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

Oct 2 2019, 5:00 am

The first Hump Day of October is here! Here are seven fun Vancouver events happening on Wednesday, October 2, including Boy & Bear, Hycroft Gallery Opening, and more!

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

TRANSFORM: A Cabaret Festival

What: The Cultch, in collaboration with Urban Ink, presents the first TRANSFORM: A Cabaret Festival. Over 50 Indigenous and non-indigenous performers from Vancouver and around the world will perform over nine days. Acts include burlesque, comedy, music, drag, and more. Curated by Corey Payette and Heather Redfern.

When: October 2 to 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables St., Vancouver; York Theatre – 639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver; Vancity Culture Lab – 1895 Venables St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Burnaby Neighbourhood Series: Across the Pacific: Chinese Canadian Stories in Burnaby

What: Burnaby Village Museum co-curator Denise Fong will share stories and historical photographs about Burnaby’s Chinese Canadians and their past and present connections to Guangdong, China villages. Then the Hong family from Marine Drive’s Hop On Farm will talk about their multi-generational ties to Burnaby and farming in the Big Bend neighbourhood. Presented by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – Tommy Douglas Library – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Register: Online, Free

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

Main-Street-Farmers-Market

Vancouver Farmers Market

What: See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.

When: Every Wednesday until October 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Hycroft Gallery Opening

What: The October Hycroft Gallery opening showcases the work of The Parkgate Friday Art Group. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Hycroft Gallery – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Defiantly Different: Wildebeest x The Prisoner Wine Co.

Photo courtesy Wildebeest

What: This multi-course feast is brought to us by Wildebeest in partnership with The Prisoner Wine Co. Enjoy wines and five courses that “celebrate the peak of autumn goodness.”

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Wildebeest – 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $145; buy online

Documentary Film Screening: Push

What: North Vancouver City Library presents a screening of the film Push, a documentary that explores how lack of affordable housing has made numerous cities around the world unlivable. There will be a discussion following the screening.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: 3rd Floor Program Room – North Vancouver City Library – 120 W 14th Street, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Boy & Bear

What: Australian indie rock-folk band Boy & Bear perform at Commodore Ballroom with guest Stu Larsen.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online