What: A manifestation of talent and creativity, the East Van Bazaar provides an opportunity to be vocal and buy local from over 40 local vendors, collectors, crafters, creators, doers and dreamers, all serving up their own unique slice of East Van awesomeness!
What: “Housing prices.” “Urgh, I know right?” In what’s become both a conversation starter and stopper in one of the most expensive cities in the world, it’s about time that we got our own homegrown comedy on the topic. The Concierge of Vancouver is a satirical take on the Vancouver housing crisis, and will probably feature more real estate buzzwords than another authoritative article on the effects of the foreign buyer tax.
What: Hailed as one of the most popular Fringe duos ever, these British maestros of theatre are back with In The Dark, a comedic adventure of discovery and creation, performed in darkness and lit exclusively by their illuminating costumes.
Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesdays to Sundays, from October 5 to October 16; shows at 8 pm, except on Sundays, when shows start at 2 pm instead.
What: Running October 15 to 30, Chopstick Fest will give diners the opportunity to select from a range of participating Chinese restaurants across Metro Vancouver, each one offering a unique prix-fix menu designed to be sampled and shared.
What: This walk supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Teams walk in unity, at twilight, each holding an illuminated lantern – red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold to remember loved ones lost.
What: Help end modern slavery at the Walk For Freedom. Participants dressed in black will march in single file, with black tape covering their mouths, to represent the 27 million slaves around the world who have no voice.
Where: Begins and ends at Canada Place – 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver
When: Saturday, October 15, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
What: This annual harvest celebration and fundraiser showcases the best of local ingredients, paired with some of Vancouver’s finest chefs and restaurants at 8 mouth-watering small plate tasting stations, along with craft beers and cocktails.
Where: Exhibition Hall, Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
What: This two-week dining event run by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is in its 12th year, and is all about bringing hungry diners to Yaletown to try three-course menus each showcasing the many stellar restaurants in the area.
What: On the night of October’s harvest moon, couples and singles alike are invited to an evening of Coast Salish food, music, and storytelling. Eat great food and learn about the ecology of the land through a First Nations perspective.
When: Sunday, October 16; 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Lost Lagoon Nature House, Stanley Park, Vancouver