Welcome to the first of many rainy weeks, Vancouver. Time to finally break out those cozy fall sweaters and fully embrace the fall aesthetic. From checking out this week’s concert lineup to taking part in this year’s DTES Heart of the City Festival, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (October 24-28).



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For those who don’t know, Arkells is a Canadian rock band formed in Hamilton back in 2006. They’ve since released six albums, two EPs, and a number of singles that have charted in Canada – so get ready for high energy, great music, and a wild time this Tuesday, October 25th.

When: Tuesday, October 25th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $57.95+

Enjoy some covered patios

Whether it’s just drizzly or full-out storming, there are (thankfully) plenty of covered patios in Vancouver to choose from. Why not make the most of them and sip on a couple of happy hour bevies this month?

Where: See our picks above

CUPW Halloween & Diwali Celebration

Last but not least, we have a Diwali x Halloween celebration to share for double the fun! All CUPW members and non-members are invited to the Fraserview Banquet Hall on Friday, October 28th for a buffet-style meal, door prize entry, and an exciting silent auction to raise funds for the Family Services Of Greater Vancouver.

When: Friday, October 28th
Where: 8240 Fraser Street
Cost: $22.23



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Coming to Celebrities Nightclub on the Friday before Halloween is none other than SNAKEHIPS, the British electronic music duo known for their remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax, and Wild Belle – as well as their 2015 hit single, “All My Friends.”

When: Friday, October 28th
Where: 1022 Davie Street
Cost: $49.69

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DTES Heart of the City Festival

The 19th annual Heart of the City Festival is coming to the DTES on October 26th, and this year’s theme of “Community Is Our Mentor” will spotlight the lived experiences and identities of the DTES community. Highlighted events include the launch of a new mural, a series of dialogues and short films on housing justice, and The Prop Master’s Dream, a new fusion opera produced by the Vancouver Cantonese Opera.

When: October 26th to November 6th
Where: 401 Main Street

Tacofino Brewery Series

With five delicious courses plus accompanying beer and cocktail pairings, the return of Tacofino’s beloved Brewery Series is sure to be a tasty one. Originally held at Tacofino’s Hastings location, the Brewery Dinner Series will now take place at Tacofino Ocho and include live entertainment. The series will kick off on Thursday, October 27th and run every last Thursday of the month (excluding December) at 7 pm.

When: Starting Thursday, October 27th
Where: 8 East 5th Avenue
Cost: $64.67

Save it for a rainy day

Raincouver is officially back in action, and while we’re sad to see the sun go – there’s finally an excuse to break out the good ole’ “save it for a rainy day” list and make your way through your fave options.

Where: See our picks above

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors

Get your fix of haunted house happenings at Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors – and be prepared for quite the scare. If evil circus clowns sound like your cup of tea, you’ll definitely enjoy the madness and artistry.

When: See available times here.
Where: 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Cost: $57.48

Go on a fall hike

As crazy as it sounds, a drizzly hike is pretty refreshing (at least to us), especially now that the leaves have started turning. Explore a new trail and get your steps in for the month.

Where: Check out our picks above

Check out some star-studded restos

With so many TV shows and movies filming around Vancouver, it’s no surprise that celebs are spotted out at local restaurants, cafes, and bars rather frequently. Ryan Reynolds, Shay Mitchell, and the cast of Riverdale are just some of the bigger names that frequent Hollywood North. And now is as good a time as any to check out some of their fave eats & drinks around the city.

Where: Check out the link above

And that’s a wrap for this week! We’ll check back in soon, folks.