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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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2014 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

  • Saturday, January 18, 2014 - Friday, February 14, 2014 (Recurring daily)
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January 18 - February 14, 2014 Yes, chocolate lovers, the Hot Chocolate Festival is coming back with 24 local Chocstars, over 60 CRAZY flavours, and don't forget ... Chocolate Makes You Happy!  Hot Chocolate Festival promo video 2014 from CityFood Magazine on Vimeo. For more information please visit http://www.cityfood.com/events/hot-chocolate-2014/  

Arts Club Theatre Company presents A Brimful of Asha

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 - Saturday, February 08, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: Revue Theatre
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A BRIMFUL OF ASHA By Asha and Ravi Jain A Why Not Theatre Production Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival A Heartwarming Tale of Love and Marriage You think your mother is opinionated? Then say hello to Asha, who is determined to see her son, Ravi, married-even if she has to arrange it-and is not shy about saying why, in the most droll way, of course. In this unusual... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Odd Couple

THE ODD COUPLE* By Neil Simon The Classic Comedy of Mismatched Roomies at Midlife Meet Felix Ungar, the neurotic, neat-freak news writer. Meet Oscar Madison, the slovenly sportswriter.When life changes bring them together as roommates, will these two friends learn to meet in the middle? Or will their irreconcilable differences split them apart? The Odd Couple, the now classic play that earned N... Visit Website

Broadway Across Canada presents West Side Story

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by David Saint, using Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway ... Visit Website

Burnaby Art Gallery presents Recent Acquisitions of First Nations and Inuit Prints

The Burnaby Art Gallery has recently received the promised gift of a significant collection of First Nations and Inuit prints, all of which were created during the 1970s to early 1980s period, with many included in the Northwest Coast Indian Artist Guild series of 1977 and 1978. In addition, two notable Inuit works of Canadian Heritage were added to the collection in 2013. This exhibition feat... Visit Website

Chinese Works on Paper: Liu Wenxi & Xu Yisheng

One of the oldest traditions in the world, painting has held an important social position throughout Chinese history, with landscape depiction having always held the highest regard.  During the cultural struggles of the twentieth century, traditional landscape painting thrived, maintaining classical characteristics while also embracing the potential of new developments. Alongside Xu Y... Visit Website

CityScape Community Art Space presents About Face Exhibition

  • Friday, January 31, 2014 - Saturday, March 01, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Location: CityScape Community Art Space
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About Face - Exhibition January 31 – March 1, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 7:00PM - 9:00PM Exploring and celebrating the work of twenty-eight artists, this exhibition features paintings, photography and sculpture that focus solely on the human face, capturing the essence of the subject through approach and medium.The works strongly embody expressive and emoti... Visit Website

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden presents A Life of Service

A Life of Service January 6th to February 28th, 2014 Hall of One Hundred Rivers Complimentary with admission Through showcasing the influence of Confucian thought on Chinese culture and beyond, the Garden encourages people to understand the contemporary world through an appreciation of traditional values. Leaders in today's China are studying Confucianism again, a philosophy that spent deca... 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

Emily Carr: Deep Forest

Emily Carr: Deep Forest, Exhibition December 21, 2013 to March 9, 2014 The Vancouver Art Gallery is home to the richest collection of Emily Carr works in the world. We are fortunate to have major pieces from throughout her career, but our collection is particularly rich in her forest paintings from the 1930s, both canvases and works in a medium she began using during that period, oil on paper... Visit Website

FlyOver Canada presents Flight of the Dragon

COME SOAR OVER CHINA! See both Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back! JAN 17 TO MARCH 2, 2014 FlyOver Canada is proud to present "Flight of the Dragon", a new flight ride experience never before seen outside of China. For a limited time, guests will get to experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver admission price! First, f... Visit Website

Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink!

