Marcy Playground
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Red Room
Feel like “Sex and Candy” this Halloween? Alternative rockers Marcy Playground were big in the late 90s, but they’re still around and on tour in support of their latest album, Leaving Wonderland. Tix: $22.50 on

Vampyr Weekend

When: Friday – Sunday
Where: Vancity Theatre
Eleven vampire flicks will be screened over the weekend. Film buffs can shell out $35 for a festival pass that will get you into seven showings. Featured movies include Let the Right One In and The Hunger, starring David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve.

Nightmare on Abbott Street

When: Saturday, 9 p.m.
Where: Lotus, Lick, Honey nightclubs
One ticket gets you into “three rooms of mayhem.” Promoters promise prizes for the best costumes and a DJ lineup that includes LongWalkShortDock, Andy Clockwork and DJ Trever.

Stanley Park Ghost Train
When: until Sunday, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Stanley Park
Make family night a ghoulish event with a ride on Stanley Park’s Ghost Train. Face painting, a shadow puppet theatre, haunted farmyard and Creatures of the Night Walks await those who dare to show up.

Wanna know what’s really scary?

When: Runs until Sunday
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
A 4D haunted lighthouse, a bug-eating station, a spooky scavenger hunt, and visits with bats and other creepy critters are all parts of this event. Come in costume and save 10 per cent at the café and gift shop on Oct. 31. Info: 604-659-3474.

Halloween Pet Parade and Trick Or Treating

When: Saturday
Where: Commercial Drive
Merchants along The Drive are inviting people to bring their pets and take part in a short and sweet parade route that is full of treats and prizes. Registration is free, donations to the B.C. SPCA are welcome.