7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, October 19

Oct 17 2017, 2:28 am

Keep your great week going with a great event happening today, October 19: After Hours at Cirque Du Soleil, TechPong 4.0, and more.

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

KURIOS – Cirque du Soleil Vancouver 2017

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  • What: Cirque Du Soleil’s “KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities” will debut in Vancouver this fall under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top tent at Concord Pacific Place on October 19. KURIOS tells the story of an alternate, but familiar, past in which the audience is transported to a fantasy world where anything can happen.
  • When: October 19 to December 31
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online or by phone at 1-877-924-7783

18th Annual Harvest Lantern Festival

  • What: Bring a lantern and join in the procession around the park. Activities include: lantern making, corn toss, cake walk, face painting, bubble entertainer, Drumming Circle and photo backdrop. Please bring a donation for the Food Bank.
  • When: October 19
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: West Richmond Community Centre – 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Rogers Small Business Centre Event

  • What: Network with other small business owners, gain valuable insights and meet with trained small business specialists.
  • When: October 19
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Store – 2097 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Historic Crime: Early Forensic Investigation

  • What: It’s the Vancouver Lookout’s 40th anniversary and to celebrate, they’ve partnered with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation to present Perspectives: Talks & Discussions – a speaker series that sheds lights on the forgotten history of Vancouver.
  • When: October 19, October 29 and November 16
  • Time: 6:15 to 8 pm, 9.45 to 11:30 am, and 6:15 to 8 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Lookout – 555 West Hastings Street
  • Tickets: Tickets are $21.95 and available through Perspectives. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to allow time to take the elevator up to the Lookout.

Strike A Chord Gala

  • What: Strike a Chord features award-winning musicians to raise awareness about the healing powers of music. Featuring Juno and Grammy winning performers, Strike a Chord will celebrate the power of music with a night of entertainment, food, drinks and dancing.
  • When: October 19
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $180

TechPong 4.0

  • What: Science World is hosting a huge night of ping pong and beer to help support science, maths, engineering, and math education for young people. Taking part will be teams from tech companies around Vancouver, who have all been raising money to support STEM and youth education in the city. And for just $10, you’ll be able to watch all the action as they compete to become TechPong champions – and get a free Parallel 49 beer to quench your thirst. You’ll also be able to chow down on some Boston Pizza, take part in a giant beer pong game, chill out in an augmented reality booth, or just jump in the ball pit.
  • When: Thursday, October 19
  • Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Slovenian Kurent Dance

  • What: The Museum of Anthropology presents a special evening of Slovenian music, folkloric dance, and festivities to commemorate the arrival of an original, handmade Kurent costume from Slovenia. The Kurent, adorned in a massive sheepskin costume and cow bells, is a powerful spirit figure who comes to chase away winter during the rites of spring and fertility. The Vancouver Slovenian Society, together with Ansamble Smeh, will perform live music and dance.
  • When: October 19
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology at UBC – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free with Museum Admission.
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