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

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Special Events for April 2014
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April 1, 2014
Researching the History of a Building, Vancouver Public Library

Join librarian Kate Russell in Special Collections to see the library’s unique holdings and learn how many research resources are now available online. Tickets: Free!

April 1 to May 4, 2014
Pioneer Japanese Canadian filmmaker Jesse Nishihata (1929 - 2006) is showcased in this retrospective exhibit of his eclectic and extensive body of work.  Pioneer, visual poet, and prolific filmmaker, Jesse Nishihata paved the way for many artists who have followed and has directly inspired leaders in the creative community today.  Jesse’s extensive filmography began with hipster journalistic work covering
Mods and Rockers in 1964 for CBC’s “Other Voices” Series. Several critical productions for CBC’s Public Affairs followed between 1966 through 1978.  In 1977 he earned a Genie award for his seminal work, The Inquiry Film which was a precedent shattering examination of Native rights and economic development in Canada’s North.  Jesse’s first film about the Japanese Canadian WWII experience Watari Dori: Bird of Passage (1973) was framed around his own family history and in 1989 he produced a video record of the Japanese Canadian fight for Redress in Justice in Our Time: how Redress was won. Nikkei Centre,

April 2, 2014
Explore recreation activities for children and youth with disabilities.
Enjoy demonstrations by Sirota's Alchymy at 6:30pm and Shiamak at 7:00pm
For more information, contact Michael Hajduk at or 604.301.2831

April 2 - 6, 2014

Cabaret Brise-Jour (Shattered Cabaret)

L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres (Quebec City). After a sold-out run of its 2012 creation L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres Performs Tom Waits, the Quebec music-theatre collective returns, this time dipping into the repertoire of Kurt Weill. From Berlin cabaret and Parisian nostalgia to New York's Broadway, this 8-piece orchestra retraces the path of the musician in exile with rare instruments and music-objects, conjuring Weill's dramatic and musical world and the best and worst of the human condition. April 2-6, 8pm. All-ages performance April 2; April 3-6, 19+. York Theatre, 639 Commercial. Tickets from $18. Tickets.

April 2, 16, May 7, 21, 2014

The Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with VPL presents Incite: An Exploration of Books & Ideas

The Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with VPL presents Mind-altering, metamorphic, twice-monthly. Free readings, interviews and discussions with authors who will change how you see the world.
Event Schedule:
Wednesday, April 2, 2014: Doretta Lau, Kathy Page and Eva Stachniak
Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Julie Maroh and Diane Obomsawin
Wednesday, May 7, 2014: Ondjaki, Sean Michaels and Claire Battershill
Wednesday, May 21, 2014: Eufemia Fantetti, Nancy Lee and Lynn Coady
Time: 7:30 pm 
Doors open at 7pm
Alice MacKay Room
VPL Central Library
350 West Georgia Street
Tickets: FREE admission!?
For more information please visit

April 3, 2014

Cherry Jam Downtown Concert

Cherry Jam will showcase performances by the Yayoi Movement Theatre, Folk artist Michael Averill, 2013 Haiku Invitational celebrity readings and Haiku Bard by Christopher Gaze of Bard on the Beach, an energetic dance performance by VanCity Soran and the thunderous sounds of Richmond's Tetsu Taiko to warm up the scenes of Cherry Jam.   Indoor concourse of Burrard Skytain station; 12:00PM (noon) - 1:30PM,

April 3 - 28, 2014

2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival story is one of romance. It is an annual celebration that marks the reawakening in our community of all that makes us alive and human. We smile at one another. We take our lunches under the spreading blossoms. We spend the warming nights beneath illuminated clouds of flowers. We celebrate as men and women have celebrated since time immemorial, with poetry, music, dance, good food and drink, laughter, and love.
For more information please visit

April 4 - 19, 2014
Hop on down to Willowbrook Shopping Centre to have your child's photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Every child that visits the Bunny will receive a free eco-friendly gift (while quantities last).
Easter Bunny Hours: Friday - Tuesday: 11am to 6pm and Wednesday and Thursday: 11am to 8pm.
Partial proceeds from photos in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Visit to find out about the FastPass payment option which reduces photo wait line time and offers convenient online ordering and for more information on Easter hours.

