5 Spooky Events Happening in Vancouver This Week (Oct. 22-28)
It’s not Halloween, but it is Halloweek.
October 22, 2018
Ghosts in the Garden
Now – October 31
Experience all of the thrills (and chills) of Hänsel and Gretel at VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Glow in the Garden. See the 55-acre garden transformed into an ominous oasis each evening, complete with glowing lights, spooky sounds, and incredible pumpkin art. Watch out for witches!
Creeps at the Convention
As the name suggests, Murdercon is not a Halloween event for the faint of heart. This 19+ murder mystery is part of Science World After Dark. It’s set at a sci-fi convention, where attendees use science to solve a grisly murder. If the inherent magical joy of dressing in costume isn’t enough to convince you, costumed guests will also be entered to win a prize.
Terrors at the Theatre
What child hasn’t had a nightmare triggered by the creepy tales of R.L. Stine? The author of the Goosebumps series will be giving a lecture about his life and career this Friday, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Go to praise your favourite childhood author, or perhaps blame him for your current need to sleep with a nightlight.
Spooks on the Street
This top-secret parade might be Vancouver’s coolest Halloween event. The Parade of Lost Souls is an annual spooky celebration in the Commercial Drive area; the exact location isn’t released until midnight the day before. Come in costume, bring something to sacrifice to the altar (your favourite scarf? A homecooked meal? Love letters from your ex?), and enjoy live bands, food trucks, and a whole lot of clowns.
R.I.P at the Rio
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice…. On the 30th anniversary of the classic ghostly film, the Rio Theatre is showing a remastered, 4K edition. Bring your squad and relive the tale of the undead newlyweds, brooding teen and unreliable frightmeister. Beetlejuice!