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The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Thursday, Oct. 11

Undated handout photo from the family-friendly Ghost Train in Stanley Park. Peter Hall, the Co-Artistic Director of Mortal Coil Performance Society, aims for creepy and macabre rather than frightening. For Denise Ryan story. [PNG Merlin Archive] See Notes / Direction / PNG

Looking for something to do in Metro Vancouver? Here are three suggestions for Thursday, Oct. 11.


VSO: A British Serenade

Class up your Thursday afternoon with A British Serenade, courtesy of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. At this special teatime event, (where tea and cookies are actually served in the lobby one hour before the concert), VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright will take on The Lark Ascending and the VSO will celebrate British classicists Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Gustav Holst.

Where: Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St., Vancouver
When: 2 p.m.
Cost: $28.50 and up


GroundUp feat. FLOW – A Tribute to Sade

Maybe the VSO’s not your thing. If it’s a sexier musical experience you’re after, check out GroundUP feat. FLOW on Thursday night at Guilt and Co., as the local supergroup performs a musical tribute to Sade, the smooth operator herself. The best way to listen to Sade is in a dimly-lit bar, and I think Guilt and Co. is the dimmest-lit bar in town. A great venue for what sounds like it’ll be a great show. Plus it’s pay-what-you-can.

Where: Guilt and Co., 1 Alexander St., Vancouver
When: 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Cost: Pay-what-you-can


Stanley Park Ghost Train: Jack O’Lantern’s Journey Through the Dark Forest

It’s October, otherwise known as Ghost Train month. On Thursday, the Stanley Park Ghost Train starts chugging, as Jack O’Lantern takes passengers on a journey through the dark forest. Join Jack as his lantern casts a light on floating druids, a 12-foot monster, creatures barely human, and even the devil himself. Plus there’s a haunted maze, a pumpkin patch, crafts, movies, food vendors, and all manner of things to make this a great night out for the whole family.

Where: Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Stanley Park, Vancouver
When: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $6 and up

See more events around Vancouver on our weekly calendar.

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