April 5, 2014

Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: Strathcona

Civic Historian
John Atkin will lead a walk through Strathcona talking about the history of the neighbourhood and the unique characteristics of the zoning in Strathcona that have led to considerable heritage retention as well as infill density.

April 5, 2014
Spring Carnival
Enjoy the fun at this family friend spring carnival. Play games, make arts and crafts & music! Take a break, get on the floor and get in the groove with musical improv. It’s family fun for everyone! Enjoy interactive music activities, all instruments provided. This will be interactive for the whole family to enjoy a morning together and celebrate spring.
Hosted by West End Community Centre Association

April 5, 2014
Plein air painting, or painting “in the open air,” has a long and storied tradition in the world of art. It brought us Monet’s water lilies and Renoir’s sunny parks. The beauty of nature has inspired countless artists. And every spring, right here in Vancouver, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival offers you the opportunity to experience painting en plein air. Come join us under the cherry blossoms for a variety of classes, each taught by a local artist.
Alfonso Tejada is the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s plein air master and has been involved with the event for 7 years. For Alfonso, painting in the open air is about celebrating a unique moment in nature and capturing its fleeting beauty. The blooming of the cherry blossoms announces the arrival of spring and, while it is a breathtaking sight, it does not last. “We have green trees all year round,” says Alfonso, “beautiful cherry trees come only once a year.” VanDusen Botanical Garden;  Hosted by Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

April 5, 2014
Skate skate skate!
On April 5, the Terminal City Rollergirls return to the track in their double header season opener for Season 8! Doors open at 5pm at Kerrisdale Arena in Vancouver and the action starts at 6pm!
In the first bout of the night, Public Frenemy faces off against the Faster Pussycats. 2014 has been a huge reset for both teams as they feature a majority of new skaters. It’s anyone’s guess how the ‘Cats will fare against fan favourites Frenemy, who gave both of last season’s finalists a run for their money.
The second bout of the night features a grudge-match between 2013 championship finalists; the Riot Girls and the Bad Reputations. The 'Soldiers of Awesome' wowed fans last year moving from the bottom of the standings table to the top with two incredible wins against ex-Champs the Faster Pussycats. The ‘ladies in teal’ squeaked into the finals with an oh-so-close 173-156 win over Frenemy. The Champs will be fighting hard to hold onto their title in 2014.

April 5, 2014
South Granville Wedding Show!
Join us for a boutique wedding show featuring a fashion show, classical concert, and vendor fair all wrapped into one! Whether you're a DIY Bride whose trying to figure out which parts to tackle yourself, or you have a set idea of what you'd love, you're sure to find some inspiration at the 1st South Granville Wedding Show!  Holy Trinity Anglican Church.  For info and tickets go to

April 5 - 12, 2014

Spoken Word Marquee Series
at the Verses Festival of Words
Celebrate the transformative power of words!
Spoken word is the fastest-growing art form in Canada. It's as diverse and vast as our nation. Spoken word is poetry, comedy, storytelling, music and all the spaces between these genres.The Spoken Word Marquee Series, presented as part of the 2014 Verses Festival of Words, showcases the leaders and revolutionaries in these forms as well as the outliers and the synthesizers who are fusing together new hybrids from multiple genres. These shows highlight a new wave of 21st century word artists who are less book-centric and more interested in the re-emerging oral tradition.

April 5 to June 21, 2014
Music Together at the Langley Centennial Museum
Music Together is a research-based music and movement program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and the adults who love them.  Once a week we will explore songs, chants, dance, and instrument play.  All activities are specially designed to meet the learning needs of young children.  We nurture the development of their rhythmic and tonal skills, and most importantly their love of making music.  First child fee includes 2 CDs, an illustrated songbook, and parent resource guide for new families.  Contact the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536 for more information and to register for this class.

