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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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80s Halloween Party at Federico's featuring Mark Olexson and The A-DEEZ

80s Halloween Party at Federico's featuring live music by Mark Olexson & The A-Deez Join us as we present this brilliant cover band, who have toured with some big name pros and who have the ability to ultra-deliver both in live music and energy. A perfect fit for a Halloween party, the A-Deez are charged with an amazing list of 80s tunes including covers from Erasure, Aha, INXS, The Police, R... Visit Website

After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium

After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium This Halloween season, explore the spooky seas with the 50,000 mesmerizing and mysterious aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium. On October 29, join the Aquarium's next adults-only event, After Hours, for a frighteningly fun evening as event guests enjoy special hair-raising programs such as Snakes on a Stage, a special appearance by Darth Vader at the... Visit Website

APEGBC 2014 Annual Conference & AGM

The 2014 APEGBC Annual Conference provides members the opportunity to connect with other professional engineers and geoscientists, government representatives, industry leaders, consultants and sponsors and exhibitors. The theme this  year is BC and Beyond: Global Innovation Begins at Home. We recognize that many new ideas and technologies are born right here in our province. Find out how o... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Blue Box

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Revue Stage
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BLUE BOX Love, Lust, and Revolution from Chile to Canada   By Carmen Aguirre A Nightswimming Production   "Simmering with romance and politics" -Vancouver Weekly Based on writer and performer Carmen Aguirre's remarkable life, Blue Box is a story of terror and romance that takes you from the Chilean resistance movement during Pinochet's dictatorship to a passionate... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Educating Rita

EDUCATING RITA A Big-Hearted Comedy about Life Lessons   By Willy Russell   "Like watching a flower blossom in time-lapse photography" -Variety Feisty working-class hairdresser Rita is plenty street-smart but not book smart. Not yet. Determined to improve herself, she enrolls in Dr. Frank Bryant's literature course-and enters his life like a breath of fresh air. W... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Saint Joan

SAINT JOAN The Extraordinary Story of a Legend   "Intellectually vigorous, visually exciting" -The Guardian A witch? A madwoman? A genius? Or a simple peasant who is visited by angels? George Bernard Shaw's classic play explores the legend of Joan of Arc and her remarkable rise and fall. How did an illiterate teenage girl inspire an army of men to rid France of its English ... 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


The legendary Blue Mondays live blues show has moved from the Jazz Cellar to the gorgeous and centrally located Vancouver FanClub from 7-9pm on Mondays. Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to some of Vancouver's Blues greats including: soul singer Nadine States, multi-Grammy-award-winning guitarist Ken R. Emmerson, harmonica player Harpdog Brown and of course, Rob Montgomery and Friends.

Canada's Women’s National Team vs Japan

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
  • Venue: BC Place
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: BC Place
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Canada's Women's National Team will host two of the world's most dominant women's soccer nations in Vancouver in 2014 when it plays Germany, Wednesday 18 June (kickoff 19.00 local) and Japan, Tuesday 28 October (kickoff 19.00 local). Both Women's International Friendly matches will be played at BC Place. Fans can visit to find out about the competitions, learn ... Visit Website

Canadian Ski Patrol's present Winter Extreme Vancouver

  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Friday, October 20, 2023 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific National Exhibition
  • Time: October 19th 9:00AM to 6:00PM; October 20th 10:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Location: North Forum Building
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The Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swaps were started over 30 years ago. It raises funds to provide volunteer first aid and rescue services to the public. A swap is an event to which vendors and public consign their equipment for sale. It is in turn sold to the public for a small commission. 100% of swap proceeds support local volunteer first aid and rescue services. Date&... Visit Website

Celebrate Sea Otters at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • Monday, October 06, 2014 - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Aquarium
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They're voracious eaters, playful swimmers, and perpetual groomers - and they're the star attraction this fall at the Vancouver Aquarium. Get to know the four resident sea otters and hear their amazing stories - from their heroic rescues, to finding a home at the Vancouver Aquarium where they contribute to valuable learning that has helped us hone our animal husbandry and rescue techniques. Plus,... Visit Website

Diego El Cigala

The Chan Centre for Performing Arts presents the illustrious, Diego El Cigala. The Gitano singer from the Lavapiés district of Madrid, Spain is one of the great interpreters of classical flamenco song as well as an innovator and bridge-builder to other traditions. The BBC calls him "flamenco royalty," and his richly emotive voice has captured the hearts of millions around the wor... Visit Website

