7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, October 16

Oct 9 2018, 5:43 am

Lots of exciting events to discover in Vancouver, including They Might Be Giants, A Brief History of Human Extinction, and more. Here are seven events happening on Tuesday, October 16.

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

They Might Be Giants

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  • What: With their critically acclaimed new studio album, I Like Fun, Brooklyn alt-rockers They Might Be Giants are on the road with a brand new two-set “Evening With” show. Playing with an expanded line-up of musicians, the show includes all-time favourites, fresh rarities spanning their epic career, and spur-of-the-moment improvisations.
  • When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35 plus fees

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Vancouver Conference 

  • What: The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers will be hosting its 2018 international conference in Vancouver. The conference will kick off with a free public presentation on October 16 on how individuals who work with children can recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse and safely intervene. Workshops throughout the event will cover a number of various timely topics.
  • When: Tuesday, October 16 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  • Registration: Online

A Brief History of Human Extinction

  • What: The world premiere of A Brief History of Human Extinction, a comic sci-fi thriller created by Jordan Hall and Mind of a Snail Puppet Co and directed by Tamara McCarthy. A creeping fungal plague has rendered the surface of the planet uninhabitable. Trapped inside a retrofitted scientific facility, the last woman, man (and otter) on earth prepare for the launch of the Ark—a ship that will carry our planet’s genetic legacy to a new home. Produced by Upintheair Theatre.
  • When: Now to Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $24-$45

Future U: IT Skills for Tech Jobs

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  • What: In this conference, our speakers drill down into growth areas like AI and machine learning, blockchain web development, cybersecurity, and big data cloud computing. Plus network with employers and trainers who discuss skills needed in jobs now and in the future.
  • When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, Free

Lil Dicky

  • What: Multi-platinum selling artist Lil Dicky is on the road with his international fall headline tour, “Life Lessons with Lil Dicky”. Featuring special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree.
  • When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
  • Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Surfing Through Science on a Wave of Public Opinion

  • What: UBC bacteriologist Evelyn Sun discusses how public opinion influences the research scientists conduct and gain insight into the world of cutting-edge bacterial research.
  • When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

An Evening with Theresa King

  • What: Enjoy an evening with Theresa King, the first woman president of the Florida Building and Construction Trades, as she shares her journey “from the tools to the top” as a woman in a male-dominated sector. Theresa is an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  • When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown – 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free, rsvp to [email protected]
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