April 6, 2014

Musqueam Tour: Witness it, Remember it, Tell it

This spring hop on our bus to explore Vancouver sites and learn their significance in Musqueam and Vancouver history.
Lead by Musqueam youth leaders with stories passed on from Elders, the tour will visit the main village of the Musqueam people;  a Musqueam village site at the time of the warrior Capilano, which is present day Jericho Beach; and an ancient village and burial site of the Musqueam people.

April 6 - 20, 2014
"Essence" by Lori Popadiuk
Lori Popadiuk is both a visual artist and interior designer. As she puts it, "In my world, they go hand in hand. I find painting to be not only emotionally satisfying but also meditative. It gives me an outlet through which to let an unstructured flow of creativity evolve." In regards to design she says, "Interior design is the art of making a home a home or place to work the most efficient and comfortable or a place to eat and hang out the most enjoyable. It is much more than figuring out where to hang a photo or place a vase, it is a realization that everything must live harmoniously together."

April 8, 2014

Researching the History of a Building, Vancouver Archives

Join historian
John Atkin for a 45 minute illustrated presentation on tips and tricks for researching your old house, followed by an introduction to the Archives collections. Send your research address and the Archives staff will use it to share sample archival materials.

April 10, 24, May 8, 2014

Murder, Mystery & Intrigue: 2014 Speaker Series

Beneath a veneer of Vancouver respectability and wholesomeness lies a world of murder, mystery and intrigue. In the mansions of Shaughnessy, on the streets of Chinatown, in the quiet neighbourhoods of suburbia, murders have been motivated by racial prejudice, infidelity and greed. Some have been solved and the criminals brought to justice, others remain unsolved more than 90 years later. Join local historians, award winning authors and retired police investigators as they present the facts, and you draw the conclusions.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - The Pauls Murders
Thursday, April  24, 2014 - The Murder of Vivien Morzuch
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - The Babies in the Wood Murders
Vancouver Police Museum,

April 10 - 26, 2014

Gateway Theatre presents The Grandkid

Abby and Julius are as close as a granddaughter and grandfather can be. But when Abby starts university and moves in with Julius, they must learn to negotiate a new and difficult relationship: roommates. Over time, Julius learns that Abby isn't a little girl anymore, and Abby teaches Julius that life's second chapters can be the sweetest. This warm family comedy reminds us that kids grow up fast but that the kid in us never leaves.?
For more information please visit

April 12 2014
Artist Talk and Slide Show
Join artist Ron Simmer for a talk about recycle art and his practice of transforming materials from consumer culture
into art. Revel in the innovation and creation of art made by recycling materials.  This exhibition focuses on the work of 17 artists who have found inspiration from industrial, consumer, found or everyday materials that are no longer desired, needed or can fulfill the original purpose. The art is made of at least 75% of materials re-purposed from its original use or intention.  Some distinctive must-see pieces include: a dress made from plastic bags, a drill transformed into a roller-skating robot with a rocket dog, a roadster made out of a toaster and 8000 pennies that make up the portrait of the Queen. 604-988-6844,, 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

April 12, 2014
Easter Bonnet Workshop
Create a lovely Easter Bonnet to show-off this spring! Join us at Mackin House for the workshop to learn how to make these fashionable hats. All supplies are provided. Illona Marshall will show you how it’s done. This event is by donation and registration is required. Call or email the museum for details or to register. Website:

April 12, 2014
Free Easter Egg Hunt
Kids under 12 years old
Free Easter fun with Prize station at City Square Shopping Centre !
Bring the whole family at our Easter Egg Hunt! Kids will enjoy a lot of free activities :
* Easter egg hunt (fill your Easter baskets with chocolate treats !) + enter to win lots of prizes  (Grand Prize: 32? Smart TV)
* Balloon twisting
* Giggle booth : free fun photos to take home! wear different Easter-themed costumes!
* Face painting
* Magic shows
One activity by donation : Cookie decorating, all proceeds going to Canuck Place Children's Hospice (
For more information visit

April 13, 2014
Join us down by the river for a truly epic movie!
Epic is a story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world, and also ours.
Enjoy a showing of Epic at River District Centre on Sunday, April 13 at 4:00pm.
Feel free to get comfy and bring a pillow, sleeping bag, and stuffed animals! Buttery popcorn will also be provided. This is a FREE event for all to attend.
For more information, please email or call the River District Centre front desk at 604-431-5594. 

