A-booo!-t the town: Halloween’s top 5 events

Pumpkins, witches, black cats, and most importantly – candy. Yep, you got it: it’s that time of year again.

Halloween is just around the corner, and the big question on everyone’s minds is what to do for this year’s holiday. Luckily, The Link has compiled a list of the coolest, most happening Halloween events in Vancouver.

Kanye’s Post-Engagement Concert

If you’d like to do something on October 31 that is not related to Halloween, and you are a Kanye West fan, then head on down to Rogers Arena.

Kanye made headlines for cancelling his October 21 show at the last minute, reportedly to propose to his now-fiancée, Kim Kardashian (check out the vid).

If you are a fan who doesn’t mind the pricey Rogers Arena tickets, it’s a good time to search Craigslist for bargain seats. Fingers crossed that he’ll actually show up this time.

Halloween Costume Ball at Science World

Photo courtesy of Stock Xchng

Photo courtesy of Stock Xchng

Want to get fancied up this Halloween? Well, if you’re in the mood for a costume ball, then head on down to the TELUS World of Science on October 26. This party (sorry, I meant to say ball) starts at 9PM, and will feature two separate dance floors, eight DJs and performers, and five fully licensed bars. The venue has over a thousand-person capacity, so expect a good party. Regular tickets are $65 and VIP tickets are $80. 19+

Langley Grave Tales Tour

Ok, so this one is a bit of a drive, but it’s worth it.  This nighttime walking tour takes you through historic Fort Langley, where you’ll learn many dark and unsavoury facts about this picturesque heritage site. The Grave Tales Tour runs in the evenings from October 12 to October 30. Tickets are $15.10. 17+

One Night Stab at the Rio

For one night only you can head down to the famed Rio Theatre on Broadway to witness the world premiere of One Night Stab, an original hour-long horror comedy special. The evening will feature live performances and comedy acts that will continue into the early morning hours. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 19+

Fright Nights at the PNE

Fright Nights is an annual Halloween tradition in Vancouver. From October 11 to November 2 , the PNE’s Playland offers up a fright fest of haunted houses and rides that are not for the faint of heart.  Come on down and get the you-know-what scared out of you! Ticket prices range between $25 and $35. 12+

Happy Halloween!