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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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'Blues Rules' Wes Mackey Trio

'Blues Rules' Wes Mackey Trio Wes Mackey and his trio are back at Federico's on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 offering a flavour from his new CD (Journey) and more!   Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:00PM Federico's Supper Club 1728 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC   Admission: Dinner, No Show Fee   For more information, please visit http://www.federicossupperclub.com ... Visit Website

2014 Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver International Film Centre
  • Location: Vancouver International Film Centre
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Vancouver International Film Festival September 25 - October 10, 2014 As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. The international line-up includes the pick of the world's top film fests and many undiscovered gems.  The last 32nd annual Vancouver International Film Festival presented 515 public s... Visit Website

A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver

  • Monday, September 29, 2014 - Monday, September 29, 2014
  • Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver City Hall
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A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver Heritage Vancouver welcomes Brian Jackson, General Manager, Planning and Development Services for the City of Vancouver for our annual heritage review. This will include heritage priorities as seen in 2014 and looking ahead to the future of heritage in Vancouver. Heritage Vancouver works closely with the City of Vancouver to find sol...

AKOS: Corey Bulpitt

AKOS presents the monumental works of spray can art by Haida artist, Corey Bulpitt. This solo exhibition is a remarkable, natural fusion between Hip Hop and Haida cultures. AKOS is Corey Bulpitt's graffiti tag. Taakeet Gaaya, his Haida name, translates to "Gifted Carver". Both names reveal two art forms that have successfully come together through this exhibition. For over 20 years, Bul... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents 4000 Miles

4000 MILES An Uplifting Story of Growing Up and Growing Old By Amy Herzog   "Altogether wonderful drama...illuminates how companionship can make life meaningful" -The New York Times Nicola Cavendish stars in this touching, vividly rendered story about a sprightly 91-year-old New Yorker and her 21-year-old grandson. Leo, who has just cycled across the country, shows up un... 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

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

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 2014

Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September. For a full informaion about te show and more i... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's beloved comedy returns to Bard! Oberon, King of the Fairies, is upset with Queen Titania. He commands his servant Puck to produce a magical nectar that will cause love at first sight. The mischievous sprite arranges for Queen Titania to fall for Bottom, a simple weaver (now transformed into an ass) while hilariously misdirecting the affections of four runaway lovers. This producti... Visit Website

BLUE MONDAYS

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.

Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth

  • Sunday, June 01, 2014 - Sunday, January 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology, O'Brian Gallery
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Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today. In doing so they challen... Visit Website

Culture Days 2014

  • Friday, September 26, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Various Venues
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Please note this is a partial list of events in downtown Vancouver only - for a complete and current list, please visit culturedays.ca   Self Guided Art & Architechture Tour Fairmont Pacific Rim, designed by James Cheng, the architect whose green glass towers helped create the term "Vancouverism", has a very active art program, curated by Westbank, that is expanding on ... 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

Etsy: Made in Canada

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Robson Square
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On September 27th, from 10am-5pm, Etsy Vancouver in collaboration with the Emily Carr Etsy Team will be hosting the Vancouver edition of the Etsy 'Made in Canada marketplace' at the ice rink in Robson Square in downtown Vancouver! In this first ever nation-wide Etsy pop-up market, we will be showcasing Vancouver's most talented artisans, artists and makers. Come and support your local handmade ... Visit Website

Guided Visit in French with Lindsay Lachance

A guided visit of the exhibitions on display in French led by UBC Theatre Studies PhD student Lindsay Lachance. Guided visits are free and open to the public, providing opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art.   Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 3:00PM Contemporary Art Gallery 555 Nelson Street Vancouver, BC Admission: FREE  ... Visit Website

Hastings Racecourse

Few sports offer as much excitement or international appeal as thoroughbred racing. That's one reason Hastings Racecourse has been capturing the imagination of Vancouverites and visitors alike since 1889. Featuring live thoroughbred racing and simulcast racing from many of the world's most prestigious tracks, Hastings is a legendary location with spectacular mountain and waterfront racing views. ... 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

Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market

  • Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014
  • Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... Visit Website

Kitsilano Farmers Market

  • Sunday, May 11, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Location: Kitsilano Community Centre
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... Visit Website

Main Street Station Farmers Market

  • Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - Wednesday, October 01, 2014
  • Time: 3:00PM - 7:00PM
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... Visit Website

Mid Century Modern House Tour

VHF will tour 5 examples of Mid-Century Modernism built between 1950 and 1970. There will be a limited number of seats on the buses, or choose to explore on your own with the self-guided option (a vehicle is recommended).   Saturday, September 20th, 2014 @ 1:00PM - 5:00PM Vancouver Heritage Foundation Admission: $85.00 - $100.00   For more information, please visit http://ww... Visit Website

Mingler Wednesdays presented by Granville Island Brewing

Back for another season, Grouse GrindTM Mingler Wednesdays in Altitudes Bistro are the ideal way to celebrate a heart-pumping Grind up Mother Nature's Stairmaster. Grouse GrindTM Mingler Wednesdays take place every Wednesday June 4 through September 24 and kick off at 6pm. Come out to meet other hikers, visitors or lounge lovers, or get a group of your own together to escape the drudgery of th... Visit Website

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014
  • Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farme... Visit Website

On Stage: Recent Acquisitions

On Stage: Recent Acquisitions June 28 to October 19, 2014 This exhibition comprises recent acquisitions to the Vancouver Art Gallery's permanent collection. Featured works present the figure as an actor staged within a landscape steeped in cultural significance. Ranging from historic to contemporary, On Stage includes work by Kati Cambell, Angela Grossman, Ken Lum, Michael Morris, Lawrence Pau... Visit Website

Pirates at the Cannery!

Avast ye mateys! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt inside our 55,000 square foot historic cannery, and enter for a chance to win a chocolate treasure chest! Aaaar, we await ye! Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 4:00PM The Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 4th Ave Richmond, BC  V7E 3J1 A... Visit Website

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