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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

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.

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

Chutzpah! 2014 presents My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy

  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre
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My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy performed and created by Brad Zimmerman is part standup and part theatrical, telling the story of one man's lengthy struggle to make it as an actor in New York. His send-ups on his childhood, his family, his misbegotten love life, and his career are as warm and poignant as they are hysterically funny. Zimmerman is a unique and original voice in the... 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 Porno Death Cult

PORNO DEATH CULT March 5-8, 2014 WORLD PREMIERE Created and performed by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg Dance-theatre guru Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg returns to the Firehall stage with a fresh new solo infused with her signature humour and pathos. Religion, confusion, desperation and the strange desire to disappear haunts the piece's central character. An exploration of faith and fait... Visit Website

GUIZHOU CHINA, In the Season of New Rice by Evelyn Nodwell

GUIZHOU CHINA, In the Season of New Rice by Evelyn Nodwell Exhibit date: March 1 - 30, 2014 Exhibit Opening: March 1, 2014 from 2 pm - 4 pm An exhibition by anthropologist and award-winning photographer Evelyn Nodwell as she explores village and small town life in Guizhou Province  during China's growing urbanization. Guizhou is among the least developed of China's provinces. Many villag... Visit Website

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Presented by The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership

The Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle is proud to announce a special Keynote Speaker on March 5, 2014. The event will take place at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. For more information please visit boardoftrade.com/events Please note that tickets in rows B, C, and D are limited view seating.

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

Minoru Chapel Opera presents La Bohème

  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - Wednesday, March 05, 2014
  • Time: 2:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Location: Minoru Chapel
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Burnaby Lyric Opera La Bohème Burnaby Lyric Opera returns to perform highlights from Puccini’s musical masterpiece. Along with Carmen and Aïda, La Bohème is one of the three most popular operas ever written. Set in 19th century Paris, it tells the story of the seamstress Mimi and poet Rodolfo who fall in love upon meeting on Christmas Eve. Her declining health leads them t... Visit Website

Museum of Vancouver presents Rewilding Vancouver

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • Venue: Museum of Vancouver
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Thursdays until 8:00PM)
  • Location: Museum of Vancouver
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Rewilding Vancouver Remember. Reconnect. Rewild. February 27, 2014 - September 1, 2014 The first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology, Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, soundscapes, vide... 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

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

Scorned: Emily Carr

Scorned: Emily Carr March 1 to May 26, 2014 Scorned: Emily Carr engages in dialogue with the concurrent exhibition A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky, presenting works that demonstrate Carr's interest in the denatured landscape-an occasional, but notable, subject of her work. The exhibition includes drawings and paintings from the Gallery's permanent collection, as well as a small selection o... 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 Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with VPL presents Incite: An Exploration of Books & Ideas

  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - Wednesday, March 05, 2014
  • Venue: Vancouver Public Library
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Location: Vancouver Public Library
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The Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with VPL presents Mind-altering, metamorphic, twice-monthly. Free readings, interviews and discussions with authors who will change how you see the world. Incite 2014 The new season of Incite kicks-off on January 29 with a thought-provoking event featuring two acclaimed non-fiction authors. In his new book Happy City, urban experimentalist Charles Mon... 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

Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience In this 15-minute epic 4-D adventure, hear the power of the ocean's waves as they crash along the shoreline, and feel the salty spray as you surf the coast with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in search of food. Glide alongside a cast of balletic sea lions as they dive through vast swirling bait balls of anchovy, and track a mother humpback whale and her c... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Improv Test Kitchen

The Improv Test Kitchen is an exciting platform for new and innovative improvisational comedy. Over the course of the show, you will witness the latest show concepts in the improv-comedy world – if you think you’ve seen it all, this is the show for you! This show features the newest, hottest improv shows, presented by a rotating cast of mainstage company members. Improvisers bring sho... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents TheatreSports

Relying on razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of performers are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches.  Using audience suggestions to fuel scenes, teams must create totally improvised situations on the spot. Each TheatreSports match is overseen by a referee. More than just a whimsical host, the ref will slap the improvisers with penalties & jabs, or... Visit Website