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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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A Tradition of Beauty: The Southern Italian Coast

A Tradition of Beauty: The Southern Italian Coast From the 15th to the 18th centuries, land ownership in Southern Italy was widely disputed. During that time, Naples, the seat of the South, being ruled by Spain, flourished; evidenced by the emergence of a school of painting influenced by Caravaggio. The political and cultural identification of the South varied widely to that which was expresse... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Godspell

GODSPELL The Exhilarating Musical by the Award-Winning Composer of Wicked   Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by John-Michael Tebelak   "Joyously noisy romp that goes off like an extra-long string of firecrackers" -The Wall Street Journal   Raise your spirits with this timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love. Stephen Schwartz's exuberant pop mus... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Les Misérables

LES MISERABLES  The Musical Phenomenon Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Original lyrics by Alain Boublil Based on the novel by Victor Hugo "This show has it all: gorgeous songs, a moving historical plot, and epic sets and costumes" -The Georgia Straight Come hear the people sing in this epic saga of love and redemption. The spectacular musical that has swept the world f... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
  • Time: Various Times
  • Location: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - Vanier Park
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Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear Shakespeare's magnificent tragedy tells the story of an aging king who divides his kingdom between two daughters but leaves out the third, failing to understand that she loves him most of all. His mistake triggers a chain of lies and betrayal - and dooms him to madness. June 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015  Vanier Park 1695 Whyte Avenue Vancouver, BC ... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost

Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost It's the Jazz Age, the music is live and the party is in full swing. But a rum-running kingpin and his pals have chosen to turn their backs on liquor and the ladies to follow a simpler, scholarly life. Will their plan hold fast against the temptations of three winsome and witty women? This adaptation of the play is set in 1920s Chicago and is high... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents Shakespeare's Rebel by C.C. Humphreys

Bard on the Beach Presents Shakespeare's Rebel by C.C. Humphreys Master swordsman John Lawley just wants to be a good father, win back his true love and arrange the fights for William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. But when he gets caught up in a deadly royal power play, he can’t escape the fight of his life. And he may be the only man who can save England… July 02 , 2015 - S... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach presents The Comedy of Errors

Double trouble has never been more delightful! Two sets of long-lost twins meet up unexpectedly, creating hilarious confusion for their friends, loved ones - and most of all themselves. June 4, 2015 - September 26, 2014  Vanier Park 1695 Whyte Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 5C3  Tickets: Various prices. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit: www.bardonthebea... 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

Davie Street Block Party

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 - Saturday, August 01, 2015
  • Venue: Vancouver Pride Society
  • Time: Friday August 31, 2015 @ 6:00PM, Saturday August 1, 2015 @ 12:00AM
  • Location: Vancouver Pride Society
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Davie Street BLOCK PARTY Take back the streets for Pride Weekend in the heart of the Davie Street Village between Burrard and Jervis! This year we’re exploding the beer garden, with the party spilling out from the Community Stage at Davie Street’s historic Rainbow Crosswalk at Bute Street, where you can pound the pavement to some of the city’s hottest talent and witness the an... Visit Website

Ensemble Theatre Company presents Frost/Nixon

FROST/NIXON July 17 - August 7, 2015 Previews July 8 - 14 Pride goeth before destruction. Set in 1977, Frost/Nixon is a riveting portrayal of British talk show host David Frost's groundbreaking interviews with disgraced former US president Richard Nixon. A study in contradictions, Nixon was a consummate and brilliant politician whose mercurial rise to power was followed by a highly public ... Visit Website

Ensemble Theatre Company presents The Children's Hour

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR July 16 - August 6, 2015 Previews July7 - 13 Thou shall not bear false witness. Revolving around a scandal at a girls' boarding school, Lillian Hellman's 1934 breakout hit play The Children's Hour is a heart-wrenching cautionary tale. Karen and Martha run a private girls' school in a converted farmhouse in New England. When a young student spreads a fabricated story, ... Visit Website

Ensemble Theatre Company presents tis Pity She's a Whore

'Tis Pity She's A Whore July 18 - August 8, 2015 Previews July 6 - 15 Cursed is he who lies with his sister. At its heart, ‘Tis Pity She's A Whore is a complex tragedy brimming with passion, deception, intrigue and revenge. John Ford's most famous drama is re-imagined in 1930's Italy-a dark and unnerving story of moral corruption within a mafia family. Condemned by critics over the y... Visit Website

