Lots of fun events coming to East Vancouver for Halloween, that includes for the big kids and the wee ones. We have set out a sampling of some of the events happening in East Van. This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you have an event, you’d like to see included on the list, feel free to add a comment below, or email us directly at email@example.com:
Encore 80’s Night Halloween Party with Mark Olexson and the A-Deez at Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial Drive, on Friday, October 31st. Three course meal for $50 (includes dinner, show fee concert & dancing). Dinner from 6:30 pm, Performance 10:00 pm. To make your reservation T: 604-251-3473.
Variety Show ‘Showcase From The Crypt’ at the Rio Theatre. You are invited to put on your costume for a spooktacular show at the Rio Theatre on Friday, October 31st at 8:00 pm. The Cryptkeeper, along with his co-hosts The Vault Keeper and the Old Witch to name but a few, will keep things going through out the night. These ghoulish hosts will be holding costume contests and trivia games. Then The Fictionals take over to do some ghastly Improv. As well, you can expect some Burlesque from the fiery ginger Dezi Dezire. Also on deck are the burning fire dancing skills of Vesper Sephony. Last but not least, The Gentlemen Hecklers bring you a special tale that promises to make your sides split. Advance tickets are available for $12 and tickets at the door will be $15. Note, this is a 19+ event with bar service
Halloween Night Tribute Terror at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, with a long line up of music including The Ramores, The Dirty Magazines, The Manglers, The Spasms and featuring members of The Jolts – SNFU – Go for Three – Cast of 1000s – Dirt – Death Sentence – Swank – The Hip Type – The Enigmas – The New Black – Nervous Talk – Insex – The Pasties – The Choir Practice – The Cadaver Dogs – Jackalope – Thrill Squad – The Cane Toads – The Ballentynes – The Excessives – Little Guitar Army. Doors open at 8:00 pm, music at 9:00 pm SHARP! This is a 19+ event. Tickets are $15 and available at The Wise Hall & Lounge, Red Cat Records & Highlife Records .
Parade of Lost Souls. This is a beloved East Van event with the location to be announced at midnight October 31st on the Dusty Flowerpot Facebook page. Expect a parade of wild costumes, giant puppets, live music, a Thriller Flash Mob and performance art created by local community members. The Parade of Lost Souls will take place in East Vancouver on November 1st 7:00 – 10:00 pm. This event is free, all ages. Costumes are encouraged.
Fright Nights at Playland, 2901 E. Hastings St. Seven haunted houses, 13 rides, a fire show, sideshow comedy and Monsters of Schlock. Fright Nights is now on until November 1st (enter E. Hastings & Windermere) tickets $29 – $63 and available at FrightNights.ca.
COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR THE WEE ONES:
Trick Or Treat in the East Village: October 25th Sat. Noon – 3:00 pm. Come dressed in your Halloween finest and trick or treat your way along the stretch from 2100 to 2800 East Hastings Street.
Trout Lake Community Centre: Saturday, October 25th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Calling all Halloween costumers. You are invited to come jump in the bouncy castle, play Halloween games, and make some pumpkin crafts. Lots more surprises planned for the wee ones Registration required. $4.00 per child
Britannia Community Centre: Halloween Howl – Sat. October 25th (1 – 8 years). You are invited to a FREE spooky community events with entertainment and ghostly games and, of course, tricks and treats. Event takes place in Gym D from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Britannia Community Centre: Family Pumpkin Carving – Sun, October 26th (1:00 – 3:00 pm). You are invited to come celebrate Halloween by carving a pumpkin with your family. Cost is based on a family of 4 and will include 2 pumpkins. Additional pumpkins can be purchased for $3 but must be done at the centre. Registration is requested. Hot chocolate and carving utensils will be provided. All children under 12 years of age must have a parent or guardian present. Cost is $6.
Sunset Community Centre: Haunted House & Carnival – October 24th 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Haunted House, carnival games, trick or treating & concessions. This is a FREE event for all ages.