April 13, 2014

Family Day at PdA!

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 1:30-3:30pm
Gather up the family and tour
Clay For You: The 10th Annual Exhibition, ceramic arts by Clay For You group, Interpreting Nature, oil on canvas by Ronald Straight and Lay of the Land, oil on canvas by Alexandra Edmonds. Then participate in a variety of all-ages, drop-in style workshops based on the exhibitions. The Van Goh Café will be open serving light snacks and beverages. Don't be intimidated by art, get engaged in it! Admission by donation.  www.placedesarts.caRegister online here or by calling 604.664.1636.

April 13, 2014
Spring Cleaning for your Mind, Body & Soul - Canadian Cancer Society Fundraiser
An exciting interactive event, supporting small local businesses, community organizations, groups and clubs that promote health and wellness for all ages! Up to 35 exhibitors, eight demos, children?s activity zone and live Spring Shave at 3pm - 4pm. Everyone welcome!
River Market at Westminster Quay
Free admission.
Demos & activities for all ages.
Gift bags for first 100 families.
Spring Shave & Raffle with all proceeds donated to Canadian Cancer Society.

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,

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;

April 15, 2014

Evening Lecture: The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest

Seattle-based Historian and Author, Larry Kreisman, will explore the ideals and practice that inspired the Arts and Crafts movement: the celebration of craftsmanship and materials, and the incorporation of pleasing proportions, simplicity and nature’s beauty in the architecture, interior design, furniture and fine arts here in the Pacific Northwest.  University Women’s Club at Hycroft;

April 16 - 18, 2014
I on the sky
Against the backdrop of a constantly changing sky, a young woman sits on a park bench. through flashbacks, she remembers events that led her to flee her homeland. The crowd of strangers moving by, consider her with indifference and contempt, until her path crosses that of a young runaway, in exile herself. She discovers a fragile tie in a faraway land. I on the sky has no spoken lines. It leads audiences into a world of movement, imagery and music, where poetry sways reality.
Presented by internationally renowned DynamO Theatre In collaboration with Centennial Theatre
2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver;

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
phone: 604-664-9009

April 19 - 21, 2014

Great Canadian Craft : A Unique Showcase of Independent Artisans

Join us this Easter long weekend and see over 150 talented artisans and crafters from all over the lower mainland and BC. Meet the designers and makers of this awesome showcase as you support local small business! Partial proceeds go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. First 25 entrants each day receive a FREE swag bag loaded with goodies! Exhibitor Registration is open now!  The Croation Cultural Centre,

April 20, 2014

Easter at Lonsdale Quay Market

Easter activities for kids include face painting (small fee), balloons, an Easter craft, an easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny!
11:30am - 2:00pm - Kids crafts in Kids Alley
11:30am - 2:00pm - Face painting in Kids Alley
12:00pm - until supplies last-  Easter Egg Hunt
1:00pm - 2:00pm - A visit from the Easter bunny
For more information please visit

April 20, 2014

Grandview from Commercial Drive to Clark Drive - Walking Tour with Maurice Guibord

This fascinating sub-area has been little explored, straddling industrial, commercial and residential precincts and displaying the transitions that continue to transform its built heritage. You will see how artists have played an important part in making the area more livable, how demographic pressures have transformed the residential landscape, and how some individuals chose this area to make their statement, be it cultural, patrimonial or other.

