A damp week can’t dampen our spirit, or the spirits of Halloween that are drawing nearer this week.
Black: BC Lions wrap up their CFL Regular Season hosting Calgary for a special Halloween Theme Blackout Night Halftime Show on Friday at BC Place
White: Saturday is MLS Decision Day! Whitecaps FC have already clinched a playoff berth but who will they play? This final regular season match, 6pm at BC Place vs LA FC will help determine the final match ups and home field advantage
King: Spooky season comes to The Beaumont Studios from October 19th-27th – The Shine, a twisted gala of gore and glam, where Stephen King’s most iconic characters take centre stage in a burlesque and cocktail cabaret bonanza.
Village: October 19-22 and 26-29, Burnaby Village Museum’s Haunted Village returns, bringing haunted tales and stories from the pages to the museum’s 10 acre grounds
Fright: Spectacular, spooktacular fun and thrills abound at Fright Nights at PNE. Experience the haunted houses, spooky actors, and thrill rides until October 31st
Murder: Until October 28th, The Improv Centre on Granville Island presents Stage Fright 2: Murder at the Disco! The Improv Centre’s wildly successful murder mystery is back with a groovy new twist.
Pumpkins: Explore the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, with music, sounds and special effects and characters with the return of Burnaby’s Pumpkins After Dark, open Thu-Sun until October 31 at Swangard Stadium
Peace: Until October 22nd, The Firehall Arts Centre features the brilliant world premiere of Pedro Chamale’s Peace Country, produced by rice & beans theatre, examining the stark realities of northern living through the lens of the climate crisis and its effect on towns dependent on the carbon economy for their survival.
Relations: Until October 21st, Surrey Civic Theatre welcomes The Arts Club on Tour with Mark Crawford’s The Birds and The Bees, a Canadian comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys.
Son: Until October 21st at Pacific Theatre Tetsuro Shigematsu’s Empire of the Son is a biographical story of three generations of crossed radio signals ripple out in a transcontinental tale of familial love, grief, and joy.
Mozart: Vancouver Opera launches its 2023–2024 season on October 21st with the full-scale production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Aotearoa: The Cultch and Urban Ink present the world premiere of Te Tangi a te T?? by Te R?hia Theatre and The Dust Palace (Aotearoa / New Zealand), a M?ori cirque theatre epic about adaptation and authenticity
Concert: October 21st at 7:30pm the Massey Theatre welcomes the award-winning world-music group Oktopus to the stage, the Canadian octet are known for combining classical, klezmer and traditional Quebec music with a touch of jazz and Balkan rhythm
Heritage: The ongoing Latin American Heritage Month keeps rolling with plenty of events and entertainment including this week hands-on pottery and painting workshops
Write: The 36th Annual Vancouver Writers Fest, is filling Granville Island with events and activities until October 22nd
Pop: Rogers Arena welcomes back to back nights of pop superstar PINK! Trustfall Tour – Friday Oct 20 and Satruday Oct 21
Cyrano: At The Arts Club until October 29th, Someone Like You, is a millennial take the classic Cyrano de Bergerac in the world of dating apps and social media
Exhibition: Until October 28th, join artist David Wilson at the VisualSpace Gallery in Vancouver, as he unveils his latest collection “The Ground Beneath My Feet,” a solo exhibition showcasing an entirely fresh and comprehensive body of work.
Pets: On display October 19-November 29 at Janaki Larsen Studios, fine art photographer Michelle Leone Huisman presents the Vancouver premiere of her new solo show CMYK9, the exhibition features hand-painted photographs and imagines how dogs may have experienced the pandemic.
DOC: Manufacturing the Threat will now open in Vancouver at the Vancouver International Film Festival Centre until October 20th a new feature documentary from award-winning director Amy Miller, exploring the issue of agent provocateurs and entrapment in Canada’s national security apparatus.
Gallery: Until November 19th, The Vancouver Art Gallery is showing the landmark exhibition, Parviz Tanavoli: Poets, Locks, Cages – the first major presentation of works by Iranian-born, Vancouver-based artist Parviz Tanavoli in Canada.
Crisis: On display until November 5, 2023 at The Richmond Art Gallery, Sonja Ahlers’ Classification Crisis takes a look at the 30 years of Ahlers careers as an influential voice for generations of feminists through her D.I.Y. approach to collage art, poetry, zines, mail art, and other publications.
Carr: Until September 2024, the Vancouver Art Gallery is showing a yearlong exhibition featuring highlights from its permanent collection of Emily Carr paintings. Emily Carr: A Room of Her Own explores the intersection between celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr and the Vancouver Art Gallery.