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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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2015 Indian Summer Festival

  • Thursday, July 09, 2015 - Saturday, July 18, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: various venues, see event details
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BUY TICKETS Indian Summer is an annual festival that celebrates arts, ideas and diversity that takes place in Downtown Vancouver every July. The next edition will be held July 9-19, 2015 with events throughout the Lower Mainland. The Indian Summer Festival features top performers, authors, practitioners, chefs and musicians across creative disciplines, including music, dance, literature, film,... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: 5X15

  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 - Saturday, July 18, 2015
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: The Imperial
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5x15 5 Brilliant Speakers. 15 Minutes Each. Magic. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7pm The Imperial 319 Main Street "5x15's packed soirées feel like an evening of offline, communal surfing, it's due as much to the eclectic menu of speakers as to the short time allotted to each..." - The New York Times Five brilliant speakers, fifteen minutes each. Magic. 5x15 is a speakers series... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: CLAY WATER BRICK

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
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Clay Water Brick: Small Entrepreneurs with Big Dreams Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:30pm SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings St. What business lessons can be learned from goat herders, farmers, and fisherfolk in the developing world? Jessica Jackley, co-founder of the revolutionary micro-lending site Kiva, presents powerful new business lessons, reframing best practices in a... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: GENES AND JAZZ

  • Friday, July 17, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
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GENES AND JAZZ: Harold Varmus & the Jacob Varmus Quintet Friday July 17, 2015 7:00 pm Doors open 6:00pm Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir What happens when you cross a Nobel prize-winning geneticist with one of New York's most sought after jazz quintets? Genes & Jazz. Part jazz concert, part illustrated talk by one of the world's finest scientific minds, Genes &... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
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In the Driver's Seat: Stories from the Cab Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8pm SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. "A taxi is a chamber for intimacies, lies, tensions." - Rawi Hage Taxi drivers don't get to decide who steps into their cars. In a working day, they see a larger cross section of humanity than most - drunk teenagers, twitchy businessmen, fighting cou... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: ISF2015 OPENING GALA

  • Thursday, July 09, 2015 - Thursday, July 09, 2015
  • Venue: The Roundhouse
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Roundhouse
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Indian Summer Festival Opening Gala The Great Railway Food Bazaar with Vikram Vij and guest chefs Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7pm Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews, Yaletown  Please note that guests are advised not to enter through the main Community Centre entrance. Our Gala entrance will be through the Roundhouse's Turntable Plaza, located on Davie St, across from Urban ... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: MENSTRUAL MAN

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
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Menstrual Man: The Eccentric Visionary Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5pm SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings St. The majority of men turn squeamish at the mention of a woman's period. And then there's social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham. In 1998, Muruganantham asked his wife why she hoarded dirty rags at home and was told she used them during her period because ... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: TAJ MAHAL FOXTROT WITH NARESH FERNADES & ISF2015 CLOSING PARTY

  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 - Saturday, July 18, 2015
  • Time: 9pm
  • Location: The Imperial
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Taj Mahal Foxtrot: Bombay's Jazz Age & ISF2015 Closing Party presented by Nanak Foods Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 9pm (til late) The Imperial, 319 Main Street #ISFIdeas Naresh Fernandes transports us to 1930s Bombay, when American jazz musicians met Indian artists, and brought swing to the streets of India. Experience a lively evening with classic Bollywood songs from the 50s and 60s, rare... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: THE EVER AFTER

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
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  The Ever After: Memories, Silences, Traumas Friday, July 10, 2015 at 6pm SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings St. How do you go on when tragedy strikes? How do you heal wounds the size of a nation? In this special event co-presented with the Banff Centre, Padma Viswanathan and Jaspreet Singh, two of Canada's most brilliant literary stars, venture into territory people... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: THE STRINGS THAT BIND US

