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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, October 28

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Daniel Chai Oct 27, 2017 8:01 pm 2,238

Happy Spooky Saturday, everyone – here are 10 fun events to check out this weekend, including Vancouver Parade of Lost Souls, Halloween Monster Match, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Vancouver Parade of Lost Souls 2017

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  • What: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret’s annual Parade of Lost Souls features the most performance minded spirits, spectres, and ghouls in Vancouver. One of the most anticipated events of the Halloween season, the event features jugglers, actors, singers, musicians, acrobats, and more. The Parade serves as an inclusive celebration of the arts.
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Outside Britannia Community Centre – Commercial Drive, East Vancouver
  • Price: Free (donation recommended)

Waldorf Haunted Hotel

  • What: The Waldorf Hotel is collaborating with Space + Time to bring you a Halloween night that you’ll never forget. At the party, you’ll get to see world-renowned talent, dance on three floors of music, enter themed rooms, sip upon incredible cocktails, and get some surprises that will leave you with chills.
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm to 3 am
  • Where: The Waldorf Hotel – 1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $40 Regular | $100 VIP – Tickets available online, find out more information at www.waldorfhauntedhotel.com

Halloween in the Forest

  • What: Learn facts about owls, bats, spiders and raccoons, enjoy Halloween treats and meet the Forest Fairy. Attend in costume for the costume prize draw too.
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
  • Price: Free

Curious by Nature: Super Salmon

  • What: ​Want to know more about nature in regional parks? Drop by the pop-up displays to chat with a park interpreter. Witness the journey of salmon returning to their home to spawn.
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where:  Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Cariboo Dam
  • Price: Free

A Night of Miracles Gala 2017

  • What: By attending the gala, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other passionate and philanthropic members of the community in Vancouver – all while raising necessary funds for BC Children’s Hospital. Co-presented by Fasken Martineau and Rogers Communications, the gala will feature a gourmet four-course dinner created by chefs Vikram Vij and Frank Gort of the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel accompanied by a selection of fine wines from Desert Hills Estate Winery, too.
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Marriott Pinnacle Hotel – 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Price: To reserve a table or tickets, contact Leah Peden [email protected] or call 604-875-2444 ext. 6702.

Winnipeg Comedy Festival Showcase and Auditions: Little Mountain Gallery and Comedy Basement

  • What: Some of Vancouver’s finest up-and-coming comics are showcasing for the organizers of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival live for the chance to perform at the prestigious festival. Support your favourites at two showcases, one at Little Mountain Gallery and one at Comedy Basement.
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm (Little Mountain Gallery) and 10:45 pm (Comedy Basement)
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver, Goldies Pizza – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • TicketsLittle Mountain Gallery, $5; Comedy Basement, $5

Kitty Night West Presents: A Theatrical Live Band Burlesque Journey into the Madness of ALICE COOPER

  • What: This Halloween, Kitty Nights Burlesque re-mounts their theatrical, live rock-burlesque journey into the mind and the madness of Alice Cooper at the Rio Theatre. Witness the mayhem as this Alice goes down a very different rabbit hole into a sexy nightmare filled with fascinating burlesque performers dancing to a slew of Alice Cooper’s greatest hits played live by Kitty Nights’ Hot & Heavy Band!
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Youth Franken-Fest

  • What: A Halloween party at Westhill Youth Centre, featuring a costume contest, pumpkin carving, haunted house, pizza, games, movie, prizes and more. For grades 6 to 12.
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Westhill Youth Centre – 203 Westhill Place, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Halloween Monster Match

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  • What:Vancouver TheatreSports (VTSL) invites you to join them for a night of spooktacular sights and ghoulish (theatre) games at their Halloween Monster Match on Saturday, October 28. Peer into the future with Madame Improvo’s palm reading, or shriek at the sight of the long dead poet – Edgar Allen Poe as he tells tantalizing tales. Feeling jumpy? Then dance until your bones shake to blood curling DJ beats at the Danse Macabre.
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $37.00 – Tickets available via VTSL

The Beautiful & The Damned

  • What: On Saturday, October 28 the ballroom of the city’s most hauntingly beautiful hotel, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, will be transformed into a world of the vampiric undead. The event will also celebrate the launch of  Diabolica Wines new wine, Diabolica Reincarnation Red Blend 
  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm to 2 am
  • Where: Rosewood Hotel Georgia –  801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $55 regular ticket | $330 group package | $800 VIP table – Tickets available via The Social Concierge

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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