Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The past few days have been a bit dreary… cheer up, the weekend is here!  Check out our list of things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

 


Friday October 4th

TOUCH, 8:00PM-11:30PM @ Vancouver Public Library Atrium (350 West Georgia Street), Vancouver
$75; other pricing in effect
TOUCH features an evening of entertainment and innovation in the Atrium at Library Square with interactive technologies, live performances, music, video installations, an impressive silent auction, and more!  This year’s proceeds directly support the creation of VPL’s Inspiration Lab, a bold energetic space with state of the art technology for all Vancouverites to enjoy.  Get tickets in advance.

Capture Photography Festival, times varies @ various galleries and locations, Vancouver
Free & ticketed events
From October 1 to November 15, this not-for-profit lens-based arts festival celebrating Metro Vancouver’s renowned photography scene is launching with more than 55 exhibitions at museums, galleries and artist-run centers with public art installations, and multi-platformed programming throughout the city.  Don’t miss the Artist Talk series, workshops, and lectures running throughout the festival.

Raincity Rap 2013, 8:00PM-10:00PM @ Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Yaletown, Vancouver
Free & ticketed (19+ only) events
Raincity Rap Festival features celebrity hip hop artists Maestro Fresh Wes, Kinnie Starr and Chin Injeti in industry panels, in-depth interviews, exclusive jam sessions, specific all-ages and free performances and a closing night urban music contest.  The festival runs through October 5.  See the website for the full event schedule.

Superhero Ball | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (Facebook)

The Superhero Ball, 7:00PM-12:00AM @ Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (1133 West Hastings Street), Vancouver
$30; 19+ only
t’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s the inaugural Superhero Ball in support of BC Children’s Hospital, bringing together caped crusaders for a fundraising event unlike any other. Arrive Up, Up and Away at the revolving Vistas rooftop on the 19th floor.  Dressed as your alter-ego, you’ll spin 360° around Coal Harbour enjoying live entertainment from DJ Southpaw, artfully crafted cocktails, and superhero worthy canapés.  The red carpet event will feature costume contests, Butter photo booth and much more!  The highlight will certainly be the silent auction, where you’ll have a real opportunity to flex your muscles to help BC’s kids.  Check out the website for more details!

The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island, various times @ secret locations in Vancouver
$25+
A new story!  A new adventure!  The same zombie plague… Back for its second year, the Zombie Syndrom is an interactive theatre adventure on the streets of Vancouver running through November 3rd.  Check out the website for more details.

West End Food Festival, 11:00AM-7:00PM @ Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street), Vancouver
Free
Check out the first ever West End Food Festival this weekend through October 7!  Don’t miss today’s yard sale and BBQ and the Launch Party today, with food, music, facepainting, food samples and more!  See the website for more details.

Science World - KEVA Challenge | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

KEVA Challenge
Photo Credit – Science World

Do It Yourself Science, 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Science World (1445 Quebec Street), Vancouver
Regular admission rates
A weekend full of challenges, activities and make and takes that inspire you to be creative at home!  Make something amazing out of cardboard (like this).  Come cheer on and vote for your favourite amateur builder team during the KEVA challenge for those with an architectural or engineering bent.  Part of Science World’s Around the Dome in 30 Days, a month-long science festival.  Visit the website for more details.

13th Annual Richmond Night Market, 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Road (next to Bridgeport Canada Line Station), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
The market features 250 vendors and 80 food booths, family friendly entertainment, a children’s amusement zone, and carnival-style rides. This year’s theme is based around the Magical Duck Island adventure board game, with $100,000 in prizes. Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday until October 14.

Fraser Valley Food Show, 2:00PM-9:00PM @ Tradex (1190 Cornell Street), Abbotsford
$9; other pricing in effect
Showcasing the magic of food and cooking, the FVFS runs this weekend through October 6. Sample food both local and international, watch celebrity chef demos (Chef Rob Feenie and Chef Corbin), cooking and sausage making competitions, attend cheese and wine seminars, and check out the wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.  Find specialised allergen-free food in the Gluten Free Living area of the show!  Buy tickets in advance and save.

Vancouver International Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), time varies @ various venues in Vancouver
$13 + $2 VIFF membership; other pricing in effect
As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. Last year the Festival presented over 380 films from 75 countries to over 140,000 enthusiastic film-lovers. Buy your VIFF guide from Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre, and visit VIFF’s website for more info and tickets.

The Shipyards Night Market, 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (138 Victory Way), North Vancouver
Free
Over 50 tents filled with local products showcasing British Columbia’s bakers, artisans, and farmers. A great evening for all ages, with food, fun, and festivities all night long. Takes place every Thursday and Friday this summer.

