October Events in Metro Vancouver 2021

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This month is the return of galas (virtual and in person), festivals, Halloween events and activities, and sweater weather! In October, Miss604 is proud to sponsor the Big Sisters Luminary Soirée, the Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala, the Chefs in the House Fundraiser for Dan’s Legacy, and Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum. Find these and more October events in Metro Vancouver listed below:

October Events in Metro Vancouver

October Events in Metro Vancouver

Jump to: Friday, October 1 to Sunday, October 3, 2021
Jump to: Monday, October 4 to Sunday, October 10, 2021
Jump to: Monday, October 11 to Sunday, October 17, 2021
Jump to: Monday, October 18 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Jump to: Monday, October 25 to Thursday, October 31, 2021

This list is updated daily.
If you have any events to add, please send them in for a free listing.

Month-Long Events/Attractions

Big Sisters Luminary Soiree

Friday, October 1, 2021
TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Café Buenos Aires: Jose Franch-Ballester & Friends
Shadbolt Theatre: Made in Canada
Firehall Arts Centre: Chapter 21
Saturday, October 2, 2021
First Saturdays Open Studio
Shadbolt Theatre: Made in Canada
Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Whitecaps FC vs San Jose
Firehall Arts Centre: Chapter 21
TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Firehall Arts Centre: Chapter 21
Fred Penner with the VSO
Vancouver International Film Festival
Farms to Forks Food Series

Monday, October 4, 2021
Vancouver International Film Festival
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Astronomy 101: Constellations and Star Guides
Vancouver International Film Festival
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

World CP Day / BC4CP Day
Virtual Stroll Through Gastown
Metro Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Constellations and Star Guides – Home Learners Webinar
Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver Brass Orchestra Lite
Dumpling Fest Vancouver
Nature Trust of BC Virtual Gala
Last Downtown Farmers Market of the Season
Cranked at the Massey Theatre
Thursday, October 7, 2021

From Fuki to Ofuro: Japanese Canadians in Burnaby
Last False Creek Farmers Market of the Season
Cranked at the Massey Theatre
Metro Theatre: Steel Magnolias
ScienceUpFirst – Take Science Into Fall
New West Farmers Market
Vancouver International Film Festival
Friday, October 8, 2021

Vancouver International Film Festival
Metro Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Lonesome Town Painters | Gabriel Dubreuil
Krystle Dos Santos in Concert
The Ghosts of New Westminster
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Birding with Me: Welcoming the Queer Community
Studio 58: Cerulean Blue
Metro Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Heritage Kitchen: Pickles
Fort Langley Cranberry Festival 2021
Artist Talk with Sandeep Johal
The Ghosts of New Westminster
A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Comics in Transit
Dances from Home
Outdoor Temp Sculpture Building at Maple Ridge Park
Create a Thanksgiving Centrepiece
Uzume Taiko Interactive Virtual Taiko Drumming Workshop
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Creating Comic Books
Storytime and Songs with Jill Raymond
Islamic Art & Arabic calligraphy Demo and Studio Tour
Ninja X The Graphic Novel
Culture Days – Britannia Shipyards – Site Tours
Thanksgiving Dinner: A Comedy Show
Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver Biennale 2021 BIKEnnale/WALKennale
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Vancouver International Film Festival
Metro Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Vintage Burlesque Bingo
Nikkei Garden Farmers Market
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Studio 58: Cerulean Blue
Vancouver Biennale 2021 BIKEnnale/WALKennale
Vancouver Farmers Markets

Gift of time 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021
International Day of the Girl
Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver Biennale 2021 BIKEnnale/WALKennale
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Celebrations of Life & Love: Ceramic Works of Thomas Kakinuma
Studio 58: Cerulean Blue
Vancouver Improv Fest
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Farms to Forks Food Series
Studio 58: Cerulean Blue
Vancouver Improv Fest
Reviewing the “New” in New Media: A lecture with Sara Diamond
Vancouver Horror Nights
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Studio 58: Cerulean Blue
Fall Home Show
New West Farmers Market
Timeless Spaces: Japanese Gardens of the West Coast
Home for Dinner Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House
Shadbolt Theatre: Tanika Charles
Vancouver Improv Fest
Vancouver Horror Nights
Friday, October 15, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Big Sisters Luminary Soirée
Playland: Hallowed Eves
An Evening with The Piano Men
Return To Our Roots – Wesley Attew, Paul Caldwell, Tissa Rahim
Fall Home Show
Flashback Fashion Fair Fundraiser
Boxcar Campfire | Rocket Revellers
UBC Symphony Orchestra with Krisztina Szabó
Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
Studio 58: Cerulean Blue
Krystle Dos Santos in Concert
BC SPCA Offleashed Gala
Vancouver Improv Fest
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Horror Nights
Saturday, October 16, 2021

Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
Vancouver Franchise Expo at Vancouver Convention Centre 
East Strathcona Gallery Hop
Presentation House Theatre: Where the Wild Things Are
Vancouver Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap
Historic Cemetery Tour
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Fraser Valley Vistas Exhibition
Islamic Art & Arabic calligraphy Demo and Studio Tour
Fall Home Show
Studio 58: Cerulean Blue
LGBTQ History Month Family Day in Coquitlam
Vancouver Improv Fest
Heritage 101 Online: An Introduction to Heritage Conservation
New West Cultural Crawl
Vancouver Farmers Markets
How the Land Feeds Us
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Birding with Me: Welcoming the Filipino Community
Vancouver Horror Nights
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
Whitecaps FC vs Kansas City
Presentation House Theatre: Where the Wild Things Are
Fall Home Show
Vancouver Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap
UBCP/ACTRA Supporting LGBTQIA2S+ and Questioning Youth
Vancouver Franchise Expo at Vancouver Convention Centre 
New West Cultural Crawl
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Studio 58: Cerulean Blue
Vancouver Improv Fest
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Vancouver Horror Nights

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Monday, October 18, 2021
Birding with Me: Welcoming the BIPOC Community
Walking in Two Worlds: Wab Kinew
Maria Stepanova in Conversation with Aislinn Hunter
One-to-One With Lisa Bird-Wilson and Katherena Vermette
Matrix: Lauren Groff in Conversation with John Freeman
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Home Truths with Jen Sookfong Lee and Lois Peterson
Word! With Sofia Fly, Janice Jo Lee, and Cassandra Myers
Plants to Make an Autumn Garden Pop
Pinatas and Pies: Pinata Workshop
On Animals: Susan Orlean in Conversation with Mark Medley
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Horror Nights
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Chefs in the House Fundraiser
Good Reads With Shashi Bhat, Jael Richardson, and Lisa Bird-Wilson
Farms to Forks Food Series
How to Spot an Alien Invader Series 
Dr. Suzanne Simard in Conversation with Shelagh Rogers
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Horror Nights
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Playland: Hallowed Eves
Salon Bonjour Business Fair
60 Years in Bloom
Laila Biali and Jodi Proznick at the Shadbolt
Heritage Lunch and Learn: Sun Tower
60 Years in Bloom, Fundraiser
The Great Bear: The Misewa Saga with David A. Robertson
Marvellous Stories for YA with Susin Nielsen and Peyton Thomas
Film Screening: Coco
Heaven, Breasts and Eggs: Mieko Kawakami in Conversation
Caribbean Masterpieces With Myriam Chancy and Cherie Jones
DanceHouse Presents: Rubberband at the Playhouse
🍺📖😂 The Emoji Lit Pub Quiz With Rob Taylor
Permanent Astonishment: Tomson Highway in Conversation
Vancouver Horror Nights
Friday, October 22, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Kimmortal at the Chan Centre
Low Waste is the New No Waste
Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium

Black Literature on the Prairies With Cheryl Foggo and Karina Vernon
Defying Stereotypes in Memoir With Ben Philippe and Ian Williams
DanceHouse Presents: Rubberband at the Playhouse
It’s Not Too Late: How We Can Still Fight the Climate Crisis
Vancouver Writers Festival: The Poetry Bash
Gallery Exhibition / Colour Theory: An Anti-Racism Art Exhibit
Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Horror Nights
Josephine at the Shadbolt Centre
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Arts Umbrella Splash 2021
Blues Brunch
Halloween Weekends at Britannia Mine Museum
Zappostrophe’ at The Fox Cabaret
Diwali @ Roundhouse Community Centre
Presentation House Theatre: Where the Wild Things Are
Slipper Soiree Slumber Party Fundraiser
DanceHouse Presents: Rubberband at the Playhouse
Hallows Eve Pop Up Theatre
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Hosted by the Geekenders
Hocus Pocus at the Rio
Vancouver Opera Costume & Prop Sale (at 1955 McLean Dr)
Unreconciled: Jesse Wente in Conversation with Tanya Talaga
The Lying Life of Adults: Ann Goldstein in Conversation with John Freeman
The Threads of Family and Resilience With Te-Ping Chen and Pik-Shuen Fung
BC Lions vs Winnipeg
Binge: Douglas Coupland in Conversation with Lisa Christiansen
Concert / The Post-Apocalypse Show
Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Vancouver Horror Nights
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
BEES! Feature Exhibition
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Hosted by the Geekenders
Halloween Weekends at Britannia Mine Museum
Vancouver Comic & Toy Show
Hallows Eve Pop Up Theatre
Animal: Lisa Taddeo in Conversation with Tara McGuire
Presentation House Theatre: Where the Wild Things Are
Vancouver Opera Costume & Prop Sale (at 1955 McLean Dr)
Danny Ramadan Presents: A Night of Storytelling
Queer Arts Festival: Piano Burning
Diwali Downtown Surrey : Digital Showcase
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Vancouver Horror Nights
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery

Monday, October 25, 2021
Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Horror Nights
An Invitation to Transform: Indigenous Women’s Health 
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Garden of Halloween Horror at Metropolis at Metrotown
Moonlight Graveyard Halloween at Tsawwassen Mills
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Flamenco, Tango and Wine in One Night
Lower Mount Pleasant: Immigrants, Industry and Institutions
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Hosted by the Geekenders
End of the Line Jam
Wildlife Weekends in Southern BC  (Online)
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Horror Nights
Talking Stick Festival
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Garden of Halloween Horror at Metropolis at Metrotown
Moonlight Graveyard Halloween at Tsawwassen Mills
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Chefs in the House Fundraiser
Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota
Virtual Town Hall / Colour Theory – An Anti-Racism Art Exhibit
Heart of the City Festival
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
20th Anniversary Talking Stick Gala Comes Full Circle
Vancouver Horror Nights
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Garden of Halloween Horror at Metropolis at Metrotown
Moonlight Graveyard Halloween at Tsawwassen Mills
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Alley Theatre #WhatNow
IndieFest: M’Girl
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Virtual Book Launch / Myriam Steinberg – Catalogue Baby
MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: NOSFERATU
Scaredy Cat Cabaret at the Shadbolt
Diwali Stories with Vancouver Public Library
Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments: Opening Reception
The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! Series Arno Kamolika
An Evening with the Paranormal Society
Heart of the City Festival
Farms to Forks Food Series
Spark Festival of Animation
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Horror Nights
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Garden of Halloween Horror at Metropolis at Metrotown
Moonlight Graveyard Halloween at Tsawwassen Mills
Friday, October 29, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
Alley Theatre #WhatNow
IndieFest: Walking at Night by Myself
Carol Rui: Nature in Watercolour
Beetlejuice at the Rio
Sal Ferreras “Latin Nights” with the VSO
Heart of the City Festival
Spark Festival of Animation
EASTSiDE WAREHOUSE RESURRECTiON ~ Haunted Comeback Party
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Vancouver Horror Nights
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Garden of Halloween Horror at Metropolis at Metrotown
Moonlight Graveyard Halloween at Tsawwassen Mills
Saturday, October 30, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala
Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
Heritage Halloween Haunted Train Station
Blues Brunch
Vancouver Blues Around Town: Steve Kozak Band
“Dia de Los Muertos” Tren al Sur-Los 4 Grandes Norteño B
The Get Down: A Beaumont Halloween Special
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Sal Ferreras “Latin Nights” with the VSO
Night Nature Walk for Kids/Families in Stanley Park (4pm)
Hallows Eve Pop Up Theatre
IndieFest: Did I Just Say That?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Featuring Geekenders Shadowcast
Halloween Weekends at Britannia Mine Museum
BC Lions vs Toronto
Heart of the City Festival
Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play
Spark Festival of Animation
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Alley Theatre #WhatNow
Vancouver Horror Nights
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Garden of Halloween Horror at Metropolis at Metrotown
Moonlight Graveyard Halloween at Tsawwassen Mills
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Sponsored by Miss604: Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village Museum
Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Tour
The Composer is Dead
Surrey Halloween – United Way Event
Halloween at Lonsdale Quay
Halloween at Central City, Craft Bag Event
Halloween Weekends at Britannia Mine Museum
Delicioso Mexico “Dia de Los Muertos” Day II
Playland: Hallowed Eves
Heart of the City Festival
Hallows Eve Pop Up Theatre
The Darlings: Live on Halloween
Spark Festival of Animation
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Alley Theatre #WhatNow
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
Vancouver Horror Nights
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Garden of Halloween Horror at Metropolis at Metrotown
Moonlight Graveyard Halloween at Tsawwassen Mills

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