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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 22

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Daniel Chai Oct 21, 2017 9:52 pm 2,496

Happy Sunday, everyone! Get yours going with our list of 10 things to do in and around Vancouver. Lost Souls of Gastown, Coast Salish Dance Concert, and more!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Japanese Poets North of the 49th

Japanese Poets North of the 49th

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  • What: This annual event weaves together Japan and Canada through poetry and storytelling. Each year, local Japanese poet Soramaru Takayama welcomes a new visiting Japanese poet, and this year’s visiting poet, Mizuki Misumi, is the youngest recipient of Japan’s prestigious Sakutaro Hagiwara Award.
  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time:  6 pm
  • Where: Annex Theatre – 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • What: This friendly get-together, also known as the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre and offers a good selection of fresh local produce and gourmet treats to stock up on for the week.
  • When: Every Sunday until October 22, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Kitsilano Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Return of the Salmon

  • What: A 10 km return hike with mines researcher Lloyd Knutsen in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Along the way, Lloyd will share his knowledge of the prospectors and history of mining in the area, look at historical artefacts and minerals, and tell stories using old maps and photographs. Presented by the BC Mills House volunteer hosts.
  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where:  Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at fish fence on 240 Street, north of Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
  • Price: Free

Wild Things

  • What: Join in the spooky fun, with face painting, storytelling and pumpkin carnival games at this Halloween-inspired event. Wild Things is suitable for all ages, but an adult must accompany children. Flashlights and costumes are optional. Rain or shine; dress for the weather.
  • When: October 21 and 22
  • Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: Free for those two years and younger, $2 for children three to 12 years, $3 for adults. Proceeds support the Richmond Nature Park Society’s nature education programs.

Jonny & Carson Sunday Funday Talent Extravaganza!

  • What: Each week features a variety of comedians and musicians and more. This week’s cast includes Katie Ellen Humphries, Hector Rivas, Ed Witzke, Alex Biron, Cameron Macleod, Adam Kozlick, Wes Barker and Oli Maughan.
  • When: Every Sunday
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Yagger’s Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar – 433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, By donation

East Van Showcase – The Haunted Saloon

  • What: The Haunted Saloon returns with 10 Vancouver local directors, 10 local short horror and halloween films, and three handcrafted awards. International films and virtual reality will also be featured.
  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $9

38th Annual Vancouver Mycological Society Mushroom Show

  • What: The show provides displays of identified mushrooms and other fungi, with their edible, poisonous or dubious status. There will also be displays, speakers, slide shows, a raffle, books and roving experts on cultivation, preservation, gourmet cooking, medicinal use, hunting, ecology, and cultural use. Bring your own specimens for identification.
  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: $3, children under 12 free

Coast Salish Dance Concert: The Salishology Launch

  • What: Kwi Awt Stelmexw is hosting an evening of food, good company, silent auction, and performances by all three of the greater Vancouver host nations, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish.
  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Where: 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Time: 6 to 9:30 pm
  • Price: Online, Sliding scale $15-$30, children are free

Ferment Fest Vancouver 2017

  • What: An afternoon of fermented sampling, vendors, and discovery.
  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 12 to 5 pm
  • Where: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $3 at the door

The Lost Souls of Gastown

A tour guide on Forbidden Vancouver's Halloween walking tour the Lost Souls of Gastown (Forbidden Vancouver)

A tour guide on Forbidden Vancouver’s Halloween walking tour the Lost Souls of Gastown (Forbidden Vancouver)

  • What: This Halloween season you can step into the dark history of Vancouver’s earliest years on the Lost Souls of Gastown tour. From the tragic story of the “woman in the well” to the gruesome murder of gold prospector John Bray, the Lost Souls of Gastown weaves a tale through backstreets and alleyways to a dramatic finale in historic Maple Tree Square.
  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Meeting point at Cathedral Square, at Dunsmuir and Richards, tour ends at Maple Tree Square, Gastown in Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Forbidden Vancouver, $22-$25

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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