20 fantastic things to do in Vancouver this week: October 31 to November 6

Oct 30 2022, 10:00 pm

So long, October, and hello, November!

Ease into the new month by having some fun this week! From Beyond King Tut to the Canucks, Post Malone, and more, here are 20 fun events you need to check out around Vancouver from October 31 to November 6!

And for more fun things happening around town be sure to check out our Listed section.

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience

Beyond King Tut/Submitted

What: Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society and opens on the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time: the discovery of the boy king’s tomb in 1922.

Drawing from National Geographic Society archives, Beyond King Tut combines cinematic storytelling and immersive projections by Montreal-based Normal Studio for a one-of-a-kind journey through ancient and modern Egypt. Guests will meet Ancient Egyptian gods like Ra and Anubis before descending into King Tut’s burial chamber and joining his quest for immortality.

When: November 4, 2022, to January 8, 2023
Time: Various time slots from 10 am to 8 pm from Sunday to Thursday (final entry 7 pm), and 10 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday (final entry 8 pm)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place
Tickets: Available online

Vancouver Canucks

What: The Canucks continue their NHL season at Rogers Arena in November, with home games this week including the New Jersey Devils (Hockey Fights Cancer Night) on November 1, Anaheim Ducks on November 3, and Nashville Predators on November 5.

When: November 1, 3, and 5, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Various, purchase online

Games in Music: Halo, WoW, LOTR

What: UBC Symphony Orchestra, UBC A Cappella, and guest conductor Lucas Waldin join forces for Games in Music, a celebration of new and classic video game soundtracks. Guests will enjoy music from games such as Tetris, Celeste, Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between, World of Warcraft, and more.

When: November 4, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Various prices, purchase online

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival 2022

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival

What: Horror fans will be in heaven when the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival (VHS) returns to theatres across the city this week.

The fifth annual VHS is a hybrid event taking place from November 4 to 8 in person and November 4 to 18 on demand. The full festival line-up includes 61 short films and six feature-length films from 13 different countries, including Terrifier 2Follow Her, and Mad Heidi.

When: November 4 to 8, 2022 (in person), November 4 to 18 (on demand)
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations and online
Tickets: Starting at $22.50 plus fees, purchase online

The Beauty And The Beast Cocktail Experience

What: A tale as old as time is being turned into a new immersive cocktail adventure at the Vancouver Alpen Club: Beauty And The Beast Cocktail Experience.

Explore Beast’s castle and meet his servants who have become household objects, then witness as he swaps Maurice as a prisoner for Belle. Can you solve the riddles and challenges to lift the curse that has been placed upon Beast and his servants so that everyone can live happily ever after?

Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own delicious bespoke-themed cocktails in this escape room, theatre show, and adventure all blended into one.

When: November 4, 2022 to January 22, 2023
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club (Deutsches Haus) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $45 per person; purchase online

Abhishek Upmanyu

What: Popular Indian stand-up comedian Abhishek Upmanyu has over 4 million subscribers and over 100 million views on YouTube. He brings his latest comedy special, Jealous of Sabjiwala, to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre this month.

When: November 6, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre – 6250 144th Street, Surrey
Cost: Various prices, purchase online

Post Malone

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What: Platinum-selling artist Post Malone is bringing his Twelve Carat Tour to Vancouver this month in support of his fourth full-length album. The album has an all-star cast of guests, including Doja Cat, Fleet Foxes, Gunna, and The Kid LAROI.

When: November 6, 2022
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Various prices, purchase online

Tunji! Live

What: Vancouver viral comedian Tunji Taylor-Lewis (Meanwhile, Black In VancouverRiverdale) shares his comedic takes on the hottest pop culture and social media topics during his live show at The Improv Centre.

When: November 5, 2022
Time: 11:15 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Cost: $25.25, purchase online

Sal Ferreras’s Puerto Rico: Roots and Rhythms

What: BC Entertainment Hall of Fame member Sal Ferreras leads an all-star tribute to Puerto Rican dance and music at the Vancouver Playhouse. Enjoy a night of Puerto Rican songs and more performed by a 10-piece band, singers, and dancers.

When: November 4 and 5, 2022
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Various prices, purchase online

The Prop Master’s Dream – A Fusion Cantonese Opera

The Prop Master's Dream

The Prop Master’s Dream (David Cooper/Submitted)

What: Vancouver Cantonese Opera presents the premiere of The Prop Master’s Dream, a fusion of Cantonese Opera, jazz, and Indigenous drumming inspired by the true-life story of Wah-Kwan Gwan. The opera is presented in Cantonese with English subtitles and tells a tale of lost identity, migration, race relations, and Vancouver’s mid-century Chinatown.

When: November 5, 2022
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Where: Annex Theatre – 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $35, purchase online

Stan Douglas: 2011 ≠ 1848 at The Polygon Gallery

What: Stan Douglas: 2011 ≠ 1848 is a series of works inspired by historical events of social and political turbulence by the Vancouver and LA-based artist. The exhibition at The Polygon Gallery showcases five large-scale panoramic photos showing different protests and riots from 2011.

Guests can also explore an immersive installation titled ISDN, a two-channel video installation that depicts a fictionalized collaboration between rappers from London’s Grime and Cairo’s Mahraganat music scenes.

