Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Halloweekend is here! Get ready for one more weekend of pumpkin carving, ghost chasing, costume wearing, scare mongering and creepy, dark, dreary indulgences down every street! Drink it in, dress it up, and scare yourself silly – the whole city being alive with a fascination of all things dead and spooky only happens once a year!

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Ongoing



Friday October 30

940x320_TicketTonightCirque du Soleil presents Kooza
Where: The Cirque tents!
What: KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Sunday January 3, 2016

Mysterious Deer Lake Park Walking Tour
Where: Burnaby Village Museum/ Deer Lake Park
What: Visit five ominous-looking buildings in the area, including the Ceperley Mansion, where mysterious happenings and hauntings have been reported. Includes a walk through Burnaby Village Museum. Recommended for those 15 years & up.

The Belmont Haunted House
Where: 1006 Belmont (North Vancouver)
What: Built and managed by Jim and Danielle Myers, the haunted house is now in its 7th year and features over $100,000 worth of spine tingling animatronic special effects and live actors.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

GlenhurstGlenhurst Manor Haunted House
Where: 11661 Glenhurst (Maple Ridge)
What: Have you seen all the haunted houses nearby? Venture to Maple Ridge for one more!

A Halloween Spectacular

A Halloween Spectacular

A Halloween Spectacular
Where: The Orpheum, 8:00pm
What: A concert guaranteed to send chills up your spine. You’ll thrill to Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, music from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, Grieg’s classic In the Hall of the Mountain King, music from Harry Potter, and much more. Come in costume for a chilling and thrilling Halloween with the VSO Pops!
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

Kid’s Carnival at the Carousel
Where: Burnaby Village Museum
What: Don your best costume and make your way to the Carousel for this family friendly Halloween event. Appeals to young children who are looking for a great daytime Halloween experience without the fright factor. Take part in carnival games, Halloween crafts and enjoy a children’s entertainer, as well as unlimited carousel rides.

Haunted Swamp House
Where: 4120 228 Street (Langley)
What: From the depths of Langley – it’s a swampy house of horror!
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

Scare City

Scare City

Scare City
Where: Hot Art Wet City
What: Featuring works from Shwa Keirstead and Mia Dungeon, Scare-city explores the realms of the “scarce” with particular reference to endangered animal species. It also looks at the notion of the “city” and the role that urban sprawl plays in impacting wild life. Plus, it’s Halloween, so it’s a little scary!
Runs until: Saturday November 14, 2015

HOTC-Web-HeaderHeart of the City Festival
Where: Downtown East Side
What: A cultural and heritage event that serves as a high impact, bridge building force that gives voice to the Downtown Eastside and its low income residents, cultural communities and neighbourhoods. Includes, theatre, a book launch, performances, skateboarding, poetry, talks, and more. 
Runs until: Sunday November 8, 2015

Off Leash

Off Leash

Off Leash
Where: Studio 16
What: A ‘fusion-operetta’ that deals with savage loneliness in an urban area. Dog owners from disparate backgrounds visit an off-leash designated area of a park at five in the morning each day. Romance and competition lead to antagonism and violence as tension erupts between humans and canines.
Runs until: Sunday November 8, 2015

Annual Community Square Dance

Annual Community Square Dance

Annual Community Square Dance
Where: The Cultch Historical Theatre, 7:00pm
What: Expect a rousing evening of old time traditional music with an up-tempo combination of waltz, Appalachian and good old country and western swing. People of all ages and diverse backgrounds will be led through the dances and no experience is necessary. Learn on the spot!

fdjkgfldaf Photo: Jason Shafto

Gwaii Haanas: Land Sea People
Photo: Jason Shafto

Gwaii Haanas: Land Sea People
Where: Bill Reid Gallery
What: Stories of the only place in Canada protected from mountaintop to seafloor. Thirty years after the Haida took a stand at Lyell Island, this unique place exists as an unprecedented example of cooperative management, between the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada.
Runs until: March 27, 2016

