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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 Sailor's Life for Me - Bill Roedde and the Story of Carita" Exhibition

Roedde House Museum's new exhibition: "A Sailor's Life for Me - Bill Roedde and the Story of Carita". Featuring original racing trophies, hand-drawn architectural plans of the Roedde Class sloops, and one-of-a-kind photos of Bill Roedde and of his beloved Carita, this intimate portrait of a sailor and Vancouverite is not to be missed. The exhibition will run at the museum from Augu... Visit Website

9th Annual Interior Design Show West

The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is Western Canada’s annual premiere residential design show featuring 300 curated exhibits showcasing quality products and services to an audience of consumer design enthusiasts, industry professionals, architects and designers. The event attracts over 30,000 design aficionados over three and a half days, all of them looking to source and purchase som... Visit Website

A Marco Polo Bridge Exhibition

A MARCO POLO BRIDGE: IAIN BAXTER : VENICE / SUZHOU / VANCOUVER As the first European to have visited Suzhou (in 1276), Marco Polo was positioned to make the first "Occidental" report concerning the now world-famous classical Chinese garden traditions in that city. From June 1 to November 30, 2013, as a link to crucially important Venice/Suzhou cross-cultural conjunctions, the Sun Y... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Other Desert Cities

OTHER DESERT CITIES By Jon Robin Baitz A Sizzling Comedy of Family Secrets The Wyeths have wealth, fame, and a political legacy-and they preside over it all from their desert perch in Palm Springs. They also have a daughter, Brooke, who knows how to push their buttons. Home for Christmas, she reveals that she's written a tell-all memoir, which dredges up a pivotal family event that changed thei... Visit Website

Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii

Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii, Exhibition July 20, 2013 to March 9, 2014 Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii, designed to complement both the James Hart: The Dance Screen and Charles Edenshaw exhibitions, presents some of the important oil paintings which resulted from Carr's trips to Haida Gwaii. Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7 Info Line: 604.662.4719 Administration: 604.66... Visit Website

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2013

Shoreline litter poses a threat to our waterways, and the communities and wildlife that depend on them – but there is something you can do to be part of the solution. Join for the 20th anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup by organizing or participating in a shoreline cleanup in your community from September 21-29, 2013. Register today at ShorelineCleanup.ca or call 1-87... Visit Website

It's All Greek To Me! Vancouver's Original Greek Food Festival

  • Friday, September 20, 2013 - Sunday, September 22, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Hellenic Community Centre of Vancouver
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It's All Greek To Me! Vancouver's Original Greek Food Festival is making its move...outdoors! Now in its 36th Year, the festival will be a three-day outdoor event featuring the same great authentic Greek food, live dance and entertainment, kids activities, Greek language lessons, agora marketplace and more. Come and get your Greek on at the longest running Greek festival in the city. OPA!

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

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

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Public Celebration Day

On Sunday, September 22, Chinatown’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden will celebrate the annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with festivities and activities for all ages. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (second only to Chinese New Year) is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar. It is a festival that traditionally brings families and friends together to honour the fu... Visit Website

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Christine Breakell-Lee (Exhibition)

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: District Library Gallery
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September 18 - November 12, 2013 Opening Reception: Sat, September 21, 2:00-4:00pm District Library Gallery Lynn Valley Main Library 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm Christine Breakell-Lee Christine's paintings evoke a spectrum of emotion, often pulling from personal experience that she realizes through her process of abstraction, spontaneity a... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents The Foreigner

  • Friday, September 20, 2013 - Saturday, October 12, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue Sept 20-Oct 12 Charlie is visiting from England, painfully shy and very much in need of rest. His friend has the perfect solution - he leaves him at a rural fishing lodge, telling his hosts that Charlie is from an exotic foreign land and speaks no English. All is well until Charlie overhears more than he should.

Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents an insider’s perspective to the diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands with its animated new exhibition Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific on display from July 24 to September 29, 2013. Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific The exhibition features works by artists from Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, ... Visit Website

Shangri-La Farmers Market

Join us in the plaza between the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and Urban Fare for the Shangri-La Farmers Market. Sample fresh local produce and products every second Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Live cooking demos at 12 noon by Executive Chef Wayne Harris. Fun for the whole family! After you have finished shopping join us at MARKET by Jean-Georges Restaurant for a special Farmers Market Brunch inspired b... Visit Website

Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael's Residential School

Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael's Residential School grew out of a unique opportunity to present the personal experiences of First Nations children who attended St. Michael's Indian Residential School at Alert Bay, British Columbia. During the late 1930s, one student at the school had a camera and photographed many of her friends and classmates there. She recently donated t... Visit Website

Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes

  • Saturday, September 07, 2013 - Sunday, November 10, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Burnaby Art Gallery
  • Time: Mon - Fri 10am-4:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 12noon-5pm, Closed Mondays
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Both harbinger of danger and symbol of pride, the Dutch landscape and its typical motifs, such as the canals that criss-cross the country and the windmill, have been a source of infinite inspiration for the Dutch artists who have captured their essence and character over the centuries. With over sixty works on paper from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada,Storms and Bright Skies: Th... 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 Food Cart Fest

  • Sunday, June 23, 2013 - Sunday, September 22, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 12:00PM — 5:00PM
  • Location: False Creek
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A weekly gathering of Vancouver's top Food Carts complimented by community markets, live music and DJs, craft food vendors, kids activities, and more. Food Cart Fest was created to highlight the diverse and delicious culture of Streetfood in Vancouver (recently named one the top three cities for food carts in North America by Travel+Escape Magazine).

Vancouver Recital Society presents Sitkovetsky Trio, piano trio

Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin Wu Qian, piano Leonard Eischenbroich, cello The three young players of the Sitkovetsky Trio met and worked together at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Since founding the trio in 2007 they have received many awards, and high praise the world over. Brahms Piano Trio no. 3 Mendelssohn Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor Schubert Piano Trio in E flat Sunday, Se... Visit Website

Walk For Reconciliation

  • Sunday, September 22, 2013 - Sunday, September 22, 2013
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Location: from Queen Elizabeth Plaza (on W Georgia Street) to Creekside Park
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Celebrating a New Way Forward: The Walk for Reconciliation is designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. It sounds so simple, but just the act of gathering and walking and sharing our stories can join us all in a shared commitment to creating a new way forward in our relationships with each other. Join us to help achieve far-rea... Visit Website