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The Weekend Briefing (October 13)

October is known as the month of ghouls and ghosts, the month of harvests and, more recently, the month of takin it to the Man in protest-chic outfits like pink polka dots, bras and spoons. So this weekend, contribute to October’s legacy as the most random month of the year by getting your fright-on, drinking the flavours of the year’s harvest and starting an occupation.

Fright Nights at Playland

This Friday begins two weeks of Playland’s famous Fright Nights. Swing 70km/hr in the dark at 200 ft in the air on ATMOSFEAR, take a ride on the rickety coaster or stroll through one of five haunted houses, all the while scaring the ladies away with your homemade Avatar costume.

Fright Night runs nightly from 6 pm ‘til late and passes cost $30 on weekends, and $25 on weekdays, if you buy online.

Oktoberfest & Harvestfest – 2 Events, 1 Day

This Saturday CAMRA Vancouver and Malone’s Urban Drinkery present Oktoberfest & Harvestfest at Malone’s on Pender. The main room features Oktoberfest tunes, yodelling contests and prizes for best costume, while the lounge hall is focused on the flavours of the changing season, such as fresh hops, earthy, seasonals and full-flavoured ales.

Casks and kegs will be flowing in both rooms with food pairings, such as pretzels, schnitzel and slow cooked pork loin, to accompany beer styles. Yes, it’s true, some people choose their beer based on culinary considerations beyond which flavour of chicken wing they ordered. Tickets cost $25 but include a 6oz tasting glass (yours to keep) & 3 bonus tokens upon entry. Each additional token will be $1.

Tickets and full deets here.

Occupy Vancouver

Everyone knows the ladies dig a guy with passion, especially true of the Femmes de la Resistance who will be at the Occupy Vancouver protest this Saturday starting at the Art Gallery. That means you have just two days to find a worthwhile cause (and a corresponding cause related T-Shirt) ; but lucky for you there is a lot of injustice to select from: inequality, corporate malfeasance, a man’s right to choose (how he wants to take a pee).

Visit Occupy Vancouver’s website to get all the info you need to make the most causeworthy t-shirt.


Just feel like sitting back and getting crunked? Well here be some options to get you started.

Benny’s Bagels: $3.15 Okanagan Springs
Elwood’s: $3.99 Sleeman’s
G Sports Bar: $3.50 Jaggermeister

HUB Restaurant: $4.25 Okanagan Pale Ales
The Winking Judge: $5.50 Tequila Shots

The Charles Bar: $3.99 Caesars
Alpha Sushi: $14 sapporo pitchers
Coppertank (Main Street): Pizza and a Pint for $12