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Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015
Museum of Anthropology University of British Columbia 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
604-827-5932
Presented by UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth is a thought-provoking exhibition of contemporary art vi...

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: B.C. Shorelines Need Your Help

Monday, September 1, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014
Your local community. Register online to become a site coordinator of a cleanup site, or join an existing cleanup in your community as a participant.
1-877-427-2422
Help clean B.C.'s shorelines and take a stand against shoreline litter in your community! The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Co...

Celebrate Sea Otters at the Vancouver Aquarium

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Vancouver Aquarium - 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
604-659-3400
They’re voracious eaters, playful swimmers, and perpetual groomers – and they’re the star attraction this fall at the Vancouver Aquarium. Get to...

On Death’s Door: Plague of the Zombie Syndrome

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Vancouver
604-235-1920
The Virtual Stage presents Andy Thompson’s all-new ghoulish, interactive, roving theatre adventure On Death’s Door: Plague of the Zombie Syndrome ...

Wynne Powell Wild North America Photo Exhibit

Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, November 8, 2014
Vancouver Aquarium
604-659-3400
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 Van...

Vancouver's Ninth Annual Game & Wild Mushroom Festival

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
La Buca, Pied a Terre, Sardine Can & The Abbey
604.841.8095
Announcing Vancouver’s Ninth Annual Game and Wild Mushroom Festival La Buca, Pied a Terre, Sardine Can, and The Abbey celebrate the harvest wit...

Ultimate Online Auction

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Saturday, November 1, 2014
Coquitlam Centre 2201 - 2929 Barnet Highway Coquitlam, BC V3B 5R5
604 464 1414
Coquitlam Centre is proud to be presenting The Ultimate Online Auction, a fundraiser for the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society, to launch a Help Te...

Three Tall Women

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
PAL Studio Theatre
604.363.5734
Presented by Western Gold Theatre, Oct 23 – Nov 9, 7:30pm, PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street. The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Edward Albee, ...

The Four Horsemen Project

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Historic Theatre at The Cultch
604.251.1363
Volcano Theatre (Toronto), Oct 28 – Nov 1 @ 8pm, Nov 2 @ 2pm – Swirling animation and sonic hi-jinx make the poetry of Canada’s 1970s avant-gard...

MEC Snowfest North Vancouver

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - Saturday, November 15, 2014
MEC North Vancouver Store: 212 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver, BC V7J 2C1
604 990 4417
Falling Flakes make us happy, so we're throwing a party to welcome winter! Come join us on Saturday November 15th for a flurry of activities and conne...

Halloween at Wesbrook Village

Friday, October 31, 2014
Wesbrook Village (3378 Wesbrook Mall)
604-228-2025
Wesbrook Village is bringing back the best Trick or Treat experience on October 31st, and it's going to be better than ever. Adults, children, and fur...

Piece of Mind Art EXHIBITION

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Saturday, November 1, 2014
AMS Gallery
604-730-0501
UBC Alma Matter Society & BCPA bring you the Piece of Mind Art EXHIBITION at the AMS Gallery. This exhibition will display artwork from the spring 201...

Urinetown: The Musical

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“Everybody's going to want to see this show.” – Georgia Straight “There’s no better musical theatre to be found beneath our leaky heavens...

The Gallery Singers: "Western Wind"

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Canadian Memorial United Church, 1806 West 15th Ave, Vancouver (at Burrard) V6J2M4
604-228-0070
The Gallery Singers perform the wonderful, early music of John Taverner, John Sheppard and Christopher Tye, three contemporaries who each wrote a mass...

Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase: Celebrating 10 Years of Opulence

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Four Seasons Vancouver, 791 W Georgia St. Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2T4

604-760-8388
On November 2, 2014, Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Four Seasons Vancouver. Soha Lavin,...

WW1: Vancouver’s Commemorative Places Bus Tour

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Meet at BC Women's Hospital, Heather St, Vancouver
604 254-9411
Monuments commemorating the lives of Vancouverites killed in WW1 occupy a prominent place in our urban cultural landscape rooting us to our history an...

