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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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2015 Vancouver International Tequila Expo

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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The Fourth Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) is Western Canada's largest festival dedicated to Mexico's number one export spirit. The festival aims to increase the presence of tequila and mezcal in Western Canada. British Columbia tequila sales in 2014 reached $25.8 million and are growing every year, especially in the high-end premium category. In fact, since the inaugural 2012 ... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents In the Heights

IN THE HEIGHTS The Musical about Home, Family, and Finding Where You Belong   Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes   "A singular new sensation" -The New York Times   Set in New York City's vibrant and tough Washington Heights neighbourhood, this electrifying Tony Award-winning musical tells the universal story of finding ... Visit Website

Cellar Live presents Album Launch and 100th CD Celebration

Album Launch and 100th CD Celebration Featuring The Cory Weeds Quartet, including guest organist Mike LeDonne from NYC Friday, May 29, 2015 Doors at 6:00pm show at 8:00pm Federico's Supper Club 1728 Commercial Drive  Tickets: $59 dinner and show package  Fourteen years after he first scraped together a few thousand bucks to record the late, beloved, local jazz guru Ross Taggart... 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

Cocktales with Maria at the rEvolver Fistival

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • Time: 9:45PM
  • Location: Various venues
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Cocktales with Maria at the rEvolver Festival Cocktales with Maria is a live-singing semi-operatic drag romp into the lives of the modern West Coast gay.  The real-life stories of a group of Vancouver gay men are molded into a fun, serious, touching and shocking camp trash opera cabaret theatre piece. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - May 27-29, 2015 @ 9:45PM Performances at: The Cultch 1895... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre & Native Earth Performing Arts present God and the Indian

"Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. There are no shortcuts." - Justice Murray Sinclair (Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission) A chance encounter between Johnny, a Cree woman who grew up in a residential school, and a priest who once taught her brings up old wounds. Wanting to hear the truth from him, she follows Anglican Assistant Bishop ... Visit Website

Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour

  • Saturday, April 04, 2015 - Saturday, June 27, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Forbidden Vancouver
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • 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

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

Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Friday, October 30, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Venue: Off The Eaten Track
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Meet in Waterfront Station
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Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city's best culinary hidden gems. Let us show you five of the very best spots we guarantee you wouldn't ... Visit Website

PC Financial Open

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Point Grey Golf & Country Club
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The 2015 PC Financial Open will take place from May 25th to May 31st at the prestigious Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. This event will kick-off the PGA TOUR Canada season, bringing professional golf back again to one of Canada's greatest sporting cities. PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer. The leading five money wi... Visit Website

Richmond Night Market 2015

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: RIchmond Night Market
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Richmond Night Market 2015 The market provides Metro Vancouverites with a North American take on the massive street markets found in Asian cities featuring merchandise booths,food vendors serving Asian street food and desserts and diverse family-friendly entertainment. The night market has become an annual tradition and one of the flagship spring/summertime events of the region. May 15, 2015 ... Visit Website

The Rainbow Concert Band presents: A Rainbow of Dance Music!

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • Venue: Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch)
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Location: The Cultch Theatre
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The Rainbow Concert Band presents: A Rainbow of Dance Music! Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 7:30pm  The Cultch Theatre 1895 Venebles Streets, Vancouver, V5L 2H6   25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR!! Vancouver's Rainbow Concert Band is proud to present: A Rainbow of Dance Music! This toe-tapping concert features a wide selection of songs to dance to and songs about dances. You'll hear everything f... Visit Website

Vancouver Heritage Foundation's Walking Tours of Historic Neighbourhoods and Architectural Styles

Walking Tours of Historic Neighbourhoods and Architectural Styles Vancouver Heritage Foundation Location - various within Vancouver Select Fridays at 10am and Select Saturdays at 12pm May 8th through October 17th Vancouver Heritage Foundation invites you to join one of our experienced guides for a walk through Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods and unique architecture. Civic Historian John ... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival 2015

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Granville Island
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May 25 - May 31, 2015 Granville Island, Vancouver BC  When the Vancouver International Children’s Festival arrives, Granville Island comes to life! With four fantastic indoor theatre venues, a big-top tent and a bustling arts activity village, our while Festival site becomes your family’s playground! From toddlers to tweens, we have shows and activities for everyone... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Les Parfaits Inconnus