Depth and Perception
Where: Petley Jones Gallery (1554 West 6th)
What: New works from Canadian born sculptor Blake Ward. Building on the techniques of figurative sculpture developed in antiquity, this collection of contemporary sculpture challenges the classical figure by shifting our attention toward the exploration of negative space thus leading us inward.
Runs until: Thursday November 19, 2015

thrillaHalloween Thrilla
Where: 750 Pacific Blvd
What: Experience the Michael Jackson Thrilla Zombie Dance Show, the Sin City Burlesque Dancers re-enactment of “Billie Jean”, live drums + saxophone, along with cash prizes and giveaways for Best Costume.

rumblecockRumble Cock
Where: Performanceworks
What: John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when he takes a break, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn’t know which way to turn.
Runs until: Sunday November 8, 2015

Halloween Tribute Party

Halloween Tribute Party
Where: The Cobalt
What: Come Friday presents its fourth annual party where bands perform as more famous bands such as Pixies and Duran Duran.

Yonathan Gat

Yonathan Gat

Yonathan Gat
Where: The Biltmore
What: From New York, guitarist, composer, and improviser tours in support of second studio album, “Director.”

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre
What: In The Dog Days Are Over, eight dancers surrender to one act: the jump. For 70 extreme, exhausting minutes they bounce, hop and leap through complicated choreographic patterns of geometrical precision, in a repetitive bruising battle that demands extraordinary stamina, coordination and concentration. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

Against the Current

Against the Current

Against The Current
Where: The Rio (1660 East Broadway), 6:00pm
What: Pop-rock from Poughkeepsie, NY.

Mac Demarco

Mac Demarco

Mac Demarco
Where: The Commodore Ballroom
What: A Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with songs such as “Salad Days.”

Folk and Fiddlin' Time

Folk and Fiddlin’ Time

Folk and Fiddlin’ Time
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse
What: It’s a Symphony Barn Dance! This playful show introduces children to the fiddle, where they will tap their toes and clap their hands to folk favourites.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

The Vancouver Chopin Society Presents Jorge Luis Prats
Where: Vancouver Playhouse
What: Hailed as a long-lost virtuoso in the grand tradition, Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats’ 2007 concert at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts under the auspices of the Miami International Piano Festival was recorded on the VAI label. It was the release of this live performance that reawakened great interest in his career and resulted in invitations to perform at the Verbier Festival, in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw for four consecutive years to overwhelming response. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Glamour Trash Halloween
Where: Hindenburg (23 West Cordova)
What:A dark, dim, spooky, trashy all-costumed Halloween celebration with drinking, dancing, creepy burlesque performances, and cash prizes for best costumes.

KlasKlasika
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings)
What:  A musical about Czech tramps, Canadian Rodeo Queens, and the time the creator, Barbara, accidentally became the subject of a Czech documentary film. There is a denim/bedazzled dress code – so dress in your finest!

Carnival of Lost Souls
Where: The Rickshaw
What: A dingy spooky punky All Hallow’s Eve carnival extravaganza starring Reverend Heathen Strangefellow And The Vaudeville Circus unleashing an awe-inspiring spectacle with aerial artists, monsters, belly dancers and much more!

 


 

Saturday October 31

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Parade of Lost SoulsParade of Lost Souls
Where: East Vancouver
What: East Van knows how to do spooky! Join one of the most whispered about community celebrations of Halloween in Vancouver, with a secret parade route (to be announced on the day.) Expect costumes, meandering creeps, loud noises, bewildered wanderers, fire dancers, and other surprises.

Halloween Hoot at the Fort

Halloween Hoot at the Fort

Halloween Hoot at the Fort
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site
What: Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site and enjoy two great Halloween-style Bobs and Lolo concerts (at 11 am and 2pm.) Make a craft, visit the Spooky Servants quarters and get a pumpkin-shaped airbrush tattoo.

