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


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Special Events for March 2014
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March 1, 2014
10th Annual Vancouver Diversity Health Fair
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.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
Admission: FREE! http://www.amssa.org/healthfair2014

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March 1, 2014
The Federation of British Columbia Writers is hosting its 2nd Annual Self-Publishing Fair. Come and hear the latest for the self-publishing writer from industry service providers including printers, book and cover designers, editors, marketers, successful self-publishers, and companies that specialize in providing the writer with mentorship through the publication process. Don't try to go it alone. Learn from the best throughout the day in a series of fast-paced small group presentations where there's plenty of time for questions.  For full details, see www.bcwriters.ca. Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

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March 1, 2014
Shop with a Personal Chef
The lovely chefs from Cooking Journeys will be hosting two market tours next week at the Winter Farmers Market. They will walk you through the market, show you how to pick the best products and give you tips on how to use them once you get home!  Tours run rain or shine at 11am and 12:30pm and meet at the Market Information Booth.  www.shopwithachef.eventbrite.ca

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March 1, 2014
Crystal Shawanda Concert
Crystal Shawanda‘s country roots run deep. Born Native American, on the Wikwemikong Native Reservation on Canada’s Manitoulin Island in Ontario, she was automatically country- joined to the land and the real stories of everyday people. Her latest album, Just Like You, was released in 2012 on her label New Sun Records, based in Vancouver, BC and Nashville, TN. Following this release, Crystal performed at the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC in January 2013 and won her first Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year. She will release two EPs in 2013 and tour extensively in the USA and Canada.  639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC; tickets.thecultch.com

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March 1, 2014
Bring Back Play Funmobile Tour Stop at Health and Diversity Fair
The Bring Back Play Funmobile tour is on the road again after successful tours in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013! Brought to you by ParticipACTION and Healthy Families BC, the Bring Back Play Funmobile tour brings a van full of fun games, activities and giveaways to parks, events and schools in B.C. communities from September 2, 2013 to August 2014. http://www.participaction.com/get-moving/bring-back-play/

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March 1, 2014

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre presents Nikkei Family History Workshop
Have you ever wondered about your Nikkei roots? ome to the workshop to learn easy ways to research your roots, either here in Canada or in Japan. We will discuss Koseki, the family registration documents in Japan, and how to access them.
Fee: $10 for members, $12 for non members.
Registration: jcnm@nikkeiplace.org | 604.777.7000 ext.109

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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 1 - 9, 2014

"The Hobbit"
a live theatre performance featuring exceptional performances, wonderful staging, some musical treats and original scene treatments.
adapted from the story by J. R. R. Tolkien
 .... a story he wrote in the early 1930s to amuse his three sons!
The Venue at 5708 Glover Road, Langley, BC; ImagineThatPlace.com

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March 1 to April 22, 2014
Majid Sheikh Akbari & Alfonso Tejada
District Foyer Gallery
North Vancouver District Hall
355 West Queens Road
2D Alfonso L. Tejada:  As an architect and urban planner, Alfonso is inspired by interesting vistas of townscapes from his travels both locally and abroad. His new series focuses on local landscapes, the fringe between the city and the beautiful natural environment of the North Shore. He has exhibited his work in numerous invitational solo and group exhibitions internationally. alfonsotejada.com
3D Majid Sheikh Akbari:  Majid creates sculptures from wood or spare materials from building sites or by-products of other processes including re-bar, scrap metal, and tiles addressing themes of spirituality, environment and life.  This approach significantly reduces the ecological footprint of his sculptures while protecting the integrity of his intended design. majidsheikhakbari.com
604.988.6844
exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca

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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 Stuff Only Market @ Coal Harbour
If you have children's toys, clothes, or books you no longer use then this is your chance to sell these items. Tables are sold by first come, first served. No merchants or businesses. Full details and regulations online at our website or call 604.718.8222. https://www.facebook.com/WECCA

