28 things to do in Vancouver this week: September 30 to October 3

Sep 30 2019, 5:00 am

So long September and hello October! Start the new month with these 28 things to do in Vancouver from Monday, September 30 to Thursday, October 3. Check out Lana Del Rey, TRANSFORM: A Cabaret Festival, and more.

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

Monday, September 30

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

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What: Lana Del Rey is performing around North America on the “The Norman F*cking Rockwell! tour.”  The American singer and songwriter has seen great success since her debut single, Video Games. She’s received several Grammy nominations and was even named “Woman of the Year” by GQ. Each ticket to Del Rey’s tour will also come with a copy of the album.

When: September 30, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Poutine With Purpose Vancouver 2019

What: Poutine With Purpose invites customers to try some of the city’s top poutines while supporting Mealshare to end youth hunger. Both the Calgary and Victoria Poutine With Purpose events have sold over 30,000 poutines over the past four years. Every poutine sold at participating restaurants during this time means one meal to someone in need. If this event is anything like the one in YYC, Vancouverites can expect dozens of eateries serving up vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan poutine options for patrons to try too.

When: Now to October 5, 2019
Where: Participating restaurants across Vancouver
More Info: Online

Definitely Dali Exhibition

What: Chali-Rosso Art Gallery’s annual Definitely Dali exhibition is back for the summer. Enjoy original artwork by the great Spanish Surrealist master, every single day until the end of September. Plus visit the monumental Salvador Dali sculptures they have positioned in the two public, outdoor spaces: Dalinian Dancer at the corner of Alberni and Thurlow St., and Space Venus at LOT 19, at the foot of Hornby St. 2 W. Hastings.

When: Daily until the end of September 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), 12 to 5 pm (Sunday), or by appointment: [email protected] or 604 733 3594
Where: Chali-Rosso Art Gallery – 549 Howe Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Cats and Dogs

Cats and Dogs

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What: Presented by White Spot, and created by La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, in partnership with Le Musée de la civilization, the Cats & Dogs exhibition is the first “large-scale” exhibition dedicated to these animals, according to officials. Visitors will learn about the cognitive and sensory world of cats and dogs, in what’s described as an “immersive environment” that is meant to show people how their pets have a “completely different perception” of the world around them.

When: Now until January 5, 2020
What: Various times
Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Bike the Dyke

What: September is the perfect time to head to Richmond and Bike the Dyke. Beautiful waterfront views abound as you enjoy biking on off- street, unpaved pathways that run from central Richmond to Steveston Village. Leave some time to explore some of Richmond unique attractions along the way—including Aberdeen Centre, Terra Nova Rural Park, and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. And once you arrive in picturesque Steveston Village, there are plenty of amazing places to grab a drink and a bite to eat.

When: Anytime from now until the end of September
Time: Biking one direction with no breaks takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. However, we recommend you make stops along the way and make it a full day experience.
WhereBike the Dyke starts about 150 meters west of the Aberdeen Canada Line Station.
Admission: Free

Vallea Lumina

What: Vallea Lumina the interactive experience is presented by Montreal-based entertainment studio, Moment Factory and Whistler’s very own “The Adventure Group.” Through the use of emotive lights, video, soundscape, and scenography, guests are “transported” to another world with opportunities to touch, play, and explore their new environment.

When: Now until October 13, 2019
Time: Shows begin at sundown
Where: Cougar Mountain, free shuttles from Whistler Village
Tickets: Online, Adults: $39.99, Kids $34.99

Chilliwack Corn Maze

What: This year, the creators of the Chilliwack Corn Maze are paying special tribute to the Canucks 50th anniversary season, with a Canuck-themed maze. In addition to the maze, the farm also features other attractions such as a pumpkin patch, pedal carts, a “giant jumping pillow,” tractor rides, and an indoor hay-bale maze.

From now to September 30, the maze is open Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 6 pm. From October 1 to October 31, the attraction is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 6 pm.

When: Now until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Cost: Tickets for the attraction are $9.75  for children (ages 3 to 14), and $11.75 for adults, (ages 15+)

Tuesday, October 1

Wünderbar ‘Oktobeerfest’ Pop-Up at Bells & Whistles

What: Bells & Whistles will be transforming into a Bavarian-inspired beer hall for over two weeks of beer-fueled celebration. Menu specials like warm pretzels with tangy honey mustard, currywurst, an Oktoberfest platter, and a custom-created Foothills Creamery soft-serve dessert will all be up for order. This Wünderbar ‘Oktobeerfest’ Pop-Up will also feature some classic German beer styles from local brewers.

When: Now until October 6, 2019
Time: Regular hours
Where: Bells & Whistles Fraser Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Movies in the Morgue – Zombieland

What: Vancouver Police Museum presents a screening of Zombieland in the Old City Morgue. Attendees are welcome to bring pillows and blankets to cozy up in the morgue. There will be fresh popcorn and pop for sale.

When: October 1, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Police Museum and Archives – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Steveston Scarecrow Crawl

What: Throughout the month of October, Steveston Village in Richmond is being taken over by scarecrows for the annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl. Dozens of scarecrows are the first point of contact outside many of the village’s merchants, and the best scarecrow will win a $1000 prize based on Richmond celebrity judges voting. Perfect for autumn selfies.

