7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, October 30

Oct 23 2018, 5:31 pm

Still time to get spooky in Vancouver. Check out Grave Tales, Harvest Glow, and these seven fun events happening Tuesday, October 30.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Grave Tales

Grave Tales promo image (Parks Canada)

Grave Tales promo image (Parks Canada)

What: The event offers attendees the choice of either a two or three-hour program, in which local storytellers will share hair-raising stories, all while leading the group through the historic village at night. And of course, because it’s Halloween, there will also be the opportunity to walk through the nearby graveyards. Tours are offered at 5 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm. with the option of 9 pm “extended” tours. And while the event is promoted as 19+, younger haunt-hunters also have the chance to participate in the event – but for the 6 pm tours only. Those feeling extra brave also have the option of staying overnight in what’s known as oTENTiks. These “are approved on a case-by-case basis” for the 9 pm tours, and those looking for more information, or wishing to book one for themselves can contact Fort Langley National Historic Site.

When: Now to Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site – 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley
Admission: $17.10 (adult – 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm tours) / $20.60 (adult – extended 9 pm tours) / $13.20 (youth – 6 pm tours only).

Fireside Chat with Jill Earthy

What: Jill Earthy is the Head of Growth for Female Funders and Founders (powered by Highine BETA). She was formerly the Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr. She is a community leader and active mentor, currently serving on the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University, and as Board Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Centre in BC. In conversation with Lien Yeung of CBC.

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Downtown Vancouver location TBA
Tickets: Online, $25

NEW CITY with Jordan Waller 

What: Toronto trio NEW CITY come to Vancouver on their Getting Closer Tour, their debut headline tour. NEW CITY have amassed over 25 million streams across their hit singles “Dirty Secrets” and “Getting Closer.” Featuring special guest Jordan Waller. All ages.

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25 plus fees

The Dream Horror Live Haunted House

What: After what was supposed to be the event’s final year, Vancouver’s famous and terrifying Dream Horror Live Haunted House is coming back for one last scare. Production crews are still completing the house, but the final installment looks to be bigger, better, and scarier than ever. Part of what makes the house so scary is an abundance of actors. Many, stem from various film schools around the lower mainland. Some, however, come all the way from Calgary and out east to join in the madness. Best of all, proceeds will benefit athletes in East Vancouver, specifically those who can’t afford to play soccer.

When: Now to Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 7 to 11:30 pm, every night
Where: 3552 Commercial Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 at the door

Harvest Glow

What: Harvest Glow will feature playgrounds, interactive fall-themed light displays, a huge autumn market, food trucks, breweries, and wineries. Other fun activities include an indoor pumpkin patch, mini putt, a mystery corn maze, a bouncy cow farm, and singing pumpkins.

When: Now to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Milner Village Garden Centre — 6690 216th Street, Langley
Tickets: Available online. $8.99 to $39.99. Kids under 3 are free.

Visual Art Forum: Germaine Koh

What: Germaine Koh is an internationally active Vancouver-based artist whose work adapts commonplace objects and everyday activities to encourage connections between people and systems and to create situations that reflect upon normally-unremarked details in the world around us. Her current projects include Home Made Home, a project to build and advocate for alternative forms of housing, and League, a community project using play as a form of creative practice. She has been a recipient of the Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award and a finalist for the Sobey Art Award. In 2018-19 she is the City of Vancouver’s first Engineering Artist in Residence.

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Where: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design – 520 East 1st Ave, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Puddles Pity Party

Image: Puddles Pity Party / Facebook

Image: Puddles Pity Party / Facebook

What: Originally from River City before kicking around Atlanta, Puddles gained momentum after hitting the road as guest performer on the 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour and 2013 Eels tour and making special appearances at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni and NYC’s Sleep No More. Puddles has since performed all over the planet, garnering rave reviews at festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Fest and Belgium’s Gent Fest.

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $65 and up

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