Activities to check out from October 1 to 6
By Morgan Hannah, Life & Style Editor
Here’s another edition of activities of all kinds in and around New West, Surrey, and Vancouver for the first week of October to get you excited and keep you busy! Whether you like to listen to music, eat, shop, or just spend some quality time with the family, this list has got you covered:
Golden Harvest Celebration
Date: October 1, 2019
Location: Starlight Casino: 350 Gifford Street, New West.
Time: 7am – 9pm.
Price: Free to attend, plus the cost of your play. 19+ with Valid ID.
Dress up fancy and on come down to the Starlight Casino to celebrate the Golden Harvest, or whatever excuse you might need to go to a casino. Win up to $5,000 in cash or $10,000 in Table Match Play, or enjoy the live music, good food, and good drinks! Being that this event is in a casino, remember when gambling to set a limit and stay within it.
Paint Nite: Owl Fall Down
Date: October 1, 2019
Location: The Clayton Pub: 5640 188 Street, Surrey.
Time: 7:00 pm.
If gambling isn’t your thing, why not create art over cocktails at Paint Nite Surrey! The theme of this particular Tuesday is Owl Fall Down. Learn to paint a cute baby owl at sunset or give it your own unique spin during this two-hour guided creative night. Purchase food and drinks at The Clayton Pub and meet new friends while flexing your art muscles. Psst—here’s a promo code for $13 off: GOPAINT19
Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia
Date: October 3 to December 29, 2019
Location: Concord Pacific Place: 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver.
Time: Showtimes vary depending on date (1:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm)
Price: Prices vary depending on seat ($80-$160)
Back by popular demand, Cirque Du Soleil invites you to a newly designed white-and-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place. It may be chilly outside now that Fall has arrived, but Cirque Du Soleil’s Luzia offers an opportunity to escape to an imaginary Mexico, where you’re never quite sure what is a dream and what isn’t.
Hurry and book your spots now, seats are filling fast! Use this link to receive up to $10 off each ticket for any performance.
Nightmare Before Christmas Market
Date: October 5 to October 6, 2019
Location: 318 Keary Street, New West.
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Price: $3,00/person, or $4,00 weekend passes.
Looking to celebrate Halloween early this year? Perhaps you just need a little inspiration for decorating this year. The Nightmare Before Christmas Market has got you covered! This weekend Halloween market is bustling with over 60 local vendors, spooky treats and delicious eats, face painting, and more! Costumes are also encouraged.
Tegan and Sara
Date: October 5, 2019
Location: The Vogue Theatre: 918 Granville Street, Vancouver.
Time: 7:00 pm.
Tegan and Sara are performing at The Vogue this October in there “Hey, I’m Just Like You” Fall tour, and it’s going to be kick ass! Check out your favourite singers live and maybe even grab some signed merch! Plus, $1 per ticket sold will support the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, representation, and economic justice for LGBTQ2+ girls and women.
Date: October 6, 2019
Location: Aquatic Centre West Vancouver: 2121 Marine Drive, Vancouver.
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Price: $1, plus the cost of purchases.
Come enjoy a day full of wholesome, old-fashioned, family-friendly fun! PumpkinFest is a community-style festival featuring farm animals, games and activities, an artisan market, home and harvest competitions, police and firemen demonstrations, free swimming, gymnastics, and skating, and lots of local food and talent. PumpkinFest, on average, brings together 5,000 people, and is sure to please just about anyone.