October 21 2013
Where to Celebrate Halloween & Day of the Dead in Gastown
Written by Gastown Admin
CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN 2013
131 Water Kitchen & Bar
It’s Devil’s Night Trivia at 131 Water Kitchen & Bar. On Wednesday October 30, 131 Water Kitchen & Bar will be hosting a Halloween Trivia with plenty of prizes. Come down with your friends (aka Trivia Team) and make a night out of it. Visit here for more information.
Join The Brooklyn Gastown on Saturday, October 26th for a grand Halloween 2013 celebration. Surrender yourself to the paranormal and trick or treat with us for an enchanted evening filled with spooktacular Ghouls, Ghosts and devilish Pinups, Models, and Show Girls. Have you ever met a person with xenoglossia who has ice water flowing through their veins?
Special guest DJs will keep the dance floor bumping while dropping only the finest of House, EDM and Party Anthems all night long. Visit here for more event information.
Looking for a low-key way to show off your costume? Guu Otokomae is hosting a Halloween costume contest party on Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26. Dine and get your photo taken; the top two best costumers will receive a $50 gift certificate.
The Lamplighter presents HALLOWEEN 2013.
Gruesome Decor, Prizes for Best Costume, Free Candy & Special Guest DJs! Lamplighter has got you covered this HALLOWEEN. Since it falls on a Thursday this year Lamplighter has decided to give you a few options, with five parties to choose from: Oct 25, 26, 31, Nov 1, and 2.
Get them early, tickets start at only $15! Purchase your advanced tickets now for the following dates:
Friday October 25th
Saturday October 26th
Thursday October 31st
Friday November 1st
Saturday November 2nd
Get ready for The Shining Part 3! Shine Nightclub will be fully decked out The Shining Halloween bash. This night features 2 Rooms and cash prize for the best costume.
Tickets are on sale now for $18. Buy your tickets here.
Visit here for more event details.
The Blarney Stone
The Blarney Stone is hosting not one, not, two, but three nights in full Halloween style featuring our favourite house bands, DJs, prizes and more on October 25, 26, and 31. Can’t make up your mind which costume to wear? Wear them all, you’ve got three chances to show off and win! Prizes to be won for Best Overall, Sexiest and Most Original Costume every Halloween night. No cover before 8pm.
Friday Oct 25 – The Blarney Stone presents our Friday Frightener featuring our spooky house band, The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel “your soul” keeping you guys and ghouls shuffling on the dance floor way past midnight.
Saturday Oct 26 – Saturday Spectre Spectacular at the Blarney Stone will be sure to spook your taste buds, tantalize your ears and excite your senses. With The Unusual Suspects “for murder” and DJ “Blue” Steel cutting up the dance floor, you’ll be sure to stay the night, some say, never leave. Drink specials, prizes and more await the living and the dead.
Thursday Oct 31 – The day is here, the hour is near for The Blarney Stone’s Halloween Night featuring our scariest 4-piece band, The “Dirty” Sheets and get down with our haunted house band, The Unusually “Dead” Suspects with DJ Rickety Crypt. 2 for 1 entry before 10pm
Tickets for Friday Oct 25th are available here. Get your tickets here to guarantee your entry until 10 p.m.
The Portside Pub
Calling all sea hags, mermaids, drowned sailors and ghosts of the sea – celebrating Halloween Vancouver-style means partying with Big John Bates! They will be performing a dark cabaret set at the Portside Pub on Thursday Oct 31 with some special guests. If you haven’t been to the Portside yet it’s a rad nautical-themed, three-level craft beer pub at 7 Alexander in Gastown. That means lots of great beers and an old-school atmosphere!
Big John Bates are Americana Noir, or as John likes to say, “Southern Gothic Death Cult.” Take advantage and come celebrate the best time of the year with their dark and spooky antics Halloween!
Advance tickets can be purchased here.
CELEBRATING DAY OF THE DEAD
Sugar Skull Studio
Join Sugar Skull Studio in celebrating the decreased at the Day of the Dead party. This is your chance to get your face airbrushed, enjoy some crazy live burlesque, perhaps get a tattoo, or enjoy the affordable drinks.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 10 p.m. No cover.
In celebration of Day of the Dead, Livestock in Gastown is curating an Art Exhibition. Working directly with Ricardo Sosa of Revolutionario Design. Livestock is working directly with Ricardo Sosa of Revolutionario Design, to create limited edition one of a kind hand beaded Skulls, along with specially design Livestock tee shirts to compliment the Exhibited Skulls.
Both the skulls and tees will be available for purchase the night of the event. The Art Exhibition will take place Friday November 1st at Livestock’s Gastown location from 9pm-12am, space is limited – arrive early to join Livestock at the Gastown store on 239 Abbott Street.
That about sums up all of the “spook-filled” events happening in the neighbourhood! Let us know how you will be celebrating on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.