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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 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

Blim Finder's Keeper's Night Market

  • Friday, May 24, 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location: Lost + Found Café
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Blim is turning its own popular monthly Blim Market on its head this month by hosting a one-night curated pop up shop called Finder's Keeper's on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 5pm to 11pm at Lost + Found Café in Gastown. As the nights are getting longer when summer is just around the corner, Blim market goers will find themselves dancing throughout the night in a shopping party hosted by on... Visit Website

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

  • Friday, May 24, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: BC Place
  • Location: BC Place
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EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is the ultimate Consumer Food Expo! Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at BC Place Stadium. The 11th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Coooking festival encompasses unique f... 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

Federico's Supper Club, in conjunction with The Jeff Turner Entertainment Group, presents an amazing comedy and dining experience. Federico's is the place to be for quality professional stand-up comedy with an amazing dinner package all for one inclusive price. Diners will be able to enjoy Federico's delicious award winning menu and some of Canada's preeminent stand-up comedians in a sophistic... Visit Website

Jelly Invasion at the Vancouver Aquarium

This summer, thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive displays, there's a lot of new and exciting things to see and do. Come and see several jellyfish species rarely on display at the Aquarium! Daily, May 16, 2013 - November 12, 2013 Vancouver Aquariu... 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 SHIPYARDS - NIGHT MARKET

  • Friday, May 17, 2013 - Friday, October 11, 2013 (Every Friday)
  • Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Location: Shipyards Plaza
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Shipbuilders Square, in the newly developed Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale, are home to what is to become the largest gathering of Food Trucks in the Lower Mainland. Fun and festivities Live music showcasing talent from all over BC Over 50 tents filled with local products, showcasing BC's artisans, bakers and farmers Entering its third year, the Night market has expl... 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 Symphony Tiny Tots: Musical Zoo for Me and You!

Children's classics perfectly partnered with "Carnival of the Animals" and other move-along, sing-along favourites, with music played by a clarinet, trombone, and string bass. May 24: 10:00 and 11:30am- Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver May 25: 10:00 and 11:30am- Terry Fox Theatre, Port Coquitlam Visit www.vancouversymphony.ca for details and tickets

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

ZYRYAB - 9th Annual International Jondo Flamenco Festival Kickoff

Peña Bulería Flamenco Club presents a three year old project in which internationally renowned artists from Iran, Spain, Canada, and the US fuse traditional Persian instrumentation, harmonies, and movement with flamenco traditions. This new fusion concept, pioneered by Pirouz Ebadypour with the stage name of "Pirouz de Caspio", attempts to highlight the manner in which ... Visit Website