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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 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

Broadway Across Canada presents CATS

Music and Lyrics Andrew Lloyd Webber Book T.S. Eliot Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne Director Richard Stafford Designer John Napier Lighting Designer David Hersey There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theatre than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of Cats. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in... Visit Website

Collisions Art Gallery - Art Inspired by Physics

Starting this Easter weekend, Science World is hosting a collection of physics-inspired art. The art was created by students from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and inspired by visits to TRIUMF, Canada's national lab for particle and nuclear physics. Works include a visual interpretation of a cloud chamber (which is a device that makes cosmic rays coming in from outer space visible to the ... Visit Website

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

Firehall Arts Centre presents Ubuntu

  • Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Saturday, April 21, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
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UBUNTU (The Capetown Project) April 11-21, 2012 In South Africa, ubuntu refers to the spirit of the community; the belief that humanity is tied together. Weaving storytelling, music, dance and featuring actors from Canada and South Africa, UBUNTU tells the tale of two people, separated by oceans, who are brought together by ghosts to discover the secrets of their pasts. A Firehall Arts Cen... Visit Website

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

That which makes us Haida: the Haida language

Aboriginal Culture

This exhibition documents the last remaining fluent speakers of the Haida language and explores the three remaining dialects found in Alaska, Old Massett and Skidegate through portraits taken by Vancouver-based photographer Farah Nosh over the last eight years and interviews with the last fluent speakers in these communities. These men and women (the youngest is now 65 years old) who grew up w... Visit Website

The Cultch presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Saturday, April 21, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch)
  • Location: Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch)
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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis Halfway between Heaven and Hell, in a court room that’s as much ghetto as gospel, the witnesses are called – Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, a foul-mouthed Saint Monica, a handful of Jesus’ disciples – to decide eternal questions of forgiveness, mercy, and eternal damnation. A full staging of one of the most extraordin... Visit Website

TREMORS Festival 2012

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • Venue: Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch)
  • Location: Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch)
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Trailer - Tremors Festival 2012 from Rumble Productions on Vimeo.   Rumble Productions' emerging arts festival returns to showcase contemporary works created by some of Canada's most innovative new companies. This season's presentations include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis Produced by Pound of Flesh Theatre in association with Pacific Theatre and Neworld Th... Visit Website

UBC/LINK Dance Collaboration "How Can it be Fair?"

  A unique and beautiful exploration of the issue of Fairness experienced kinaesthetically, emotionally and intellectually. "How Can it be Fair?" combines dance and discussion to question the lack of fairness and accountability in our post economic crisis world. Relevant to everyone.  Speaker:  Dr. Janis Sarra (Director of Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies, UBC...

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

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2012

Cherry Blossom Season is almost here... there are lots of events and celebrations happening throughout Metro Vancouver! The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Society is a charitable not-for-profit society whose mission is to sustain and renew Vancouver's Cherry Tree Heritage, while educating and engaging community in the celebration of the cherry blossom through its unique cultural programming. ... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Rookie Night

Vancouver TheatreSports® League’s Rookie Night puts our young improvisers to the test in front of a hungry crowd. They may just be the future stars of tomorrow. This hour-and-a-half of improv will showcase the talent of these new players and prepare them for the bright lights of mainstage. Vancouver TheatreSports® League has a history of fostering some of the funniest minds of our... Visit Website

Winter Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

  • Sunday, April 01, 2012 - Sunday, April 15, 2012
  • Time: 10am - 4pm
  • Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery
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Come join us for amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers at the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market.