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March 2, 9, 2014
Baker's Market
The Baker's Market is a FREE fun event: Sundays @ 11:00AM - 3:00PM on March 2, 9, April 20, 27, and May 4, 2014.
It's where passionate bakers sell their baked goodies to the local community.
Free samples, free parking, free admission.
The "sweetest" event in Vancouver !
Location: Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre
7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser)
Vancouver, BC V5X 1C7
For more information please visit www.bakersmarket.com

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March 5, 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Presented by The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership
The Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle is proud to announce a special Keynote Speaker on March 5, 2014. The event will take place at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
For more information please visit boardoftrade.com/events (http://boardoftrade.com/events/overview/2218462511.aspx)

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March 6, 2014
State of Canada's Birds: Biodiversity Lecture with Dick Cannings
Bird population trends are one of the best indicators of ecosystem health. They are relatively easy to monitor, and an army of talented and enthusiastic birders is available to gather data on a continental scale. Bird species diversity and varied habitat preferences allow biologists to find patterns in bird population trends that can inform polices on ecosystem management. In 2012 bird biologists brought together data from a wide range of surveys from across Canada to assess the status of the country's birds, the first time this had ever been done for any major group of animals.
This talk is part of the Biodiversity Lecture Series, organized jointly by the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/bls/state-canada-birds

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March 6 - 7, 2014
Vancouver Opera: Don Giovanni
Mozart's musical and dramatic portrait of the world's most infamous lover presented in a spectacular new co-production with The Banff Centre.  Don Giovanni is a dangerously attractive aristocrat and serial seducer who leaves death and destruction in his wake. Defying both society and God in his reckless pursuit of gratification, he manages to evade the vengeful retribution of his most outraged victims, only to self-destruct in a surreal encounter with a curse-hurling stone statue.
Mozart’s musical and dramatic portrait of this complex character, and of those whose lives he stains, is Shakespearean in its understanding of human nature. Filled with wisdom and beauty, and by turns funny and terrifying, Don Giovanni is a towering creation, which we honour with a spectacular new co-production featuring state-of-the-art stage technology and design. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia.  http://www.vancouveropera.ca

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March 7 - 8, 2014
2014 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival
Produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology
The 2014 festival returns to the UBC Museum of Anthropology March 4-9, 2014 and will include two Signature Evening Performances on Friday March 7th and Saturday March 8th at 7:30 PM as well as festival stage performances on Saturday March 8 & Sunday March 9 from 1-4 PM.
These performances will showcase the diverse and rich cultural traditions practiced by a selection of some of the best artists from coastal British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska. Throughout the festival the Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions.
UBC Museum of Anthropology
For more details please visit damelahamid.ca

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March 7 - 29, 2014
2014 Vancouver International Dance Festival
The 2014 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) presents an extraordinary roster of dance artists and creators from March 7 to 29, 2014. Performed in venues across the city, and featuring a diverse wealth of free and paid events, the festival includes such international icons as China’s Guangdong Modern Dance Company and Spain’s flamenco innovator Israel Galván, as well as local favourites Dancers Dancing, Kokoro Dance, the 605 Collective, Goh Ballet, and more.
Tickets for all VIDF events are free to $60 and are available at vidf.ca or by calling 604.662.4966. For more information please visit www.vidf.ca

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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 8 - 16, 2014
CelticFest Vancouver 2014
CelticFest Vancouver celebrates 10 years of bringing the finest in Celtic culture to concert halls, clubs, pubs and the streets and gathering spots of Vancouver from March 8-16. Get ready for nine action-packed days of amazing music, dance, theatre, family entertainment, spectacle and special events. Western Canada's largest and best-loved Celtic festival returns to fill Vancouver with that special Celtic spirit.  The festival marks its first decade with a roster of Celtic music's finest at the CelticFest 10th Anniversary Gala (Vogue Theatre, Friday March 14). The festival kicks off Saturday March 8 at The Village on False Creek with the third annual afternoon of free Celtic music and entertainment called Celts on the Creek. On March 15-16, the Celtic Village and Street Market fills both Granville Street between Robson & Nelson and the expanded area of Robson Square with free music, dance, fun and more! Tom Lee Music City Stage on Granville hosts a series of fascinating free workshops over the weekend, as well.  And CelticFest's jewel and most popular event, the 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade enlivens downtown Vancouver on Sunday March 16, starting at 11:00 am.  Full festival information is at www.celticfestvancouver.com.

