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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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2013 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 eleven days—June 21 - July 1, 2013—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

23rd Annual Strawberry Festival!

  • Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Barclay Heritage Square
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Join for a celebration of the beginning of summer at the 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival! Admission is free and guests can listen to a lively jazz swing band, shop at unique vendors, get a tarot reading or henna tattoo, stroll through the Seniors Appreciation Photo Gallery, join the cake walk and enter to win one of 26 amazing raffle prizes! Kids will enjoy the magician, giant che... Visit Website

A Marco Polo Bridge Exhibition

A MARCO POLO BRIDGE: IAIN BAXTER : VENICE / SUZHOU / VANCOUVER As the first European to have visited Suzhou (in 1276), Marco Polo was positioned to make the first "Occidental" report concerning the now world-famous classical Chinese garden traditions in that city. From June 1 to November 30, 2013, as a link to crucially important Venice/Suzhou cross-cultural conjunctions, the Sun Y... Visit Website

Aboriginal Day At Fort Langley

Taste Fraser River salmon, enjoy Aboriginal dancing and music, and discover the traditions of our land. Visit Šxwimelə Gifts, managed by the Kwantlen First Nation. Regular admission fees apply, free for annual pass members. Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 10am-5pm Admission Rates: Adult $7.80 (Ages 17-64) Senior $6.55 (65 +) Youth $3.90 (6 to 16) Family $19.60 (Up to 7 people, with a maximum... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Avenue Q

Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans. Part felt, part flesh, Avenue Q is packed with songs that are surprisingl... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Dreamgirls

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the musical Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches tale of a 1960s girl group, loosely based on The Supremes. Young, black, and with talent to burn, the hopeful divas Effie, Deena, and Lorrell fantasize about playing the Apollo Theater. After getting their big break, The Dreamettes seem unstoppable-until rivalry and betrayal enter the group. Share their elatio... Visit Website

Arts Summit 2013

 Arts Summit 2013 Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22, 2013 9:00 am to 5:00 pm presented by The Alliance for Arts and Culture and The Bridge Society BC's arts, culture, and heritage community leaders will gather for two days of brainstorming and visioning as we take the first steps towards developing a comprehensive and sustainable ... Visit Website

B.C. Highland Games & Scottish Festival

  • Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Time: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Location: Percy Perry Stadium
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81st Annual BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival! - Piping, Drumming, Highland Dancing & Caber Tossing Competitions - Children's Activities - British Antique Car Show All afternoon there are tents all over the grounds so you can wander about and soak up the Scottish Culture, "Cuisine", Sheep Dog Trials, Beer & Whiskey Tasting tents. And while you're at it, keep an eye... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach presents Hamlet

Hamlet Directed by Kim Collier • BMO Mainstage A ruler's ghost cries out for revenge and a towering tragedy is set in motion. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is confronted by betrayal and murder. On the verge of giving up all hope, he's still driven by an insatiable quest for truth. His struggle for answers ultimately spares no one, triggering a shocking chain of events. The production unfolds i... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach presents Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night Directed by Dennis Garnhum • BMO Mainstage • June 12 - September 14 Spirits are lifted, hearts are mended, and love is sought and won at the What You Will Hotel and Spa. It's 1913 and in the pampered world of a fine European spa, everyone is falling in love with someone who is not exactly who they seem. Feste, the lobby lounge singer, entertains, Toby Belch and Andrew Ague... Visit Website

Broadway Across Canada presents Les Miserables

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Broadway Across Canada
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls t... Visit Website

James Hart - The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), Exhibition

James Hart, Exhibition The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) November 2012 to March 9, 2014 In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for t... Visit Website

Jelly Invasion at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (Recurring daily)
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This summer, thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive displays, there's a lot of new and exciting things to see and do. Come and see several jellyfish species rarely on display at the Aquarium! Daily, May 16, 2013 - November 12, 2013 Vancouver Aquariu... Visit Website

Made in China(town) Exhibition by Vancouver Design Bureau

Made in China(town) By Vancouver Design Bureau The Made in China(town) exhibition brings together 15 local designers responding to the urban renewal of historic Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia. The majority of the participating designers have practices situated in Chinatown, implicating them as stakeholders in the changing face of this neighbourhood. The project aims to display, discu... Visit Website

