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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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Art! Vancouver

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Art! Vancouver
  • Time: Various times
  • Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
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Art! Vancouver May 2015 "Art! Vancouver is the only art exhibition of its kind hosted in the Westcoast Wonderland of Vancouver, BC, Canada taking place on May 21st through May 24th 2015.    Join us for four exciting days in the picturesque landscape of seaside Vancouver Convention Centre East Building to participate, appreciate and adore as both local and international ar... Visit Website

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

Cirque du Soleil's VAREKAI

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Pacific Coliseum
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Recognized the world over for high-quality artistic entertainment, Cirque du Soleil has brought its unique combination of dance, acrobatics, art, and music to more than 100 million spectators. Join the ranks of mesmerized showgoers when the show hits Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. You'll flip out for every flip in Varekai, the beloved creation from this talented troupe telling the story of an extr... Visit Website

ERATO Ensemble presents 21st Century Shakespeare: The Bard Reborn

  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • Location: Orpheum Annex
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ERATO Ensemble presents 21st Century Shakespeare: The Bard Reborn  Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm Pre-show talk with Mia and Donald at 7:30 Orpheum Annex 823 Seymour Street Contemporary musical settings of Shakespeare's immortal words: Christopher Berg: Fear No More the Heat O' the Sun Eugene Castillo: 2 Soliloquies from Love's Labours Lost Sondra Clark: That Time of Year Scott Gen... Visit Website

Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour

  • Saturday, April 04, 2015 - Saturday, June 27, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Forbidden Vancouver
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral
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Experience Vancouver's dirty history In 1917, Prohibition hit Vancouver harder than a slug of bathtub gin, knocking the city to its knees. Saloon doors swung closed for good, forcing law-abiding citizens into an underground world of bootlegged spirits and illicit activity. These ain't the kinda stories you'll hear on tour buses, nor the kind you'll read in guide books. Throw yourself at the mercy... 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

Pastel Artists Canada 2015 Juried Exhibition

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Tu-Fr 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Sa-Su 10:00AM-1:00PM; 1:30-4:00PMGallery open times
  • Location: Federation Gallery
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Pastel Artists Canada 2015 Juried Exhibition The Pastel Artists Canada invite you to explore the versatility and vibrancy of pastel painting at our 2015 juried exhibition at Federation Gallery, Granville Island May 12-24. On May 14, join us for a demo by juror Andrew McDermott from 3:00-5:00PM, then stay for the opening reception and awards ceremony from 6:00-8:00PM. Free admission. Visit or phon... Visit Website

Richmond Night Market 2015

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: RIchmond Night Market
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Richmond Night Market 2015 The market provides Metro Vancouverites with a North American take on the massive street markets found in Asian cities featuring merchandise booths,food vendors serving Asian street food and desserts and diverse family-friendly entertainment. The night market has become an annual tradition and one of the flagship spring/summertime events of the region. May 15, 2015 ... Visit Website

Surrey International Chilren's Festival

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Saturday, May 23, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Thursday 9:15-2:00, Friday 9:15-2:00, Saturday 10:45-5:35
  • Location: Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park
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Festival dates and times May 21 to 23, 2015 Thursday and Friday: 9:00am to 2:30pm Saturday: 10:30am to 7:30pm Location Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park 13750 - 88 Avenue (King George Boulevard / 88 Avenue)   Ticket information See the ticket information to learn prices for school groups and regular sales. Festival mandate The annual Surrey International Children's Fest... Visit Website


  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • Venue: Granville Island Stage
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Location: Granville Island Stage
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TEDxStanleyPark Saturday May 23, 2015  10:00am - 6:00pm Granville Island Stage 1585 Johnston Street,Granville Island Single Tickets $107 Packages of 3 or more $97   PRESENTERS Ujjal Dosanjh - Of ghettos and panderers Brad Gorski - The risks of distracted driving Daphne Bramham - We are citizens first David Knapp-Fisher - Discipline or Regret - A Father's Decision G... Visit Website

The Cultch Presents Caws & Effect Part of the rEvolver Theatre Festival

The Cultch Presents Caws & Effect part of the rEvolver Theatre Festival Crows are re-dreaming the world. Is the future all it’s cracked up to be? Mind of a Snail’s large scale shadow theatre production is an exploration of survival and extinction from a bird’s eye view. Funny, beautiful and unique, with handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original music... Visit Website

The VSO preents renowed Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska

The VSO presents renowned Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska   Respected the world over for her exquisite playing, Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for over thirty years with her lyrical sound, her sterling musicianship, and her profound sense of musical integrity. Blending her vast experience with her natural approach, “Fialkowska has become an artist of ra... Visit Website

Vancouver Heritage Foundation's Walking Tours of Historic Neighbourhoods and Architectural Styles

Walking Tours of Historic Neighbourhoods and Architectural Styles Vancouver Heritage Foundation Location - various within Vancouver Select Fridays at 10am and Select Saturdays at 12pm May 8th through October 17th Vancouver Heritage Foundation invites you to join one of our experienced guides for a walk through Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods and unique architecture. Civic Historian John ... Visit Website

Vancouver TheareSports Leauge presents Throne and Games

Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   Vancouver TheareSports League presents Throne and Games Throne and Games is an elimination comedic improv format inspired by HBO's wildly successful Game of Thrones and the book series it is based on, George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. The Iron Throne of Games sits empty. Three improv families descend ... 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

Yuk Yuk's Vancouver presents: Ron Funches

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • Location: Yuk Yuk's Vancouver
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  Ron Funches - Feature Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. Thursday May 21, 2015 @ 8:00PM Friday May 22, ... Visit Website