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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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'Special' Insight: Two Distinct Perspectives on the Vancouver Special

Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Vancouver Special is a housing style unique to Vancouver. In this talk we'll take an in depth look at both their history and future. Hear about how the Special was used to re-build community after a proposed freeway demolished tracts of historic Strathcona. Then we'll look at how passive house technology can be applie... Visit Website

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 The Bomb-itty of Errors

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: Revue Theatre
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THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS By Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, Gregory J. Qaiyum, Erik Weiner, and Jeffrey Qaiyum Originally produced by Twenty Something Theatre and Temporary Thing An Ad-rap-tation of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors A fast-paced, musical "ad-rap-tation" of Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities, this show infuses Elizabethan times with hip-hop flavour. The a... 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

Gateway Theatre presents The Grandkid

The Grandkid By: John Lazarus Abby and Julius are as close as a granddaughter and grandfather can be. But when Abby starts university and moves in with Julius, they must learn to negotiate a new and difficult relationship: roommates. Over time, Julius learns that Abby isn't a little girl anymore, and Abby teaches Julius that life's second chapters can be the sweetest. This warm family comedy ... 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

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents The Reclaimers

  • Friday, April 11, 2014 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: CityScape Community Art Space
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Opening reception: Thursday, April 10, 7-9pm Revel in the innovation and creation of art made by recycling materials. This exhibition focuses on the work of 17 artists who have found inspiration from industrial, consumer, found or everyday materials that are no longer desired, needed or can fulfill the original purpose. The art is made of at least 75% of materials re-purposed from its origi... 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

Stanley Park Easter Train

The Stanley Park Easter Train and Easter Bunny arrive early this year, starting on Spring Break. The train runs rain or shine, and is fully covered to protect you from spring showers. Hop on by for a fun-filled day: > Miniature train ride > Egg hunt (bring your own basket) > Crafts activities and a bunny-ear workshop > Game > Face painting (by donation) Get an early Spring ... 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 ...

The Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with VPL presents Incite: An Exploration of Books & Ideas

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Wednesday, April 16, 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