Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Beware, Halloweekend has arrived, so be sure to wear a costume to ward off wandering spirits. Watch nearly every venue in the city to get festively other-worldly, occult, and costumed to lead us joyfully into the depths of late autumn and winter. There are lighthearted daytime dress-ups for the kids, late night haunts for the adults, haunted houses, haunted shows, haunted everything!

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Friday October 28

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Pearl
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
What: The story of Pearl S. Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is being told in a full-scale Broadway style production that takes theater and dance and blends them together in an entirely new way. Pearl was the daughter of missionaries who spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Complete with an actual river on stage, this multimedia explosion of light, sound and movement, the Montreal Times declares it, “dance at its best…”   Tickets available at Tickets Tonight

Ghostly Halloween Tours

Ghostly Halloween Tours

Ghostly Halloween Tours
Where: Various Vancouver locations
What: Tour some of Vancouver’s historic areas and learn about the myths, the legends, and of course, the ghosts.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Glow in the Garden
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
What: Experience a Halloween walk in the woods at VanDusen Botanical Garden as it comes to life with spellbinding lights, ghoulish music and glowing pumpkin characters created by award-winning carvers. After the walk, costumed kids will enjoy creating fun Halloween crafts inside and parents can pick up a pumpkin and hot apple cider at the Taves Family Farms pop-up shop on the plaza. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum
Where: Burnaby Village Museum
What: Don your costume and roam the Village and Farmhouse, take a spin on the spooky carousel, and groove to tunes spun by a live DJ. Your ticket includes trick-or-treating for the kiddies as well as entertainment and carousel rides for all. The Ice Cream Parlour will be open for ghoulish snacks and light meals.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

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Man Up Halloween: Haunted Homos
Where: The Cobalt
What: Gender bending and blending cabaret drag performances to the theme of – Halloween!

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Science World After Dark: Night School Nightmare
Where: Science World
What: A professor has been murdered, and all the faculty are suspects. It’s up to you to crack the case! Watch the live scenes played out, gather clues, interrogate the suspects, enjoy a drink or two and participate in some mind-blowing interactive science demos before solving the crime.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live with the Geekenders
Where: The Rio Theatre
What: The original kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, sex-fueled sci-fi parody, performed live by Vancouver’s popular nerdlesque troupe.
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

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Burns Bog Escape
Where: 10388 Nordel Ct. (Delta, BC)
What: You & your friends sneak into Burns Bog on All Hallows’ Eve, unaware of the supernatural lurking in the shadows. Tethered to the land are the eight souls of World War II soldiers, killed by bombs made of the very peat you are standing on. You must free their souls, or risk being trapped here with them…forever!
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Suitcase Stories
Where: Pacific Theatre
What: With only her tiny suitcase in tow, Maki Yi leaves her home in South Korea for Canada. Her driving force was about leaving and not her destination, and the choice of Canada as her new home boiled down to two factors: she heard that it is safe, and her brother had a map of Toronto. So begins Yi’s real-life journey from Korea across Canada, where she discovers that life in this new country is both everything she hoped for and the most difficult thing she has ever done.
Runs until: Saturday November 12, 2016

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Sultans of the Street
Where: Waterfront Theatre
What: Four children from different worlds – two who want new kites and two with the simple wish to attend school – are trapped in a world of begging on the streets of Kolkata, India. Dressed as gods, they bless the generous and threaten to curse those who are not. Together, they must work to escape servitude and set a course for a new life.
Runs Until: Sunday November 13, 2016

The Pianist: A Concert Catastophe

The Pianist: A Concert Catastophe

The Pianist: A Concert Catastophe
Where: York Theatre
What: A mix of classical clowning and contemporary circus, this solo comedy is centered on, in, under, and around the magnificent grand piano. It’s the story of a pianist who almost never gets to perform – in the traditional sense. Nothing goes according to plan and everything that can go wrong does, which results in skillfully executed hilarity.
Runs until: November 6, 2016

Vancouver Home + Design Show
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
What: People in Vancouver visit the home and design show to become inspired, informed and energized with helpful advice, thousands of solutions and innovative new products.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

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Halloween Horror: Dare You to Watch
Where: YWCA Metro Vancouver
What: Snacks provided and they PAY you if you make it to the end of the movie. How’s that for a challenge?

