Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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Special Events for February 2014
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February 1, 2014
Winter Wander in Vanier Park - Vancouver

It's back! A day of adventure at Vanier Park! For just $5 (ages 16 & under free) you can take in all the cultural hot spots in Vanier Park.  Visit the Space Centre, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, the Museum of Vancouver, the City of Vancouver Archives, the Vancouver Academy of Music & folks from Bard on the Beach (located at the MOV/Space Centre).
In addition to visiting the museums, Winter Wanderers will be able to enjoy performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students & culinary options from visiting food trucks.
1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver
http://www.museumofvancouver.ca

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February 1, 2014
Party for THE Park!
Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
On February 1, beat the mid-winter blues with energizing live music, dancing, Silent Auction, cash bar and a crackling fireplace in the classic Dining Pavilion in the heart of Stanley Park!  Hosted by Michitsch Systems which is celebrating 20 years in the not-for-profit industry, “Party for THE Park” will benefit Stanley Park through the stewardship and education work of Stanley Park Ecology Society (http://stanleyparkecology.ca/).  6:00pm, Get Tickets (tinyurl.com)

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February 2 ,2014
Concerts Café Classico - Doug Johnson, piano
Doug Johnson is known internationally as the original keyboardist for the band, Loverboy, one of Canada’s most successful rock bands.  Doug is also the talent behind numerous musical composition projects that include film, television, radio, song writing, and musical theatre. He obtained a classical piano degree (ARCT) and is a graduate (1991) of the Film Music Institute of L.A. He will performing some of his latest classical compositions at LCMS.
3pm Chat, 4pm Concert begins
Adult $15, Senior $13 , Student $10
Rose Gellert Hall, Langley Community Music School. 4899 207 Street, Langley.
www.langleymusic.com

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February 2, 2014

The Year of the Horse Temple Fair” at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

The Garden presents a special “The Year of the Horse Temple Fair”, a “Hot and Noisy” (re-nao) public event that’s based on the Spring Festival temple fair where people entertain, trade, greet, celebrate and pray for a prosperous new year. The Chinese Word “Re Nao” is often used to describe the “hustle & bustle” of crowds on the street. All around the world, the Chinese Lunar New Year is one of the most exciting and colorful holidays. Families and individuals come together to wish each other fortune, prosperity and good health. 5.00
For more information please visit http://vancouverchinesegarden.com

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February 2, 2014
The Herons of Stanley Park, Book Launch & Slide Show
Salmonberry Room, Stanley Park Dining Pavilion (2nd floor), 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
Come support a local author, Julie Emerson as she launches her newly published kids picture book 'The Herons of Stanley Park'.
This FREE family event features a slide show of the making of the book by Julie Emerson, with fantastic photographs by Martin Passchier.   Stanley Park has been home to a colony of Pacific great blue herons for many years. The Herons of Stanley Park tells their story. The information is at a level kids can read. It’s also invaluable for adults who curiously watch these herons.
https://www.facebook.com/StanleyPkEcoSoc?ref=stream

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February 2, 2014

2014 Chinese New Year Gala

Fu Man Wen Cheng - 2014 Chinese New Year Gala will celebrate the Year of the Horse at one of Vancouver's top theatres, the Orpheum.
This occasion is attracting people’s attention from all across Vancouver and China. Well-known artists from both Canada and China will be present at this much-anticipated, top-level performance. There will be a number of world class artists performing at this gala. Xiao Min Zhang, a famous actress, the President of the Canadian Film and Television Institute, the chairman of North Star Performing Arts Management Limited is the Chief Director of the Gala. Zhenyu Liu, the famous tenor, is the Director of Art.  David Wu, the famous film actor, TV personality and formerly MTV Asia and Channel V VJ will be the host of the Gala.  778.881.5557

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February 2, 2014
February 2, visit Willowbrook Shopping Centre for Lunar New Year activities the entire family can enjoy including a traditional Lion Dance, Tai Chi demonstration, Chinese Astrology readings and dragon boat display! Visit www.shopwillowbrook.com for a full list of activities and schedule.

