10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, October 12

Oct 11 2019, 5:00 am

Looking for something fun to do today? Check out our list of 10 fun Vancouver events happening on Saturday, October 12, including Matty Matheson, Halloween Market, and more!

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

Matty Matheson – Happy Vulnerable Tasty Sadness Happy Tour

Matty Matheson/Live Nation

What: Canadian chef and internet sensation Matty Matheson is coming to Vancouver as part of his highly anticipated “Happy Vulnerable Tasty Sadness Happy Tour.” The TV chef’s show, Dead Set on Life, was one of the first original series on VICELAND in 2016. Since then, Matheson’s skills have made him famous, amassing a following of more than 500K on Instagram.

In late 2018, he released Matty Matheson: A Cookbook through the American publisher, Abrams. The cookbook, which features stories, family recipes, and more, quickly became a New York Times bestseller, and the chef has even signed on to release a second cookbook in late 2020.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: Doors 1 pm, show 2 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street
Tickets: Starting at $27.50 (including GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

2nd Annual Spooktacular Halloween Market

What: The Spooktacular Halloween Market features many activities for the whole family, including 30 handmade artisans, zombie cafe, face painting, Harry Potter Bounce Castle, and more. Attendees will get to meet Jasmine and Aladdin from 11 am to 12 noon, Captain Marvel from 12 to 1 pm, as well as Groot and other characters throughout the event.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Sullivan Community Hall – 6306 152 St., Surrey
Admission: By donation to the Surrey Memorial Hospital Oncology Unit

Cranberry Sale

What: Purchase fresh cranberries at Richmond Nature Park Society’s annual cranberry sale. Proceeds support the park’s educational and public programs.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: By donation, berries are market price

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

TRANSFORM: A Cabaret Festival

What: The Cultch, in collaboration with Urban Ink, presents the first TRANSFORM: A Cabaret Festival. Over 50 Indigenous and non-indigenous performers from Vancouver and around the world will perform over nine days. Acts include burlesque, comedy, music, drag, and more. Curated by Corey Payette and Heather Redfern.

When: Now until October 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables St., Vancouver; York Theatre – 639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver; Vancity Culture Lab – 1895 Venables St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Fall Harvest Marketplace

What: The second annual Fall Harvest Marketplace features over 50 local vendors specializing in handmade creations.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Civic Centre Galleria – 100 Newport Drive Port Moody
Admission: $2, children 12 and under get in free

Phantom Signal Season 5

Phantom Signal

Daniel Chai

What: Phantom Signal kicks off a new season of old-timey-radio-horror-comedy performed live by Jayson McDonald, Andrew Bailey, Tara Travis, Mark Haney, and special guests.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: At the door, $10

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

What: The day-long event includes food, kids activities, entertainment, contests, over 70 vendors, and, of course, fresh cranberries. And while the festival officially starts at 10 am, early-risers can enjoy a pancake breakfast at 8:30 am.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 9167 Glover Rd – Fort Langley
Admission: Free

Cost Of Living

What: A 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about relationships and living with physical disabilities, and filled with surprise humour. The play tells the story of a wealthy student being cared for by a young down-on-her-luck woman, and a man who rebuilds an old connection by providing assistance to his ex-wife.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 203 – 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Nature Walk with Cannabis 

What: Join cannabis consultant Mary J for a guided nature walk to learn how you can microdose cannabis to heighten your senses, reconnect with nature, and turn that grimace into a grin. This event is also taking place on October 26 at the same time and location.

When: October 12 and October 26, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Lost Lagoon – Alberni and Chilco
Tickets: Available online for $60