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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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 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
10th Annual Taste of Yaletown Taste of Yaletown returns for the 10th year as Vancouver's premier foodie event, showcasing the talents of chefs and culinary treasures of the best dining district in Vancouver. From October 16th-30th, 2014 Yaletown restaurants will showcase their creativity and talent offering special set menu options at set prices of $25, $35, $45 including innovative pairin... Visit Website
The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China's Emperors for the landmark exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. From October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015, nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Gallery. This exhibition will mark another important milestone in the Vanco... Visit Website
Over the past three decades, Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie has produced an impressive body of large-scale painting that addresses mechanisms of perception and the way we situate ourselves in the world. This exhibition traces correlations between different bodies of her work and the paintings of Emily Carr, an artist who has been a touchstone for Mackenzie throughout her career. Sept... Visit Website
5 courses, 7 tastings, 9 stories, 2 hours of tantalizing fun. Gourmet hot dogs that'll have you panting and drooling for more. Canada Top Chef's favorite Vancouver food cart, achingly fresh seafood plucked from our waters, and chocolate chili cookies are just some of the things that will go down on this tour. Get ready to experience Vancouver street food like never before. All tastings included.... Visit Website
There are still many opportunities to experience and learn about Vancouver's built heritage this fall! Fall 2014 Talks: Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Challenges Facing Wood Window Retention on Heritage Projects Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 1:30PM Admission: $12.00 Heritage and the SRO's Old School: Maintaining Heritage Buildings Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 1... Visit Website
In its 128-year history, the city of Vancouver has seen immense change and amidst its iconic city of glass buildings, it's hard to see visible traces of an older history. Opening on Saturday August 30th at the Roedde House Museum, a new exhibit called "Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits" will tell the story of three families from distinct cultures who were foundational pioneers in Vi... Visit Website
Witness wild North America through the camera lens of former London Drugs president and CEO and current CEO of Sonora Resort, Wynne Powell, in the Aquarium’s Teck Engagement Gallery during the month of October.