7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, October 8

Oct 4 2018, 7:08 am

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday Monday with these seven events happening in Vancouver on October 8. Check out Culture at the Centre, Richmond Night Market, and more.

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

Museum of Anthropology presents Culture at the Centre

  • What: Culture at the Centre offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history. Five centres will be showcased representing six communities: Musqueam Cultural Education and Resource Centre (Musqueam), Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre (Squamish, Lil’wat), Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre (Heiltsuk), Nisga’a Museum (Nisga’a), and Haida Gwaii Museum (Haida).
  • When: Now to Monday, October 8, 2018
  • When: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Turkey Toonie Skate


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  • What: Enjoy family-friendly activities and ice skating on Thanksgiving Monday.
  • When: Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Kensington Recreation Complex – 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: $2, skates and helmet included in the admission fee

Richmond Night Market

  • What: This market draws crowds from across the province, who travel to check out the rows on rows of vibrant cuisine along with the diverse line-up of nightly performances on the 50-foot entertainment stage. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.
  • When: Now to Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays from 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • Price: $3.75 (regular admission)

Zeal & Ardor

  • What: Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Manuel Gagneux, a Swiss-American formerly based in New York City.
  • When: Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online, $17

Yoga For The Mindful Skater

  • What: Unity From Within presents a yoga series at Flatspot Longboard Shop. Enjoy better overall wellness and mindfulness for a fun skating season.
  • When: Every Monday to October 29, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Flatspot Longboard Shop – 112 E. Pender St., Vancouver
  • Admission: $5

Mah Jong Meet Up

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Mah Jong/FVRL – Tsawwassen Library‎

  • What: Mah Jong has been a popular pastime for centuries, first played in China during the Qing Dynasty. Similar to Rummy, this game uses tiles and involves skill, strategy, and a bit of chance. Learn to play with American rules at Fraser Valley Regional Library – Tsawwassen Branch, then join their members for weekly games at the library.
  • When: Every Monday until December 17, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: FVRL – Tsawwassen Library – 1321A 56 Street, Delta
  • Admission: Free

St. Lucia

  • What: Jean-Philip Grobler, known for his musical project St. Lucia, is a South African singer and musician based in Brooklyn. He is touring in support of his latest album Hyperion with special guests The Night Game.
  • When: Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver,
  • Tickets: Online
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