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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.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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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

Firehall Arts Centre presents PROUD

  • Saturday, April 05, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
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Award-winning playwright Michael Healey takes on his biggest subject yet: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper. His sexy, cheeky and surprising play will have you rolling in the aisles - regardless of your politics. You may even find yourself liking the man! Proud imagines a different outcome to the last Federal election - the Tories took Quebec and won a huge majority. A young, attractive and ve... Visit Website

Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour

  • Saturday, April 05, 2014 - Saturday, November 15, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Forbidden Vancouver
  • Time: 6:30PM
  • Location: departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral
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Experience Vancouver's dirty history In 1917, Prohibition hit Vancouver harder than a slug of bathtub gin, knocking the city to its knees. Saloon doors swung closed for good, forcing law-abiding citizens into an underground world of bootlegged spirits and illicit activity. These ain't the kinda stories you'll hear on tour buses, nor the kind you'll read in guide books. Throw yourself at the mercy... 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

The Vancouver we know is more culturally attuned to and integrated with nature than any city of a comparable size on earth. Despite this, our city has dramatically transformed the natural environment. Opening February 27, 2014 at the Museum of Vancouver with presenting sponsor Pacific Salmon Foundation, Rewilding Vancouver explores the city's nature as it was, is, and could be.  The first... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents Old Time Gospel Radio Hour

  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - Saturday, April 12, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR April 9-12 Pacific Theatre brings back the magic of live radio and the glory of good gospel music as Vancouver's bluegrass favourites Viper Central joins Ron Reed in an onstage celebration that will lift your heart and revive your soul. In the style of Prairie Home Companion and the spirit of Tent Meeting and Cotton Patch Gospel, a true celebration of the essence o... 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 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 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