10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 6

Oct 4 2019, 12:00 pm

Wrap up your weekend with our checklist of 10 fun events in Vancouver today, Sunday, October 6. VIFF, Eastside Flea, and more.

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

Vancouver International Film Festival 2019


The Vancouver International Film Festival draws large crows (VIFF/Facebook)

What: VIFF features over 320 films and events, and welcomes about approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe to Vancouver. The festival also showcases the biggest Canadian film program in the world and some of the best in cinematography from British Columbia, including films in the Sea to Sky programming stream presented by TELUS.

The films and documentaries shown throughout the festival will celebrate a myriad of voices, stories, and perspectives stemming from the people within BC.

When: Now until October 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Ticket Packs and Passes: Online

Mobital Warehouse Sale: Wholesale Designer Furniture

What: Vancouverites have the opportunity to inject some TLC into their home interior by purchasing timeless, high-quality pieces. Local contemporary furniture wholesaler Mobital is hosting an exclusive warehouse sale from Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6 with 50% or more off one-of-a-kind samples, floor models, and overstock.

When: October 4 to October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 13128 80th Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake

What: Vancouver Whitecaps take on Real Salt Lake in the final game of the MLS season at BC Place. The club is also hosting Fan Appreciation Day, with the first 1,500 fans entering the stadium receiving a free Whitecaps FC baseball cap, thanks to CDW. The hats will be given out at Gates A, H and C.

Team-signed balls will be given away to lucky fans by players and coaches, and Bell Box e-Soccer winner Suraj Varma will face off with Whitecaps FC e-MLS player, Erfan Hosseini, in a halftime FIFA match on the videoboard. The game will also showcase 100 Youth Season Ticket Members taking on two Whitecaps FC players in a 100 versus two match at halftime.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cannery Farmers’ Market

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, as well as live entertainment, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days.

When: October 6 and 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

CRAFT Brühaüs Oktoberfest Party

What: Enjoy this two-day festival celebrating all things Oktoberfest. Attendees can expect German-inspired eats, big beers, and music.

When: October 5 and 6, 2019
Time: Saturday, 6 pm till late; Sunday, 2 pm till late
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Pacific Assistance Dogs – Graduation 2019

What: PADS invites everyone to come celebrate the 2019 Graduation of their assistance dog teams. There will be a ceremony, Puppy Parade and more, plus a reception.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Michael J. Fox Theatre – 7373 Macpherson Ave, Burnaby
RSVP: Online

Opera On A Sunday Afternoon: Baroque to Verismo – Italian Opera through the Ages

What: Opera on a Sunday Afternoon by Burnaby Lyric Opera starts their new season on October 6 with a performance by operatic soprano Chloé Hurst and pianist Perri Lo.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
WhereShadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
TicketsOnline, $15

Eastside Flea

Eastside Flea summer pop-ups

Eastside Flea/Facebook

What: Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan food. and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live entertainment, and more to check out.

When: October 5 and 6, November 2 and 3, November 16 and 17, November 30 and December 1, December 7 and 8, December 14 and 15. 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Eastside Studios – 550 Malkin Ave, Vancouver
Price: $3 admission, no one turned away for lack of funds

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

PumpkinFest 2019

What: Visitors will be able to check out a pumpkin patch, as well as farm animals, an artisan market, local food vendors, and free swimming, gymnastics, and skating. PumpkinFest will also be hosting a “Home & Harvest” competition, allowing locals to showcase their award-winning baking, veggies, pies, art, photography, and other pieces of work.

When: October 6, 2019
Where: West Vancouver Community Centre — 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Admission: Free

Jontavious Willis

What: Blues musician and singer Jontavious Willis performs at Mel Lahan Hall at St. James on October 6.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Mel Lahan Hall at St. James – 3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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