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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 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

With 1800 artists, 300 concerts and 35 venues, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Vancouver's signature festival and British Columbia's biggest music and arts presentation. Over twelve days—June 20 - July 1, 2014—the world's best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists perform at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. There are many fre... Visit Website

29th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents BOBBY MCFERRIN & The Spirityouall Band

Bobby McFerrin makes a habit of breaking the rules. The 10-time Grammy winner blurs the lines between popular music and high art, prancing around barefoot in the world's most prestigious concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, Spirityouall, is a an unexpected move  from the music-in... Visit Website

Any Sing Goes! Cecile Larochelle & Jane Mortifee

  • Sunday, June 22, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • Time: 4:00PM
  • Location: Northwood United Church
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Any Sing Goes! with Cecile Larochelle, Jane Mortifee, young soloists and choir performing jazz and gospel selections for a happy and uplifting event you won't want to miss. Part of the Jazz Vespers Series presented by Northwood United Church. Sunday, June 22, 2014 4:00PM Northwood United Church, 8855 156 Street. Voluntary Donation Visit the website here for more information or ticket p... 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

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 2014

Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September. For a full informaion about te show and more i... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's beloved comedy returns to Bard! Oberon, King of the Fairies, is upset with Queen Titania. He commands his servant Puck to produce a magical nectar that will cause love at first sight. The mischievous sprite arranges for Queen Titania to fall for Bottom, a simple weaver (now transformed into an ass) while hilariously misdirecting the affections of four runaway lovers. This producti... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents The Tempest

Prospero, a magician and exiled Duke, is stranded on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the slave Caliban. He conjures up a storm that shipwrecks his enemies on the island's shores. As Prospero and Ariel weave a magical web, murder plots are hatched, unlikely alliances form and romance blooms between Miranda and the son of Prospero's deepest enemy. Meg Roe, who... 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

Edgewater Casino-2014 FIFA World Cup Festival

Edgewater Casino and Latincouver is proud to present the FIFA 2014 World Cup Festival Watch Brazil World Cup 2014 FOOTBALL FIESTA on 3 HUGE 18ft high def screens, spectacular sound system & luxury seating. Come cheer for your favorite Team! ★ Argentina ★ Chile ★ Colombia ★ Ecuador ★ Uruguay ★ Honduras ★ Costa Rica ★ Mexico ★ Brazil ★ All countries welcome, dress in country colours &a... Visit Website

Jazz Vespers presents "Gospel Comes Home" concert series

As part of Vancouver's Jazz Festival, St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church in downtown Vancouver presents its afternoon jazz concert series, "Gospel Comes Home." All concerts in this series are free. Jazz Vespers at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church  Where jazz meets the spirit. Friday, June 20, 2014 - Monday, June 30, 2014 St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson Street.... Visit Website

Karaoke World Championships Canada

Karaoke World Championships is the world's biggest karaoke event. It brings together singers from all over the world, regardless of race, nation or religion. KWC is the opportunity for aspiring singers to become stars. Prizes: The Men's and Ladies BC provincial champion win airfare to Red Deer, Alberta to compete at the National Final Oct. 25th & 26th, 2014. Sunday, August 17, 24, 31 &... Visit Website

Kitsilano Farmers Market

  • Sunday, May 11, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Location: Kitsilano Community Centre
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... 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

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014
  • Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... 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

National Aboriginal Day Celebration

Join Canada Place and Port Metro Vancouver for the fourth annual National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Canada Place on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Enjoy a wide variety of Aboriginal stage performances, including three-time world champion hoop dancer Alex Wells, as well as drumming and dance workshops, storytelling and artisan demonstrations. Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:30AM – 4:30PM 999 Canada ... Visit Website

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre presents Ghostown

  • Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
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An installation by Steven Nunoda June 14 – August 31, 2014 Ghostown recalls and memorializes a pivotal event in Steven Nunoda’s family history, the internment of 22,000 persons of Japanese descent during the Second World War. Combining 200 miniature tarpaper models with audio and video, the exhibit provides a focus for community remembrance. The work comments on immigrant experiences,... Visit Website

No Set List presents 'Gods Plans' by Wade Kinley

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Saturday, June 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: Studio East
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'Gods Plans’ by Wade Kinley is an existentialist cowboy romp about two men who find themselves trapped in the desert overnight. Plagued by danger the duo are forced to face a wicked truth they did not see coming. Staring Jason Diablo, Giacomo Baessato and Caitlin McCarthy. Designed by Flo Barrett, Costumes by Christina Dao. Stage Managed by Sarah Melo. Directed by Wade Kinley. Thursday, J... Visit Website

Richmond Country Club Futures presents Pro Circuit Event

  • Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014
  • Location: Richmond Country Club
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For the first time ever in the lower mainland, Richmond Country Club will host an internationally sanctioned ITF futures tennis event. Athletes from around the world will compete for world ranking points along with prize money totalling $15,000. This is also a great opportunity for local aspiring players to advance their tennis careers. Be sure to come out and cheer them on, or join us by becomin... 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

RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival

  • Friday, June 20, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Creekside Community Centre, Village Plaza
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June 20-22, 2014 Recognized as North America's biggest and best, the annual RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver is a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, attracting over 100,000 people and close to 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe. Beginning on Friday afternoon with the colourful Eye-dotting Ceremony, the festival continue wi... 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

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