 


Saturday October 5th

 

Vancouver Canucks | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers (Home Opener), 7:00PM-10:00PM @ Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way), Vancouver
$97-336; other pricing in effect
Don’t miss the first game on home ice this season!  Get tickets in advance from Ticketmaster, at the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre.

Do It Yourself Science, 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Science World (1445 Quebec Street), Vancouver
Regular admission rates
A weekend full of challenges, activities and make and takes that inspire you to be creative at home!  Make something amazing out of cardboard (like this).  Come cheer on and vote for your favourite amateur builder team during the KEVA challenge for those with an architectural or engineering bent.  Part of Science World’s Around the Dome in 30 Days, a month-long science festival.  Visit the website for more details.

From East To West, 7:00PM @ River Rock Casino Resort (8811 River Road), Vancouver
By donation
Qingdao’s Xiao Bai Fan Art School with Richmond’s Urban Dance Co. presents an exciting dance show with talented dancers from China and Richmond working together.  Advance tickets available at the Richmond Cultural Centre, Steveston Community Centre, Minoru Place Activity Centre and Urban Dance.

Capture Photography Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Capture Photography Festival (Facebook)

Capture Photography Festival, times varies @ various galleries and locations, Vancouver
Free & ticketed events
From October 1 to November 15, this not-for-profit lens-based arts festival celebrating Metro Vancouver’s renowned photography scene is launching with more than 55 exhibitions at museums, galleries and artist-run centers with public art installations, and multi-platformed programming throughout the city.  Don’t miss the Artist Talk series, workshops, and lectures running throughout the festival.

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), time varies @ various venues in Vancouver
$13 + $2 VIFF membership; other pricing in effect
As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. Last year the Festival presented over 380 films from 75 countries to over 140,000 enthusiastic film-lovers. Buy your VIFF guide from Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre, and visit VIFF’s website for more info and tickets.

The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island, various times @ secret locations in Vancouver
$25+
A new story!  A new adventure!  The same zombie plague… Back for its second year, the Zombie Syndrom is an interactive theatre adventure on the streets of Vancouver running through November 3rd.  Check out the website for more details.

Raincity Rap Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Raincity Rap Festival (facebook)

Raincity Rap 2013, 8:00PM-10:00PM @ Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Yaletown, Vancouver
Free & ticketed (19+ only) events
Raincity Rap Festival features celebrity hip hop artists Maestro Fresh Wes, Kinnie Starr and Chin Injeti in industry panels, in-depth interviews, exclusive jam sessions, specific all-ages and free performances and a closing night urban music contest.  See the website for the full event schedule.

West End Food Festival, 11:00AM-7:00PM @ Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street), Vancouver
Free
Check out the first ever West End Food Festival this weekend through October 7!  There will be community garden walking tour, and the Tin Pan Chef Competition today!  See the website for more details.

Fraser Valley Food Show, 10:00AM-8:00PM @ Tradex (1190 Cornell Street), Abbotsford
$9; other pricing in effect
Showcasing the magic of food and cooking, the FVFS runs this weekend through October 6. Sample food both local and international, watch celebrity chef demos (Chef Rob Feenie and Chef Corbin), cooking and sausage making competitions, attend cheese and wine seminars, and check out the wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.  Find specialised allergen-free food in the Gluten Free Living area of the show!  Buy tickets in advance and save.

Steveston Beer Festival | Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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1st Annual Steveston Beer Fest, 7:00PM-9:30PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Ave, at Moncton Street), Steveston, Richmond
$40
The Beer Fest will host approximately 40 booths and will showcase craft beer from British Columbia, as well as craft beer from around the world.  The Festival looks to entice those that are new to craft beer as well as the experienced palate.  Your ticket includes craft beer samples, a gourmet hotdog from Steveston favourite D Original Sausage Haus, and additional food samples from local Steveston restaurants.  Net proceeds support the Richmond Christmas Fund.

UBC Saturday Public Market, 9:00AM-1:00PM @ UBC Farm, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Free admission
In addition to over 250 varieties of UBC’s own fresh, organically grown produce, visit for live musicians, craftspeople, hot prepared food, bakers, and other young farm vendors all through mid-October. For those interested in learning more about the farm, don’t miss the 30 minute public tour at 11AM.

13th Annual Richmond Night Market, 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Road (next to Bridgeport Canada Line Station), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
The market features 250 vendors and 80 food booths, family friendly entertainment, a children’s amusement zone, and carnival-style rides. This year’s theme is based around the Magical Duck Island adventure board game, with $100,000 in prizes. Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday until October 14.

Burnaby Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Burnaby Farmers Market
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Trout Lake Farmers Market, 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park at Trout Lake (between Templeton Drive and Lakewood Drive), Vancouver
West End Farmers Market, 9:00AM-2:00PM @ Mole Hill (1100 block Comox Street), Vancouver
Burnaby Farmers Market, 9:00AM-2:00PM @ Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way), Burnaby
Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market, 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Boulevard (between 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
River District Farmers Market, 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr Street (SE Marine Drive & Kerr Street), Vancouver
Free admission
Check out the fresh produce at the Farmers Markets every Saturday until mid-October. See the websites for more info and other farmers markets in Metro Vancouver.

