alumni led by Allen Morrison (Vancouver Theatre Sports), giving your stomach muscles a workout after your meal.

7:30pm - 8:30pm @ Chan Centre, RBC Cinema


Exhibit: Studio Faculty Exhibition

Meet and mingle with the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) for the opening night of this showcase of recent works by studio faculty and adjuncts. Cash bar.

5pm - 8:30pm @ Audain Building, AHVA Gallery


Documentary: Cultures of Resistance

Highlighting inspiring stories on five continents, this documentary explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice. A discussion will follow featuring special guests.

7:30pm - 9:00pm @ UBC Museum of Anthropology Theatre


Following dinner, grab your friends and fellow feasters and continue the fun by exploring UBC’s incredible Arts and Culture District. Venues including the Museum of Anthropology, Chan Centre and the Belkin Art Gallery are featuring special shows and exhibits to delight your senses and inspire conversation. See full offerings and schedule below. Entrance is by wristband and included in ticket price.

Ticket Prices


Children under 2 are free

Children (under 12) $10

Students $22

Faculty/staff/UNA residents/alumni $30

General Public: $35

GST and a small transaction fee of .50 cents are extra. Tickets are sold individually or as tables of 24. Tickets are available online

All of this is included in one ticket price designed to be accessible to all members of our community. Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle (cash bar only). ID will be checked prior to entry.

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