7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, October 9

Oct 5 2018, 6:21 am

Start your Tuesday with these seven fun events happening in Vancouver on October 9. Call a friend and check out VIFF Live, Spooktober at Vancouver TheatreSports, and more.

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

VIFF Live! RZA: Live From The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Creator Talk with RZA



  • What: Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA will be performing a live-score of Lai Kar-Leung’s Kung-fu classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) this year. Before the show, RZA will also participate in the VIFF Creator Talk Series to discuss his admiration of martial arts movies, his creative process, and his experiences as a director and film composer.
  • When:  Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Where: Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver (Creator Talk), Orpheum Theatre — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver (RZA Live)
  • Times: Creator talk at 6 pm (19+), RZA Live at 8:15 pm
  • Tickets: Available online. Click here for Creator Talk and here for RZA Live

Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference

  • What: The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference brings together business, academic, and government leaders from both sides of the border to explore new strategies for the region to come together, maximize shared competitive advantages, and elevate global economic position.
  • When: Tuesday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver – 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $400

Spooktober – Dare to Laugh

  • What: Spooktober is Vancouver TheatreSports’ limited-run seasonal celebration of all things eerie. There are four different shows you’ll be dying to see. Monster Matches pits teams of monsters against one another in a series of ‘head-to-headless’ short-form scenarios to see who ‘eeeks’ the most laughs. Cult Fiction – Everyone Laugh Together is framed as a spooky documentary. Scared Witless – Creepy Campfire Tales sees a group of hikers trapped by a storm in a spooky forest. WTF – What the Fright takes its format from their regular late night show, What the Fun!
  • When: Tuesday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Meet the Masters – Dalí and Piccaso at the Oakridge Centre

Surrealist Piano sculpture

  • What: Oakridge Centre is collaborating with Chali-Rosso Gallery once again to host the “Meet the Masters” art exhibition. The exhibition is open during centre hours and will include the unveiling of the 98″ bronze Dali sculpture called the “Surrealist Piano”. This year also features Picasso pieces as well.
  • When: Now to Sunday, October 14, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 am to 7 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays, 9:30 am to 9 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays
  • Where: Oakridge Centre’s West Gallery – 650 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
  • Price: Free


  • What: Inspired by current events, Baby-Sitter is a dark comedy that cuts to the heart of feminism and all the confusion that surrounds it. While echoing the concerns of the #MeToo movement, the play also shakes up male-female relationships, asking what are the limits of freedom of expression? And how do we deal with the labels that society imposes on us? English subtitles on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • When: Tuesday, October 9 to Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Théâtre la Seizième- 226-1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Courtney Barnett

  • What: Courtney Barnett brings her Tell Me How You Really Feel Tour to Vancouver with guests Waxahatchee.
  • When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm, show 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $37.50

Nitro Circus: You Got This Tour

  • What: The “You Got This” tour will feature Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus’ best athletes in FMX, BMX, Scooter and more, attempting never before seen tricks and completely ill-advised stunts in an action-packed all-new production.
  • When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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