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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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"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

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

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

Kitsilano Farmers Market

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, October 20, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Location: Kitsilano Community Centre
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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

Mother’s Day at Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge

Mother’s Day at Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge Rosewood Hotel Georgia Offers a Special Mother’s Day Menu Al Fresco This Mother’s Day, treat the most important woman in your life to a chic outdoor dining experience at Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge at Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Guests can enjoy an exquisite prix fixe menu amid the splendor of the great ... Visit Website

MUSIC OF ABBA featuring Arrival from Sweden

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
  • Venue: River Rock Casino
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • Location: River Rock Casino
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Founded in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the 12-piece band has toured more than thirty-five countries and is the only tribute group to be granted the exclusive rights to the ABBA name, costumes and original music. Exclusive Mother's Day show presents The Music of ABBA will include all of ABBA's hits including "Dancing Queen", "Waterloo", "Mamma Mia", "Fernando&... Visit Website

Noh/Sho Meets Canada: Tsunao Yamai & Naomi Sato in Concert

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
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A quartet comprised of Naomi Sato (sho) and local Japanese musiciansYuriko Nariya (koto), Kozue Matsumoto (koto) and Minoru Yamamoto(shakuhachi) will present a concert of traditional Japanese music and contemporary Japanese/Canadian compositions. Tsunao Yamai, one of Japan's most respected players and leaders of this ancient and profound form of theatrical expression. In addition, the programm... Visit Website

Opera Mariposa presents - THE SINGER

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • Location: Marpole United Church
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The Singer A benefit concert in support of the BC Women's Hospital Foundation Join award-winning soprano Jacqueline Ko and guests for an evening of beautiful opera and Broadway songs, including favourites by Mozart and Puccini, Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz. In honour of International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, Sunday, May 12th, 7:3... Visit Website

Roedde House's Second Sunday Series presents: Wind Song Trio

Wind Song Trio makes a return visit on May 12th with a new programme featuring composers from Canada, England, and the US. Come see and hear why audience members have exclaimed, "That was the best concert I've ever attended!" of this charismatic voice, clarinet, and piano trio. The Wind Song Trio features Rita Attrot on the piano, Julie Begg on the clarinet, and soprano Catherine L... 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 Columbia presents Sunday Blues Revue

  • Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: The Columbia
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Enjoy the New Orleans style venue, newly-renovated, for some blues by some of the finest musicians in this vintage show lounge every Sunday night for Sunday Blues Revue. Date: Every Sunday evening starting February 3, 2013 Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Location: The Columbia, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster Visit the website at http://www.thecolumbia.ca for more information.

THE FLORA SCOTT QUINTET with special guests THE HOT MAMMAS

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
  • Venue: Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club
  • Time: 8:00PM, 9:30PM
  • Location: Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club
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A Great Mother's Day event at The Cellar Jazz with the dynamic quartet THE HOT MAMMAS. Intricate harmonies and fearless energy! They are the Special Guests of THE FLORA SCOTT QUINTET featuring Scott on vocals and guitar; Campbell Ryga on Sax, HUgh Fraser, piano, Graham Clark on bass and Buff Allen, drums. Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 8:00PM, 9:30PM Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club (W Broadway @ Dun... Visit Website

The Pacific Spirit Choir and the Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir presents "From Dawn to Dusk"

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Location: West Vancouver United Church (Marine Drive and 21st)
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A light-hearted romp through hits from the greatest Musicals, Pop and Folksongs Starring Music Theatre Diva - Janel Snider (London, England), Songs and Choruses from Oklahoma - Cabaret - Tales of Hoffmann - ABBA - Les Miserables - Singing in the Rain - and many more... Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 3:00 PM West Vancouver United Church 2062 Esquimalt Avenue (Marine Drive and 21st) Tickets: $25.00/$... 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 Rookie Night

Vancouver TheatreSports® League’s Rookie Night puts our up and coming Improvisers to the test in front of a hungry crowd. Don't let the name fool you, these are the future stars of tomorrow. Vancouver TheatreSports® League has a history of fostering some of the funniest minds of our time. Many of our rookies have moved on to be the next big thing in the North American entertainment ... Visit Website

VESPERS IN THE VALLEY WITH THE HOT MAMMAS

  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Northwood United Church
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A full hour of excellent, upbeat jazz standards with THE HOT MAMMAS and the legendary ARNTZEN family. A dynamic quartet with four seasoned performers who come together with a unique blend of tight harmonies and intricate jazz/vocal arrangements. Tom on piano, Arnt on guitar and banjo. THE HOT MAMMAS are: Georgina Arntzen, Julie Brown, Melanie Paul, and Mary Ella Young Sunday, May 12th, 201... Visit Website