7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, October 8

Oct 8 2019, 12:00 pm

Concerts, artist talks, nature exploration and more. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered with these seven fun things to do in Vancouver on Tuesday, October 8!

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


What: Grammy-nominated Bastille brings the Doom Days Tour Part 1 to Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on October 8 with special guests Joywave.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

National Geographic Live! — Standing at the Water’s Edge

What: Marine biologist and photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier presents the latest edition of National Geographic Live! – Standing at the Water’s Edge.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Piper Spit Bird Count


Burnaby Lake (JamesChen / Shutterstock)

What: Bring your binoculars and watch the seasonal changes in the birds at Burnaby Lake along with a park interpreter. For ages 15 and up.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Knocked Loose

What: Kentucky hardcore punk band Knocked Loose perform at Rickshaw Theatre with Candy, SYSC, and Stick To Your Guns.

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Ticket: Online

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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What: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Ursula Rani Sarma is based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Set in war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of the unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila and Mariam.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until October 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

What: Oppenheimer Park and Gallery Gachet present The World As We Create It, an exhibition featuring artwork from the Oppenheimer Park community. Artwork from more than 30 artists includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, print, mosaic and mixed media works.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Gallery Gachet 9 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Artist Talk: Stephanie Dinkins

What: Transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins leads a conversation about her artificial-intelligence, voice-interactive project, “Not The Only One (N’TOO)” at Vancouver Art Gallery. Visitors can also experience the experimental AI storyteller in Courtroom 301 from 5 PM onwards

When: October 8, 2019
Time: 5 to 8:30 pm. Talk at 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Register: Online, free

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