Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Doors Open Vancouver, Hawker’s Market, Water’s Edge Days and Toronto Raptors basketball game are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Sunday!

Rachael Ferguson is guest-posting for Vikki while she is in Asia.  Rachael is a member of the Experience Vancouver team at Tourism Vancouver.

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Vancouver International Film Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver

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2014 Vancouver International Film Festival; September 26 – October 10 @ various venues
various prices + $2 VIFF Membership fee (must be 18+); passes and 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. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. This fall, the 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival welcomes some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. For 16 days, almost 365 films from over 70 countries will play on nine screens. Plus: Dozens of directors, writers and actors will be on hand for insightful—and occasionally provocative—post-screening Q&A sessions. See the website for the full event schedule!



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Friday October 3rd


UBC Bands | Things To Do In Vancouver

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UBC Bands: Dance; 8:00PM-10:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd, UBC), Vancouver
Free Admission
Enjoy another amazing performance brought to you by University of British Columbia School of Music.
Concert Winds
John Philip Sousa: The Washington Post
Frank Ticheli: San Antonio Dances
Alfred Reed: Armenian Dances (Part I)
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
John Corigliano: Gazebo Dances
Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Tielman Susato/arr. Dunnigan: Selections from “The Danserye”
Dmitri Shostakovich/ed. Reynolds: Folk Dances

Harvest Haus; 12:30PM-4:30PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
$25 (General Admission) or $40 (VIP)
The crunch of fresh produce, crackle of the grill, the fizz of the pour, the bite of the chopping block and the clinking of glassware. Applause. Laughter. Conversation. Music. The sounds of autumn! PROST! Steeped in global traditions, the inaugural Vancouver Harvest Haus joins together camaraderie, authentic European harvest traditions and theatricality with a simple goal: merriment to all. Inspired by Oktoberfest, driven by a love for local ingredients and good drink, this event immerses attendees in an interactive story of the harvest, from ancient days to modern times. And it all takes place under a big top tent. The Harvest Haus Halle seats up to 1,000 revelers. Choose from one of six sittings to celebrate the season, the fruits of the fields and the drinks of autumn.

Circle Craft Gallery  | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Circle Craft Gallery Show; 10:00AM-7:00PM @ Circle Craft Shop & Gallery (1-1666 Johnston St), Vancouver
Free Admission
Circle Craft Co-operative is pleased to present their Christmas Market Preview exhibition, taking place from October 3 – 28, 2014 in their gallery located in the Net Loft building on Granville Island.  The Christmas Market Preview is a gallery exhibition by artists exhibiting at the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market in the new West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre, November 11 – 16, 2014. Artists in the Preview exhibition are: Anne-Marie Chagnon, Allison and Josh Hill, Ken Fedoruk, Sophia Kim, Vinitha John, Alicia Niles, and Dorothée Rosen.

75th Annual Golden Gloves Championship; 7:30PM October 3 & 4 @ Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Ave), New Westminster
$15 online, $20 at the door; two-day $25 online, $30 at the door
The Golden Gloves in British Columbia has been a key amateur boxing tournament since its inception in 1939. Following promotion of amateur boxing in 1938, the executive of the BC Amateur Boxing Association believed it was time to start a Golden Gloves tournament. The Vancouver Sun newspaper accepted the sponsorship for the province of British Columbia. The first tournament took place in 1939. This year, October 3rd & 4th 2014 we will be celebrating 75th Anniversary of Golden Gloves BC.

Northwest Podcast Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver

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NorthWest Podcast Fest; October 3 – 5 @ various venues
$7-39.50 (19+ event)
Introducing the NorthWest Podcast Fest, the NorthWest Comedy Fest’s techie cousin. While the act of listening to a podcast may be a solo endeavour, in the comfort of your own headphones, the NorthWest Podcast Fest looks to add a little human interaction into the mix by staging your favourite comedy, science and lifestyle podcasts in a real life environment in beautiful Vancouver BC. Launching in Fall 2014 the NorthWest Podcast Fest will be setting up shop in intimate clubs and historical theatres. What better way to meet your neighbours, brush up on fun facts and thoughtful thoughts then to take part in Vancouver’s newest indoor festival.

