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cesnaʔem, the city before the city at MOA

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 1/25/2015 - Tuesday 12/1/2015
Museum of Anthropology 6393 NW Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) partner on a transformative journey to explore an ancient l...

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday 4/23/2015 - Monday 9/7/2015
Museum of Vancouver
(604) 736-4431
Presented by the Museum of Vancouver, Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is an extensive multimedia exhibition culled from the creator’s 10-year ques...

Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday 5/12/2015 - Monday 10/12/2015
Museum of Anthropology at UBC 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
604-822-3825
UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is pleased to present the North American premiere of Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art,...

Sins of the City - Red Light Rendezvous

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Saturday 5/30/2015 - Saturday 10/10/2015
Vancouver Police Museum - 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
6046653346
Sins of the City - Red Light Rendezvous This brand new 2-hour walking tour explores the history of Vancouver’s sex trade. Leave your heels at hom...

Port Coquitlam Farmers Market

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Thursday 6/4/2015 - Thursday 9/24/2015
Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam
604 374 0693
Port Coquitlam Farmers Market Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam Thursdays, from 4 June to 24 September 3PM to 7PM 604 374 0693 http://www.portcoquit...

2015 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

7:30 pm, Thursday 6/4/2015 - Saturday 9/26/2015
Under the tents in Vanier Park: 1695 Whyte Ave, Vancouver BC
604-739-0559
Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival begins its 26th season in Vanier Park on June 4 with an exciting lineup of plays, concerts and sp...

Kitsilano Showboat

7:00 pm, Monday 6/22/2015 - Saturday 8/15/2015
2300 Cornwall Ave. at Kitsilano Beach
604-734-7332
Beloved local performance showcase turns 80 this year and runs all summer long at Kits Beach. Flamenco, Tango, big-band — you name it! Catch a perfo...

Park Royal Presents - The Summer Music Lounge

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Saturday 7/4/2015 - Sunday 9/6/2015
Park Royal Shopping Centre
778-237-8155
Park Royal, along with sponsor Whole Foods Market, hosts The Summer Music Lounge. Every weekend and holiday from July 1st – September 6th, live musi...

Summer Art Camps

9:30 am - 1:00 pm, Monday 7/6/2015 - Monday 8/24/2015
Maplewood House. 399 Seymour River Place
6049886844
FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL SUMMER CAMPS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE:http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/summer-camp-registration Summer Camp Art Class...

Contemporary Art Gallery Mungo Thomson Exhibition

Friday 7/10/2015 - Sunday 8/30/2015
555 Nelson Street, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery
6046812700
Live Performance: Cricket Solos for Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion, and Violin Friday, July 10, 8.30pm onwards Emery Barnes Park, Vancouver Richards...

Oliver!

Friday 7/10/2015 - Saturday 8/22/2015
Stanley Park Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
1-877-840-0457
Theatre Under the Stars presents a fresh take on the beloved musical theatre classic Oliver! - July 11 – August 22 at 8pm at Stanley Park’s scenic...

Hairspray

Friday 7/10/2015 - Saturday 8/22/2015
Stanley Park Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
1-877-840-0457
Theatre Under the Stars presents the giddy, gutsy, great-big Broadway sensation Hairspray at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, July 10 – August 21 at...

Hairspray

8:00 pm, Friday 7/10/2015 - Friday 8/21/2015
Stanley Park Malkin Bowl 610 Pipeline Rd V6G 1Z4
1-877-840-0457
Theatre Under the Stars presents the giddy, gutsy, great-big Broadway sensation Hairspray at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, July 10 – August 21 at...

Oliver!

8:00 pm, Saturday 7/11/2015 - Saturday 8/22/2015
Stanley Park Malkin Bowl 610 Pipeline Rd V6G 1Z4
1-877-840-0457
Theatre Under the Stars presents a fresh take on the beloved musical theatre classic Oliver! - July 11 – August 22 at 8pm at Stanley Park’s scenic...

Sculptors’ Society of BC Summer Exhibition

Thursday 7/30/2015 - Monday 8/3/2015
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
Enjoy striking sculptures at the 8th Annual Summer Exhibition in the lush setting of VanDusen Botanical Garden. A rare opportunity to see work by inte...

Sins of the City Walking Tours - Vice, Dice, and Opium Pipes

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Friday 7/31/2015 - Monday 10/19/2015
Vancouver Police Museum 240 E Cordova St
6046553346
Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour tak...

