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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/  

BC Sports Hall of Fame presents RED MITTEN WEEKEND

Hey kids do you remember where your RED MITTENS are? Be sure to find them and wear them to the BC Sports Hall of Fame over Family Day Weekend for FREE admission. RED MITTEN WEEKEND at the BC Sports Hall of Fame includes:    Kids wearing RED MITTENS receive FREE admission (12 and under)    Celebrate the 4th Anniversary of Vancouver's Games in the Vancouver 2010 Gallery  ... Visit Website

Celebrate BC’s 2nd annual Family Day at Lonsdale Quay Market

Looking for something to do on Family Day with your little ones? The Market is the place to be this Family Day-a live performance, face painting, mosaic art, an Enter to Win, Children's Rides and the Ball Pit in Kid's Alley will all make for a fantastic, local holiday outing.   The Fanny Starchild duo will perform a musically engaging, family-friendly performance from 1pm to 2pm on Monday, F... 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

Gateway Theatre presents Art

"Art" By: Yasmina Reza Translation by: Christopher Hampton If friendship is based on common likes and values, what happens when someone does something outrageous? Serge spends 200,000 francs on an all-white painting and inadvertently lobs a grenade into his circle of friends. Marc is enraged Serge would blow his money on something he judges to be worthless. Yvan wants to remain n... 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

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

Olympic Viewing at Lonsdale Quay Market

Olympic Viewing at Lonsdale Quay Market   Lonsdale Quay Market remembers the buzz from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games-to revive a bit of that feeling, Lonsdale Quay Market will stream the coverage of the 2014 Olympic Games, on a delay due to the 12 hour time difference. From Friday, February 7th to Sunday, February 23rd, you can keep track of Team Canada's success at the games from the Mar... 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

Vancouver Aquarium presents "Up Close"

Ever wonder what it takes to care for over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium? Until April 30, experience aquatic life like never before during Vancouver Aquarium Up Close, where visitors will take a journey beyond their first impressions of their favourite animals to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of these beguiling creatures. Vancouver Aquarium Up Close featur... Visit Website

VIFF presents BLACK HISTORY MONTH

  • Saturday, February 01, 2014 - Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Venue: Vancouver International Film Centre
  • Location: Vancouver International Film Centre
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 2014 Vancity Theatre marks Black History Month with an exciting program of non-fiction, music and arts-related films, an exhibition of paintings by local artist Garrett Campbell Wilson, and with live dance and musical entertainment. Curated by Barbara Chirinos. The program will include: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Feb 19 07:00 pm at Vancity Theatre BlackStr... Visit Website

VIFF presents OSCAR SHORTS 2014 LIVE ACTION

  • Saturday, February 01, 2014 - Saturday, March 01, 2014
  • Venue: VanCity Theatre
  • Location: VanCity Theatre
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The Oscar Shorts 2014 (Animation) Each year the Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in the Live Action and Animation categories. The nominated best short animations are: Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim, English, 6 min.) - Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to r... Visit Website