Zombie Fighting Returns to Streets of Downtown Vancouver

Photo credit: The Zombie Syndrome from the Virtual Stage

Photo credit: The Zombie Syndrome from the Virtual Stage

Zombies are back on the streets of Vancouver.  And our only hope is … you and your smartphone.

For the third year, the Virtual Stage is unleashing its interactive Halloween adventure The Zombie Syndrome on downtown Vancouver.  Starting Oct. 7, you can grab your smartphone and join other “top agents” on a quest to save the world and elude the undead.  Just watch your back and don’t get bit along the way.

The unique piece of interactive theatre has won rave reviews from press, critics and – most importantly – participants.  The audience must use GPS-enabled smartphones to gather clues from across the city and stop the zombie plague. Groups are guided by special agents from the “Department of National Defence” and confront all sorts of ghoulish adversaries as they move from site to site, from walking corpses to menacing troublemakers.

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Zombie Fighting Returns to Streets of Downtown Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Don’t miss this weekend’s performance, photography, dance, and sport related events.  It’s also your last chance to experience some of this year’s best Hallowe’en activities.  Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

It’s the weekend before Hallowe’en but not everything in town is spook-related!  Don’t miss this weekend’s opera, literature, culinary, sport, and music related events.  Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Little Chamber Music Series returns

New Music composer Nicole Lizée.

New Music composer Nicole Lizée.

After a decade-long absence, the Little Chamber Music Series is returning to Vancouver. To celebrate, the series is kicking off its 2013/2014 with two concerts, one this Saturday Oct. 26 and another on Halloween, and both featuring a very special guest – Nicole Lizée.

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Little Chamber Music Series returns

Fright flicks in Vancouver this Halloween

Haxan. Photo courtesy Criterion Collection.

Haxan. Photo courtesy Criterion Collection.

Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, Texas Chainsaw Massacre – yes, you can see all of the usual Halloween-type fare at Vancouver theatres this year. But thanks to the imaginative programmers at Vancity Theatre, you can also check out some more obscure (but no less worthy) fright flicks – including what is sure to be the highlight of pumpkin season, screenings of the 1922 cult classic Haxan, Witchcraft Through the Ages – with  live musical accompaniment.

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Fright flicks in Vancouver this Halloween