Monster MatchHalloween Monster Match with Vancouver Theatresports
Where: 1502 Duranleau, 7:30pm
What: Costumed performers in headless to two-head spooktacular competitions where all but one ghoul will perish! In addition to haunting décor you’ll be treated to two onstage shows plus dancing (with the cast joining you on the dance floor.)

skytrain halloweenSkytrain Halloween Party
Where: On the skytrain from Waterfront station, 8:00pm
What:Gather your public space, public transit loving friends, costume up in your wildest, sassiest, most-creative attire, and join us for a ghoulish ride on the crazy train! In-flight entertainment to and from Richmond, with an after-party around the corner, across the street, and to the soon-to-be dismantled Seymour & Hastings Dome.

Seeds for Bees
Where: ArtStarts Gallery (808 Richards)
What: Did you know bees help plants make seeds? Did you know seeds help make plants that feed bees? Join artist and beekeeper Lori Weidenhammer to explore the fascinating world of seeds and seedpods. Make seedy care packages for the bees in your garden or as a gift for your favourite gardener. Use your imagination to create your own inspiring seed packet designs to celebrate and feed the bees.

shangri-laShangri-La Halloween Masquerade and Costume Ball 4
Where: Shangri-La
What: Dress to impress at this fancy Halloween ball with dancing and appetizers.

HalloweenCampHalloween Adventure Day Camp for Kids
Where: Grouse Mountain
What: Begin by getting a grip on where Halloween came from before zombie walking your way to pumpkin carving. Hold tight, for our Halloween scavenger hunt as we lead campers on a journey that explores the Mountain and sees what our bears do to celebrate Halloween.

bittenBitten
Where: The Sutton Place Hotel
What: Eight months in the making, and featuring a live cover band and DJs, this party promises to wake the dead. This first class hotel will be completely transformed by a film production team into a haunted hide-away complete with visual effects, spooky lighting, haunted décor and props, and plenty of bars.

Beta B**ch Blood Bath
Where: XYYVR (1216 Bute)
What: The Betas are being stalked, frightened and eventually one by one they are being knocked off in the most gruesome ways. But who is doing it? On Halloween night the Betas are taking the stage all night long in an interactive club experience and they need your help to figure out who the killer is!

1015_tws_cirque-313x569Cirque Noir Halloween
Where: FiveSixty
What: A circus theme Halloween party with dancing, performances, and prizes for the best costumes.

Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass
Where: The Biltmore
What: From Nashville, singer-songwriter on tour to support her debut self-titled release.

club crawlHalloween Howler Club Crawl
Where: Vancouver
What: A party bus connecting a no-line bite-size drop into many of Vancouver’s nightclubs, with its own costume contest.

Mac Demarco
Where: The Commodore Ballroom
What: A Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with songs such as “Salad Days.”

 


 

Sunday November 1

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ArtGuildThe Vancouver Art Guild Annual Exhibition and Sale
Where: Jericho Hill Centre (4196 West 4th)
What: A relaxed family event with a children’s art table, free refreshments, and artists available to chat. Buy some art from the ever-changing wall displays, and pick up some hand-made jewelry and greeting cards.

nitro_circusNitro Circus Live
Where: Rogers Arena
What: Nitro Circus Live’s latest creation takes things to a whole new level, as the best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skate and more unite for a spectacular all-new production. Starring 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable new tricks, record-breaking feats, insane stunts and the craziest contraptions ever, plus a whole new repertoire of daredevil fun.

Night Songs

Night Songs

Night Songs
Where: Pyatt Hall
What: A performance by the VSO Chamber Players.

Vancouver Emerging Designer Showcase
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews, 7:00pm
What: Fourteen emerging fashion designers showcase their work. VEDS is a new event that values fashion as a contemporary way to push boundaries and promote ideas through the expression of clothing.

Common Ground Exhibition Opening and Weaving Workshop
Where: ArtStars Gallery (808 Richards), 1:00pm
What: Explore the themes presented in the Common Ground exhibition and meet some of the students, teachers and artists who collaborated on the artwork on display. Squamish weaver Spelexílh Anjeanette Dawson will be sharing her ancestral knowledge as she instructs guests how to make a wool woven quarter bag. This hands-on weaving workshop is ideal for young people aged 6 to 12 but all ages are welcome.

