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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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Beaty Biodiversity Museum presents Sea/Life, photographs by David Ellingsen

  • Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Location: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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Sea/Life Photographs by David Ellingsen November 15, 2012 - February 3, 2013 In this portrait series of creatures from the deep, Sea/Life addresses the troubled relationship between humans and the oceans. Many specimens from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum Fish Collection are featured in this award-winning series. Also on display will be an essay by Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace Internati... Visit Website

Cirque du Soleil presents Amaluna

  • Friday, November 23, 2012 - Sunday, January 20, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Live Nation Canada
  • Location: Under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place
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Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young me... Visit Website

Early Music Vancouver presents Molti Strumenti - Baroque Concertos for Winds & Strings

Molti Strumenti Baroque Concertos for Strings and Winds The Victoria Baroque Players, a group of twelve well-known musicians from the West Coast, present a varied and attractive programme of concertos for multiple instruments by Vivaldi, Graupner, Heinichen and Telemann, led by Kati Debretzeni, leader of the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Victoria Baroq... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents Medicine

MEDICINE January 3 to 13 A Firehall Arts Centre Production Trying to understand ourselves and our motivations is a life-long journey. Written and performed by TJ Dawe, the playwright shares his funny, at times heartbreaking, and enlightening experience with Gabor Maté, the Amazonian psychotropic plant medicine ayahuasca, group therapy and his path to introspection.

James Hart - The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), Exhibition

James Hart, Exhibition The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) November 2012 to March 9, 2014 In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for t... Visit Website

Luminescence

Come in out of the cold and enjoy a unique experience of aquatic light that will lift those winter blues. Discover the incredible world of fluorescent and bioluminescent light that exists in the dark depths of the ocean through special exhibits and shows. Find out why and how aquatic animals like anemones, cuttlefish, jellies and corals glow in the deep. Note: Luminescence is a day time program t... Visit Website

Pleased to Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC explores compelling new pairings of timeless treasures in Pleased to Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott from November 3, 2012 to March 24, 2013. The internationally acclaimed potter has combed MOA's collection of artefacts and created groupings based solely on colour, form, shape, and pattern, imbuing new aesthetic perspectives by removing histor... 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

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 Cultch presents Don Juan

The award-winning company behind 2011's smash hit Waiting for Godot brings to life the satiric tale of an irresistible rogue and defiant hedonist. Blackbird Theatre presents a daring new adaptation of Molière's most scandalous comedy.

The Cultch presents Grim & Fischer

In this acclaimed full face mask comedy from physical theatre duo Wonderheads, an aging grandmother is pit against the Grim Reaper and must confront the inevitable question that we all face: what is it to know your end is nigh? A tender telling of an absurdly epic journey; watch as one woman's fight for survival takes fantastical flight in a showdown with Death himself.

THEATRESPORTS

Relying on razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of performers are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches. Using audience suggestions to fuel scenes, teams must create totally improvised situations on the spot. Each TheatreSports match is overseen by a referee. More than just a whimsical host, the ref will slap the improvisers with penalties & jabs, or reward ... Visit Website

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 Hope at Dawn: Watercolours by Emily Carr and Charles John Collings

The medium of watercolour is one of the most challenging used by artists. After the pigment has been placed on paper, change is not possible and the artist must possess considerable skill to achieve his or her artistic goal. Two major artists working in British Columbia in the first half of the twentieth century used watercolour extensively: Emily Carr and Charles John Collings. At the Vancouve... 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