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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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13th VANCOUVER LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 - Sunday, September 13, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Various. Please check the calendar at www.vlaff.org.
  • Location: The Cinematheque
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The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival welcomes you to join us this September as we screen a dynamic selection of the best fiction, documentary and short films from Latin America, with 12 guest filmmakers in attendance. Our programming encompasses fascinating, entertaining and thought-provoking films from over 16 countries in 11 different languages (always with English subtitles), and this yea... 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, 2015 Vanier Park 1695 Whyte Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 5C3  Tickets: Various prices. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit: www.bardonthebeach.org

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

Fair at the PNE

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 - Sunday, September 06, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific National Exhibition
  • Time: 11am to late; closed August 24 & 31
  • Location: Pacific National Exhibition
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Come celebrate at BC's legendary Fair at the PNE! With hundreds of NEW performances and exhibits and more than 50 thrilling rides & attractions, and all that food, this year's fresh new Fair at the PNE is definitely the best part of summer! Closed Monday, August 31st. August 22 - September 6, 2015

Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival

加藝太平洋話劇節是香港和加拿大的世界級當代劇場的作品展示。今年九月,加藝劇院將為大家帶來由香港遠道而來新穎,精彩並附有英文字幕的戲劇。 這是一個屬於大家的節日。無論你講甚麼語言,所有的話劇愛好者都可以一睹香港戲劇舞台上新穎且令人興奮的表演。巨星雲集的一部部精彩紛呈的話劇,充滿了溫情與歡笑聲。 溫哥華低陸平原擁有成千上萬的粵語使用者,他們為能夠在省內其中一個最重要的場地看到自己語言的表演而做到文化傳遞感到自豪。對於那些不懂粵語的朋友,除非坐上飛機親自前往香港,加藝太平洋話劇節便成為他們最好的平台去了解另一種文化。加藝劇院是加拿大唯一專業展示這類跨越太平洋的高水準作品的劇院。我們很自豪能把這些作品帶到大溫哥華地區。 這座國際知名的劇院將帶領你進入一段奇幻冒險旅程。 The Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival is a showca... 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

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

Railtown Culinary Tour by Off The Eaten Track Tours

Railtown is an up-and-coming neighbourhood that is quickly becoming a hot spot in the city for amazing restaurants. Gritty, historic, and teeming with artist lofts, design shops, and tech companies, this neighbourhood is an interesting mix of new and old. Join us for lunch as we taste and learn all about the Downtown Eastside and meet the business owners that make this area thrive. We start the t... 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

the Comedy MIX presents Kevin Foxx

the Comedy MIX present Kevin Foxx From the smash success of his funny and irreverent radio show, The Kevin Foxx Show, on Toronto's hit radio station CFRB to nightly shows at comedy clubs and corporate stages, Kevin Foxx is simply one of the funniest and most versatile performers working in North America today. Kevin's comedy pursuits have been featured on numerous television programs including ... Visit Website

Time To Play

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 10:00AM- 5:00PM
  • Location: Uno Langmann Ltd Fine Art
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Time to Play The 19th century saw the rise of children as subject matter in paintings, not only in portraits but in their daily activities. This exhibition includes works by Gustave De Jonghe, Francis Coates Jones, Charles Bertrand D’Entraygues, Luplau Janssen and Sylvius Paoletti. Showing alongside this exhibition are a rotating selection of museum quality paintings, objets d’art, ... 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 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

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 Police Museum presents Sins of the City - Sins of the City - Vice, Dice, and Opium Pipes

Vancouver Police Museum presents Sins of the City - Sins of the City - Vice, Dice, and Opium Pipes   Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Improv After Dark

Things heat up with Vancouver TheatreSportsª League's Improv After Dark. This edgy show is 60 minutes of non-stop, fast-paced no-holds-barred comedy for grown-ups. Featuring a roster of all your favourite improvisers, and a fully-stocked bar, Improv After Dark is a great way to capp off your evening. Please note: these shows are rated NC17 (you must be 17+ to attend). Persons aged 17 &... 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: Jonathan Baum

  • Friday, September 04, 2015 - Saturday, September 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 8pm, 7pm & 9:30pm
  • Location: Yuk Yuk's Vancouver
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Jonathan Baum - Feature Filled with delusions of grandeur and armed with nothing but a microphone, Jon takes the stage and gives an uninhibited show, sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences that most would push deep into their subconscious. The result is hilarious. Friday September 4, 2015  @ 8:00PM Saturday September 5, 2015 @ 7:00PM, 9:30PM Yuk Yuk's Vancouver 2837 Cambie ... Visit Website

Yuk Yuk's Vancouver presents: Richard Lett

  • Friday, September 04, 2015 - Friday, September 04, 2015
  • Time: 10:30pm
  • Location: Yuk Yuk's Vancouver
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Richard Lett - Feature A recent recipient of the Lead Actor Award at the LA WebFest for his starring role in the WebSeries "Pay Up", Richard Lett is also an internationally touring headliner stand-up comedian for 25 years, having worked with Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, Janine Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis and acted in television with Jessica Alba and Michael Chikli... Visit Website