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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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"A Circus in Wonderland" at PNE Garden Auditorium

"A Circus in Wonderland" is a dynamic, theatrical Circus re-interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland. The show promises to be an immersive, multi-sensory experience with athletic aerial and ground circus acts, a beautiful soundtrack, lush projections and unexpected visual circus surprises to delight one and all! This performance will leave audiences entertain... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Dreamgirls

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the musical Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches tale of a 1960s girl group, loosely based on The Supremes. Young, black, and with talent to burn, the hopeful divas Effie, Deena, and Lorrell fantasize about playing the Apollo Theater. After getting their big break, The Dreamettes seem unstoppable-until rivalry and betrayal enter the group. Share their elatio... Visit Website

Asian Heritage Month Exhibition & Day of Celebration

  • Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
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Celebrate Asian Heritage Monrth at the International Village! International Village will be hosting its very first Asian Heritage Month Exhibition and Day of Celebration, featuring cultural performances from local groups on stage in the centre court. The exhibition of clay miniatures and a select number of traditional outfits from various Asian cultures will be featured in the centre court o... 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

Dress for Success 5km Power Walk

  • Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Time: 8:00 AM
  • Location: Oakridge Centre
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The walks begins at Oakridge Centre and goes around beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park. Come down to support the economic independence of women! There will be inspirational guest speakers, yoga, DJs, prizes and more... Saturday, May 11, 2013 Oakridge Centre (Cambie @ 41st Avenue) Registration & Free Yoga: 8:00AM Event Start: 9:00 AM Walk Start: 9:30 AM Registration Fees: $25.00 For mor... Visit Website

Find peace with Daoist Kungfu

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden opens its spring season with a big emphasis on health and wellness. In May, the Garden is pleased to present two workshops and a talk & demonstration session by internationally recognized Chinese kungfu master Zhang Yuxuan. On May 9 and May 11, Master Zhang will introduce two forms of Chinese Kungfu – Five Elements Qigong and Daoist Taichi &nda... Visit Website

Great Canadian Craft: Spring Fling!

"A one of a kind showcase by unique, independent artisans" Come visit western Canada's largest spring showcase of independent artisans! From handcrafted jewelry to delectable chocolate and everything in-between! From live music, children's' entertainment and yes, even a "Men's Section" we've got you covered! *Over 400 Exhibitors! *Activities for the Kids! *Men's Section... 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

May LaForge Be With You - A Tribute Show to Star Wars and Star Trek

  • Thursday, May 09, 2013 - Saturday, June 01, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: noon-5pm
  • Location: HOT ART WET CITY Gallery
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A group art show featuring work inspired by Star Wars and Star Trek! Thursday May 9, 2013 - Saturday June 1, 2013 Weekly, Wed-Sat @  12:00PM-5:00PM OPENING RECEPTION: Friday May 10, 2013 @ 7:00 PM Tickets: FREE Admission 2206 Main Street, Vancouver (@6th Ave) For more information please visit http://hotartwetcity.com/star-wars-trek/   Note: Gallery will be CLOSED on Saturday, Ma... 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.

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 Chefs’ Table Society 2013 Spot Prawn Festival Launch - 7th Annual Spot Prawn Boil

  • Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Time: 11:00AM
  • Location: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf, near Granville Island
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On Saturday, May 11th, 2013, the city's top chefs will be at the 7th annual Spot Prawn Boil at False Creek Fishermen's Wharf. Watch cooking demonstrations from 6 chefs will be on stage for spot prawn cooking demos between 11am and 3pm. There will be live spot prawn sales, fun for the whole family provided by Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium, festival souvenirs for purchase, and a fes... Visit Website

The Eastside Flea Market "Mother's Day Weekend"

  • Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Location: The Wise Hall (Adanac @ Victoria)
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Come out and join a special Mother's Day Weekend! The Eastside Flea is a new monthly flea market and a family oriented event in East Vancouver featuring a diverse array of vendors from handmade goods, vintage clothing & antiques, art, craftsmen items, garage sale, and more! Saturday May 11th 9:00AM - 3:00PM The Wise Hall 1882 Adanac St Vancouver, BC V5L 4E5 Admission by donation! For... Visit Website

Trout Lake Farmers Market

  • Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... 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

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

World Migratory Bird Day Bird Walks

  • Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Location: Heron Colony
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Meet at the specific locations and times to join some of the best birders in Vancouver to learn more about birds. All levels and ages of birders are invited to attend and our guides will help you use binoculars and bird guides to locate the birds. We ask that all children be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The bird walks are open and free for all, but please come early to reserve a spot in c... Visit Website