Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the next occasion, Halloween, brings us plenty of picks to entertain us over the next week.
Alpen: #DasOriginal Oktoberfest wraps up another year of fun, this weekend, at Vancouver Alpen Club
Spooks: The most frightful time of the year, Fright Nights at PNE, fills the fair with haunted houses, thrilling rides and ghoulish ghosts until Halloween
Trolley: Get spooked and learn some of the dark side of Vancouver’s history on the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour, from October 11 – 31
North: It’s the last week to, take off and see the Great White North meets the Land of Fire and Ice as Flyover Canada welcomes Flyover Iceland to the cinematic adventure
Improv: Vancouver TheatreSports is hosting a world of laughter until October 20 as the 2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival comes to Granville Island.
Train: Head into the Rabbit Hole when you follow Alice in Nightmareland at The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train until Halloween night.
Diwali: The Cultch partners with Diwali in BC to present Pandemic Theatre and Rumble Theatre’s Take D Milk, Nah? a solo show from Jivesh Parasram about his Indo-Caribbean heritage, running October 16-26, at the Vancity Culture Lab
BigTop: Cirque du Soleil brings their latest show, Luzia to the Big Top at Concorde Pacific Place, continuing through the end of the year
Country: American country star Luke Combs brings his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour to Rogers Arena on Saturday night
Bedrooms: The Arts Club Granville Island Stage opens The Birds & the Bees is a Canadian bedroom comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys, until October 26
Opening: Gateway Theatre in Richmond opens its 2019-2020 season with Marjorie Chan’s historical drama, China Doll, running October 17 – 26.
Jazz: Friday Jazz is live at Tyrant Studios, this week featuring Joan Bessie + Raene
Comedy: Saturday Comedy takes the stage at Tyrant Studios, this week’s stand-up finds Katie-Ellen Humphries on stage, supported by Stuart Jones and Randee Neumeyer
Indie: Irish singer/songwriter Hozier returns to Vancouver with his Wasteland Baby! Tour, at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre Friday
Art: Full Circle First Nations Performance and the Vancouver Public Library co-host the art and film installation pîkiskwe-speak: An Invitation to Conversations in Reconciliation from October 16th to December 15th in the Samuel & Frances Belzberg Family Exhibit Space at Vancouver Central Library.
Opera: The Vancouver Opera 2019/20 season gets underway Thursday with the opening of La Traviata at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, also playing October 19, 24 and 27th.