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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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March 15 - 30, 2014
Easter Train in Stanley Park
The Easter Bunny arrives early this year and the Stanley Park Miniature Train runs rain or shine during spring break March 15-March 30 as well as April 16-April 21 2014, Mon-Thurs 10:30-4:30pm and Fri/Sat/Sun 10:00am until 5:00pm.
Hop on by for a fun filled day including a ride on the miniature train, egg hunts, crafts, games and a Bunny Ear workshop. There will be face painting by donation as well. The train is fully covered, protecting everyone onboard from spring showers.
Remember to bring your own basket for the egg hunt. Price of admission (taxes included): Children $8.75 each(Train and Egg Hunt) Adults $3.50 each. http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/what-to-do.aspx

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March 15 - 30, 2014
Spring Break at the Cannery!
Our entertaining Titanium Chef? show for kids -- about sustainable seafood choices -- will be presented daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm.  Test your skills in a fun Sustainable Scavenger Hunt inside the Cannery, and don't forget to pick up a Parks Canada Xplorers booklet for fun activities to do in the Cannery, with a souvenir prize when you?re done!
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond  Admission:  Adults $7.80, Seniors $6.55, Youth (6-16) $3.90, under 6 years free.  Family Admission: $19.60   
www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com
phone: 604-664-9009

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March 15 - 30, 2014
Spring Break Pysanky 4 Kids – Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Baba's Beeswax Pysanka Studio, Richmond
Learn to make pysanky Ukrainian decorated eggs with expert and best-selling author Joan Brander.? With the proper tools and Joan's widespread teaching experience, anyone from 6 to 96 can learn to make a beautiful pysanka the traditional way. A great activity to do with your family and friends.
pre-registration required 604-275-8169.? Joan's workshops are very popular and fill up quickly.
http//www.babasbeeswax.com/LearnPysanky.htm

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March 17 - 28, 2014
Burnaby Village Museum Spring Break Scavenger Hunt
Toys take on personalities & come to life through stories, a scavenger hunt, crafts & performances.
The Hunt Pick up your scavenger clues & start the hunt! Explore the Village searching for the answers left behind by the storybook toys. When you think you're done, stop in at the General Store to see if you have earned a prize. Join in the fun at the Real Estate office where the storybook toys are hosting a tea party, make a craft at the Interurban Tram Barn & enjoy a story-telling adventure & take a spin or two on the carousel. All included with admission. http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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March 17 - 28, 2014

Spring break art camps will be happening at Maplewood House (399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver),
for kids ages 6-10.

5 Artists / 5 Days: 9:30 am- 12:30 pm, March 17-21, 2014, Cost: $125
Campers will create works of art inspired by five famous artists. Plan to get messy indoors and outdoors.
We will explore a variety of techniques including colour mixing, creating patterns and collages!

Play Creation:
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, March 17-21, 2014, Cost: $125
In this camp all types of expression and creativity will be explored by allowing kids to develop their own play. From set and costumes to character development and plot, kids will be a part of all aspects of putting on a show. This course is meant to make you move, shake, and perform!
Art and Animals: 9:30 am- 12:30 pm, March 24-28, 2014, Cost: $125
Do you love animals and art? Then this class is for you! Come hone your fine art skills by drawing new animals and creating mixed media projects! This unique art experience will allow students to learn about animals, draw, paint and make animal collages, plus have lots of fun!
Mosaic Madness: 1:00pm - 4:00 pm, March 24-28, 2014, Cost: $125
There is nothing quite as much fun and creative as making mosaics no matter what your age. This camp allows kids to express themselves and explore the endless and exciting possibilities that glass, pebbles, porcelain and china can offer!
Cost for both the morning and afternoon camps (including a supervised lunch break) is $250.
Each participant is responsible for his or her own meal and snacks. To register visit: www.nvartscouncil.ca

