7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, October 2

Sep 28 2018, 7:16 am

Today has brought us Beyoncé and Jay-Z, A Vancouver Guldasta, and more. Whatever your mood, here are seven things to do in Vancouver today, Tuesday, October 3!

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

Surrey Small Business Information Expo 2018 – Build your Business

  • What: The 2018 Surrey SBIE – Build your Business at Surrey City Hall brings together subject matter experts from 25 government support programs and non-profit service providers that are here to help your business. Along with a tradeshow the expo will host presentations on a number of interesting topics. Presentations will be held by subject matter experts from various industries.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Beyoncé and Jay-Z OTR Tour II

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  • What: Get ready Beyhive, because Beyoncé and Jay-Z are coming to Vancouver for their OTR II stadium tour. This is Jay and Bey’s second tour together, as they first embarked on the On The Run Tour back in 2014.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: Doors 5:30 pm
  • Where: BC Place
  • Tickets: Online

Métis Paddle Carving

  • What: An opportunity to learn about Métis people and culture through a hands-on activity. Pat Calihou will be teaching and guiding participants towards making their own unique paddles.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: City Centre Library – Room 120 – 10350 University Dr., Surrey
  • Register: Online, free

Incognito Mode: A Play About Porn

  • What: A generational exploration of pornography in the digital age. In collaboration with Studio 58/Langara College, Neworld Theatre has developed a new work that asks, “What does it mean to have grown up with the internet and readily available representations of sexuality?” Beginning with a workshop performance showcased in the Risky Nights series last spring, Neworld has continued to collaborate with Studio 58 students to expand the piece, with further explorations into the personal, social, and ideological consequences of growing up as part of the first generation with unfettered and on-demand access to internet pornography.
  • When: Now to Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Studio 58, Langara College – 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market

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  • What: The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, locally brewed beer and BC wines, SPCA certified chicken and eggs, freshly baked French breads and pastries, and natural soap and body care products. The Kwantlen St. Farmers Market also features products grown and crafted by local farmers and artisans, highlighting KPU’s own Sustainable Agriculture students.
  • When: Every Tuesday until Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Global Accelerator and Pitch Competition Tour

  • What: Join some of Canada’s leading global entrepreneurs for the Global Expansion Accelerator session to learn how they conquered new markets, attracted foreign investment, recruited top talent, and forged new partnerships. Leapfrog their business with lessons-learned and practical advice to help you to expand your business to new markets.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

A Vancouver Guldasta

  • What: A Vancouver Guldasta is an examination of common experience, identifying home, and processing trauma. The production focuses on the Dhaliwals—a Punjabi family in Vancouver in the early 1980s—as they navigate through the experience of trauma and violence occurring in Punjab, and their daughter’s complicated friendship with Andy, a Vietnamese refugee teen who lives in their basement. Part of 2018’s Diwali in BC celebrations.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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