  • Friday, November 15, 2013 - Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Location: Robson Square
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The Robson Square Ice Rink is officially open from now until the end of February 2014. This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun. Come celebrate winter in style with free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It's a magical place to enjoy the holidays with your friends, family and loved ones.   November 15, 2013 (at 1pm) to February 28, 201... 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

Live Band Karaoke Tuesdays

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - Tuesday, September 02, 2014
  • Location: Backstage Lounge
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The Backstage Lounge Presents Live Band Karaoke Hosted by: Sami Ghawi & Reuben Avery $2.25 Draft and $4.75 Palm Bay Rock out on stage with a live band and sing your favorite songs! Every Tuesday night at the Backstage Lounge, Sami and Reuben will take your karaoke experience to the next level! Come ch... Visit Website

MOV presents Play House: The architecture of Daniel Evan White

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Venue: Museum of Vancouver
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Thursdays until 8:00PM)
  • Location: Museum of Vancouver
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 to Sunday, March 23, 2014 Daniel Evan White knew exactly how to play with houses. The modest Vancouver architect drove innovation along the west coast from 1960 to 2012, creating homes that his clients claim were life changing. Discover his remarkable work in this first retrospective of his career. Play House Exhibition ventures through Daniel Evan White's mind, ha... Visit Website

Museum of Anthropology presents THE MARVELLOUS REAL: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011

MOA at UBC invites visitors on a twisting, mind-expanding journey with The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011 featuring works from luminary artist Frida Kahlo, Betsabeé Romero, Dr. Atl and more. Drawn from the prestigious FEMSA Collection and curated by Nicola Levell, the exhibition features 54 artworks that encapsulate Mexico’s particular, fantastic form of magic realism... Visit Website

Offsite: Mark Lewis, Exhibition

Offsite: Mark Lewis, Exhibition October 18, 2013 to March 30, 2014 The silent moving images of Mark Lewis' latest film project captivate a mobile audience at Offsite, the Vancouver Art Gallery's outdoor public art space. Using the formalist language of cinema to explore our experience of urban and natural environments, Lewis' films both contrast and complement the surrounding cityscape. Van... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents Measure for Measure

  • Friday, January 17, 2014 - Saturday, February 08, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare January 17-February 8 When Vienna's ruthless morality laws are revived by temporary ruler Angelo, a young nun is left with an impossible choice: her soul for her brother's life. A surprisingly contemporary tale of scandal, abuse of power, and the balance of justice with grace. A guest production by the Honest Fishmongers.

Science World presents "To The Arctic - OMNIMAX® Film"

To The Arctic Voyage to the top of the world, where a mama polar bear and her seven-month-old cubs navigate the Arctic wilderness they call home. Director Greg MacGillivray's captivating, adventurous and intimate footage gets you up close and personal with the polar bear family's struggle to survive in an environment of melting ice, gigantic glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snowy ... Visit Website

Science World presents Flight of the Butterflies- OMNIMAX® Film

Flight of the Butterflies It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. Join Dr Fred Urquhart and discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and experience the most incredible migration on Earth. "Better than X-Men... better than Transformers. SPEC-TA-CU-LAR!!" -103.5 QMFM Morning Announcer, Vancouver January 17, ... Visit Website

Science World presents Rescue - OMNIMAX® Film

Rescue Plunge into the challenging and inspiring world of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster. Follow behind the scenes, as a Canadian naval commander, two pilots and a volunteer rescue technician train for action. When an earthquake strikes Haiti, it creates one of the biggest disasters of the century. Witness the global humanitarian effort to bring aid to this country, from militar... Visit Website

Sound Play at the ArtStarts Gallery

  • Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Saturday, March 15, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: ArtStarts Gallery
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When is a bike also a musical instrument? What sound does a Qarkabeb make? How can you make sound visible? Visit the ArtStarts Gallery and be immersed in an exciting sonic experience. Sound Play is an interactive exhibition exploring music, acoustics, composition and sound-making, featuring installations and artwork by students from across BC and by professional artists working with young peopl... Visit Website

Support Keeping Kids Safe in Vancouver!

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - Friday, February 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Everybody Loves Rewards DBA SaveEveryday.com
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77,000 CHILDREN IN VANCOUVER LIVE IN POVERTY Save Everyday has teamed up with KidSafe to provide support, safety, programming and nutritious meals for vulnerable children and youth in Vancouver. Help create opportunities for the vulnerable kids in our community. Visit www.saveeveryday.com/kidsafe for more information.

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 Cultch presents One

A man, almost alone on stage, searches, finds, loses, forgets, rejects and ignores what he thought he always wanted to be. In this acclaimed autobiographical story, Mani Soleymanlou traces his journey from his birthplace in Iran to Montreal, passing through Paris, Toronto, and Ottawa. This journey leads him to question the authenticity of his own Persian origins, seemingly small and insignificant ... Visit Website

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