October 2011 Events in Metro Vancouver


Thursday, September 29th, 2011 — 10:30am PST
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Like a switch, the weather can turn from sparkling sunshine to soaking and soggy. Fall is here and with it comes a bundle of events to enjoy with your family whether it be out in a pumpkin patch or in a dark and scary amusement park.

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The following event list has been compiled thanks to emails received from my readers. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to read about a $100 restaurant giveaway this month.

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Laneway House Tour
Fourth Annual Celebrity Dim Sum Event
Tri-City Baker’s Community Market
Ride the Cyclone musical (until October 15)
In the House Festival
Free Zumba Fitness Classes
Hockey Pool for ALS registration
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The “Once in a Million” Autumn Wine & Dine
Run for the Cure
IDS West: Interior Design Show
Hockey Pool for ALS registration
Connecting the Dots Closing Party

Monday, October 3, 2011
Malene Grotrian Fall/Winter Fashion Event
Nimbus School of Recording Arts Showcase
Robyn Michele Levy book launch Most of Me: Surviving My Medical Meltdown
IDS West: Interior Design Show
Hockey Pool for ALS registration
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Late Night Art
Eco Fashion Week
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Ford Green Challenge
Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records
Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Style Me Fabulous
VIFF: Dragons & Tigers Awards Gala
Dueling Pianos at the Delta Grand Villa in Burnaby
Ss Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Friday, October 7, 2011
Bob Scott’s Hallowe’en Tyme at NEPTOON RECORDS (until November 3)
VIFF: Anniversary Gala
Eco Fashion Week
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
Thanksgiving Tea at London Heritage Farm
Tri-City Baker’s Community Market
Fernanda Cunha at Performance Works
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
Thanksgiving Tea at London Heritage Farm
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks

Monday, October 10, 2011
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
VIFF: Everything & Everyone screening
Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver at the Museum of Vancouver
10x10x10: Ten choreographers. Ten composers. Ten new works.
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Honda Civic Garage Party
VIFF: Everything & Everyone screening
10x10x10: Ten choreographers. Ten composers. Ten new works.
Poverty and Punchlines
Dueling Pianos at the Delta Grand Villa in Burnaby
Friday, October 14, 2011
Stage 43 Theatrical Society presents Ethan Claymore (until October 22)
10x10x10: Ten choreographers. Ten composers. Ten new works.
GigaLinc – Immersive Gigapixel Photography Exhibition
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
VIFF: Closing Gala
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Abrams Brothers & Oh Susanna at the ACT Maple Ridge
White Rock Studio Tour
Bruce’s Apple Festival
Oktoberfest & Harvestfest
10x10x10: Ten choreographers. Ten composers. Ten new works.
GigaLinc – Immersive Gigapixel Photography Exhibition
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Sunday, October 16, 2011
White Rock Studio Tour
Roundhouse Community Centre Sustenance Festival workshop: Dining Etiquette
Roundhouse Community Centre Sustenance Festival workshop: Balcony Gardening
Bruce’s Apple Festival
Rubber Ducky Half Marathon
Dance All Sorts Diwali Style
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks

Monday, October 17, 2011
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Diwali Bright Lights
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Everything Wine’s West Coast Wine and Food Festival
Kids Up Front 19th HOle Gala
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Habitat for Humanity: 30 for 30
Launch It Vancouver
Paint & Pasties at Raw Canvas
Dueling Pianos at the Delta Grand Villa in Burnaby
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Friday, October 21, 2011
Friends of North Vancouver District Public Library Book-Sale
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
West Coast Women’s Show
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Soul Surfer Fundraiser
Pumpkin Patch at Burnaby Heights
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
West Coast Women’s Show
Friends of North Vancouver District Public Library Book-Sale
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Diwali Downtown
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Friends of North Vancouver District Public Library Book-Sale
Taste of Yaletown
West Coast Women’s Show
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks

