10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 20

Oct 18 2019, 12:00 pm

Don’t let the weekend pass you by! Here are 10 great events to enjoy on Sunday, October 20. Schitt’s Creek, Drags Benny Vancouver, and more!

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

Schitt’s Creek: Up Close & Personal


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What: Just For Laughs presents a live event with the cast of Schitt’s Creek at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Cast members, including Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the CBC series. expect stories from cast members, surprises, and more in the interactive evening.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

2019 UBC Apple Festival

What: Entering its 28th year, the event features apple tastings, an extensive variety of apples and apple trees to buy and take home, and more.

When: Now until October 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: UBC Botanical Garden – 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Admission: $5 (cash only) for adults; children ages 12 and under enter for free

Eat North presents Drags Benny Vancouver

What: This one-of-a-kind brunch presented by Eat North in partnership with TD Bank and Fairmont Waterfront will support the Vancouver Pride Society. This fundraiser brunch kicks off at 11 am and includes a welcome drink, brunch canapes, and then a three-course seated brunch. In addition to brunch, guests can opt for drag-inspired drinks alongside classic bevies like mimosas and Caesars.

RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Laila McQueen will be hosting this shindig alongside some top BC drag queens like Kendall Gender, Gia Metric, and Mina Mercury as well as Calgary drag personalities Angelina Starchild and Perla Coddington. This celebration will also offer a silent auction and a 50/50 draw with funds raised going towards Vancouver Pride Society.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: $70 – $640; buy online

In the BAG Family Sundays

What: Visit Burnaby Art Gallery for a different family-friendly art project this fall. October’s project is Printing the Present, November’s project is Collecting Memories, and December’s project is Wayfinding with Water.

When: October 20, November 17, December 15, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm, beginning on the hour and half-hour mark with the last at 3:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Cat yoga at Catoro Cafe

What: Catoro, Vancouver’s recently-opened, magical cat cafe is hosting cat yoga at their forest-themed venue. The session will take place on Sunday, October 20 and includes one hour of guided Hatha yoga, followed by 30 minutes of cat cuddles, snacks, and refreshments at their cafe. And 100 per cent of ticket sales go towards the Cat Therapy and Rescue Society.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 12 to 1:30 pm
Where: 666 E Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: $60, available online

Dancing Lessons

What: Dancing Lessons tells the story of a geophysics professor with Asperger’s syndrome who asks a Broadway dancer to teach him how to dance for an awards dinner. However, the dancer is recovering from an injury that may permanently end her dancing career. As their relationship develops, both are caught off guard by what they learn about themselves and each other. Presented by Naked Goddess Productions.

When: Now until October 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Jericho Arts Centre – 1675 Discovery St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Return of the Salmon

What: ​Returns of the Salmon features displays, games, and conversations with fisheries experts from the Bell-Irving Hatchery and other community organizations. Then witness the salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek. All ages, and presented with Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society.

When: October 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at fish fence – 23900 Kanaka Creek Rd, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

2019 International Theatresports Institute’s Conference and Festival

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What: Vancouver TheatreSports is hosting the 2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival, featuring over 100 improv performers from 18 countries in 50 performances across three theatres on Granville Island. Highlights include The Toys Strike Back, by Norway’s Det Andre Teatret, the El Jaguar Fiesta Tour of Vancouver with masked Mexican luchador El Jaguar (Derek Flores, New Zealand) and OK Tinder – The International Edition.

When: Now until October 20, 2019
Time: Various showtimes
Where: The Improv Centre, Waterfront Theatre, and The Nest on Granville Island
Tickets: Online

Wild Things

What: Wild Things at Richmond Nature Park is a family-friendly, theatrical experience that celebrates nature, wildlife and Halloween. An adult must accompany children while at Wild Things.

When: Now until October 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7:30 pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Tickets: Online $4 or or at the door $6/ Children three years and under are free


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: Now until October 20, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm (Fridays to Sundays)
Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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