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: Orpheum Theatre
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THE STRINGS THAT BIND US: Maestro Amjad Ali Khan & Sons in concert Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:00 pm Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe Street at Seymour One of India's greatest living musicians, Amjad Ali Khan is the unrivaled master of the Sarod, a lute-like instrument, with nineteen fretless strings. In Khan's hands, the sarod produces a rich palette of overtones mimicking the expressive range ... Visit Website

2015 Indian Summer Festival: THE WRATH OF GOD: RELIGION & VIOLENCE IN THE WORLD TODAY

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Location: SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
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The Wrath of God: Religion & Violence in the World Today Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8pm Venue: SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 West Hastings St. "Reza Aslan v. your average cable news host is a mismatch. Don't go there, producers..." - Erik Wemple, Washington Post Apart from being an exceptionally intelligent writer, religious scholar Reza Aslan is quickly gaining a re... Visit Website

A New World: intamate music from FINAL FANTASY

A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY AWR Music Productions, producers of the internationally acclaimed concert tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, have created a new and intimate experience of FINAL FANTASY music, A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY. Under the direction of conductor Eric Roth, with acclaimed piano soloist Benyamin Nuss and the New World Players, he... Visit Website

All Nations Festival

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Saturday, July 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Various Times
  • Location: Town Centre Park & Evergreen Cultural Centre
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All Nations Festival The Coast Salish Cultural Network is proud to announce the launch of All Nations Festival - a celebration of Coast Salish culture, art, language and identity. The festival program includes over a dozen events for all the family - including the Dragonfly Kids' Market, Green Fair & Artisan Market, Food Trucks, outdoor Music stages and Fireworks.   Friday, July 24, 20... Visit Website

Anime Evolution

  • Friday, July 17, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
  • Time: Friday, July 17, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015
  • Location: University of Bristish Columbia's New Student Union Building
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Anime Evolution Anime Evolution is Vancouver's premier event celebrating Japanese animation, manja, gaming, and every kind of related fandom. Our featured activities include interactive panel discussions with industry guests, cultural demonstrations, video rooms, cosplay contests, an Anime Evolution's Video (AMV) contest, evening dances, creative workshops, and many more. Anime Evolution's focu... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Godspell

GODSPELL The Exhilarating Musical by the Award-Winning Composer of Wicked   Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by John-Michael Tebelak   "Joyously noisy romp that goes off like an extra-long string of firecrackers" -The Wall Street Journal   Raise your spirits with this timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love. Stephen Schwartz's exuberant pop mus... Visit Website

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

BIG! Mt. Gardner Hike

  • Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Saturday, July 04, 2015
  • Time: 10 am - 12 am
  • Location: Mt. Gardner Road
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The 4th annual BIG! Climb is a fundraiser in support of Covenant House. The hike starts at Hikers Trail Rd at 10 am. The day ends with a BIG! Party at Cates Hill Chapel from 7 pm to 12 am with music by Ginger 66.

Broadway Across Canada presents Disney’s THE LION KING

Save up to $27 on tickets, click here to book: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/promo/zfgkic More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when Vancouver's best-loved musical returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of ... Visit Website

Brock House Summer Fair

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Saturday, July 11, 2015
  • Time: Saturday, July 11, 2015 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Location: Brock House
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Brock House Annual Summer Fair This is an annual Fund Raiser for the Brock House Society, a Seniors Centre on Jericho Beach. Located in an historic 100+ year old home, the whole Vancouver community is welcome to attend this free event. Visitors will find high quality items handcrafted onsite by Brock House members (art, crafts, porcelain painting, and woodwork), a Silent Auction, a "thr... Visit Website

Carnaval del Sol 2015

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Sunday, July 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM start
  • Location: Concord Pacific Place
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Carnaval Del Sol 2015 Promoting Latin American culture, Carnaval del Sol provides fun entertainment suitable for family and friends.  This event will feature performances from local artists in Vancouver.  Come and enjoy the food, fun, culture at the fiesta! July 11 and July 12, 2015   Concorde Pacific Place 88 Pacific Boulevard Vancouver, BC Free Admission For more inform... 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

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