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

Oct 7 2019, 5:00 am

Start your new week with one of these seven events happening in Vancouver today, Monday, October 7. Song Exploder Live, North Shore Craft Beer Week, and more.

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

Rock The Rink

rock the rink

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir/Olympics.ca

What: The cross-Canada tour stars skating legends Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, and Patrick Chan, and aims to blend their incredible skating talent with state-of-the-art lighting, video, and interactive technology, as well as live music. Other cast members include Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko, Olympic Medalist Carolina Kostner, US National Champion Jeremy Abbott, and Italian World Champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte. Vancouver’s Alexander Pang, an ambassador for the Special Olympics, will also be performing on October 7.

When: October 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

North Shore Craft Beer Week

What: The third annual North Shore Craft Beer Week will feature seven days of festivities in venues across the area with events ranging from cask nights and guided tours, to live music, Brewmaster’s Dinners, and more. This year’s participating North Vancouver craft breweries include: Beere Brewing Co, Black Kettle Brewing Company, Bridge Brewing Co, Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, Green Leaf Brewing Co., Hearthstone Brewery, House Of Funk Brewing Co., North Point Brewing Company, Streetcar Brewing and Wildeye Brewing.

When: Now until October 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

DOSED Documentary Premiere

What: Filmed in Vancouver, DOSED is an award-winning and controversial documentary about using illegal psychedelics to overcome depression, PTSD, anxiety, and addiction. After the movie, there will be an in-depth question and answer period with Paul Stamets, Dennis McKenna and other heavyweights of the psychedelic research, and healing community.

When: October 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 4:30 pm for VIP ticket holders and 5:30 pm for GA
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St
Tickets: Tickets are available online starting at $24.99

Can Geo Talks: Jill Heinerth

What: Jill Heinerth is a world-renowned diver and inaugural Explorer-in-Residence of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Heinerth shares stories from her new book Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver at Vancouver Aquarium.

When: October 7, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park
Tickets: Online

The Lost Souls of Gastown

A tour guide on Forbidden Vancouver's Halloween walking tour the Lost Souls of Gastown (Forbidden Vancouver)

A tour guide on Forbidden Vancouver’s Halloween walking tour the Lost Souls of Gastown (Forbidden Vancouver)

What: This Halloween season you can step into the dark history of Vancouver’s earliest years on the Lost Souls of Gastown tour. Hear stories of deadly fire, smallpox, and murder as you explore the cobblestone streets of Victorian Gastown.

When: Daily until November 2, 2019 (no tour on October 13)
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Meeting point at Cathedral Square, at Dunsmuir and Richards
Tickets: Online

Song Exploder Live with Chuck D

What: Vancouver International Film Festival celebrates Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing by paying tribute to the main man behind the theme song – Chuck D of Public Enemy. Enjoy a live episode Song Exploder podcast with guest host Thao Nguyen and Chuck D.

When: October 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Art History: The Body in Art

What: Dr. Efrat El-Hanany from Capilano University leads an illustrated lecture about The Body in Art. Discover how male and female classical, heroic and ideal nudes shaped artistic form aesthetics for centuries. The learn how artists in the twentieth century challenged and transformed these older norms.

When: October 7, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Ferry Building Gallery – 1414 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver
Register: Online