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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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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 Equivocation by Bill Cain

July 2 to September 19 Directed by Michael Shamata Palace intrigue and backstage humour share the spotlight in this entertaining ode to art, politics and the dangers of negotiating both! King James' Prime Minister has charged Shag (William Shakespeare) with writing the "true history" of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The playwright struggles to figure out where fiction stops and ... 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

Butch & Femme Fashion Show

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - Thursday, July 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 8:30PM
  • Location: Heaven's Door
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This show brings together the LGBTQ and allies community for a night of fashion, drag, music, comedy, and burlesque. Using the vintage finds from her business Remixd Clothing and Collectables, Leigh Burrows outfits each participant with era-appropriate attire from the 1900s thru to present day. The Leaping Thespians, along with community participants who offer their talents of live comedy, burles... 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

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

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

Kitsilano Showboat

  • Monday, June 23, 2014 - Saturday, August 16, 2014 (Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: Kitsilano Showboat
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Kitsilano Showboat's 79th season of music and dance begins on June 23th and continues every Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat until August 16. Join in on the historic stage next to Kits Pool at 7pm. Something different every evening, but always the most beautiful view in the world. Entertaining Vancouver since 1935. Weather permitting.  June 23 - August 16, 2014 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and S... Visit Website

Main Street Station Farmers Market

  • Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - Wednesday, October 01, 2014
  • Time: 3:00PM - 7:00PM
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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

Mingler Wednesdays presented by Granville Island Brewing

Back for another season, Grouse GrindTM Mingler Wednesdays in Altitudes Bistro are the ideal way to celebrate a heart-pumping Grind up Mother Nature's Stairmaster. Grouse GrindTM Mingler Wednesdays take place every Wednesday June 4 through September 24 and kick off at 6pm. Come out to meet other hikers, visitors or lounge lovers, or get a group of your own together to escape the drudgery of th... 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

Nooner Yoga by Lululemon at Canada Place - Jack Poole Plaza

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Location: Burrard Landing on Jack Poole Plaza
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Take a break from the daily grind and join us for a complimentary midday flow. Please bring your own mat and arrive early to ensure your spot. Every Wednesday in July and August @ 12PM (noon) take a break from the daily grind and join the rest of Vancouver for a midday flow near the Olympic Cauldron at Burrard Landing.  Each week features a unique practice! Weekly Yoga Instructors:... 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

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

The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

  • Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Monday, September 01, 2014
  • Venue: Stanley Park Miniature Train
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Discover the journey of the Salmon. June 21 to September 1, 2014 The word "Klahowya" means welcome, and each summer Aboriginal people from across British Columbia come together to build Klahowya Village in Stanley Park to welcome visitors from around the world, and share authentic Aboriginal experiences, traditions and culture. The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park is an authentic A... 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

Unmoored: Vancouver's Voyage of the Komagata Maru

In 1914 Vancouver was a burgeoning, multicultural port city and a hub for migrants searching for new opportunities. On the cusp of the Great War, Vancouver waged its own internal battle to determine what type of city it wanted to be. A flashpoint was the arrival of the Komagata Maru - a steamship carrying 376 British Indian passengers who were denied entry into Canada. This modest-sized exhibitio... Visit Website

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