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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 Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Monday, April 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Varies by event
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Celebrate the joys of spring with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival story is one of romance. It is an annual celebration that marks the reawakening in our community of all that makes us alive and human. We smile at one another. We take our lunches under the spreading blossoms. We spend the warming nights beneath illuminated clouds of flowers. We celebra... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Helen Lawrence

Acclaimed visual artist Stan Douglas and screenwriter Chris Haddock (Da Vinci's Inquest, Boardwalk Empire), in collaboration with Kim Collier (Tear the Curtain!), bring you an intoxicating mixed-media spectacle set in the Vancouver of 1948. Visit the vanished worlds of the old Hotel Vancouver and Hogan's Alley-the city's hot spot for gambling and vice. Told in noir style, Helen Lawrence is a myste... 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

Cherry Jam Downtown Concert

  • Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Thursday, April 03, 2014
  • Time: 12:00PM (noon) - 1:30PM
  • Location: Indoor concourse of Burrard Skytain station
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Cherry Jam will showcase performances by the Yayoi Movement Theatre, Folk artist Michael Averill, 2013 Haiku Invitational celebrity readings and Haiku Bard by Christopher Gaze of Bard on the Beach, an energetic dance performance by VanCity Soran and the thunderous sounds of Richmond's Tetsu Taiko to warm up the scenes of Cherry Jam. Thursday, April 3, 2014 @ 12noon-1:30pm Indoor concourse of ... Visit Website

Forbidden Vancouver presents "Secrets of the Penthouse"

An evening of history, burlesque and fine Italian food at Vancouver's most notorious venue! Join "Secrets of the Penthouse", Forbidden Vancouver's behind-the-scenes-guided-tour of the legendary Vancouver nightclub. Son of Ross Filippone and club owner Danny Filippone will lead you on an adventure through the Penthouse's incredible history as you delve into the secret bars, dressing ro... Visit Website

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver presents - Samonie Toonoo exhibition

Born in 1969, Samonie is part of a significant art family in Cape Dorset; being the son of the renowned graphic artist Sheojuk and carver Toonoo, he's also the younger brother of Jutai Toonoo and Ovilloo Tunnillie. Over the last 25 years as an artist, Samonie has evolved from realistic depictions of wildlife and figurative forms into this collection which the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver is very pr... 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

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

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

The Cultch presents Cabaret Brise-Jour (Shattered Cabaret)

After a sold-out run of its 2012 creation L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres Performs Tom Waits, the Quebec music-theatre collective returns, this time dipping into the repertoire of Kurt Weill. From Berlin cabaret and Parisian nostalgia to New York's Broadway, this 8-piece orchestra retraces the path of the musician in exile with rare instruments and "music-objects," conjuring Weill's dram... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Mies Julie

Internationally acclaimed director Yael Farber sets her explosive new adaptation of Strindberg's classic Miss Julie in the remote, bleak beauty of South Africa. In the sweltering heat of a Cape Karoo kitchen, a deadly battle unfolds over pwoer, sexuality, memory, mothers, and land. This newly menacing, passionate, and relevant allegory for a post-apartheid state in transition was named one of ...

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 Ultimate Improv Championships

UIC is Vancouver's most dangerous improv and pits two blood-thirsty teams of improvisers against each other in a non-stop timed challenge. At the end of each performance the audience votes who will be the Ultimate Improv Champion, with the winning team returning the following week to defend their title. “Ultimate Improvisers” are among the best-trained and well-conditioned athletes in... Visit Website