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March 17 - 28, 2014
Spring Break Camp at Place des Arts
Place des Arts Spring Break Camp & Youth Intensives
Register from Monday, January 27, 2014 online here, by phone at 604.664.1636 or in person at Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam.
Kindergarten - Grade 5 | March 17-21
This art camp for K-grade 5 is filled with fun and inspiring activities in the visual, literary and performing arts sure to keep kids enthused and engaged over the break. Children can choose from 7, full-day blocks of six activities for the week.
Grades 6-9 Art Intensives | March 17-21 and March 24-28
Four half-day art intensives are designed specifically for youth, allowing them to delve more fully into the chosen art form. Intensives for 2014 are: Spring Break Pottery Intensive; Poster Design; Acting on Camera!; Stop-Motion Animation.
Spring Break Study with the Pros!
Workshops in Theatre, TV & Film for grades 9 to 12; March 24 to 28
Are you a serious student of the theatre, TV and film? If so, Place des Arts is where you need to be over spring break! Come and study with leading industry professionals and hone your craft. Find out more about the workshops and the teachers online at www.placedesarts.ca. Registration opens January 27 and may be done online, in person at Place des Arts, or by phone at 604.664.1636.
Monday, March 24 – Tuesday, March 25, 9am-1pm
Acting and Auditioning for Film & Television with professional actor Tim Perez
Wednesday, March 26 – Thursday, March 27, 9am-1pm
Audition Master Class for Musical Theatre with Colleen Winton & Sarah Jaysmith
Friday, March 28, 11am-1pm
The Business of Show Biz Panel Talk with the Pros
Get the inside scoop on the business of show biz from a talent agent, casting directors and professional actors. All welcome, including students, parents, siblings, teachers, and friends.

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March 22, 2014
The Harlequin Hypnosis Show
The theatrical hypnosis spectacular that's taking Canada by storm! A hilarious night of comedy, costume, and theatrical adventure. Are you ready for adventure?  Join us for a night of entertainment, as you enjoy a hypnosis show like you’ve never seen. Will you volunteer to save little lost Katie, or will you sit back and enjoy the spectacle? It's time to splice the main brace, man the maxim gun, and step up! Pull your boots on, and report for action! You never know what's going to happen in a Harlequin Hypnosis Show! Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street near Robson; http://harlequinhypnosisshow.com/

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March 26, 2014
Brown Bag Talk: The Yale Hotel
Brent Beatson of Rize Alliance will give a talk on the restoration of the Yale Hotel that included a complete renovation of the SRO suites, seismic upgrading, and the refurbishment of the mechanical systems, the famous blues venue and the 1950's neon. The original 1883 Yale Hotel hotel began as a CPR bunkhouse, survived the 1886 fire, and was refurbished as The Colonial Hotel in 1889. Brent will talk about the 2011 Heritage Revitalization Agreement that made the hotel restoration possible, and included the addition of the neighbouring apartment tower.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 12:00PM (noon)
BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour St., Vancouver BC
Tickets: $12.00 via www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

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March 27, 2014
The exuberance, brilliant virtuosity and colourful costumes of Ukrainian dance are featured in the March edition of The Dance Centre's popular Discover Dance! noon hour series, with a performance by the Dovbush Dancers. This ebullient young ensemble will perform a diverse repertoire of dances from different regions of the Ukraine (including the famous high-energy Hopak), exploring the cultural and geographic influences that have shaped the evolution of Ukrainian dance, and highlighting its connections to classical ballet and character dance. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver. Tickets $12/$10 from www.ticketstonight.ca.
604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca
 

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March 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

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March 28 to April 29, 2014
Surrey Festival of Dance
The Surrey Festival of Dance is the one of the largest amateur dance competitions held in North America with over 10,000 dancers crossing our stage. We strive to provide the necessary tools, adjudicators & instructors, not only to enrich the dancers, but also to educate & expand their dance awareness in the dance discipline of their choice.
Over the course of 5 weeks, Surrey Festival of Dance covers disciplines in Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, Street, Lyrical, Tap & Stage, Song & Dance, Studio Productions, International & authentic & un-authentic. T
Surrey Arts Centre, http://www.surreyfestival.com