Monday, October 24, 2011
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
CYBERBULLYING: Not just a school problem at Douglas College, Coquitlam
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance!
Halloween Fun in New Westminster
Here Be Monsters Festival at Performance Works
Dueling Pianos at the Delta Grand Villa in Burnaby
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Friday, October 28, 2011
Creatures of the Night Burlesque
Vancouver Tourism Awards Gala
Here Be Monsters Festival at Performance Works
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Little Spooks & Friendly Ghosts at Van Dusen
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Pumpkin Power at the Surrey Museum
Family Fright at the Fort in Langley
Halloween Hoopla in Burnaby
Pumpkin Power at the Surrey Museum
Cupcake Bike Ride
Here Be Monsters Festival at Performance Works
Spooktacular Scurry Langley
Halloween at Burnaby Heights
Township 7 Grape Stomp & Harvest Party
Parade of Lost Souls Festival
Thrill The World
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Heart of the City Festival
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Royal Pumpkin Ball
Family Fright at the Fort in Langley
Fraser Valley Wedding Swap
Halloween at Burnaby Heights
Here Be Monsters Festival at Performance Works
River District Pumpkin Contest & Movie Night
Township 7 Grape Stomp & Harvest Party
Taste of Yaletown
Fright Nights at Playland
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Stanley Park Ecology: Creatures of the Night Candlelit Walks
Heart of the City Festival
Monday, October 31, 2011
Family Fireworks in Richmond
Halloween at Burnaby Heights
Fright Nights at Playland
Heart of the City Festival

You can probably find several of these events listed on the city’s latest user-generated events directory, Vancouver Now. Having launched this week, the site hopes to serve the community by supplying up-to-date event listings, submitted by users. This month I have partnered with them to do a special giveaway.

Vancouver Now’s has offered up $100 to use at any participating BC Hydro Power Smart “Candlelight Conservation Dinner” restaurant. The dinner –you guessed it– by candlelight will take place at various restaurants around Vancouver on October 27, 2011. Here’s how you can enter to win:

I entered to win $100 for the @PowerSmartBC Candlelight Conservation Dinner from @Vancity_Now & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/6HPu2

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Friday, October 14, 2011.

Update The winner is Shayne!

Current contests on Miss604.com

149 comments

  1. Alex says:

    I’d like to try Fraiche!

  2. Tanya says:

    Dinner by candlelight to conserve energy is a great idea!

  3. Jessica says:

    The dinner is such a great idea! I would love to try dinner at the Lamplighter!

  4. Erin says:

    I’ve been trying to find an excuse to check out Fraiche, and this would be a fantastic one!

  5. Eliza says:

    Cinema pub

  6. Tracy says:

    diva at the met!

  7. Rory says:

    Altitudes

  8. Ian C. says:

    Bacchus!!!

  9. Leslie says:

    Mill Marine Bistro

  10. Robbin says:

    Fraiche! <3

  11. Jenn says:

    Beachside Forno!

  12. Kathy says:

    I want to try Fraiche as well!

  13. Sanaz says:

    Dockside

  14. David says:

    Fishworks!

  15. Kieran says:

    Alvays Fraiche? I think so

  16. Brandy says:

    I think that I might finally check out Fright Nights at Playland!

  17. Tiffany says:

    Brasserie Bistro. Haven’t been there yet.

  18. x says:

    brasserie bistro!

  19. A.J. says:

    Brasserie Bistro!

    Good contest!

  20. sher b says:

    A candlelight dinner at Dockside would be uber romantic and totally perfect to enjoy living in such an amazing area!

  21. Jeremy says:

    Dining by candlelight at The Observatory would be spectacular!

  22. Lelainia lloyd says:

    Salmon n’ bannock! The 27th of Oct. Is actually my 21st wedding anniversary! This would be a cool way to celebrate!!

  23. Lisa says:

    The Mill Marine Bistro!

  24. Cari says:

    Bacchus restaurant– I’ve always wanted to try it!

  25. Lloyd says:

    Milestones Grill + Bar

  26. Dockside is a participating restaurant, and one I really love!

  27. ann says:

    The Mill Marine Bistro

  28. Brenda says:

    Lamplighter!

  29. Diane says:

    I’d like to give Brasserie Bistro a try

  30. Don McQueen says:

    Brasserie Bistro

  31. Christine McDonald says:

    Fraiche, a beautiful restaurant and great views

  32. Linda says:

    Brasserie Bistro!!!

    @jadersyo

  33. Emma says:

    Fraiche would be great! Glad they’re participating.

  34. E. Tang says:

    Bacchus Restaurant

  35. Katie says:

    Dockside

  36. lori says:

    Bacchus!

  37. maria says:

    Fraiche. Last year i went to Chambar. It was great.

  38. Gemma says:

    I would love to have a candlelight conservation dinner at Dockside!

