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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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2015 Chutzpah! Festival

2015 Chutzpah! February 19 to March 15 Music-Dance-Theatre-Interdisciplinary Tickets: 604-257-5145 (pronounced: ho'ots-pä) Chutzpah! is the quality of impudence. The word derives from a Hebrew word meaning "impertinence." The modern English usage of the word has taken on a wider, positive meaning to express admiration for non-conformist but gutsy audaci... Visit Website

2015 Chutzpah! Festival presents BODYTRAFFIC

2015 Chutzpah! Festival presents BODYTRAFFIC Thursday, March 5 - Sunday, March 8, 2015 The Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre Israeli Hofesh Shechter is one of the UK's most exciting and talked-about choreographers, delivering intensely physical, breathtaking work that immediately connects with audiences and is renowned for the raw, vibrant edge found in his dance. This new work takes a da... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Sister Judy

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Saturday, March 21, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: Revue Stage
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SISTER JUDY A LOVE STORY By Shawn Macdonald   Premiere The world of Sister Judy, a popular university theology professor, is rocked when a brilliant new student challenges her notions of love and devotion. What is driving the student's relentless pursuit of the truth? As Judy unravels, so does the story of her past, revealing old wounds, and new fears. Thursday, February 26 - Saturd... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Mountaintop

"Breathtaking, hilarious, and heart-stopping" -The Independent Dr. Martin Luther King's last night on earth in a Memphis hotel is reimagined in this lively drama that looks both to the past and the present. The Mountaintop, inspired and inspiring like the subject himself, paints a portrait of the civil rights hero in 1968 as a venerable yet flawed, flesh-and-blood man. When a beautiful ... Visit Website

Canadian Ski Patrol's present Winter Extreme Vancouver

  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Friday, October 20, 2023 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific National Exhibition
  • Time: October 19th 9:00AM to 6:00PM; October 20th 10:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Location: North Forum Building
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The Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swaps were started over 30 years ago. It raises funds to provide volunteer first aid and rescue services to the public. A swap is an event to which vendors and public consign their equipment for sale. It is in turn sold to the public for a small commission. 100% of swap proceeds support local volunteer first aid and rescue services. Date&... 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

Cézanne and the Modern at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Cézanne and the Modern at the Vancouver Art Gallery With a shared affinity for stimulating the senses, Faubourg Paris and the Vancouver Art Gallery have partnered for the Cézanne and the Modern exhibit, open now until May 18, 2015. After enjoying a selection of authentic French delicacies at Faubourg Paris, customers can enjoy $3 off Vancouver Art Gallery admission by using code &quo... Visit Website

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - Sunday, March 08, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology
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Coastal First Nations Dance Festival The Dancers of Damelahamid and the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC present the 2015 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, taking place March 3 - 8, 2015 at MOA. (Signature Evening Performances 7:30pm on March 6 and 7)An annual celebration of Indigenous stories, songs, and dances, artists from Arizona, Alaska, Yukon, Washington, and throughout British Co... Visit Website


  • Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Thursday, March 05, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
  • Time: 10:00AM - 9:00PM
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COME SOAR OVER CHINA SEE BOTH FLIGHT OF THE DRAGON AND FLYOVER CANADA BACK-TO-BACK   FlyOver Canada is proud to bring back the popular flight ride experience “Flight of the Dragon” for a second season! After the success of the first season of Flight of the Dragon in 2014.   For a limited time, guests will get to experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-t... Visit Website

Contemporary Art Gallery Presents Jeremy Shaw - Medium-Based Time

Contemporary Art Gallery Presents Jeremy Shaw - Medium-Based Time This exhibition forms part of the Capture Photography Festival, running from April 2 to 29 The Contemporary Art Gallery presents Medium-Based Time by Berlin-based Canadian artist Jeremy Shaw, featuring a black and white 16mm film of transgender voguer Leiomy Maldonado, an HD video installation that reworks archival ethnographic fil... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents Ribcage: This Wide Passage

