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January 2018

North Shore International Film Series

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Park & Tilford Cinemas, 333 Brooksbank Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7J 2B9 Select a Country:
$12

The North Shore International Film Series is presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council in cooperation with the Toronto International Film Festival. Throughout the year a series of TIFF selections are screened at Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas for special one-night-only viewings. Established in 2003, the North Shore International Film Series acts as a platform for unique cinematic experience, spotlighting quality Canadian, independent and foreign films.

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Lunar New Year Festival

January 18 - March 4
Multiple venues around Richmond and Vancouver Richmond and Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Free

Ring in the Lunar New Year at events across Vancouver and Richmond this February! Enjoy a Spring Festival parade through Chinatown full of colour and dance, walk along the lantern-lit paths of Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Garden, and have your fortune told by a feng shui master at the River Rock Casino Resort. Just a few of the exciting festivities taking place during Lunar New Year Festival! Gather family and friends for a celebration that’s sure to delight audiences of all…

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Free Teen Art & Acting Classes

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - May 31 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Umbrella Surrey Centre, 102 – 13678 100 Ave.
Surrey, BC V3T 1H9 Canada
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Free

Spend afternoons with us drawing, painting, and acting. Arts Umbrella is an inspiring space where you can create, make art, and share your ideas alongside other artists like you. Professional artists and actors lead all our classes. These experienced mentors help you dig into creative projects, take the spotlight, and explore self-expression.

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February 2018

Things To Do in Richmond on Family Day Weekend

February 10 - March 13
Various Richond, BC Canada

Come celebrate BC Family Day with FREE family fun! Bring your family to any of the 65+ fun things to do Family Day weekend. Find details below and check out www.richmond.ca/events. All activities are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

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Moms, Pops & Tots Workshops

February 13 @ 11:00 am - March 27 @ 12:00 pm
Rocky Mountain Flatbread, 4186 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5V 3P7 Canada
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Join us for our Tuesday morning Moms, Pops & Tots Workshops at Rocky Mountain Flatbread. Each workshop includes dance, yoga and making a nutritional snack with Dance Instructor and Holistic Registered Nutritionist Carla Budd! The classes are designed for children aged 0-5, along with their mom, dad or caregiver. Feb 13 Yoga & Dance + Healthy Valentines Smoothie Feb 20 Yoga & Dance + Healthy Popcorn Trail Mix Feb 27 Yoga & Dance + Loaded Sweet Potato Toast Mar 6…

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17th annual Talking Stick Festival

February 14 - February 24
Various venues Vancouver, BC Canada
5$ - 90$

With a desire to appeal to Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees alike, the Talking Stick Festival’s programming focuses on the diversity of Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, Music, Pow Wow, and Film in both traditional and contemporary formats. This year's theme is Schayilhen (S-ch-eye-yay-lh-un), which translates literally to "Salmon going up.” As a registered non-profit Society, Full Circle’s Talking Stick Festival began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. It is the premiere, multi-disciplinary Indigenous…

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Gateway Theatre Presents: Salt-Water Moon

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - February 24 @ 10:00 pm
Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond, BC V7C 3V4 Canada
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The glorious production of David French's Salt-Water Moon was a sold-out hit in Toronto last season. The beloved Canadian classic about love, loss, and reconciliation is daringly re-imagined by visionary director Ravi Jain. With its boldly spare staging, this production asks "Can you ever truly return home?" It's 1926 and every day the villages of Newfoundland are being abandoned by their young for a new life in the big city; but, eighteen-year-old, Jacob Mercer, has come home to Coley's Point…

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The Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Armenia

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada
15$

We start at the foot of Mount Ararat in Armenia and see Yerevan with its impressive memorial to the Armenian Genocide. We will also see the ancient Monasteries of Haghpat & Sanahin, Lake Sevan, the Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin, the ancient archaeological site of Zvartnots and the Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley. We also will explore Nagorno-Karabakh, which can only be accessed through Armenia. Locally known as Artsakh, this self-declared republic consists of the traditionally Armenian…

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Artist’s Toolkit from A to Z Workshop with Annie Briard

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada
25$

Many aspects of an artist’s career involve professional documentation and written materials, be they for proposals to galleries or grantors, sales, and presenting one’s work to the public online. This workshop will introduce best practices for the artist’s professional portfolio, including the artist resume, biography, statement, and artwork documentation. Participants will be guided through determining which approach is best suited to their needs, and will consider samples to leave better equipped to refine their own materials. Cost: $25 (includes refreshments).…

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The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series: OURO Collective

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St
Vancouver, V6B 2G6 604-606-6400 Canada
$12 - $14

Vancouver’s OURO Collective brings the energy and drive of street dance to the stage in the February edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series. This young and dynamic collective is fast gaining a reputation for its cool hybrid movement, fusing hip hop, waacking, breaking and contemporary dance. They will perform excerpts from their full-length work TANGENT, which explores through dance the themes of private and public behaviour, self-absorption, and extreme individualism.

