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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

ArtStarts on Saturdays presents Will Stroet

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Time: 11:00AM and 1:00PM (2 Sessions)
  • Location: ArtStarts Gallery
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Award-winning children's entertainer Will Stroet connects with kids through high-energy, interactive and educational music in English and French. Will sings catchy songs about literacy, active living, sports, road safety, animals and multiculturalism-transforming ordinary topics into an extraordinary musical experience. ArtStarts on Saturdays is a free workshop series for families at the ArtSt... Visit Website

ArtStarts presents Lumen Prints: A Free Visual Arts Workshop for Kids

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location: ArtStarts Gallery
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Celebrate BC Arts and Culture Week at the ArtStarts Gallery and create photos without a camera! Discover the beauty of lumen prints, a style of analog photography that can be used to document as well as create artistic renderings of botanical specimens. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to process a small print and watch how the print changes in fixer and during the drying process. ... Visit Website

Ballet BC presents Giselle

  • Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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  The highly anticipated World Premiere by Resident Choreographer José Navas revives the well-known, romantic story of Giselle for a 21st century dance audience. Inspired by the original Adolphe Adam score, Montreal-based Navas creates a riveting world that comments on the story's universal themes of love, heartbreak and revenge that continue to resonate today. This innovative rewor... Visit Website

Concert: Jean-François Desrosby, Classical Guitar Recital

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: Spirit of Life Lutheran Church
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Known for his energetic style-the Canadian classical guitarist Jean-Francois Desrosby has shown his talent on the stages of the United States, Mexico, France, Germany and Canada. More information is available at . Artist's website:   Saturday April 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM Spirit of Life Lutheran Church Ti... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents Land-Research

Land-Research Last seen in Vancouver at the 2011 Dancing on the Edge Festival with the sold out show Quiet, Israeli choreographer Arkadi Zaides and his company are back with Land-Research. Zaides presents the individual voices of five performers from different backgrounds as they explore their inner relationship with the broad idea of land. Performed as five solos, the dancers approach their ... 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

MLU Vancouver Nighthawks vs San Francisco Dogfish

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: UBC Thunderbird Stadium
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Fun for the whole family, interact with the players and mascot, half-time entertainment, and take in live, high calibre, adrenaline-pumping Major League Ultimate athleticism and competition.

Pacific Theatre presents How to Write a New Book for the Bible

  • Friday, April 26, 2013 - Saturday, May 25, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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Heartfelt and hilarious, the story of an aging mother's peculiarities and a son's flawed devotion. A celebration of what holds a family together, suffused with subtle theatrical magic. Canadian Premiere.

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

The 15th annual Ocean Concrete Open House on Granville Island

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Time: 9:00 PM
  • Location: Ocean Concrete - Granville Island
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Saturday, April 27, 2012 from 9 am to 4 pm Ocean Concrete will be opening its gate to the general public for its 15th Annual Open House - a well attended fun family event . Join to look for the 175 foot concrete boom pump extended high above Granville Street Bridge! There will be a special performance from the Vancouver firefighters band with firefighters rappelling off the tower, interactive ... Visit Website

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections Series: Chartier Danse

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series Chartier Danse (Toronto/Montreal) Stria Thursday-Saturday April 25-27, 8pm Post-show artist talkback April 26 Stria is the latest solo work by the award-winning and versatile choreographer/performer Marie-Josée Chartier, and is inspired by the beautiful and unpredictable terrain of the Badlands. The work uses a... Visit Website

The RASC Vancouver Centre presents International Astronomy Day 2013

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, Academic Quadrangle, South Concourse
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Come celebrate Astronomy Day 2013 with RASC Vancouver Centre and the SFU Astronomy Club at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus! Admission for all events is free, but note that if you bring your car to campus, you will have to pay for parking. From 11am to 4pm in the south hallway of the Academic Quadrangle (campus map), there will be many family oriented activities including: -Vendor dis... Visit Website

Theatre at UBC presents Hamletmachine

  • Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre
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Hamletmachine April 25 - 27 by Heiner Muller, translated by Carl Weber, director Ines Ortner Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre MFA Design student Ines Ortner brings her innovative design research to centre stage in this mounting of Hamletmachine. Admission free! "Ines Ortner's MFA design thesis project, Hamletmachine, based on the Heiner Müller play, creates a visual world tha... 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 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.