Butt Kapinski; 8:00PM October 3 & 4 | 2:00PM October 5 @ The Cultch (91895 Venables St), Vancouver
Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir fantasy. This filthy, funny, fully-interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge. Let’s kick reality to the curb and play in a make-believe world of dark dreams and bad similes. For ages 16+. Running until October 11.

Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie & Guests; 7:30PM & 9:30PM @ The Improv Centre on Granville Island (1502 Duranleau St), Vancouver
$60 regular; $75 VIP
Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyways?, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) was a player at Vancouver TheatreSports League for years alongside fellow alumni Ryan Stiles. He has continued to light up the stage and screen as one of Canada’s funniest comedians since. For this rare Vancouver appearance Colin will be spinning comedy gold with a hand-picked cast of all-star improvisers. Featuring all your favourite TheatreSports™ games and inspired by your suggestions, Up Close and Personal will be the comedy event of the year. Proceeds from Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests will support VTSL’s community programming, along with The Improv Comedy Institute, the brand new educational division of Vancouver TheatreSports™, opening in October.

Studio 58 | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Studio 58 presents Kosmic Mambo (Preview Night); 8:00PM @ Studio 58 (100 W 49th Avenue, Langara College), Vancouver
Kosmic Mambo is a physically based, devised work, based loosely upon Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of The Ancient Mariner. Set during the end of the American/Russian space race, Kosmic Mambo tells a fictitious story of the USSR’s failed attempt to send six cosmonauts to Mars in response to America’s successful moon landing. Following in the Studio 58 tradition of non-verbal work set to music (The Company, Scenes from a Courtroom and Nocturne) Kosmic Mambo music will range from pop, rock, soul, funk, glam and psychedelia circa 1968-1972. Made possible by the Jane Heyman Fund for Creative Collaboration. Running until October 19 (other pricing in effect).

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Educating Rita; 8:00PM @ Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston St), Vancouver
Feisty working-class hairdresser Rita is plenty street-smart but not book smart. Not yet. Determined to improve herself, she enrolls in Dr. Frank Bryant’s literature course-and enters his life like a breath of fresh air. While the world-weary academic educates Rita on Shakespeare and Chekhov, she schools him on everything else. Invigorating and life-affirming, Educating Rita just might have a thing or two to teach you. Running until October 25.

Contemporary Art Gallery | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Jürgen Partenheimer, The Archive – The Raven Diaries; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St), Vancouver
The Archive – The Raven Diaries will be the first solo exhibition in Canada of work by acclaimed German artist Jürgen Partenheimer. Reflecting the diversity of the artist’s practice, the exhibition will comprise of works on paper, text, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, much of it produced in Vancouver in spring 2014 during his residency as the Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, hosted by Emily Carr University of Art + Design. As part of the exhibition at the CAG, two ceramic vessels will be presented in the Koerner European Ceramics Gallery at the Museum of Anthropology. In October Vancouver Electronic Ensemble will create a special improvised performance as part of the Vancouver New Music Festival. Musicians will be scattered across the gallery rooms, as sound, light and colour flow throughout the building creating an abstract sonic environment in response to Partenheimer’s particular form of poetic abstraction. Running until November 9.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM Friday & Saturday | 7:00PM-11:00PM Sunday & Monday @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond


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Saturday October 4th


Doors Open Vancouver | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Doors Open Vancouver; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ various venues
Enjoy free, behind the scenes access to the buildings that shape our city. Explore Vancouver’s civic, cultural, and historic facilities and learn about how they are designed and what happens inside at this all-ages event. Some buildings have limited time access and specific tour times, please double-check before you head out! Pick up a guide at your first building.

