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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 Henry and Alice: Into the Wild

Henry and Alice: Into the Wild By Michele Riml The hilarious sequel to Sexy Laundry Those crazy kids from the Arts Club’s smash hit Sexy Laundry are back! And this time Henry and Alice are camping—sort of! Forced to examine their relationship in the tangle of the wilderness—including collapsing tents, uninvited guests, and their own particular style of alfresco “cuisin... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Scar Tissue

  • Thursday, April 05, 2012 - Saturday, April 28, 2012 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Revue Stage
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Scar Tissue By Dennis Foon Based on the Booker Prize–nominated novel by Michael Ignatieff The triumph of life over loss When David’s mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he resolves to unravel a mystery that has haunted him for years. Why did she, a gifted and successful painter, abandon her art so abruptly two decades ago? Was her decision related to her current condition?... Visit Website

Ballet BC presents Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Svengali

CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET Svengali April 20-22, 2012 •The Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver Based on the novel Trilby by George du Maurier Vancouver Premiere Creation & Choreography: Mark Godden Music: Sergei Rachmaninov • Franz Liszt • Amsterdam Klezmer Band Costume Design: Paul Daigle Set Design: Andrew Beck Lighting Design: Pierre Lavoie Mark Godd... 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

Britanna Mine Museum presents Microscapes: Minerals Beyond the Naked Eye

When rocks are sliced into thin sections - thinner than a human hair - they show some amazing colours under polarized light. This exhibit with beautiful close-up photographs will explore the little known world of rock thin sections. A stunning display for rock and art enthusiasts!

Chor Leoni with Zing! Children's Choir

  • Friday, April 20, 2012 - Friday, April 20, 2012
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church
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Chor Leoni and Zing children's choir team up to provide a fabulous evening of choral music with a special commission by Vancouver composer Bruce Sled. A benefit concert for re:Play 2012 - Carl Orff Canada.


  • Friday, April 20, 2012 - Friday, April 20, 2012
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: Rogers Arena
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COLDPLAY ANNOUNCES 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Coldplay will launch its first North American tour in nearly three years on April 17. The run, which kicks off at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB, will include a two-night stand at Los Angeles' historic Hollywood Bowl (May 1 & 2). The band is touring in support of its new double platinum album, Mylo Xyloto, which has scored the most No. 1 rankings o... 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

Early Music Vancouver presents Alexander the Great: Hero, Warrior, Lover

Alexander the Great: Hero, Warrior, Lover Friday, April 20, 2012, 8:00pm Pre-concert introduction at 7:15pm During the Middle Ages, Alexander the Great’s deeds — both real & legendary — inspired bardic poetry and song across the world, both East and West. The renowned Boston Camerata joins forces with the Turkish-American ensemble Dünya for a programme that offers illu... Visit Website

Exploration Days at Britannia Mine Museum

Exploration Days at Britannia Mine Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the Association of Mineral Exploration B.C. (AMEBC). Each day will display a different aspect of mineral exploration and its importance in mining and our lives. There will be a variety of interactive activities showing what life as a mineral explorer is like and how modern techniques such as geological mapping, aeromagneti... 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

O'Doul's Live Jazz: Kevin Elaschuk Trio

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Saturday, April 21, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Forage
  • Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Location: O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar - Listel Hotel
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O'Doul's is pleased to present the very best in local and national jazz musicians.  Kevin Elaschuk brings an easy-going, straight-forward style to the stage that's distinctive and intriguing. Kevin's personal style of trumpet playing balances lyricism and angularity without compromising the essence of the selected songs, be they standard, bebop or originals.

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

Tom Segura at the Comedy MIX

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Saturday, April 21, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: The Comedy MIX
  • Time: Thursday: 8:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 8 & 10:30
  • Location: The Comedy MIX
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Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, though he was raised in too many places to list. His television credits include Conan, Comedy Central Presents (half-hour special), Showtimes’ Russell Peters Presents, and Live at Gotham! When he’s not on tour Tom continues to perform at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy ... 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

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 Civic Theatres present God of Carnage

  • Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Saturday, May 05, 2012 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
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When two young boys get into a playground fight, their parents meet to discuss the incident in a civilized manner. But what begins as a calm and rational debate between grown-ups, soon degenerates into a hysterical evening of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime. A West End and Broadway hit, God of Carnage is fast, furious and very, very funny. Fast, Furious and Very Funny Comedy ... Visit Website

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