The Faerie Play

3:30 pm, Wednesday 8/5/2015 - Saturday 8/15/2015
The Sharing Farm, 2771 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
604-218-9525
The Faerie Play is a site-specific theatrical production for children and families set on The Sharing Farm in Richmond. This enchanting story is about...

Summer Learning Workshops for Kids

Friday 8/7/2015 - Friday 8/28/2015
129-3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, Surrey, B.C., V3Z 0K7
778-294-8732
The Wishing Start is offering interactive learning workshops for students ages 8 and up on Fridays @10am -12pm: August 7, 2015 - Lets get Ready - ...

Derby Night in Canada

10:15 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 8/8/2015 - Sunday 8/9/2015
Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster, BC
Join the Terminal City Rollergirls for DERBY NIGHT IN CANADA: a two-day tournament featuring some of Canada's top-ranked roller derby teams (plus one ...

Richmond Maritime Festival

11:00 am, Saturday 8/8/2015 - Sunday 8/9/2015
Britannia Shipyards, Richmond
6042764320
The Richmond Maritime Festival celebrates all things waterfront at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. From wooden boats to model boats, w...

All Aboard!

12:00 pm, Saturday 8/8/2015
Steveston Interurban Tram Building 4011 Moncton Street
Richmond, BC – Be transported with All Aboard! at the Steveston Interurban Tram Building on Saturday, August 8 from noon to 4 p.m. This free event ...

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Thursday 8/13/2015 - Sunday 8/23/2015
Various venues
Out On Screen is proud to present the Vancouver Queer Film Festival this summer from Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 23 at various theatres, inc...

eWomenNetwork "Accelerated Networking" Luncheon: Storytelling in Business - The Secret Psychology of Why People REALLY Refer You

10:00 am, Thursday 8/13/2015
The Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 4A1
604-616-9139
Carla Rieger talks about helping others refer you more often by putting your business information in story form. You will stand out from your competit...

After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium

6:30 pm, Thursday 8/13/2015
Vancouver Aquarium
604-659-3400
The next After Hours adults-only event at Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is coming up, and will be the last chance to explore the groundbrea...

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race-Vancouver

Saturday 8/15/2015
Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050A-176th Street, Surrey, British Columbia V3S 4E7
4138344498
Rugged Maniac Canada is coming to Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey on August 15th with 25 epic obstacles and one rockin’ party! Here’s how it wor...

Wesbrook Village Outdoor Movie

8:30 pm, Wednesday 8/19/2015
Wesbrook Village (3378 Wesbrook Mall, UBC)
6042282025
Wesbrook Village is excited to present a FREE out-door movie screening of the classic movie, Back to the Future! Bring a chair, blanket, families, an...

Synchronicity Arts Festival

Friday 8/21/2015 - Sunday 8/23/2015
560 Goodwin Rd, Gibsons BC
Continuing with its 3 day line up, Synchronicity 2015 will feature music, circus, arts, workshops, and more! The 6th Annual Synchronicity Arts Festiva...

Jon Bon Jovi and The Kings of Suburbia

8:00 pm, Saturday 8/22/2015
Brockton Fields, Stanley Park
1-877-840-0457
On Saturday, August 22nd, join superstar Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia and rock out in one of the world's greatest outdoor venues: Stanley Park...

The Boys From Syracuse, In Concert

8:00 pm, Saturday 8/22/2015
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street
(778) 329-2371
APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert presents a special concert presentation of Rodgers & Hart’s 1938 zany musical The Boys From Syracuse. The Boys From...

The Vancouver Writers Fest and Minotaur Books Present: Louise Penny in Conversation with Hal Wake

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday 8/24/2015 - Monday 8/24/2015
The Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
604-681-6330 ext. 116
Join us as Louise Penny discusses her 11th Inspector Gamache novel, The Nature of the Beast, with Hal Wake. Set in Three Pines, Quebec, The Nature of ...

Contemporary Art Gallery Family Day 'Animal Symphony'

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Saturday 8/29/2015 - Saturday 8/29/2015
555 Nelson Street Contemporary Art Gallery
6046812700
FREE CAG Family Days - art activities at the gallery! Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver www.contemporaryartga...

Vancity Member Day at the Fair at the PNE

11:00 am, Thursday 9/3/2015
Pacific National Exhibition - 2901 E. Hastings Street
604-708-7772
Mark your calendars, Vancity Member Day at the Fair at the PNE is back! On Thursday, September 3rd, Vancity members and a guest will get to enjoy the ...