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March 30, 2014
Chinatown Walk & Dim Sum with John Atkin
Join John Atkin for an early morning exploration of Chinatown. Take a walk through one of the city's oldest districts and explore a fascinating history framed by unique architecture. We'll dispel a few myths, explore a few nooks and crannies and look at the future of this important neighbourhood. To warm up we'll finish off the morning at a local restaurant for a special menu of Dim Sum.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Walk starts at 9:30am
Tickets: $28.00. Please book through the Vancouver Heritage Foundation at http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/take-a-tour/walking-tours/ ?

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Ongoing 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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Ongoing until 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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Ongoing until March 23, 2014
Museum of Vancouver Presents: Play House: The Architecture of Daniel Evan White'
Daniel Evan White knew exactly how to play with houses. The modest Vancouver architect drove innovation along the west coast from 1960 to 2012, creating homes that his clients claim were life changing. Discover his remarkable work in this first retrospective of his career. Play House Exhibition ventures through Daniel Evan White's mind, hands, and eyes to explore the creative process that transforms the dream home from desire into reality. The exhibition includes stories from clients and contractors, a replica of the Máté House built to 1:4 scale, projections, smaller models, 3D computer models, and an area where visitors can get hands on with some of Dan's favourite geometric shapes. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca

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April 13, 2014
Soweto Gospel Choir
Caravan World Rhythms Present: Two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir return to Vancouver with their new show “African Grace”. Through vibrant rhythm movement and its renowned vocal harmonies, Soweto Gospel Choir’s inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon. Since its foundation in 2002, the 30-person Choir has performed to sell-out crowds at the greatest concert halls across the globe and alongside superstars including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. The Choir sold out their last two appearances in Vancouver, so don’t miss out on this uplifting and vivacious spectacle that literally takes your breath away!  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, http://northerntickets.com

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April 14, 2014
Amy Grant with the VSO
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents: Six-time Grammy® award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Amy Grant brings her special brand of music making to the Orpheum, live  in concert with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The evening will feature some of Grant’s biggest hits from an extensive repertoire that spans her twenty-five year career as one of the most celebrated artists in the Pop and Christian music industry.  Orphem, 601 Smithe Street at Seymour; http://www.vancouversymphony.ca

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April 19 - 20, 2014
Easter at the Cannery!
Look for Easter Eggs and try the Easter Scavenger Hunt inside the historical Cannery museum + kids? Easter activities, crafts, prizes and more!
Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada 12138 Fourth Avenue, Steveston
Admission:  Adults $7.80, Seniors $6.55, Youth (6-16) $3.90, under 6 years free.  Family Admission $19.60 
www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com
phone: 604-664-9009

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April 22 to May 3, 2014
SHERLOCK HOLMES' THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
HILARIOUS retelling of the Sherlock Holme's classic with three highly talented - and very energetic - actors playing all the roles.  Highly recommended, this was a hit first time out last October with comments such as 'fantastic fun', 'must see', 'best piece of theatre I've seen for years'.  Don't miss this family friendly treat suitable for ages 6+
Tickets $10 - $25
Show times 3.00 & 8.00
1-800-838-3006
http://sherlock.bpt.me
www.baskervilles.org

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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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May 17 - 18, 2014
I Can Do It! 2014
Join us for a weekend retreat in Vancouver at I Can Do It! created by Louise Hay to help you heal your life! Unveil the true you, unleash your divine greatness, release pain and fear, and learn how to make the best choices for your mind, body and spirit! Awaken to new possibilities and create a life you love!?
Saturday May 17 speakers
- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer - I Can See Clearly Now: Seeing Obstacles as Divine Gifts
- Caroline Myss - How the Transformation Movement is Changing You
- Bruce Lipton - The Honeymoon Effect
- Anita Moorjani - The Power of Transformation
- Nancy Levin - Jump...And Your Life Will Appear
- Alex Woodard - For The Sender
- Robert Holden - Loveability: To Know How to Love and Be Loved 
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia; http://www.hayhouse.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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