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February 4, 2014

World Cancer Day at Robson Square
This year, the Light the Night Canada - Vancouver Walks team is hosting an event to coincide with World Cancer Day
to show support to the cancer community. There will be a lantern ceremony and skating party at Robson Square. Bring your family and friends and join us on February 4th for World Cancer Day. http://www.worldcancerday.org/

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February 5 - 6, 2014
Out of a Dream
Patrick Street Productions takes you by the hand on a romantic and timeless journey through the beloved songbook of Rodgers and Hammerstein with the world premiere of 
Out of a Dream, February 5-16, 2014 at the newly-opened York Theatre. Conceived and Directed by Peter Jorgensen, this dreamy musical revue draws from each and every show written by the prolific Broadway duo – featuring songs from CarouselThe Sound of MusicSouth PacificThe King & IOklahoma! and other cherished favourites.
Tickets from $19 at tickets.thecultch.com or 604.251.1363. Info: patrickstreetproductions.com.?

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February 5 to March 25, 2014
Deborah Bakos
As climate catastrophes are fast becoming the threat
of choice for realists and doomsayers alike, we find ourselves in a cultural shift towards art that can provoke us. In Deborah?s  works, singular images symbolic of childhood innocence and freedom emerge as emptied human?hewn platforms. Dangling precariously and juxtaposed against violent skies, the platforms suggest fallout that alludes to our current and necessary preoccupation with climate change and the tentative, solitary relationships we have with our shared environment. Tension and movement are purposely wrought in all of her paintings through the use of stark contrasts in colour value and intensity, form and line.
www.deborahbakos.com District Library Gallery, exhbitions@nvartscouncil.ca // 604-988-6844 // www.nvartscouncil.ca

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February 7, 2014
Wear Purple in support of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign February 7th. Tweet @loveourbodies or share photos of you wearing purple on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves
Science World & BC Place will be lit up purple in support of eating disorder awareness.
pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca, www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves, @loveourbodies

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February 7 - 22, 2014
Shrek the Musical.  Shrek the Musical, a new musical comedy, will be making its debut in Western Canada in February, 2014. The show is based on the Oscar-Award winning Dreamworks movie, and follows the hilarious story of Shrek and Donkey as they embark on an unexpected journey to rescue a beautiful princess with an ugly secret. Becoming an unlikely champion, Shrek is enlisted to petition the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad.
Michael J Fox Theatre, info@alignentertainment.cawww.alignentertainment.ca

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February 8, 2014

West Side Story

Considered a great groundbreaking musical, West Side Story has remained a poignant, provocative and emotionally devastating piece of theater for over half a century. Dark in tone and content, the show is flush with many of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein's most famous compositions, offering a richly layered score played by a full orchestra—a rare find, even on Broadway, these days. Factor in recreations of original director and choreographer Jerome Robbins' equally iconic choreography, and the production becomes an electrifying piece of musical drama. Despite West Side's difficult themes, the show also offers some of the biggest, brightest crowd-pleasers in theater history, including uber-ballad “Tonight,” the chirpy "America" and the hilariously macabre "Gee Officer Krupke." The show may be a rollercoaster of emotions, but it offers something for every taste.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre
http://vancouver.broadway.com/shows/west-side-story-baa2/

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February 8, 2014

Edwardian Valentine`s Day Card Making
Visit the Mackin House Museum to decorate Edwardian style card for your Valentine, friends, or family. All supplies are provided. Admission is by donation. Registration is required; please call the museum to reserve your spot. There are two times for this event; the first begins at 12:30 - 2:00pm and the other is from 2:00pm - 3:30pm., http://www.coquitlamheritage.ca/?page_id=9

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February 8 - 9, 2014

Grouse Mountain's 24 Hours of Winter

Saturday, February 8 to Sunday February 9 welcomes the return of everyone's favourite sleepless night, 24 Hours of Winter. Grouse Mountain is celebrating the Olympic legacy & the one-year countdown to Sochi. Enjoy 24 consecutive hours of winter fun, including after-dark snowboard & ski contests, sunrise snowshoe treks, the torch parade, shopping, dining & everyone's favourite junior pond hockey tournament. Entry is complimentary with Grouse Mountain General Admission, Membership or Ski Pass. Visit our website in the new year for a schedule of events. http://www.grousemountain.com/events

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February 10, 2014

6th Annual Children's Arts Festival

Celebrate BC Family Day with imagination & creativity at Richmond's Children's Arts Festival on Monday, February 10. Now in its sixth year, the Festival prides itself in highly affordable, highly interactive & high quality artistic activities for children 12 & under, all led by local professional artists. Families can dive into a wide range of activities through Creativity Classes, Imagination Stations & special events featuring "the Wiz," award-winning author & illustrator Lee Edward Födi & Wonderland Circus by Circus West. Admissions to Imagination Stations are $2/adult, $5/child. Creativity Classes are $10, with some exceptions. Special events are $7. http://www.childrensartsfestival.ca

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February 10, 2014
Come and celebrate Family Day at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Receive 50% off admission if you are wearing red mittens, to celebrate the four year anniversary of the 2010 Olympics. We will have many exciting activities happening such as a Family Day scavenger hunt, colouring activities, a ping pong area and our Hall of Champions will be playing highlights from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. As always the games in our participation zone are free with admission, these include a soccer simulator, rock climbing wall, race track, bubble hockey and foosball.  604-687-5520, www.bcsportshalloffame.com

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February 10, 2014
Mix it Up! African Caribbean Children Festival
Celebrate BC Family Day with a fun packed afternoon of live entertainment, Storytelling, Face Painting, Fashion Show, Caribbean food on sale and a DJ. Special Guest: Popular, local Storyteller, Comfort Ero from African Stages Association of BC.
Venue: Bonsor Recreation Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby; FREE,  604 527 0477 or 604 605 0124, email: natbwf@telus.net

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February 10, 2014
Music with Marnie - Family Day Concert @ JCCGV
Get ready to boogie with Marnie & her Rock n Roll Band!
The Music with Marnie Band performs funky and educational tunes that get kids and parents moving and grooving.  It?s a high energy, theatrical, music and movement based show visually enhanced with cute and colourful puppets and props and awe inspiring visits from Marnie's gang of furried friends. Marnie's music is incredibly diverse, upbeat and educational, the songs are all action based and are about things that little ones are interested in. Children are guaranteed to be engaged in the show and inspired to get up and dance.
Wosk Auditorium at the JCCGV, https://jccgv.com/content/bc-day-family-concert

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February 10, 2014
Knitting Folks
Learn, make and be together!
Families and friends! Come join the knitting circle at the ArtStarts Gallery on BC Family Day!
Join a free workshop and learn the basics of knitting, help contribute towards a blanket project and make new friends.
Bring your own yarn and knitting needles! While at the ArtStarts Gallery, you'll also have the chance to check out the current exhibition, Sound Play,  featuring installations and artwork by students from across BC and by professional artists working with young people. http://artstarts.com/events

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February 11, 2014
Meat the Truth
Meat the Truth is a high-profile documentary, presented by Marianne Thieme (leader of the Party for the Animals), which forms an addendum to earlier films that have been made about climate change. Although such films have convincingly succeeded in drawing public attention to the issue of global warming, they have repeatedly ignored one of the most important causes of climate change, namely: intensive livestock production. Meat the Truth has drawn attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together. 7:00pm until 8:30pm.  Admission is free.  Alice Mackay Room, Lower Level, Central Library
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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February 14, 2014
LOVE & MUSIC Valentine Concert. With the angelic-face Timmy Pavino's powerful voice & the amazing musical quartet The Rosario Strings on this wonderful show of beautiful pieces of love songs and fabulous entertainment are selected talented voices and pretty faces of Vancouver's local artists PLUS special guests. We feature a Red Carpet event, Special Valentine Concession, Glisten's Ticket Buyer Incentive Package, Dinner for 2 to a lucky patron, A chance to be serenaded onstage via our Most Requested Song ? Promo plus a show to cherish and appreciated. THIS IS AN EVENT YOU WILL REMEMBER.
604-329-6698, glisteneventsnow@gmail.com, http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/love-music-timmy-pavino

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February 14 - 16, 2014

Winterruption on Granville Island

Granville Island is gearing up to celebrate its ninth annual Winterruption festival. New this year, visitors can join a Meet Your Makers tour showcasing Granville Island spirits, including a stop at the newly opened Liberty Distillery. The Vancouver Fringe Festival also presents the hilarious comedy Hockey Show at the Pub & Pickle at Studio 1398, while the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society brings you We are the City, Wake Owl, Qalandar & more. Family fun is front-and-centre with appearances by stilt dancers parading down the streets, mask-making workshops & live performances by Charlotte Diamond. Discover artists' exhibits, local food & pop-up dance performances around every corner of Granville Island all weekend long.  http://www.granvilleisland.com

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February 15, 2014
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre presents
Annual “Treasure Hunt” Flea Market & Japanese Book Sale
The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre will be hosting their 8th annual Treasure Hunt Flea Market on February 15.  The popular community event is held every year as a way for community members to find high quality second hand items, often including unique and rare Japanese items, at bargain prices. Admission: FREE, 604.777.7000 | www.nikkeiplace.org

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February 17 - 23, 2014

BC Heritage Week Tea & Walking Tour
BC Heritage Week is February 17th - 23rd. Come celebrate with the Mackin House Museum as we tour Maillardville's historic sites and homes then settle into the museum's cozy Parlour for tea, courtesy of DAVID'S TEA, and scones. Admission is $5 per person. Registration is required; please call the museum to reserve your spot. This event is split into two parts; the walk begins at 1:00pm and the tea starts at 2:30pm. http://www.coquitlamheritage.ca/?page_id=9

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February 18 to March 2, 2014

13th Annual Full Circle: Talking Stick Festival

Full Circle First Nations Performance presents the Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 18 - March 2, 2014. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live theatre, music, dance and storytelling.  various venues. For a complete schedule of events and more information please visit talkingstickfest.ca

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February 19 - 23, 2014

BC Home + Garden Show

The BC Home + Garden Show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside and out. With big names like Bryan Baeumler, star of HGTV’s Leave It To Bryan, plus more than 425 exhibitors and a slew of exciting new features, there’s real advice, real inspiration and real experts at every turn. For more information please visit http://www.vancouverhomeshow.com

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February 19 to March 9, 2014

2014 Chutzpah! Festival

The Chutzpah! Festival is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary performing arts festival which takes place every February in Vancouver over a four-week period. Embracing a broad spectrum of high-caliber programming in dance, theatre and music, the festival strives to foster artistic growth and provide a platform on which artists and their work can flourish. Now entering its 14th year, the Chutzpah! Festival features a wealth of extraordinary work by emerging and established artists from across Canada and around the world. Norman Rothstein Theatre. chutzpahfestival.com 604-257-5145

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February 20, 2014

Best of the NorthWest Comedy Fest, hosted by Pee-Wee Herman

Pop culture icon, Broadway sensation Pee-wee Herman, hosts the Best of the NorthWest Comedy Fest.
That voice. That suit. That mad combination of innovative humour and childlike wonder. "I know you are, but what am I?" Pop culture icon, Broadway sensation, your favourite quirky character Pee-wee Herman is coming to Vancouver! The Best of the NorthWest Comedy Fest will be hosted by Pee-wee Herman.
Pee-wee Herman is experiencing a remarkable revival, achieving a status unheard of thirty years ago – a cool million and a half Twitter followers and generations of dedicated fans. Recently writer-director-producer Judd Apatow has announced that a new feature film based on everyone's favourite Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning character is in the works! Clever, colourful, and comical, The Best of the NorthWest Comedy Fest, hosted by Pee-wee Herman, is going to make all your dreams come true!
NorthWest Comedy Fest is Vancouver’s newest comedy festival happening February 13 – 22, 2014. We’ll bring you your stand up favourites, we’ll champion the up-and-comers you didn’t even know you loved, and there will be improv, podcasts, and-all ages events.
http://northwestcomedyfest.com/lineup/pee-wee-herman/

