Women and men biking in fall (Jacek Chabraszewski/Shutterstock)
What: Bike To Work Week is back for fall in Vancouver, offering free coffee, snacks, and bike repairs at over 40 celebration stations along bike routes. Also on offer is a prize trip for two to Amsterdam on KLM.
Where: Bike routes all over Vancouver
When: From Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28
What: The City of Vancouver kicks off a week of events tackling housing affordability on Monday. Among them, a chance for you to share your stories of trying to rent or buy a home here, an entertaining night of crazy anecdotes, and a global summit.
What: See one of classical music’s new superstars, Stefan Jackiw, playing the great Romantic Violin Concerto in E minor, “the heart’s jewel,” by Felix Mendelssohn, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
What: This popular Vancouver speaker series is hosting three powerful speakers who will share their journeys in mentorship – how powerful mentorship is for building wealth, the mindset needed to succeed and how to shift our narratives around money.
Where: Beaumont Studio – 326 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Monday, October 24 at 7 pm
Tickets: Available on Eventbrite at $30 early bird admission, $40 regular.
What: Tamam is hosting a three course sumptuous Palestinian banquet served family style, as part of the Indian Summer Arts Society’s Supper Clubs Series. Dinner includes halloumi and grilled eggplant starter and roast lamb shank main course.
Where: Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine – 2616 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What:At the time of writing, the Canucks are unbeaten – who knows if that will change during their away games between now and Tuesday? Come on, we knew it wouldn’t last. Regardless, show your support in person and head to see them smash the Sens (hopefully!).
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: Learn about Vancouver by looking at it through an archeologist’s eyes, take a look at a spooky ailment called Aphantasia, and finally learn about “scientooning” and the lessons that can be applied to science communication.
What: Get ready for an intense interval training class, for ladies only! Tabata intervals are set up to perform each exercise for four minutes alternating 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest. Expect to get your heart rate up and a great sweat on.
Where: Public Myth Kitsilano – 2005 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Join a life-long fine food fanatic, a career barista, a software developer and a “French girl from Brittany” and help them develop a better cup of Joe. You’ll enjoy two rounds of five coffees each and get a pound of coffee for your troubles.
What: Be inspired by women who push boundaries. Full Moon documents the past, present, and future of women’s snowboarding, showcasing how it has influenced the current state of the sport and telling the stories of the awesome women who ride.
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings, Vancouver
What: City Opera presents a comedy featuring music no one knows, from the world’s best-known composer. Three lost compositions have been reconstructed to tell a tale of zany stories, wonderful characters, Mozart’s music, gender politics, and suspense.
Where: Christ Church Cathedral – 690 Burrard St., Vancouver
When: From Thursday, October 27 to Saturday, October 29, at 8 pm
What: Flamenco virtuoso Kasandra ‘La China’ leads Solo Flamenco, a showcase of flamenco in its purest traditional form – the cuadro. A feast for the eyes, the ears, and the soul, full of combustible onstage chemistry, technical skill and shared musicality.
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie St, Vancouver
What: Welcome back to a time of big hair, meddling kids, and Wicked Creatures. Directed by Shawn Norman, this is Instant Theatre’s first show in their 2016/17 season – a Stranger Things inspired Halloween Spectacular.
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
When: From Thursday, October 27 to Saturday, October 29, from 8 to 9:30 pm
What: Two-time Juno Award winners Sum 41 rode the crest of the nu-metal wave in the early 2000s with a catchy blend of punk, rap and metal elements woven into their music. Now they’re back, on their Don’t Call It A Sum-Back Tour.
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St., Vancouver
When: Friday, October 28, doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
What: Have you ever thought art historians may just be making everything up on the spot? Join comedian Abdul Aziz and friends as they do their best to make sense of the world’s most treasured works of art, with little to no formal training in the field.
Where: Hot Art Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver