This is possibly the biggest list of weekend events that we’ve ever created on this site! There’s just so much going on this weekend in Vancouver, it’s almost… scary! Check out the list of things to do this weekend below, which includes beer, burlesque, parades, and haunted houses that are happening in Vancouver this weekend:

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Pecha Kucha Night

When: Friday, October 16 at 6:30pm
Where: The Vogue Theatre downtown
What is it: Presentations are given of 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds each. This episode’s speakers are influential and emerging artists and designers showing how creativity drives our city. (more info)

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Science World After Dark

When: Friday, Oct 16 from 6:30-10pm
Where: Science World
What is it: A murder has taken place under the dome and it’s up to you to crack the case. Mix and mingle in a 19+ atmosphere and gather the clues needed to capture the culprit at our infamous, annual murder mystery evening. (more info)

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: Friday, October 16th at 11:30pm
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: A screening of the most notoriously pleasurable cult-movie experiences with a live shadow cast featuring the Geekenders burlesque troupe, prop bags, and lots of dancing. Advanced tickets are sold out, but tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:30pm. $12 (more info)

Battlefield Earth in Hecklevision

When: Friday, Oct 16 at 10:45pm
Where: Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street)
What is it: Copresented with Northwest Comedy, this screening will be shown in Hecklevision: allowing you, the audience, to text your running commentary, barbs, put downs and snark up there on the screen. (more info)

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Fright Nights at Playland

When: Friday, October 9th – Sunday, October 11
Where: Playland at East Hastings and Windermere St.
What is it: This year, Fright Nights has 7 haunted houses, 15 rides, performers, and professional scarers walking around the park hoping to make your nightmares come true. $25-30 (more info)

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Halloween Expo

When: Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18
Where: PNE Forum (2901 East Hastings)
What is it: Sort of like Fan Expo, with a focus on costumes and anime. There will also be musical performances and lots of entertainment. (more info)

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Vancouver Art/Book Fair

When: Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18
Where: Project Space (#2-236 East Pender Street)
What is it: A two-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring nearly one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and installations. (more info)

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When: Saturday, October 17, 5:30 – 10:30pm
Where: PNE Forum (2901 East Hastings)
What is it: Sample some of BC’s best craft beer while delighting in sassy and unique performances by some of Vancouver’s best burlesque artists. (more info)

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UBC Apple Festival

When: Saturday, Oct 17 – Sunday, Oct 18 from 11am to 4pm
Where: UBC Botanical Garden
What is it: A festival all about apples! Tons of apples for sale ($4 entry fee btw), and a chance to learn more about Canada’s favourite fruit. Over 70 different varieties available. (more info)

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ROAM Winter Expo

When: Saturday, Oct 17 – Sunday, October 18
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
What is it: Brings together all your favourite winter activities and includes 4 unique marketplaces. Oktoberfest craft beer tent, free yoga, and much more. (more info)

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NOT THE BEES! Nicolas Cage Burlesque

When: Saturday, Oct 17 at 7pm
Where: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: Vancouver burlesque group Geekenders is back with a remount of their most zany, off-the-wall variety show yet! It’s gonna be weird. (more info)

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Taboo Revue Variety Burlesque Show

When: Saturday, Oct 17 at 8pm
Where: The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street)
What is it: Prepare yourself for an evening full of sinful striptease, ghoulish group numbers, and spooky sketches by cast of over 20 wild, wacky, and whimsical performers. (more info)

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Hogwarts Halloween Ball

When: Saturday, Oct 17 at 10pm
Where: The Media Club (695 Cambie Street)
What is it: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw & Slytherin are welcome to dress in house colours and costume and meet in the great hall to enjoy a magical evening of music, burlesque & tournaments. (more info)

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Halloween Parade

When: Sunday, October 18th at 11am
Where: Howe to Smithe and down Granville Street
What is it: With marching bands, music, dances, horses, vehicles, floats and performances, the superheroes and supernaturals from Films, Comics, Anime, Games, Sci-fi and Myths all come alive! (more info)

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Kitty Nights Burlesque

When: Sunday, October 18th at 8pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward)
What is it: Laugh Your Sexy Ass Off is getting you all PUMPED UP to give Harper the pointy-toed, stiletto BOOT with our SCHLOCK THE VOTE show! (more info)

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