28 things to do in Vancouver this week: October 7 to 10

Oct 7 2019, 12:00 pm

Brand new week full of fun events in Vancouver. Check out these 28 things to do in Vancouver from Monday, October 7 to Thursday, October 10. Rock The Rink, Bastille, and more!

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

Monday, October 7

Rock The Rink

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

Craft beer/Shutterstock

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

Tuesday, October 8


What: Grammy-nominated Bastille brings the Doom Days Tour Part 1 to Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on October 8 with special guests Joywave.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

National Geographic Live! — Standing at the Water’s Edge

What: Marine biologist and photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier presents the latest edition of National Geographic Live! – Standing at the Water’s Edge.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Piper Spit Bird Count


Burnaby Lake (JamesChen / Shutterstock)

What: Bring your binoculars and watch the seasonal changes in the birds at Burnaby Lake along with a park interpreter. For ages 15 and up.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Knocked Loose

What: Kentucky hardcore punk band Knocked Loose perform at Rickshaw Theatre with Candy, SYSC, and Stick To Your Guns.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Ticket: Online

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Arts Club Theatre Company / Facebook

What: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Ursula Rani Sarma is based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Set in war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of the unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila and Mariam.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until October 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

What: Oppenheimer Park and Gallery Gachet present The World As We Create It, an exhibition featuring artwork from the Oppenheimer Park community. Artwork from more than 30 artists includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, print, mosaic and mixed media works.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Gallery Gachet 9 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Artist Talk: Stephanie Dinkins

What: Transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins leads a conversation about her artificial-intelligence, voice-interactive project, “Not The Only One (N’TOO)” at Vancouver Art Gallery. Visitors can also experience the experimental AI storyteller in Courtroom 301 from 5 PM onwards

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 5 to 8:30 pm. Talk at 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Register: Online, Free

Wednesday, October 9

Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings

What: The Canucks take on the LA Kings at Rogers Arena in the home opener for the new NHL season.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Bed & Breakfast


Bed & Breakfast Arts Club Theatre Company / Photo by Mark Crawford and Paul Dunn

What: Surrey Civic Theatres presents Bed & Breakfast by Arts Club Theatre Company. Two actors portray dozens of amusing characters in what is described by Arts Club as “a heartfelt comedy about ‘being out.'”

When: Tuesday to Sunday from October 9 to October 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Welcome to Coquitlam 2019

What: This annual Coquitlam event is geared to residents who are new to Coquitlam or Canada, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the city. The mayor, city council, and staff will be available to provide information and answer questions.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 2 to 8 pm
Where: Coquitlam City Hall – 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

No Foreigners

What: A multi-media performance that contemplates on North American Chinese shopping malls as spaces of cultural clash and creation. Combining text, miniatures, digital backdrops and live cameras, No Foreigners explores the evolving relationships to these social spaces and the characters, histories, ephemera and experiences that keep people coming back.

When: October 9 to October 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Chris Gaskin

What: Vancouver’s Chris Gaskin was a “Stand Up & Bite Me” finalist on Bite TV, was the winner of the Champion of Champions Comedy Competition, and has been featured on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He’s taping his first ever comedy special at The Kino on October 9.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: The Kino – 3456 Cambie St. Vancouver
Tickets: Online


What: Toronto punk rockers PUP are performing at Vogue Theatre on October 9 on their Falls Apart Tour. The concert is coming hot on the heels of the band’s most recently released album, April 2019’s Morbid Stuff.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Are You a Cannabis Brain?



What: Join Pick My Brain’s CEO Maxine Cunningham and Cannabis Librarian Mary J for a fun and informative session to learn how your cannabis knowledge can add value to a global marketplace. Pick My Brain enables experts to package their time, knowledge and experience in order to bring value to the market.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where:i-Training Studio – 208-2520 Ontario St
Tickets: Free. Register online here.

Thursday, October 10




What: Harvest Haus is partnering with the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) to launch the largest harvest celebration in Canada: Harvestland. Visitors can expect rides, attractions, food, and entertainers, as well as the return of the original Harvest Haus – the 19+, high-energy Oktoberfest party.

Harvestland will boast dozens of attractions, including tractor rides, logger sports showcases, pumpkin carving, and theatrical entertainers. Guests can also explore the colourful Bavarian Village, a Woodland Labyrinth, and the interactive Kinder Farm.

When: October 10 until October 20, 2019. Closed October 15.
Time: 4 to 10 pm (Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays), 12 to 10 pm (Fridays to Sundays)
Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

posAbilities’ 15th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale

What: Held during Community Inclusion month in BC, the art show features creations from over 150 artists with diverse abilities who are working independently or in studios supported by Community Living organizations across Metro Vancouver. Meet artists during the show, discover each person’s unique perspective, creative process, and how individual challenges are transcended through art.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: By Donation

Museum After Dark

What: Experience a unique adult-only evening at the Museum of Surrey themed around the newest feature exhibit, Being: Punjabi. Guests will go on a guided tour of the exhibit with the museum curator, and then check out the artifact collection in the museum vault. There will also be an artist talk with Punjabi artist Mandeep Wirk, Punjabi appetizers, Bhangra performances, and free henna applications. Ticket includes one complimentary glass of wine. Ages 19+ are welcome.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: $27.25. Register online or by calling 604-501-5100 with barcode 4682804

Cheech and Chong

Cheech & Chong

What: The two comedy legends, Richard “Cheech” Marin and Edmonton-born Tommy Chong, have been performing stand-up comedy for decades and are best known for their run of seven films through the 70s and 80s, including Up in Smoke and Still Smokin. They’ve also released numerous albums, including the Grammy-winning “Los Cochinos.” The duo is hitting the road and stopping in 14 cities across the great white north this fall on their O Cannabis Tour.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Blood Bath & Beyond

What: A horror variety show at the Wise Hall featuring magic, burlesque and sideshow performances. Acts include Melody Mangler, Calamity Kate, Aleister Crane, Vivianne Oblivion, and more. Presented by Major Productions and Impossible Things Productions.

When: October 10 and October 17, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Wise – 1882 Adanac Street Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The HERO SHOW 12 Year Anniversary

What: Vancouver’s longest-running monthly sketch comedy show, The HERO SHOW, celebrates its 12-year anniversary with 16 comedians performing character monologues, sketches, and more.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: Doors 8:30 pm, show 9 pm
Where: China Cloud – 524 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

nabs West Oktoberfest 2019

What: Join over 150 professionals from Vancouver’s marketing, media, and communications industry at this annual event. Tickets include one complimentary drink.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 11 pm
Where: Deutsches Haus (Vancouver Alpen Club) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $30 and up; buy online

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