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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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100 in 1 Day Vancouver Workshop

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
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Do you have an idea to make your city a better place? Come and discuss it with like-minded people. Don't have an idea yet? Come and contribute to people's ideas! Join the citizen-driven movement that started in Bogota, Colombia in 2012. Building up to 100 in 1 Day, people of all ages, backgrounds and locations across the city are invited to attend workshops to develop their interventions-from ... Visit Website

2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Monday, April 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Varies by event
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Celebrate the joys of spring with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival story is one of romance. It is an annual celebration that marks the reawakening in our community of all that makes us alive and human. We smile at one another. We take our lunches under the spreading blossoms. We spend the warming nights beneath illuminated clouds of flowers. We celebra... Visit Website

30th Annual Vancouver Sun Run

Canada's largest 10K road race, the Vancouver Sun Run begins in Vancouver's downtown core and runs through Stanley Park, then goes past English Bay onto the city streets, over the Cambie Bridge, and back towards BC Place. Because of the large number of participants, there are wave starts for the race. Awards are given to the top three males and females in each category. Registration deadlines var... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Kim's Convenience

KIM'S CONVENIENCE By Ins Choi A Soulpepper Theatre Company Production (Toronto) The Depth of a Salesman Soulpepper Academy alum Ins Choi's hilarious and touching debut play set in a Regent Park convenience store was the smash hit of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. Mr. Kim, the store's Korean owner, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Bomb-itty of Errors

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: Revue Theatre
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THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS By Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, Gregory J. Qaiyum, Erik Weiner, and Jeffrey Qaiyum Originally produced by Twenty Something Theatre and Temporary Thing An Ad-rap-tation of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors A fast-paced, musical "ad-rap-tation" of Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities, this show infuses Elizabethan times with hip-hop flavour. The a... Visit Website

Baker's Market

  • Sunday, April 20, 2014 - Sunday, May 04, 2014 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Location: Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre
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The Baker's Market is a FREE fun event: Sundays @ 11:00AM - 3:00PM on February 16, 23, March 2, 9, April 20, 27, and May 4, 2014. It's where passionate bakers sell their baked goodies to the local community. Free samples, free parking, free admission. The "sweetest" event in Vancouver ! Location: Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Frase... Visit Website

Brown Bag Talk: Crofton House

Simon Richards of Cornerstone Architecture will talk about the City of Vancouver Heritage Award winning restoration of Crofton House Residence, a heritage building incorporated into the Crofton House School complex, that has been rehabilitated into office and amenity space. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 12:00PM (noon) - 1:30PM BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour St. Tickets: $12.00 For more infor... Visit Website

Coast Salish Singing & Drumming Workshops

  • Monday, April 28, 2014 - Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Venue: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
  • Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
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SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and SFU's Office of Aboriginal Peoples present four free workshops in 2014: Coast Salish Singing & Drumming Workshops. These workshops are free and open to the public on a drop-in, first come, first serve basis. Instructor Biography: Russell Wallace is a board member for Warriors Against Violence Society. Russell is a composer, producer and i... Visit Website

Earth Day at Lonsdale Quay Market

Earth Day activities are set for Tuesday, April 22nd. This year’s campaign focuses on four important actions: “Eat, Grow, Transform, and Share.” Lonsdale Quay Market will partake in this year’s theme by giving away an edible planter to one lucky attendee (eat), the Market will be giving out a custom Earth Day surprise, while supplies last (grow), Railtown Revivals have ... Visit Website

Eco Fashion Week presents 4 Educational Seminars

Sunday April 27 Eco Fashion Week - Edition 08 April 27th: Eco Fashion Week Educational Seminars at SFU Woodwards. Ticket price includes admission to all four seminars. Show your confirmation email (via mobile phone or printed) and receive a free organic tea from David's Tea in Gastown. April 27th only. Seminar Schedule: ... Visit Website

Eco Fashion Week presents Monday Fashion Shows presented by Value Village

Monday April 28 Eco Fashion Week - Edition 08 April 28th: Value Village presents The Thrift Chic Challenge and The 68lb. Challenge at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Ticket price includes admission to both fashion shows, a Limited Edition EFW SIGG Water Bottle and cocktails. 5:00pm: Cocktail Reception 7:00pm: Thrift Chic Challenge Stylists:     &... Visit Website

Edgewater Casino presents UFC 172 WATER IT LIVE IN STADIUM CLUB

UFC 172 Watch it live in Stadium Club Jones vs Teixeira (world light heavyweight championship) Saturday, April 26, 2014  @ 7:00PM Edgewater Casino, Vancouver BC Doors open at 6:30pm Tickets: $5.00 each, available at the Guest Services For booth and table reservations please contact Orkut Polat at 778-833-0294 For more information please visit Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents PROUD

  • Saturday, April 05, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
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Award-winning playwright Michael Healey takes on his biggest subject yet: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper. His sexy, cheeky and surprising play will have you rolling in the aisles - regardless of your politics. You may even find yourself liking the man! Proud imagines a different outcome to the last Federal election - the Tories took Quebec and won a huge majority. A young, attractive and ve... Visit Website

Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour

  • Saturday, April 05, 2014 - Saturday, November 15, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Forbidden Vancouver
  • Time: 6:30PM
  • Location: departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral
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Experience Vancouver's dirty history Be an undercover newspaper reporter on a mission to explore prohibition-era Vancouver. You will learn true Vancouver stories of speakeasies, showgirls, corrupt mayors and mobsters and visit Vancouver's most iconic buildings and places. Tackle the mysteries of our city's greatest buildings like the Sun Tower and the Dominion Building. And do battle against your... Visit Website

Gateway Theatre presents The Grandkid

The Grandkid By: John Lazarus Abby and Julius are as close as a granddaughter and grandfather can be. But when Abby starts university and moves in with Julius, they must learn to negotiate a new and difficult relationship: roommates. Over time, Julius learns that Abby isn't a little girl anymore, and Abby teaches Julius that life's second chapters can be the sweetest. This warm family comedy ... Visit Website

International Dance Day events

The Dance Centre presents a program of events celebrating International Dance Day in Vancouver. Featured companies and artists include the exciting aerial dance company Aeriosa at SFU Woodward’s, dynamic hip hop crew SOULdiers at the Vancouver Public Library, innovative contemporary dance artists Vanessa Goodman, Ziyian Kwan and Deanna Peters at Scotiabank Dance Centre, and more. Admi... Visit Website

Live Band Karaoke Tuesdays

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - Tuesday, September 02, 2014
  • Location: Backstage Lounge
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The Backstage Lounge Presents Live Band Karaoke Hosted by: Sami Ghawi & Reuben Avery $2.25 Draft and $4.75 Palm Bay Rock out on stage with a live band and sing your favorite songs! Every Tuesday night at the Backstage Lounge, Sami and Reuben will take your karaoke experience to the next level! Come ch... Visit Website

Long Story Short

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Location: Founder's Lounge, The Cultch
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Join short story writers C.P. Boyko and Kathy Page as they launch their latest collections. Kathy Page, nominee for the Governor General's Award and the Orange Prize, presents what Barbara Gowdy calls a "vibrant, startlingly imaginative collection" in Paradise and Elsewhere, while the Journey Prize-winning C.P. Boyko (Novelists, 2014) will have you rolling in the aisles with what Russel... Visit Website

Majid Sheikh Akbari & Alfonso Tejada Exhibition

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 9:00AM - 4:00pm
  • Location: District Foyer Gallery
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February 26 to April 22, 2014 2D Alfonso L. Tejada: As an architect and urban planner, Alfonso is inspired by interesting vistas of townscapes from his travels both locally and abroad. His new series focuses on local landscapes, the fringe between the city and the beautiful natural environment of the North Shore. He has exhibited his work in numerous invitational solo and group exhibitions int... Visit Website

Murder, Mystery & Intrigue: 2014 Speaker Series

Beneath a veneer of Vancouver respectability and wholesomeness lies a world of murder, mystery and intrigue. In the mansions of Shaughnessy, on the streets of Chinatown, in the quiet neighbourhoods of suburbia, murders have been motivated by racial prejudice, infidelity and greed. Some have been solved and the criminals brought to justice, others remain unsolved more than 90 years later. Join loc... Visit Website

Museum of Vancouver presents Rewilding Vancouver

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • Venue: Museum of Vancouver
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Thursdays until 8:00PM)
  • Location: Museum of Vancouver
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Rewilding Vancouver Remember. Reconnect. Rewild. February 27, 2014 - September 1, 2014 The first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology, Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, soundscapes, vide... Visit Website

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents The Reclaimers

  • Friday, April 11, 2014 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: CityScape Community Art Space
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Opening reception: Thursday, April 10, 7-9pm Revel in the innovation and creation of art made by recycling materials. This exhibition focuses on the work of 17 artists who have found inspiration from industrial, consumer, found or everyday materials that are no longer desired, needed or can fulfill the original purpose. The art is made of at least 75% of materials re-purposed from its origi... Visit Website

Stanley Park Easter Train

The Stanley Park Easter Train and Easter Bunny arrive early this year, starting on Spring Break. The train runs rain or shine, and is fully covered to protect you from spring showers. Hop on by for a fun-filled day: > Miniature train ride > Egg hunt (bring your own basket) > Crafts activities and a bunny-ear workshop > Game > Face painting (by donation) Get an early Spring ... Visit Website

The 24 Hour Shakespeare Project

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Thursday, April 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 12:00PM (doors @ 11:00 AM)
  • Location: Blake Snyder Theatre at GO Studios
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On William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, actors from film, television and theatre, media personalities, pro athletes, community leaders, volunteers and audience members will come together as part of a very special event: a 24-hour continuous staged reading performance of all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. All money raised by the 24 Hour Shakespeare Project will benefit BC Children&rsqu... Visit Website

The Columbia presents Sunday Blues Revue

  • Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: The Columbia
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Enjoy the New Orleans style venue, newly-renovated, for some blues by some of the finest musicians in this vintage show lounge every Sunday night for Sunday Blues Revue. Date: Every Sunday evening starting February 3, 2013 Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Location: The Columbia, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster Visit the website at for more information.

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