5 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, October 5

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It’s the start of the week, which means it’s back to work. Stave off the Monday blues by doing something fun today, October 5.

For more things to do around town, check out our events calendar.

Alexander Keith’s Birthday Lobster Dinner

  • What: Alexander Keith’s Birthday Party theme night is filled with fun activities and surprises, including: a full lobster dinner, the famous kissing of the cod ceremony and much more.
  • Where: Doolin’s Irish Pub – 654 Nelson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, October 5; 7 p.m.

The Vancouver International Film Festival and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs present two free screenings of VIFF films

  • What: On Monday, October 5th at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., The Vancouver International Film Festival and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs present two free screenings of VIFF films at SFU Burnaby.EVERYONE WELCOMED — no RSVP required.
  • Where: SFU Campus – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
  • When: Monday, October 5; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. screenings

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets Autumnal Appearance

  • What: Fall is here but the rain ain’t. Come on down to Gastown and tell the work week to take a hike by committing oneself to the eldritch sounds of The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Come on down for some excellent beers, nibbles and the high-energy, fantasy punk of The Thickets.
  • Where: The Portside Pub – 7 Alexander Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, October 5; 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Tom Wayman Book Launch

  • What: Tom Wayman launches his new collection of short fiction The Shadows We Mistake for Love. The official Vancouver launch will take place on Monday October 5th at 7pm at Book Warehouse (4118 Main Street), where Wayman will read and sign books. For more information, contact Book Warehouse: (604) 879-7737.
  • Where: Book Warehouse – 4118 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, October 5; 7 p.m.

Eight and a Half Inches of Comedy

  • What: Every Monday hosts Devin Alexander and Alex Sparling throw a stand-up comedy show featuring the best local comedians Vancouver has to offer and major touring headliners from around the world.
  • Where: Eight and a Half Restaurant and Lounge – 151 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Monday, October 5; 9 to 11:30 p.m.

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