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February 21, 2014
Day of the Arts: Around the World
Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:45 – 3:45pm
Calling kids from Kindergarten to grade 5! Take an artful journey around the world in this SD43 Pro-D day art camp. Discover dance styles of different cultures; learn the Indian art of “painting” with rice; use your imagination to create a traveling story through drama and lots more fun activities. To view the full time-table and class descriptions, visit www.placedesarts.ca or pick up a brochure at Place des Arts. Register now online, by phone at 604.664.1636, or in person at 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam.
Place des Arts | www.placedesarts.ca

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February 22, 2014

Walking Tour - Up the Coast and Overseas

Heritage Week this year highlights Heritage Afloat and to celebrate we take a look at the fascinating history of shipping on Burrard Inlet. From the earliest lumber schooners to the Trans-Pacific liners and coastal ferries, the inlet has been an important factor in the city’s growth. On this tour we’ll be looking at the history and evolution of the downtown waterfront between Burrard and Main Streets. For meeting place and more details please visit http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

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February 22, 2014
ArtStarts presents RupLoops: A Musical Orbit
Free performances and workshops for kids
RupLoops: A Musical Orbit is an interactive, live looping show, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments. Rup utilizes his diverse skills as a musician to create a pulsating, entertaining and engaging musical experience. Young and old will explore vocal percussion and the art of live looping to co-create original music. Live looping is a new way to create music; it is the live recording, layering and playback of music created in real time using loop station technology.ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver.  http://artstarts.com/free-weekend-workshops

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February 23, 2014
ArtStarts presents RupLoops: A Musical Orbit
Free performances and workshops for kids
River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
RupLoops: A Musical Orbit is an interactive, live looping show, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments. Rup utilizes his diverse skills as a musician to create a pulsating, entertaining and engaging musical experience. Young and old will explore vocal percussion and the art of live looping to co-create original music. Live looping is a new way to create music; it is the live recording, layering and playback of music created in real time using loop station technology.
http://artstarts.com/free-weekend-workshops

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February 24 to March 2, 2014

36th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival

Canada’s Premier Wine Show: Engaging, Educational, Entertaining
The Vancouver International Wine Festival presented by The Vancouver Sun welcomes the world’s greatest wine producers and wine drinkers to an annual weeklong celebration of wine and food.
From educational seminars, wine tastings and minglers to wine and food grazing events, lunches, winery dinners and the ever-popular Vintners Brunch, you’ll be sure to find something to please your palate.
This year, the spotlight is on France as the 2014 Theme Country and the Global Focus is Bubbly! The Vancouver International Wine Festival is a fundraiser for Bard on the Beach. http://www.vanwinefest.ca/

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February 26, 2014
Patrick Street Productions - The Entrepreneurial Artist
Georgia Straight Arts Editor Janet Smith leads a discussion with Peter Jorgensen and Katey Wright on how artists must increasingly adopt an entrepreneurial spirit to enjoy industry success.
Admission is free, Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level  Central Library
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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February 27, 2014
Reconciliation Through Poetry
Five diverse poets will unveil newly commissioned work exploring the concept of reconciliation in honour of Chief Robert Joseph, recipient of SFU's 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue.  Featuring poets Jordan Abel, Joanne Arnott, Juliane Okot Bitek, Jordan Scott and Daniel Zomparelli. Co-hosted by SFU's Centre for Dialogue as part of the 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue and Vancouver Public Library as part of the City of Vancouver's Year of Reconciliation.  Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level.  Seating is limited. Admission is free.
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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February 28, 2014
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)

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Ongoing until February 3, 2014
Yes, chocolate lovers, the Hot Chocolate Festival is coming back with 24 local Chocstars, over 60 CRAZY flavours, and don't forget ... Chocolate Makes You Happy!?
Hot Chocolate Festival promo video 2014 from CityFood Magazine on Vimeo.
For more information please visit http://www.cityfood.com/events/hot-chocolate-2014/