The startling true story of Esther Brandeau, a woman from Jewish French Basque country, who arrives in 18th Century Quebec City disguised as a Christian male labourer. She is outed on both counts and brought before the authorities upon arrival. Brandeau is said to be the first Jewish person to set foot in what is now known as Canada. In this beautifully poetic and moving multi-media performance, ... Visit Website

Gateway Theatre presents Miss Caledonia

  • Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Saturday, March 14, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Location: Gateway Theatre
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Gateway Theatre presents Miss Caledonia Lights. Camera. Farm Girl.  It's 1955 in rural Ontario and Peggy Ann Douglas is hitching her wagon to the pageant circuit in the hope it'll steer her to the bright lights of a Hollywood movie set. To tell the tale, Second City performer and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson plays multiple characters across time and space in this tour-d... Visit Website

Metro Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice

  • Saturday, February 14, 2015 - Saturday, March 07, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Metro Theatre
  • Location: Metro Theatre
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Pride and Prejudice adapted by Jon Jory  Saturday, February 14, 2015  - Saturday, March 7, 2015 A refreshingly fast-paced new adaptation of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy's intricate dance of misunderstanding and confusion. Jane Austin fans rejoice! Metro Theatre 1370 SW Marine Drive Vancouver BC For more information, please visit

Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Friday, October 30, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Venue: Off The Eaten Track
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Meet in Waterfront Station
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Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city's best culinary hidden gems. Let us show you five of the very best spots we guarantee you wouldn't ... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Cadre

Following last year's hit Mies Julie, we present another mesmerizing work from South Africa. Countries go through times of turmoil when in transition from one state of governing to a new order. They consist of many giant and individual struggles. But what happens when the future you meet is not the one that you were expecting? Cadre is one such South African story of dreams and change. For ticket... Visit Website

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents Piga Picha!

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents the North American premiere of Piga Picha!  Originally conceived and presented in Nairobi in 2009, the exhibition shines a light on the evolution of one century of West African portrait photography. Piga Picha! - which literally translates to "can you take a photograph?" - is a photographic portrayal of societal transformation in Kenya f... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents In Dialogue with Carr: Landon Mackenzie

Over the past three decades, Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie has produced an impressive body of large-scale painting that addresses mechanisms of perception and the way we situate ourselves in the world. This exhibition traces correlations between different bodies of her work and the paintings of Emily Carr, an artist who has been a touchstone for Mackenzie throughout her career. Sept... Visit Website

Vancouver Opera presents DIE FLEDERMAUS (The Bat)

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Sunday, March 08, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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In high society Vancouver - call it "Viennacouver" - every night is party night! Lighthearted, romantic, and wickedly funny, Die Fledermaus has the power to lift our spirits. Strauss's melody-filled music, especially his famous waltzes, is effervescent and intoxicating. Be prepared to laugh! Featuring soprano Joyce el-Khoury as Rosalinde, tenor Roger Honeywell as Gabriel von Eisenstein, ... Visit Website

Vancouver Police Museum presents Forensic Science Under the Microscope

Vancouver Police Museum presents Forensic Science Under the Microscope The Vancouver Police Museum invites you to step behind the police line and examine the art of forensic analysis during our 3rd annual Speaker Series: Under The Microscope. Thursday Feb 19th lecture: Ballistics 101 Guns, bullets and the marks they make, will walk audiences through all they need to know about guns and the sci... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Ultimate Improv Championships

UIC is Vancouver's most dangerous improv and pits two blood-thirsty teams of improvisers against each other in a non-stop timed challenge. At the end of each performance the audience votes who will be the Ultimate Improv Champion, with the winning team returning the following week to defend their title. “Ultimate Improvisers” are among the best-trained and well-conditioned athletes in... Visit Website

VanDusen Botanical Garden - Kids Are Free Promotion

VanDusen Botanical Garden - Kids Are Free Promotion Come explore VanDusen Botanical Garden! Kids are free for the month of March! Bring your kids 12 years and under to explore the 55 acres at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Find your way through the hedge maze, spot local wildlife, enjoy a family picnic, and discover over 7,000 different plants from around the world! Take advantage of up to two... 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