 


 

Ongoing

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Potter's House of Horrors

Potter’s House of Horrors

Potter’s House of Horrors (ends this weekend)
Where: 12530 72nd ave, Surrey
What: It’s a haunted house! Halloween is happening, it’s on! This is one of the country’s top-rated haunted houses. Their multi-talented staff hand-builds the event from scratch every fall; converting a pleasant plant-filled garden centre into a maze of terror with animatronics, sounds, high-tech scares and trained actors to put on a fun and scary event that sends chills down the spines of all those who enter.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

Murders, Mysteries, and Mayhem

Murders, Mystery & Mayhem

Murders Mystery & Mayhem (ends this weekend)
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: A tour about the REALLY scary dark side of the city. You’ll hear sinister tales of unsolved murders, unruly riots, notorious gangsters and the nefarious side of our city’s history the other tours won’t talk about.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

Maan Farms Chainsaw Massacre

Maan Farms Chainsaw Massacre

Maan Farms Chainsaw Massacre (ends this weekend)
Where: Maan Farms (790 McKenzie, Abbotsford)
What: Leatherface and his 2 accomplices are making a stand defending the last remaining piece of their territory. Try to survive this terrifying cannibal infested corn maze, taking along your weaker friends to sacrifice if the going gets tough!
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

Chinatown Haunted House

Chinatown Haunted House

Chinatown Haunted House (ends this weekend)
Where:
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chines Garden
What:
NOT suitable for young children! Featuring over a dozen actors, dancers and musicians of Seven Tyrants Theatre, this one-of-a-kind experience is inspired by the gruesome stories of Judge Dee: China’s Sherlock Holmes. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until:Saturday October 31, 2015

Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train

Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train

Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train (ends this weekend)
Where: Bear Creek Park Train and Mini Golf (13750 88th ave, Surrey)
What: By day: Delight in the crafts and activities, design the perfect pumpkin headband and play the Halloween games. Each child who paid an admission will receive a treat to enjoy on the pumpkin express train as it travels through the decorated forest. By night: The decorated forest turns dark and out comes the ghosts, ghouls and creepy characters for the older kids!
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

canneryHalloween at the Cannery (ends this weekend)
Where:
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery (Richmond)
What:
This Halloween at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, help us solve the Case of the Cannery Curse! Meet the ghostly victim, and other ghoulish characters, on a self-guided mystery tour of the historic cannery.
Runs until:Saturday October 31, 2015

Frankenstein 1945 Photo: Frankenstein 1945 Facebook page

Frankenstein 1945
Photo: Frankenstein 1945 Facebook page

Frankenstein 1945 (ends this weekend)
Where: The Shop Theatre at Renegade Studios (125 East 2nd)
What: Shelley’s science-fiction thriller gets a noir treatment this Halloween, finding a young Dr. Victor Frankenstein lose himself and his humanity trying to right the wrongs of WWII.  Detectives, dames, monsters, and murder feature in this retelling of the classic story.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

A Halloween Spectacular (ends this weekend)
Where: The Orpheum, 8:00pm
What: A concert guaranteed to send chills up your spine. You’ll thrill to Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, music from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, Grieg’s classic In the Hall of the Mountain King, music from Harry Potter, and much more. Come in costume for a chilling and thrilling Halloween with the VSO Pops!
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

Folk and Fiddlin’ Time (ends this weekend)
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse
What: It’s a Symphony Barn Dance! This playful show introduces children to the fiddle, where they will tap their toes and clap their hands to folk favourites.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens (ends this weekend)
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre
What: In The Dog Days Are Over, eight dancers surrender to one act: the jump. For 70 extreme, exhausting minutes they bounce, hop and leap through complicated choreographic patterns of geometrical precision, in a repetitive bruising battle that demands extraordinary stamina, coordination and concentration. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

