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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 8

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Daniel Chai Oct 08, 2017 1:09 am 2,018

Keep the long weekend energy going with our list of 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, October 8. Imagine Dragons, Fred Penner, and more to check out!

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

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons announce their third studio album, EVOLVE, along with a new North American tour.(Dan Reynolds/Shuttershock)

Imagine Dragons announce their third studio album, EVOLVE, along with a new North American tour.(Dan Reynolds/Shuttershock)

  • What: Grammy-award winners Imagine Dragons, who made their mark with their smash hit single “Radioactive,” are touring in support of their third album, Evolve. They will be joined on the tour by special guests Group Love and K. Flay.
  • When: Sunday, October 8
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online via Live Nation

Bowen Island Applefest

  • What: ​A community celebration of all things apple.  Taste crunchy heritage apples, buy a homemade pie and tour the museum.
  • When: Sunday October 8
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where:  Crippen Regional Park – Meet at Davies Orchard, a 100 m walk from ferry terminal.
  • Admission: Free

Opera On A Sunday Afternoon

  • What: Opera on a Sunday Afternoon celebrates the operatic talent of emerging professional and semi-professional opera singers in British Columbia. Presented by Burnaby Lyric Opera.
  • When: October 8
  • Time: 3 pm
  • WhereShadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • TicketsOnline, $15

Fred Penner

  • What: Fred Penner, a Canadian icon of entertainment and inspiration for children and families, makes his long-awaited return to the VSO.
  • When: October 8
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

  • What: Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened, VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. The festival screen films from 70 countries on nine screens, with an international line-up including the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.
  • When: Now to October 13
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • Ticket Packs and Passes: Online

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

  • What: You’ll find fresh groceries, locally-sourced produce, as well as artisanal food offerings at the The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block.
  • When: Sunday, October 8
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: 2300 Guelph Street (Dude Chilling Park), Mount Pleasant

13: The Musical – Bring on Tomorrow Co

  • What: These 18-and-under stars all have major network credits under their belts, from the CBC and Disney to Netflix. Now they’re coming together to triple-threat their way through 13, the Broadway teen musical about growing up. It’s refreshing to see teenagers portrayed by actors of that age group, many of whom will act, sing and dance to a live band.
  • When: Now to October 8
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Eventbrite; $13-$34

Bass Coast Festival Showcase

  • What: Featuring The Librarian, B2B, Mat the Alien, Michael Red, Barisone, and SHAHdjs
  • When: Sunday, October 8
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 867 Granville Street,
    Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Octoburlesque! A feast of burlesque thanksgiving!

  • What: A Thanksgiving treat of eight burlesque performances, a fabulous intermission go-go dancer, and a post-show dance party. Starring Burgundy Brixx, Sister Madly, The Purrrfessorl, DJ evilyn Thirteen and more.
  • When: October 8
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Diwali Festival 2017

Performers/Diwali Fest

  • What: A wide range of cultural events will be taking place at various locations. This includes everything from a free Diwali-themed art workshop, to a South Asian cooking class, and a massive performance at Vancouver Public Library.
  • When: Now to October 17
  • Where: Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver
  • Price: Prices vary from Free to $20

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

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