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Ages of the Moon
Where: Presentation House Theatre (North Vancouver)
What: This moving, immersive meditation on aging and loss tells the story of Byron and Ames, two old friends reunited by mutual desperation on the eve of a lunar eclipse.  Over whiskey on a hot summer’s night, hostilities erupt, subside and flare again as each man’s loneliness and despair fights with his longing for connection.  Before the evening is out, fifty years of love, friendship and rivalry will be put to the test.
Runs until:Sunday November 6, 2016

Sum 41

Sum 41

Sum 41
Where: Commodore Ballroom
What: If the name of this band makes you vaguely think of spreadsheets, but you still recognize it as a band, you probably remember when they busted onto the 90s scene.

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Frankenstein, 1945
Where: Studio 1398
What: Set in post World War II Berlin, Frankenstein, 1945 explores the world of Victor Frankenstein, a young doctor who has recently severed ties to the Nazi medical experiments, and Elizabeth, a young Jewish engineer returning home to Germany. In trying to make peace with the horrors they have witnessed they try to develop a way to bring back the dead.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers
Where: BC Place Stadium
What: Watch some hockey.

The Italian Symphony

The Italian Symphony

The Italian Symphony
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
What: Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro brings his impressive and distinct style to a program of beautiful classical music by Mozart and Mendelssohn, perfect repertoire for the Chan Centre’s sparkling acoustic. And Andrew von Oeyen’s elegant artistry and brilliant technique will shine in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. 
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

The Naked and Famous

The Naked and Famous

The Naked and Famous
Where: The Vogue
What: LA-based electronic pop band, on tour to support their latest release “Simple Forms”

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102.7 The Peak Halloween Party with Bear Mountain and Little India
Where: The Imperial
What: Bear Mountain is a Canadian indie band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They released their first album XO on Last Gang Records in May 2013 and have just released their newest album BADU. They will be supported by local indie band Little India and DJ’s Trizzy and Harvey Harvey.


 

Saturday October 29

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A Night for All Souls

A Night for All Souls

A Night for All Souls
Where: Mountain View Cemetery
What: Curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, this unique cultural event offers the public an opportunity to remember their dead, whether interred at Mountain View Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.
Runs Until: Tuesday November 1, 2016

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Parade of Lost Souls
Where: Commercial Drive area
What: The theme this year is the wild! Dress up as a local species and parade through the darknessto celebrate Halloween, life, and how much fun costumes are.

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Halloween Improv Monster Match
Where: Vancouver Improv Centre
What: Costumed improv performers in two head to headless spooktacular theatresports competitions where all but one ghoul will perish! In addition to haunting décor you’ll be treated to two onstage shows plus dancing to bloodcurdling DJ beats – with the cast joining you on the dance floor.

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Britannia Mine Museum Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween Weekend

Britannia Mine Museum Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween Weekend
Where: Britannia Mine Museum
What: It’s the witching hour at Britannia Mine Museum this Halloween with a weekend full of fun, family-friendly activities for all ages including science shows, haunted train rides, a costume photo booth and more.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

Halloween Hoot at Fort Langley
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site
What: Celebrate Halloween with Pirate Magician Gary Savard’s family-friendly magic show. Trick-or-treat, make a craft, visit the spooky servants quarters, and get your face painted.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

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TEDxGastownWomen
Where: Vancouver
What: The theme of this year’s event is “Power”. The event will also feature exclusive, new to the world, streamed TED talks from the TEDWomen event taking place only a day prior in California. The theme for TEDWomen is “It’s About Time.”

