10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 27

Oct 25 2019, 5:00 am

Drive-In Halloween Movie, Vancouver Giants, and more. We’ve got your connection to 10 fun things to do on Sunday, October 27 in Vancouver.

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

Lansdowne Centre’s Drive-In Halloween Movie

What: Disney-lovers will be able to visit Metro Vancouver’s popular drive-in venue to catch the 2019 release of The Lion King. The free-to-attend event is also paired with two costume contests. The first is a “car costume contest,” which people can enter by posting photos of their car in costume on FreshAirCinema’s Facebook. Winners will be chosen from attendees that bring their car, in costume, to the movie. The second is a kids costume contest, which will take place an hour before the movie begins, with a prize for best costume.

When: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: Parking opens at 4 pm; costume contest at 6 pm; movie starts at 7 pm
Where: Lansdowne Centre Parking Lot – 5300 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
Admission: Free of charge

The Vancouver Fall Home Show

What: Fall in love with your home all over again at the Vancouver Fall Home Show. Explore the marketplace filled with home-related products and services. Attendees will see HGTV Canada stars Bryan Baeumler of Island of Bryan and Sabrina Smelko of Save My Reno, plus learn from many demos and presentations to help you with your next home project.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants vs Prince George Cougars

What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Prince George Cougars at the Langley Events Centre. Today’s theme is Trick Or Suite Night and Save on Foods Family Sunday.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Anmore Manor Haunted House

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What: Anmore Man has been a local neighbourhood scare for the past seven years. Visitors are invited to step inside the home and partake in a number of handmade decorations, horror scenes, and terrifying live actors.

When: October 27 and 31, 2019
Time: 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: 1151 Robin Way, Anmore
Admission: By donation to the Share Society, cash or non-perishable food items

Assassin’s Creed Symphony

What: Experience the action of Assassin’s Creed series with a live 80-piece orchestra and choir and video game footage. The event will also feature reimagined tracks from various composers including Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe, Brian Tyler, Austin Wintory, Sarah Schachner, Winifred Phillips, Elitsa Alexandrova, Chris Tilton, Ryan Amon, and The Flight.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cult Classic Comedy!

What: Instant Theatre celebrates the Halloween season with a horror movie inspired comedy show. The comedians will watch the first five minutes of a cult classic horror film with the audience and then improvise the rest.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

SPARK ANIMATION 2019 Film Festival

What: SPARK ANIMATION celebrates the impact of animation on today’s entertainment industry and honours the diversity of films and techniques in the field. Highlights include Hollywood producer Bonnie Arnold receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, a 20th Anniversary screening of Disney’s Tarzan with the co-directors, the SPARK Animation Conference and Career Fair, film premieres and screenings, and more. Proceeds from this year’s festival will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Taste of Yaletown 2019

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What: The annual food fest is returning for its 15th year of special menus, tasting plates, and expert pairings in the restaurants of one of Vancouver’s swankiest downtown neighbourhoods. Diners can enjoy a variety of three-course set menus from participating restaurants, each with a special fixed price of $35, $45, or $55 for 11 delicious days in a row.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants in Yaletown
More Info: Online

Hidden Wonders

What: Hidden Wonders is the next edition of Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders, and premieres in a secret location in Chinatown. Shawn is a World Champion of Magic, has performed on Ellen, fooled Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller twice on Fool Us, and had his magic featured on shows like Fringe, Shut Eye, and X-Files.

When: October 27, 2019
Time: TBA
Where: Secret location in Chinatown. Guests will be provided with address and password
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Writers Fest 2019

What: The 2019 Vancouver Writers Fest features over 100 authors and over 80 events on Granville Island and across Vancouver. The Festival features readings, workshops, performances, Q&As, and more. Artists and authors include guest curator Tanya Tagala, youngest-ever Griffin Poetry Prize winner Bill-Ray Belcourt, former Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin and BC Book Prize winner Laisha Rosnau, international superstars Mona Awad, Tash Aw, and Stephen Chbosky, and more

When: October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online