Koerner Quartet “Nothing But the Classics”

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music 1270 Chestnut Street at Vanier Park Vancouver, BC V6J 4R9
604-734-2301
Indulge in three masterpieces penned by chamber music titans Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms. Koerner Quartet serves as ensemble-in-residence at the Vanc...

10 x 10 Art Exhibition and Sale

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Slide Room Gallery, Vancouver Island School of Art, 2549 Quadra Street
250.380.3500
VISA TURNS 10 Exhibition & Sale will be showcased at the Slide Room Gallery and online at http://visaturns10.com/visaturns10exhibitionsale/. The exhi...

OUXI TAIWANESE PUPPETRY FESTIVAL

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
Museum of Anthropology University of British Columbia 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
604.827.5932
UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is pleased to present the premiere of the Taiwanese Puppetry Festival from November 4 – 9, 2014 at MOA (6393 NW...

Jenn Grant and Matthew Barber in Concert

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
CBC Studio 700, Vancouver
604-602-9798
An intimate evening of music with two of Canada's favourite singer-songwriters. "(Jenn Grant is) one of the best singers in the world right now." ...

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Republic
310-555-5555
America's LARGEST POP-UP UNDERGROUND ART SHOW has finally landed in Canada! Thursday, November 6th, 2014 7pm-3am 19+ $5 50+ artists All-U-C...

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Saturday, November 15, 2014
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2
604-291-6864
Footlight Theatre Company presents the cotton candy coloured, jukebox-musical phenomenon, The Marvelous Wonderettes, November 6 - 15, 2014 at the Shad...

Pop Culture Collectibles Fair & Computer Swap Meet

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Scottish Centre, 8886 Hudson Street,Vancouver,BC, V6P 4N2
604-521-6304
When Saturday November 8, 2014 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Where Scottish Cultural Centre 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 4N2 Event Phone Numb...

Learn to Make Soap the Old-Fashioned Way

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Saturday, November 8, 2014
Mackin House Museum
604-516-6151
Mackin House is partnering with Voyageur Soap & Candle Co. to offer you an exclusive look into how soap was made in the past. Due to the nature of soa...

River District 2014 Winter Craft Fair (Application Deadline: Sep 30)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver BC
(604) 431-5594
River District is excited to host it’s 3rd annual Winter Craft Fair! Come on by the River District Centre to do your holiday shopping and support lo...

Chor Leoni - A Great Service

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson St at Burrard, Vancouver V6Z 2R9
604.263.7061
The 22rd annual Remembrance Day concerts. With special guest reader Christopher Gaze, O.B.C. Amidst the chaos and brutality of war, soldiers also ...

Marketer of the Year 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Westin Bayshore (Vancouver, BC)
7788341664
Marketer of the Year, one of BC’s most prestigious marketing events, is around the corner again! Experience Victoria with us on November 12th at the...

Midnight In Paris: A Gala Fundraiser

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Vinci's Caffe and Art Gallery, 194 West 3rd Avenue.
778-317-7960
Pandora's Collective presents Midnight in Paris, a gala fundraiser to raise money for their poetry outreach program at the BC Children’s Hospital`s ...

Ryerson Sundays at 3: Susan Ohannesian, organist

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Ryerson United Church, 2195 W45 Ave, Vancouver
604.266.5377
An afternoon organ concert featuring Vancouver’s largest pipe organ, with organist Susan Ohannesian and trumpeter Vint! Organ music written for and ...

Loon

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Sunday, November 23, 2014
Historic Theatre at The Cultch
604.251.1363
Wonderheads (Portland) – Nov 18 – 23, 2014, 8pm – 2pm matinees Nov 22, 23 – Historic Theatre at The Cultch - A man. The moon. A most peculiar ...

Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Vancouver Aquarium - 845 Avison Way in Stanley Park, Vancouver
604-659-3400
Make your mark in the sustainable seafood movement as 15 of Vancouver’s top Ocean Wise chefs compete head-to-head with their original, ocean-friendl...

Vancouver's 2nd Annual ‘Lighting Architecture Movement Project’ (L A M P) Nov. 20 to 24, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014
188 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C,
604 730 2688
Celebrate the 2nd annual L A M P ‘Lighting Architecture Movement Project’ international lighting design competition, exhibition & event. Event wil...

