It’s always tough coming back to the work week after a nice, relaxing weekend.
That being said, you can still mix in some time to check out what’s going on around metro Vancouver the next few ays.
From art exhibits to enchanted gardens, here are 23 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this weekend.
Events In Metro Vancouver This Week
Virtual Reality | DREAMSCAPE
In this 15-minute original live action, haunted experience, participants will put on virtual reality goggles and headphones becoming fully immersed in the adventure. It was filmed using 360-degree directional cameras to absorb viewers in the video as the thrilling experience unfolds. Are you prepared to be scared? Admission is $20
Film | Beatriz at Dinner
An official Sundance Film Festival selection in 2017, Beatriz at Dinner tells the story of Beatriz, a successful and soft-spoken spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles who attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down. It plays this week at The ACT Arts Centre on Monday ,October 23rd, 2017.
Haunted House | Potter’s House of Horrors
Back by popular demand, Potter’s is rolling out three haunted house for the upcoming Halloween season. This includes the ultra-creepy haunted house that they call Monstrosity! Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? Perhaps right behind you? That’s exactly how you feel inside Monstrosity…expect it’s not people who are following you. Horror fanatics will make their way through gothic arches, nasty sewers, space age terror, abandoned prisons, and so much more. If you survive this experience, you’ll have plenty to tell your friends. Potter’s is open until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.
Art | Fight for Beauty
In ‘Fight For Beauty’, Westbank attempts to encapsulate the architecture, artistry, design, fashion and city-building initiatives that have come to define their practice. It will be on display from Saturday, October 7th – Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Fight For Beauty presents public art projects undertaken with world-class creatives.
Haunted train | Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
The Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train returns for another thrilling experience. It runs until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. See what it’s like when the forests of Surrey come alive, while discovering unseen creatures. Furthermore, your favourite characters such as Chainsaw Charlie are returning. You may even run into the walking dead who relish the Halloween season. Open rain or shine, the train runs from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. each night. Tickets are $12.
Corn maze | Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
The farm features a 12 acre maze that can be a challenge to get through. As guests make their way through the maze, it becomes an interactive experience to say the least. Not to mention, the patch has over 15 varieties of pumpkins growing on the farm. Come with the family and find your perfect pumpkin. After you’re done exploring the farm, warm up with fire pits. If interested, it’s important to note that guests will have to reserve these ahead of time. Rental is $5 and includes starting of the fire, 1 bundle of wood, benches, and a table. Extra wood bundles can be bought for $5 each.
Trolley tour | Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour
Put on by the Vancouver Trolley Company and Vancouver Police Museum, people on board the trolleys will hear about the city’s murderous tales and infamous ghost stories. As nightfall begins, you’ll be whisked through Vancouver’s streets, while tuning into the echos of devastating events. Your host will dive into the stories of The Castelanni Milkshake Murder, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red and much more. Tickets are $55.
Graveyard tour | Grave Tales
Join expert storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories as you walk through the village at night. Moreover, you’ll experience walking through graveyards and be in the presence of ghosts. Running for over 10 years, guides will lead you through Fort Langley’s spooky past with only a candle-lit lantern in their hand. You’ll stop at the Big House in the Fort to discover more of Fort Langley’s untold past. The experience is so terrifying that the 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. tours are 19+. Brave youth are welcome to join the 6:00 p.m. tour with an adult.
Amusement park | Fright Nights at Playland
Fright Nights is presenting a new haunted house, The Bloodshed. The dilapidated Bloodshed cabin is home to a family of ruthless mutant murders, and promises to be the goriest haunted attraction at this year’s Fright Nights. Fear clowns? Guests can attempt to overcome their fear of clowns inside the Car-N-Evil haunted house. Tickets range from $22-$85.
Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders of all ages through a mystical journey in the forest during the Halloween season. This year, the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train will carry an alien invasion theme. Be prepared to discover out-of-this-world creatures and to be abducted during the 14 minute train ride. Tickets range from $6-$12.
Art | Intangible
Featuring previously crafted, and never-before-seen creations, Intangible spotlights six trailblazing Coast Salish artists influenced by tradition as well as contemporary inspiration. Tickets start at $6.
Display | City on Edge
The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) explores the history of our city’s street protests with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism. It’s a major, new photo-based exhibition on display until Sunday, February 18th, 2018. The exhibition showcases rarely seen walks of resistance.
Magical escape | VanDusen Glow in the Garden
VanDusen Glow in the Garden returns for Halloween this week from Tuesday, October 24th – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. Guests will go on an adventure through a whimsical garden with curious twists and magical moments from the classic tale – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. From 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., you’ll follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk. Along the way guests will see zany lights, sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures.
