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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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17th Annual Chinatown Night Market

  • Friday, May 18, 2012 - Sunday, September 09, 2012 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 6:30PM-11PM; every Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Location: 100 block Keefer Street
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A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicrafts and fashionable gifts.  Tempt your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before. The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts & decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, and deliciou... Visit Website

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 High Society

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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High Society Music and lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Arthur Kopit The swellegant screwball musical Snappy dialogue and Cole Porter tunes—such as “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and “True Love”—abound in this sparklingly funny musical, based on The Philadelphia Story. Wealthy socialite Tracy Lord is planning a lavish second wedding, but which man will she ... 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!

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 http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/courses. 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

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

Playland Amusement Park

Get ready for another season full of fun as Playland opens for the 2012 season! This year you'll get a full season of ATMOSFEAR as well as all your favourite rides like the classic wooden roller coaster, the Corkscrew, Revelation, Hellevator and Drop Zone. And don't miss all the midway games and your favourite foods like cotton candy and mini-donuts. If you don't have your season pass yet, visit ... 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

TEA FOR TWO AT THE VANDUSEN GARDENS

Truffles Café at VanDusen Botanical Garden is now serving a ‘proper' Afternoon Tea complete with three-tier tray of goodies, ceramic tea pots and cups, organic and private label teas. Afternoon Tea in the Garden is offered for $35.00 for 2 OR $60.00 for 4 and includes: Choice of daily sandwich Freshly made scone Large croissant Coconut macaroons and shortbread cookies ... Visit Website

Terry O'Reilly and the Power of Storytelling

  • Friday, May 25, 2012 - Friday, May 25, 2012
  • Time: Friday, 25 May 2012 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Location: VanCity Theatre
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Alongside Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Graphic Design for Marketing program’s launch of their “GDMA Exposition 2012” degree show, students and faculty welcome award-winning CBC Radio’s Terry O’Reilly. Terry O’Reilly, Canadian advertising guru, author, and host of the award-winning CBC Radio One series "Under The Influence,” will speak abou... Visit Website

That which makes us Haida: the Haida language

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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

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

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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 http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

It's been 365 days since VCBW 2011 shook the core of British Columbia's craft beer scene with our second annual nine-day celebration of fermentation. For year three we're turning up the volume to 11 by bringing you 9 Headliner events, 6 Opening Acts, 36 Neighbourhood Gigs, and 12+ week-long specials dedicated to all things craft beer. Ticket sales and full details for all these rockstar worthy... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Dragons' Improv Tank

It's trial by fire and the stakes have never been higher, as Vancouver TheatreSports presents its hot new parody, Dragons' Improv Tank. This hilarious parody features a fire-and-brimstone panel of Improv Dragons, hardened veterans of the improv world. They're here for one reason, and one reason alone: to find the next big improv game. Improv Inventors who think they've got what it takes pitch... Visit Website