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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

A Tomb with A View

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Saturday, November 03, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: October 25 - 27 & October 30 - November 3: 8pm. October 28: 2pm
  • Location: The Studio (Festival House)
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The Addams Family meets Agathie Christie in this classic 1978 murder mystery by acclaimed playwright Norm Robbins. A sinister old library presided over by a portrait of a grim faced, mad eyed old man. There, a dusty lawyer reads a will to an equally sinister family. One member has werewolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga like Julius Caesar and a third is a gentle old lady with a p... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Master Class

Inspired by the legendary Maria Callas, this Tony Award-winning play opens in a master class at Juilliard, where the world's greatest soprano is more interested in teaching life lessons than opera. The tempestuous yet vulnerable diva muses on her past-her transformation from stocky to sleek, triumphs at La Scala, feuds with rival singers, and a doomed affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Not... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents She Stoops to Conquer

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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Romantic tomfoolery and mistaken identities abound in Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners. When shy-with-the ladies Charles Marlow sets off to the country to meet his blind date, Kate Hardcastle, a practical joke convinces him that Hardcastle manor is a luxury inn. Treating one's prospective in-laws as hired help is hardly advisable, but when it appears that Charles is quite a charmer with women... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Unplugging

Two women seek shelter in a freezing, desolate landscape of post-apocalyptic Canada. They must rely solely on each other for survival. To their surprise, they begin to thrive, reviving the skills for living off the land that were taught to them by their elders. But their hard-won peace is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a charismatic young man, whose very presence threatens their existence. ... Visit Website

ArtStarts Gallery presents ArtStarts on Saturdays: Stories on Wheels, with Pangaea Arts

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Time: 11AM & 1PM
  • Location: ArtStarts Gallery
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Stories on Wheels is an original street theatre act for the whole family, based on a traditional Japanese travelling storytelling show called kamishibai. Tales are brought to life by a high-energy comic performer, using picture cards displayed in a magnificent miniature wooden stage attached to the back of a bicycle. You've never been told a story this way before! ArtStarts on Saturdays is a fre... Visit Website

Awkward Stage Productions presents Dracula: The Musical?

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - Saturday, November 03, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Chapel Arts
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Dracula: The Musical?  By Rick Abbot   October 24 - November 3rd Nightly @ 7:30 and 2pm matinees Sat/Sun additional 'Trick or Treaters' performance 5pm Oct. 31   Dracula/Jonathan:    Xavier de Salaberry Mina Seward:                         Ranae Miller Sophie Seward:          ... Visit Website

Axis Theatre Company presents The Number 14

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Waterfront Theatre
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One Show Added! Sunday, Nov 18 @ 7:30PM. THE NUMBER 14 20th Anniversary! October 23 - November 18, 2012 The Number 14 is a Canadian success story extraordinaire! In an amazing theatrical tour-de-force, six of Vancouver's finest performers strut, swing, sing and talk their way in and out of adventures aboard Vancouver's #14 bus that is part Monty Pythonesque, part Mr. Bean and wholly engaging.... Visit Website

Early Music Vancouver presents Colours of Spain - Boccherini String Quintets

Colours of Spain Boccherini String Quintets A concert as part of our ongoing series "Marc Destrubé & Friends", featuring the buoyant, Rococo charm of these remarkable quintets. Full of the flavour of Spain, Boccherini's adopted country, this concert includes two of the more than one hundred quintets with two celli, and one of the unique quintets with an added bass. Marc D... Visit Website

Fall Used Book Sale at Vancouver Public Library

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Sunday, October 28, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Oct 25 10AM-9PM, Oct 26 & 27 10AM-6PM, Oct 28 11AM-5PM
  • Location: Central Library, held in the Moat (Lower Level)
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Join the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library for its annual Fall Used Book Sale. Gently used donated books at great prices! For more information visit http://www.vpl.ca

Family Fright At The Fort

Fort Langley Historic site will be crawling with creepy creatures, haunted by ghostly campfire stories, and overcome with a hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, and Trick-or-Treaters. Bring your best costume, your imagination, and your appetite! For additional information and tickets please contact 604.513.4777 or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley  

Firehall Arts Centre presents Chelsea Hotel

Leonard Cohen's powerful and inspirational music and lyrics are the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel, an illusory world full of enchantment, desire, passion and love. Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a Writer checks into New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Wading through past relationships, he reluctantly comes face to face ... Visit Website