When: Wednesday to Sunday until November 6, 2022
 10 am to 5 pm (open until 8 pm on Thursdays)
Where: The Polygon Gallery – 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Halloween Industry Night!

What: Make your Halloween a fang-tastic one with Cascades Casino Delta at Match Eatery & Public House starting at 3 pm. There will be NFL and swag giveaways, plus food and beer specials to enjoy. Plus you can dance with the devil to the sounds of DJ Tyler Johnson on site from 6 to 10 pm.

Cheer your favourite football team while enjoying Match’s NFL Gameday Menu. And of course, costumes are very welcome.

When: October 31, 2022
Time: 3 pm to late
Where: Match Eatery & Public House at Cascades Casino Delta – 6005 Highway 17A, Delta
Admission: Free

Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week Launch Event

North Shore Craft Beer Week 2019


What: North Shore Breweries will be hosting a variety of exciting events during the annual Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week. The fun starts with the launch party at The Pipe Shop on Thursday, November 3.

Attendees will enjoy beer tastings from 11 local breweries, including Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, House of Funk, and Streetcar. There will also be food trucks, live entertainment, and prizes to be won.

When: November 3, 2022
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: The Pipe Shop — 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: $43.40, purchase online

The Rainbow Elders & Allies Collection at VPL

What: The 12th edition of Zee Zee Theatre’s annual community storytelling project centres stories from 2SLGBTQI+ voices. Attendees are invited to have a candid conversation for 20 minutes with a Rainbow Elder, who will share true stories while shattering stereotypes and preconceived notions of otherness.

The Rainbow Elders & Allies Collection is produced by Jordy Matheson and curated by Alysha Collie, Allan Morgan, Melanie Ray, and Dallas Yellowfly.

When: November 5 and 6, November 12 and 13, 2022
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (sign-up is at the door of the Third Floor Atrium) – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver Horror Nights 2022

What: Vancouver Horror Nights’ eight all-new immersive experiences and attractions fill up a massive 100,000 square feet haunted house. Featuring escape rooms, a just-for-kids event, and even a bar and restaurant inside – the Zombie Bar & Café.

When: Now until November 5, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Coquitlam Centre – 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam
Tickets: From $25 per experience, purchase online

Minoru Halloween Fireworks Festival

Richmond Halloween

City of Richmond/Submitted

What: The City of Richmond’s Minoru Halloween Fireworks Festival is happening at Minoru Park from 6:30 to 8:45 pm. Costumes are highly recommended.

The free event features family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and even trick-or-treating. And of course, there will be a big fireworks display to cap off the spooky evening.

When: October 31, 2022
Time: 6:30 to 8:45 pm, with fireworks beginning at 8:30 pm
Where: Minoru Park – 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Cost: Free

Kurtis Conner Live

What: Canadian comedian Kurtis Conner is bringing his freshest, funniest material yet to Vancouver during his latest solo tour. The global YouTube sensation and the host of the Very Really Good podcast has amassed over 3.7 million subscribers on YouTube.

In 2016, Conner released a stand-up album titled Cuppla Jokes, which made it to number six on the Billboard Comedy Chart and number one on iTunes.

When: November 6, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $39.50, available via Ticketmaster

The London Suede and Manic Street Preachers Tour 2022

What: Flying in from across the pond, rock bands The London Suede and Manic Street Preachers are starting their North American tour in Vancouver on November 3.

Making their debuts in the early ’90s, with Generation Terrorists (in 1992) for Manic Street Preachers and Suede (in 1993) for The London Suede, both bands grew from punk rock youthquakers to arena-filing rock stars.

When: November 3, 2022
Time: 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom 868 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $59.50, available via TicketLeader

Israel Rodriguez’s Pop-Up Art Show Opening Weekend at Jelly Gallery

Israel Rodriguez

Israel Rodriguez/Submitted

What: Lee’s Donuts will be showcasing the works of Houston-based artist Israel Rodriguez during Jelly Gallery’s inaugural art exhibition on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6.

The pop-up art show at Honey Dip Studios on Granville Island will take place on both days from 10 am to 6 pm, and a portion of sales will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver, a charity that helps youth experiencing homelessness.

When: November 5 and 6, 2022
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Honey Dip Studios — #109 – 1535 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Admission: FREE

Funny Dumplings: Asian Comedian Showcase Series

What: Jon Endo hosts a new lineup of Vancouver’s funniest Asian pro and up-and-coming stand-up comics at Comedy After Dark on the first Tuesday of the month. November’s headliner is Julie Kim (The Debaters).

When: November 1, 2022
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Comedy After Dark – 117 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $10.50, purchase online

Plus here’s an event happening in Seattle starting this week that you need to get on your radar!

Cloudbreak: Seattle’s ReviveLive Music Fest


Cloudbreak (Pexals/Submitted)

What: Seattle’s music venues were silent for much too long, and it’s time for fans from all over to revel in the magic of live music in the Emerald City once again.

This November, discover Seattle’s music scene in a whole new way with #CloudbreakMusicFest. Stay at a participating downtown hotel and receive complimentary admission to live music throughout the city. Discover more at CloudbreakMusicFest.org.

When: November 3 to 23, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations throughout Seattle
Cost: Downtown hotel guests will receive free access to live music events throughout the city when they book a stay between November 3-23, 2022. Restrictions apply. Learn more online

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