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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 Monty Python's Spamalot

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Book and lyrics by Eric Idle Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle A New Musical Lovingly Ripped Off from the Motion Picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail Whether or not you've seen the movie that inspired it, Spamalot will make you laughalot. Favourites old and new-the Knights Who Say "Ni!" and the Laker Girls among them-appear in this highly irreverent and ir... 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

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

Firehall Arts Centre presents BC Buds – Firehall’s Spring Arts Fair

  • Friday, May 09, 2014 - Sunday, May 11, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
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BC Buds - Firehall's Spring Arts Fair May 9th - 11th, 2014 Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BC Buds Spring Arts Fair, where over thirty different artists and arts collectives turn the nooks and crannies of the Firehall into an arts factory for three days. All performances are free.

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

Gu Xiong: a journey exposed

  • Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
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May 7 - August 23, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, May 9 @ 7PM - 9:00PM International Artists' Panel: Saturday, May 10 @ 2PM - 4PM The 2nd Summer exhibition of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art opens. Entitled “Gu Xiong: a journey exposed”, the show, curated by Astrid Heyerdahl, will showcase the work of Gu Xiong, a transcultural artist with a strong sense of global interco... Visit Website

Microscapes - Agates Up Close at Britannia Mine Museum

Microscapes are back again with more stunning full-colour photos of agates. This exhibit in the Machine Shop will showcase how beautiful and artistic rocks can look up close. This year we look at the beauty of agates. Explore Britannia Museum's new exhibit Microscapes - Agates Up Close, with beautiful and artistic views of rocks and minerals.   On display in our Machine Shop from May 9 to ... 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

Neither Here Nor There - A Real Good Performance Festival

May 7 - May 11, 2014 Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 7 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM   A five-day festival featuring groundbreaking performance, theatre, dance, music, visual art and hybrid forms from MFA students at Simon Fraser’s School for the Contemporary Arts. The local and international artists of the MFA program have created seven different performances for this five day festival... 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

Rosemary Burden 'Butterfly Factory' Gallery

  • Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - Monday, July 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: North Vancouver City Hall - Atrium Gallery
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Rosemary Burden has deconstructed pages of Shakespearean writings to create a 30-foot wide ‘Butterfly Factory’ . This installation addresses the idea of repetition, art versus craft, and the oft-discussed possibility of the disappearance of the printed paper book in light of the emerging use of electronic books. It also speaks to the plight of the monarch butterflies whose habitat ... 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

Shipyards Night Market

  • Friday, May 02, 2014 - Friday, September 26, 2014
  • Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Location: Shipbuilders' Square
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May 2 - September 26, 2014 The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. Stop by Shipbuilders' Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday Nights for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On t... Visit Website

The International Summer Night Market

  • Friday, May 09, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
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May 9 - September 14, 2014 The International Summer Night Market (iSNM) is an annual tradition that has built its reputation as a truly diverse event over the past five years and is now recognized as a world class landmark attraction in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Night Market presents multiple types of attractions suitable for all ages! Excite your taste buds with exotic mouth-watering delig... 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 Recital Society presents Christian Tetzlaff, solo violin

Since first appearing on our series in 1991, Christian Tetzlaff has become an internationally-acclaimed violinist in demand in concert halls around the world. He has performed and recorded a broad spectrum of the repertoire from Bach to Berg, and beyond. Tetzlaff. Solo violin. Nothing could be more compelling. Program to include works by Bach, Bartok and Ysaÿe. Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 7:... 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 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

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