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Experience Hastings Crossing

February 23 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm
Hastings Crossing, 1352 pandora
Vancouver, British Columbia V8R 1A2 Canada
Free

HxBIA is excited to announce its annual event: Experience Hastings Crossing! From February 23-March 4, businesses in our area will be partnering with a local social enterprise or non-profit to offer special promotions and features. These promotions will showcase, promote, and help raise funds for the partner social enterprise or non-profit working in Hastings Crossing and the Downtown Eastside. The festival will include special events, products, and offers for visitors. These will include free classes, specialized dishes, and much more.…

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BC Heritage Week Celebration: The Many Histories of this Site We Call Ambleside

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada
Free

Join us for this special event in conjunction with BC Heritage Week. The history that is currently available and more commonly known about the Ambleside area relates to the old ferry station. Representatives from the Squamish Nation and the West Vancouver Historical Society will discuss and invite a conversation that acknowledges a larger scope in the history of this site. Admission by donation. Limited space, call 604-925-7270 or online to reserve your spot (course #44052).

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Polyrhythmics with guests Coco Jafro at The Wise Hall

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - February 24 @ 1:00 am
Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St
Vancouver, BC Canada
$17.50

The Rickshaw and The Wise Hall present: Polyrhythmics at The Wise Hall with guests Coco Jafro Date: February 23rd, 2018 Doors: 8:00 pm Ages: 19+ Price: $17.50 + s/c adv Online: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1607029 In-store: Red Cat Records, Red Cat Records - Hastings, ZuluRecords Store, Highlife Records POLYRHYTHMICS Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics' latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece's impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B,…

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Hopwired Festival

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Croatian Cultural Center, 3250 Commercial Dr
Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4 Canada
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$52

Enjoy up to 40 craft beer and third-wave coffee vendors at this unique tasting event. More information at www.hopwired.ca

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Heritage Week Maillardville Walking Tour

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Ave
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
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$5

Each year we celebrate Heritage Week by offering a walking tour of historic Maillardville. Learn about the French-Canadian settlers, the local businesses, the Canadian Western Lumber Co. at Fraser Mills, and the lively stories that make up our history. Tour leaves Mackin House at 1pm. Tea & Scones will be served in the Parlour after the tour (2pm) for all those who participated in the walk. Purchase tickets online or by calling 604-516-6151. Tickets: $5 per person.

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Study and Go Abroad Fair

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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Free

Don’t miss the Study and Go Abroad Fair, Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo! Special features include: • Top-ranked universities from around the world • Student travel organizations • Free seminars starting at 1pm • Grand Prize Draw Attend the fairs and find out how you can study or travel abroad. Learn about studying a whole degree program abroad (undergrad or postgrad), or a shorter-term program - find out about admission requirements, program options and scholarships. Discover gap…

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Vancouver Philharmonic Goes to England!

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3L1 Canada
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A celebration of British composers! In this afternoon concert we will journey through the very best of British from the pomp of Elgar, the sumptuous variations of Parry and the lyrical folk of Vaughan-WIlliams all the way to the celestial majesty of Holst in what promises to be a wonderful afternoon of entertainment for all ages. PROGRAM Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance No. 1 Parry: Symphonic Variations Vaughan-Williams: English Folk Song Suite Holst: The Planets Conductor: Jin Zhang Assistant Conductor: Alexander…

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Silence is Not An Option: Kara Walker

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada
15$

This lecture will explore the extraordinary work of African American contemporary painter, print-maker, film-maker and installation artist Kara Walker. Walker confronts systemic racism in her art, not just in its past manifestations, but also its ongoing persistence (as evidenced in the rise of the alt-right in the U.S.). By tapping into visual spectacle, epic narrative traditions, genteel crafts, and myths of the American South, Walker refuses to soften her point and creates an art of resistance. Cost: $15 Register by…

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March 2018

Come Soar Over America at FlyOver Canada

March 1 - April 2
FlyOver Canada, 201-999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1 Canada
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Glide, dive, swoop and soar over some of America’s must-see destinations including Hawaii, Utah, Alaska and New York! This exhilarating 10-minute flight ride showcases 25 incredible locations in a way you’ve never seen them before. Make the most of your visit by experiencing FlyOver Canada and FlyOver America back-to-back for one low price! First experience FlyOver Canada, a journey of discovery from coast to coast across Canada. Then, stay seated to Glide, dive swoop and soar over the heart of…

