There are few holidays that the gay community embraces as much as Halloween. Here is our (gay) guide to some of the spooktacular events happening around Vancouver this year.
Travel through the silver screen into the world of classic horror movies at this year’s Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park. A fun-for-all-ages adventure on the Stanley Park miniature railway it is sure to sell-out. Through November 2.
Baron von Zumzing’s Traveling Sideshow is a spooky but fun trip through a West End apartment building which helps raise funds for A Loving Spoonful. October 31.
Fright Nights at Playland return featuring six haunted houses, twelves rides, and the freaky sideshow, The Monsters of Schlock. Through November 2.
The annual Parade of Lost Souls in East Vancouver takes place on October 26 with its secret location announced at midnight the night before.
The theatre community celebrates too with Fighting Chance Productions completing its run of The Rocky Horror Show and Vancouverites hit the streets in a new zombie adventure as The Virtual Stage presents The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island.
The Ninja Pirates take over the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island with the classic Frankenstein and the Yogurt Theatre Company presents The Woman in Black, described “as the most terrifying play you will ever see”.
Over at the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden in Chinatown, Seven Tyrants Theatret ransform the classical chinese garden into Dr Dee’s Chinatown Haunted House and on the North Shore the North Vancouver Community Players presents the musical comedy Zombies From Beyond.
Haunted houses abound this Halloween season but the perennial favourite remains the Dunbar Haunted House, scaring up cash for local charities.
Vancouver’s party scene gives you plenty of choices too! Here are a selection of the gay and gay-friendly Halloween parties happening around the city.
Friday, 25 October 2013
The Haunting – Show your supernatural Pride at Vancouver Pride Society’s The Haunting. Reanimate your Pride and set fire to the dance floor with Ghoulish Go-Go dancers plus Celebrity DJ Mark Falco and local sensation DJ Quest.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Playhouse Halloween – Celebrities presents a Halloween inspired edition of Playhouse with all their residents: Timeline, Yurie, Mattilda Ho & Mar!no.
Slaughterhouse – The Pumpjack presents Halloween themed nights tonight and on Halloween night.
Pray – The Junction is host to a Halloween party featuring a costume contest and Absolutely Drag-u-lous show.
Sunday, 27 October 2012
The Witches of the West End – the Dogwood Monarchist Society presents a Halloween show with Mandy Kamp and CoCo plus their coven of evil sisters.
Tuesday, 29 October 2012
Hocus Pocus – the Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence presents a screening of the Halloween classic starring Bette Midler. Cover for the night is by donation with all proceeds going to charity.
Tuesdays Halloween – Celebrities weekly dance party celebrates Halloween.
Wednesday, 30 October 2012
Halloween BINGO For Life – a special Halloween edition of gay BINGO with Joan-E and friends.
Halloween Night: Thursday, 31 October 2012
Liberace Halloween: Back From the Dead – with performances by both Vancouver’s next drag Superstars Iona Whipp (2012) and Anita Wiglít (2013) plus special guest DJ Grind (SFO).
Slaughterhouse – The Pumpjack presents a Halloween themed night featuring DJ Jay Douglas.
Demons vs Saints – The Junction’s official Halloween party with DJ Kasey Riot.
Friday, 1 November 2012
Rouge: A night of Hellhounds, Demigods and Devious Desires – the Valley gets the Halloween treatment as Out In Chilliwack and UFV Pride Network host a fundraiser for for Fraser Valley Pride Society and UFV Pride Network.