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

Oct 16 2019, 7:13 am

Welcome back, Wednesday! Here are seven fun things to do today, Wednesday, October 16! The Try Guys, Grave Tales, and more.

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

The Try Guys Legends of the Internet Tour

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What: The Try Guys will be taking to the stage at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts during their Legends of the Internet tour. Guests will join Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang. The group originally formed in 2014 while the four worked at BuzzFeed. In 2018, they launched their independent YouTube channel, which now has more than two billion views and 5.8 million subscribers.

The Try Guys have headlined the main stage at VidCon for the last two years and also produce their own audio podcast, The Trypod. Earlier this year, they released their first book, The Hidden Power of F*cking Up.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts — 777 Homer Street
Price: $37.50, $49.50, $65.00, $85.00 (incl. GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Surrey Art Gallery Exhibition Tour

What: Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom leads an informal tour of the digital artworks in Garden in the Machine exhibit.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Spooky Action

What: Spooky Action is a collaboration between dance company Inverso Productions and poet/performer Barbara Adler. Created by Lesley Telford, Spooky Action combines visual art, contemporary dance, poetic storytelling and original composition to explore human connections.

When: October 16 to October 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (Wednesday and Thursday, 8 pm (Friday and Saturday)
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Improv Against Humanity: Halloween Hilarity

What: Improv Against Humanity celebrates the spooky season with Halloween Hilarity at the Rio Theatre on October 16.  The Fictionals and special guests Meaghan Joy Hommy and Kris Erickson present horror-themed CAH comedy, an audience costume contest with prizes, and mini-chocolate bars galore.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Shinedown

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What: Shinedown brings the 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour to Abbotsford Centre on October 16 with special guests Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Savage. Shinedown’s ATTENTION ATTENTION album simultaneously topped the Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, and debuted in the Top 5 in the Billboard 200.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Grave Tales

What: Fort Langley’s annual Grave Tales takes place on select evenings between October 16 and November 3, 2019. Attendees will have their choice of either a two or three-hour program, in which local storytellers share eery stories, all while leading the group through the historic village at night. There’s also the option to stay overnight in Fort Langley’s oTENTiks. These “are approved on a case-by-case basis” for the 9 pm tours.

When: Select evenings from October 16 until November 3, 2019
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site – 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley
Time: Between 6 and 9 pm on select nights
Admission: $17 (adult – 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm tours) / $20 (adult – extended 9 pm tours) / $13 (youth – 6 pm tours only), plus applicable fees

Harvestland

What: Harvest Haus is partnering with the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) to launch the largest harvest celebration in Canada: Harvestland. Visitors can expect rides, attractions, food, and entertainers, as well as the return of the original Harvest Haus – the 19+, high-energy Oktoberfest party.

Harvestland will boast dozens of attractions, including tractor rides, logger sports showcases, pumpkin carving, and theatrical entertainers. Guests can also explore the colourful Bavarian Village, a Woodland Labyrinth, and the interactive Kinder Farm.

When: Now until October 20, 2019.
Time: 4 to 10 pm (Wednesday and Thursdays), 12 to 10 pm (Fridays to Sundays)
Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online