9 things to do in Vancouver this week: October 5 to 11

Oct 5 2020, 3:59 am

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

Although fall traditions may be different this year, they’re still in abundance.

Grab your mask, your bubble, and enjoy one of these nine things to do in Vancouver this week, October 5 to 11.

Get a slice of pie


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What: Dinner parties, post-breakup cheer-up sessions, Bachelor in Paradise finales, and of course, holiday feasts and celebrations – these are all occasions that call for a delicious slice (or entire) pie. Check out our list of top pie spots in the city. 

When: Any day
Time: Any time

Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival

What: In participation with Culture Days, the festival will host an interactive cultural video series where you can learn about different cultures through a series of “how-to” videos. The series will include how to recreate your favourite street food, make a new craft, or dive deep into other cultures you might not be familiar with.

When: October 25
Time: Various times
Where: Facebook and Instagram
Admission: Free

Beyond the Blues


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What: During this time of uncertainty, many children could benefit from developing additional coping skills. Enjoy an online presentation by Dr. Gabriela Ionita, Registered Psychologist, as she provides parents with practical strategies that they can use to help their child(ren) manage anxiety and stress. This program is presented in partnership with Pathways Clubhouse and Beyond the Blues.

When: October 7
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free — Registration is required.

Chinatown Dumpling Master Class

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What: Learn to make authentic Chinese dumplings with Judy, also known as the Dumpling Diva. First, Judy will discuss the ingredients used for Cantonese-style home cooking and where to buy them. Second, she will show you how to make dumplings. In this workshop, participants will be welcomed and encouraged (but not required) to make the dumplings during the workshop. An ingredient list will be sent in advance.

When: October 6
Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
Where: Online
Admission: $28, registration required online

Oktoberfest at Bells and Whistles Fraser


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What: The Bells and Whistles OG location is running an Oktoberfest pop-up until October 10 called Wünderbar: An Oktobeerfest Pop-Up.

When: Now until October 10
Time: Noon to 11 pm
Where: 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Free Online Intro Acrylic Painting Class with Michael Markowsky


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What: Emily Carr University of Art instructor Michael Markowsky will introduce you to the basic materials, how to mix colours, and guide you to create simple paintings through step-by-step demonstrations in a relaxed, humorous and encouraging studio environment. Designed for people with little or no experience or those who need a refresher to get painting again!

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Slayland: Night of a Thousand Screams


Playland during a previous Fright Night event. (Playland/Facebook)

What: Playland will be experiencing a Halloween-themed makeover with an outdoor, haunted walk-through experience, chilling decor throughout the park, and 20 rides including the Beast, the iconic Wooden Roller Coaster, and Atmosfear. Slayland also marks the first time in PNE history that guests will be permitted to wear costumes.

When: October 9 to 31
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Playland
Admission: $39.50+

Visit a pumpkin patch


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What: Grab your sweater, bring a friend, and try to find the cutest little gourd in the patch. Keep in mind that many of these pumpkin patches are incorporating coronavirus safety precautions, so visits might look a little different compared to previous years. Find your new favorite pumpkin patch through our list of 14 pumpkin patches near Vancouver.

When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Various locations

West End Farmers Market


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What: Come out to the West End Farmers Market to enjoy 30 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks, and more. To help reduce potential exposure to coronavirus, market organizers are asking that shoppers send only one member of their household and keep interactions at the market to a minimum.

When: October 10
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 1100 Comox St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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