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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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2012 Special Events at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Vive les voyageurs Winter Festival January 28-29 Historic Boot Camp & Historic Half Marathon February 18-19 Spring Break March 10-25 Easter Egg Hunt April 8; Easter Egg Hunt 1 pm Victoria Day May 21 Learn to Camp Weekend June 16 (pre-registration required) Aboriginal Day at Fort Langley June 23 Canada Day July 1 Parks Day July 21 The 2012 Prospera Valley Granfondo July 22 Ride into History Jul... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Gordon

  • Thursday, March 01, 2012 - Saturday, March 24, 2012 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Revue Stage
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Gordon By Morris Panych A darkly funny homecoming Following their latest crime spree, Gordon and his sidekick, Carl, take refuge in a rundown house in an abandoned part of town. What unsuspecting Carl thinks is a B&E turns out to be a reunion—of sorts. Young Gordon has come home, and Old Gord couldn’t be happier—until, that is, he discovers the 1 nature of his son's &ld... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012 - Sunday, April 15, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde A trivial comedy for serious people What happens when two wealthy playboys—one in the city, one in the country—each pretends to be named Ernest so that he can behave recklessly without besmirching his reputation? In this hilarious Oscar Wilde satire, arguably the wittiest play in the English canon, pandemonium ensues when the duplicit... Visit Website

Birding Bonanza at The Beaty Biodiversity Museum

From March 10 to May 25, 2012, view local birds like never before through displays and activities of bird specimens from our exclusive behind-the-scenes collections at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Special programming will include hands-on activities with real bird specimens, birding activities and lessons, museum tours, puppet shows, scavenger hunts, crafts and more.   Birding Bona... Visit Website

Brittania Mine March Break Activities

  • Saturday, March 10, 2012 - Sunday, March 25, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 11am and 2pm
  • Location: Brittania Mine Museum
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Fun activities led by our interpreters every day at 11am and 2pm. These family friendly programs will be themed around Japanese culture to support our temporary exhibit, Stolen Lives: Remembering the Japanese Canadian Internment. Come and learn about traditional Japanese origami, Japanese Kites, drumming and more.

Courses & Lectures at UBC Botanical Gardens, February-June 2012

For more information, please visit Nearly a Century -- BC Native Plants Education and Research at UBC Botanical Garden Monday, February 13, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Center, 6804 SW Marine Drive $5 at the door (free for UBC students)   Botanical Watercolour Course Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4, 201... Visit Website

Craft Council of BC: The Life and Times of Abigail Tackle by Mariko McCrae

  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Friday, March 30, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The CCBC Gallery
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The Life and times of Abigail Tackle chronicles the artistic dreams and aspirations of a fictitious elderly woman from the Prairies. Gabriola Island ceramist Mariko McCrae merges Abigail's dreams of one day visiting the oceans wide with her handbuilt ceramic efforts that are often anchored to historical examples. The result is a booty of work lifted from the annals of Christie's and Sotheby's au... Visit Website

Curator Talks at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Saturday, March 17, 2pm Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence Gallery Talks / Curators: Grant Arnold / In the Gallery Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, tours the exhibition. Admission is Free for Members or with Gallery Admission   Tuesday, March 20, 7pm Lights Out! Canadian Painting from the 1960s Gallery Talks / Michael Morris in Conversation with Scot... Visit Website

Events at the Fairview - Mar 02 - 31, 2012

Events at the Fairview Pub, March 02-31, 2012 For more information, check out the website at MARCH 2012 @ THE FAIRVIEW WEDNESDAYS @  9 pm - Acoustic Open Mic Night - Host Patrick Jacobson   THURSDAYS 6 to 9 pm - Live Swing Jazz with "The John Nolan Trio"    THURSDAYS @ 10 pm -  Live original funky R&B with "BRICKHOUSE&quo... Visit Website

Hedley with Guests Classified, Anjulie & Kay

  • Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Saturday, March 24, 2012
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: Rogers Arena
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Hedley and guests preform at Rogers arena. Vancouver's multiplatinum selling chart-toppers, Hedley are back with their fourth studio album, Storms and a cross-Canada tour kicking off in Kelowna, BC on February 10. Please visit the website for event tickets and information.

Mexico Fest 2012

  • Sunday, September 05, 2010 - Sunday, September 16, 2012
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Various
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Mexico Fest 2012 encompasses 11days of art exhibit, music, culinary celebration, a gala dinner, a golf tournament and the 5th edition of the Fiesta Mexico Independencia. This year's focus will be on the beautiful Banderas Bay and the preferred tourist destinations of Western Canadians: Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. The Fiesta Mexico Independence will be on Saturday September 8th from 12:... Visit Website

Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver [Special Exhibition]

Visitors will get a glimpse of Vancouver's big city lights of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s in this exhibition of the MOV's neon sign collection. The remarkable signs, some lit for the first time since they were rescued from the junk yard, are accompanied by the tale of how the city went through a war of aesthetics that resulted in a transition of the very way Vancouver imagines itself. In this ... Visit Website

Rogers Arena Tours

  • Wednesday, May 04, 2011 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Location: Rogers Arena
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For 15 years, Rogers Arena has been thrilling and entertaining fans. For 15 years, our Vancouver Canucks have battled on the ice in the race to capture the title of Stanley Cup Champions. For 15 years, we have staged the best entertainment the music industry has to offer. We have opened our doors and welcomed over 21 million people. We have even reveled in Olympic gold when the Canadian women's a... Visit Website

Spring Break at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Aboriginal Culture

Look, make and create this Spring Break. Explore the exhibitions with our lively team of Art Agents and check out creative and fun hands-on activities in the Making Place during this extended presentation of Weekly Family Programs at the Gallery.  What better way to spend a Spring Break day? Extended Weekly Family Programs during Spring Break are free for children age 12-and-under with pa... Visit Website

The Beaumont Studios DIY Make-Up Workshop

  • Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Saturday, March 24, 2012
  • Time: 2pm – 5pm
  • Location: The Beaumont Studios - Gallery
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Make Up... Love it or hate it. Or.... love it have trouble getting the results you want. As fun as it is getting your make up done it's not always in the budget of time and cash spent. That said, we'd all like to be able to apply like a pro. It's time you learned. Stacey Lynn Mitchell, a pro make up artist who has worked 7 years at MAC Cosmetics, can give you the confidence of a pro in this 3 ... Visit Website

VAG: Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginal Culture

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture February 25 to June 3, 2012 Using hip hop and other forms of popular music and culture, this new generation of artists break with traditional representations of Aboriginal identity to create surprising new cultural hybrids-in painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video. Check out more info at

VAG: Lights Out!: Canadian Painting from the 1960s

Lights Out!: Canadian Painting from the 1960s February 18 to April 29, 2012 The Vancouver Art Gallery holds a rich collection of paintings from the 1960s that reflect the diversity and strength of this tumultuous era. Works range from the colour-field works of Jack Bush and bold optical images of Claude Tousignant, to the haunting figurative works of Jack Chambers and Jean-Paul Lemieux. Check... Visit Website