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

Oct 23 2019, 3:30 pm

Vancouver is packed with fun events today, October 24! Enjoy your day by checking out Chefs on Deck for Camp Goodtimes, SPARK ANIMATION, and more.

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

Chefs on Deck for Camp Goodtimes

Chefs on Deck for Camp Goodtimes

What: Chefs on Deck at Cactus Club Cafe at English Bay features chefs from some of Vancouver’s top restaurants, including JC Poirier of St. Lawrence, Mike Robbins of AnnaLena, Lee Cooper of Coquille and L’Abattoir, Andrea Carlson of Burdock and Co., Alex Chen of Boulevard, and Cactus’ Rob Feenie. Along with the oceanfront ambience, guests will receive a multi-course tasting menu from and expert wine pairings from sommeliers Shiva Reddy of Savio Volpe and Sebastien LeGoff from Cactus Club.

The event raises funds for Camp Goodtimes, a charity that has been providing a place for children with cancer to go to summer camp (as well as year-round programs) in conjunction with the Canadian Cancer Society since 1985.

When: October 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Cactus Club Cafe – 1790 Beach Avenue, British Columbia
Tickets: $215 ticket + 18% gratuityavailable online

Vancouver Public Library Book Sale

What: Vancouver Public Library is holding a huge book sale from October 24 to 26, in the Alice McKay Room, at the VPL’s main branch at 350 West Georgia Street. More than just books, however, the sale will also feature CDs and video games among the offerings. All sales are final, and attendees are asked to bring their own bags to carry their new finds home in. Prices start at just 50 cents for some items, and anything that remains unsold by Saturday will be half price.

When: October 24 to 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 9 pm Oct. 24, 10 am to 6 pm on Oct. 25 and 26.
Where: Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library central branch – 350 West Georgia St
Admission: Free

SPARK ANIMATION 2019 Film Festival

What: SPARK ANIMATION celebrates the impact of animation on today’s entertainment industry and honours the diversity of films and techniques in the field. Highlights include Hollywood producer Bonnie Arnold receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, a 20th Anniversary screening of Disney’s Tarzan with the co-directors, the SPARK Animation Conference and Career Fair, film premieres and screenings, and more. Proceeds from this year’s festival will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.

When: October 24 to 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Chutzpah! Festival

What: The Chutzpah!  Festival celebrates all aspects of Jewish culture, with Canadian and international artists performing theatre, comedy, dance, music, and more at venues around Vancouver.

When: October 24 to November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Helly Hansen Clearance Sale

Helly Hansen/Facebook

What: Norwegian brand Helly Hansen is having a huge pre-winter clearance sale at their Queensborough Landing store in New West from Thursday, October 24 to Thursday, October 31. Get anything from 50% to 80% off top-of-the-range, all-weather apparel for men and women such as jackets, base layers, pants, and accessories available.

When: October 24 to October 31, 2019
Time:

  • Thursday, October 24: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Friday, October 25: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, October 26: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday, October 27: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Monday, October 28: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Tuesday, October 29: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, October 30: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday, October 31: 10 am to 9 pm

Where: Helly Hansen Queensborough Landing — H140-805 Boyd Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

The Vancouver Fall Home Show

What: Fall in love with your home all over again at the Vancouver Fall Home Show. Explore the marketplace filled with home-related products and services. Attendees will see HGTV Canada stars Bryan Baeumler of Island of Bryan and Sabrina Smelko of Save My Reno, plus learn from many demos and presentations to help you with your next home project.

When: October 24 to October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Everywhere From Here: New works by David Wilson

What: Vancouver painter David Wilson has had his work collected nationally and internationally with an extensive history of solo and group exhibitions. His latest exhibition, Everywhere From Here is being shown at a pop-up gallery on Granville Island.

When: October 24 to November 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm daily or by appointment.
Where: 1387 Railspur Alley, Granville Island, Vancouver
Admission: Free