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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

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Red Rock Diner

RED ROCK DINER By Dean Regan Vancouver's Rock ‘n' Roll Musical ARTS CLUB CLASSIC Vancouver, 1957. Five teens come of age while DJ Red Robinson plays the the biggest hits of the time- from the raucous "Great Balls of Fire" and "Jailhouse Rock" to ballads like "Diana" and "Crying." This infectious musical captures the excitement and innocence of the c... Visit Website

Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit

  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Sunday, November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Time: Monday to Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Thursday: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Maritime Museum
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From swimming costumes to bikinis, bathing suits styles have fluctuated from the modest to the more revealing, all in a desire to make us fashionable by the water’s edge. As a city surrounded by water, going to the beach and owning a swimsuit is an essential part of both our wardrobe and our Vancouver identity. Drawing primarily on the collections of fashion historian Ivan Sayers, the Mari... 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

Canada Day at Canada Place

Canada Day at Canada Place 27th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place, presented by Port Metro Vancouver Canada Day at Canada Place, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation's capital. Join on July 1 for 13 hours of FREE family fun. From 10:00am - 6:00pm guests will enjoy a wide variety of live performances, breathtaking exhibits and interac... Visit Website

Canada Day at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Canada Day July 1, 10am - 5pm (free admission) Celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon and family activities. Fort Langley’s celebration continues at the neighbouring museums: Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum – be sure to visit us all for a fun-f... Visit Website

Canada Day at Sunset Community Centre

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
  • Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Sunset Community Centre
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Celebrate Canada's Birthday with the whole family! Free activities and entertainment include cake, face painting, live music and dance performances, a petting zoo, environmental art and so much more! Tuesday, July 1, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 4:00PM Sunset Community Centre 6180 Main Street Vancouver BC   Free admission!   For more information please visit www.mysunset.net

Canada Day at the FCA! - Canada Day Activities at the Federation of Canadian Artists

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
  • Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Federation of Canadian Artists
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From 10:00AM - 4:00PM, visitors can get involved with the 'Maple Mural Tapestry'. Make your own maple leaf using on-site supplies and add it to the tapestry flags that will be hung around the outside of the Federation Gallery. The goal? A temporary collaborative art mural made of hundreds of little maple leaves. Attend a free guided and interactive gallery tour of the 'Summer Gallery' exhibition... Visit Website

Canada Day at the White Rock Museum & Archives

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
  • Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: White Rock Museum & Archives
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Join us down on White Rock's promenade this Canada Day for fun and entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Starting at 11:00AM, visitors can enjoy face painting, crafts and games for children, raffles, and free admission to the gallery. Also be sure to check out our summer merchandise in the museum shop including kites, train whistles, honey products and more. New this year - try our delicious... Visit Website

Canada Day Cake Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
  • Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: Willowbrook Shopping Centre
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Willowbrook Shopping Centre will be celebrating Canada Day with a giant cake! The cake, which will feed 1,000 people, will be served from 11:00AM - 2:00PM (or while quantities last) on July 1 at Willowbrook’s Centre Court by The Body Shop. Come and enjoy a complimentary piece of cake! Visit http://www.shopwillowbrook.com/ for more information. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 11:00AM - 2:00PM W... Visit Website

Canada Day on Granville Island

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
  • Time: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Location: Granville Island
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Get your flags ready! Canada Day is on its way again and as always we'll be throwing the best party in the city! With free jazz performances courtesy of Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, face painting, roving characters, tattoos, a parade, and more, this is a birthday bash that everyone can enjoy! We'll be posting all the event details on the website soon, so stay tuned and make sure you save the d... 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

Edgewater Casino-Canada Day Concert Series

This Canada Day marks Edgewater Casino’s inaugural Canada Day Concert Series at the Plaza of Nations. This four-day celebration hosted by Edgewater Casino at the Plaza of Nations will be packed with live music, food and beverage vendors, and a beer garden. This free-admission celebration will feature the musical stylings of the James Rogers Band, Blues in the City, Ten Souljers, Playlist an... Visit Website

ExtraOrdinary

  • Friday, June 27, 2014 - Saturday, July 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Cityscape Community Art Space
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ExtraOrdinaryimage by Nicola Tibbetts June 27 - July 26, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 26, 7:00-9:00pm Artist Demo: Mould Making, Saturday, July 5, 3:00-5:00pm This exhibition of painting, sculpture and ceramic work focuses on bringing common everyday objects into an unfamiliar and mysterious realm. Ying-Yueh Chuang, Ben Lee and Nicola Tibbetts are all Capilano University art in... Visit Website

FlyOver Canada presents Canada Day Fireworks Party 2014

Celebrate Canada Day at our annual FlyOver Canada Fireworks Party! Site opens and entry into FlyOver Canada commences at 8pm via the east stairs and promenade at Canada Place. From 8pm until late you'll be our VIP and enjoy: ·The Ultimate Flying Ride FlyOver Canada; ·Vera's burgers and salads plus one soft drink or water; ·An onsite DJ; ·The best seat in the house... 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

Live Band Karaoke Tuesdays

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - Tuesday, September 02, 2014
  • Location: Backstage Lounge
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The Backstage Lounge Presents Live Band Karaoke Hosted by: Sami Ghawi & Reuben Avery $2.25 Draft and $4.75 Palm Bay Rock out on stage with a live band and sing your favorite songs! Every Tuesday night at the Backstage Lounge, Sami and Reuben will take your karaoke experience to the next level! Come ch... 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

North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations at Waterfront Park

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
  • Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Waterfront Park
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The Rotary Club of Lions Gate presents the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations at Waterfront Park from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. on Tuesday, July 1st. This is a free, family event featuring live multicultural performers, crafts and games, activities for the whole family and some of Vancouver’s best food trucks. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:00PM - 4:00PM Waterfront Park, 200 Block West Esplanade.... Visit Website

On Stage: Recent Acquisitions

On Stage: Recent Acquisitions June 28 to October 19, 2014 This exhibition comprises recent acquisitions to the Vancouver Art Gallery's permanent collection. Featured works present the figure as an actor staged within a landscape steeped in cultural significance. Ranging from historic to contemporary, On Stage includes work by Kati Cambell, Angela Grossman, Ken Lum, Michael Morris, Lawrence Pau... 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

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