Our (gay) guide to Halloween 2011

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Halloween has always been an excuse for a good time in the gay community. After all, we’re not the only one’s dressing in drag that night! We’ve found some spooktacular events (both gay and not so gay) in and around Vancouver that are sure to please.

Halloween 2009Vancouver’s Parade of Lost Souls gets a make-over in 2011 with a two week re-imagining of this perennial East Van celebration which culminates in the Secret Souls Walk on October 29.

The Stanley Park Ghost Train returns to the Stanley Park Minature Railway with The Circus of Disaster.  This is a definite fun-for-all-ages tradition and runs through October 31st.

Through October 31st, Playland at the PNE is transformed into Fright Nights. From 6pm to late into the night the usual Playland rides are there to give you a little scare but there is also the return of the Haunted Clown House, plus the annual haunted mansion, a creepy maze and other scary delights that have all the makings of a night ready to make your skin crawl (or let out a little squeel).

Looking for something more than just a few chills? Vancouver’s gay party scene gives you plenty of choices! Here are a selection of the Halloween parties happening around the city both in the local bars and elsewhere.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Howl & Scream Halloween Party – Flygirl presents their Halloween party with DJ Miss M

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Bride of Freak Ball – Not So Strictly Ballroom hosts their 2nd Annual Halloween Spectacular.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Halloween Bingo & Dollicious Show – The Halloween editions of this Friends for Life fundraiser and the live show with hosts Kamelle Toe and Iona Whipp.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Hard Candy’s Halloween Party – With DJs Drew and Dennis plus hot go-go boys.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Rapture: Paranoia – TFD presents Vancouver DJs Adam Dreaddy and Jef Leppard.

The Carnival Halloween Bash – 1181 hosts its annual Halloween party with DJ Quest.

Stereotype Friday’s Halloween Party – Featuring Felguck from Brazil.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Halloween with the Perry Twins – Celebrities transforms into a Tim Burton film for this ghoulish night with The Perry Twins.

Zombie Flesh Eaters Meet Boner Boy – Club Five Sixty gets extra points for the most inventive Halloween party name that features DJs Dreaddy, Quest and G-Luve.

Rapture: Revenge – The Flame & the Dame present DJ Rafael Calvente in this afterhours Halloween party.

Parade of Lost Souls Dance Party – Shake your bones to the beats of DJs Timothy Wisdom, Rico Uno, My!Gay!Husband! and Cherchez La Femme.

Homo-Ween – The boyz at Queer Bash claim to have created the goriest & most real Halloween party you have ever been to.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes 12 – Sanctuary, Vancouver’s longest-running alternative night, celebrates the 12th anniversary of it’s Halloween celebration.

Naked Hell Halloween: The Devil’s Playground – The Pacific Canadian Association of Nudists presents its annual Halloween party.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween Party with Feed Me – Celebrities celebrates the day with Feed Me.

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