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Ongoing until February 23, 2014

Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Odd Couple

THE ODD COUPLE*
By Neil Simon
The Classic Comedy of Mismatched Roomies at Midlife
Meet Felix Ungar, the neurotic, neat-freak news writer. Meet Oscar Madison, the slovenly sportswriter.When life changes bring them together as roommates, will these two friends learn to meet in the middle? Or will their irreconcilable differences split them apart? The Odd Couple, the now classic play that earned Neil Simon his first Tony Award, is one of the playwright's funniest and most affecting works.

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Ongoing to February 25, 2014
Suzan finds the natural world a constant source of wonder and inspiration. By exploring the wildness of the landscape, she celebrates the strength and fragility of human spirit, our fragile connection with the manufactured environment, and our ultimate reliance upon the forces which shape our world. Her paintings are an ode to the complexity and interdependence of life, with all of its unpredictability and change. 
Her ceramic work is both functional and exploratory. The alchemy of the glaze and the firing process are the means by which she brings out the depth, subtleties, and beauty of the surface. She creates in rich colours and incorporates driftwood as handles for her decorative ware, pouring vessels, and baskets.
Suzan completed the Studio Art Program at Capilano University in 1999, and finished a BFA at Emily Carr University in 2002. Since then she has worked from her East Vancouver studio and enjoys numerous associations with art collectives around the Lower Mainland.
District Hall, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver. Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm. 604-988-6844, exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca

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Ongoing until February 28, 2014

CBC Toque Sessions Free Concerts

The hottest concert ticket in town this winter is the much-anticipated CBC Toque Sessions.
Now in its 5th year, this
free concert series runs each Thursday and Friday beginning at 7:30pm in Studio One at the CBC Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street (between Robson and Georgia) from January 23 – February 28, 2014.
There will be no reservations for the performances. A rush line will be in place for each show, beginning at 6:30pm, and seating is limited.
The full series line-up is:
Thursday, January 23 - Hayley and Jess Moskaluke
Friday, January 24 - The Belle Game
Thursday, January 30 - Murray Porter
Friday, January 31 - Anciients
Thursday, February 6 - Good For Grapes
Friday, February 7 - Hannah Epperson
Thursday, February 13 - The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Friday, February 14 - Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Thursday, February 20 - Said the Whale
Friday, February 21 - Dean Brody
Thursday, February 27 - Dan Brubeck Quartet
Friday, February 28 - Hannah Georgas and Ryan Guldemond
For more information please visit  http://www.cbc.ca/bc/community/blog/2014/01/the-toque-sessions-free-concerts-at-cbc-vancouver.html

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Ongoing to February 28, 2014

Robson Square Ice Rink Open for Free Skating
The Government of British Columbia’s Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver will be open all through the Christmas Holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Skating is free with your own skates, otherwise, rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks. The Robson Square Ice Rink is open until February 28, 2014.  For more information about events at the Robson Square Ice Rink visit
www.RobsonSquare.com
HOURS OF OPERATION:
-  Sunday to Thursday:        9 am to 9 pm
-  Friday and Saturday:        9 am to 11 pm
RENTALS:
-  Skates       $4
-  Helmets     $2
-  Ice Cleats  $2

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March 1, 2014
Jonathan Crow, violin
Andrew Wan, violin
Eric Nowlin, viola
Brian Manker, cello
Canada's top string quartet…they've taken our chamber music scene by storm….” (CBC 2013)
In the short time since its creation in 2009, the New Orford String Quartet has seen astonishing success, giving annual concerts at the Orford Arts Centre for national CBC broadcast and receiving unanimous critical acclaim, including two Opus Awards for Concert of the Year. Hailed for their “ravishingly beautiful tone” as well as their “extraordinary technical skills and musicianship” the members of the New Orford String Quartet are all principal players in the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras.  Langley Community Music School. 4899 207 Street, Langley. www.langleymusic.com