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Writing to Awaken Weekend Workshop

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - March 4 @ 4:00 pm
Stanley Park Ecology Society, Stanley Park Dining Pavilion 2nd Floor
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4B2 Canada
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$325

In this inspirational workshop for writers of all levels, you will explore the stories that define you and the beliefs, expectations, and limitations that a fixed narrative brings. Using targeted self-inquiry, you will learn to write honestly about your greatest challenges, deepest yearnings, secret wounds, hidden gifts, and roads less traveled. The practice of expressive writing deepens creativity and self-awareness, in addition to having scientifically proven physical and psychological benefits.

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New West Craft: Made by MOM Market

March 3 @ 11:00 am
River Market, 810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, Britsh Columbia V3L 2A8 Canada
Free

The New West Craft Made by MOM Market returns for a third year! Come out and celebrate MOMs who make. Shop over 30 crafters, makers and artisans selling locally made goods for babies, kids, moms and more. 11am to 4pm at River Market.

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Popular Foods of the 1920s

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
$20

Learn about Canadian food favourites in the 1920's. We will be making Flapper Pie, McKenzie King Marmalade and smoked meat sandwiches. All the height of culinary fashion in the 1920's. Ages 12+. Reserve your spot today.

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The Poetics of Contemplating Atrocity: Doris Salcedo

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada
$15

The violence in her native Colombia is a driving force behind contemporary sculptor Doris Salcedo's works. How can artwork reference such violence without overtly shocking the audience? Her works are subtle in a way that invites deep contemplation on how human beings treat each other and how art can hold space for the victims of conflict and colonialist oppression. Salcedo's work answers the question: When faced with atrocity, what can art do? Cost: $15 Register by phone at 604-925-7270 (course…

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The Ultimate Traveller: Impressions of Iran

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada
15$

In this lecture we will explore the archaeological sites of ancient Persia and Mesopotamia, enjoy the beauty of Persian Gardens and see cities steeped in ancient traditions. We travel back through the millennia to Pasargadae, the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great. Persepolis, a 2,500 year-old reminder of the might of the Persian Empire. See the masterpieces of Islamic architecture of Esfahan With its winding lanes, forest of badgirs, mud-brick old town and…

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Seven Minutes in Heaven

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - March 10 @ 5:00 pm
Studio 16, 1555 W 7th Ave
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$13 - $20

Dates: March 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 PM Location: Studio 16, Granville St and W 7th Ave Cast: Brielle Chan - Phoebe Shelby Satterthwaite - Margot Hira Lalani - Ballard Alain Tahir - Hunter Sean Cuevas - Derek Julien Hicks - Wade Director: Allyson Fournier Stage Manager: Megan Fass Production Manager: Andie Lloyd Set Designer: Bailey Kaye Costume Designer: Azaria Cantada Props Designer: Siafon Spencer Lighting Designer: Andie Lloyd Sound Designer: Zach Levis Assistant Stage Manager: Sanad Tabba Backstage…

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Special Author Talk with Jan Wong

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2 Canada

Join bestselling author and award-winning journalist Jan Wong for a special author talk about her latest book, APRON STRINGS, at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. On their journey, Jan and Sam lived and cooked with locals, seeing first-hand how globalization is changing food, families, and…

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Carmelahhh Presents: Where Are They Now?

March 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R8 Canada
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$10 - $15

2017 was a year to remember for Carmelahhh Comedy. The wacky Canadian born and bred duo sketch-comedied and improvised their way into the darkened, helpless hearts of Vancouver at shows such as Sidekicks, MixTape, The Lady Show, Double Down, Grad School Improv, Fused, Fine Show, Cagematch, and the Vancouver International Improv Festival. They began their own bi-monthly sketch comedy show series, all while putting smiles on the public’s face, remaining the bestest of friends, and becoming parents to a friendship…

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The Winter Of Our Discontent

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour Street
Vancouver, Canada
$25

Hailed as "mind-blowing" and "electric", The Winter Of Our Discontent is an unconventional dramatic-recital that combines texts by William Shakespeare with the contemporary music of Hans Werner Henze and the historical music of John Dowland, Thomas Campion and Robert Johnson to conjure the spirits of Shakespeare’s most dramatic characters: Richard III, Juliet and Lady Macbeth. This staged recital blurs the boundaries between the historical and the contemporary, the musical and the dramatic, the real and the imaginary. Debi Wong, Voice;…

