When: Every night until Halloween
It’s time for a scream-inducing good time at the PNE’S Fright Nights. Tour Car-n-Evil or wander through the Haunted Mansion. The frights begin at 6 p.m., and passes are available at the gates or online. Tix: $33. Info: pne.ca/fright-nights.
International Writers Festival
When: Oct. 19 to Oct. 24
Where: Various Vancouver locations
If words are your thing, check out the 23rd Vancouver International Writers Festival. Enjoy an Intimate Evening With Yann Martel on Friday, or take in a True Fiction lecture on Saturday. Tix: Prices vary. Info: writersfest.bc.ca.
Thrill the World
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
If you’re feeling the urge to morph into a zombie, join the Thrill The World dance recreation. Practice begins at 1:30. Tix: $10 donation to Greater Vancouver Foodbank. Info: ttwvancouver.com.
West Coast Chocolate Festival
When: Oct. 14 to Oct. 31
Where: Various Lower Mainland locations
If you’re looking for something yummy to melt in your mouth, head to the West Coast Chocolate Festival. Take in Chocolate Yoga on Saturday, or Sunday’s High Chocolate Tea. Tix: Prices vary. Info: chocolatefestival.ca.
20th Apple Festival
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Apple juice; apple pies; apple cider; organic apples: it’s time for the 20th Annual Apple Festival. Tix: $2. Info: friendsofthegarden.ca.
A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (8-10)
Where: Surrey Arts Centre
Her sound and voice are unforgettable, and now you can experience her life during A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline: You’ll Fall To Pieces. Tix: $39. Info: 604-501-5566.