7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, October 17

Oct 17 2019, 5:00 am

Taste of Yaletown, LA Clippers versus Dallas Mavericks, and more! Fill your Thursday timeline with these seven fun things to do on October 17, 2019!

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

NBA Canada Series Presented by Bell: LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks

What: The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks will play a preseason game at Rogers Arena on October 17. The event will also feature fan events, NBA legend appearances, and an NBA Cares program.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Taste of Yaletown 2019

Taste of Yaletown 2019 dates

Minami is always one of the top spots to hit during Taste of Yaletown (mattbourne/Instagram)

What: The annual food fest is returning for its 15th year of special menus, tasting plates, and expert pairings in the restaurants of one of Vancouver’s swankiest downtown neighbourhoods. Diners can enjoy a variety of three-course set menus from participating restaurants, each with a special fixed price of either $35, $45, or $55 for 11 delicious days in a row.

When: October 17 until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants in Yaletown
More Info: Online

Vancouver Area Independent Schools Fair 2019

What: The 9th Annual Vancouver Area Independent School Fair is a free event open to all students from grades 9 to 12 and their parents on Thursday, October 17 from 1:30 – 3:30pm at the WPGA Main Gym. This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet one-on-one with top US universities. In addition, Understanding Selective College Admission in the US and Understand the UC application process, are two excellent information sessions offered as part of the VAIS Fair on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Where: West Point Grey Academy Gym – 4180 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Admission: Free, open to grade 9 to 12 students and their parents

Art Masters: Painting Competition

What: Art Masters is a painting competition presented by the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation. The theme is Day of the Dead, and the artists not only have one hour to create, but only 15 minutes prior to the start of painting they will receive a surprise supplies box of supplies they must incorporate. The audience decides the winner.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: The Portside Pub – 7 Alexander St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

China Doll

What: China Doll is written and directed by Marjorie Chan, and tells the story of Su-Ling, trapped by tradition. Her grandmother is determined that she will marry well and bring prosperity to the two of them. But when Su-Ling learns to read, her mind is opened to new possibilities, which sets her on a dangerous path to independence.

When: October 17 until October 26, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online

VanDusen Glow in the Garden 2019

VanDusen

VanDusen Glow in the Garden (Vancouver PArk Board)

What: VanDusen Glow in the Garden invites guests to the whimsical garden and light show. The walk will be filled with a variety of lights, sounds, and zany illuminated pumpkin caricatures. There will also be tasty treats, crafts, food vendors, and a scavenger hunt.

When: October 17 to 27, 2019
Time: 5 to 6 pm; 6:30 to 7:30 pm; 8 to 9 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Admission: Tickets range from $9.50 to $13.50 per person based on age

Blood Bath & Beyond

What: A horror variety show at the Wise Hall featuring magic, burlesque and sideshow performances. Acts include Melody Mangler, Calamity Kate, Aleister Crane, Vivianne Oblivion, and more. Presented by Major Productions and Impossible Things Productions.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Wise – 1882 Adanac Street Vancouver
Tickets: Online