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

Oct 4 2018, 11:22 pm

Top up your Thursday with these seven great events happening in Vancouver on October 11, including Stanley Park Ghost Train, nabs West Oktoberfest, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Stanley Park Ghost Train

Ghost Train

  • What: This year’s theme is ‘Jack O’Lanter’s Journey Through the Dark Forest,’ so get ready to be spirited away into an ancient Celtic Halloween world where spirits wander and nothing is what it seems. Guests will join Jack on his journey through Stanley Park, where they can expect a visit from a 12-foot monster and creatures barely human. Meanwhile, the kids can enjoy a less scary daytime train ride through the forest to see Stanley Park’s Halloween displays, without live performers.
  • When: Thursday, October 11 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: Live theatrical performance trains run Monday to Thursday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday to Sunday: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Kids’ matinee trains run Friday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
  • Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On TicketLeader, $6-$12 depending on age and train

Keiji Haino

  • What: Active since the 1970s, Keiji Haino’s venerated career has navigated a wide array of styles and instrumentations including blues, rock, free improvisation, noise, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism, and drone.
  • When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Wall to Wall Comedy

  • What: Simon King and Sam Tonning present Wall to Wall Comedy at the Wallflower. Featuring Ivan Decker, Wes Barker, Fatima Dhowre, Harris Anderson and Oli Maugha
  • When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Wallflower – 2420 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Leadership Lessons from Women in Politics

BC Liberals leader Christy Clark at Daily Hive (Caley Dimmock/Daily Hive)

BC Liberals leader Christy Clark at Daily Hive (Caley Dimmock/Daily Hive)

  • What: The leadership advice learned from politics is inspirational and transferable to any leadership position. Hear from the panel about their experiences in overcoming leadership challenges, gain advice for branding yourself as a leader within your organization and externally, learn how to respond professionally to harsh criticism and handle conflict, and continue being a trailblazer after facing devastating blows. Speakers include Christy Clark, Former Premier of British Columbia, Hon. Hedy Fry, MP, Nicole Read, Mayor, Maple Ridge, and moderator Pamela Martin, former CTV News at Six anchor.
  • When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Time: 7 am
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel – 791 W Georgia St. Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $49-$79

Stage 43 presents M*A*S*H

  • What: Step back in time to 1909 as you explore Mackin House in an immersive way. Join the heritage performers as they give demonstrations, tell stories and share traditions throughout the different rooms in Mackin House. Enjoy the Celtic sounds of Black Sheep, then make crafts, watch baking demonstrations, and participate in interactive activities for all ages.
  • When: 
  • Time: Various
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online

Ghostly Gastown Tour

  • What: Learn about Vancouver’s early days and the many spectres that haunt the city’s oldest neighbourhood.
  • When: Various dates until Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Angel Statue in front of Waterfront Station – 599 W Cordova St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

nabs West Oktoberfest

  • What: Put on your Dirndl and Lederhosen and engage with over 150 professionals from Vancouver’s marketing, media, and communications industry. Due to high demand, tickets are selling like soft pretzels, so make sure you get yours. Raise your glass to a night full of bier, brot and fun. By supporting nabs through events like Oktoberfest, you help support Canadian professionals in the marketing and communications industry facing personal, career and family challenges due to illness, injury, unemployment or financial difficulties.
  • When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 11 pm
  • Where: Deutsches Haus (Vancouver Alpen Club) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $30-$35; buy online
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