7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, October 24

Oct 24 2017, 12:29 am

Keep your week going strong with our checklist of seven events happening around Vancouver today, October 24. Deadmau5, Halloween after Hours at Vancouver Aquarium, and more!

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




  • What: Deadmau5 will be back in Vancouver with his iconic mouse head and enormous cube for his aptly named Lots of Shows in a Row Pt. 2 tour. The show is to promote Toronto-born Joel Zimmerman’s (AKA Deadmau5) recently released album, W:/2016ALBUM/. The estimated two-hour long performances will feature songs from this new album, as well as past bangers: “Cat Thruster,” “Ghosts N Stuff,” “Strobe,” and more. Zimmerman will also bring along his Cube 2.1, the biggest (so far) of his infamous performance cubes.
  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Time: Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45.50-$80

Artist Talk with Thomas Nelles

  • What: Local artist Thomas Nelles was the winner of an open call to artists to create a temporary mural to surround the construction hoarding of the Surrey Central SkyTrain station while TransLink does upgrades. His two-part artwork titled Chrysalis and Butterfly Locomotion; Camouflaged are now installed and will be on display throughout the construction period.
  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

4th Annual Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Show

  • What: Make connections with businesses and individuals from across the region and hear from industry leaders on topics that matter to your business. This event features exhibitors and attendees from a wide variety of industries.
  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver BC Ballroom – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Mom’s The Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty

  • What: From the creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour.
  • When: October 24 to 29, 2017
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$42

Halloween After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium

Scary fish/Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

  • What: When the lights go down, you’ll get to witness the nocturnal habits of more than 50,000 aquatic creatures during this adults-only spooky soirée. You can explore the Aquarium’s galleries with a beer or glass of wine in hand as you discover the eerie sea life. Don’t forget to dress in your Halloween-best because you can participate in the first-ever After Hours costume contest. You could win prizes and bragging rights for best costume, best group costume, and best aquatic-themed costume.
  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: 845 Avison Way in Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Price: $27 for members and $35 for non-members –  Tickets available online

VanDusen Botanical Gardens’ Glow in the Garden 2017

  • What: VanDusen Botanical Garden is bringing back its Glow in the Garden event for a second year, to take you on a wondrous walk of whimsy this Halloween. This year’s theme is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, so you can expect to follow the white rabbit, surrounded by lights, sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures.
  • When: October 24 to 31, 2017
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Tickets Tonight, $8.50-$12.50

2017 Pieces of Mind Mental Health Conference

  • What: The four hour Pieces of Mind Mental Health Conference features speakers, an interactive exhibit, on and off-campus resources and more. Listen and gain important insights from the stories of students, professionals, advocates, and community organizations regarding their experiences with mental health and how they have learned to thrive in their day-to-day lives.
  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University – 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey
  • Price: Free for all post-secondary students as well as KPU staff, and faculty.
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