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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 City of Bhangra Festival

10th Anniversary City of Bhangra Festival May 29 to June 7, 2014 Every spring, VIBC presents the City of Bhangra Festival, an ten-day all-out dance party and music-fest showcasing the music and dance of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. On indoor and outdoor stages, in parks, in clubs, and even right smack downtown in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Festival features hundr... 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

Broadway Across Canada presents WICKED

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Broadway Across Canada
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The... Visit Website

Cirque du Soleil presents TOTEM

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Sunday, July 06, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Live Nation Canada
  • Location: Under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place
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TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and... Visit Website

Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth

  • Sunday, June 01, 2014 - Sunday, January 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology, O'Brian Gallery
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Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today. In doing so they challen... Visit Website

DJ CHRIS ROCKWELL

FanClub's Resident DJ. Check him out on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/chrisrockwell June 6, 7, & 13, 2014 9:30PM Vancouver FanClub Price: $12.02 Visit the website http://wl.ticketzone.com/event/DJ-Chris-Rockwell/245787?afflky=FanClub for more information or ticket purchases.

Doors Open Richmond 2014

  • Friday, June 06, 2014 - Sunday, June 08, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Various Venues
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Doors Open Richmond 2014 Opening Ceremony Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 7:ooPM - 9:00PM at London Heritage Farm. Enjoy a free and family friendly evening of live music, heritage tours, kids crafts and a barbeque as we celebrate the best of Richmond culture. Explore Richmond's arts, culture and heritage during this FREE Doors Open weekend. Choose 42 sites including museums, national historic sites, ... Visit Website

FAB FOUREVER-BEATLES TRIBUTE

Don't miss this short and very sweet Beatles Tribute. 7:15 - 8:00PM 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles only appearance on the West Coast of Canada. To celebrate this historical event the Fab Fourever are performing a 'Beatles 50th Anniversary Tour' throughout Western Canada. Saturday, June 7, 2014 7:15PM - 8:00PM Vancouver FanClub, 1050 Granville Street. Price: $12.02 Visit the ... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents The Concessions

  • Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
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The Concessions June 4th - 14th, 2014 A haunting piece of Canadian gothic written by Flying Start emerging playwright Briana Brown. A co-production with the Playwright's Theatre Centre and Touchstone Theatre.

Food Fair & Japanese Used Book Sale

  • Saturday, June 07, 2014 - Saturday, June 07, 2014
  • Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
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Food Fair ~ Delicious Japanese foods and sweets ~ Lots of foods you should try. Come with an empty stomach! $3 sampler, free tasting, sushi demonstration and more! You can get Ramen, Japanese style sandwich, Karaage, Tai-yaki & Okonomi-yaki, Tako Yaki and so on. Also you can enjoy Live Entertainment, Kids Fun Zone (Games, Crafts, Balloon Art, etc). Japanese Used Book Sale: Come peruse t... 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

FUNKDALICOUS

Funkdalicious: groove, soul, urban, top 40, beat, and a whole lot of Funk. The group was formed with the idea of mixing funk grooves with soulful vocals. Funkdalicious has always been a reliable source for a fun night out on the town.  Saturday, June 7, 2014 11:30PM Vancouver FanClub, 1050 Granville Street. Price: $12.02 Visit the website at http://wl.ticketzone.com/event/Funkdalicous/... 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

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

New Works by Shannon Hemmett & Kevin McBride

  • Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Saturday, June 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Hot Art Wet City
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A show featuring two artists never seen in a gallery before. Paired in this quickie 4 day show, Hemmett and McBride have a graphic style reminiscent of comic books, tattoos and classic pop art. Catch it before it's gone! This is a show you don't want to miss. Shannon Hemmett worked as a photographer and graphic designer before pursuing painting and illustration in 2012. Adopting influences fro... Visit Website

OPEN JAM

Every Saturday at FanClub, Rob Montgomery hosts an open jam. There is always a showcase band and special guest to close out the event. Come early to get great seats and sign up to participate. June 7 & 14, 2014 2:00PM - 6:00PM Vancouver FanClub, 1050 Granville Street. Free Admission Visit the website at http://wl.ticketzone.com/event/Open-Jam/245788?afflky=FanClub for more information o... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents Espresso

  • Friday, May 16, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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ESPRESSO by Lucia Frangione May 16-June 14 Three fiery women - Vito's estranged daughter, his pit-bull of a second wife, and the family's wrinkled matriarch - find humour and grace in the aftermath of a violent car crash that threatens to take from them the one man they all love. "The espresso - she's life. Quick, black, bitter in the mouth. Don't expect sweet."

Pacifique en chanson 2014 at Waterfront Theatre

  • Saturday, June 07, 2014 - Saturday, June 07, 2014
  • Venue: Waterfront Theatre
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Location: Waterfront Theatre
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The Francophone Artistic and Cultural Council of British Columbia (CCAFCB) is proud to present the 2014 edition of its annual event: Pacifique en chanson. Each candidate as follows: Denis P. Clement (Vancouver), the band Hyper Fiend (Nanaimo), Chahira and Kamelia Merarsi duo (Vancouver), and Mireille de la Prairie (Yukon). Daran, 2014 Pacifique en chanson’s mentor, will also be performing a... Visit Website

Richmond Summer Night Market

  • Friday, May 16, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00PM - 12:00AM (midnight)
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May 16 - October 13, 2014 The Richmond Summer Night Market gets quite busy on the weekend, with the lineup for hurricane potatoes stretching across the park. It's a good idea to get there early or late if you want to avoid the crowds. This night market also offers rides, live entertainment, and tons of booths to shop from. Hours or Operation Friday - Saturday @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM(midnight) Su... 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

Science World presents "Journey to the South Pacific - OMNIMAX® Film"

Journey to the South Pacific Take an adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua and join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes you on encounters with whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth, highlighting the importance of liv... Visit Website

Sins of the City walking tour

Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city! Sins of the City tours leave pro... Visit Website

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