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March 1, 2014
Rose Gellert Concerts Daniel Bolshoy, Guitar
Mr. Bolshoy has performed as a soloist with many orchestras internationally and across Canada as well as performing for many prestigious festivals. A guitar virtuoso, he has recorded several CDs and will be performing works from his new CD featuring works by Paraguayan composer Agustín Pío Barrios, the Spanish composers Joaquin Rodrigo and Regino Sainz de la Maza. Langley Community Music School. 4899 207 Street, Langley. www.langleymusic.com

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March 1, 2014
Promoting Family Health is the theme for this year's free, family-friendly event! The largest multicultural health fair in Canada features 50+ community health and wellness exhibitors, multicultural entertainment, health screenings, a fun Healthy Family Activity Zone and the Healthy Cooking Stage. 604.718.2780, www.amssa.org/healthfair2014

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March 2, 2014
Kids Camp Expo 2014!
Are a busy parent living in the Lower Mainland looking to find the best camps for your child?  If so, visit the only Kids Camp Expo in BC to get all your information in one location on one day!
What to expect:
- Choose from programs for kids ages preschool to 18 years old.
- Meet face to face with camp directors and former camp attendees.
- See informational videos, experience camp activities, and pick up brochures.
- Choose from overnight and day camps that focus on: sports, education, empowerment/leadership, arts, outdoors, and special needs.
- Listen to experts give talks on
Visit www.kidscampexpo.com or call (778) 588-9332 or email us at info@kidscampexpo.com

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March 2, 2014
Kids Camp Expo
Some of the most enriching childhood experiences happen at camp. British Columbia's only Kids Camp Expo in Vancouver provides busy parents information about the camps and activities available for their children throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond. Choose from day and overnight programs in sports, education, empowerment & leadership, arts, outdoors, and special needs, for children in preschool up to 18 years old. Meet camp directors and former attendees, see informational videos, and experience camp activities. A Virtual Expo will be available as well.
Heritage Hall, www.kidscampexpo.com

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March 7 - 29, 2014
THE SEAFARER by Conor McPherson
March 7-29 at Pacific Theatre
Vancouver, BC – It was a dark and stormy Dublin night when a game of cards took a sinister turn. In Conor McPherson’s suspenseful, dark comedy The Seafarer, produced by Pacific Theatre, old promises and forgotten bargains can come calling at any moment. For Sharky, that moment comes when an all-night poker game with a few old friends is attended by an unexpected guest.
Playing March 7-29 Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm with 2pm matinees on Saturdays and on Thursday, March 20th at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. For tickets ($19.99-29.99, taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit www.pacifictheatre.org.

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March 8 - 9, 2014

2014 - Vancouver Bike Show

Now Western Canada's largest bike display & entertainment show is back to kick off your cycling season. Ride on down to the Vancouver Convention Centre to see your favourite brands, bike products, events & pro-riders at the Vancouver Bike Show.
See it, ride it & live it at the ultimate event that shows you the bikes, the gear and the info to prepare you for great rides!
The Vancouver Bike Show is the best place to shop for bicycles & accessories & see the latest trends in cycling. See all your new bike options in one place & get the best deals you have been waiting for! Meet the manufactures from leading brands, get great deals from retailers plus enjoy thrilling action packed events!  http://www.vancouverbikeshow.com

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March 8 - 9, 2014

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show - Vancouver

Explore BC's largest adventure & travel show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear & amazing travel destinations! See canoe & kayak experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool or ignite your passion for biking, hiking, running, water, board or mountain sports at over 200 exhibits! http://www.outdooradventureshow.ca
Vancouver Convention Centre East Building

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March 9, 2014
Concerts Café Classico -  LCMS Chamber Players
LCMS faculty Joel Stobbe, cello, Marcel Bergmann, piano, Reilley West, viola present a programme including the Eyeglass duet for cello and viola by Beethoven, the lyrical Brahms Trio in a minor, Op. 114 and the famous Fratres by Arvo Part.
3pm Chat, 4pm Concert begins
Adult $15, Senior $13 , Student $10
Rose Gellert Hall, Langley Community Music School. 4899 207 Street, Langley.
www.langleymusic.com