Christmas at Hycroft

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Sunday, November 23, 2014
1489 McRae Ave. Vancouver, BC
604-731-4661
BCLiving magazine is proud to support Christmas at Hycroft from November 20th to the 23rd, A Vancouver tradition for over 40 years! Enjoy the beaut...

Art Studios Winter Sale & Silent Auction

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
604-871-9788
You are warmly invited to the 17th Annual Art Studios Winter Sale & Silent Auction. Great Items. Great Prices. Great Event. The Art Studios is a th...

New Image College, Open House

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Thursday, November 20, 2014
New Image College, 1500 - 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
604-685-8807
FREE. Drop by to experience the artistry of our makeup department, receive a complimentary express manicure at our spa and see memorable performances ...

18th ANNUAL EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Sunday, November 23, 2014
Various locations, Vancouver
778-960-7575
A four-day celebration of art, creativity, and community in all its beautiful and bizarre manifestations, the 18th annual Eastside Culture Crawl runs ...

Imagine That! Productions is delighted to present "The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes"

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Venue, 5708 Glover Road in Langley (wheel-chair accessible).  

604.612.6167
If you are looking for clues to finding an amazing live theatre experience... or perhaps searching for a fantastic fun-filled adventure.... or trying ...

West Coast Christmas Show

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Sunday, November 23, 2014
TRADEX Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
6047210030
One of Canada's largest holiday season shows, the 7th annual West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace, is approaching on November 21, 22, and 23 at the...

The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes: Community Theatre Event

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Sunday, November 23, 2014
The Venue, 5708 Glover Road, Langley
6046126167
If you are looking for clues to finding an amazing live theatre experience... or perhaps searching for a fantastic fun-filled adventure.... or trying ...

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Saturday, November 22, 2014
Dunbar Community Centre, 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver BC
6042226060
Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair - One of the very best fairs in Vancouver! Join us for our 32nd annual holiday craft fair. There will be thousands of handm...

Christmas Craft & Gift Market

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre Abbotsford 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
604 785 0358
For "One of a Kind" gifts come check out our 2nd Annual Craft and Gift Market being held at the Ramada Plaza Abbotsford on Saturday, November 22nd fr...

CandyTown

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Those wishing to attend the CandyTown festival should visit Mainland Street in Yaletown, Vancouver. The event will see Vancouver’s heritage district transformed into a winter wonderland.
604-683-7473
On Saturday November 22nd, 2014, the third annual CandyTown festival will set up shop once again, as downtown Vancouver's only free outdoor Christmas ...

Cookie Ornament Decorating 1

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mackin House - 1116 Brunette Ave Coquitlam V3K 1G2
604-516-6151
Join us as we decorate cookie ornaments for our tree and yours. All supplies are provided and registration required. One ornament per registrant, howe...

Battered Women's Support Service's 35th Anniversary Gala

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Terminal City Club 837 W. Hastings
604-808-4378
Battered Women’s Support Services Commemorates 35 Years of Women’s Leadership to End Violence against Women In 1979, Battered Women’s Support...

Piga Picha!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Saturday, April 4, 2015
Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia 6393 NW Marine Drive Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
604.827.5932
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents the North American premiere of Piga Picha! opening November 25, 2014 through April 4, 2015 at MOA (6393 NW M...

The Arts Agenda

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
1715 Cook Street
604-558-2400
Laura Murray Public Relations is pleased to present The Arts Agenda - a new, bi-monthly workshop series designed to equip working artists and emerging...

Vintage and Revamped Furniture Market

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014
17798 62nd avenue, Cloverdale , V3S 4E7
778-242-9300
Vintage & Revamped Furniture Market ...

Cookie Ornament Decorating 2

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Mackin House - 1116 Brunette Ave Coquiltam V3K 1G2
604-516-6151
Join us as we decorate cookie ornaments for our tree and yours. All supplies are provided and registration required. One ornament per registrant, howe...

things near & far

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Saturday, December 6, 2014
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
WORLD PREMIERE - An evening of new dance that engages the collaboration of nine remarkable Canadian artists. Spanning three generations of creative ex...

