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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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2013 Chutzpah! Festival

February 7-March 3 2013 Chutzpah! The Lisa Nemetz International Showcase of Jewish Performing Arts Music-Dance-Theatre--Comedy Tickets: Breath-taking dance, hilarious comedy, a silent film screening with live music, prize-winning theatre and international music highlight the 13th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, the Lisa Nemetz International Showcase of Jewish P... Visit Website

2013 Chutzpah! Festival presents exciting dance from Lesley Telford and Itzik Galil + 605 Collective

2013 Chutzpah! Festival presents exciting dance from Lesley Telford and Itzik Galil and 605 Collective February 7, 9, 10, 2013 Thursday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 9:00 pm, Sunday at 7:00 pm The Festival opens with an extraordinary evening of exciting new dance, featuring two Canadian premieres: Brittle Failure by Vancouver-born Lesley Telford with Japanese scenographer Yoko Seyama and When You See... Visit Website

9th Annual Jan Ken Pon! Rock Paper Scissors Family Games Day

  • Saturday, February 09, 2013 - Saturday, February 09, 2013
  • Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Nikkei Centre
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Experience over 20 traditional Japanese heritage games and toys at the 9th Annual Jan Ken Pon! Family Games Day. Play with colourful tops and a Japanese style cup & ball, make your own sumo wrestlers and beanbags, and run around and burn off some energy!  The highlight of the day is a rock-paper-scissors tournament with prizes.  Old Japanese heritage toys will also be on display. ... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Boeing-Boeing

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Sunday, February 24, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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Bernard, a successful architect in swinging sixties Paris, is even more successful with the ladies. In fact, he juggles the hearts of three air hostesses who jet in and out of his groovy bachelor pad: Gloria, Gabriella, and Gretchen-aka "America," "Italy," and "Germany." But when Boeing introduces a faster jet, Bernard's precise romantic timetable goes hysterically of... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Ride the Cyclone

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... Visit Website

Family Day Weekend at Fort Langley

Spend BC’s very first Family Day weekend at Fort Langley NHS and receive free entry for youth (age 6 – 16)! Join in for a guided intro to the Fort at 11AM, Historic Weapons presentation at 12:30PM, stories by the fire at 2PM and a blacksmith demonstration at 3PM. Watch as muskets are fired live from the wall at 12:30PM! Stay for a traditional snack at 2PM and learn to roast ba... Visit Website

Grouse Mountain presents: 24 Hours of Winter

  • Saturday, February 09, 2013 - Saturday, February 09, 2013
  • Time: 8:00AM Saturday February 9 to 10:00PM Sunday February 10
  • Location: Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Vancouver
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On Saturday February 9 until Sunday February 10, Grouse Mountain once again turns back the clock to 2010 as we celebrate 24 Hours of Winter in honour of the Olympics Anniversary. For 36 consecutive hours, go up the mountain for activities including after-dark snowboard and ski contests, sunrise snowshoe treks, sunset zipline tours, shopping, dining and everyone’s favorite junior pond hockey... Visit Website

Grouse Mountain presents: Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run 2013

  • Saturday, February 09, 2013 - Saturday, February 09, 2013
  • Time: Race Starts at 8:30am
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Saturday February 9, 2013 sees the return of a winter favorite – the Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run. Open to snowshoers of all levels, this fun and social event can test your skills on the trails or just be a great leisurely trek with friends, you decide your speed. Register for your place at the start line today at  There are tons of great... Visit Website

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

Lunar New Year at Renfrew Park Community Centre

  • Saturday, February 09, 2013 - Saturday, February 09, 2013
  • Time: 12:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Location: Renfrew Park Community Centre
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Renfrew Park Community Centre! There will be Heritage Dancing, crafts and display tables.  A great way for the whole family to spend the afternoon.  Saturday February 9th 12:30PM - 3:00PM Register for this free event by phone: 604-257-8388 ext 3 For more information visit

Pacific Theatre presents Leave of Absence

  • Friday, January 25, 2013 - Saturday, February 16, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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A community is blown apart when an audacious young girl challenges long-held views of spirituality and sexuality.  The world premiere of a searing drama of bigotry and transcendence by the author of Espresso. Director: Morris Ertman (My Name is Asher Lev) Cast: Tom McBeath, Lucia Frangione (Espresso), Craig Erickson (Grace), Marie Russell, Karyn Guenther "One of our most consistentl... 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


  • Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Saturday, February 09, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Telus Studio Theatre
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Written by Eugene Ionesco, director Chelsea Haberlin Translated by Martin Crimp Telus Studio Theatre What do you do when everyone around you is turning into a rhinoceros? Eugene Ionesco's iconic absurdist masterpiece follows a tragic everyman called Berenger who must navigate the confusion in his small French village as it is overrun by stampeding pachyderms. As bipeds become an ever-smaller min... Visit Website

Roedde House Museum presents: Shades of Desire

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, how about a little bit of canoodling to the sound of classical music? Cozy up in Roedde House Museum's parlour for "Shades of Desire" , a recital covering music from the Romantic to the modern Era. High Baritone Cliff Ridley returns to Roedde House Museum for another inspired recital, with Alina Khvatova on the violin and Tatiana Khvatova on ... 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

SFU Hockey Hosts EWU Eagles

  • Saturday, February 09, 2013 - Saturday, February 09, 2013
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: Bill Copeland Sports Centre
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SFU Men's Hockey hosts the EWU Eagles on Saturday February 9th at 7pm at Bill Copeland Arena. SFU currently sits in 2nd in BCIHL standings, 5 points behind rival Selkirk College. The Clan are 1-1-0-1 against EWU this season, including a 4-3 win last weekend in Washington. There will be many free prizes as well as a raffle draw for a brand new 2012 Honda Shadow motorcycle! Game nights at Copeland ... Visit Website

St. Valentine's Day Massacre Tournament

The 25th Annual St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Vancouver’s World-Famous Improv Tournament Witness history as Vancouver TheatreSports League’s signature festival pits exceptional improv groups from around the world against each other in a battle for and inspired by your love. This year is The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre’s 25th glorious year and we’re pulling out... Visit Website

The Cultch presents I, Malvolio

Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night through the eyes of Shakespeare's most pent-up steward. I, Malvolio is a wild, hilarious, and unsettling rant from a man ‘notoriously wronged'. A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, this one-man act of storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Suitable for audiences age 11+.

UBC Opera presents Dialogues des Carmélites

  • Thursday, February 07, 2013 - Sunday, February 10, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Chan Centre
  • Time: Feb 7-9th 7:30PM, Feb 10th 2:00PM
  • Location: Chan Centre
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A brilliantly moving and tragic French opera, Dialogues des Carmélites is based on historical events that took place at a monastery of Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution. Filled with lush harmonies characteristic of Poulenc’s style, the opera shows the resolute determination and emotional plight of the Carmelite nuns whose faith is put to the ultimate test. UBC Opera welcom... 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 Winter Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 03, 2012 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 10am - 2pm
  • Location: 30th and Ontario Street in the East Parking lot and Plaza of Nat Bailey Stadium
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Calling all local food enthusiasts! Visit Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium. Find delicious locally made food and enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it.