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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

2014 Chutzpah! Festival

2014 Chutzpah! February 22 to March 9 Music-Dance-Theatre-Interdisciplinary Tickets: chutzpahfestival.com 604-257-5145 (pronounced: ho'ots-pä) Chutzpah! is the quality of impudence. The word derives from a Hebrew word meaning "impertinence." The modern English usage of the word has taken on a wider, positive meaning to express admiration for non-conformist but gutsy audacity!... Visit Website

36th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival

February 24 - March 2, 2014   The Wine World is Here 1,750 wines • 14 countries • 178 wineries • 54 events • 8 days Canada’s Premier Wine Show: Engaging, Educational, Entertaining The Vancouver International Wine Festival presented by The Vancouver Sun welcomes the world’s greatest wine producers and wine drinkers to an annual weeklong celebration of... Visit Website

7th Annual LADIES FIRST Art Show

  • Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Saturday, March 08, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Hot Art Wet City
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February 20, 2014 - March 8, 2014 Opening Reception with DJ Kookie: Thursday February 20, 2014 @ 7:00PM  The 7th Annual LADIES FIRST Art Show and Tour features international and local up-and-coming and legendary female pop artists working in female themes. Curated by Tart Arts, the show celebrates seven years in 2014, beginning in Vancouver with an exhibit at Hot Art Wet City, the show ... 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.

Brown Bag Talk: The HiVE

An open-plan work space sharing infrastructure such as meeting spaces, business equipment and wi-fi, The HiVE was launched in a rehabilitated space in 128 West Hastings. Founding member and sustainability designer, Eesmyal Santos-Brault, will speak about the concept for and the successful implementation of The HiVE. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 12:00PM BCIT Downtown Campus, Seymour St. Vancou... 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

Chutzpah! 2014 presents Tiny Music

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre
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World Premiere Tiny Music Vancouver-born writer and composer Noah Drew created Tiny Music, an original "sound design musical" loosely adapted from Shalom Aleichem's short story The Fiddle. This World Premiere follows Ezra, a young autistic man with an auditory-processing disorder that heightens his experience of the sounds around him. The songs and mesmerizing soundscape... 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 Hirsch

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Saturday, March 01, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
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Photo credit: Photo of Alon Nasman by Cylla von Tiedmeman Vancouver Premiere Hirsch, created and conceived by Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson, is a quirky, engaging biographical study of the life of the Hungarian-born director John Hirsch, orphaned in the Holocaust at age 13 who found sanctuary in Winnipeg and went on to become a significant figure in Canadian theatre until his death in 198... 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

Majid Sheikh Akbari & Alfonso Tejada Exhibition

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 9:00AM - 4:00pm
  • Location: District Foyer Gallery
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February 26 to April 22, 2014 2D Alfonso L. Tejada: As an architect and urban planner, Alfonso is inspired by interesting vistas of townscapes from his travels both locally and abroad. His new series focuses on local landscapes, the fringe between the city and the beautiful natural environment of the North Shore. He has exhibited his work in numerous invitational solo and group exhibitions int... 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

Patrick Street Productions presents The Entrepreneurial Artist

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Location: VPL Central Library - Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level
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Two senior performers and creators share life lessons on how artists must increasingly embrace an entrepreneurial mindset at the VPL Central Library – February 26, 2014 at 7pm in the Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms. Presented by Patrick Street Productions (PSP), the free event and discussion sees Co-Artistic Producers Peter Jorgensen (director of the recent and acclaimed Avenue Q) a... 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

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

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