10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 15

Oct 12 2017, 11:18 pm

Wrap up your weekend with our list of 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, October 15. Vancouver Whitecaps, Yoga on Tap, and more to check out!

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

Vancouver Whitecaps versus San Jose Earthquakes

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  • What: Cheer on the Whitecaps as they take on the San Jose Earthquakes at BC Place.
  • When: October 15
  • Time: 4:30 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $34.50-$149.50

Episodes from the Life of Robert Schumann

  • What: Learn about the life of Robert Schumann through his music. Pianist Barry Tan, with guests Ben Goheen, Peter Ing and Will Chen will perform three Schumann works from different periods in the composer’s life while recounting fascinating episodes that are representative of each phase.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $16

The Capital Bacon Eating Contest

  • What: A chance to stuff yourself with bacon while supporting a good cause. Teams are organized in heats and groups, each plate of bacon will weigh the same amount, and each round will be 40 seconds long. Each heat/group will have a winner and will face off against other winners until an “ultimate bacon champion” is crowned.
  • When: Sunday, October 15
  • Time: 6:15 pm
  • Where: The Capital – 1178 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Entry: $10, with proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital

Sarah and Michael Explore Port Coquitlam – Book Launch

  • What: PoCo Heritage has collaborated with Art Focus, Friends of Leigh Square, and various local writers and artists to create a children’s history book.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Terry Fox Library – 2470 Mary Hill Rd, Port Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

Once Upon a Pumpkin

  • What: Drop in to the Richmond Nature House to learn about Halloween’s origin in nature in this unique and seasonal offering.
  • When: October 15 to 31
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Apple Festival at UBC Botanical Garden

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  • What: The Apple Festival features approximately 34,000 lbs of organic and conventionally grown apples available for sale to thousands of apple fans. Taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage BC-grown apples for just $5. There will also be a children’s area and live entertainment.
  • When: Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: UBC Botanical Garden – 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Admission is $5 cash for adults; children 12 and under are free. Festival admission includes entry to UBC Botanical Garden.

Higher Goods Market

  • What: A new marketplace is opening in Vancouver selling, amongst other pot products, cannabis-infused edibles. Higher Goods Market is 19+ only and is intended to help people “access education, industry experts, high quality products, and have questions answered.” It will also feature vendors selling packaged consumables from producers of cannabis-infused edibles, topicals, tinctures, supplements, extracts, oils, crafts, and local goods.
  • When: Saturdays and Sundays beginning October 14, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: 220 Prior Street, Vancouver

The Gloaming

  • What: Hailed by The Guardian as “exquisite” and “powerful”, the critically acclaimed Irish band return by popular demand with their ethereal vocals and sweeping melodies. Known for emotionally-charged performances, The Gloaming’s five master musicians will captivate with haunting works from their second album, 2.
  • When: Sunday, October 15
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Chan Centre – 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $46

Chefs’ Table Society of BC’s Slow Fish Dinner

  • What: Lovers of local seafood and social times rejoice as the Chefs’ Table Society of BC‘s Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on Sunday, October 15, from 6 to 9 pm for the fourth year. This annual event allows Vancouverites to gather and indulge in local sustainable seafood in the most interactive way.
  • When: Sunday, October 15
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – 1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $109 per person;  buy via Eventbrite

Yoga on Tap

  • What: Brazilian Cultural Festival and Capoeira Batizado in partnership with the Roundhouse, featuring Aché Brasil’s awe-inspiring acrobatic dance/martial arts Capoeira, spectacular Samba dances with dazzling costumes and more.
  • When: Sunday, October 15
  • Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Steamworks Brewery & Taproom – 3845 William Street, Burnaby
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $20
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