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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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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

Battle of the Brush XI: Season III Episode I - Toys 'n Robots - a Live Painting Competition!

  • Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Thursday, May 30, 2013
  • Time: 7:00PM doors open; 8:00PM painting starts
  • Location: Heritage Hall
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Battle of the Brush XI: Season III Episode 1 - "Toys 'n Robots" - a Live Painting Competition! The painting competition consists of four teams, each team includes two artists with differing styles setting their differences aside and combining their skills, strokes and colors to complete a painting on a chosen theme. And they only have 80 minutes to do it! For this show, we are hav... 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

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

Solving Our Skills Gap Challenge

Join Michael Denham, President and Country Managing Director at Accenture in Canada, as he discusses innovative solutions for business and governments to nurture Canadian talent and increase productivity. • Discover new ways of working that allow businesses to tap into new sources of talent • Learn how companies are derailing their efforts to find talent by defining their job requirement... 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 #PopUpPatio at The Westin Grand

Above the bustling intersection of Homer and Robson Streets is the sun-drenched poolside terrace of The Westin Grand, Vancouver. This summer the space will be transformed into the #PopUpPatio, a bustling rooftop patio lounge open Thursday and Friday evenings. Guests can unwind and refresh after a hard day of work in this relaxed atmosphere with soft seating, green gardens and live DJ music. Ope... Visit Website

The Rogue presents Michael Averill & When Coasts Collide

  • Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Thursday, May 30, 2013
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: St James Community Square
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The Rogue Folk Club presents Michael Averill & When Coasts Collide Fresh off a year of musical adventures touring his puzzle album What's Life All About? and a Nepal documentary soundtrack New Day, New Path, New Legend in Asia, Europe, and Canada, the quirky globetrotting folk-fusion story singer returns to Vancouver to release his next concept album - I'd Rather Walk - a tribute project to... 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 Food Tour presents Your Vancouver Brewery Experience

Ever wondered what really goes on inside that mysterious building located at the base of the Burrard Street bridge?  Now it's your chance to join Vancouver Food Tour and Molson Coors Canada and explore Western Canada's largest and most recognized brewery. Whether you're a visitor, a curious local, or simply a beer enthusiast, join us behind the scenes to get a look at this iconic Vancouver l... 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

VIBC presents HSBC City of Bhangra: rePercussion + Opening Reception

Feel the beat of the drums as rePercussion hits the stage on Thursday, May 30th for the opening reception of the 2013 HSBC City of Bhangra Festival. This musical act expresses the many cultures that represent Vancouver through the art of drumming. Coming to you from the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre with acts like Israel Berriel, Paul Bray, Rayman / Karn Bhullar, Cassius Khan, Celso ... Visit Website