Arts Club Theatre Company presents 4000 Miles; 2:00PM & 8:00PM @ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville St), Vancouver
Nicola Cavendish stars in this touching, vividly rendered story about a sprightly 91-year-old New Yorker and her 21-year-old grandson. Leo, who has just cycled across the country, shows up unannounced on Vera’s doorstep with a bike, no money, and nowhere to go. In time, these unlikely roommates stop squabbling and, with humour and compassion, help each other navigate their changing worlds. Running until October 12.

Fall Home Renovation Show; 11:00AM-4:00PM October 4 | 10:00AM-5:00PM October 5 @ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd), Coquitlam
Free Admission
The Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC and Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association have partnered to bring our first Fall Home Reno Show to the consumers of Greater Vancouver. Take part in BBB and GVHBA’s largest consumer event and meet trustworthy home renovation contractors and businesses from your local community. All exhibitors meet BBB and GVHBA’s high industry standards and have been thoroughly screened and approved by one or both organizations. The two-day event will feature booths of renovation contractors and renovation-related products and services, seminars to provide homeowners with important information in all areas of renovations, and opportunities to participate in GVHBA’s “Ask a Pro” and BBB’s “BBB Spotlight” — free one-on-one consultations with renovation professionals and marketplace experts. Make sure you bring your renovation questions!


Hawkers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Hawkers Market; 4:00PM-12:00AM @ Hawkers Market (188 Kingsway St) Vancouver
Hawkers Market is a monthly ‘Underground’ food marketplace that allows food startups a place to connect with each other & their customers. We are here to provide an amazing experience, help increase accessibility and awareness of local food products & makers in Canada. Join us at our 10,000 square foot warehouse for some loud music by BESTiE, Mausiki, Claire Mortifee & DJ Cito. As always, the Market will also have craft beer, cocktails and spirits from local distilleries, and tons of delicious food from our wide range of local food vendors. This is the best event in the city for food and music, so bring your friends and don’t miss out! Tickets purchased before Friday, October 3, 2014 come with one free craft beer from 33 Acres!

Bat House Workshop; 5:00PM-8:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Dr), Vancouver
Constant destruction of natural habitat is one of the main threats for bats, and other animals. Bats are great to have around, want to know why? Join us in this fun workshop! Learn about bats, build a batbox, and find out what you can do to help these amazing creatures. This workshop is kid-friendly; children should be 5 or older and must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall Antique Show | Things To Do In Vancouver

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The Barn Fall Antiques Show; 9:00AM-5:00PM October 4 | 10:00AM-4:00PM October 5 @ Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Grounds (17763 62 Ave), Surrey
$6 (free for under 13)
The very best these well known Pickers & Dealers have to offer will be there. As well as many NEW dealers not seen before. All in one stop! Rustic Canadian & Fine American Furniture, Glass Ware & Ceramics, Militaria, Paintings & Prints, Art Deco, Gold & Sterling Silver, Couture, 20th Century Furniture, Musical Instruments, Fine Jewellery, Coins & Stamps, Asian Works of Art, Toys & Dolls, Collectibles, Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Antiquities, Costume Jewellery, Art Glass, Decorative Arts, Handicrafts, Clocks, Antique & Vintage Lighting, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Nostalgia, Antique & Vintage Textiles, Funky Folk Art, Tins Signs & Posters, Retro Picks, and more! ATM, Snack Bar, and Wheelchair Accessible. Lots of free parking!

Studio Audience for a new game show; starting at 9:30AM @ South Burnaby (exact location to be released to audience members who make the list!)
Free Admission
Be in the studio audience for an exciting new game show! Good Human Productions has an exciting opportunity for a select group of Vancouverites to be part of a live, studio audience for the taping of a new, cutting-edge, big-studio game/ challenge show and there is a free spot for you! For adults of any gender or background! Teenagers are welcome with parental permission (releases to be signed in advance) What’s included? A free spot in the studio audience for a brand new show, food, entertainment and prizes! All audience members will need to sign releases before being admitted, as the audience will be seen on camera. Fill out the form to reserve your free spot.