Wide Awake Hearts co-presented by Hardline Productions and Twenty Something Theatre

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Saturday, December 20, 2014
Little Mountain Gallery (195 east 26th avenue, Vancouver)
604.441.8410
From the companies who brought you 'Speech & Debate' and 'Of Mice and Men', Twenty Something Theatre and Hardline Productions proudly present the West...

Brighten Up at Heritage Square

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Mackin House - 1116 Brunette Ave Coquitlam V3K 1G2
604-516-6151
Join us at Mackin House for Brighten Up! You can tour the house, enjoy the traditional Christmas activities and decor, take part in some caroling, mee...

Timberline Ranch Country Christmas 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014
Timberline Ranch 22351 144th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2P8
6044639278
Leave the busy city behind, and enjoy the short trip to a 73 acre horse ranch in Maple Ridge that has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland. He...

COOKEILIDH - A Celtic Yuletide

Friday, December 12, 2014
Charlie White Theatre
250-656-0275
A festive journey to the lands of shamrock and thistle with Cookeilidh! Cookeilidh has been delighting audiences for years with their high energy tr...

Chelsea Hotel

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Saturday, January 3, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“The harmonies are as thick as cabaret smoke” – Georgia Straight A special Christmas run of the Firehall’s smash hit musical! Leonard Cohen...

PJ Storytime in the Parlour

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Mackin House - 1116 Brunette Ave Coquitlam V3K 1G2
604-516-6151
Sign your kids up for an evening of literary fun. Come in your PJs and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a story read by the Coquitlam Public Library...

The Goh Ballet's the Nutcracker

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Monday, December 22, 2014
The Centre, 777 Homer St, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2W1
604.872.4014 ext 217
A heart-warming journey into a magical world, the Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker production is the perfect holiday treat for your family. Since the product...

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014
Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver V6B 2P1
604.263.7061
The Western Front, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land while singing Stille Nacht, and...

Kayak

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - Saturday, January 17, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“Smart, funny, political: if this play were a guy, I’d date him.” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight BMW-driving, bleached-blond Annie I...

PostSecret: The Show

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Saturday, February 7, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
CANADIAN PREMIERE - A visual, auditory, and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions, and confessions. Wi...

NTU/Skwatta

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - Saturday, February 14, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“Mantsoe is an artist of fierce uniqueness… He combines entertainment, history, and spirituality with an earthshaking expressiveness that audience...

Made in China

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - Saturday, February 21, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
WORLD PREMIERE – This Chinese-Canadian exploration of cultural identity is co-created and performed by Wen Wei Dance Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang;...

The Village

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
A one-woman show by Canadian artist Tina Milo, whose Serbian heritage infuses this unique and darkly humorous fusion of physical theatre, live music, ...

ribcage: this wide passage

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
The startling true story of Esther Brandeau, a Jewish woman from the French Basque region who arrives in 18th century Quebec City as a Christian male ...

VanMan Choral Summit Concert

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, UBC, Vancouver V6T 1Z1
604.263.7061
The exhilarating conclusion to the VanMan Choral Summit features solo sets from the area’s best male choruses, plus a magnificent mass choir finale....

Proud

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“Comic gold… it’s a real pleasure to be able to laugh at Canadian politics” – Georgia Straight Last season’s runaway hit comedy returns...

Chor Leoni - The Dream We Carry

Sunday, April 19, 2015
West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave, West Vancouver V7V 1S4
604.263.7061
The poetry of Leonard Cohen and the music of choral superstar Eriks Ešenvalds meet in the premiere of the first commission funded by the Diane Loome...

Chor Leoni Idol

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Vancouver FanClub, 1050 Granville St, Vancouver V6Z 1L2
604.263.7061
Karaoke supremacy is on the line as eight of Chor Leoni’s most entertaining singers vie for the title of Chor Leoni Idol in the return of this popul...

Chor Leoni - Manely Canadian

Monday, June 29, 2015
BMO Mainstage tent at Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park, Vancouver
604.263.7061
For decades Canadian acts have trended on the Billboard charts. This vast musical treasure-trove provides the material for Manely Canadian, our showca...

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