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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.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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Arts Club Theatre Company presents Disgraced

Experience the resounding impact of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play and Canadian premiere. Amir Kapoor is a rising star in his law firm, set to make partner, who lives comfortably with his artist wife, Emily. He's a Pakistani-American, born Muslim, who has since effectively shed his roots and religion. One evening, the couple host a dinner for Amir's African-American co-worker and her Jewish... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Waiting Room

A moving story about family, healing, and hope, The Waiting Room is the highly anticipated collaboration between Spirit of the West's John Mann and acclaimed Canadian playwright Morris Panych. Drawn from Mann's own experience and his solo album of the same name, this musical follows "J" as he navigates life before and after diagnosis. It's a story told with grace, honesty, and a sharp s... Visit Website

BC Place Tours – All Access Experience

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Venue: BC Place
  • Time: 11:00a.m., 1:00p.m., 3:00p.m.
  • Location: BC Sports Hall of Fame
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The BC Sports Hall of Fame is proud to present our new All Access Experience providing an enhanced visit to the Hall of Fame including an exclusive behind the scenes tour of BC Place! The All Access Experience hits all the stadium highlights: The Media lounge The Premium Suite areas The team locker rooms (when available) and Access onto the field providing visitors with an amazing viewpoint of BC... 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

Forbidden Vancouver presents: Lost Souls of Gastown at Halloween

  • Thursday, October 01, 2015 - Saturday, October 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (start times vary by date)
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It’s a dark, foggy night in Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood. Lamplight swirls in the mist, shrouding Gastown in mystery. It’s All Hallows’ Eve and the lost souls are loose. Forbidden Vancouver’s popular Halloween tour The Lost Souls of Gastown is back for its fourth year running—ready to share the terror of the city’s very dark, very real history. It&rsq... Visit Website

Fright Nights at Playland

Fright Nights at Playland Western Canada’s Scariest Haunt It’s our favourite time of fear. Fright Nights possesses Playland from October 9th to November 1st and features 7 haunted houses, 15 rides and The Monsters of Schlock, and Radiant Heat shows. CANADA’S MOST EXTREME PENDULUM RIDE, THE BEAST, IS FREE WITH ADMISSION! Continue screaming with terror on Playland’s... Visit Website

Gateway Theatre presents For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again

  • Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Location: Gateway Theatre
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Gateway Theatre presents For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again MOTHER KNOWS BEST. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. Have you ever accidentally insulted your mother's cooking? That didn't go well, did it? In this funny, nostalgic and bittersweet comedy, acclaimed Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay pays homage to his mother, a remarkable and larger-than-life woman. The Narrator (Kevin Loring) flashes b... Visit Website

Music on Main presents A Month of Tuesdays: Red Chamber & Gord Grdina

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: The Fox Cabaret
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Music on Main presents A Month of Tuesdays: Red Chamber & Gord Grdina  Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 8:00PM Bar opens at 7:00PM The Fox Cabaret 2321 Main Street   Ancient instruments, brand-new sounds. This electrifying performance takes place at the intersection of Chinese music, Arabic sounds, and jazz, together on one stage for a single thrilling evening. Presented with Red... Visit Website

NORTHERN SWELL: A Cold Water Surf Photography Exhibit

  • Friday, October 02, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 7:00PM - 12:00AM
  • Location: Shaper Studios
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NORTHERN SWELL Surf the Greats, in partnership with Shaper Studios, present NORTHERN SWELL: A Cold Water Surf Photography Exhibit. The event will take place at Shaper Studios Vancouver from October 2nd to October 18th, 2015. Join us for the opening party on Friday, October 2 from 7:00PM to 12PM. Exhibit Run: October 2 - 18, 2015 Opening Party: Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM Shap... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents Smoke on the Mountain

  • Friday, October 09, 2015 - Sunday, November 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN October 9 - November 1, 2015 book by Connie Wray, conceived by Alan Bailey, musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick In an attempt to bring his backwater congregation into modern times - it is 1938, after all - Pastor Ogelthorpe stages a gospel sing-along, inviting the Sanders Family Singers to bring their new bluegrass sound. A hilarious musical full of son... Visit Website

Stanley Park Ghost Train

  • Friday, October 09, 2015 - Sunday, November 01, 2015
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Stanley Park
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Stanley Park Ghost Train Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes our riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, themed by Halloween and other creepy tales. Back from the graveyards of yesteryear comes the most gripping, exciting, and spine-tingling creatures ever to haunt the Stanley Park Train!  Witness Dracula, Frankenstein, the Phantom of the Opera, and more, ... Visit Website

Studio 58/Langara College presents Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

  • Thursday, October 01, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Studio 58/Langara College
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Studio 58/Langara College presents Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet October 1 - 18, 2015 In association with The Chop Theatre Directed by Anita Rochon Set and Prop Design by Pam Johnson Costume design by Jessica Bayntun Lighting Design by Jonathan Ryder Sound Design by Nancy Tam Choreography by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg --- In this version of Shakespeare's classic, created for the anniversary... Visit Website

Vancouver Foodie Tours presents World’s Best Food Truck Tour

  • Monday, June 01, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Time: 10:45 am
  • Location: Burrard St. @ Smithe St, beside Japadog Food Cart
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5 courses, 7 tastings, 9 stories, 2 hours of tantalizing fun. Gourmet hot dogs that'll have you panting and drooling for more. Canada Top Chef's favorite Vancouver food cart, achingly fresh seafood plucked from our waters, and chocolate chili cookies are just some of the things that will go down on this tour. Get ready to experience Vancouver street food like never before. All tastings included.... 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