Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 12, 2017

Can you feel the drama building? Halloween events are haunting the city more and more towards the end of the month! And speaking of costumes, the opera is on, full of extravagant wardrobe and splendour; Turnadot was the final operatic work of Puccini before he died, and death is oh so very Halloweeny, right? On top of all that spookiness, there are a bunch of concerts, some hockey, some soccer, and an art book festival.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 12, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 5, 2017

Autumn is in full swing with festivals and feasts this weekend and there are many ways to toast your glass or stein to good harvests. For those of us who solidly believe that this is the most wonderful time of the year – Fright Nights begin this weekend, marking Halloween as just around the corner! There’s also music, circus performance, dance, and it’s not too late to catch some VIFF flicks!


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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 5, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: September 28, 2017

The Vancouver International Film Festival begins! Plan your upcoming weeks wisely to make sure and catch a few of the 300+ films from around the world. Also opening is a photography show about Vancouver activism, a Canadian painting exhibit, and there’s a whole bunch of music in town.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: September 28, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: September 7, 2017

It’s a weekend of the arts as the Vancouver Fringe Festival has begun, bringing performance of all kinds on to Granville Island for 10 days of creative expression you can go watch and even participate in. There’s also an accordion festival, there’s the Facade Festival projecting all over the outside of the Art Gallery, concerts, a Persian calligraphy workshop, and two different sports that can be called “football” depending on where you’re from.


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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: September 7, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 24, 2017

It’s a very musical weekend with live acts every day from downtown to Playland at the PNE. There’s also a zombie walk, a Latin American film fest, and one Yaletown party that’s for dogs, their people, and everyone who loves them! This weekend is your last chance to catch some summer happenings this year – so scroll on down to the “ongoing” section to see what’s about to end – such as Theatre Under the Stars and morning yoga on Grouse mountain.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 24, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 17, 2017

Ready yourself for the beginning of The Fair at the PNE, an interstellar tall ship performance, dancing horses, a doughnut marathon, craft festivals, and a celebration of garlic! After the weekend, be sure to cap it off by being outside for the partial solar eclipse on Monday; by 10:21am the sun will be mostly blocked out by the moon. You can watch through special glasses, a home-made pinhole camera, or just watch the effect on the shadows around you, the wildlife, and the surrounding sky as the sun’s light turns to a sliver.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 17, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 3, 2017

It’s Pride weekend and there is so much going on that I can’t possibly list it all, but expect a celebration in nearly every venue in the city and especially around Davie Street! In addition to rainbows, parties and marches, there’s also two Japanese festivals (one centered on anime, and one on broader arts and culture) film noir, and fireworks.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 3, 2017