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Music from the Celtic Isles

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2 Canada

Join harpist Rebecca Blair with flutist and singer Michelle Carlisle and fiddler Rosie Carver for a musical journey through Celtic lands and stories. Be it soulful songs or lively jigs, the Celtic trio Triskellion will get your heart singing and your toes tapping to the sounds of beautiful music from the Celtic Isles. Tickets: Students $16 | Adults $21 (+ GST) Available online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

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Inner Beauty Pageant

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Junction, 1138 Davie St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 4L7 Canada
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$8

Bust out your cupcake hands and get ready to strut your stuff to win the pageant event of a lifetime: The Inner Beauty Pageant! Open to all genders, body types and zodiac signs, the Inner Beauty Pageant is a chance to celebrate the diva in all of us. Sign up to compete by emailing alan@toofly.ca, or come cheer on the contestants in this fundraising extravaganza for the upcoming musical, Little Miss Glitz, from Too Fly Productions. With entertainment, food &…

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Incite: Homegrown

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
Free

From the the Pacific Northwest to the Downtown Eastside, geography holds a powerful role in the construction of our memories—and the prose that shares them. Join acclaimed Indigenous authors Terese Mailhot and Chelene Knight in this FREE Incite event as they read from their new memoirs that explore family, love, loss, and the places that take root inside us. Hosted by the Vancouver Writers Fest. Monday, March 12 at 7:30pm, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street. Further info: writersfest.bc.ca

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Taxi Driver – Movies in the Morgue at the Vancouver Police Museum

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova St.
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3 Canada
$10

"Taxi Driver" is our second to last film for this year's Movies in the Morgue. Haven't attended one yet? Don't miss out on this classic neo-noir film on March 13th, 2018 in the old City Morgue at the Vancouver Police Museum. #moviesinthemorgue Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm Popcorn and pop will be on sale You are welcome to bring pillows and blankets for extra comfort and chairs will be provided Tickets at www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/events

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GLOBE Forum & Innovation Expo 2018

March 14 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 5:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4 Canada
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GLOBE Forum & Innovation Expo 2018 - The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business GLOBE Forum is the longest-running sustainability conference in North America, bringing together 10,000 participants from over 50 countries. Leaders from business, government and civil society will share insights and solutions and enjoy unparalleled networking over the course of the event. Thinkers and experts at the vanguard of sustainability and the clean economy will explore ’Disrupting Business as Usual’, the theme for GLOBE Forum. Previous speakers and participants…

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Exploring the North Vancouver Art Scene

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada
60$

Join gallery staff for a one-day tour of what’s exciting in the North Vancouver art scene. We will explore the new Polygon Gallery and tour artists’ studios. Lunch will be at a local eatery (not included in cost of tour) or bring your own lunch.Bus leaves from Ferry Building Gallery. All-day parking is available at Ambleside Park. Cost: $60. Register at 604-925-7270 (course #43889) or online. The new $20-million Polygon Gallery on the North Vancouver waterfront has launched its first…

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Gateway Theatre Presents: I Lost My Husband

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - March 24 @ 10:00 pm
Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond , BC V7C 3V4 Canada
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Evelyn loses her husband in a bar bet. The thing is, she's not entirely sure she wants him back. A smart, feisty, subversive comedy about the important things in life: love, freedom, karaoke... and never letting frozen yogurt stand in the way of your dreams. Catherine Léger's comedy, J'ai perdu mon mari, was a hit in Quebec, and we are proud to present the World Premiere of Leanna Brodie's translation: I Lost My Husband. Diane Brown returns to direct this…

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R2D Dance Camp | Vancouver 2018

March 17 @ 9:00 am - March 18 @ 10:00 pm
A3 District Studio, 910 Sherwood Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada
$200

R2D Camp is a two day dance camp featuring some of the best dance educators from around the world . This year's faculty is headlined by some of the most prestigious dance educators from Europe and Canada. Their knowledge and experience in the dance industry is unrivaled and respected worldwide. We are honoured to have them share their craft with the Vancouver community. There will be 12 classes taught at the camp. 6 masterclasses each day. LOCATION: A3 District Studio…

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Celebrating Nowruz: Iranian New Year

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada

Join exhibiting artist Mahtab Firouzabadi for a hands-on experience in the gallery where participants are invited to explore the meaning behind the symbols of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year celebration. Admission by donation. Limited space, call 604-925-7270 or book online to reserve your spot (course #44037).

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Heritage Crafts: Bird Feeders & Homes

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
$10

Let's help our feathery friends by making a bird feeder and a home. You'll learn about the types of birds in your community plus you will help them thrive as winter comes to an end and spring approaches. Registration required. Ages 4-8

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Spring Fling

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Surrey, BC V3T 0J2 Canada
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Free

Celebrate the first day of spring at the Surrey Nature Centre! Join us for face painting, guided walks, nature stories, eco crafts and more! This free event is perfect for families, there’s something for everyone!

