7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, October 11

Oct 10 2017, 3:52 am

We’re over the hump, everyone! Celebrate with our seven things to do around Vancouver today, from Taste of Yaletown, Vancouver International Improv Festival, and more.

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

Taste of Yaletown 2017

La Pentola

Dishes from La Pentola (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

  • What: The annual food fest is returning for its 13th year of special menus, tasting plates, and expert pairings in the restaurants of one of Vancouver’s swankiest neighbourhoods.
  • When: October 11 to October 27
  • Where: Multiple venues in Yaletown
  • Price: Special menus for $25, $35, or $45

Vancouver International Improv Festival 2017

  • What: The 19th annual Vancouver International Improv Festival takes over Granville Island with over 40 unique performances at four venues, workshops, and more.
  • When: October 11 to 14
  • WherePerformance Works, Waterfront Theatre Revue Stage and The Improv Centre
  • TicketsOnline, $15 per show, $18 for evening pass, and $50 for festival pass

2017 Fastest Growing Companies Reception

  • What: Meet and mingle with some of BC’s fastest growing companies when Business in Vancouver presents the 2017 Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies Reception.
  • When: Wednesday, October 11
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where:  TELUS Garden – 5th Floor – 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, subscribers: $85, non-subscribers: $95

I Left My Heart in Ma’Sum Ghar

  • What: ​​​Powerful, candid, and uncensored, this comedic solo storytelling saga from Morris Bartlett explores the brotherhood of soldiers, would-be weapons of mass destruction, and the fickleness of fate.
  • When: October 11
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Heritage Grill – 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Pay what you want

Fall Mason Bee Care Workshop

  • What: Learn how to keep mason bees in this hands-on, informative workshop. Participants will learn about the best types of mason bee houses,and the best place to install them, how to care for your bees in spring and fall, mason bee lifecycle, and what to plant to support bees in your yard or garden.
  • When: October 11
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Be Clean Naturally – 38140 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish
  • Price: $20 per person – please register and pay in advance by calling The Soap Shoppe & Herbal Apothecary at 604-898-8889

Meditation with your Dog

  • What: Marieke Leliveld offers a relaxing guided meditation specialized for you and your dog. Expand your breath, practice being in the present moment, feel more grounded and connect to your four legged companions.
  • When: October 11
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Paw Prints Dog Grooming Salon – 2635 West 4th, Vancouver
  • Price: $15 donation

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas

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Ms. Lauryn Hill / Facebook

  • What: Grammy-award winning Ms. Lauryn Hill and anthemic rapper Nas co-headline Pacific Coliseum on Wednesday October 11. Hill is best known for being a member of iconic hip-hop group the Fugees, as well as for her critically-acclaimed solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which produced hits such as “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Everything is Everything,” and won five Grammy Awards. Nas meanwhile has become a global phenomenon in his own right with eight platinum and multi-platinum albums under his belt, along with a staggering 13 Grammy nominations.
  • When: Wednesday, October 11
  • Time: Doors: 5:30 pm, Show: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: From $37, available at Live Nation.
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