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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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13th Annual Full Circle: Talking Stick Festival

13th Annual Talking Stick Festival Explore Aboriginal Culture through the Arts Full Circle First Nations Performance presents the Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 18 - March 2, 2014. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live theatre, music, dance and storytelling. The... Visit Website

19th Annual Murray A. Newman Awards at the Vancouver Aquarium

Join the Vancouver Aquarium for the annual Murray A. Newman Awards in recognition of leading researchers and conservationists who have made invaluable contributions to the understanding and conservation of our Western North American aquatic ecosystems. The evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by a three-course plated dinner in Canada's underwater Arctic gallery at the Vancouver Aquar... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Driving Miss Daisy

DRIVING MISS DAISY By Alfred Uhry A Comedy of an Unlikely Friendship The beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows the charming and moving adventures of a Southern matriarch and her chauffeur over their 25-year friendship, and reveals the power of the human heart to overcome prejudices and open itself to new possibilities.

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

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

Firehall Arts Centre presents Drummer Girl

DRUMMER GIRL February 12 - 22, 2014 Written and performed by Lauri Lyster. Vancouver musician Lauri Lyster brings together some of the city's finest musicians in this eclectic cabaret chronicling her adventures as a professional musician over the last 30 years. From the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to dirty blues in pubs, this autobiographical show about a female drummer's career draws you ... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents Re:Union

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Saturday, February 22, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
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Re:Union February 12th - 22nd, 2014 Produced by Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, this powerful work looks at the fictionalized characterization of a young Quaker, Norman Morrison, as he carries out a final act of witness against the Vietnam War. A Firehall Arts Centre presentation.

Fireside Chat With Vancouver Author Robert Joseph Greene

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • Time: 8:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: UBC Green College
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UBC Green College Fireside Chat with Robert Joseph Greene Vancouver, Author - Robert Joseph Greene The Gay Icon Classics of the World Piano Lounge, Green College, UBC February 18, 2014 @  8:00PM - 9:00PM Admission: FREE Robert Joseph Greene embarked on a journey to find gay love stories from different cultures that were suppressed due to homophobia. Greene thought that his love stori... Visit Website

FlyOver Canada presents Flight of the Dragon 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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