11 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, October 14

Oct 12 2017, 11:15 pm

Start your weekend with one of our 10 things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, October 14. #Splash2017, David Duchovny, and more to keep you entertained. And of course, voting in the Vancouver City Council Byelection. Have fun!

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

Vancouver City Council ByElection

  • What: Eligible voters in the City of Vancouver will vote for one new City Councillor and nine trustees for the Vancouver School Board.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Where: 50 voting places across the city


  • What: Art lovers and partygoers alike will descend on the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for Splash, Arts Umbrella’s annual art auction and gala. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, Splash is the must-attend event of the fall, raising funds to help Arts Umbrella bring arts programming to vulnerable young people in neighbourhoods across Metro Vancouver.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Gala ticket $350, Luminary ticket $500

Gavin DeGraw

  • What: The American singer and songwriter has been touring around the US on his RAW tour performing hits like “I Don’t Wanna Be,” “She Sets the City on Fire,” and “Not Over You.”
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom—868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $35 plus fees at LiveNation

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

  • What: The Canucks take on the Flames at Rogers Arena on October 14.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $55-$253

River District Farmers’ Market

  • What: This market offers a unique riverfront gathering place in a burgeoning local community. Shop from vendors and artisans, and soak up some local colour.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kerr Street Plaza, 8683 Kerr Street
  • Admission: Free

Arcade Fire

  • What: Montreal’s Arcade Fire have landed countless awards nominations and sold millions of albums across the globe. Famed for hits like “Wake Up”, “Deep Blue” and “Reflektor,” the band are touring in support of their new album Everything Now.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: Doors 6:3o pm / Show 7:30 pm
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: From $35 available at LiveNation

AbraCadaver Cabaret – Mythology

  • What: The Abracadaver Cabaret is a collaboration of dancers, actors, magicians, visual artists, and poets who have come together because of their passion for horror. The show is hosted by Gidget Gravedigger, David Quast and Red Heartbreaker as the Fates and features burlesque performers Emma Eldritch, Melody Mangler and Amnesia Haze; magicians Travis Bernhardt and Aleister Crane; actors Duncan Shields and Jesse Inocalla; opera singer Rhin Kelly and Anathema Photography.
    Guaranteed to fill you with morbid delight, this show is not recommended for the faint of heart.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $18-$25

David Duchovny

  • What: You’ve seen him drink his way around LA in Californication and track down little green men in The X-Files, but this October you will also get to see David Duchovny serenade Vancouver at a special acoustic performance.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT at TicketWeb, but try online resellers

Harvest Haus 

  • What: BC’s largest Volksfest is returning this autumn for a fourth year of Harvest celebrations. Experience true Harvest Haus traditions at all of seven sittings, including thirst-quenching keg tapping, stein-clinking, foot-stomping, PROST-ing good times.
  • When: Until Saturday, October 14
  • Where: 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$40

Fraser River Geology Walk

  • What: ​​Learn about the Ice Age glaciation on the south coast, and a disastrous landslide in Haney in 1880 that produced a tsunami on the Fraser River. Led by John Clague, professor of Earth Sciences at SFU, author of Vancouver, City on the Edge, and an expert on earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and floods.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 10 am to noon
  • Where: Derby Reach Regional Park, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Light the Night Walk Vancouver 2017

  • What: This beautiful three-kilometre walk is held every year in support and remembrance of those who have faced leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers. By walking, you can help raise funds for blood cancer research and patient support services.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Where: Lumberman’s Arch – Stanley Park
  • Entry: Fundraise or donate a minimum of $100 – Register via Light the Night
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