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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

Cucci & Cabana, Original Creation – Theatrical Clown Show

Theatrical clown show! Cucci & Cabana tells the story of two neighbours in their relentless quest for Beauty. Keeping up with the Joneses, body transformations, and high clown fashion are all at the centre of this theatrical black comedy. The show is ‘en Français' with English sur-titles for each performances. Show runs May 2 - May 11, 2013  @ 8:00PM Centre Cultu... 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

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.

River District Farmers Market

  • Saturday, May 04, 2013 - Saturday, May 04, 2013
  • Time: 10:00AM
  • Location: River District (Riverfront Park)
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There is something for everyone at River District's Farmers Market! Shop for the best fresh organic and conventional produce, products and crafts. Enjoy live music, brunch at Romer's Burger Bar, and explore the waterfront, playground, and pier! Be among the first 100 shoppers on the first Saturday of every month, and recieve a free eco-friendly shopping tote! Saturday, May 4, 2013 @ 10:0... Visit Website

Stellaria Presents: The Josquin Legacy - From the Lowlands to the Gates of Heaven

  • Saturday, May 04, 2013 - Saturday, May 04, 2013
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: St. Mark's Anglican Church, Kitsilano
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Join the voices of Stellaria for an evening of a cappella Renaissance masterworks from the Franco-Flemish School. The programme will feature Josquin de Prez' Nymphe des Bois and Ave Maria, as well as sacred and secular works by Ockeghem, Obrecht, Lassus and Sermissy. May 04, 2013 @ 8:00PM Trinity/St. Mark's Anglican Church, Kitsilano Tickets: Adults: $25.00 / Students and Seniors: $15.00 For... 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.

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

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