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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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Arts Club Theatre Company presents 2 Pianos 4 Hands

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Sunday, April 14, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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This is the laugh-out-loud autobiographical story that has become one of Canada's most successful theatrical productions. In this farewell run, the creators/stars Ted and Richard propel you through comically poignant vignettes of their childhood piano lessons-complete with virtuoso displays of technique-and share the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good failed musicians. Not just fo... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents How Has My Love Affected You?

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Saturday, March 23, 2013 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: Revue Theatre
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Marcus Youssef has a "difficult" relationship with his mother, Rolene. When the playwright discovers a storage locker full of her journals, he begins to delve into her history-and his own. Filled with humour, tension, and affection, How Has My Love Affected You? questions the nature of familial obligation: what do we owe to each other, and what do we owe to ourselves?

Blood Relations

  • Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Saturday, April 06, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Frederic Wood Theatre
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When: March 21 - April 6 Written by: Sharon Pollock, director Jennette White Where: Frederic Wood Theatre Experience this psychological thriller by Sharon Pollock, who conjures Lizzie Borden onto the stage. Borden was accused and acquitted of her parents' murder in 1892. Instead of a whodunit, Pollock has crafted a ‘whydunit', examining life in the Borden household of Fall River, Massachus... 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

Pacific Theatre presents Mother Teresa is Dead

  • Friday, March 01, 2013 - Saturday, March 23, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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A conscience-stricken mother abandons husband, son and comfortable London home - resurfacing among the street children of India's slums. A gripping examination of privilege, spiritual sickness and uneasy sacrifice.

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

Shooting Stars Foundation presents: Motown Meltdown

  • Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: Commodore Ballroom
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Inspired by the critically acclaimed film “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown”, over 25 hot-shot Canadian vocalists, backed by a scorching 12-piece band, will heat up the dance floor, each bringing to their solo tune their own style and talent!  The Motown songbook is as familiar to most people as nursery rhymes; “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Dancing In The... Visit Website

Spring Break Activities at Fort Langley National Site of Canada

During the week of Spring Break drop in to Fort Langley NHS to see if you have what it takes to survive as a fur trader! Learn to start fire the traditional way with flint & steel at 11am. Participate in the “Fur Trader time trials” at 12:30 and test your skills carrying fur bales. At 2pm hear the bang of musket fire echo through the fort. Bake bannock over the open fire at 3pm and... Visit Website

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt: Storybooks

Pick up your scavenger clues and start the hunt! Explore the Village searching for the clues left behind by the storybook characters. When you think you're done, stop in at the General Store to see if you have earned a prize. Join in the fun at the Real Estate office where the storybook toys are hosting a tea party. After that take a ride or two on the carousel.

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

Terry Haines: Coyote X

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • Location: VIVO Media Arts Centre
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MARCH 14-28 / GALLERY HOURS 12-5.30PM OPENING MARCH 14 / 8PM-12AM Live performances by Impossible Nothing a.k.a Darwin Frost, ELIZA-EMC, Lindsay Delronde (Mohawk Nation) and Margaret Briere (Shishalh Nation) COYOTE X is a four-wall video projection installation that evokes issues of land ownership and cultural survival through the presence of Coyote, who acts as metaphor and messenger. Coy... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Broken Sex Doll

From the producers of last year's smash hit 1984! The rapid pace of technological advancement in 2136 has only been matched by a dramatic decline of morality. Robots have become lifelike, humans are robotic, and the two intermarry. King has been in a relationship with a "Ginger 5000" fembot for some time, but things take a dramatic detour when she starts to malfunction and he has her re... 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 Bach Choir presents: Verdi Wagner Bicentennial

The Vancouver Bach Choir presents a soaring evening of opera with Verdi/Wagner Bicentennial - March 23, 2013 at 8pm at The Orpheum. The concert celebrates the 200th birthdays of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, two musical titans whose respective works changed the world of opera forever. Their legacies are honoured with a dramatic programme of favourite choruses and arias from their b... Visit Website

Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Sunday, March 24, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: March 19th - 22nd 5:00PM - 9:00PM; March 23rd - 24th 4:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Location: Chinese Cultural Centre
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Vancouver Fashion Week was established over 12 years ago and is positioning itself to be the world leader in the emerging designer industry, elevating the event to be one of the most prestigious shows on the global fashion calendar. The Fall/Winter 2013 Season of Vancouver Fashion Week is highly anticipated to be the best one yet. We will showcase over 60 designers from 12 countries and 25 major ... Visit Website

Vancouver Heritage Foundation presents Places That Matter: Russian Community Centre

Celebrate Places That Matter with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation at the Russian Community Centre (RCC) on March 23rd, with Russian food, crafts, music, and dance! Saturday March 23rd 11:00AM-5:00PM Presentation from 1:00PM-2:00PM Russian Community Centre, 2114 West 4th Ave (at Arbutus Street), Vancouver Admission: $2.00 For more information visit http://www.vancouverheritagefoundat... 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.