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From the Polar Bear Swim on January 1 to the Festival of Lights in late December, festivals and other exciting events are happening all the time in Vancouver.

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Arts Club Theatre Company presents In the Heights

IN THE HEIGHTS The Musical about Home, Family, and Finding Where You Belong   Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes   "A singular new sensation" -The New York Times   Set in New York City's vibrant and tough Washington Heights neighbourhood, this electrifying Tony Award-winning musical tells the universal story of finding ... Visit Website

cesna?em, the city before the city

  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology, Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre, Museum of Vancouver
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cesna?em, the city before the city Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) partner on a transformative journey to explore an ancient landscape and living culture that can be found right underneath Vancouver's nose. c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, opening on January 25, 2015, is a series of three unified exhibitions that connect Vancouverit... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre & Native Earth Performing Arts present God and the Indian

"Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. There are no shortcuts." - Justice Murray Sinclair (Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission) A chance encounter between Johnny, a Cree woman who grew up in a residential school, and a priest who once taught her brings up old wounds. Wanting to hear the truth from him, she follows Anglican Assistant Bishop ... Visit Website

Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Monday, October 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology
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Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents an extraordinary collection of Portuguese popular art — the largest of its kind in North America. It includes an eclectic mix of graffiti and mural paintings, puppets, figurines, carnival masks, and more. Displays reflect the national identity, history, and creativity of Portuga... Visit Website

PC Financial Open

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Point Grey Golf & Country Club
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The 2015 PC Financial Open will take place from May 25th to May 31st at the prestigious Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. This event will kick-off the PGA TOUR Canada season, bringing professional golf back again to one of Canada's greatest sporting cities. PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer. The leading five money wi... Visit Website

Unique Lives: Shirley MacLaine

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Tuesday, May 26, 2015
  • Venue: Orpheum Theatre
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • Location: Orpheum Theatre
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Let's Talk Entertainment presents Unique Lives and Experiences North America's foremost women's lecture series Normal 0 false false false EN-CA ZH-CN X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival 2015

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Granville Island
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May 25 - May 31, 2015 Granville Island, Vancouver BC  When the Vancouver International Children’s Festival arrives, Granville Island comes to life! With four fantastic indoor theatre venues, a big-top tent and a bustling arts activity village, our while Festival site becomes your family’s playground! From toddlers to tweens, we have shows and activities for everyone... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Les Parfaits Inconnus

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Granville Island Stage
  • Location: Granville Island Stage
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May 25 - 31, 2015 Genre:  Circus Age Group: all ages Venue: Granville Island Stage Duration: 60 minutes BOOK ONLINE Is it a rock concert? Is it a clown show? Is it a circus? No, it's all three! This off-the-wall circus troupe features jugglers, acrobats, and musicians, who together weave daring circus acts, live music, theatre, and comedy into a playful extravaganza. Come on a creative... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Waterfront Theatre
  • Location: Waterfront Theatre
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May 25 - 31, 2015 Genre:  Puppetry, Theatre Age Group: Ages 5 and up Venue: Waterfront Theatre Duration: 60 minutes BOOK ONLINE Get ready to fall in love with this most adorable mouse! Join Manxmouse on an exciting adventure where he meets tigers, hawks and dastardly pet-shop owners. This timeless tale of kindness, friendship, and bravery against all odds will capture the hearts of its... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Me on the Map

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Waterfront Theatre
  • Location: Carousel Studio
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May 25 - 31, 2015 Genre: Theatre, Multi-media, Interactive Age Group: Ages 5 and up Venue: Carousel Studio Duration: 50 minutes BOOK ONLINE Don't miss the city's first kid-co-created multi-media installation performance! This participatory theatre show for kids is all about civic engagement and collective, ethical decision-making. Audience members get in on the act by supplying ideas in adv... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Michel Lauzière

