5 Thrilling Events Happening in Vancouver This Week (Oct. 8-14)

Witches, clowns and improvised theatre—it’s spooky season.

(Photo Credit: Vancouver TheatreSports.)

Ghoulish Giggles

October 9

Get your laugh on at Vancouver TheatreSports’ Halloween celebration, Spooktober. With four different spook-themed shows and special creepy cocktails (Killer Kool-Aid, anyone?) there’s something to make any skeleton snicker. Check out Cult Fiction, an improvised cult documentary inspired by audience suggestions.When: Tuesday, October 9 – Wednesday, October 31Where: The Improv Centre on Granville IslandCost: from $15.75More Info: vtsl.com  (Photo Credit: Cirque Du Soleil)

Spectacular Cirque

October 10

Celebrate the life of a clown in Cirque du Soleil’s newest breathtaking show, Corteo. Expect performers suspended by giant balloons, trapeze artists tossed in the air, and a whole lot of professional fools. Also expect to feel totally jealous that you can’t do the splits.When: Wednesday, October 10 – Sunday, October 14Where: Pacific ColiseumCost: From $70More Info: cirquedusoleil.com (Photo Credit: Nicol Spinola.)

Macabre Musical

October 10

Singing, dancing, haircuts, death – is there anything that could make Sweeney Todd more thrilling? It turns out, the answer is yes, because the entire production can take place in a pie shop. The Snapshots Collective’s Sweeney Todd is a site-specific production set in a cozy pop-up pie shop in Gastown. Audience members can also purchase a meat pie post-show, if they can stomach it.When: Wednesday, October 10 – Wednesday, October 31Where: Mrs. Lovett’s Pie ShopCost: From $19More Info: sweeneytoddthemusical.ca (Photo Credit: Wizard Fest.)

Rowling Rave

October 12

Accio, party! Summon your inner wizard at Wizardfest’s Harry Potter Party.  This 19+ Hogwarts-themed dance party has hard butterbeer, a costume contest, and a zero tolerance policy for owls, cats, or toads. Call us nerds all you want—we’re Sirius-ly excited.When: Friday, October 12 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.Where: MIA NightclubCost: From $15More Info: eventbrite.ca (Photo Credit: Vancouver Glow Party 2018.)

Shiny Shindig

October 12

Glow with the flow at the Vancouver Glow Party 2018, our city’s biggest glow party. There’s no need to hit up your dollar store for glow sticks; all of your neon needs will be supplied at the venue. It’s the perfect date night—everyone knows you’re at your most attractive when your teeth are glowing under a blacklight.When: Friday, October 12 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.mWhere: Cabana LoungeCost: From $10More Info: eventbrite.com