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14th Annual Full Circle: Talking Stick Festival

14th Annual Talking Stick Festival Explore Aboriginal Culture through the Arts Full Circle First Nations Performance presents the Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 17 - March 1, 2015. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live theatre, music, dance and storytelling. T... Visit Website

14th Annual Full Circle: Talking Stick Festival presents A Taste of Metis

  • Friday, February 27, 2015 - Friday, February 27, 2015
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • Location: Roundhouse Community Centre
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A Taste of Metis In Association with Compaigni V'ni Dansi All Ages For the whole family! Stop by for some soup and bannock and check out the vendors. Then learn to play the spoons, call a square dance, play the fiddle or weave a sash. Kick back and stay awhile! Join the Silver Tip Swingers, Hummingbird Dancers, JJ Lavallee, some amazing Métis musicians and Emcee Maureen Belanger in a fast... Visit Website

14th Annual Talking Stick Festival: FLEX PASS

The Flex Pass enables you to mix and match what ever shows you want and when you want.  Come to six different shows - or bring 5 friends to one show!  The choice is yours. All at a 20% discount! It also includes unlimited access to the Artist Talks, Workshops and all Community Series programming (located on and around Commerical Drive. For full festival programming go to talkingstick... Visit Website

2015 Chutzpah! Festival

2015 Chutzpah! February 19 to March 15 Music-Dance-Theatre-Interdisciplinary Tickets: chutzpahfestival.com 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 Idan Sharabi & Dancers & Vanessa Goodman

Wednesday, February 25 - Saturday, February 28, 2015 Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre           Developing ongoing relationships with artists is an important aspect of our programming and we are overjoyed to welcome Idan Sharabi & Dancers back, this year with a full evening work! Makom / Interviews is a two-part full length work that exp... Visit Website

2015 Festival du Bois

2015 Festival du Bois - Maillardville's Music Festival! Don't miss out the festivities in Mackin Park from February 26 to March 1 2015 pour un weekend de folie with great music, amazing artists, outstanding performers, entertaining activities and authentic food. Over the weekend, learn more about Maillardville and its village, participate in fun activit... Visit Website

37th Vancouver International Wine Festival

The Vancouver International Wine Festival welcomes the world's greatest wine producers and wine drinkers to an annual weeklong celebration of wine and food. From educational wine seminars, tastings and minglers to lunches, winery dinners and the ever-popular Vintners Brunch, you'll be sure to find something to please your palate. This year, the spotlight is on Australia as the 2015 Theme Country ... 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

COME SOAR OVER CHINA

  • 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

Emily Dickinson: The Belle of Amherst

Emily Dickinson: The Belle of Amherst Step into the exquisite Victorian Roedde House parlour for tea and town gossip with the brilliant, witty, and enigmatic 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst. This multi-award-winning one-woman play based on the reclusive genius' writings and poetry recently starred Joelly Richardson Off-Broadway; this production features local actress Ren&e... Visit Website

Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink!

  • Monday, December 01, 2014 - Saturday, February 28, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Robson Square
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Robson Square Ice Rink Open for Free Skating The Government of British Columbia's Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver, is opening on December 1, 2014 and will be open all through the Christmas Holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Skating is free with your own skates, otherwise rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm... 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 http://metrotheatre.com/

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

February 24 - March 8, 2015 Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with the Market Theatre of Johannesburg Historic Theatre 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 individ... 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

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