  39. Teresa says:

    The Lobby

  40. Linda says:

    I’d love to try Bacchus. Nice contest!

  41. Bonnie says:

    Would like to return to Bacchus restaurant.

  42. Bons says:

    Brasserie Bistro! Love this contest.

  43. Gazza says:

    Beachside Forno

  44. Carol says:

    I have always wanted to dine at Bacchus.

  45. Cliff says:

    Brasserie Bistro

  46. Brenda says:

    I love Brasserie Bistro

  47. tania says:

    dockside!

  48. rino says:

    Bacchus restaurant!

  49. Leonie says:

    The Observatory

  50. LB says:

    Dockside!

  51. Leora says:

    The Observatory Restaurant would be pretty cool by candlelight

  52. Sean says:

    How about the Mill Marine Bistro

  53. Darcy g says:

    Brassiere bistro!!

  54. Donna says:

    The Brasserie Bistro is an oldie that would be great to revisit by candleight!

  55. HarjitCh says:

    The Observatory! Great food and a view ~its a win/win!

  56. Michael Kwan says:

    Bacchus is wonderful.

  57. Maria K says:

    I want to feel like a Diva at the Met.

  58. Jen says:

    I would love to spend an evening at Dockside 🙂

  59. Jeremy says:

    Fraiche would be my choice!

  60. Dianne Chow says:

    Bacchus in Wedgewood is wonderful. Haven’t been there in awhile.

  61. H says:

    Brasserie Bistro

  62. J says:

    the observatory

  63. Gordon says:

    Carver’s Steakhouse 🙂

  64. Ginger Gervais says:

    Brasserie bistro

  65. Jenn says:

    The Observatory on Grouse. The city lights and stars will shine even brighter.

  66. Joey says:

    Bacchus Restaurant!

  67. Ceci says:

    I’d like to try the Italian Kitchen.

  68. Julia says:

    After scanning its mouth-watering menu and learning that Chef Dino Renaerts is the owner of both Fraiche and Beachside Forno, I would love to have a candlelight dinner at his Beachside Forno restaurant in Ambleside, West Vancouver!!

  69. Scott says:

    Fraiche for sure!

  70. Ally says:

    observatory!

  71. Michelle says:

    Bacchus 🙂

  72. Mae says:

    Bacchus. I’ve had drinks there many times but never dined there.

  73. Pavel says:

    Bacchus should be great

  74. Sharon says:

    Smileys Public House. That’s my Mom’s maiden name!

  75. Harajuku Halloween Costume Party

    Sat Oct 29 @ The Electric Owl

    Featuring Vancouver’s best music lineup:
    * Flipout
    * SKLA
    * Jesse James
    * Love & Electrik

    Video invitation:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oteU0TQWarQ

    Complete details:
    http://www.clubzone.com/events/451108/vancouver/electric-owl/harajuku-halloween

  76. Alicia says:

    Rocky Mountain Flatbread! (I live really close to the East Van location!). 🙂

  77. Serena Debolt says:

    The Mill Marine Bistro – perfect place for a candlelight dinner.

  78. Josh Hall says:

    Beachside Forno

  79. Ian Y says:

    FRAICHE! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME!

  80. Puck says:

    Bacchus <3

  81. Grace says:

    Italian Kitchen!!

  82. Erin says:

    Oh Bacchus, it’s been years.

  83. Steven says:

    Dockside. Man this 100 would be great if i won!

  84. Gladys says:

    Fraiche sure sounds good.

  85. Shayne says:

    Candlelight conservation sounds like a great idea. I would love to try the Observatory!

  86. Lyn says:

    Gramercy Grill is my favourite – delicious food and a very friendly atmosphere

  87. Sandra Di says:

    Dinner at Gramercy – Yum!

  88. Heather Lindsay says:

    Sanafir!

  89. Eran says:

    My wife and I are in the middle of a move. If we both survive it, going to Milestones Grill + Bar in Yaletown will be a nice retreat.

  90. Laina T says:

    I would love to try The Observatory. Imagine a candlelit dinner at the top of Grouse Mountain!

  91. glenno says:

    as long as its not “in the lobby” at the lobby

  92. Aaron B. says:

    Mill Marine Bistro!

  93. Anna says:

    Italian Kitchen!

  94. Christine says:

    I would love to treat my hubby to a romantic dinner at Dockside. Thanks!