Walker Evans: Depth of Field

Walker Evans: Depth of Field

Walker Evans: Depth of Field
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: The American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975) is among the most influential artists of the 20th century. Covering the full arc of his career, Walker Evans: Depth of Field presents the most comprehensive look at Evans’ work ever mounted in Canada.
Runs until: January 22, 2017

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Thrill The World Vancouver
Where: Vancouver
What: Thrill The World is friends, families and other local residents who each year join together with thousands of people around the globe to celebrate Michael Jackson’s talent by dancing simultaneously to “Thriller”!

Guided Mushroom Walk

Guided Mushroom Walk

Guided Mushroom Walk
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 1:00pm
What: Join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Fungi Curator Mary Berbee to learn more about how to identify different mushroom types and where to look for them.

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Halloween Vampires
Where: The Cinematheque
What: A Halloweeny revisionist vampire cinema series.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Stranger Queens Halloween
Where: XYYVR
What: From the 80s nostalgia Netflix show to on stage with drag queens Jane Smokr, Mila Dramatic (Ted Littlemore) and Robyn Graves.

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The Nite Show Freakshow
Where: Venue
What: A dance night with aerial acts, contortionists and more by The Underground Circus.

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Doom Night
Where: Pacific Coloseum
What: An EDM Halloween dress-up dance party.

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Zombie Motel 4-Room Halloween Party
Where: The Waldorf
What: Get costumed up and go out! Four rooms playing four different kinds of music are planned.

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Cirque Noir Halloween
Where: Club 560
What: Dark circus-themed Halloween party with three floors and jugglers, silk aerialists, costumed dancers and music.

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Costume Ball at Science World
Where: Science World
What: Presented by Twisted Productions, Hollywood Promotions, and John Donnelly and Associates, this year’s event features 2 rooms of music spread across 2 floors, local DJs, multiple licensed bars, and an expected attendance of over 1,100 costumed guests.

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The Ritual
Where: The Rickshaw
What: Honestly I am not sure what to expect, which I find enticing. An immersive story, festival-style electro musical headliners, interactive actors, and dancing.

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What’s Up? Hot Dog! Transforms into Bob’s Burgers
Where: 2481 Est Hastings
What: It’s a surreal takeover as this local restauraunt dresses up like Bob’s Burgers for Halloween. A Bob’s Burgers menu, costumes and prizes.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

Vancouver Canucks vs. Washington Capitols
Where: BC Place Stadium
What: Watch some hockey.


 

Sunday October 30

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The Artisan’s Event
Where: Heritage Hall (3102 Main)
What: Shop small and local with Vancouver’s newest craft fair featuring 35+ artists and artisans.

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Kitty Nights: Welcome to the Nightmare
Where: The Biltmore
What: A theatrical live rock burlesque journey into the mind and the madness of Alice Cooper. Witness the mayhem as this Alice goes down a very different rabbit hole into a sexy nightmare.

 


 

Ongoing

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Prohibition City Walking Tour

Prohibition City Walking Tour

Prohibition City Walking Tour (ends this weekend)
Where: Chinatown
What: Delve into Vancouver’s dirtiest secrets on this scandal fuelled walking tour. Starting in the world of the saloon, you trace the story of prohibition in Vancouver while winding along the city’s most storied streets. You’ll hear tales of blind pigs, corrupt mayors, and enterprising bootleggers. Plus you’ll see first hand evidence of opium dens and walk down an alleyway once teeming with over 40 “bawdy houses.”
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

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The Flick (ends this weekend)
Where: Arts Club Theatre
What: Set in a run-down movie theatre, this Pulitzer Prize–winning comic drama follows three underpaid ushers who’ll do anything to keep the beloved and endangered local landmark running. As they share their hidden hopes for the future, an intimacy forms among these outsiders who at first glance have only one thing in common.
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

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The 4th Annual Boobies and Wieners Show (ends this weekend)
Where: Hot Art Wet City
What: The annual dirty and immature nude art show returns for a fourth year. “Four Play” features Serena Bon-Binky, Gwen D’arcy, Vince Hemingson, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Gordana Ristic, Aleshia St Cyr, Pandora Young and Nikki Pecasso.
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