April 22 to May 3, 2014
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

April 24, 2014
The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series: Modus Operandi. The talented young dancers of Modus Operandi take the stage for an exciting program of contemporary dance in the April edition of The Dance Centre?s popular noon hour series. Now in its seventh season, Modus Operandi is a rigorous and highly-regarded training program producing powerful, accomplished contemporary dancers. In this performance the full company of 22 dancers will perform a diverse repertoire of works, and there will be an artist talkback after the show. 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver. Tickets $12/$10 students, children, seniors from

April 24 to May 24, 2014

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Kim's Convenience

Soulpepper Academy alum Ins Choi's hilarious and touching debut play set in a Regent Park convenience store was the smash hit of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. Mr. Kim, the store's Korean owner, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. This journey of a fractured but loving family confronting the future and forgiving the past is a Canadian classic in the making. Granville Island Stage,

April 25, 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

April 26, 2014

Treasures from the Attic - An Antique Appraisal Event

Discover what your antiques and collectibles are worth. Specialists will be on-site to evaluate your treasures and provide verbal appraisals. Pre-register and be assured a spot. Appraisals start at $15 for 1 item, 2 items $25, and 3 items $30. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Society. Lynn Valley Centre Centre Court,, 604-990-3700

April 26, 2014
Come out to Earthwise Society's annual community festival celebrating our amazing pollinators! There will be a marketplace with local honey, fresh veggies, seeds and of course many bee-friendly plants. Stay for the live music, garden workshops, bee hive tours, our Kids Zone (full of bee-utiful games and prizes), raffles and some yummy honey-flavoured food from our cob oven.
Our Bee Friendly Plant Sale is located at 6400 3 Ave, Boundary Bay., 604-946-9828

April 26, 2014
Boundless: Beyond the Borders of Sound
Join Fringe Percussion for an evening of exceptional music that harnesses the boundless energy of sound. Be treated to a rhythmic, vibrant, and captivating body of work by acclaimed composers Mark Applebaum, Bob Becker (Nexus), Derek Charke, and David Lang (Bang on a Can).  Fringe Percussion is Vancouver's preeminent percussion ensemble. Its members are exceptional artists who support the voices of local composers and global music. Known for its diverse repertoire that blends world percussion with contemporary music, Fringe Percussion is a local powerhouse that will leave you speechless.
Tickets $25 general, $15 students and seniors.

April 26 - 27, 2014
The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community arts festival which offers a great opportunity for the public to meet many diversely talented artists and view their work in both public galleries and working studios. This year marks the 4th annual Art Crawl on the North Shore and will feature over 300 artists at 75 locations from Lions Bay to Deep Cove.
North Vancouver Community Arts Council, phone: 604-988-6844. Visit:

April 27, 2014
Canada's largest 10K road race, the
Vancouver Sun Run begins in Vancouver's downtown core and runs through Stanley Park, then goes past English Bay onto the city streets, over the Cambie Bridge, and back towards BC Place. Because of the large number of participants, there are wave starts for the race. Awards are given to the top three males and females in each category. Registration deadlines vary by category. For more information please visit

April 27 - 29, 2014

Eco Fashion Week - Vancouver

Returning for its 8th edition, Vancouver's Eco Fashion Week celebrates fashionable designs that are environmentally friendly & sustainable. During the event, designers present their newest collections while adhering to guidelines that stay true to Eco Fashion Week's "green" credo. This season's event will once again take place at Robson Square & includes outdoor runway shows as well as seminars & events.
UBC Robson Square,

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:

April 30, 2014

Brown Bag Talk: Crofton House

Simon Richards of Cornerstone Architecture will talk about the City of Vancouver Heritage Award winning restoration of Crofton House Residence, a heritage building incorporated into the Crofton House School complex, that has been rehabilitated into office and amenity space. BCIT Downtown Campus.

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,

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

Ongoing 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.
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.

