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.
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival January 15 - February 3, 2013 Over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking local, national and international work in the live performing arts-theatre, dance, music, and multimedia performance. ● ● ● A Crack in Everything Jan 15-16 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts This surr...
A high school chamber choir from Uranium, Saskatchewan, perishes in a freak roller-coaster accident, and the Amazing Karnack, a mechanized fortune-teller, feels responsible. To make amends, he brings the teens back to life to sing about their thwarted dreams and desires in one final concert. Created by Victoria's Atomic Vaudeville, the wildly imaginative and darkly hilarious Ride the Cyclone is al...
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...
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...
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
- 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...
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...
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 ...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - Saturday, January 26, 2013
(Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
- Venue: Cultch, The (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
- Location: Cultch, The (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
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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.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - Friday, January 25, 2013
- Venue: Performance Works
- Location: Performance Works
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Look Mummy, I'm Dancing January 23-25, 8PM Sixty-four-year-old Belgium theatre artist Vanessa Van Durme tells her extraordinary true story in Look Mummy, I'm Dancing-a candid and honest account of her life that started as a little boy, and the journey she underwent as one of the pioneering transsexuals of her time. Equal parts hilarious and touching, Vanessa's story speaks to acceptanc...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Saturday, January 26, 2013
- Venue: Studio T
- Location: Studio T
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Boca del Lupo (Vancouver, Canada) Photog An imaginary look at the uncompromising life of Thomas Smith Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward's January 22-26, 2013 8:00PM Matinee January 26 4:00PM Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Post-Show Talkback Jan 23, Led by Marvin Westwood Pre-Show screening of the film Restrepo Jan 23, 6PM (Free) Dja...
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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...
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...
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...
The Improv Test Kitchen is an exciting platform for new and innovative improvisational comedy. Over the course of the show, you will witness the latest show concepts in the improv-comedy world - if you think you've seen it all, this is the show for you! This show features the newest, hottest improv shows, presented by a rotating cast of mainstage company members. Improvisers bring show concepts t...