7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, October 1

Sep 28 2018, 7:13 am

The first day of October is here, and so is our list of seven events to check out in Vancouver today, Monday, October 1. Don’t miss Inspire 2018, Def Leppard and Journey, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Inspire 2018

  • What: An evening of networking, celebration and education. Meet the small business community, fear from BC’s most successful entrepreneurs, and celebrate the launch of the Small Business BC Awards.
  • When: Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 9:15 pm
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49 for first 100 tickets, $65 regular tickets

55+ National Seniors Day Social

  • What: Celebrate National Seniors Day with an international meet and greet social where participants will learn to greet others in different languages. Light breakfast refreshments will be served at this free event. This event is for ages 55 and over.
  • When: Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11 am
  • Where: East Richmond Community Hall – 12360 Cambie Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free, registration required. Barcode #2593793

Harvest Glow

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  • What: Harvest Glow will feature playgrounds, interactive fall-themed light displays, a huge autumn market, food trucks, breweries, and wineries. Other fun activities include an indoor pumpkin patch, mini putt, a mystery corn maze, a bouncy cow farm, and singing pumpkins.
  • When: Now to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Milner Village Garden Centre — 6690 216th Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Available online. $8.99 to $39.99. Kids under 3 are free.

Meet the Masters – Dalí and Piccaso at the Oakridge Centre

  • What: Oakridge Centre is collaborating with Chali-Rosso Gallery once again to host the “Meet the Masters” art exhibition. The exhibition is open during centre hours and will include the unveiling of the 98” bronze Dali sculpture called the “Surrealist Piano”. This year also features Picasso pieces as well.
  • When: Now to Sunday, October 14, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 am to 7 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays, 9:30 am to 9 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays
  • Where: Oakridge Centre’s West Gallery – 650 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Def Leppard and Journey

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  • What: Since Journey’s formation back in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. And with more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the US, Def Leppard continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music.
  • When: Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Gala

  • What: An annual industry celebrating the 10 individuals being inducted into the 2018 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. This year’s event will feature an elegant Italian meal using fresh BC ingredients presented by the Italian Cultural Centre.
  • When: Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $199, BCRFA members $179

ARTIVISM: A Festival of Creative Resistance

  • What: The first annual ARTIVISM is a chance for students to get involved in campus culture and be the artists that shape UBC. Students will create, exhibit, perform and share their own works of artistic activism throughout the campus. The festival will be held in the spaces of the Museum of Anthropology, Belkin Art Gallery, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Barnett Hall, Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre, Hatch Gallery, MAS and AHVA art gallery, where student-led dialogues, exhibits, art sales and performances will be hosted.
  • When: Monday, October 1 to Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations at UBC
  • More info: Online
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