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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.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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Arts Club Theatre Company presents Les Misérables

LES MISERABLES  The Musical Phenomenon Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Original lyrics by Alain Boublil Based on the novel by Victor Hugo "This show has it all: gorgeous songs, a moving historical plot, and epic sets and costumes" -The Georgia Straight Come hear the people sing in this epic saga of love and redemption. The spectacular musical that has swept the world f... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
  • Time: Various Times
  • Location: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - Vanier Park
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Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear Shakespeare's magnificent tragedy tells the story of an aging king who divides his kingdom between two daughters but leaves out the third, failing to understand that she loves him most of all. His mistake triggers a chain of lies and betrayal - and dooms him to madness. June 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015  Vanier Park 1695 Whyte Avenue Vancouver, BC ... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost

Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost It's the Jazz Age, the music is live and the party is in full swing. But a rum-running kingpin and his pals have chosen to turn their backs on liquor and the ladies to follow a simpler, scholarly life. Will their plan hold fast against the temptations of three winsome and witty women? This adaptation of the play is set in 1920s Chicago and is high... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents Shakespeare's Rebel by C.C. Humphreys

Bard on the Beach Presents Shakespeare's Rebel by C.C. Humphreys Master swordsman John Lawley just wants to be a good father, win back his true love and arrange the fights for William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. But when he gets caught up in a deadly royal power play, he can’t escape the fight of his life. And he may be the only man who can save England… July 02 , 2015 - S... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach presents The Comedy of Errors

Double trouble has never been more delightful! Two sets of long-lost twins meet up unexpectedly, creating hilarious confusion for their friends, loved ones - and most of all themselves. June 4, 2015 - September 26, 2014  Vanier Park 1695 Whyte Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 5C3  Tickets: Various prices. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit: www.bardonthebea... Visit Website

cesna?em, the city before the city

  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology, Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre, Museum of Vancouver
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cesna?em, the city before the city Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) partner on a transformative journey to explore an ancient landscape and living culture that can be found right underneath Vancouver's nose. c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, opening on January 25, 2015, is a series of three unified exhibitions that connect Vancouverit... Visit Website

Ensemble Theatre Company presents Frost/Nixon

FROST/NIXON July 17 - August 7, 2015 Previews July 8 - 14 Pride goeth before destruction. Set in 1977, Frost/Nixon is a riveting portrayal of British talk show host David Frost's groundbreaking interviews with disgraced former US president Richard Nixon. A study in contradictions, Nixon was a consummate and brilliant politician whose mercurial rise to power was followed by a highly public ... Visit Website

Ensemble Theatre Company presents The Children's Hour

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR July 16 - August 6, 2015 Previews July7 - 13 Thou shall not bear false witness. Revolving around a scandal at a girls' boarding school, Lillian Hellman's 1934 breakout hit play The Children's Hour is a heart-wrenching cautionary tale. Karen and Martha run a private girls' school in a converted farmhouse in New England. When a young student spreads a fabricated story, ... Visit Website

Ensemble Theatre Company presents tis Pity She's a Whore

'Tis Pity She's A Whore July 18 - August 8, 2015 Previews July 6 - 15 Cursed is he who lies with his sister. At its heart, ‘Tis Pity She's A Whore is a complex tragedy brimming with passion, deception, intrigue and revenge. John Ford's most famous drama is re-imagined in 1930's Italy-a dark and unnerving story of moral corruption within a mafia family. Condemned by critics over the y... Visit Website

Harmony Arts Festival

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 - Sunday, August 09, 2015
  • Time: Various times throughout the 10 day festival (August 1-10, 2014)
  • Location: West Vancouver's waterfront
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The Harmony Arts Festival presented by Odlum Brown Limited July 31 - August 9, 2015 For more than two decades the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver has been one of the North Shore's best loved community events. The Festival draws crowds from all over the Lower Mainland to celebrate a harmonious balance of visual, culinary, and performing arts on the spectacular West Vancouver waterfront... Visit Website

Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Monday, October 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology
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Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents an extraordinary collection of Portuguese popular art — the largest of its kind in North America. It includes an eclectic mix of graffiti and mural paintings, puppets, figurines, carnival masks, and more. Displays reflect the national identity, history, and creativity of Portuga... Visit Website

Lost Souls of Gastown

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: Cathedral Square, across from Holy Rosary Cathedral at the intersection of Dunsmuir and Richards streets
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Lost Souls of Gastown Venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute gothic theatre experience. Step back in time to a violent frontier town of hustlers, thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. Meet Vancouver’s first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school. Catch the horror-filled tale of a long-forgotten plague t... Visit Website

New Exhibition: Mungo Thomson 'Time, People, Money, Crickets'

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Time: Noon-6:00PM
  • Location: Contemporary Art Gallery
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New Exhibition:  Mungo Thomson  'Time, People, Money, Crickets' New Exhibition Mungo Thomson 'Time, People, Money, Crickets' July 10 to August 30, 2015 B.C. Binning, Alvin Balkind Galleries and gallery façade Opening: Friday, July 10, 7-10pm Live Performance Mungo Thomson – 'Cricket Solos for Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion, and Violin' Presented in partnership with Vancouv... Visit Website

Reflected Glow: Danish Masters of the Late 19th Century

  • Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Saturday, August 29, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art
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Reflected Glow: Danish Masters of the Late 19th Century The Golden Age of Danish painting in the early 19th century brought renewed vitality, nationalistic pride and excitement to Danish art. The Masters of this period inspired a new generation of Danish artists to embrace their landscape showing the northern light that is both soft but allows for strong contrasts of colour and shadow. The youn... Visit Website

Tea Zen by Don Wong, Lam Wong & Bryan Mulvihill

Tea Zen by Don Wong, Lam Wong & Bryan Mulvihill Tea is the world’s most popular drink. Tea has specific symbolic qualities that relate to the view of Asian philosophical traditions. Tea Zen exhibition gives a glimpse of how this fascinating drink captures the human spirit and relates to Zen. The exhibit showcases Lam Wong’s documentary in which he interviews tea farmers, te... Visit Website

Theatre Under the Stars presents Oliver!

OLIVER! A Beloved Classic for All Time Music, Lyrics and Book by       Lionel Bart  Charles Dickens' ever-popular novel, Oliver Twist, springs to life in this heartwarming magnificent musical about the boy who asked for more. Join everyone's favourite orphan and a cast of unforgettable characters on a dramatic adventure through the underbelly of Victorian Lo... Visit Website

Vancouver Foodie Tours presents World’s Best Food Truck Tour

  • Monday, June 01, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Time: 10:45 am
  • Location: Burrard St. @ Smithe St, beside Japadog Food Cart
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5 courses, 7 tastings, 9 stories, 2 hours of tantalizing fun. Gourmet hot dogs that'll have you panting and drooling for more. Canada Top Chef's favorite Vancouver food cart, achingly fresh seafood plucked from our waters, and chocolate chili cookies are just some of the things that will go down on this tour. Get ready to experience Vancouver street food like never before. All tastings included.... Visit Website

Western Waters: The Royal Canadian Navy On Our Coast

Western Waters: The Royal Canadian Navy On Our Coast The Vancouver Maritime Museum invites you to explore the Royal Canadian Navy, from its inception in 1910 to today. Western Waters: The Royal Canadian Navy On Our Coast is a journey through the individual stories, strategic operations and accomplishments of our local RCN during the wars of the 20th century. Thrusday, November 27, 2014 - Spr... Visit Website