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Granville Island Stage
  • Location: Granville Island Stage
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May 25 - 31, 2015 Genre:  Circus Age Group: all ages Venue: Granville Island Stage Duration: 60 minutes BOOK ONLINE Is it a rock concert? Is it a clown show? Is it a circus? No, it's all three! This off-the-wall circus troupe features jugglers, acrobats, and musicians, who together weave daring circus acts, live music, theatre, and comedy into a playful extravaganza. Come on a creative... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Waterfront Theatre
  • Location: Waterfront Theatre
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May 25 - 31, 2015 Genre:  Puppetry, Theatre Age Group: Ages 5 and up Venue: Waterfront Theatre Duration: 60 minutes BOOK ONLINE Get ready to fall in love with this most adorable mouse! Join Manxmouse on an exciting adventure where he meets tigers, hawks and dastardly pet-shop owners. This timeless tale of kindness, friendship, and bravery against all odds will capture the hearts of its... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Me on the Map

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Waterfront Theatre
  • Location: Carousel Studio
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May 25 - 31, 2015 Genre: Theatre, Multi-media, Interactive Age Group: Ages 5 and up Venue: Carousel Studio Duration: 50 minutes BOOK ONLINE Don't miss the city's first kid-co-created multi-media installation performance! This participatory theatre show for kids is all about civic engagement and collective, ethical decision-making. Audience members get in on the act by supplying ideas in adv... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Michel Lauzière

  • Monday, May 25, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Granville Island Stage
  • Location: Granville Island Stage
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May 25 - 30, 2015 Genre:  Comedy, Music Age Group: all ages Venue: Granville Island Stage Duration: 50 minutes BOOK ONLINE Get ready to be amazed and howl with laughter! Michel Lauzière is a true original - an inventor, acrobat, comedian and musician all rolled into one. He has dazzled audiences around the world with his on-stage exploits, including playing classical music with ... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Big Bad

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: The Revue Stage
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May 26 - 31, 2015 Genre:  Theatre, Interactive Age Group: ages 5 and up Venue: The Revue Stage Duration: 60 minutes BOOK ONLINE Students, teachers, and parents alike will thoroughly enjoy this multi-sensory, multimedia production devised by Boca Del Lupo's Sherry J Yoon + Jay Dodge. Drawn from conversations with children in Vancouver classrooms and the classic fairytale, Little Re... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Bon Débarras

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Performance Works
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May 26 - 29, 2015 Genre:  Music Age Group: All ages Venue: Performance Works Duration: 45 minutes BOOK ONLINE Prepare to move! Reinventing traditional French-Canadian folk music, this versatile trio's infectious beat gets kids tapping their toes and stomping their feet. On their guitars, banjos, mandolins, accordions, washboards and harmonicas, these multi-instrumentalists play music f... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: I Think I Can

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Anderson Street Space
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May 26 - 31, 2015 Genre: Installation, Puppetry, Interactive Story Building Age Group: ages 6 and up Venue: Anderson Street Space Duration: 30 to 40 minutes Call 604.708.5655 to book! This unique show allows small groups to collaboratively develop the story of a character in a miniature railway town, working with a puppeteer to bring the story to life. Each character's story contributes to... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Potato Needs A Bath

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Studio 1398
  • Location: Studio 1398
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May 26 - 31, 2015 Genre: Puppetry, Theatre Age Group: ages 3 to 5 Venue: Studio 1398 Duration: 35 minutes BOOK ONLINE No Latecomers There's going to be a party, and Potato isn't ready because he's all muddy again! Onion is practicing his guitar, Aubergine is wearing her new necklace, and Peach is bouncing on the bed with excitement. What a dilemma! This whimsical puppet show features a ch... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: The Good Day Sunshine Band

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Performance Works
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May 29 - 31, 2015 Genre:  Music Age Group: All ages Venue: Performance Works Duration: 45 minutes BOOK ONLINE A musical celebration of spring! This group of multi-talented musicians, a sub-group of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO), will engage audiences with lively arrangements of pieces from the Beatles, 60's pop and their own musical traditions. Kids will love this show ... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: There's A Whale In That Puddle

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Waterfront Theatre
  • Location: Waterfront Theatre
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May 26 - 30, 2015 Genre: Storytelling Age Group: Ages 4 to 10 Venue: Waterfront Theatre Duration: 45 minutes BOOK ONLINE We are thrilled to present Inuit poet, storyteller and throat singer Taqralik Partridge, who brings lively stories and tales from Canada's north to this year's Festival stage. Weaving real-life stories, rhyme, words, imagery and her evocative Inuit throat singing, she'll... Visit Website

Vancouver International Children's Festival: Variety Show Fundraiser

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 - Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • Venue: Granville Island Stage
  • Location: Granville Island Stage
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May 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm Genre: Music, storytelling, theatre, circus arts Age Group: All ages Venue: Granville Island Stage Duration: 90 minutes BOOK ONLINE Watch Festival performers cut loose at our annual Variety show! This year's tour de force features comedian Michel Lauzière, the captivating Inuit storytelling of Taqralik Partridge, the zany circus antics of Les Parfait Inconnus,... Visit Website

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