Notable Now Vancouver: October 5, 2012 and Apothic Wine Tour
We’re coming to Vancouver to offer savvy young professionals a perfect opportunity to sample wines at this exclusive and insightful networking event. Meet Notable Founder Julian Brass and learn more about exciting plans for Canada’s fastest growing network for young professionals. Only 100 tickets are available for this event happening at Yaletown’s Chinois (1035 Mainland Street). For more info, click here.

Recently Opened: The Parker (237 Union Street)
Having let the dust settle and now open a week, The Parker offers lunch and dinner almost daily, with a great brunch offered on weekends. A cozy and well designed eco-conscious 20-seat room awaits – complete with modern finishes and a neat rustic feel. Look for a tasty selection of organic, locally-sourced items with a tight wine list that reflects the owners’ (Jason Leizert, Steve Da Cruz and Martin Warren) commitment to being as bio-dynamic as possible. Sneak a peek here.

All month: British Columbia Craft Beer Month is Back (various venues)
BC Craft Beer Month is back and it’s better than ever with plenty of participating restaurants, lounges and bars on board to celebrate the best brew BC has to offer. More than 50 different craft breweries are also participating with dedicated events, hosted dinners and a special Squamish Oktoberfest adding to the mix. To get the full mug of info, click here.

Starting this weekend: Baker’s Market
Sweeten up the holiday long weekend and head to the kick-off for Vancouver’s Baker’s Market. This annual affair returns each Saturday starting on October 6 until December 1 and is the perfect way to stock up on freshly baked goods at their new location (Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre). Brownies, butter croissants, artisanal breads, pastries and more await courtesy of home bakers and professional chefs. This free market opens at 11am until 3pm at 7646 Prince Albert Street.

Next week: The Vancouver Home + Design Show (October 11 to 14)
Be sure to make your way down to BC Place stadium for a little stylish guidance courtesy of HGTV’s “Leave it to Bryan” and the W Network’s Jillian Harris (former Bachelorette). This multi-faceted show brings decor and lifestyle together with celebrity personalities taking the stage to dole out insightful advice. Peruse more than 325 different exhibits, sample food and be inspired. Takes place at 777 Pacific Blvd. Info here.

Vancouver Mega Comic-Con (October 6 – 7 at the Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street)
This two-day event is the first-ever ‘Mega’ Comic-Con to come to Vancouver and features some of the most memorable pop culture stars (Dustin Diamond aka. “Screetch” from Saved By The Bell and DC comics’ own Francis Manapul will be on-site). Unleash your comic geek side and enjoy more than 80 different exhibitors, sit in on Q&A panels, check out the FX Halloween makeup competition and converse with fellow fans. For more info and the full line-up click here

Photo courtesy Baker’s Market