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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

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

  • Friday, May 03, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Various Location
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  DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences. The society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated and juried festival comprised of public screening... Visit Website

Gibby’s Field Celebration & Jane’s Walk - FREE walking tour

  • Friday, May 03, 2013 - Friday, May 03, 2013
  • Time: 2:00PM
  • Location: Gibby's Field
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Join VHF for a fun filled day starting with a plaque presentation at 2pm at Gibby's Field. Then 3pm reception with displays at Tyee Elementary School (also a plant sale). Jane's Walk of Gibby's Field History @ 4pm (free)  Jane's Walk walking tour (60-75 minutes) starting and ending at Tyee Elementary, stopping "on" a bridge over Gibson Creek at East 20th Avenue, near the locatio... 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 How to Write a New Book for the Bible

  • Friday, April 26, 2013 - Saturday, May 25, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • 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.

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

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 Highgate

Highgate is a morbid romp through Victorian funerary culture, jumping straight from the darkest part of Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's imagination. Reflecting personal and collective grief, a band of figures captivate in this fascinating gothic dance of death, physical oddity, humour, and horror.

The Rogue Folk Club presents the Foghorn Stringband

  • Friday, May 03, 2013 - Friday, May 03, 2013
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: St James Hall
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Internationally acclaimed Foghorn Stringband has been at the vanguard of a revival in American old-time music for over a decade now. They've traveled the globe, been signed to a major label, and inspired a new generation of old-time musicians, all without compromising their love of traditional American music. But they've gathered new ideas and new band members too. Their unique sound still co... 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 Theatresports League presents Pants on Fire

Vancouver TheatreSportsTM League presents PANTS ON FIRE, a hilarious new show where local celebrities hope to outwit a cast of veteran improvisers. Throughout the night our host will get outrageous stories and anecdotes from the esteemed guests life...but whether those stories are factual or not is up for debate. Along with your help, this award-winning cast will decide if the guest is telling th... Visit Website