Ballet BC Products of Our Time  | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Ballet BC Choreographic Lab Project: Products of Our Time; 12:00PM & 1:00PM @ Vancouver International Airport, International Terminal – The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, Jade Canoe, Level 3 (3211 Grant McConachie Way), Richmond
“If we are a reflection of what surrounds us, evolving in relation to our landscape, are we, in fact, becoming the product?” Ballet BC is proud to present Choreographic Lab Project #2, a free performance series for the public in Vancouver. Produced, choreographed and performed by the dancers of Ballet BC, this site-specific project raises questions such as: How do we communicate with each other? How do we see ourselves? How has technology affected what it means to be a social being? 11 new works by 11 choreographers: Rachel Meyer, Racheal Prince, Peter Smida, Maya Tenzer, Connor Gnam, Kirsten Wicklund, Andrew Bartee, Christoph Von Reidemann, Emily Chessa, Nicholas Bellefleur and Scott Fowler. All ages welcome.

Vancouver Book Fair; 1:00PM-7:00PM October 4 | 11:00AM-4:00PM October 5 @ UBC Robson Square (800 Robson St), Vancouver
$8; other pricing in effect
The Vancouver Book Fair is the only antiquarian, collectible and rare book fair in Western Canada, and will feature many of Canada’s top booksellers. A wide selection of antiquarian, collectible and rare books, ephemera, maps, prints, manuscripts, photographs and works on paper will be on offer at the fair – including Canadiana; children’s and illustrated; fine press and limited editions; history and military history; literature and fine arts; modern first editions and signed copies; natural history; travel and exploration; science and technology as well as many other subject areas. The items on offer will range from 15th century incunabula to 21st century modern first editions. Everyone including experienced or novice book collectors, librarians, archivists, scholars and people just interested in books and the book arts are certain to find something of interest at the fair. You are invited to visit the fair and peruse and purchase the treasures offered for sale.

Premium Sake Tasting Night | Things To Do In Vancouver

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13th Annual Premium Sake Tasting Night; 7:00PM-9:30PM @ The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (1180 W. Hastings St), Vancouver
$80; $115 for VIP (starts at 6:00PM)
On 4 October, show your love for sake and join Artisan Sake Maker for the 13th Annual Premium Sake Tasting Night. Organized in collaboration with Tonari gumi and the Sake Association of British Columbia, this event will give you the opportunity to try over 50 local and imported sakes and plum wines as well as apetizers from Vancouver’s top restaurants and food suppliers. A silent auction and a raffle with premium prizes will also take place. Don’t miss the biggest event of this kind in Western Canada!

Harvest Dance; 7:00PM-11:00PM West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium (2121 Marine Drive), West Vancouver
$30; other pricing in effect
Join for a western-style country dance for the whole family featuring The Adam Woodall Band! New this year – food for purchase by Caffe al Mercato – come hungry and enjoy the feast! And relax in the new adult lounge with fantastic selection of wines from Black Hills Winery and beers from Howe Sound Brewery. There is also some fantastic prizes in the Silent Auction. Bring the kids and entertain them with Sportball in the gym and crafts with 4Cats Art Studio. Pre-registered Preschool Childminding is also available for 2-5 year-olds ($5.00 per hour). Children’s tickets ($15) include pizza, cookie, and a juice.

Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie & Guests;  7:30PM & 9:30PM  @ Performance Works on Granville Island (1218 Cartwright St), Vancouver
$60 regular; $75 VIP
Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyways?, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) was a player at Vancouver TheatreSports League for years alongside fellow alumni Ryan Stiles. He has continued to light up the stage and screen as one of Canada’s funniest comedians since. For this rare Vancouver appearance Colin will be spinning comedy gold with a hand-picked cast of all-star improvisers. Featuring all your favourite TheatreSports™ games and inspired by your suggestions, Up Close and Personal will be the comedy event of the year. Proceeds from Up Close and Personal with Colin Mochrie and Guests will support VTSL’s community programming, along with The Improv Comedy Institute, the brand new educational division of Vancouver TheatreSports™, opening in October.

