7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, October 20

Oct 17 2017, 2:30 am

Congratulations, Vancouver – we made it to Friday! Make the most of it with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver, including Toast to the Coast, G Day, and more.

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

Toast to the Coast

  • What: Enjoy gourmet bites prepared by top Ocean Wise restaurants and taste signature BC wines during this culinary journey celebrating the conservation of our oceans. Food and beverages are included in the ticket price. All proceeds support the Vancouver Aquarium’s important research, education and direct action programs that benefit ocean conservation.
  • When: Friday, October 20
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $150 per person; buy tickets online

G Day 2017

2015 Attendees/G Day

  • What: G Day is a global social movement that’s holding events in communities across Canada for girls and their champions – parents/guardians. And that’s why Vancouver’s fourth annual G Day is taking place on Friday, October 20 at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby. The full day event is expected to see around 150 girls aged 10 to 12, with 100 adult champions, come together for an intergenerational community celebration of girls, empowering them as they transition from childhood into adolescence.
  • When: October 20
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Ismaili Centre Burnaby – 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby
  • Price: $50 (excluding service charge) – Donate or join the waitilist via G Day Vancouver


  • What: Ben Goldberg, known by his stage name Token, grew up north of Boston, MA. Token has received many celebrity co signs including the likes of T-Pain, Fred Durst (of Limp Bizkit), Platinum Producer Clinton Sparks, RA The Rugged Man and Hollywood star and Boston’s own Mark Wahlberg who recently pronounced Token his “new favorite rapper”.
  • When: Friday, October 20
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12.50-$23.50

Girls Night Out

  • What: The Port Moody Arts Centre annual Girls Night Out is a night of comedy by women for women. Featuring stand-up comedian Erica Sigurdson and friends, with proceeds supporting arts and music programming and gallery initiatives at the Port Moody Arts Centre.
  • When: Friday, October 20
  • Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online, $42.50-$47.50

Science Bash and Mozilla Hive Pop-Up

  • What: Celebrate National Science and Technology Month with fun, hands-on science activities. Visit interactive booths hosted by Let’s Talk Science, Robokids, Open Science Network, Parks Canada, The Royal Astronomical Society and more.
  • When: October 20 and 21
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch – 100 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

The Surrey Pumpkin Express 2017

  • What: The ride consists of a route through a spookily tricked out forest, filled with pumpkins and sound effects. Everyone is welcome from ages two and up! Kids on their way out even get a little pumpkin to remember their time.
  • When: Now to Monday, October 31, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm. Open rain or shine.
  • Where: Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf – 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: $11

Happy Place – Touchstone Theatre

Image: Riun Garner

  • What: Women at an in-patient care facility is the premise of this new play, which features seven noted local actresses. Happy Place depicts mental illness in a sincere and honest manner, as well as the patients’ different paths towards healing.
  • When: October 20 to 29
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Firehall; $30-$33
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