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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 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

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

BC Association of Social Workers 2012 Fall Pre-Conference & Conference

The BC Association of Social Workers (BCASW)'s  2012 fall conference and annual general meeting takes place at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites. BCASW, the member services association for social workers in BC, supports and promotes the profession of social work and advocates for social justice.  Anyone providing services to children and families will find the BCASW Fall Con... Visit Website

Cosi fan tutte

  • Thursday, November 01, 2012 - Saturday, November 03, 2012 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Old Auditorium
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Cosi fan tutte By W.A. Mozart, conductor Norbert Baxa with the VOA Orchestra Old Auditorium Mozart's tale of love's vices is a timeless classic beloved by audiences the world over. Ferrando and Guglielmo enter into a wager with the old cynic Alfonso to test the faithfulness of their two fiancées, Fiordiligi and Dorabella. What ensues is a series of cunning plot twists bringing into doubt...

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

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 Wittenberg

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - Saturday, November 10, 2012 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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Dr. Faustus, Hamlet, and Martin Luther walk into a bar... and the rest is history. Sort of. A staged reading in the tradition of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.  

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

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

Sense of Place: Exhibition of Young People’s Art at ArtStarts Gallery

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Friday, March 15, 2013 (Recurring every week day)
  • Time: Gallery open Tuesdays to Fridays 9am to 5pm.
  • Location: ArtStarts Gallery
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Sense of Place, a new exhibition at the ArtStarts Gallery, showcases artwork made by young people from schools across British Columbia in collaboration with professional artists. The students’ work explores themes of identity, land, community and home, fostering their sense of individuality as well as their sense of belonging. The gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesdays to Frid... Visit Website

submiTvancouver

  • Thursday, November 01, 2012 - Thursday, November 01, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre
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On November 1st, an imagine1day creatribution raising money for education in Ethiopia is happening at the Yaletown Roundhouse. submiT showcases local artists’ magic on inimitably cool, limited-edition t-shirts to celebrate the power of creation, connection, education and community in Vancouver and across the planet in Ethiopia. By bringing together artists, philanthropists, curious global c... 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

The Beaumont Studios - Yoga Classes

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (Every Tuesday, Thursday)
  • Time: 4:30pm
  • Location: Beaumont Studios
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So what can you expect from Carrie's class? Expect the unexpected! In yoga we try to live without expectations. But basically in most of the classes I teach classic Hatha yoga with my own interpretations thrown in, and depending on your level and abilities I will guide you through both basic and more advanced postures with a combination of steady holding and dynamic motion. This will hopefully he... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Cozy Catastrophe

Horrific events are overwhelming the entirety of human civilization. Four strangers must decide what to do with what could be their final hours. Should they pray? Fight back? Repopulate the earth? Or just get to know each other a little better? Cozy Catastrophe is a dark comedy about ordinary folks bound together by extraordinary circumstance.

The Cultch presents Gold Mountain

David Yee is trying to piece together the broken jigsaw of his father's life. In an epic journey from a small village in China, to war-torn Liverpool, through the horrors of the Atlantic convoys, follow Yee Lui's story of friendship, addiction, and adversity. This stunning production features breath-taking imagery, engaging film, moving music, and extraordinary soundscapes.

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Damian Moppett, an offsite exhibit

Damian Moppett's artistic practice uses a wide variety of media to question ideas of mastery, craftsmanship and value. Drawing on broad references from the history of modern art, Moppett uses the mediums of sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and video, often in relationship to each other, as a meditation on the activity of making art. At the Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite location West Geo... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Ian Wallce: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography

Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography is a major survey exhibition of the work of one of Canada's most significant contemporary artists. Based in Vancouver, Wallace has played a critical role in the development of contemporary art since the late 1960s. His early experiments with monochromatic painting, his production of large-scale photographic tableaux and his juxtapositio... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Sunday, January 20, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM; Tuesdays 10:00AM-9:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Art Gallery
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September 29th, 2012 marks the opening day of the Vancouver Art Gallery's TRAFFIC exhibition, featuring Conceptual Art in Canada from 1965-1980. For more detailed information visit http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_traffic.html

Vancouver Food Tour presents Your Vancouver Brewery Experience

Ever wondered what really goes on inside that mysterious building located at the base of the Burrard Street bridge?  Now it's your chance to join Vancouver Food Tour and Molson Coors Canada and explore Western Canada's largest and most recognized brewery. Whether you're a visitor, a curious local, or simply a beer enthusiast, join us behind the scenes to get a look at this iconic Vancouver l... Visit Website

Vancouver Maritime Museum presents Girl in Wetsuit

  • Thursday, November 01, 2012 - Sunday, December 02, 2012
  • Venue: Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Time: Mon Closed; Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM; Sun 12PM-5PM; Thursdays Nov 8-Dec 13 5PM-8PM
  • Location: Vancouver Maritime Museum
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The Maritime Museum is thrilled to hold over the "Girl in Wetsuit" exhibit until December 2, 2012, in the J. Torben Karlshoej Gallery, Vancouver Maritime Museum    In September of 1968, Douglas Brown, a Vancouver lawyer, talked to Imredy about his desire to commission a sculpture inspired by the famous Copenhagen mermaid, which could be sited on the great granite boulder just... Visit Website