Vancouver Whitecaps | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas; 4:00PM @ BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
Watch the Vancouver Whitecaps take on Dallas of the MLS at one of their final home games this season. Whitecaps FC! How we love thee!

UBC Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Drive), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Blvd (between W 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Haney Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Memorial Peace Park (11900 224 St), Maple Ridge
Burnaby Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ St. Andrews Historic Church
(9025 Glover Rd), Langley
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!




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Sunday October 5th


CIBC Run for the Cure | Things To Do In Vancouver

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2014 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure; 8:30AM @ Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Boulevard), Vancouver
$40 registration fee; other pricing in effect
Each year, tens of thousands of Canadians participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and help to raise funds for important breast cancer research, education, and advocacy initiatives. Your support throughout the years has helped Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation fund research that is changing the face of breast cancer and helping us create a future without it. This year promises to an exciting, powerful, and memorable experience for everybody involved. We invite you to run or walk the 1K or 5K routes for the 2014 CIBC Run for the Cure. October 5 schedule as follows: 7:30am Final Registration/Donation Drop-off; 8:30am Opening Ceremonies; 9:00am Survivor Parade; 9:20am Warm-Up; 9:30am Start of Run/Walk; 10:45am Awards Celebration.

Salsa 101 Beginners Workshop; 2:30PM-4:00PM @ D2 Dance Studio (55 W 8th Ave), Vancouver
$15; other pricing in effect
Learn the basic timing, steps and partnerwork with this workship. It is non-intensive and is intended to be a fun and relaxed introduction to this wonderful dance. No partner or experience is needed. Discounted tickets in advance and for students.

Demcrocracy and the City | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Democracy and the City; 9:30AM-4:00PM @ SFU Woodward’s – Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (149 W Hastings St), Vancouver
Free Admission
The Urban Studies Graduate Student Association at Simon Fraser University is hosting Democracy and the City, a forum focused on engagement, urban culture and democratic innovation. This inaugural student-led conference will host community members, students, academics and professionals who are working to make our city and region more democratic. Participants will explore how, and why, urban regions are desirable sites for inclusive forms of democratic governance. Throughout the day there will be several panel discussions as well as keynote speakers presenting their research. Themes to be discussed include: youth engagement, urban culture, and democracy as a practice. Finally, the forum will conclude with a discussion on innovations in democracy, and how the city form lends itself to encouraging new means for public participation and civic life. Join this important discussion about democracy and the city! Please register online.

DiwaliFest 2014 – Bollywood Movie Matinee: Love Aaj Kal; 2:00PM-4:45PM @ Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Vancouver
Bollywood takes over Diwali Fest this year with our first ever movie screening. The newest family event, a taste of one of the biggest movie industry in the world! Experience the world of Bollywood, filled with color, singing and dancing. All ages welcome! Movie description: London-based Jai Vardhan Singh and Meera Pandit meet, fall in love, and she introduces him to her family. Shortly thereafter, they decide to part as she wants to re-locate to India to restore heritage buildings, while he re-locates to America. Restauranteur Veer Singh attempts to convince Jai to pursue her, as he had pursued Harleen Kaur back in 1965 India, but Jai moves on and falls in love with Caucasian Jo, while Meera is all set to get marry her employer, Vikram Joshi.

Water's Edge Day | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Water’s Edge Day; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Maritime Museum (1905 Ogden Ave), Vancouver
Free Admission
Have you ever paddled in a First Nations Canoe? Do you know the animals that live in English Bay? Would you like to see what False Creek used to look like 100 years ago? Grab your friends and family and come down to the shore for Vancouver’s first celebration of its waterfront. There will be a range of free and fun activities for the whole family, indoors and outdoors, on and off the water. Also, you will have a chance to score amazing prizes (helicopter ride, zodiac tour, a kayak paddle, and apparel)! Reserve all the wonderful tour options (boat tour, cycle tour, kayak, art workshop, etc.) online.