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Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
$10

In this workshop, you’ll learn to make rope and weave small mats out of plants from our surroundings, just like our ancient ancestors did. You’ll get to know more about common plants for weaving, how to prepare them and store them, and how to gather them carefully and respectfully; you’ll also compare the plants that we are working with to the plants that our Host Nations depended on, and plants that were and are important in other areas. Registration required.…

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Incite: Top of Their Game

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Free

Is it more important to have duty to self or family? What is life like after a plane crash? How would you survive meeting your doppelganger? Legendary interviewer Hal Wake sits down with esteemed, Vancouver-raised authors Tom Rachman and Timothy Taylor to discuss their newest works, both of which are receiving acclaim across the country. Hosted by the Vancouver Writers Fest. Monday, March 26 at 7:30pm, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street. FREE EVENT. Further info: writersfest.bc.ca

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Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making

March 27 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
$10

In this workshop, you’ll learn to make rope and weave small mats out of plants from our surroundings, just like our ancient ancestors did. You’ll get to know more about common plants for weaving, how to prepare them and store them, and how to gather them carefully and respectfully; you’ll also compare the plants that we are working with to the plants that our Host Nations depended on, and plants that were and are important in other areas. Ages 7+.…

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Incite: New Voices of Canlit

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Free

Hear from four of the most anticipated, new voices in CanLit at this FREE Incite event. Authors Kim Fu, Guillaume Morissette, Sharon Bala and Djamila Ibrahim share riveting stories of migrant experiences, terrorist plots, wilderness survival, and negotiating the gig economy, highlighting some of the finest work from Canada’s emerging talent. Hosted by the Vancouver Writers Fest. Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30pm, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street. Further info: writersfest.bc.ca

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Marketing for Artists with Annie Briard

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1C2 Canada
25$

Whether self-represented or working with a gallery, artists are increasingly expected to work towards generating buzz and followings for their work. This workshop will introduce various marketing tools and approaches including websites and social media strategies, while highlighting how to increase press coverage for their work. Annie Briard's work has been presented across Canada and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, screenings, and as public art projects. She teaches photography, art theory and professional practice courses in the undergraduate program…

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Heritage Crafts: Bird Feeders & Homes

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
$10

Let's help our feathery friends by making a bird feeder and a home. You'll learn about the types of birds in your community plus you will help them thrive as winter comes to an end and spring approaches. Registration required. Ages 4-8.

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Cloverdale Antique & Collectible Show

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Agriplex Cloverdale Fairgounds, 17798 62 Ave
Surrey, BC V3S 4E7 Canada
$5.00

Admission $5 : 9am - 3pm Earlybird $10 : 8am Kids under 12 Free Free Parking ATM Concession 170 + Tables of Antiques & Collectibles! Many new and out of town vendors with fresh finds! Come explore and hunt for those yesteryear treasures! Meet like minded collectors!

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Big Bunny Run

March 31 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jericho Beach Park Canada + Google Map
$20

Join us for the 3rd annual Big Bunny Run on March 31st, 2018. This holiday themed fun run offers a 10km & 5km Big Bunny Run/Walk (2pm), as well as a 1km Little Bunny Run/Walk (1pm). This Easter Fun Run tours picturesque Jericho Beach Park. Starting in the centre of the park, the course winds its way along trails surrounded by spring blooms before looping onto the beachside path, with unbeatable views of the North Shore and the Vancouver skyline.…

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Easter Chocolate Making

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
$10

Bunnies, eggs and other tasty treats for spring. Milk and dark chocolate fun. Rocky Road, Rice Krispie Caramel Clusters and more. Hands on class so bring an apron! Ages 4-8. Parent Participation required. nut and dairy products will be used $10 per child.

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Easter Cupcakes

March 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 1G2 Canada
$10

Marshmallow bunnies and lambs, coconut chicks and egg candy filled birds nests, all the symbols of spring. Bring an apron and decorate six chocolate cupcakes to take away and enjoy with friends and family. Ages 8-14.

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April 2018

Vancouver Sings One Song

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1 Canada
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Free

Calling all Voices! The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival invites you to add your voice to Vancouver Sings One Song a free event conducted by Kathryn Nicholson, with host choir, Sound Eclectic on April 3rd, 2018 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Sign up by February 23 with hundreds of other voices and choirs to rehearse and perform the Festival Songbook featuring our original new song, "Cherry Blossoms For You & Me". The first 300 to register receive…

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