 


Sunday October 6th

22nd Annual CIBC Run For The Cure, 7:30AM-1:00PM @ Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$40 + fundraising; other pricing in effect
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs.  Particpants have the option for a 1K or 5K run.  See the website for more details.

Capture Photography Festival, times varies @ various galleries and locations, Vancouver
Free & ticketed events
From October 1 to November 15, this not-for-profit lens-based arts festival celebrating Metro Vancouver’s renowned photography scene is launching with more than 55 exhibitions at museums, galleries and artist-run centers with public art installations, and multi-platformed programming throughout the city.  Don’t miss the Artist Talk series, workshops, and lectures running throughout the festival.

West End Food Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – West End Food Festival (Facebook)

West End Food Festival, 4:00PM-7:00PM @ Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street), Vancouver
Free
Check out the first ever West End Food Festival this weekend through October 7!  Bring a tasty creation, your own dishes and cutlery to the community potluck.  See the website for more details.

Vancouver Wedding & Honeymoon Show, 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre East Building (999 Canada Place Way), Vancouver
$15
Take the traditional wedding show…add some flair and the result is the Vancouver Wedding & Honeymoon Show, as top wedding and honeymoon professionals showcase the very best in Vancouver’s wedding industry.  In celebration of Vancouver’s multicultural flair, some of the best Wedding specialists will be on hand to lend their expertise and inspire your creative spirit.  Fabulous grand prizes, luxurious dresses, culinary creations, delicious décor, and inspiration a plenty.  Don’t miss the fashion show at 1:00PM!  Buy tickets in advance and save.

The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island, various times @ secret locations in Vancouver
$25+
A new story!  A new adventure!  The same zombie plague… Back for its second year, the Zombie Syndrom is an interactive theatre adventure on the streets of Vancouver running through November 3rd.  Check out the website for more details.

Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Pauline Johnson (right), at Stanley Park’s Hollow Tree, 1904
Photo Credit – Vancouver Public Library 9431

Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour: Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake 100th Anniversary, 1:30PM-3:00PM @ Lost Lagoon Viewing Plaza (foot of Alberni Street), Stanley Park, Vancouver
$10; cash only
Hear stories about poet & stage performer E. Pauline Johnson (Takahionwake)’s life.  Follow the park’s forest trails she walked, stroll through the “Cathedral Trees” from “The Lure of Stanley Park” story, walk the shores where she paddled her canoe, visit the body of water she named Lost Lagoon… and discover why Johnson has the only marked grave site in Stanley Park.

13th Annual Richmond Night Market, 6:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Road (next to Bridgeport Canada Line Station), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
The market features 250 vendors and 80 food booths, family friendly entertainment, a children’s amusement zone, and carnival-style rides. This year’s theme is based around the Magical Duck Island adventure board game, with $100,000 in prizes. Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday until October 14.

Stanley Park Fungi | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

A selection of fungi found in Stanley Park
Photo Credit – Stanley Park Explorer

Stanley Park Ecology Society Young Naturalists: Fun With Fungi, 10:00AM-12:00PM @ Stanley Park Ecology Society Nature House (under the viewing plaza at north end of Alberni Street), Vancouver
$10; other pricing in effect
Do garden gnomes really live in little mushroom houses?  Learn all about the fantastic fungi that live in the forests of Stanley Park.  For accompanied kids ages 5-14.

Fraser Valley Food Show, 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Tradex (1190 Cornell Street), Abbotsford
$9; other pricing in effect
Showcasing the magic of food and cooking, the FVFS runs this weekend through October 6. Sample food both local and international, watch celebrity chef demos (Chef Rob Feenie and Chef Corbin), cooking and sausage making competitions, attend cheese and wine seminars, and check out the wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.  Find specialised allergen-free food in the Gluten Free Living area of the show!  Buy tickets in advance and save.

VIFF - Apocalypse A Bill Callahan Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour
Photo Credit – Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), time varies @ various venues in Vancouver
$13 + $2 VIFF membership; other pricing in effect
As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. Last year the Festival presented over 380 films from 75 countries to over 140,000 enthusiastic film-lovers. Buy your VIFF guide from Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre, and visit VIFF’s website for more info and tickets.

Kitsilano Farmers Market, 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Kitsilano Community Centre (2690 Larch Street), Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Guelph Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Vancouver
Free admission
Check out the fresh produce at the Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant Farmers Markets every Sunday until mid-October. See the website for the full list of other farmers markets in Metro Vancouver.

 


What are you planning on doing this weekend?  Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!


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