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Granville Island Stage
  • Location: Granville Island Stage
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May 25 - 30, 2015 Genre:  Comedy, Music Age Group: all ages Venue: Granville Island Stage Duration: 50 minutes BOOK ONLINE Get ready to be amazed and howl with laughter! Michel Lauzière is a true original - an inventor, acrobat, comedian and musician all rolled into one. He has dazzled audiences around the world with his on-stage exploits, including playing classical music with ... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Anne Glover's World of Story & String

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, May 28, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: The Revue Stage
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May 26 - 28, 2015 Genre:  Storytelling Age Group: ages 4 and up Venue: The Revue Stage Duration: 45 minutes BOOK ONLINE Anne has wowed audiences from Tokyo to Honolulu with her engrossing, irresistible, magical and comic stories. A polished, engaging entertainer with a humourous wisdom and infectious enthusiasm, Anne creates mind-bending string figures that magically appear out of... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Big Bad

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: The Revue Stage
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May 26 - 31, 2015 Genre:  Theatre, Interactive Age Group: ages 5 and up Venue: The Revue Stage Duration: 60 minutes BOOK ONLINE Students, teachers, and parents alike will thoroughly enjoy this multi-sensory, multimedia production devised by Boca Del Lupo's Sherry J Yoon + Jay Dodge. Drawn from conversations with children in Vancouver classrooms and the classic fairytale, Little Re... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Bon Débarras

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Performance Works
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May 26 - 29, 2015 Genre:  Music Age Group: All ages Venue: Performance Works Duration: 45 minutes BOOK ONLINE Prepare to move! Reinventing traditional French-Canadian folk music, this versatile trio's infectious beat gets kids tapping their toes and stomping their feet. On their guitars, banjos, mandolins, accordions, washboards and harmonicas, these multi-instrumentalists play music f... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: I Think I Can

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Anderson Street Space
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May 26 - 31, 2015 Genre: Installation, Puppetry, Interactive Story Building Age Group: ages 4 and up Venue: Anderson Street Space Duration: 30 to 40 minutes BOOK ONLINE This unique show allows small groups to collaboratively develop the story of a character in a miniature railway town, working with a puppeteer to bring the story to life. Each character's story contributes to the larger coll... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Potato Needs A Bath

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Studio 1398
  • Location: Studio 1398
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May 26 - 31, 2015 Genre: Puppetry, Theatre Age Group: ages 3 to 5 Venue: Studio 1398 Duration: 35 minutes BOOK ONLINE No Latecomers There's going to be a party, and Potato isn't ready because he's all muddy again! Onion is practicing his guitar, Aubergine is wearing her new necklace, and Peach is bouncing on the bed with excitement. What a dilemma! This whimsical puppet show features a ch... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: There's A Whale In That Puddle

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Waterfront Theatre
  • Location: Waterfront Theatre
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May 26 - 30, 2015 Genre: Storytelling Age Group: Ages 4 to 10 Venue: Waterfront Theatre Duration: 45 minutes BOOK ONLINE We are thrilled to present Inuit poet, storyteller and throat singer Taqralik Partridge, who brings lively stories and tales from Canada's north to this year's Festival stage. Weaving real-life stories, rhyme, words, imagery and her evocative Inuit throat singing, she'll... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Will Stroet & The Backyard Band

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Performance Works
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May 26 - 31, 2015 Genre:  Music Age Group: ages 2 to 9 Venue: Performance Works Duration: 45 minutes BOOK ONLINE Get ready to boogie! The award-winning entertainer and star of ‘Will's Jams' on Kids' CBC has a high-energy musical show with fun actions and sing-a-long choruses. Kids will be cheering for libraries, loving their bikes and rallying for vegetables - all while they're o... Visit Website

Western Waters: The Royal Canadian Navy On Our Coast

Western Waters: The Royal Canadian Navy On Our Coast The Vancouver Maritime Museum invites you to explore the Royal Canadian Navy, from its inception in 1910 to today. Western Waters: The Royal Canadian Navy On Our Coast is a journey through the individual stories, strategic operations and accomplishments of our local RCN during the wars of the 20th century. Thrusday, November 27, 2014 - Spr... Visit Website