Free Walking Tours of Historic West Hastings Street

  • Friday, July 03, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Time: Friday, July 3,10,17,24 & 31, 2015 - 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • Location: Lot 19, the parkette at the foot of Hornby St. at W. Hastings St.
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FREE WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC WEST HASTINGS STREET Join a free 45-minute lunch time tour of West Hastings Street with guide, Samuel Mickelson. Using newly installed Places That Matter plaques as markers, you will learn about historic trends such as global trade, immigration and the transformation from wealthy residential area to financial centre, along with modern questions about growth, developm... Visit Website

Harmony Arts Festival

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 - Sunday, August 09, 2015
  • Time: Various times throughout the 10 day festival (August 1-10, 2014)
  • Location: West Vancouver's waterfront
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The Harmony Arts Festival presented by Odlum Brown Limited July 31 - August 9, 2015 For more than two decades the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver has been one of the North Shore's best loved community events. The Festival draws crowds from all over the Lower Mainland to celebrate a harmonious balance of visual, culinary, and performing arts on the spectacular West Vancouver waterfront... 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

Lost Souls of Gastown

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: Cathedral Square, across from Holy Rosary Cathedral at the intersection of Dunsmuir and Richards streets
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Lost Souls of Gastown Venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute gothic theatre experience. Step back in time to a violent frontier town of hustlers, thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. Meet Vancouver’s first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school. Catch the horror-filled tale of a long-forgotten plague t... Visit Website

Music at the Cannery

Music at the Cannery The Cannery's outdoor summer evening concert series returns every Friday night to the Cannery in Steveston at 6:30pm. Every week will feature a different musical act, catering to a wide range of musical tastes, from blues, jazz, folk and much more! Fridays @ 6:30PM July 3, 2015 - August 28, 2015 Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 4th Avenue Richmond, BC Admission by donati... Visit Website

New Exhibition: Mungo Thomson 'Time, People, Money, Crickets'

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Time: Noon-6:00PM
  • Location: Contemporary Art Gallery
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New Exhibition:  Mungo Thomson  'Time, People, Money, Crickets' New Exhibition Mungo Thomson 'Time, People, Money, Crickets' July 10 to August 30, 2015 B.C. Binning, Alvin Balkind Galleries and gallery façade Opening: Friday, July 10, 7-10pm Live Performance Mungo Thomson – 'Cricket Solos for Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion, and Violin' Presented in partnership with Vancouv... Visit Website

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

Prohibition City

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: Cathedral Square, across from Holy Rosary Cathedral at the intersection of Dunsmuir and Richards streets
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Prohibition City Tour 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 illicit world of bootlegged spirits and mob-run drinking dens. Prohibition City is a 90 minute walking tour where you discover the secrets of Vancouver’s Prohibition-era past. Hear the true tale... Visit Website

Queer Arts Festival presents Sister Mary’s a Dyke?!

Sister Mary's a Dyke?!  July 21 - August 2, 2015 @7:30pm Roundhouse Exhibition Hall 181 Roundhouse Mews  Sister Mary's a Dyke?! is a new play by Toronto-based playwright Flerida Peña. It follows Abby, a Catholic school girl who discovers that not everything is at it seems at Crown of Thorns Academy. After falling in love for the first time, Abby is sent on a thrilling miss... Visit Website

Richmond Night Market 2015

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00PM-11PM
  • 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

Shipyards Night Market

  • Friday, May 01, 2015 - Friday, September 25, 2015
  • Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Location: Shipbuilders' Square
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Stop by Shipbuilders' Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday Nights for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On the Shipbuilders' Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. The Friday Night Market also includes a Beer Garden, with local beer, organic Betty's Vodka Iced Tea, and ... Visit Website

Sustainable Summer Salmon BBQ

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Time: 11:30AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Aquarium
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Sustainable Summer Salmon BBQ Join us for a lunchtime BBQ with delicious Ocean Wise™ pink salmon. This sustainable summertime favourite is great for grilling, or adding to a summer salad. Ocean Wise™, BC Salmon Marketing Council and Albion Fisheries are partnering to bring a mouthwatering menu of pink salmon dishes to Waterfall Café at the Vancouver Aquarium. Choose from a m... Visit Website

Tea Zen by Don Wong, Lam Wong & Bryan Mulvihill

Tea Zen by Don Wong, Lam Wong & Bryan Mulvihill Tea is the world’s most popular drink. Tea has specific symbolic qualities that relate to the view of Asian philosophical traditions. Tea Zen exhibition gives a glimpse of how this fascinating drink captures the human spirit and relates to Zen. The exhibit showcases Lam Wong’s documentary in which he interviews tea farmers, te... Visit Website

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