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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

Cannery Farmers' Market

The Cannery Farmers' Market continues the tradition of Steveston's indoor winter market, providing a unique experience for Lower Mainland residents and visitors alike. This indoor community market, operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, features local food and artisans merchants, inside a historic cannery setting. Market dates are: Oct. 4 & 18, 2015 Nov. 1, 15 & 29, 2015... 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

Christy Webb Productions presents ANNAPURNA

  • Friday, September 25, 2015 - Saturday, October 10, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: PAL Studio Theatre
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Twenty years ago, Emma walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses, in the middle of the night. Now, hearing he's in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked to an oxygen tank, and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the worst and best of their former bond. Once again director... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Love Bomb

Firehall Arts Centre Presents Love Bomb A WORLD PREMIERE  A Firehall Arts Centre Presentation of a shameless hussy Production   A concert of emotion rips through Justine's first performance in years, and all because of one uninvited guest her music takes on a life of its own. "LOVE BOMB is a rock concert within a play - and a mystery on top of that." says Meghan Gard... 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

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

Instant Theatre presents STREETFIGHT

  • Sunday, June 21, 2015 (Every Sunday)
  • Venue: Havana Theatre
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • Location: Havana Theatre
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STREETFIGHT - an Improv Battle Royal Join us for an evening of hilarious improv comedy from 10 of Vancouver's top Improvisers! Round by gut busting round your votes will determine who who is the funniest on Commercial drive! Short scenes and lots of audience involvement keep this show running hot! Join us!   Every Sunday @ 7:30PM Havana Theatre 1212 Commercial Drive Tickets: $8 at t... Visit Website

Instant Theatre presents THE LATESHOW

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015
  • Venue: Havana Theatre
  • Time: 9:00PM
  • Location: Havana Theatre
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Instant Theatre Company presents THE LATESHOW You've seen very structured and methodical improv, where groups have worked together for weeks and months to put on a show. Now, we're going to break all of those rules. Come watch as 4 BRAND NEW improv duos will be created ON THE SPOT from 8 names drawn randomly from a bowl! No preparation, no safety net, just SPONTANEOUS IMPROV FUN!   Ev... 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

Presentation House Theatre presents High Tea

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 - Sunday, October 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: Evening performances 8:00PM, Matinees 2:00PM
  • Location: Presentation House Theatre
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Presentation House Theatre presents High Tea   From two multi-award winning, masterful British comedians comes the outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive journey of James & Jamesy in High Tea. Transcending physical comedy and redefining immersive theatre, the 12-time ‘Best-of-Fest’ winners sweep spectators out to sea in an aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, acti... 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

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

The Cultch Presents: Are We Cool Now?

The Cultch Presents: Are We Cool Now? Indie Rock Road Trip. Inspired by and featuring the songs of Dan Mangan. Are We Cool Now? is a unique musical exploration of contemporary relationships, full of humour and insight. The draw: An innovative rock music/theatre fusion written by Amiel Gladstone with music by Dan Mangan The Cultch Historic Theatre 1895 Venables Street Vancouver BC V5L 2H6 ... Visit Website

Vancouver Foodie Tour presents Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 1:45 pm
  • Location: Kirin Restaurant
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Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour 5 Courses, 12 Tastings, 8 Stories, 3 Hours of Pure Bliss Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven. The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour showcases the best of Vancouver Cuisine! You will be tempted with gourmets worth selling your soul for! Enough food will be served ensuring that your taste buds will have the energy to savor each stop of the tour. Che... Visit Website

Vancouver International Film Festival

The 34th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will once again welcome some of the world's finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. VIFF will present over 350 films (550 public screenings) from 70 countries and host many international guests. September 24 - October 9, 2015 Tickets go on sale September 3rd at 

Vancouver Opera presents Rigoletto

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Sunday, October 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Saturday)
  • Time: 2:00PM, 7:30PM
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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Rigoletto Rigoletto is one of Verdi’s greatest achievements, powered with irresistible melodies, heartbreaking drama, and vivid characters: the cruel clown with a hidden heart, the morally bankrupt duke, the innocent Gilda, the sinister assassin and his voluptuous sister.Featuring the return of sensational soprano Simone Osborne (The Magic Flute, Roméo et Juliette) and baritone Go... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Rookie Night

Vancouver TheatreSports® League’s Rookie Night puts our up and coming Improvisers to the test in front of a hungry crowd. Don't let the name fool you, these are the future stars of tomorrow. Vancouver TheatreSports® League has a history of fostering some of the funniest minds of our time. Many of our rookies have moved on to be the next big thing in the North American entertainment ... Visit Website

VSO presents Beethoven and Paganini

  • Saturday, October 03, 2015 - Monday, October 05, 2015
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Orpheum Theatre
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VSO presents Beethoven and Paganini    Called “an unquestioned master of the violin,” Tianwa Yang has established herself as a leading international performer and recording artist. She performs Paganini’s virtuosic and melodic Violin Concerto No. 2. This concert also features Beethoven’s “calm before the storm” Symphony No. 8, a beautiful Classica... 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