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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 Indian Summer Festival presents FREE BHANGRA MOVES

  • Friday, July 11, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Time: 5:00PM
  • Location: Woodward’s Complex Atrium (in front of W2)
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Bhangra is a very lively form of folk music and dance that originated in the Punjab region of India. During the last thirty years, Bhangra has surged in popularity worldwide, both in a traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae. South Asian Arts Society aims to create performance and educational opportunities for professional & amateur artists and build ... Visit Website

ART ATTACK! Studio East Summer Art Program for Kids

  • Monday, July 07, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Time: July 7 - 25 (weekdays) 9:00AM - 12:00PM & 12:30PM -3:30PM
  • Location: Studio East
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Need some summer artventures and messy fun for your kids this July? Join us at Art Attack! (ages 5-8 & 8-11). We have an engaging variety of artful activities to inspire the artist in your child this summer. For more info about Art Attack! please contact Stephanie at 604-220-6093, Anita at 604-715-5608 or artattack@studio-east.ca :) Registration: eastvanart.ca www.facebook.com/events/14087964... 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

Ballroom Dance: “Robson Square Summer Dance Series”

  • Friday, June 27, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014 (Every Friday)
  • Time: 7:30PM – 11:30PM
  • Location: Robson Square
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Since 1991, DanceSport BC has put on a social ballroom dance event every Friday during the summer months. With more than 500 attendees a night, people of all ages gather for a fun-fill night of dancing. Whether you are a dance professional or have two left feet; on your 100th date or your first; with a group of old friends or getting to know a new city, these dances are for you. Every Friday, J... 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 Cymbeline

July 4 to September 17 Directed by Anita Rochon All is not as it appears after Imogen defies her father, King Cymbeline, to secretly marry Posthumus. The enthralling story that follows is driven by love, jealousy, betrayal and redemption and features a host of memorable characters, including one of Shakespeare's most finely-etched female leads. This season's fast-paced physical adaptation fe... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents Equivocation by Bill Cain

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 the facts may lead - without losing his head in t... 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

CBC Musical Nooners Free Concerts

  • Friday, July 04, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Location: CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre
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The sounds of summer are here: the CBC Musical Nooners return for their fifth year! These free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson). Grab your lunch, your friends, and your co-workers and join us Monday to Friday from 12:00PM - 1:00PM. This year we will host even more incredible local and international art... 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

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Silk Road Music

Friday July 11, 2014 Doors open: 7:00pm Program time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm with 15 minute intermission Silk Road Music begins the series with a brilliant team:  Chinese Pipa / Qiu Xia He, Flamenco guitar and oud / Andre Thibault, Arabic percussion / Tim Gerwing, Chinese Modern Dance / Wen Wei Wang, and oriental dance / Adalat Omar.   Enchanted Evenings Concert Series | July 11 - Augus... 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

Ensemble Theatre Company presents The Cripple of Inishmaan

The CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Previews July 7, Opening July 11, 2014 A dark comedy set in a small island community off the coast of Ireland in 1934. Young "Cripple Billy" Claven is desperate to escape the poverty and boredom of Inishmaan and when a Hollywood film crew arrives on a neighbouring island to film the documentary "Man of Aran", he may have his chance. By Martin McDon... Visit Website

Ensemble Theatre Company presents The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi Previews July 8, Opening July 12, 2014 Against the wishes of her two brothers, the widowed young Duchess secretly marries her steward, Antonio. When the brothers' spy, Bosola, discovers her secret, they enact a terrible and macabre revenge. Webster's Jacobean masterpiece of jealousy, madness and murder. Jericho Arts Centre 1675 Discovery St Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5 Tick... Visit Website

Ensemble Theatre Company Summer Repertory

Ensemble Theatre Company brings you three more compelling plays that hold a mirror up to the dark heart and shining soul of the human condition. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh and The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. The CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Previews July 7, Opening July 11, 2014 A dark comedy set in a small island community off the coast of Irel... 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

Historic West Hastings Walking Tour

  • Friday, July 11, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Time: 12:15PM - 12:45PM
  • Location: Hastings St. at Hornby St.
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Vancouver Heritage Foundation has partnered with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association to bring free walking tours to the downtown core! Join Samuel Mickelson for guided tours of downtown West Hastings during your lunch hour. Samuel will give insight to the evolving history of one of Vancouver's earliest streets. From business district to fashion centre, from temple banks to ear... Visit Website

Ilze Bebris Archipelago’

  • Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - Monday, September 08, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: City Atrium Gallery
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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Ilze Bebris ‘Archipelago’ City Atrium Gallery July 8 - September 8, 2014 Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 15, 12:15PM - 12:45PM North Vancouver City Hall - Atrium, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver Please join Ilze Bebris as she discusses the inspiration and process behind her work. July 8, 2014 - September 8, 2014 8:30AM ... Visit Website

KA-POW!!!? Art by Char Hoyt & Stephen Wimbush

  • Thursday, July 03, 2014 - Saturday, July 12, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Hot Art Wet City
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s KA-POW!!! Stephen Wimbush and Char Hoyt are Vancouver painters exploring the comic book genre, deconstructing and re-shaping it into two compelling bodies of work. Stephen Wimbush appropriates advertisements, panels and typefaces, emblazoning them in vivid oil paint, silkscreen, spray paint and marker. Stephen‘s visual style is at time... Visit Website

Kelly Richardson - Legion

NEW EXHIBITION Kelly Richardson - Legion Opening Thursday July 10, 7-10pm The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Vancouver of Canadian artist Kelly Richardson. This survey includes a selection of recent major projects and photographic works reflecting what Richardson is best known for; her immersive projection works which create environments prompting questions of o... 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

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