10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 28

Oct 22 2018, 3:20 am

So much fun and so little time! Make the most of your Sunday, October 28 with these 10 great events in Vancouver, including Taste of Yaletown, The Spellman House, and more.

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

Taste of Yaletown 2018

La Pentola

Dishes from La Pentola (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

What: The annual food fest is returning for its 14th year of special menus, tasting plates, and expert pairings in the restaurants of one of Vancouver’s swankiest neighbourhoods. Diners can enjoy a variety of three-course set menus from participating restaurants, each with a special fixed price of either $25, $35, or $45, for 11 delicious days in a row.

When: Now to Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Multiple venues in Yaletown
Price: Special menus for $25, $35, or $45

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

What: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, and performer. His musical identity was forged in the DIY community of Chicago. His relentless participation in numerous musical projects bridged genres and created inroads between scenes. Featuring special guest Sen Morimoto.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: The Biltmore – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $13

Demystifying Mushrooms

What: Learn to identify common mushrooms without harvesting them. Investigate fungi’s role as the underground interconnected ‘world wood web’. A 30-minute indoor slideshow is followed by a slow trail walk. Edible mushrooms are not the focus of this walk. Ages 15+.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 9 to 11:30 am
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Admission: $8.50 per adult, $4.50 per youth/adult 65+. Registration required.  Barcode 7460

SPARK ANIMATION 2018 Film Festival

What: SPARK ANIMATION celebrates the impact of animation on today’s entertainment industry and honours the diversity of films and techniques in the field. Highlights include four-time Academy Award winner Nick Park receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, a talk with Vancouver animation filmmakers and Oscar winners David Fine and Alison Snowden, the SPARK Animation Conference and Career Fair, film premieres and screenings, and more. All proceeds from this year’s festival will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.

When: Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Poirier Street Market

What: Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in the Lower Mainland.  The Poirier Street Market hosts a diversity of vendors and products from May through October. Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.

Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Goat Yoga at Maplewood Farms

What: Maplewood Farms will be hosting 9 am weekend goat yoga classes taught by Kelli Sroka. Classes will take place on a grassy paddock. Guests should bring their own yoga mats and don’t wear designer gear as it’s going to get a bit muddy with the grass and goats. Selfies with the goats are encouraged so get ready to strike a pose. And if you need some new threads for those photos, goat yoga t-shirts are available to purchase online.

When: Every weekend from until Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 9 to 10 am. Arrive for class at least 30 minutes early.
Where: Maplewood Farms, 405 Seymour River Place North Vancouver
Register: Online, $30 for participants over 18

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers

What: Vancouver Whitecaps wrap up their regular MLS season against Portland Timbers at BC Place.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Gallery Gachet and WePress Space Official Grand Opening

What: An afternoon of letterpress and 3D printer demonstrations, snacks and drinks, and a chance to hang out and meet new people. ASL, Mandarin, and Cantonese Interpretation provided. A collaboration between DTES Heart of the City Festival, Gallery Gachet, WePress, and Powell Street Festival Society.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: 9 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Spellman House


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What: To help celebrate the launch of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix is giving a Spellman-themed makeover to the Cecil Green Park House. Visitors will be able to get a witchy makeover, enjoy a potion or two, find their own familiar, and get a sneak peak of the supernatural world that Sabrina lives in. Admission to the event is free, however, Netflix has already announced that the event is oversold. Tickets can still be obtained online, but if you want a sneak peek at the Spellman house, arrive early and beat the lines.

When: Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm (Saturday), 1 to 9 pm (Sunday)
Where: Cecil Green Park House – 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, free, admission is first-come, first-served.

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

What: The Ambleside Farmers Market has a good selection of organic and conventional produce. Prepared food vendors include baking, jams, honey, syrups, salsas and much more. There is also a varied selection of BC crafts including jewellery, clothing, artwork, pottery, skincare and more. The Ambleside Market also has a book exchange, newspaper reading area, games table, kids play area, and live music.

When: Every Sunday until Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle AveWest Vancouver
Admission: Free

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