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27 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Week (October 31-November 3)

VanDusen Glow In The Garden

Photo: VanDusen Garden / Twitter

October came to a close with a bang.

As Halloween events come to a close, November brings with it new excitement.

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Events In Metro Vancouver This Week


Circus | Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

Photo: Cirque du Soleil

Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop. Moreover, the realm is in the 19th century, leading audiences to completely change their perception of reality. In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes. The show stays in Vancouver until Sunday, December 31st, 2017.

Trick-or-treating | Central City Halloween Fun

Families are invited to come to Central City on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 for a spooktacular time at the centre’s free Halloween Fun Event! From 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.,kids ages 12 and under dressed in costume can take part in centre-wide trick-or-treating at participating stores.

Art | Fight for Beauty

Westbank has evolved into a cultural practice and this exhibition offers a glimpse into a new and interesting part of our world. In ‘Fight For Beauty’, they attempt to encapsulate the architecture, artistry, design, fashion and city-building initiatives that have come to define their practice. It will be on display until Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Fight For Beauty presents public art projects undertaken with world-class creatives.

Virtual reality | DREAMSCAPE

Photo: Moves Media

DREAMSCAPE places you as the main character in your own horror movie. It runs this year until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. In this 15-minute original live action, haunted experience, participants will put on virtual reality goggles and headphones becoming fully immersed in the adventure. Tickets are $20.

Graveyard | Fraser Cemetery Halloween Tour

Fraser Cemetery has announced it’s hosting a spine-chilling Halloween Tour on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. In partnership with New Westminster Museum & Archives, join Archie Miller of A Sense of History Research Services to hear tales with a bit of mystery. You’ll even hear a murder case or two. Tickets are $12.86. The tour is suitable for ages 10 and over.

Performance | The Double Axe Murderers

Rusticate Theatre is excited to bring The Double Axe Murderers to Vancouver. Numerous performances will take place until 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 are on sale now and range from $18-$28.

Fireworks | Richmond Halloween Fireworks

Photo: Nick Lau / Flickr

The city is going to host four Halloween firework events on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. Taking place at multiple outdoor venues across the city, you can expect magnificent firework displays to light up the skies across Richmond.


Garden | VanDusen Glow in the Garden

VanDusen Glow In The Garden
Photo: VanDusen Garden / Twitter

VanDusen Glow in the Garden returns until 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.

Haunted house | Potter’s House of Horrors

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. Tickets range from $8-$50.

Train | Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train

Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train

See what it’s like when the forests of Surrey come alive, while discovering unseen creatures. Ghosts and ghouls absolutely intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects. Open rain or shine, the train runs from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. this last week. Tickets are $12.

Corn maze | Chilliwack Corn Maze And Pumpkin Farm

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. Furthermore, the patch has over 15 varieties of pumpkins growing on the farm. Come with the family and find your perfect pumpkin. Admission is $10.

Trolley ride | 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.

Restaurant | What’s Up? Hot Dog! Bob’s Burgers

Bob’s Burgers
Photo: Whats Up? Hot Dog! / Facebook

Until Tuesday this week, 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. It’s also important to note that the regular menu will not be served during this time period.

Amusement park | Fright Night 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. Admission ranges from $22-$85.

Train ride | Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost TrainEach 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. The last day for this year’s train is Tuesday. Admission starts at $6.

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.

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. It’s on display until Sunday, December 10th, 2017.

Exhibition | City on Edge

The project features over 650 images of street demonstrations, protests, and riots from the early 1900s. It also highlights the archives of the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers. These photos capture emotionally raw and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. It will be on display until Sunday, February 18th, 2018.

Culture | Night Shift: Day of the Dead

UBCThe Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC invites you to an immersive evening of music, interactive theatre, live painting, and altar-making for this year’s Day of the Dead (Día De Los Muertos). It takes place on Thursday, November 2 from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Film | 21st Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival takes place this week from Thursday, November 2nd – Sunday, November 5th, 2017. It will have 13 programs covering 35 films, and the public premiere of the “We Heart Canada” video project with the City of Vancouver. Tickets start at $10.

Attraction | Soar over America at FlyOver Canada

Have you ever wanted to fly over America? Soar more than 10,000 miles across some of the United States’ most unique and iconic landscapes including Hawaii, Alaska, New York and more. This special opportunity runs from Thursday, November 2nd – Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017. Tickets start at $17.

Performance | Missing

City Opera Vancouver with Pacific Opera Victoria presents the world premiere of Missing, November 3rd, 7th, 9th and 11th, 2017. With libretto by distinguished First Nations playwright Marie Clements, Missing addresses the national crisis and devastation of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. Set between Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and BC’s notorious Highway of Tears, this deeply-moving drama follows the fate of two young women, one Indigenous and one not, whose lives become tragically intertwined.

Dance | Umbrella Party

Umbrella PartyParty4Health is hosting Umbrella Party this week on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. The rainy season in Vancouver is terrible. Accompanied by puddles, seasonal affective disorder, and gloom, there’s nothing to look forward to, or look at. However, Umbrella Party is looking to change that all. It’s going to be the rainiest, outdoor urban dance party in history.

They are going to explore a pedestrian paradise with happy beats and of course, umbrellas. This event is free but registration is mandatory. The starting location will be announced on November 2. Participants need to bring a neon umbrella, gum boots, and a rain jacket.

Concert | 6lack

Atlanta hip-hop artist 6lack performs at the Commodore Ballroom this week on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Ticket start at $35.

Beer | Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

Mackin House
Photo: Alan Bailward Photography

The Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival (CCBF) returns on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Held at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, the event features a large selection of breweries and restaurants. Guests will enjoy beer samples from over 33 top-rated craft breweries. Tickets for Friday, November 3rd are $55 and $45 for Saturday, November 4th.

Market | The Vintage Barn Market At Christmas

The Vintage Barn Market at Christmas comes to Chilliwack from Friday, November 3rd – Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Taking place at Chilliwack Heritage Park, visitors can spend time making their way through 100+ vendors. They’ll each be showcasing an assortment of vintage and refurbished items. Event parking is free and admission is $5.

Fundraiser | Surrey SPCA Red Carpet Affair

SPCAThe Surrey BC SPCA Education & Adoption Centre is hosting a very special evening in support of abused, abandoned, and neglected animals in the Surrey community. “Love is in the Air: A Red Carpet Affair”, aims to help bring awareness to current animal issues in our community and province. The event will be hosted on Friday, November 3rd at the Northview Golf & Country Club from 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $100.


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