7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, October 24

Oct 18 2018, 5:14 pm

Welcome to Wednesday, full of interesting events around Vancouver. Check out The Ones We Leave Behind, Mission Nightmare Haunted House, and these seven events happening today, October 24!

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

Comics, Art, and Storytelling with Lindsay Wong

  • What: Inclusive Community Artist-in-Residence Lindsay Wong presents a free, drop-in storytelling and writing workshop. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of writing experience or ability. Bring your story ideas and work in a creative and supportive environment. Snacks are provided.
  • When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: John Howard Society Community Services Office – 3360 Fraser Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Giraffage and Ryan Hemsworth

  • What: Giraffage and Ryan Hemsworth bring the “Open World Tour” to Fortune Sound Club with support from Nite Jewel (DJ Set).
  • When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Time: Doors 9 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 E Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20 plus fees

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

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  • What: Hosted by Westcoast Sightseeing, guests are invited to ride a San Francisco-style trolley to some of Vancouver’s eeriest and most bone-chilling locations. Highlighted spots of the tour include Gastown’s “blood alley,” Stanley Park, the Vancouver Police Museum, and the Mountain View Cemetery, among others. Scary stories of some of Vancouver’s most famous landmarks will be shared, like the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s lady in red, the babes in the woods at Stanley Park, and the Castelanni Milkshake Murder.
  • When: Now to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: Tours take place every hour from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: The tour begins at Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online for $55

The Dodos

  • What:  The Dodos return to Vancouver with Prism Tats and Johnny Payne & The Margarita Trio at VENUE.
  • When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

The Ones We Leave Behind

  • What: From the writer of Dirty Old Woman, comes a new play about the redemptive power of human connection. Exploring themes of isolation and abandonment, The Ones We Leave Behind poses the question, are the greatest walls the ones we build within ourselves?
  • When: Wednesday, October 24 to Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Speakeasy Soirée – 90th Anniversary Celebration

  • What: Family Services of Greater Vancouver celebrates its 90th Anniversary. Step back in time to a 1920s speakeasy at the Terminal City Club for a cocktail-style fundraising event. Featuring live music, roaming entertainment, silent and live auctions, all while you discover international wines with fellow supporters of FSGV.
  • When: 
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Terminal City Club – 837 Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Mission Nightmare Haunted House


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  • What: Mission Nightmare Haunted House is presented by Mission Station #3 Fire Fighters Association and run by volunteers from the neighbourhood and sponsored by area businesses. The spooky haunted house is full of members of the community in costume and working behind the scenes, and proceeds from sales benefit local charities.
  • When: Now to Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Nightmare Haunted House – 8760 McLean Street, Mission
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 with donation of a non-perishable food item
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