Things To Do in Vancouver Today: Friday Oct. 21

Tom Odell follows up his chart-topping debut with the more expansive sophomore effort Wrong Crowd.

Friday’s culture fix includes fast-rising British musician Tom Odell, The Zombie Syndrome, and Rock and Roll Marathon.

Tom Odell

Oct. 21, 9 p.m.


The Imperial

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The British pianist’s passionate pop tunes have earned comparisons to Coldplay and Elton John. Like Florence + the Machine, Adele, and Ellie Goulding, Odell was awarded the Brit Awards’ Critics’ Choice prize; see him live and see why.

The Zombie Syndrome: Dead In The Water

Until Oct. 31, every 30 mins., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Secret rendezvous on Granville Island

Tickets and info:

$25 to $50;

Choose the character you want to be — including assassin, hypnotist, acrobat, priest and more — then traverse land and sea to annihilate a gang of murderous zombie-vampire mutants. Hell, yes, Virtual Stage is back with another immersive theatrical adventure.

 Team Volken at last year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. The John Volken Foundation returns this year as the official charity of the event.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

Expo Oct. 21 to 22; races Oct. 22


Vancouver Convention Centre, Seawall and downtown

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Lining the route with bands makes the whole race a good time, not just the finish line. This year’s talent ranges from Mexican punk party Caracas to a Cher tribute act. Francesco Yates, who recently toured with Hedley and Carly Rae Jepsen, headlines the post-marathon concert.

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