Fedoras & Feather Boas, A Community Day at the Track; 1:00PM-4:00PM @ the Hastings Racecourse (PNE Gate 6 or 9 – 188 N Renfrew St), Vancouver
Dress up and join for food, raffles, racing and fun in support of CircusWest CirKids Bursary Fund. Bring your own fedora or feather boa, or purchase one with your ticket. Tickets include food, a whole afternoon of racing, door prizes and the chance to participate in CircusWest wager pool. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

4th Annual Harvest Community Festival: PumpkinFest; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Dr), West Vancouver
Free Admission
Come and celebrate the Harvest Season at PumpkinFest – an old fashioned, community style day with family friendly activities. Bring the whole family along  for an old fashioned, harvest community festival with family friendly activities: Pumpkin Patch, Pony Rides, Farm, Antique Farm Equipment, Cow Milking and new this year a Goat Hill and Pig Walking! Beer Garden, Entertainment, Home and Harvest Competition, Hay Tunnel, “Welly” Boot Toss, old fashioned games such as Sack Races, Face Painting and Crafts, Artisanal Market, Art Show, Scarecrow Competition, Scavenger Hunt, Pumpkin Carving, Free Skating, Swimming and Gymnastics, West Vancouver Police Dog demonstrations, West Vancouver Firefighters activities and much more! Great way to kick off the Harvest Season!

Bash the Trash | Things To Do In Vancouver

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Bash the Trash; 11:00AM @ Britannia Community Centre (1661 Napier St), Vancouver
$5; other pricing in effect
Bash the Trash, a wonderful group of musicians from New York who build, perform, and educate with musical instruments made from junk. Bash the Trash provides a sound journey, combining science, music, and environmental awareness through performances, educational programs, and social initiatives. It’s music with a green twist! Bash the Trash has jammed with Yo-Yo Ma, Max Roach, and Mister Rogers; performed on straw oboes at Carnegie Hall; and led environmental parades through Washington DC. Free for children!

Made from Scratch; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Hawkers Market (188 Kingsway St), Vancouver
Made From Scratch is a new local space by Hawkers Market, focusing on a family style event with Food Workshops, Folk Music, Kid Friendly entertainment, Food Trucks, Long Table Dining and Craft Beer by 33 Acres. By purchasing a ticket you are supporting the development of local food entrepreneurship in Canada and helping to give new food makers a chance to successfully launch, learn and grow. There is also amazing live bands and DJs playing for you all night!  Kids are free!

Bling Wedding Show | Things To Do In Vancouver

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2014 Bling Wedding Show; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Rosewood Hotel Georgia (801 West Georgia St), Vancouver
The 2014 Bling Wedding Show will take you through each step of the wedding planning process, and will introduce you to the top wedding vendors in the city! Imagine an entire day where you can meet and book all of your wedding vendors, get creative ideas for your tabletop decor and be pampered while you sip on a cocktail! Ticket includes: Sweet & Savoury Tastings, Beverages, Pampering (hair, nails, make-up & more!), and a whole day of “ooh” and “aah”! The first 200 brides will receive a complimentary gift bag filled with lot’s of swag, including a mini make-up kit from Make-Up Forever!

Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings; 4:00PM @ Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way), Vancouver
NBA Canada Series, presented by Bell, brings the Toronto Raptors to Vancouver to take on the Sacramento Kings in a preseason game. We The North!

Cannery Farmer’s Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (12138 Fourth Ave), Richmond
Kitsilano Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2300 Guelph St (between 7th & 8th Ave), Vancouver
Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
White Rock Farmer’s Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Miramar Plaza (15154 Russel Ave), White Rock
Hastings Park Winter Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Hastings Skatepark (2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
Free Admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets on Sundays through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!




More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!


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