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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.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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"Where Do We Stop And They Begin?" at Audain Gallery

Come explore and question the idea of machine creativity. Stemming from a long tradition of generative and process-based art, "Where do we stop and they begin?" presents audio, video, robotics, interactive installation and print pieces by a selection of Vancouver-based artists for which machines were part of the creative process. Featuring works by: Chris Anderson, Jim Andrews, Jim a... Visit Website

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 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

Celebrate St-JEAN BAPTISTE with Societe Francophone de Maillardville

  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Time: 12pm-3pm
  • Location: Heritage Square
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The Francophone Center of Maillardville invites you to celebrate the annual St Jean Baptiste celebration June 24th 2012 from 12pm-3pm at Heritage Square. Music, food, and free fun for the whole family! For more information check out http://www.maillardville.com/

Festa Italiana! An outdoor festival for the whole family!

  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Time: 12:00 PM
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Sunday 24 June ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH Festa Italiana An outdoor festival for the whole family!   Come and enjoy the best in Italian food, entertainment and fun! Delicious Italian food, live music, games, children activities (including a Friends of Ferrari race!) and tons of fun for all! From 12:00pm until 5:00pm at the Centre.

Journeying into Form: The Mountain Goat Wool Project at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

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Aboriginal Culture

Following the groundbreaking exhibition Time Warp: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast presented by the Bill Reid Gallery in 2010-11, the Gallery is please to introduce Kwakwaka'wakw-Haida textile artist Meghann O'Brien and her first solo international exhibition: Journeying Into Form: The Mountain Goat Wool Project. Curated by the artist under the guidance of Martine Reid, Bill Re... Visit Website

June 2012 Italian Heritage Month

  • Friday, June 01, 2012 - Saturday, June 30, 2012 (Recurring daily)
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The Italian Cultural Centre, in parnership with other organization such as the Consulate General of Italy, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West and Friends of Ferrari, will present many events and celebrations!

Klahowya Village back for 2012

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Aboriginal Culture

Enjoy the warmth of our Aboriginal Summer Village and join the excitement in 2012. Klahowya Village in Vancouver's Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal tourism experience like no other you've seen. We welcome you to visit, celebrate and experience our vibrant culture through song, dance, art and cuisine! More information will be available soon at http://www.aboriginalbc.com/klahowya-village/&... Visit Website

Lotus in Motion, The Colour of Life

An outdoor installation by Gordon Halloran Exhibition: June 1 - July 31 Opening: Saturday, June 16, 2:30 pm (Artist in attendance) The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden is pleased to host a new outdoor art installation Lotus In Motion, The Colour of Life by Gordon Halloran. The artist has created multiple paintings of various sizes in the shape of a lily pad, whose bold, colourful patte... 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

PINK in the City Fundraiser & After Party

  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Venue: Society Dining Lounge
  • Time: Fundraiser: 2pm to 5pm; After Party: 8pm to 12am
  • Location: Beaumont Studios - 315 West 5th Ave
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After taking a break last year, Sophisticated Adventure Consulting & InspirationALL Talent & Modeling Group are delighted to bring back PINK in the City this year for another fabulous fundraiser to raise money for Women’s Cancers & the BC Cancer Foundation. This is our 4th fundraiser and after the beach party in 2008, the pool party in 2009 and the Canvas Lounge party in 2010, we... 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

Point Grey Fiesta

  • Friday, June 22, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 8am-10pm
  • Location: Trimble Park
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The Point Grey Fiesta for families is happening Jun 22-24, 2012! Starting with carnival rides on Friday, Saturday begins with a parade on West 10th avenue, and the celebration continues in Trimble Park (2250 Trimble Street @ W 8th Avenue) with stage performances, silent auction, activities and exhibitors. Carnival rides in Trimble Park operate from Friday to Sunday. With the exception of... Visit Website

Reading the Riot Boards: Mini Exhibition of the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot boards at Museum of Vancouver

Following the riot on June 15, 2011 after the Vancouver Canucks lost game seven of the Stanley Cup finals, broken windows on downtown businesses were hastily boarded up with sheets of plywood. The day after the riot fans and others met to clean up the city and began to leave messages on the boards - condemning the violence and looting, professing their love for the city, and stating “this i... 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

SONGFIRE Festival of Song 2012

  • Sunday, June 03, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Location: Various locations
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The SONGFIRE Festival of Song will present over 20 concerts and theatrical presentations of Art Song. Performed by our internationally acclaimed VISI Faculty, talented emerging artists, and special guests, these concerts are sure to entertain and inspire. For more information or to buy tickets please click on the titles below: Friday, June 8 @ The Orpheum Annex  Playing With Fire ... 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

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

The Cultch presents William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Warning! This play contains partial nudity, dirty jokes, lewd behavior and plenty of thunder! Lost sons, devious courtiers and bumbling servants find themselves the playthings of the banished Duke and his mischievous spirit. Plots and secrets will be revealed in this fun-filled comedic romp! For more information visit http://www.sandboxproductions.ca/

Trout Lake Day

  • Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Trout Lake Community Centre
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On Sunday June 24, bring your friends and family to Trout Lake Day. Help win the world record for the largest group of people holding hands by circling around the lake and connecting with your community! Trout Lake Day will also feature games, music, art workshops and a picnic. Visit http://troutlakecc.com/trout-lake-day/ for more information.

VECTOR Field Day: Come talk to amateur radio operators around North America!

  • Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Time: Begins at 11:00AM on Saturday and runs for 24 hours
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Park
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The Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization (VECTOR), which provides back up communications for the City of Vancouver during emergencies and disasters, is inviting the public to see what their organization is all about. An annual international Amateur Radio event that has participants attempting to make contact with as many operators as possible in a 24 hour period, Field Da... Visit Website

Velopalooza 2012

  • Friday, June 15, 2012 - Monday, July 02, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Around the clock
  • Location: All around Metro Vancouver
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Velopalooza is a two week long festival of bicycle fun. Now in it's third year, Velopalooza features a wide variety of community led, fun, themed bicycle rides, from neighbourhood tours to all night parties! For more information, to check out the calendar, or to lead a ride of your own, check out the website at http://www.velopalooza.ca