Halloween is here! Howls of the spooky season echo throughout these entertaining picks this week.
Picasso: Before the stunning Imagine Van Gogh wraps up this weekend at Vancouver Convention Centre West, Imagine Picasso brings the works of another Master, of modern art, to life in another brilliant immersive exhibition at Vancouver Convention Centre East (Canada Place) opening tonight, October 27
Hallowed Eves: Playland once again transforms into a Halloween-themed experience as Hallowed Eves welcome guests October 27-31, including thrill rides, creepy décor, scary characters and live performances throughout the park.
Movie: Shakespeare’s works are perfect for the season, well known for witches, ghosts and spirits. Now is your last chance to examine the worth of his work in the Bard on the Beach‘s world premiere feature film, Done/Undone, available on demand only until October 31st
Hallows’ Eve Pop-Up Theatre: Gateway Theatre is bringing a life-size version of its Hallows’ Eve miniature paper theatre that was created last year, to the Aberdeen Centre’s Central Atrium October 30 and 31st for free family fun for everyone
HowlOver: Join Biker Mama the Witch, at FlyOver Canada, on an unforgettable Halloween flight ride for all ages. HowlOver Canada lets you soar through the skies with a band of spooky sidekicks on your way to a music festival that’s out of this world, book your advance tickets until October 31st
Vancouver Horror Nights: Until October 31, Giggle Dam Theatre Vancouver Horror Nights welcomes visitors, who dare to enter, to Vancouver’s best haunted maze in Vancouver most Haunted Theatre for the most thrilling evening.
Cabaret: Just in time for Halloween, The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby welcomes Scaredy Cat Cabaret for a spine-chilling evening of music, theatre and poetry on Thursday evening.
Festival: The 18thAnnual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival brings over 100 events to the neighbourhood starting today, October 27 until November 7
Stage: Opening October 28th, Alley Theatre in partnership with Good Night Out Vancouver, presents the world premiere of a multi-perspective, docu-theatre dance creation entitled #whatnow, at the Russian Hall as part of the Heart of the City Festival
Walks: Take a walk on the wild side and join Forbidden Vancouver for The Lost Souls of Gastown Tour, for tales of murder, mayhem and revenge every night until October 31st, or learn sinister stories of Stanley Park on the Secrets of Stanley Park, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. All tours are outdoor, with small capacity for each tour, advance tickets required.
Parade: The Parade of Lost Souls 2021 The Phoenix rises from the ashes as Dusty Flowerpot Theatre welcomes you to the annual East Van tradition. The carnival band leads hourly processions outdoors from the Britannia Community Centre at 7pm(all-ages welcome), 8pm, and 9pm on October 30th
Debut: Telling the tale of a haunting chapter in BC’s Gold Rush history, Spinners Collective presents the professional premiere of Sally Stubbs’ Spinning You Home, directed by Sarah Rodgers, at Jericho Arts Centre until October 31st.
Words: The 20th Anniversary of the Talking Stick Festival stokes the last of the Four Fires to wrap the festival with its final series Feasting Our Words closing tonight
Concert: Saturday at The Chan Centre for Performing Art at UBC the spirit of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) reverberates through Vancouver’s Latin-Folk fusion outfit Locarno.
Music: Until November 2, 2021, Music on Main’s weekly digital releases continue to bring new video performances and artistic insights to audiences online
Village: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum is getting a little spooky for a family-friendly event, with talking crows, photo-bombing ghouls, and a state of the art special effects until October 31
Yoko: Until May 2, 2022, Vancouver Art Gallery presents GROWING FREEDOM: The instructions of Yoko Ono / The art of John and Yoko celebrating the work of the renowned conceptual and performance artist.
Gallery: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is presenting the Canadian premiere exhibition of Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery, a solo exhibition by award-winning designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro on show until June 5, 2022
Canoe: In the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s featured exhibition, on until July 3, 2022, Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh War Canoes and the Gifts They Carry Forward, Indigenous artists and knowledge holders share their gifts through the war canoe in this multi-sensory journey.
Skate: Now on view at MOV: Boarder X is a travelling exhibition that features work by contemporary artists from Indigenous nations across Canada, drawing parallels to urban areas prohibiting skateboarding, related to the landscapes and territories we occupy.