7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, October 18

Oct 9 2018, 5:44 am

One more day to Friday, and that’s got us feeling good! Check out CapU Alumni Awards, Rebel Women, and these seven events around Vancouver today, Thursday, October 18.

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

Capilano University Alumni Awards of Excellence


  • What: Capilano University (CapU) is celebrating a major milestone with its 50th anniversary. CapU and Capilano University Alumni Association (CUAA) are hosting a special evening anniversary edition of the Alumni Awards of Excellence at The Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. This year’s award categories have been designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary year and represent a departure from the standard awards format. This allows CapU and CUAA to nominate and recognize alumni who embody the essence of who they are and the impact of CapU locally, regionally, and around the world.
  • When: Thursday, October 18
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Pipe Shop – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • Price: FREE (but limited) – Secure your ticket via Eventbrite

Words in Motion: Improv X Literature

  • What: Comedy and Literature collide at Granville Island Brewing when The Fictionals and Vancouver Writers Fest present Words In Motion. Improv X Literature features some of Vancouver’s funniest comedians and finest poets teaming up for a night of laughs! The performers will be inspired by your suggestions, classic literature, and modern bookshelf hits.
  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Granville Island Brewing – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $7

Business Excellence Series: Smart Cities

  • What: Smart cities use data to manage assets and resources. They collect information from citizens and devices that help monitor and direct such functions as traffic, power plants, water, waste management, schools, hospitals, libraries and community services. This discussion focuses on the competitive opportunities and challenges for businesses and individuals in the evolution of cities aiming toward a more dynamic, connected and optimally managed infrastructure.
  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Club – 915 W Hastings, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, $59-$69

Brothers Osborne

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  • What: John and TJ Osborne recently won CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” for the second year in a row in addition to “Music Video of the Year” for their Top 10, three-time GRAMMY-nominated single “It Ain’t My Fault.” They also stand as the reigning ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” and “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.”
  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online

Rebel Women

  • What: Rebel Women is a theatre verbatim play. The women’s words and songs – insightful, sometimes hilarious and always searingly truthful – are used to create the play. Presented by Deep Dove Stage Society.
  • When: Various dates until Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Deep Cove Stage Society – 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $18-$20

2018 Vancouver Art Book Fair

  • What: VABF is the longest-running international art book fair in Canada. VABF is a multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring nearly one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and installations. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.
  • When: Thursday, October 18 to Sunday, October 21
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm (Thursday), 11 am to 7 pm (Friday to Sunday)
  • Where: Emily Carr University of Art + Design – 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Taste of Yaletown 2018

  • What: The annual food fest is returning for its 14th year of special menus, tasting plates, and expert pairings in the restaurants of one of Vancouver’s swankiest neighbourhoods. Diners can enjoy a variety of three-course set menus from participating restaurants, each with a special fixed price of either $25, $35, or $45, for 11 delicious days in a row.
  • When: Thursday, October 18 to Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Multiple venues in Yaletown
  • Price: Special menus for $25, $35, or $45
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