TAIWANfest

11:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday 9/4/2015 - Monday 9/7/2015
Downtown Vancouver (Granville Street)
604 263 9311
TAIWANfest returns to Downtown Vancouver this Labour Day weekend with a lineup of programming including Taiwan’s top EDM band in Magic Power, famous...

KERRISDALE ANTIQUES FAIR

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 9/5/2015 - Sunday 9/6/2015
5670 East Boulevard at 41st Avenue, Vancouver
604-980-3159
The Kerrisdale Antiques Fair returns to the charming and historic neighbourhood of Kerrisdale in Vancouver, BC on Labour Day weekend, Saturday & Sunda...

Richmond World Festival

11:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday 9/5/2015 - Saturday 9/5/2015
Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 4G2
604-276-4320
The Richmond World Festival is the City’s newest signature event. Scheduled for Saturday, September 5, 2015, this one day festival will feature musi...

Music in the Park

Monday 9/7/2015
Capilano River Regional Park (Cleveland Dam, Capilano Road, North Vancouver)
6049886844
FREE Family Fun! What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside listening to great music, visiting local artists at work and soaki...

Drop Zone Vancouver

Wednesday 9/9/2015
999 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2W2
Drop Zone, Vancouver’s original charity rappelling event, is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, September 9th. Round up your co-workers,...

The Vancouver Fringe Festival

Thursday 9/10/2015 - Sunday 9/20/2015
On and Around Granville Island
604-257-0350
The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of every kind of theatre imaginable. Over 11 days in September, almost 90 different theatre artists and companie...

Artists for Conservation Festival

11:30 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday 9/10/2015 - Saturday 9/12/2015
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 3L5
778.340.0749
Celebrate nature and the arts at the 2015 Artists for Conservation Festival, taking place in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Experience the world’s...

Vancouver Bead & Jewellery Show September 11, 12, 13

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Friday 9/11/2015 - Sunday 9/13/2015
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
250 213 9352
We're bringing the ultimate west coast bling fling for jewellery makers and jewellery lovers to The Drive! The Vancouver Bead & Jewellery Show, schedu...

Musical Celebration of Nature in Art

7:00 pm, Friday 9/11/2015
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 3L5
778.340.0749
Join Artists for Conservation for a ‘Musical Celebration of Nature in Art’ and share your passion for fine art, music and conservation of our natu...

Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath

Saturday 9/12/2015 - Sunday 9/13/2015
Fraser Valley
604-7331-5864
Join us on September 12th and 13th for an incredible 2-day, 200km ride through BC's picturesque Fraser Valley! Riding from White Rock to Cultus Lake a...

2015 Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause

10:00 am, Sunday 9/13/2015
Various Locations Across BC
1-800-665-1868
Every September & October, thousands of animal-lovers in more than 30 communities across B.C. register, fundraise and walk to fight animal cruelty at ...

Nordstrom Opening Gala

6:00 pm, Wednesday 9/16/2015

​Nordstrom Pacific Centre
799 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8

(604) 800-9085
WHO/WHAT Nordstrom kicks off the opening of its new Pacific Centre store with a gala to benefit BC Children’s Hospital, BC Women’s Hosp...

Hidden Pasts, Digital Futures: A Festival of Immersive Arts

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Friday 9/18/2015 - Friday 10/16/2015
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
778.782.9223
Presented on the occasion of SFU's 50th Anniversary by SFU Woodward's, VIFF, and the NFB September 18 - Oct 16th. SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, ...

21st CENTURY FLEA MARKET

10:00 am, Sunday 9/20/2015
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue, Vancouver
604-980-3159
Go Green - Re-Use, Re-Purpose, Recycle! One of the major reasons flea markets are so popular today is because they're the ultimate in earth-friendl...

High Tea

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Thursday 9/24/2015 - Sunday 10/4/2015
Presentation House Theatre
604.990.3474
The deliciously delightful British comedy duo James & Jamesy serve up outrageous theatrical adventure in High Tea – Sept. 24 – Oct. 4, 2015 at Pre...

Mid-Century Modern House Tour

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Saturday 9/26/2015 - Saturday 9/26/2015
Various homes in Vancouver
604-264-9642
Bus $110 plus tax, Self-guided $90 plus tax (inc. $50 charitable tax receipt for each ticket) Tour 1pm – 5pm, Reception 5pm – 7pm Explore fi...

Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival

7:00 pm, Saturday 9/26/2015
Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4A6
604-392-8000
After two amazing sold-out years, The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society is thrilled to announce the ridiculously good times are back with th...

Literacy is Life Team Trivia Challenge: Make Your Answers Count!

6:00 pm, Tuesday 9/29/2015
Red Card Sports Bar, 560 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9
604-681-4199 x411
Join the fun. Test your knowledge. Support literacy programs in Metro Vancouver! Win prizes for Trivia, Fundraising, and Best Costume. Sponsored by ...

Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show Oct 3-4

Saturday 10/3/2015 - Sunday 10/4/2015
Main Hall, Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stellys X Road, Saanichton, BC
250 213 9352
It's the ultimate west coast bling fling for jewellery makers, jewellery lovers and everyone in between! The Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show, s...

VINTAGE RETRO & ANTIQUES MARKET

9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday 10/3/2015 - Sunday 10/4/2015
Tradex Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
604 316 1933
VINTAGE RETRO & ANTIQUES MARKET October 3 & 4 2015 at the Tradex Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5 Saturday 9 am...

Vintage and Revamp Furniture Market

10:00 am, Saturday 10/3/2015 - Sunday 10/4/2015
Cloverdale Agri Plex. 17798 62 avenue, Surrey
7782429300
Are you tired of the same old thing? Looking for fresh, unique ideas? Come down to the Cloverdale Agri Plex on October 3 and 4. We have the most inte...

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo, Oct 15-18, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday 10/15/2015 - Sunday 10/18/2015
Various locations, please see www.vanhalloween.com
Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo is an annual festival of arts, cosplay, films, comics, anime, games, toys, costumes and makeup. The 2015 festival ...

RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR

10:00 am, Sunday 10/18/2015
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue, Vancouver
604-980-3159
This fun Sunday show features 175 tables and booths of fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode -- 175 different vendors equals a super selectio...

Vancouver Home + Design Show

Thursday 10/22/2015 - Sunday 10/25/2015
Vancouver Convention Centre West
604-639-2288 x224
Where it all comes together. The Vancouver Home + Design Show is the ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement. With ...

11th Annual INCLUSION Art Show and Sale (Day 1)

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wednesday 10/28/2015 - Wednesday 10/28/2015
Heritage Hall 3102 Main St Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7
778-945-3344
posAbilities proudly presents the 11th annual INCLUSION Art Show and Sale! It will take place on October 28 from 5-8pm and October 29 from 11am-8pm at...

11th Annual INCLUSION Art Show and Sale (Day 2)

11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Thursday 10/29/2015 - Thursday 10/29/2015
Heritage Hall 3102 Main St Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7
(778) 945-3344
posAbilities proudly presents the 11th annual INCLUSION Art Show and Sale! It will take place on October 28 from 5-8pm and October 29 from 11am-8pm at...

Sandpiper Sanitarium Haunted House

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thursday 10/29/2015 - Saturday 10/31/2015
3037 Sandpiper Drive
604-746-4468
Annual Haunted House, in Abbotsford, from October 29th to October 31st. Entry into our event will go solely to Canuck Place. Kid Zone and Scare Zone. ...

Our Kids Vancouver Private School Expo

12:00 pm, Sunday 11/8/2015
The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
905 272 1843
Considering Private School? Find the best school for your child at the Our Kids Vancouver Private School Expo on Sunday, November 8th, 2015. This i...

21st CENTURY FLEA MARKET

10:00 am, Sunday 11/15/2015
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue, Vancouver
604-980-3159
Go Green - Re-Use, Re-Purpose, Recycle! One of the major reasons flea markets are so popular today is because they're the ultimate in earth-friendl...

West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace

12:00 pm - 5:00 am, Friday 11/20/2015 - Sunday 11/22/2015
Tradex Exhibition Centre - 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford BC V2T 6H7
The most unique Christmas gifts you will ever find, created by both artisans and favourite manufacturers. Hundreds of vendors under one roof; old fas...

RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR

10:00 am, Sunday 12/6/2015
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue, Vancouver
604-980-3159
This fun Sunday show features 175 tables and booths of fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode -- 175 different vendors equals a super selectio...

Mountain Grind

Saturday 4/23/2016
Pender Harbour, Sunshine Coast, BC
604-740-2514
A 12K Obstacle Course Race. The Mountain Grind is a fun and challenging race primarily located on the Suncoaster Trail in Pender Harbour, BC. Its an e...

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