5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (October 3-9)

Pumpkin patch-ing, gothic horror and more.

Your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to ahirose@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

1. Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms

October 1-31

It’s officially October which means it’s time to do cute autumn activities like heading out to Richmond and picking pumpkins. Not only can you find the perfect, most carve-able pumpkin, but there is also a bunch of farm animals to check out and a train-based farm tour available on the weekend.

When: October 1-31
Where: Richmond Country Farms
Cost: Weekdays: $12 ($15 after October 14); Weekends: $15 ($18 after October 14)
More Info: countryfarms.ca

2. Nosferatu 100 by Big Kill: A Symphony of Horror

October 4

Ease into spooky season with the screening of this gothic horror film from pop duo Big Kill that tells the tale of Nosferatu in a whole new way (think vampire-meets-rodent vibes). The VIFF screening takes place in St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, which will only add to the gothic energy of the night.

When: October 4
Where: St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church
Cost: VIFF Live: $18; Nosferatu plus live recording download $25
More Info: viff.org

3. Redbone Coonhound

October 6-30

Comedy meets searing social commentary on race, gender and oppression in Redbone Coonhound—the story of an interracial couple living in Vancouver who adopts a dog with a not-so-great breed name. What unfolds are debates between them and their friends about race and relationship for a modern perspective on race, privilege and power.

When: October 6-30
Where: Newmont Stage at BMO Theatre Centre
Cost: From $25
More Info: artsclub.com

4. An Evening with Michael Abels

October 6

Two-time Emmy-nominated composer Michael Abels is the person behind the mind-bending scores in Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Us and Nope. Featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, this night will not only showcase his work live, but he will also provide insight into his creative mind.

When: October 6
Where: Vancouver Playhouse
Cost: $58
More Info: viff.org

5. River Rock Painting

October 8

A fun family activity where you can paint river rocks and turn them into adorable little aquatic creatures and then pop inside to learn more about the Coquitlam River at the PoCo Heritage Museum’s new exhibit.

When: October 8
Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives
Cost: Free
More Info: culturedays.ca