Here is what is happening in Metro Vancouver during October 2019. If you have an event suggestion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This list is updated as more information becomes available so check back regularly!
Sept 21 – Oct 6: ‘Wünderbar! An Oktobeerfest Pop-Up’ at Bells and Whistles
Until Sunday, October 6, Bells and Whistles (3296 Fraser Street) will continue to offer its second annual ‘Wünderbar Oktobeerfest Pop-Up’ at the Fraserhood beer hall. During the event, a number of Oktoberfest-themed favourites will return to the menu, including warm pretzels with tangy honey mustard, curry wurst (seared Two Rivers Meats bratwurst or vegan ‘Beyond Sausage’ brat, crispy fries, curry ketchup), the Oktoberfest platter (crispy pork schnitzel, bratwurst, rosemary bacon, braised housemade sauerkraut, German potato salad, mustard and pickles) and more. At the bar, Bells and Whistles will showcase a wide range of classic German beer styles by tapping into local and import brews like Four Winds’ Holz Pils Foeder Fermented Pilsner, Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold and Paulaner Hefeweizen.
Oct 1: Bawktobeerfest: An Oktoberfest Celebration at Juke Fried Chicken
On Oct 1 from 5 to 9 p.m., Juke Fried Chicken (182 Keefer Street) will put its own spin on the annual German-themed beer-and-food fest by hosting a ‘Bawktobeerfest’ celebration in conjunction with Strange Fellows Brewing. The one-night-only extravaganza will feature a Strange Fellows tap takeover with a ‘Jukefest’ Lager brewed especially for the occasion in addition to Juke’s schnitzel ‘double down’ sandwiches, Juke-brats sausages and more. A limited number of tickets to the event, which includes a frosty pint of the Jukefest Lager and snacks throughout the night, are available for $20 per person at jukefriedchicken.com/bawktobeerfest. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the event for $25 each.
Oct 2: Defiantly Different: Wildebeest x The Prisoner Wine Co.
Savour the smoke-tinged, spiced flavours of the changing seasons with this exclusive dinner at Wildebeest in partnership with The Prisoner Wine Co. Chef Ian McHale will be preparing delicious locally-sourced West Coast cuisine designed to celebrate the peak of autumn goodness. Prisoner Wine Co. is a pioneer of California’s most luxurious red blends, and will brilliantly pair their bold, rich wines with five dishes including smoked magret duck, sweetcorn agnolotti, Subtilia Ranch wagyu tartare and more. This evening will begin with a canapé reception at 6 pm before sitting down for a multi-course feast. Tickets for the evening are $145 and available at https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk-optimised/1280231.
Oct 3: Vegan Harvest Dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will add a new twist to its award-winning recipe for culinary excellence when the Vancouver restaurant hosts its second Vegan Harvest Dinner on Thursday, October 3. Spearheaded by Boulevard’s Executive Chef – Signature Restaurants, Alex Chen — Canadian Culinary Champion, Vancouver Magazine Chef of the Year and inaugural winner on The Food Network Canada’s Iron Chef Canada TV series in 2018 — each dinner will showcase the creativity of his kitchen team as he redefines the levels of sophistication and flavour of vegan cuisine. Tickets to the Vegan Harvest Dinner are available for $85 per person plus tax and gratuity at https://boulevardvancouver.ca/events.
Oct 5: Papi’s and Friends Dinner at Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar Chef Max Straczek will share the spotlight with two fellow alumni of The Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada TV series when he welcomes Mark Singson and Wallace Wong to the line at the English Bay restaurant for a Papi’s and Friend’s Collaborative Chefs Dinner on October 5. Guests will enjoy a Prosecco welcome reception before a dinner that will see the trio of chefs trade talents and courses during a culinary collaboration that showcases their respective styles in such dishes as cauliflower panna cotta, truffle donut, mussel cannelloni, slow-cooked cog, congee with local seafood and ‘pumpkin latte’ dessert. Tickets to the event are available for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity at papisoysterbar.com/events
October 6, 13, 20, 27 (and November 3, 10, 17, 24): Sunday Night Movie Series Continues at Bells and Whistles
Fraserhood hangout and beer hall Bells and Whistles (3296 Fraser St.) gives cinephiles a front-row seat to some classic flicks every Sunday night at 9 p.m. during its Sunday Night Movie Series, which continues this October starting with the screening of Major League (October 6). During each screening, guests can also take advantage of late happy hour specials from 10 p.m. to close that include $7 Negronis, $5.50 draught beer, $5 classic hot dogs and $7 chilli cheese dogs and Chicago dogs.
October 6, 20 and 27: Sunday Paella Dinner Series Continues at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Following its recent string of sold-out Summer Seafood Boils, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will continue its Sunday Paella Dinner Series on October 6, 20 and 27 at the award-winning downtown restaurant. Each event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. where guests will enjoy a glass of house sangria or Estrella Damm Spanish lager before sitting down for a three-course dinner with Chef Alex Chen’s Spanish-inspired West Coast Paella — comprising a bounty of Pacific octopus, local clams and mussels, prawns and chorizo soffits simmered in a saffron and shellfish stock — as the centrepiece. A limited number of tickets to the communal, family style dinners are available for $68 per person plus tax and gratuity via www.boulevardvancouver.ca/events.
Oct 14: Thanksgiving Turducken Feast at Juke Fried Chicken
Juke is inviting family, friends and Thanksgiving ‘orphans’ to gather ‘round and enjoy one of the restaurant’s most-loved menu items when it hosts a special Thanksgiving Turducken Feast. For $35 per person plus tax and gratuity, guests will tuck into a variety of snacks and salads at their table before enjoying a heaping helping of Juke’s signature Turducken — a three-in-one showstopper featuring roasted turkey, duck and chicken along with and array of sides including fried Brussels sprouts, triple-cooked potatoes, cornbread and bacon stuffing, cranberry sauce and more. As seating is limited for Juke’s Thanksgiving Turducken Dinner Feast, reservations are highly recommended and can be made at jukefriedchicken.oftendining.com/ or by emailing email@example.com. Juke will also welcome walk-in guests if space permits.
Oct 17 – Oct 30: Limited-Edition Seasonal ‘Fall Game and Mushroom’ Menu at Wildebeest
From Oct 17 -30, Wildebeest will continue to underscore its philosophy of working closely with local providers and introduce the newest edition to its rotating lineup of seasonally inspired menus when it features a Fall Game and Mushroom Menu available exclusively at the Gastown hotspot from October 17 through 30. The new menu follows the lead of the restaurant’s recent Spring Field and Forest and Summer Farmers’ Harvest menus and showcase Head Chef Ian McHale and his culinary team’s philosophy of incorporating a wide array of fresh ingredients sourced from forests, farms and fields around the province in a series of unique dishes. As Wildebeest’s Fall Game and Mushroom Menu features are available in limited quantities and served on a first-come, first-served basis, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at 604-687-6880.
Oct 22: Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken
Whether you’re a Biggie or a Tupac fan, all Eyez are on Juke Fried Chicken when the Chinatown location of the chicken-and-rib joint (182 Keefer St.) hosts the latest edition of its Hip Hop Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Teams of up to six are invited to take part in five rounds of questions on all things Hova, Dre and Wu-Tang with food and drink specials and prizes up for grabs. Sign up as an individual or a team of up to six via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Instagram (@jukefriedchicken) or Facebook (/jukefriedchicken) to guarantee a spot. Walk-ins are also welcome.