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March 15, 2014
Shamrock Cookie Decorating

Join the Mackin House Museum as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by decorating Shamrock sugar cookies from a 1915 recipe! After all, the Mackins were of Irish descent! This event is by donation and registration is required; call the museum to reserve a place. Times: 1:00-3:30pm, http://www.coquitlamheritage.ca/?page_id=9

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Ongoing until March 1, 2014
When is a bike also a musical instrument? What sound does a Qarkabeb make? How can you make sound visible?
Visit the ArtStarts Gallery and be immersed in an exciting sonic experience. Sound Play is an interactive exhibition exploring music, acoustics, composition and sound-making, featuring installations and artwork by students from across BC and by professional artists working with young people.
Pedal sound-making bikes, listen to original songs, experiment with a cymasium, play with musical instruments from around the world, and more. Come play with us! The ArtStarts Gallery is located at 808 Richards Street (at Robson) in downtown Vancouver. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.  For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/gallery

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Ongoing until March 2, 2014

FlyOver Canada presents Flight of the Dragon

FlyOver Canada is proud to present "Flight of the Dragon", a new flight ride experience never before seen outside of China. For a limited time, guests will get to experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver admission price! First, follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of China's most spectacular landscapes and scenery during Flight of the Dragon. Then, stay seated and take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, a thrilling flight ride that takes you from east to west across Canada. Both rides incorporate state of the art special effects including wind, scents and mist. For more information please visit http://www.flyovercanada.com/christmas_cny

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April 28, 2014
G Day
Once upon a time, the key passages of life were honoured in our communities. G Day is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate and empower girls aged 10-12 as they transition into adolescence. Tickets $75.  Villa Amato Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 88 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver. Info and tickets: www.gdayforgirls.com

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Ongoing to April 6, 2014

Steveston Winter Farmers & Artisan Market

Come join us for amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market & enchanting entertainers at the 2013 Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market. Sundays bi-weekly from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm beginning October 20 - rain or shine! Inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, corner of 4th Ave & Chatham St, Steveston. 604-729-7326, http://www.sfam.ca

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Ongoing to April 19, 2014
Royal City Farmers Market
Join us every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 11am to 3pm for an exciting and family friendly indoor farmers market!  We’ve 20 to 24 vendors at each market offering fresh local produce, prepared foods and handmade crafts as well as award winning River Market restaurants. Every market we feature live music & kids’ activities!
Come and visit our Kids’ Place upstairs and discover:
• Free Crafts by River Market Volunteers
• Free Yo-Yo Club drop in after 1pm
• Music Box class drop in for kids under 3 (12:30–1:15pm) $6
Royal City Farmers Market is yours to discover on those cold winter days, we’ll keep you warm, dry and happily entertained!
River Market, 810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster,BC just steps away from the New Westminster Skytrain Station. For more information visit our website at www.RCFM.ca

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Ongoing to April 26, 2014

Vancouver Winter Farmers' Market

Check out our Winter Farmers Markets. Everything from organic & conventional produce, meat, cheese & seafood, preserves, baking & bread. Plan to grab lunch from our on-site Creperie or sausage vendor. Warm up with a hot coffee on a cold winter day & start shopping. We'll also have select craft vendors selling high quality craft items for gifts & treats for yourself. Don't forget your reusable bags & parking in the area is limited so walk, bike or take transit if you can.
Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm, 4610 Ontario St. Vancouver; http://www.eatlocal.org, 604-879-3276

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Ongoing until October 11, 2014

Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour
Be an undercover newspaper reporter on a mission to explore prohibition-era Vancouver. You will tackle the mysteries of our city's greatest buildings like the Sun Tower and the Dominion Building. Learn true Vancouver stories of speakeasies, showgirls, corrupt mayors and mobsters. And do battle against your fellow reporters to be crowned ‘top newshound', with a grand prize on offer.  Every Thursday, Saturday, departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral; www.forbiddenvancouver.ca








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