Halloween is upon us, with the pending Vancouver ban on personal fireworks we can expect this year to go out with a bang, even without being able to gather in groups for the festivities. There’s plenty of picks to find frights and delights for your Trick or Treating, and other entertainment.
Slay: Slayland at PNE is a newly adapted walk-thru experience sure to scare up a good time, with ghosts, ghouls and 20 thrill rides until October 31, and add on the fun of Taste of PNE Drive-Thru – Trick or Treats: a haunted Drive-thru the PNE grounds and haul away a bag full of PNE favourite treats.
Howl: 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, until November 1st.
Walk: 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 30th.
Film: Halloween movie buffs can get their (car) fill at the Twilight Drive-In Fright Fest every weekend in October, this weekend featuring; Beatlejuice, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Halloween (1978) & Halloween II.
Movies: More Halloween film fun takes over the Rio Theatre for October with frightful flicks like; Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus, Dracula, The Fly, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and more.
Parade: The annual East Side Parade of Lost Souls will look different this year as Dusty Flowerpot Theatre has adapted to Home is Where the Art Is an interactive community event with a line up of make and gather activities for the whole neighbourhood.
Horror: Giggle Dam Theatre has transformed into Vancouver Horror Nights, scary good time for all-ages, the kid friendly Boogeyman Bash allows families to trick-or-treat through a COVID safe maze which is then transformed in the evenings, along with the theatre, into Xtreme Fear Maze aimed for adult scares.
Opera: Vancouver Opera has premiered its digital season, subscribe now to catch La Voix humaine, a performance in one act for a soprano and piano, streaming throughout the season.
Heart: The 17th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival is returning October 28 – November 8, with a line-up of arts and activities in-person and virtual.
Art: SUM gallery, Vancouver’s queer mandated visual art gallery is welcoming its newest exhibition – Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations — A Geoff McMurchy Retrospective – opening tomorrow, October 29th, running until December 1st.
Museum: The Museum of Vancouver has lowered its entry fare for the remainder of 2020 and welcomes a host of new exhibits this autumn, including; c??c??wit?l? | helping each other | ch’áwatway a showcase for 2019 YVR Art Foundation scholarship recipients final works, on view until December 9th.
Streaming: For those not comfortable attending in-person theatre, Firehall Arts Centre has added a streaming performance of its latest show – I Walk The Line on October 29th at 7pm, visit firehallartscentre.ca for information
Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s Fall Theatre Trio of plays continues with No Child, on stage at the Newmont Stage (formerly Goldcorp Stage) at the BMO Theatre Centre, until November 8th, and Buffoon playing until December 6th at the Granville Island Stage.