When: October 1 to October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Steveston Village
Admission: Free

Glowbal Prix Fixe Festival

What: The Glowbal restaurant group is offering special prix fixe menus for 10 days only. Priced at $25 and $45 price points, this kicks off October 1 and runs until the 10. Glowbal, Coast, Italian Kitchen, and Trattoria locations will all be participating.

When: October 1 to October 10, 2019
Time: Regular restaurant hours
Where: Glowbal, Coast, Italian Kitchen, and Trattoria locations
Price: $25–$45

9th Annual INSPIRE Celebration of Entrepreneurship

What: Small Business BC presents the 9th Annual INSPIRE Celebration of Entrepreneurship, an evening celebrating entrepreneurship and business in BC. Join 400 of the province’s leading entrepreneurs and CEOs, small and medium-sized business owners, industry influencers and government representatives. Plus there will be a panel discussion with industry-leading businesses. Daily Hive readers receive 20 per cent off their ticket with the code DAILYHIVE20, which includes complimentary drinks and canapés.

When: October 1, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 9:45 pm
Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, use code DAILYHIVE20 for 20 per cent off

Artivism 2019 LAUGH MORE: Feminist and Queer Stand-Up


Comedy mic (Fer Gregory / Shutterstock)

What: Dive Into UBC and UBC Arts & Culture District present feminist and queer positive standup comedy at Hatch Art Gallery. The event is part of the second annual Artivism, a student-run festival for art for justice & social change. Hosted by Maddy Kelly.

When: October 1, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Hatch Art Gallery – 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Bawktobeerfest at Juke Fried Chicken

What: Juke Fried Chicken is officially celebrating Oktoberfest with ‘Bawktobeerfest,’ a collaboration with Strange Fellows Brewing. Expect ‘Jukefest’ Lager brewed especially for the occasion, schnitzel ‘double down’ sandwiches, Juke-brats sausages, and more available for one night only.

When: October 1, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20 advance; $25 at the door

Wednesday, October 2

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: October 2 to 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

The Winner’s Circle: Fundraiser for Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

What: An evening of virtual horse-racing, a silent auction, door prizes, cocktails and canapésand more in support of the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. All proceeds will support Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, a registered charity that provides a space for newcomers and neighbours from over 40 countries and Indigenous people from many nations.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market


Vancouver Farmers Market

What: See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.

When: Every Wednesday until October 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Hycroft Gallery Opening

What: The October Hycroft Gallery opening showcases the work of The Parkgate Friday Art Group. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Hycroft Gallery – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Defiantly Different: Wildebeest x The Prisoner Wine Co.

Photo courtesy Wildebeest

What: This multi-course feast is brought to us by Wildebeest in partnership with The Prisoner Wine Co. Enjoy wines and five courses that “celebrate the peak of autumn goodness.”

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Wildebeest – 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $145; buy online

Documentary Film Screening: Push

What: North Vancouver City Library presents a screening of the film Push, a documentary that explores how lack of affordable housing has made numerous cities around the world unlivable. There will be a discussion following the screening.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: 3rd Floor Program Room – North Vancouver City Library – 120 W 14th Street, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Boy & Bear

What:Australian indie rock-folk band Boy & Bear perform at Commodore Ballroom with guest Stu Larsen.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday, October 3

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Ice Cube/ Facebook

What: The ledgendary Ice Cube is stopping in Vancouver for two epic shows. He started his career with NWA two decades ago where he wrote most of the lyrics to Straight Outta Compton and his debut solo album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted sold more than a million copies. He has sold over 10 million solo albums to date. In 2016, the rapper was inducted into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame as part of N.W.A. and a year later, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort
Tickets: Online

Downtown Farmers’ Market

What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers Thursday mornings and afternoons for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Time

Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil

What: For the first time in British Columbia, guests will be invited to witness the imaginative and stunning production titled LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Naturally, viewers can expect aerialists, trapeze artists, hoop diving, contortionists, jugglers, and even football freestylers, to name a few of the production’s members. The performance will take place at the redesigned white-an-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place from October 3 to November 24, 2019.

When: October 3 to November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography”

What: Ron Long was a professional photographer at SFU for 36 years, with most of those years photographing exclusively for the Bio-Sciences Department. In his retirement Ron has traveled to many nature hot spots around the globe, including recent visits to southern Africa, South America, Australia, and across North America. Ron will share photos from his extensive portfolio, as well as share photography techniques that anyone can use.

Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

NF: The Search Tour

NF/Live Nation

What: American rapper NF is performing at PNE Forum on October 3 during his North American The Search tour. NF’s The Search became his second album to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vegan Harvest Dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

What: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will be hosting a Vegan Harvest Dinners on October 3. Boulevard’s Executive Chef, Alex Chen will showcase the creativity of his kitchen team as he redefines the levels of sophistication and flavour of vegan cuisine. Tickets to each edition of the Vegan Harvest Dinners are available for $85 per person.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $85; buy online

New West Farmers’ Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Tipperary Park – 315 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Admission: Free

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