7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, October 2

Oct 2 2017, 12:55 pm

Welcome to the first week of October. Get yours going with one of our picks of seven great events happening in Vancouver this Monday, October 2. VIFF Live, Jon Bellion, and more to discover.

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

Jon Bellion

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  • What: The 20-year-old singer-songwriter, rapper, and producer will be taking to the stage with guests on the third leg of his ‘The Human Condition’ tour. The ‘Human’ singer got his start in music by making a series of mixtapes featuring his original songs – all recorded in his parents’ basement. He soared to success after sharing his music with fans and went on to co-write songs for artists like Jason Derulo, Eminem, and Rihanna.
  • When: October 2
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street
  • Tickets: $35 via Live Nation


  • What: A live performance series presented by the Vancouver International Film Festival. VIFF Live creates unique immersive experiences that pair live bands with films. Acts include Brasstronaut, The Zolas and HUMANS throughout the festival.
  • When: October 2 to 4
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 E Pender St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15.00

An Evening with Feist 2017

  • What: Canadian singer-songwriter Feist is hitting up Vancouver a show at Commodore Ballroom on October 2. You can expect to hear songs like ‘Any Party’, ‘Baby Be Simple’, ‘The Wild’, ‘Lost Dreams’, ‘Young Up’, and more during Feist’s October concerts.
  • When: October 2
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom –  868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Starting at $49.50, available online

Duncan Shields at Vancouver Poetry Slam

Duncan Shields

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  • What: Duncan Shields is a two-time Vancouver Haiku Champion, a two-time Vancouver Nerd Slam Champion, two-time Ghost Story Slam and the winner of the 2010 IWPS Haiku Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. His poems are as funny as they are insightful.
  • When: October 2
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $6-$10

Kwantlen Improv

  • What: Kwantlen Improv is a Drop-In Workshop series in Surrey where you can learn improv games, communication techniques, make new friends and have fun.
  • When: Every Monday (no classes on holidays)
  • Time: 5 to 6:50 pm
  • Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University – 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey
  • Price: Free for current Kwantlen students, $5 for alumni, and $10 for members of the public.

Ginny Wilkie: Poppy Fields and Forests

  • What: The Poppy Fields and Trees Series by Richmond artist Ginny Wilkie is a series of paintings that represents the simple beauty in nature in the form of vibrant colors and touchable, tactile textures. Galleria exhibitions are presented by Richmond Art Gallery, and is for all ages.
  • When: Now to October 2
  • Time: Daily from 8:15 am to 5 pm
  • Where: City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

The Power of Story Conference

  • What: A day of inspiration, connection, motivation and transformation. Keynote speakers Silken Laumann, Lindsay Marino, Nasir Andrews and James Picard will be sharing insights and personal stories at this one of a kind conference!
  • When: October 2
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $259-$349
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