Straight Jacket Winter (ends this weekend)
Where: Studio 16
What: Hoping to start a new life on the West Coast, a couple travels 5000 km from Montreal to Vancouver in the dead of winter. As they attempt to integrate their adopted city, Esther and Gilles find themselves quickly confronted with the language barrier, and their inability to create a social network. Bit by bit, they retreat, inwardly, shielding themselves from the rain and the outside world, the four walls of their apartment becoming the boundaries of a universe understandable only to them. But for how long can two people who love each other live so marginally?
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

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Mamahood: Turn and Face the Strange (ends this weekend)
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
What: Meet Marie, an extremely deprived first time mother who dares to tell the tale of her descent into motherhood as she travels to an alternate time and place, Planet Mamahood. Her story is told with both humour and pathos, and as unpredictable and strange events unfold, she searches and reaches for help to heal and find her way home.
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

Fight Night

Fight Night

Fight Night (ends this weekend)
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre
What: Fight Night shows us elections as they truly are: a battle, a fist fight with words and, ultimately, a theatrical game.
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live with the Geekenders (ends this weekend)
Where: The Rio Theatre
What: The original kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, sex-fueled sci-fi parody, performed live by Vancouver’s popular nerdlesque troupe.
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

The Italian Symphony

The Italian Symphony

The Italian Symphony (ends this weekend)
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
What: Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro brings his impressive and distinct style to a program of beautiful classical music by Mozart and Mendelssohn, perfect repertoire for the Chan Centre’s sparkling acoustic. And Andrew von Oeyen’s elegant artistry and brilliant technique will shine in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. 
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

Grave Tales at Fort Langley

Grave Tales at Fort Langley

Grave Tales at Fort Langley (ends this weekend)
Where: Fort Langley
What: Join expert storytellers for spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations from Fort Langley’s past. Be prepared to walk through various terrains, rain or shine, as you weave through the village of Fort Langley, from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort where you’ll warm up around a cozy bonfire.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

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Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum (ends this weekend)
Where: Burnaby Village Museum
What: Don your costume and roam the Village and Farmhouse, take a spin on the spooky carousel, and groove to tunes spun by a live DJ. Your ticket includes trick-or-treating for the kiddies as well as entertainment and carousel rides for all. The Ice Cream Parlour will be open for ghoulish snacks and light meals.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

Britannia Mine Museum Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween Weekend (ends this weekend)
Where: Britannia Mine Museum
What: It’s the witching hour at Britannia Mine Museum this Halloween with a weekend full of fun, family-friendly activities for all ages including science shows, haunted train rides, a costume photo booth and more.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

Halloween Hoot at Fort Langley (ends this weekend)
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site
What: Celebrate Halloween with Pirate Magician Gary Savard’s family-friendly magic show. Trick-or-treat, make a craft, visit the spooky servants quarters, and get your face painted.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

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Frankenstein, 1945 (ends this weekend)
Where: Studio 1398
What: Set in post World War II Berlin, Frankenstein, 1945 explores the world of Victor Frankenstein, a young doctor who has recently severed ties to the Nazi medical experiments, and Elizabeth, a young Jewish engineer returning home to Germany. In trying to make peace with the horrors they have witnessed they try to develop a way to bring back the dead.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

Chopstick Fest

Chopstick Fest

Chopstick Fest (ends this weekend)
Where: Various locations
What: An event that honours Vancouver’s Chinese migration history through food by exploring culturally diverse, regionally specific and historically unique elements of Chinese cuisine. The festival includes a variety of regional Chinese cuisines from the nine major culinary areas of Mainland China and Taiwan as well as uniquely west coast fusions that embody the unique flavours of Vancouver.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

An Agreeable State of Uncertainty

An Agreeable State of Uncertainty

An Agreeable State of Uncertainty (ends this weekend)
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: Comprised of photographs, drawings, prints and paintings by artists such as Weegee, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Leon Golub, Lewis Hine, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Spero, Jack Shadbolt and Fred Herzog, these works were selected from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s collection by artist Stephen Waddell.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

