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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 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

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

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Simon Fraser University-Vancover Campus)
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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

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! - Gala Celebration

Celebrate The Rotary Club's 100th anniversary of service and fellowship. On April 20, 2013, an evening birthday gala celebration begins with a 6:00pm cocktail reception and includes a four-course gourmet dinner, live entertainment and a keynote address by internationally renowned speaker Stephen Lewis. For information and to purchase tickets for this event visit www.rotaryvancouver.org

The Rotary Club of Vancouver Turns 100! - Saturday Showcase

Celebrate The Rotary Club's 100th anniversary of service and fellowship! On Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm Rotary clubs throughout BC will be showcasing their philanthropic projects.  Come and find out what Rotary has been up to locally, provincially, and internationally! For more information please visit: www.rotaryvancouver.org

The Welsh Society of Vancouver's Grand Spring Sale

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: The Cambian Hall
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Grand Spring Sales Saturday April 20, 10am to 2pm Home made baking and preserves Collectibles Chine Pre-owned books CDs, DVDs and Videos Linens and Jewellery Children's wear and toys White Elephant Things Welsh Kitchenware Electrical and Electronics A silent auction will be held on the stage Refreshments served in our tea room Visit www.welshosociety.com for more information or... Visit Website

UBC MOA presents Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Time: Tuesdays 10AM-9PM; Wednesdays-Sundays 10AM-5PM; Closed Mondays
  • Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology
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Following the universal theme of voyage, the first major Canadian group exhibition of contemporary artists from the Middle Eastern region arrives at MOA in Spring of 2013. Guest curated by Fereshteh Daftari, Safar/Voyage’s scope takes viewers from the planet earth, down to maps, and further to specific cities such as Tehran and Cairo, after which it proceeds to reveal internal and meditativ... 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 Phantom of the Opera

The Vancouver Bach Choir presents a spectacular multimedia world premiere with Phantom of the Opera April 20th 2013 at 8PM at The Orpheum Theatre.   The thrilling work combines a screening of the dark, suspenseful 1925 film Phantom of the Opera, with live, original composition for chorus and chamber ensemble. Crafted by Canadian composer Andrew Downing, the evening brings new richne... 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

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Scared Scriptless

Scared Scriptless is sixty-minutes of cutting edge improv! Using audience suggestions, our performers challenge themselves and the "rules" of the game. These multi-talented improvisers take familiar styles and games and push them to their limits. This is a night of improv where anything can happen…and usually does! *Last Friday of the Month is the Naughty Improv Musical Show Sc... 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.