Sanctuary: Re-examining the Nest

  • Friday, June 14, 2013 - Saturday, July 20, 2013 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: CityScape Community Art Space
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Sanctuary, Re-Examining the Nest The nest as both symbol and metaphor is found in the art and literature of cultures worldwide dating back to biblical times before. Visually it creates an immediate association with nature and traditionally is used to reference or symbolize the home with implied qualities of refuge, comfort and peace. This exhibition features three established North Vancouver... Visit Website

School Of Remix presents Smokey Robotic & DJ Jamie Van Goulden

School of Remix presents Smokey Robotic & DJ Jamie Van Goulden Saturday, June 22, 2013 Show: 11:59 pm - 4:00 am (LATE CLOSE) School of Remix presents two-time Vancouver Nightlife Award winning DJ Jamie Van Goulden (UK) and Smokey Robotic, a four-member independent artist collective backed by the multi-platinum producing duo of Illmind and Konrad OldMoney. The New York City and Vancouver-... Visit Website

The Contingency Plan, Anne Cooper and dumb instrument Dance present we all know Jane

New works by Vanessa Goodman, Anne Cooper, Ziyian Kwan Performers: Jane Osborne, Anne Cooper, Ziyian Kwan June 21-22, 8pm at Scotiabank Dance Centre Presented in partnership with The Dance Centre through the Artist-in-Residence program Tickets $26 Adults $23 students, seniors, CADA/Dance Centre members Order by phone: 604.684.2787 Additional $5/order for phone orders Call Centre Hours M... Visit Website

The Vancouver Collector Car Show Sale + Auction

  • Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013
  • Time: 10:00AM
  • Location: PNE Fairgrounds
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The Vancouver Collector Car Show Sale + Auction takes place on June 22 and 23 at the PNE Fairgrounds! The Vancouver Collector Car Show Sale + Auction will mark its inaugural event June 22+23 2013 at the PNE Fairgrounds. Over 12 acres of indoor and outdoor space will be transformed into the largest celebration of the collector car hobby that Vancouver has ever seen. Located in the Forum, Agrodom... Visit Website

Trout Lake Farmers Market

  • Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
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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

UBC MOA presents Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Time: Tuesdays 10AM-9PM; Wednesdays-Sundays 10AM-5PM; Closed Mondays
  • Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology
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Following the universal theme of voyage, the first major Canadian group exhibition of contemporary artists from the Middle Eastern region arrives at MOA in Spring of 2013. Guest curated by Fereshteh Daftari, Safar/Voyage’s scope takes viewers from the planet earth, down to maps, and further to specific cities such as Tehran and Cairo, after which it proceeds to reveal internal and meditativ... Visit Website

Vancouver Collector Car Show Sale & Auction

  • Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Location: Pacific National Exhibition
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Some of the rarest collector cars in the world will be on display and available at auction in Vancouver this spring!  The inaugural Vancouver Collector Car Show Sale + Auction, will take over the PNE Fairgrounds, June 22nd and 23rd, 2013, offering a unique experience that automobile enthusiasts won’t want to miss. The largest show of its kind in Metro Vancouver, and will feature worl... Visit Website

Vancouver FanClub presents Mad Shadow CD Release

Mad Shadow CD Release Saturday, June 22, 2013 Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 9pm Mad Shadow is comprised of four heavy blues musicians who've been described as thoroughbreds - dangerously raunchy, sweaty and travelled. Having spent the last four years preaching their rock and roll gospel across the continent in theatres, clubs, halls, and bars, Mad Shadow is back in the game with a brand new album HE... Visit Website

Vancouver Theatresports League presents Pants on Fire

Vancouver TheatreSportsTM League presents PANTS ON FIRE, a hilarious new show where local celebrities hope to outwit a cast of veteran improvisers. Throughout the night our host will get outrageous stories and anecdotes from the esteemed guests life...but whether those stories are factual or not is up for debate. Along with your help, this award-winning cast will decide if the guest is telling th... Visit Website

Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Scared Scriptless

Scared Scriptless is sixty-minutes of cutting edge improv! Using audience suggestions, our performers challenge themselves and the "rules" of the game. These multi-talented improvisers take familiar styles and games and push them to their limits. This is a night of improv where anything can happen…and usually does! *Last Friday of the Month is the Naughty Improv Musical Show Sc... Visit Website

we all know Jane: an evening of new dance

The Contingency Plan, Anne Cooper and dumb instrument Dance present we all know Jane "Jane is the rapport we share. She is an artist we know. She is our yearning to connect with others and an expression of autonomy. Jane is our engagement with real and imagined worlds. A stranger to each of us, familiar to all of us, we all know Jane." New works by Anne Cooper, Vanessa Goodman and Z... Visit Website

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