Harry Callahan: The Street

Harry Callahan: The Street

Harry Callahan: The Street (ends this weekend)
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: Harry Callahan (1912–1999) was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. In 2013, the Vancouver Art Gallery received the extraordinary gift of almost 600 Callahan photographs from the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

Stephen Waddell: Dark Matter Atlas

Stephen Waddell: Dark Matter Atlas

Stephen Waddell: Dark Matter Atlas (ends this weekend)
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: Over the past two decades the Vancouver-based artist Stephen Waddell has become widely known for his photographs and paintings that address urban space, particularly his depictions of the human figure in the modern city. This exhibition will feature a recent body of photographs in which Waddell has departed dramatically from the subject matter of his previous work by focusing on underground caverns in the United States, Canada and Lebanon—spaces once inaccessible that are now open to tourists.
Runs until: Sunday October 30, 2016

Fright Nights at Playland

Fright Nights at Playland

Fright Nights (ends this week)
Where: Playland
What: Misty, dark, dreary, and full of spooks and scares may not sound like everyone’s ideal night out, but to those of us who love Halloween, nothing could be better! Playland turns into an animated haunted carnival, including seven haunted houses and fifteen of its best rides; what better way to scream away all of your fears?
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Stanley Park Ghost Train (ends this week)
Where: Stanley Park
What: Each year, the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders of all ages on a journey through a mystical Halloween world. This year, the “Day of the Dead” theme encourages you to gather friends and family to remember loved ones and celebrate the festival of life. Visitors will be serenaded by a mariachi band of cockroaches and ride through a tunnel of flames presided over by the Aztec Lord and Lady of Death.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

31 October 2014: Halloween at FlyOver Canada, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC. ****(Photo by Bob Frid 2014 - Fly Over Canada) All Rights Reserved : cell 778-834-2455 : email: bob.frid@shaw.ca Web: bob-frid-images.photoshelter.com ****

Halloween at FlyOver Canada (ends this week)
Where: FlyOver Canada
What: Join Broomelda and her class of witches and wizards, at the Haunted Witches Academy, and embark on some spooky adventures before buckling up for a special Halloween Ride at FlyOver Canada.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Burns Bog Escape
Where: 10388 Nordel Ct. (Delta, BC)
What: You & your friends sneak into Burns Bog on All Hallows’ Eve, unaware of the supernatural lurking in the shadows. Tethered to the land are the eight souls of World War II soldiers, killed by bombs made of the very peat you are standing on. You must free their souls, or risk being trapped here with them…forever!
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Glow in the Garden (ends this week)
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
What: Experience a Halloween walk in the woods at VanDusen Botanical Garden as it comes to life with spellbinding lights, ghoulish music and glowing pumpkin characters created by award-winning carvers. After the walk, costumed kids will enjoy creating fun Halloween crafts inside and parents can pick up a pumpkin and hot apple cider at the Taves Family Farms pop-up shop on the plaza. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Haunted Circus (ends this week)
Where: The Beaumont
What: An all-new haunted house experience in support of BC Women’s Hospital+ Care Centre Foundation.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Zombie Syndrome: Dead in the Water (ends this week)
Where: Granville Island
What: The Virtual Stage presents an all-new, immersive theatrical outdoor adventure. The fifth annual installment in the company’s hit series will challenge audiences to travel by land and sea as they race to confront a monstrous hybrid of zombies and vampires.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Halloween Mystery Nights (ends this week)
Where: Downtown Vancouver
What: Use your superpowers for good to save the planet on a heroic adventure with your friends in Vancouver Mysteries’ newest game, Heroes and Villains, a comic book style adventure.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

Ghostly Halloween Tours

Ghostly Halloween Tours

Ghostly Halloween Tours
Where: Various Vancouver locations
What: Tour some of Vancouver’s historic areas and learn about the myths, the legends, and of course, the ghosts.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

Potter's House of Horrors

Potter’s House of Horrors

Potter’s House of Horrors (ends this week)
Where: Surrey, BC
What: Get scared at this all-out haunted house.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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Halloween Vampires
Where: The Cinematheque
What: A Halloweeny revisionist vampire cinema series.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

