10 things to do in Vancouver this week: October 19 to 25

Oct 19 2020, 6:16 am

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Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

Grab those in your bubble and bring them out to one of these various virtual and outdoor events.

Remember to mask up, stay apart, and have fun.

From several virtual concerts to food events and ghostly walking tours, we’ve got several things for you to do this week in Vancouver.

Shambhala At Home Series


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What: The Shambhala At Home Series features weekly Mixcloud streams every Friday, kicking your weekends off with a proper journey home. Each event boasts a carefully curated lineup that pays homage to the Shambs stages, as well as a few surprises along the way.

When: Every Friday
Time: 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Enjoy a drive-in theatre

Twilight Drive-In

What: Enjoy Halloween classics for all ages from the comfort of your vehicle. In order to limit contact, a precaution of the pandemic, walk-ins are no longer permitted. All passengers must be in the vehicle at the time of entry, and parking spots are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity limits have also been placed at concessions and washrooms, with hand sanitizer publicly available at the concession.

When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Halloween
Check website for showtimes
Where: 260th Street and Fraser Highway, Langley
Tickets: Available online

Speak up! For Animals: The virtual storytelling event

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Vancouver Humane Society

What: Join the Vancouver Humane Society for their SPEAK UP! for Animals fundraiser, an evening of entertainment and learning. Hear stories from BC-based advocates on their journeys through animal protection, animal advocacy, and awareness-raising.

When: October 20
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online
Tickets: $15; available online

Try out a new restaurant 

New Vancouver restaurants

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What:¬†There are tons of establishments in and around the city that have opened for the first time recently, but how do you pick which ones are worth hitting up?¬†We‚Äôve done the tough work for you and created this shortlist of openings you should be paying attention to ‚ÄĒ you‚Äôre welcome, foodies.

When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: We’ve rounded up a list of new restaurants to try around the city.

Fjällräven Warehouse Sale


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What: For one weekend only, grab past season gear at deeply discounted prices. Sign up for your preferred time slot on Saturday, October 24th or Sunday, October 25th and arrive 10 minutes prior to your shopping time. Once you are shopping in-store, the team will be available and ready to help from a distance. There will be hand sanitizer stations and clear signage to help navigate through the sale.

When: October 24 and 25
Time: Various times throughout the day
Where:¬†Fj√§llr√§ven Vancouver — 147 W Broadway
Admission: Free

Go on a ghostly walking tour 

Forbidden Vancouver

What:¬†Step into the Vancouver of the past on the Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour, and discover the city‚Äôs unsettling history.¬†A combination walking tour and theatre piece,¬†The Lost Souls of Gastown bills itself¬†as an interactive experience, ‚Äúthat pulls you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown‚Äôs murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out.‚ÄĚ

When: October 13 to 30
7 pm
Meet at Buro The Espresso Bar, 356 Water St, Vancouver, BC
Admission: Purchase online, $26 to $29

Vegan Pizza Bike Crawl


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What: Grab your bike and enjoy the vegan pizza crawl. The group is starting at Virtuous Pie at UBC at 11 am, and riding at 12:15 pm. They’ll get to Vegan Cave around 1:30 pm, Pizza Castle around 3 pm, and then the Grano Pizzeria at 5 pm.

When: October 24
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Starting at Virtuous Pie UBC
Admission: Free

Heart of the City Festival


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What: The 2020 Festival theme, This Gives Us Strength, resonates today as our community copes with a worldwide pandemic, physical distancing, ongoing displacement, the fentanyl crisis, and the raw realities of bigotry and systemic racism. The 2020 Festival features twelve days of online and pop-up outdoor events, including music, stories, poetry, ceremony, films, readings, forums, workshops, discussions, art talks, history talks, and visual art exhibitions.

When: October 28 to November 8
Time: Schedule can be found online
Where: Live and online
Admission: Free

ABM: Queer Reads Library Show and Tell

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Queer Reads Library

What: Join the Queer Reads Library for a show and tell of the library with queer Asian artists Tray Ma, Phebe Ferrer, and Amanda Wan for VABF Art Book Month 2020.

When: October 22
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Information Session at WCCM

What:¬†The West Coast College of Massage Therapy hosts Information Sessions to learn about their 20-month, full time Registered Massage Therapy program. WCCMT campus is conveniently located steps from both New Westminster Skytrain stations. If you are looking to start or change careers, Registered Massage Therapy may be right for you. Lots of job opportunities, great pay, flexible hours and the opportunity to make a difference in the health and wellbeing of others. To attend email:¬†[email protected]¬†Reference: DailyHive
When: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:¬†613 Columbia Street ‚ÄĒ¬† New Westminster¬† (May be scheduled online closer to the time ‚Äď TBD)
Tickets: N/A but email confirmation of intention to attend is required

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