As October rolls on, we find the darker nights leading closer to Halloween and a plethora of spooktober picks.
Eat: Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown invites you to find out what’s new in the oldest neighbourhoods, tonight to explore the restaurants and cafés in the downtown Vancouver food scene.
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
Dracula: Fabulist Theatre & Director Damon Bradley Jang bring a modern adaptation of a old-time radio play to life with Dracula: A Modern Radio Play, performed live (not broadcast) at CBC Studio 700, October 25-27
Trolley: Get spooked and learn some of the dark side of Vancouver’s history on the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour, until October 31
Train: Head into the Rabbit Hole when you follow Alice in Nightmareland at The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train until Halloween night.
Art: In his latest exhibition, Everywhere From Here, Vancouver artist, David Wilson, takes a look at local landmarks The Lions as the starting point for this collection, on view October 24 – November 5 at 1387 Railspur Alley on Granville Island. Wilson will be in attendance at the public opening on Saturday between 2-4pm.
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, closing October 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
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 until October 26.
Jazz: Friday Jazz is live at Tyrant Studios, this week featuring Jonathan Bauer Project
Comedy: Saturday Comedy takes the stage at Tyrant Studios, this week’s stand-up features Yumi Nagashima supported by Ed Hill and Myles Anderson
Pucks: Friday night, celebrate Diwali at Rogers Arena with Vancouver Canucks as they host Washington Capitals
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 is underway with performances of La Traviata at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, playing October 24 and 27th.
Home: Get inspired for all your season’s home decor and renovation projects at the Vancouver Fall Home Show at Vancouver Convention Centre October 24 – 27.