This week: parade through East Van with lost souls, get a healthy head start on 2019 + more
1. Parade of Lost Souls – Saturday, October 27
Facebook/Dusty Flowerpot CabaretThemed around magic and realism, this year’s Parade of Lost Souls will once again take place at a secret location in East Vancouver, organized by Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. Live music, art installations and food trucks will be on hand to entertain the revellers, with a special Parade of Little Souls setting off from Britannia Library at 7 p.m.
Secret location revealed at Midnight on October 26th; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Admission: $5 recommended donation
2. Ghostface Killah – Saturday, October 27
Facebook/Ghostface Killah OfficialGet hyped on a different kind of ghost this halloween and enter the Wu-Tang for an evening of entertainment with Ghostface Killah. The early show features support from Hungry, Terell Safadi and DJ Relly Rells.
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver; Doors 7 p.m.; 19 and up; Tickets from $43
3. In Goop Health Wellness Summit – Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28
Facebook/GoopGwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop is bringing its popular In Goop Health Wellness summit to Stanley Park Pavilion for a weekend of celebrity-endorsed health advice. Saturday will be a more intimate experience, led by chief content officer Elise Loehnen (and is already sold out). Sunday’s events include free mind and body classes plus a ticketed transformational workshop with psychotherapist Barry Michels. The Goop pop-up shop will be open all day Sunday.
Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver; Various times; Details online
4. Vancouver Health Show – Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28
Facebook/The Health ShowsGet a headstart on a healthy 2019 at the Vancouver Health Show! Expert speakers will be covering everything from mindful eating, the law of attraction and legalization of cannabis. Exhibitors will also be offering up information about all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.
Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tickets $7 to 19.50
5. Spooktober – Until Wednesday, October 31
Facebook/Van Theatre SportsGet into the spirit of Halloween with themed improv shows from the Vancouver Theatre Sports League. "Monster Matches" pits teams of monsters against one another in a series of ‘head-to-headless’ short-form scenarios, "Cult Fiction: Everyone Laugh Together" is a documentary-style look at a hilarious cult, "Scared Witless: Creepy Campfire Tales" sees a group of hikers trapped by a storm in a spooky forest, and "WTF: What the Fright" takes some of the more bizarre headlines found in the news and social media and gives them a screamingly funny twist.
The Improv Centre, 15023 Duranleau Street, Vancouver; Various times; Tickets online
6. Fright Night at Playland – Until Wednesday, October 31
Facebook/PNE PlaylandIt’s the most wonderful time of the fear! Head to Playland for eight haunted houses that are designed to terrify and thrill, including the new-for-2018 offering, The Bloodshed. There are also 20 rides, including The Beast and Atmosfear, as well as nightly spooky shows from the Monsters of Schlock.
Playland at the PNE, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver; 7 p.m. to Midnight; 12 and up; Tickets from $37
7. Halloween After Hours at the Aquarium – Wednesday, October 31
Vancouver AquariumGoblin sharks, skeleton shrimp, bloodworms and vampire squid can all be found lurking in the ocean. At Vancouver Aquarium’s Halloween After Hours event, adults can discover the dark side of the ocean. Check out the Secret Lives of Sharks program, meet a snake or catch a screening of Shark: A 4-D Experience.
Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tickets $35 for non-members and $27 for members
8. Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia – Thursday, November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Facebook/MOA UBCFor the first time in MOA’s history, the museum presents an all-female show that features nine leading Aboriginal women who are celebrated artists from remote regions of Australia. Marking the Infinite displays contemporary artworks steeped in cultural traditions that are specific to each artist and their communities, while also speaking to universal themes of our shared existence, revealing the continued relevance of Indigenous knowledge in the 21st century.
Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver; Details online
9. Bacio Rosso – Thursday, November 1 to Monday, December 31
Facebook/Bacio Rosso VanCanada’s first gourmet cabaret show comes to Vancouver this November. Combining comedy, circus skills and fine cuisine, the evening includes a four-course menu designed by Chef Adam Pegg of La Quercia. Guests are seated in the middle of the magic in a 1920’s red velvet spiegeltent, with jugglers, contortionists, trapeze artists, magicians, singers and clowns weaving together a spectacular show around them.
Queen Elizabeth Park, 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver; Wednesdays to Saturdays 7 p.m. and Sundays 6 p.m.: Tickets from $149
10. Lumiere 2018 – Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4
Facebook/Lumiere YVRDowntown gets lit for Lumiere, the annual celebration of light, art and community. English Bay, the West End's Jim Deva Plaza and Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza will be illuminated with art installations and light sculptures. Luna the whale will be back in the West End, joined by a new Blue Heron light sculpture while the Art Gallery will come alive with installations that include a giant rainbow and a ‘psychodahlia’ garden that lights up when you touch the flowers.