The Belmont Haunted House (ends this weekend)
Where: 1006 Belmont (North Vancouver)
What: Built and managed by Jim and Danielle Myers, the haunted house is now in its 7th year and features over $100,000 worth of spine tingling animatronic special effects and live actors.
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

Haunted Swamp House (ends this weekend)
Where: 4120 228 Street (Langley)
What: From the depths of Langley – it’s a swampy house of horror!
Runs until: Saturday October 31, 2015

GlenhurstGlenhurst Manor Haunted House (ends this weekend)
Where: 11661 Glenhurst (Maple Ridge)
What: Have you seen all the haunted houses nearby? Venture to Maple Ridge for one more!

Fright Nights

Fright Nights

Fright Nights (ends this weekend)
Where: Playland/PNE Fairgrounds
What: Haunted houses! Oh the many haunted houses. Wander the fairgrounds all decked out for Halloween and swarming with wandering spooks. Ride the rides under the cover of darkness, including Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride.
Runs until: Saturday November 1, 2015

Ghost Train

Ghost Train

Ghost Train (ends this weekend)
Where: Stanley Park
What: This weird and wild adventure will take you back to a time when moving pictures dared to unearth the shadows that lay sleeping in the dark recesses of our minds.
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

AlienConAlien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome (ends this weekend)
Where: Vancouver
What: An immersive participatory theatre experience! Audiences are tasked to respond to a highly confidential NASA report about a downed Unidentified Flying Object that has crashed on earth. The exact location is unknown. To add to the mystery, the alien pilot is reportedly injured, has escaped and is hiding in Vancouver. Furthermore, every NASA official sent to locate the UFO has returned in a zombie-like state. In this interactive, smartphone-enabled and clue-breaking adventure, brave and adventurous audience members must find the downed spacecraft, quell the nearby zombie uprising and ultimately save the human race from the brink of extinction.
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

Halloween at FlyOver Canada (ends this weekend)
Where: FlyOver Canada
What: This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to all lead all aspiring witches and wizards through the Haunted Witches Academy at FlyOver Canada.
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

Souvenirs of Howe Sound

Souvenirs of Howe Sound

Souvenirs of Howe Sound (ends this weekend)
Where: Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
What: The exhibition tells the story of how local tourism in Howe Sound began and evolved in the context of Vancouver’s colonization and urbanization. Explore historic photographs, advertisements, and accounts from early travellers.
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

RobotsandMonsters

Robots and Monsters (ends this weekend)
Where: Ayden Gallery (opening reception at 7:00pm)
What: New works by Taka Sudo, Andy Kittmer, Lani Imre, Jason Gillingham and Seitaku Aoyama
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

Make Every Show Like It's Your Last

Make Every Show Like It’s Your Last

Make Every Show Like It’s Your Last (ends this weekend)
Where: Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Gander is a cultural magpie, his far-reaching curiosity with the world around us revealed by works that tell stories. Ideas of concealment, accessibility and a deliberate smokescreen of meanings are recurring ploys for the artist. Work is characterized most typically by a conceptual as well as formal rigor.
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

SOMSmoke on the Mountain (ends this weekend)
Where: Pacific Theatre
What: In an attempt to bring his backwater congregation into modern times – it is 1938, after all – Pastor Ogelthorpe stages a gospel sing-along, inviting the Sanders Family Singers to bring their new bluegrass sound. A hilarious musical full of songs and stories.
Runs until: Sunday November 1, 2015

New Works by Jim Park

New Works by Jim Park

New Works by Jim Park
Where: Kimoto Gallery (1525 West 6 ave) opening reception 6:00pm
What: Born in South Korea, Park came to Canada when he was 13 and grew up in Abbotsford, BC. He is attracted to the use of large canvas to capture the sense of loneliness that may be evoked by situations such as watching the waves crash on the beach. Influenced by the changing landscape and rapid globalization of cities he has lived in, his large-scale paintings function as a tangible record and re-creation of his mental and emotional experiences while walking through these landscapes.
Runs until: Saturday November 7, 2015

rumblecockRumble Cock
Where: Performanceworks
What: John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when he takes a break, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn’t know which way to turn.
Runs until: Sunday November 8, 2015