Dressed in Drama

"Dressed in Drama", an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver's chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Sunday, No... Visit Website

Gateway Theatre presents Conversations with My Mother

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Location: Gateway Theatre
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Gateway Theatre presents Conversations with My Mother When your dead mom won't give up her ghost. After keeling over in her garden, family matriarch Hyacinth still roams the earth, despite the fact that she is very much dead. And while Hyacinth tries to give up her ghost, her grown daughters struggle with their own midlife crises: Lily wants to go back to college despite being thrown a curv... Visit Website


THE HAUNTED WITCH ACADEMY AT FLYOVER CANADA This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to all lead all aspiring witches and wizards through her Haunted Witch Academy at FlyOver Canada. Graduating is easy... Just survive! Meet with Broomelda to uncover the secret on how to graduate and then make your way through the spookily hunted hallways before taking off on a spellbinding flight across Can... Visit Website

Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, themed by Halloween and other creepy tales. The theme for 2014 is "Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden". Friday, October 10 - Saturday, November 1, 2014 Closed Monday, October 13, 2014 for Thanksgiving Afternoon matinees Friday, Saturday, ... Visit Website

Jürgen Partenheimer, The Archive – The Raven Diaries

September 12 to November 9, 2014  The Archive - The Raven Diaries will be the first solo exhibition in Canada of work by acclaimed German artist Jürgen Partenheimer. Reflecting the diversity of the artist’s practice, the exhibition will comprise of works on paper, text, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, much of it produced in Vancouver in spring 2014 during his residency a... Visit Website

Although the Canada-U.S. border has tightened in recent decades, that boundary seems far more porous when we look to nature. Stories about species migrations, food chains, and bioaccumulation blur the distinctions between nation states and even species. Environmental historian Joseph Taylor will narrate a set of ecological stories about human history and marine ecology to illustrate how pollutant... Visit Website

Murder at the Cannery! Halloween Tours

Join us for a Halloween mystery tour inside the historic Cannery. Set in the 1940s during a contentious fishermen's union vote, there's been a murder at the Cannery and the police have arrived to investigate the case. Choose your own adventure, as the outcome of the mystery will depend on the votes of the audience! Saturday, October 25, 2014 and Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00P... Visit Website

Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour

  • Thursday, July 03, 2014 - Friday, November 07, 2014 (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

Pacific Coast Public Television Association / “Friends of KCTS 9” Presents Rick Steves in Vancouver

  • Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Sunday, October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
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Europe Through the Back Door with Rick Steves Sunday, October 26, 2 - 4 p.m. Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC Rick Steves, public television host and author of over 50 guidebooks, including the travel skills handbook Europe through the Back Door, shares lessons he's learned from a lifetime of travel. His entertaining, information-packed lect... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents Sideshow

SIDESHOW Hold onto your hats for another round of improv and sketch comedy with the PT crew. A family-friendly favourite. It's time for another round of comedy improv - with a musical twist. Pacific Theatre is proud to present its annual comedy improv night, SIDESHOW, this year with an added bonus: music! Every year the troupes gather around Pacific Theatre's unique alley stage for a few nig... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents The Rainmaker

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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The Rainmaker Lizzie's hopes and dreams have run as dry as the barren fields of her family's drought-ridden ranch. When the charismatic Starbuck appears one windless night selling the promise of rain, Lizzie must decide: is he a con man, or does he hold the key to everything she desires? A beautifully crafted prairie romance about faith, hope, and the possibility of love. Friday, October 1... Visit Website

Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Judge Dee's Chinatown Haunted House

October 21-31, 2014 Every 2 minutes from 7:00pm to 10:00pm NOTE: The Haunted House will be CLOSED Monday, October 27 WARNING: Not for young children or the faint of heart! Join us again this year at Vancouver's fastest growing Halloween event. From October 1 to 31, we transform the Classical Chinese Garden into a terrifying Haunted House. eaturing over a dozen actors, dancers and musicians, t... Visit Website

SFU Philosophers Café: Art Salons - Gunilla Klingberg

In the spirit of social gatherings that provide forums for discussion, SFU Philosophers' Café will run two art salons in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery. The subject for this event will be the first Canadian solo presentation of work by Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg, a series of inter-related projects on the gallery façade and off-site. Come and explore the issues... Visit Website

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