Grave Tales at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Join Fort Langley's expert storytellers for 90 minutes of spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations from Fort Langley’s past. Be prepared to walk through various terrain, rain or shine as you weave through the village of Fort Langley from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort where you’ll warm up around a cozy bonfire. Ag... Visit Website

Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: SCARY FAIRY TALES

  • Friday, October 05, 2012 - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park FEE FI FO FUN! The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost train presents SCARY FAIRY TALES!!!  Scary Fairy Tales The train has left the station and there's no turning back! You're in the deep dark woods now! Might as well just bite the apple, hang on to your beanstalk and spot as many golden eggs as you can. Come see what's crawling up Rapunzel's hair?...and why... Visit Website

Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum

  Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum Gravediggers and trolls and witches, oh my! 'Tis the season for ghoulish residents to take over the Burnaby Village Museum. Visitors can wander the village (circa 1925), trick-or-treat at quaint shops and enjoy unlimited carousel rides. Admission is $14 for adults, youth and seniors, and $9 for children (ages 2 to 12). The Haunted Village is o... Visit Website

MEC North Vancouver Fall Classic 5 and10k Run

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Time: 9AM
  • Location: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
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Enjoy a crisp Fall morning run by lacing up for a 5k or 10k scenic, well marked race along beautiful Seymour Valley Trailway, in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Runners of all abilities and all ages are welcome. Medals awarded to top finishers in each category. For additional information and to registrar please visit www.mec.ca/events  

Museum of Anthropology presents Luminescence: The Silver of Peru

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Aboriginal Culture

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a rich & radiant exploration of Peruvian history and culture in its new exhibition Luminescence: The Silver of Peru. The first-of-its-kind in Canada, the exhibition traces the country’s long history of silverwork – from the pre-Columbian era to the modern age - and the fascination with the metal’s luminescent qualities. For ... Visit Website

North Shore International Film Series

  • Monday, October 01, 2012 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 24, Nov 14
  • Location: Park & Tilford Cineplex
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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents The North Shore International Film Series.  All films are screened at Park and Tilford Cineplex, 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver. Please see http://nvartscouncil.ca/events/north-shore-international-film-series for complete film bios and preview.

Pacific Theatre presents The Spitfire Grill

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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A young woman leaves prison, only to learn that a second chance isn't easy to come by. From the beloved film, an uplifting and inspiring story of personal redemption and the reawakening of a small Wisconsin town.  

Pants on Fire - Vancouver TheatreSports League

Pants on Fire combines all the best parts of a talk show, a tabloid, and short-form improv comedy. Each night, a special guest takes the stage to tell tall tales. Whether they’re true or false... who knows? Along with the help of a suspicious show host and the lie detecting senses of the audience, the VTSL ensemble will sleuth their way to the truth and see if our special guest can swear to... Visit Website

Parade of Lost Souls DANCE PARTY!

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Time: 9:00pm-2:00am
  • Location: The Rickshaw Theatre
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The epic annual DANCE PARTY of the century is back and the lost souls will be dancing the night away to the sounds of DJ Oker and DJ Tango and beyond the edge of time. Come in costume and celebrate the end of the world and the dawning of a new age at the Rickshaw Theatre on October 27th! Doors open at 9pm and the shindig will shake until 2am. This bash sold out last year! Tickets are only $... Visit Website

Parade of Lost Souls’ Secret Souls Walk

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Location: Commercial Drive, Secret Location TBA
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Parade of Lost Souls' Secret Souls Walk  Don your scariest costume and delve into the pagan origins of Halloween at the Parade of Lost Souls' Secret Souls Walk. At this annual celebration that honours the dearly departed and wakes the living, skeleton brides and witches dance under the streetlights and a colourful, torch-lit procession makes its way through neighbourhood streets and alley... Visit Website

River District Farmer's Market

  • Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: River District Centre
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The River District community is proud to present Southeast Vancouver’s first Farmers Market on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00am at the Kerr Street Plaza (located at the foot of Kerr Street and East Kent Avenue). The market will run once-a-week on Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm for a 6 week period during the autumn harvest season (from September 15th - October 27th, 2012). ... Visit Website

ROCKtoberfest 2!

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Sunday, October 28, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: October 27th and 28th 10am to 5pm
  • Location: Kyle Centre
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The wonders of the geological world can be seen at ROCKtoberfest2! On display at this family event, are private collections of fossils, crystals, and unique rock creations. Show activities include demonstrations, spin & win, rocksmash, and chances to win hourly door prizes. Check out rock dealers from around the province selling one-of-a-kind specimens, holistic crystals, jewellery, craft ite... 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

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