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The Signature of All Things (ends this week)
Where: VanDusen Gardens
What: Original artwork created by the Open Book Art Collective and inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel, The Signature of All Things.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

The Valley Haunt

The Valley Haunt

The Valley Haunt (ends this week)
Where: 1311 Appin Road (North Vancouver)
What: Shipping containers of haunt all themed and ready to scare as you walk through! Suitable for ages 8+.
Runs until: Monday October 31, 2016

A Night for All Souls

A Night for All Souls

A Night for All Souls (ends this week)
Where: Mountain View Cemetery
What: Curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, this unique cultural event offers the public an opportunity to remember their dead, whether interred at Mountain View Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.
Runs Until: Tuesday November 1, 2016

Lost Souls of Gastown

Lost Souls of Gastown

Lost Souls of Gastown (ends this week)
Where: Gastown, Vancouver
What: As much a roaming theatre experience as it is a walking tour. Even more than a vivid account of Vancouver’s most dark, gothic early history, it is the tale of a tragic life. The fictional story of George Turle. A man who witnessed first-hand the terror of smallpox, who ran from the Great Fire as it licked the skin from his back, and who became entangled in one of Vancouver’s most notorious murders. The brutal killing of John Bray.
Runs until: Tuesday November 1, 2016

Solus

Solus

Solus (ends this week)
Where: 1554 West 6th
What: New works by Duncan Regehr.
Runs until: Thursday November 3, 2016

The Pianist: A Concert Catastophe

The Pianist: A Concert Catastophe

The Pianist: A Concert Catastophe
Where: York Theatre
What: A mix of classical clowning and contemporary circus, this solo comedy is centered on, in, under, and around the magnificent grand piano. It’s the story of a pianist who almost never gets to perform – in the traditional sense. Nothing goes according to plan and everything that can go wrong does, which results in skillfully executed hilarity.
Runs until: November 6, 2016

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Ages of the Moon
Where: Presentation House Theatre (North Vancouver)
What: This moving, immersive meditation on aging and loss tells the story of Byron and Ames, two old friends reunited by mutual desperation on the eve of a lunar eclipse.  Over whiskey on a hot summer’s night, hostilities erupt, subside and flare again as each man’s loneliness and despair fights with his longing for connection.  Before the evening is out, fifty years of love, friendship and rivalry will be put to the test.
Runs until:Sunday November 6, 2016

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Suitcase Stories
Where: Pacific Theatre
What: With only her tiny suitcase in tow, Maki Yi leaves her home in South Korea for Canada. Her driving force was about leaving and not her destination, and the choice of Canada as her new home boiled down to two factors: she heard that it is safe, and her brother had a map of Toronto. So begins Yi’s real-life journey from Korea across Canada, where she discovers that life in this new country is both everything she hoped for and the most difficult thing she has ever done.
Runs until: Saturday November 12, 2016

Pareidolia Series by Katsumi Kimoto

Pareidolia Series by Katsumi Kimoto

Pareidolia Series by Katsumi Kimoto
Where: Kimoto Gallery
What: New abstract works that capture the forest and the natural world.
Runs until: Saturday November 12, 2016

ITSAZOO

ITSAZOO

ITSAZOO
Where: UBC Botanical Garden
What: Blurring the lines between performance and reality, audiences of 13 people, are armed only with flashlights on the Lost Lovers Murder Tour – a frighteningly accurate re-enactment of the infamous and unsolved murders that occurred exactly 20-years ago, deep within the forest. Inspired by classic horror movies, audiences will be taken on an experiential journey – part historical murder tour, part outdoor adventure, and part meta-theatrical thriller.
Runs until: Sunday November 13, 2016

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Sultans of the Street
Where: Waterfront Theatre
What: Four children from different worlds – two who want new kites and two with the simple wish to attend school – are trapped in a world of begging on the streets of Kolkata, India. Dressed as gods, they bless the generous and threaten to curse those who are not. Together, they must work to escape servitude and set a course for a new life.
Runs Until: Sunday November 13, 2016