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;, 604-879-3276

Ongoing 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,

May 1 - 31, 2014
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is proud to partner with Capilano Mall to present the 11th annual May is Art Month, featuring local student and professional artists and performers, showcasing a wide variety of artistic styles and media throughout the month of May at Capilano Mall.  OR

May 3, 2014
Our 23rd annual environmental event, the
Fingerling Festival, is coming up on Saturday, May 3rd.This is our only fundraiser of the year and our success relies on volunteers, donations that we use for our raffles and the community's attendance.  Over 4,500 visitors come and enjoy over 60 environmental organisations, and the kids help us to release over 35,00 chum into Noons Creek.  We are also seeking volunteers? for the day to help, in particular for setting up, working in the food tent and the salmon release.  Please take a look at our website and let me know what you'd like to volunteer for (full day or part day - groups welcome):

May 3, 2014

Mother’s Day Heritage Gift Making Event

Bring your children to Mackin House on
Saturday May 3rd to create a lovely heritage craft for Mother’s Day. Two sessions will be held: 12:30-1:30pm and 2pm-3pm. Moms can enjoy tea in the Parlour while our staff and volunteers assist children to make a special craft. Registration is required and the event is by donation. Call 604-516-6151 or email to register.

May 8, 2014
Celebrate Bird Week

Vancouver Bird Project artist studio open house

Learn about The Bird Project and Vancouver Park Board's artist residencies. Browse through a working studio/exhibit and discuss with artists-in-residence Geneviève Raiche-Savoie and Jesse Garbe about their socially-engaged art that raises awareness about endemic and migratory birds.
Queen Elizabeth Ptich and Putt (Field House), 604-681-9453

May 10, 2014
Vancouver TeenFest will take place at the Vancouver Curling Club. Located at: 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver (just off of Cambie St. by Nat Bailey Stadium.) The event starts at 11:00 AM and goes until 5:30 PM.
Vancouver TeenFest is a one day Free exhibition for youth ages 12 to 18 years and their families. This event gives teens in Vancouver the opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communities and community leaders. By creating opportunities for interaction, activities, workshops and performances for this age group, TeenFest will engage and connect our youth, their families and the businesses and organizations that support them.

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;

May 24, 2014
McBride Annex Spring Fair
The annual McBride Annex School Spring Fair is a fun and exciting carnival with games for kids of all ages, delicious food, Bouncy Castle, giant slingshot, silent auction, face painting, music and fun.  Don't miss out!  Come celebrate the day at this family-friendly fun event. Rain or shine, we'll see you there. Admission is Free. Tickets for food, games and silent auction will be available for purchase at the Fair. 4750 St. Catherines Street,

May 31 to June 1, 2014
The 15th Annual Art in the Garden Tour is a 2-day self-guided tour featuring up to 16 beautiful and unique North and West Vancouver gardens, the artwork of local visual artists working in a great variety of media and the music of local musicians performing in a myriad of genres - all to demonstrate and celebrate the wonderful talent in our midst.
A beautiful way to spend the day
North Vancouver Community Arts Council, Phone: 604-988-6844,

June 14, 2014

Father’s Day Heritage Toy Making Event

Come to the Museum on
Saturday June 14th to learn about the history of toys and to create a simple heritage toy while spending some quality time with dad. The event will run from 1:00pm- 3:30pm. We’ll have coffee for dad, lemonade for the kids, and baked goods for all! Pre-registration is required and this event is by donation. Call 604-516-6151 or email
Mackin House is located at 1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam BC., V3K 1G2

Ongoing until August 31, 2014

Museum of Vancouver presents Rewilding Vancouver

he first major exhibition in Canada to explore our relationship with nature through the lens of historical ecology,
Rewilding Vancouver brings this new way of exploring the past to the forefront using Vancouver as the subject. The exhibition is comprised of taxidermy specimens, 3D models, soundscapes, videos and photo interventions that challenge our perception of what is natural to Vancouver. Visitors will discover a changing-of-the-guard when it comes to the region's wildlife, with ravens, wolves and elk fading as crows, coyotes and black-tailed deer settled in.
Rewilding Vancouver
also challenges us to envision new streetscapes that feature unearthed fish-bearing streams long hidden below city streets. A life-sized creation of the now extinct Steller's Sea Cow is one of many highlights of this exhibition.

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;

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