Tender Napalm
Where: Havana Theatre
What: Explosive and poetic, the play weaves a compelling tapestry that re-imagines and re-defines the language of love. One man, one woman and the struggle to survive in the face of catastrophe. What is this thing called love?
Runs until: Sunday November 8, 2015

Off Leash

Off Leash

Off Leash
Where: Studio 16
What: A ‘fusion-operetta’ that deals with savage loneliness in an urban area. Dog owners from disparate backgrounds visit an off-leash designated area of a park at five in the morning each day. Romance and competition lead to antagonism and violence as tension erupts between humans and canines.
Runs until: Sunday November 8, 2015

Scare City

Scare City

Scare City
Where: Hot Art Wet City
What: Featuring works from Shwa Keirstead and Mia Dungeon, Scare-city explores the realms of the “scarce” with particular reference to endangered animal species. It also looks at the notion of the “city” and the role that urban sprawl plays in impacting wild life. Plus, it’s Halloween, so it’s a little scary!
Runs until: Saturday November 14, 2015

Depth and Perception
Where: Petley Jones Gallery (1554 West 6th)
What: New works from Canadian born sculptor Blake Ward. Building on the techniques of figurative sculpture developed in antiquity, this collection of contemporary sculpture challenges the classical figure by shifting our attention toward the exploration of negative space thus leading us inward.
Runs until: Thursday November 19, 2015

throwbackThrowback Theatre Sports
Where: The Improv Theatre (1502 Duranleau)
What: Do you remember Tubbs and Crockett? Leg warmers? The Rubik’s Cube? Line-backer shoulder pads? Big hair? They’re icons from the decade of excess – the 1980s, a time when ‘more was more.’
Runs until: Saturday November 21, 2015

Fearmongers Haunted House

Fearmongers Haunted House

Fearmongers Haunted House
Where:
14211 Burrows (Richmond)
What:
Fearmongers is intended to be an immersive haunted house that will take you through the horrors of Greek mythology. You must travel through fourteen mythology themed rooms with traps, monsters, obstacles and more than an hour of haunting.
Runs until:Saturday November 22, 2015

Cesna?em, the City Before the City
Where: Museum of Anthropology, Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre, Museum of Vancouver
What: A transformative journey to explore an ancient landscape and living culture that can be found right underneath Vancouver’s nose.
Runs until: December 30, 2015

940x320_TicketTonightCirque du Soleil presents Kooza
Where: The Cirque tents!
What: KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Sunday January 3, 2016

The Gund Collection

The Gund Collection

The Gund Collection: Contemporary and Historical Art from the Northwest Coast
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: The Gund collection includes magnificent nineteenth-century masks, feast bowls, argillite carvings and other objects from across the region, including from the Haida, Nuu-chahnulth, Kwawaka’wakw, Tlingit, Heiltsuk and Nuxalk First Nations.
Runs until: January 31, 2016

fdjkgfldaf Photo: Jason Shafto

Gwaii Haanas: Land Sea People
Photo: Jason Shafto

Gwaii Haanas: Land Sea People
Where: Bill Reid Gallery
What: Stories of the only place in Canada protected from mountaintop to seafloor. Thirty years after the Haida took a stand at Lyell Island, this unique place exists as an unprecedented example of cooperative management, between the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada.
Runs until: March 27, 2016

Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out

Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out

Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out
Where: Science World
What: Body Worlds creator and anatomist, Dr Gunther von Hagens takes you on an anatomical safari. As you explore this captivating exhibition, you will experience the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures.
Runs until: Sunday March 28, 2016

Across the Top:

Across the Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Across The Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: This exhibit will transport you to the Arctic where you will learn about its environment and people; the many voyages of discovery; the search for John Franklin’s lost expedition (both historical and modern), and the ultimate discovery of HMS Erebus by Parks Canada.
Runs until: May 2016


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