  95. Gerald says:

    Italian Kitchen downtown is my choice. That way I can have some vino and walk home 🙂

  96. mandi bryan says:

    the observatory by candlelight would conserve energy and be romantic!

  97. FMC says:

    Italian Kitchen would be my choice. Great food!

  98. Amy says:

    Bacchus Restaurant

  99. Kim Pike says:

    Wild Rice is unique and has great food/service

  100. A.L. says:

    Carver’s Steakhouse

  101. AC07-NW says:

    dockside♥

  102. Holly says:

    Just looked at Fishworks site, and it looks perfect for a pescitarian (sp?) North Vancouverite. And it’s my boyfriend’s birthday!

  103. Vince S says:

    Candlelight at Fraiche – it would be wonderful!

  104. Deidre says:

    The Observatory, I would love to go!

  105. Cyndi says:

    Would love to try Fraiche!

  106. Tyler C says:

    Section (3)sounds amazing!

  107. Vania says:

    Dockside!

  108. Stephanie says:

    Diva at the Met.

  109. Jenny says:

    I think I want to go to Milestones (Yaletown) to try the Top Chef dishes!

  110. Jan says:

    Fishworks

  111. Andrew C. says:

    Fraiche would be something to try

  112. Karen says:

    I can see myself and the hubby enjoying a candlelit dinner at La Terazza in Yaletown.

  113. Bailey says:

    I havent been to any of these restaurants so ANy of them would be great for my birthday! (Oct 24!)

    Bacchus in Wedgewood sounds wonderful!

  114. Ryan says:

    Brasserie Bistro!

  115. Steph says:

    I’ve heard Mosaic Bar and Grille is pretty good!

  116. Justine says:

    Salmon n’ Bannock! Love them!

  117. Altaf says:

    I don’t have a date for this so if someone wants to join me for an evening of fine food at The French Table – Candlelight Conservation Dinner then let me know. I promise … I’ll be charming 😉

  118. Elysia says:

    Italian Kitchen

  119. Sherry says:

    So many great restaurants….Bacchus Restaurant is just one of them. Hope I win.

  120. Areta says:

    Brasserie Bistro

  121. Joanne says:

    Fraiche 🙂

  122. Stotes says:

    The French Table

  123. Jennifer M. says:

    There are so many, it would take me forever to choose which one I want to visit! Fraiche seems a popular option, the Refinery menu looked yummy, and I’ve always wanted to try Sanafir. Ahh!! How to choose!!

  124. victor says:

    diva at the met!

  125. Christine says:

    Fraiche

  126. Kate C-H says:

    La Terrazza – right by my place…definitely going to have to check it out!

  127. BassMstaGeneral says:

    La Terrazza!

  128. Tooth Fairy says:

    The Lamplighter in Gastown is a participator. ☺

  129. Lindsey says:

    I would LOVE to try out the incredible looking La Terrazza!

  130. Alice says:

    Fraiche! I would love to try this restaurant with the GC.

  131. Roberta says:

    Love the candlelight dinner idea! I would love to try Diva at the Met.

  132. jaci says:

    What a cute idea! I love it!

  133. kelsey says:

    lamplighter

  134. Lisa N says:

    Dockside!

  135. KarlPrizeGuy says:

    I think a dinner by candlelight at Dockside would be wonderful. Watching the twinkle of downtown lights.

  136. Dilara says:

    My husband and I went to Sanafir one year in support of Candlelight Conservation and loved it. It would be great to go back there.

  137. Michelle W. says:

    Section (3). It’s my boyfriend’s birthday that night, so I hope we win! 😉

  138. Nicole says:

    I’d really love to go to Fraiche, the view is amazing from West Van

  139. Darryl says:

    This is a kewl dinner idea.

  140. Tracy says:

    think i ll try fraiche!

  141. Roxanne T says:

    I love Bacchus! So glad they are participating.

  142. K says:

    Also this going Halloween Drive-in Series:

    http://www.halloweendrivein.ca

    October 28th: Gremlins
    October 29th: Beetlejuice

  143. International Artist Day Oct 25th

    Greetings I sent this to you awhile ago to mention this great day for artists on Oct 25th. Perhaps you might mention it to your readers I am sure they would love to know about this.

    http://www.facebook.com/I.A.D.Official http://www.internationalartistday.com

    Thanks Chris MacClure

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