5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, October 13

Oct 12 2016, 10:43 pm

It’s nearly Friday. Get out there. Here are five things to do in Vancouver on Thursday, October 13.

Hoots and Howls

  • What: Bats, beavers, coyotes, and owls… each are adapted to life in the dark, and a nighttime prowl is the best way to find them. This walk begins at dusk with a wine reception to awaken the nocturnal animal within!
  • Where: Lost Lagoon Nature House – Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $5-$10

TILT! Public Pinball Tournament

  • What: Local pinball collector, All Together Now exhibition contributor and Stacked Pinball League coordinator Kyle Seller, hosts a pinball tournament for the general public. Square off against amateur opponents in a triple elimination tournament.
  • Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: On MOV, $11-$15

Mechanical Music

  • What: The Vancouver New Music Festival kicks off on Thursday, showcasing music created with mechanical and electro-mechanical movements and sounds. Performing on opening night are Adam Basanta, Sabrina Schroeder and Lucas Abela.
  • Where: The Annex – 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver,
  • When: Thursday, October 13, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Brown Paper Tickets, $15-$25

Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon

  • What: Short presentations by Vancouver’s leaders and thinkers to entertain, educate and provoke, hosted by former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan. This time round, speakers include wine educator DJ Kearney and karaoke therapist Heather Watson.
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 13, from 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Tickets Tonight, $29.50, or on the door, $35 cash only

Small Stage

  • What: The Small Stage season, showcasing cutting edge dance on a small stage, starts this week, exploring themes of duet/solo/gender. Pop This! podcast hosts Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner will provide irreverent, provocative commentary.
  • Where: The Anza Club – 3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, October 13, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $25