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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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“Paintings & Porcelain” World Premier Exhibit by Water Poon (Ah Shui) & Ah Ngau

Exhibit runs May 1-30, 2014 Opening Reception: May 2, 2014 @ 2:00PM - 4:00PM Two prominent artists, Water Poon (Ah Shui) and Ah Ngau, come together to produce a gorgeous exhibit of paintings and porcelain sculptures. Hong Kong and Vancouver-based, Water Poon (Ah Shui) spotted Ah Ngau's studio while driving, stopped the car and fell in love with Ah Ngau's delicate porcelain figurines. The por... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Kim's Convenience

KIM'S CONVENIENCE By Ins Choi A Soulpepper Theatre Company Production (Toronto) The Depth of a Salesman Soulpepper Academy alum Ins Choi's hilarious and touching debut play set in a Regent Park convenience store was the smash hit of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. Mr. Kim, the store's Korean owner, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-... 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

Ballet BC Choreographic Lab Project | Humanerisms: Speaking Bodies

  • Saturday, May 03, 2014 - Saturday, May 03, 2014
  • Venue: Vancouver Public Library
  • Time: 1:00PM, 2:30PM (two sessions)
  • Location: Vancouver Public Library, South Plaza
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Free Event. Watch the Ballet BC dancers dance in their own creations. Humanerisms: Speaking Bodies is an investigation of human habits and mannerisms, a choreographic lab featuring 9 new works created and explored by the dancers of Ballet BC. Choreographers: Livona Ellis Alexis Fletcher Gilbert Small Ryan Genoe Connor Gnam Rachel Meyer Scott Fowler Alexander Burton Sylvain Senez Saturday, May... Visit Website

Bird Week 2014

  • Saturday, May 03, 2014 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: various locations - see event details
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From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot, there is an event for everyone during Vancouver Bird Week: May 3 - 10, 2014. New this year: first annual City Bird competition. Vote now! Voting closes May 10. Bird Week Evening Presentation Series   April 29            Special Pre-Week Event: Author David Sibley... 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

KALEIDOSCOPE – Circus in Technicolour

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014 - Sunday, May 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: PNE Forum
  • Time: 12:30pm & 7:00pm
  • Location: PNE Forum
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KALEIDOSCOPE - Circus in Technicolour features the circus talents of teenaged circus performers from the Performance and Centre Stage programs of CirKids in an original production staged at the PNE Garden Auditorium. This spectacular performance tells the story of a young boy who searches for and is inspired by coloured worlds of circus and ultimately finds his true colours.   KALEIDOSCOPE p... Visit Website

Miniature Train at Stanley Park

  • Saturday, May 03, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014
  • Venue: Stanley Park Miniature Train
  • Time: 10:30AM - 4:00PM (weather permitting)
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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The Miniature Train winds along 2 km of track through Stanley Park, and is one of the more relaxing ways to enjoy the park. Travel over trestles and through tunnels on your journey through the forest. The Miniature Train has become one of Vancouver's most popular attractions and carries over 200,000 passengers per year. Ride on the miniature train and enjoy a different theme each sea... 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

Musqueam Tour: Witness it, Remember it, Tell it

This spring VHF and Musqueam Indian Band are developing a pilot project bus tour. Hop on a bus to explore several sites around Vancouver which hold particular significance to the Musqueam people. Learn how these sites were used historically and what makes them important sites, while also hearing about how these sites are used now and how they fit in with modern Musqueam culture. As the bus travel... 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

The Cultch presents Watching Glory Die

Deliberately fictionalized, Watching Glory Die takes a bold leap from recent headlines to forget the visceral lyricism that is the hallmark of Judith Thompson at her most powerful. A riveting yet deeply compassionate portrait of three women-Glory, a chronically disturbed young offender; Rosalee, the girl's mother; and Gail, a prison guard-inextricably linked by shared helplessness in the face of t... Visit Website

Ts'msyen Transforming: Morgan Green

Ts'msyen Transforming: Morgan Green April 30 to September 14, 2014 Morgan Green introduces breathtaking examples of hollow-form jewelry in her solo exhibition Ts'msyen Transforming. The exhibition reveals sophisticated works of art and personal adornment, in which Green honours the values, classical art and design of the Ts'mysen people, while using classic European gold smithing, bronze casti... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Offsite: Babak Golkar

April 25 to September 28, 2014 Vancouver-Based artist Babak Golkar will present several large terracotta pots at Offsite. Each vessel is uniquely designed to contain a scream, providing a unique location for viewers to release excess feelings encountered in the everyday. Both clever and playful, Golkar's installation takes a critical look at the effects of increased expectations and anxiety in ... Visit Website

Vancouver Foodie Tour presents Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour

  • Friday, February 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 1:45 pm
  • Location: Kirin Restaurant
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Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour 5 Courses, 12 Tastings, 8 Stories, 3 Hours of Pure Bliss Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven. The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour showcases the best of Vancouver Cuisine! You will be tempted with gourmets worth selling your soul for! Enough food will be served ensuring that your taste buds will have the energy to savor each stop of the tour. Che... Visit Website

Vancouver Opera presents DON CARLO

  • Saturday, May 03, 2014 - Sunday, May 11, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Vancouver Opera
  • Time: May 3, 8, 10, 11 (matinée)
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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Vancouver Opera presents DON CARLO GIUSEPPE VERDI First VO production in 40 years! A magnificent drama of a king's brutal power and a son's brash rebellion In Italian with English SURTITLESTM Approximate running time: 3 hours 5 minutes (including one intermission)   In the war-torn 16th century, peace between France and Spain is secured when a French princess, Elisabeth de Val... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Gorilla Theatre

It's the law of the jungle at The Improv Centre! Beginning April 17th, Vancouver TheatreSportsTM League presents the internationally renowned Gorilla TheatreTM created by Keith Johnstone. Our performers will beat their chests as they battle it out directing each other in scenes, songs and stories. You, the audience, will decide if their scenes deserve your approval and of course, a banana. The di... Visit Website

Vancouver Web Fest

  • Friday, May 02, 2014 - Sunday, May 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Imperial Vancouver
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Canada's Premier International Web Series Festival Canada's first web festival will celebrate their inaugural event from May 2nd to 4th, 2014. The Vancouver Web Fest (VWF) celebrates the progressive evolution of entertainment and programming created exclusively for the Internet. This uniquely diverse festival is the first of its kind in Canada. VWF will bring together International and Canadia... Visit Website

Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art

  Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art Audain Gallery, MOA This exhibition features over 80 Afro-Cuban artworks collected by Chris and Marina von Christierson. Curated by Cuban poet, art critic and curator Orlando Hernández, the exhibition was first shown at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. It explores the ties that link the histories and cultures of Cuba and Africa, and incl... Visit Website