7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, October 23

Oct 23 2017, 1:49 am

Mondays can be a fun day, especially with our picks of seven great events to check out today, October 23, 2017. From DREAMSCAPE to Magical Pumpkin Patch at West Coast Railway Heritage Park, get out and enjoy.

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


dreamscape virtual horror

  • What: In this 15-minute original live-action, haunted experience, participants will put on virtual reality goggles and headphones becoming fully immersed in the adventure as the main character in their own horror movie. DREAMSCAPE was filmed using 360-degree directional cameras to absorb viewers in the video as the thrilling experience unfolds.
  • When: Now to October 31
  • Where: Shebeen Whiskey House – 212 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $20 per person, pre-booking is recommended – Moves Media website

Magical Pumpkin Patch at West Coast Railway Heritage Park

  • What: Ride the train to search for your own magic pumpkin, then design it, have it carved and take it home. Magical Pumpkin Patch includes an outdoor mini-rail ride, multiple games and craft stations.
  • When: October 23 to 27
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park – 39645 Government Road, Squamish
  • Price: Children $15, parents free

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

  • What: Funny people reading from the worst books they can find. Featuring Emma Cooper, TJ Dawe, Eric Fell and LeeAnn Keple. Created and hosted by Sara Bynoe.
  • When: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

Royal City Musical Theatre Into The Woods in Concert

  • What: Founded in 1990, Royal City Musical Theatre or R.C.M.T produces large scale musicals at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. RCMT’s first Reading Series starts off with Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods.
  • When: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Massey Theatre – 735 Eight Avenue, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Free with membership

QueerProv: Challenge


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  • What: Home team QueerProv take on Sci-Fi and Fantasy troupe Channel 73 3/4 at XY for the coveted coveted QP Tiaras.
  • When: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: XY YVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Human Faces, Forest Places

  • What: An evening in celebration of the diverse faces and places that comprise our urban forests. The evening will include the opening of the Human Faces, Forest Places photo exhibit, animated by Polymer Dance, and a panel debate on the theme ‘Urban Forests and Multicultural Diversity’.
  • When: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, Free

The Things I Cannot Change + Hunger

  • What: Filmmaker Tanya Ballantyne’s observational documentary, a potent account of a large Montreal family living in poverty, proved a flashpoint for debates around documentary ethics and was a forerunner of the NFB’s Challenge for Change program. Peter Foldès’s 1974 Hunger is a pioneering work of computer animation, and was made with technology developed at the National Research Council.
  • When: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Cinematheque – 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 pm
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