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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.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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Arts Club Theatre Company presents My Turquoise Years

Based on Farrant's memoir of her fourteenth summer, My Turquoise Years is a comic coming-of-age story set in 1960, a time of postwar optimism, when plastic reigned and the colour turquoise was the height of chic. Marion, raised by Aunt Elsie in sleepy Cordova Bay, has grown up hearing tales of her glamorous, globe-trotting mother, Nancy. Just as Marion is blossoming into womanhood, Nancy suddenly ... Visit Website

Blim presents: Finder's Keeper's — a Curated Pop Up Shop

  • Friday, April 19, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Lost + Found Café, Gastown
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As the nights are getting longer when summer is just around the corner, Blim market goers will find themselves dancing throughout the night in a unique shopping party hosted by one of the most creative local art retailers in Vancouver. This is the first of Blim's ongoing series of curated market events. Fun things to expect: : 35 curated vendors that carry handmade crafts, vintage and so... Visit Website

Federico's Comedy Dinner Fridays ft. Patrick Maliha

Enjoy a 3 course meal and entertainment at Federico's Supper Club for Federico's Comedy Dinner Fridays, for only $50 + tax & gratuities! Make your reservations for April 19th and check out Patrick Maliha.  Of many talents, Patrick Maliha is the world record holder for most impressions in one minute, beating out the previous record holder Dana Carvey.  His act has been described as R... Visit Website

Festival of Cinema for Change - "Addressing Violence Against Women"

S.A.F.E.S. has put together a festival of films from South Asia "Addressing Violence Against Women." The festival will take place April 19 - April 21 at SFU Harbour Centre and at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward's). The guest of honour will be Samar Minallah, a much awarded filmmaker from Islamabad, Pakistan, who has been a prominent activist for women's rights. A festival of... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents God and the Indian

  • Sunday, April 07, 2013 - Saturday, April 20, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
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GOD and the INDIAN April 7 to 20 A Firehall Arts Centre Production Award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor explores the aftermath of a life lost to residential schools.  Johnny, a First Nations man, confronts a priest from his past. God and the Indian will leave you asking: where does the guilt lie? And, how can these wounds be healed? During the last twenty-five years of h... 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

Prodjektor Entertainment presents Indonesian Film Festival - IFF 2013

Join the third Indonesian Film Festival 2013 (IFF), a celebration of Indonesian movies and filmmaking. This year Prodjektor Entertainment will be screening 4 movies from Indonesia, each showcasing the different aspects of people's livelihood and culture in Indonesia - Lovely Man, Sinema Purnama, Demi Ucok, and Negeri 5 Menara. Friday, April 19, 2013: 7:30PM Saturday, April 20, 2013: 2:00PM... Visit Website

Railtown Culinary Tour by Off The Eaten Track Tours

  • Friday, April 19, 2013 - Friday, May 17, 2013 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Time: 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Location: H.A.V.E Café (374 Powell Street)
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Never heard of Railtown before? Well you will soon. Railtown, the unofficial name for the area just east of Gastown, is an up-and-coming neighbourhood that is quickly becoming a hot spot in the city for amazing restaurants. Gritty, historic, and teeming with artist lofts, design shops, and tech companies, this neighbourhood is an interesting mix of new and old. Come to taste and learn all about ... 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

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 Spin

Parry takes her audience on an uncommon theatrical and musical journey, celebrating the bicycle as muse, musical instrument, and agent of social change. Inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry - the first woman to cycle around the world in 1894 - Parry spins a web of stories that travel from 19th century women's emancipation to 21st century consumer culture.

The Rotary Club of Vancouver Turns 100! - Party on the Plaza

  • Friday, April 19, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
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Celebrate the Rotary Club's 100th anniversary of service and fellowship with all Vancouverites and visitors to Vancouver! The 2-day celebration kicks off on Friday, April 19, 2013 with "Party on the Plaza" from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. This is a free public event featuring the lighting of The Cauldron, a Parade of Harley Davidson motorcycles, entertainment by Abra Cadabra,... 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 Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Thursday, April 04, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Varies by event
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Celebrate the joys of spring with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! The festival kicks off Thursday April 4th with the FREE Cherry Jam Downtown concert (11am to 1:30pm, Burrard Skytrain station). On the weekend (April 6 and 7th), take in Sakura Days Japan Fair for the whole family at VanDusen Botanical Garden. The following Saturday, April 13th, at 12:45, is the spectacular World Umbrella Da... Visit Website