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Trump Card Winner Takes All
Where: The Improv Centre
What: From now through November, everyone’s attention will be glued to a high-stakes game that will affect the world for generations to come – the US election. Vancouver TheatreSports League ups the ante with its own improvised election interpretation.
Runs until: Saturday November 19, 2016

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Bakersfield Mist
Where: Arts Club Theatre
What: Maude is on the wrong side of fifty, totally broke, and living in a trailer park in Bakersfield, California. Just when things look their worst, she stumbles across a long-lost painting by the renowned Jackson Pollock—or is it? To prove she’s got a masterpiece on her hands, Maude invites a world-class art expert to authenticate it. Cultures collide as these polar opposites evaluate the colour of each other’s character and explore their perspectives on what is real, in life and in art.
Runs until: Sunday November 20, 2016

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Across the Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Across The Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: This exhibit will transport you to the Arctic where you will learn about its environment and people; the many voyages of discovery; the search for John Franklin’s lost expedition (both historical and modern), and the ultimate discovery of HMS Erebus by Parks Canada.
Runs until: November 2016

Diwali Fest

Diwali Fest

Diwali Fest
Where: Various Locations
What: Diwali is known as the festival of lights, a spiritual festival celebrated every autumn. Its spiritual significance is that of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival is committed to incorporating the inclusion of all cultures and communities with its theme of unity in diversity, uniting people from different cultures through celebratory events and allow South Asian art forms to evolve through other cultural influences, while at the same time influencing others.
Runs until: Wednesday November 30, 2016

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Fall for Arts
Where: Whistler, BC
What: Festivals, art shows, markets, movie nights, and arts events all over the city.
Runs until: December 2016

Untangled Figures by Guillaume Leblon

Untangled Figures by Guillaume Leblon

Untangled Figures by Guillaume Leblon
Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Creating fictional landscapes or altering an existing space has long been Leblon’s favoured technique for fuelling uncertainty and doubt in order to undermine the stark purity and perfect finish of the museum.
Runs until: Sunday January 1, 2016

All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds

All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds

All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds
Where: The Museum of Vancouver
What: 20 beautiful, rare, and unconventional collections, with something for everyone including corsets, prosthetics, pinball machines, taxidermy, toys, and much more. In this exhibition both collector and collected are objects of study, interaction, and delight.
Runs until: Sunday January 8, 2016

White, Steel, Slice, Mask

White, Steel, Slice, Mask

White, Steel, Slice, Mask
Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Working together for over a decade, the duo’s interdisciplinary practice typically instigates community-based models of participation in order to re-imagine a material record of the present. They investigate tactics of cultural representation while utilizing the methods of anthropology to examine various forms of collecting, interpretation and display.
Runs until: Sunday January 8, 2016

Walker Evans: Depth of Field

Walker Evans: Depth of Field

Walker Evans: Depth of Field
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: The American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975) is among the most influential artists of the 20th century. Covering the full arc of his career, Walker Evans: Depth of Field presents the most comprehensive look at Evans’ work ever mounted in Canada.
Runs until: January 22, 2017

In the Footprint of the Crocodile Man

In the Footprint of the Crocodile Man

In the Footprint of the Crocodile Man
Where: UBC Museum of Anthropology
What: The Sepik River of Papua New Guinea is one of the largest river systems in the world, extraordinarily beautiful, but seldom visited. It is here that the Iatmul people, who live along its banks, have created internationally renowned works of art primarily inspired by stories of the majestic crocodile as the primordial creator. This unique exhibition will showcase the most comprehensive collection of contemporary Sepik art in North America for the first time. In addition to highlighting the exquisite carvings of Papua New Guinea’s latmul people, the exhibition will delve into their economic, cultural, and spiritual connections to the river system, drawing urgent attention to the logging and mining operations that pose environmental threats to the region.
Runs until: January 31, 2017

Judy Chartrand, What a Wonderful World
Where: The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
What: Her beautiful and provocative work presents her own personal history and insights into life in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and commentary on racism and post–colonial relations between Indigenous and non–Indigenous cultures.
Runs until: February 19, 2016

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