19+ Halloween party | Vancouver Aquarium Halloween After Hours
On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, the Vancouver Aquarium will get into the seasonal spirit with a 19+ Halloween party. When the lights go down, the intrigue goes up as guest witness the nocturnal habits of the 50,000+ aquatic creatures during this adults-only spooky soiree. Eat, drink, and be in costume while exploring the Aquarium’s galleries and discovering the eerie sea life.
Lip sync | Toads Got Talent
Every Tuesday night from September 19th – October 31st, 2017, contestants will get on stage and lip sync some fantastic tunes. Each week a contestant will be awarded $250 and a pass to the grand finale for a chance to win $1000. Not to mention, there are great drink specials, 50% off pizza and pasta, and more.
Concert | Deadmau5
The notorious electronic music producer will hit the stage at the Pacific Coliseum this week on Tuesday, October 24. Earlier this year, Deadmau5 launched his ‘lots of shows in a row’ tour with a U.S. leg offering fans performances of his new music and classic sets featuring the updated, custom-built Cube 2.1. Deadmau5 has announced he will return to North American stages this October for a second round dubbed ‘lots of shows in a row: pt 2’ tour. Tickets start at $45.85.
Performance | The Double Axe Murderers
Rusticate Theatre is excited to bring The Double Axe Murderers to Vancouver. Numerous performances will take place from Wednesday, October 25th – Sunday, November 5th, 2017. Based on a true story, guests will meet Sarah, Payne, and Pelly. The three are stranded out in a winter storm and a trek back to Rocky Point is not an option. Tickets start at $18.
Soccer | Vancouver Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps host the San Jose Earthquakes this week at BC Place in a knockout round playoff match. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Show | Hound of Baskervilles
Three amazingly, talented actors – plus one wandering fireplace – bring all the characters to life in a hilarious spoof that nonetheless stays true to the story’s fascinating plot. Tickets range from $8-$28.
Performance | Victoria
The Massey Theatre is excited to present renowned Montreal artist Dulcinea Langfelder in her uplifting and inspiring work, Victoria, on Friday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. She’ll also be performing on Saturday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. Dulcinea Langfelder is all at once an actor, dancer, mime and storyteller, while incorporating physical theatre, music, multi-media. Tickets range from $15-$35.
Comedy | The Gentlemen Hecklers
The Gentlemen Hecklers are three comedians who provide hilarious live commentary for the best bad movies. The movie this year is Battle Beyond the Stars. A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors. Admission is $15.
Haunted house | Haunted House At Barclay Manor
The Haunted House at Barclay Manor comes alive this week on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th, 2017. Put on by the West End Community Centre Association, this annual Halloween event has become one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions. This spooky haunted house is only for the bravest of souls. Not to mention, Barclay Manor is a heritage home, adding to the spookiness. Admission ranges from $3-$10.
Gotham City | Halloween Night at Wayne Manor
A Halloween Night at Vancouver’s Wayne Manor is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which audience members arrive at the Gotham City Policemens’ Masquerade Ball. They explore every corridor that has been transformed into a lushly designed evocation of Gotham City. They’ll face one-on-one encounters with performers, unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history, meet in the ballroom for a grand finale, and dance into the evening at the completion of the theatrical portion of the night.
October 28 | Goat Yoga
Goat Yoga Vancouver returns for another exciting series of outdoor events. Taking place at Maplewood Farm, participants have the opportunity to do yoga outdoors alongside goats. The event will take place on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th, 2017.
October 28 | Waldorf Haunted Hotel
Space + Time and the Waldorf Hotel will collaborate once again to bring you a halloween night not to be forgotten. Waldorf Haunted Hotel 2017 takes place on Saturday, October 28th. The iconic East Van institution introduces guests to its mysterious past. This party combines world-renowned talent, three floors of music, themed rooms, incredible cocktails and surprises to create an unforgettable experience.
October 28 | The Parade of Lost Souls
The Parade of Lost Souls: Altar Ego returns to Commercial Drive on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. People are encouraged to wear a costume, make a dance, and join in on the parade. This year’s parade invites you to alter your ego, with the 2017 theme “Altar Ego”. Bring your own altar and they’ll have a place for you.
October 28 | What’s Up? Hot Dog! Bob’s Burgers
From Saturday, October 28th – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, the East Vancouver restaurant will be turned into the popular burger joint from the TV show Bob’s Burgers. It’s interior and exterior will be decorated for Halloween to match the TV show’s adaptation. In addition, the show’s famous “grand re-re-opening” sign will also be on display. Moreover, there will be a special vegan- and gluten-friendly menu offered to guests who need it. Last year burgers such as “Blue is the Warmest Cheese” were served up.
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