We know that the most comfortable thing to do after a long day at work is to flop onto the couch and watchin Netflix until you fall asleep. We’re guilty of doing it too. But this week, why not commit yourself to doing at least one thing that doesn’t involve staring at your phone in your pyjamas? Here’s our list of some cool stuff happening all week that you can check out:

federal election vancouver 2015

Voting Day

When: Monday, October 19 from 7am – 7pm
Where: All around town
What is it: If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain! And who doesn’t like to complain!? (more info)

Election Night Cabaret

When: Monday, October 19 at 7pm
Where: Odd Fellows Hall (1443 West 8th)
What is it: An election night cabaret featuring Vancouver punk legend Joe Keithley (D.O.A), an all-girl punk band, bullshit bingo, election commentary, cheap booze and more. (more info)

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Vancouver Writers Fest

When: Tuesday, Oct 20 – Sunday, Oct 25
Where: Granville Island
What is it: A festival that brings readers and writers of all ages together for a variety of events including writer talks, book readings, and more. (more info)

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Say Wha?!

When: Tuesday, October 20
Where: Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street)
What is it: The worst books ever published read out loud by the best in local comedy! (more info)

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Improv Against Humanity

When: Wednesday, Oct 21
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: A comedy show for horrible people. Interactive Cards against Humanity show with audience participation. (more info)

Learn the Thriller Dance

When: Wednesday, Oct 21 – Friday, Oct 23
Where: Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way)
What is it: If you want to take part in Saturday’s Thrill the World zombie dance flash mob, you should probably go to the rehearsals! (more info)

Savour Market at Lonsdale Quay

When: Thursday, Oct 22 – Sunday, Oct 25
Where: Granville Island
What is it: Rediscover Lonsdale Market with workshops, seminars, showcase, and Market tours. A celebration of FOOD! (more info)

art battle vancouver 2015

Art Battle Vancouver

When: Thursday, Oct 22
Where: Red Room Ultra Bar (398 Richards Street)
What is it: Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes, winner moves on. Paintings are bid on in a silent auction at the end of the night. (more info)

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Animals Inside Out

When: Ongoing until March 28
Where: Science World
What is it: An anatomical journey into the intricacies of the bodies of animals. An unforgettable way to learn about animal science. (more info)

taste of yaletown 2015

Taste of Yaletown

When: Ongoing until October 29
Where: Various locations in Yaletown
What is it: Featured menus, special tastings and innovative pairings. Fixed price menus of $25, $35 and $45. (more info)

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Haunted Houses

When: Ongoing until October 31
Where: Various locations across Vancouver & Lower Mainland
What is it: More haunted houses are opening up as we get closer to Halloween. The earlier you go in the month, the less chance of lineups!. (more info)

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