7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, October 3

Oct 3 2019, 5:00 am

Cirque Du Soleils, Ice Cube, Farmers’ Markets, and more! Here are seven events to check out in Vancouver on Thursday, October 3.

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

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

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What: The ledgendary Ice Cube is stopping in Vancouver for two epic shows. He started his career with NWA two decades ago where he wrote most of the lyrics to Straight Outta Compton and his debut solo album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted sold more than a million copies. He has sold over 10 million solo albums to date. In 2016, the rapper was inducted into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame as part of N.W.A. and a year later, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort
Tickets: Online

Downtown Farmers’ Market

What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers Thursday mornings and afternoons for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Time

Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil

What: For the first time in British Columbia, guests will be invited to witness the imaginative and stunning production titled LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Naturally, viewers can expect aerialists, trapeze artists, hoop diving, contortionists, jugglers, and even football freestylers, to name a few of the production’s members. The performance will take place at the redesigned white-an-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place from October 3 to November 24, 2019.

When: October 3 to November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography”

What: Ron Long was a professional photographer at SFU for 36 years, with most of those years photographing exclusively for the Bio-Sciences Department. In his retirement Ron has traveled to many nature hot spots around the globe, including recent visits to southern Africa, South America, Australia, and across North America. Ron will share photos from his extensive portfolio, as well as share photography techniques that anyone can use.

Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

NF: The Search Tour

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What: American rapper NF is performing at PNE Forum on October 3 during his North American The Search tour. NF’s The Search became his second album to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vegan Harvest Dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

What: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will be hosting a Vegan Harvest Dinners on October 3. Boulevard’s Executive Chef, Alex Chen will showcase the creativity of his kitchen team as he redefines the levels of sophistication and flavour of vegan cuisine. Tickets to each edition of the Vegan Harvest Dinners are available for $85 per person.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $85; buy online

New West Farmers’ Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

When: 
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Tipperary Park – 315 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Admission: Free