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Experience a Magical Flight to the North Pole at FlyOver Canada this Christmas

This Christmas season, FlyOver® Canada will transform into a magical winter wonderland. Guests will have fun helping Santa Claus search for his missing elves during the exhilarating flight across Canada, and on to the North Pole. From November 27, 2015


Annual Holiday Tradition ‘Christmas with the Bach Choir’ Celebrates the Magic of the Season

Vancouver Bach Choir opens its 85th season with the treasured holiday concert, Christmas with the Bach Choir, December 6, 2015, 2pm at The Orpheum. Led by Music Directors Leslie Dala and Marisa Gaetanne, this singular afternoon of heartwarming classics and


Portuguese Artists Carminho and Sara Tavares Perform in Sizzling Double Bill at the Chan Centre

The Chan Centre presents a double bill featuring two Portuguese stars, both innovative artists of their generation: singer-guitarist Sara Tavares and fado vocalist Carminho, Saturday, November 21 at 8pm. The evening celebrates the diversity of Portuguese/Lusophone music by pairing these

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Early Music Vancouver Presents ‘Festive Cantatas – Praetorius Christmas Vespers’

This holiday season, over 50 of North America’s most accomplished musicians specializing in early 17th-century music will unite for a Yuletide celebration in Festive Cantatas: Praetorius Christmas Vespers. Presented by Early Music Vancouver in partnership with the Portland Baroque Orchestra,


Back-to-Back Fashion Events at Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver is preparing to host the second annual symposium of Canadian fashion scholars, curators, and fashion professionals, November 14. Experts from academia and industry, along with collectors and fans, will come together to present and discuss their research


Major Exhibition at MOA Explores Spiritual Realm of Contemporary Taiwan

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) opens a window onto the ethereal world of contemporary Taiwan with the Canadian premiere of a profound new exhibition (In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art, on display November 20, 2015 – April


Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Presents a Soaring Program of Tchaikovsky Masterworks

Under the baton of lauded conductor Kathleen Allan, the exuberant young musicians of the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) present The Genius of Tchaikovsky on November 22, 2015 at 2pm. Set against the exquisite Orpheum Theatre, this all-Tchaikovsky

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Recycled Objects Create Harmonious Sound in ‘The Music of Junk!’

The Music of Junk! – the light-hearted, feel-good concert experience inspired by the belief that “one man’s garbage is another man’s gold” – rolls into the Waterfront Theatre, November 18 – 22, 2015. Adapted from the 2014 Fringe Festival musical,

Eastside Culture Crawl

The 19th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl Illuminates Vancouver’s Prodigious Artistic Talent

The Eastside Culture Crawl – Vancouver’s treasured four-day fete in celebration of visual arts, design, and crafts – runs November 19 to 22, 2015 in studios, homes, and garages throughout Vancouver’s Eastside. More than 25,000 visitors from across the Metro


‘Monteverdi Vespers of 1610′: Co-Production by Early Music Vancouver, Vancouver Chamber Choir and Pacific MusicWorks Comes to the Chan Centre

Early Music Vancouver (EMV), Vancouver Chamber Choir, and Pacific MusicWorks will together present a staggering performance of Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, October 23, 2015 at 7:30pm. Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 is one


Flamenco Guitar Legend, Paco Peña, Brings Latest Show ‘Flamencura’ to the Chan Centre

World leading flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, is coming to the Chan Centre, October 24 at 8pm. Peña’s latest show Flamencura features the renowned flamenco master, known for his rapid flourishes and delicate shading on guitar, and a group of impassioned dancers, singers and

Radix Theatre

Radix Theatre Presents the Immersive Smartphone-Based Production, ‘TBD’

Death and rebirth are investigated in the world premiere of Radix Theatre’s 21-day smartphone-enabled theatre experience, TBD: Liberation Through Hearing, engaging audiences at various locations throughout Vancouver from October 25 to November 14, 2015. A unique performance event inspired by

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Ballet BC Dance-Greats Join Vancouver’s Signature Cabaret-Style Series

Kicking convention to the curb, Dances for a Small Stage – Vancouver’s anticipated dance event – turns 32 with an eclectic and exciting mix of original contemporary creations by some of the city’s dance-greats, October 20 – 23, 2015 at

Painted Land

VIFF Presents the World Premiere of ‘Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven’

It’s been one hundred years since the Group of Seven created Canada’s most iconic paintings, and still little is known about the artists themselves. Directed by award-winning director/writer Phyllis Ellis, past meets present in Painted Land: In Search of the

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® Sells Out the Chan Centre

Beloved Cuban phenomenon Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® will perform a sold out concert at the Chan Centre, October 1 at 8pm. As part of the legendary ensemble’s Adiós Tour, the concert marks the final opportunity for Vancouver audiences to witness the

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Flamenco Rosario Presents Restrospective ‘Fast-Forward Rewind’ in Celebration of the 25th Annual Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Vancouver’s Flamenco Rosario brings the fierce and intimate flamenco retrospective Fast-Forward Rewind to the Waterfront Theatre, September 26, 2015 at 8pm, in celebration of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival’s 25th anniversary. Performing excerpts from four poetic works, the pioneers and

Are We Cool Now? at The Cultch

Dan Mangan’s Music Lights Up The Cultch In Indie Rock Road Trip Musical

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Vancouver indie rock darling, Dan Mangan, Are We Cool Now? is an innovative rock music/theatre fusion written by Amiel Gladstone, the successful playwright behind A Craigslist Cantata and Cinderella: An East Van Panto!.

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Spanish All-Stars Andrés Peña and Pilar Ogalla Heat Up the Vancouver Playhouse in ‘Cadiz de la Frontera’

Spain’s Andrés Peña and Pilar Ogalla reveal their rapid-fire footwork, flawless synchronization, and impassioned duende in Cadiz de la Frontera, September 19, 2015, 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. Sparks will fly when the Spanish all-stars unite in this Vancouver premiere,

Mrs. Singh & Me

The South Asian Arts Society Presents ‘Mrs. Singh & Me’ As Part of the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival

Imagine if Romeo had kidnapped Juliet’s mother. What would happen next?! Love is in the air, but Mrs. Kuldeep Singh is having none of it. Her instincts could be right, or she could be missing out on Raj – the

The Virtual Stage

Extraterrestrials Crash On Earth Amidst Deadly Zombie Plague in Undead Theatre Adventure From The Virtual Stage

The Virtual Stage presents an immersive and spine-tingling theatrical adventure with Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome, running Oct. 6 to Nov. 1, 2015 at a top-secret location in Vancouver. From Director Andy Thompson, this gripping new production marks


District 13 Presents ‘Hunger Games: the Musical’ as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival

District 13 presents Hunger Games: The Musical by Mark Vandenberg, September 10 – 20 as part of the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival. The pop culture parody of Suzanne Collin’s famed novel and hollywood film sees the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, compete


Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Daniel Bernard Roumain Unite in Vancouver Premiere of ‘Blackbird, Fly’ as part of Chan Centre’s Beyond Words Series

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents the Vancouver premiere of Blackbird, Fly, an uplifting performance interweaving movement, narrative, Haitian folklore, and hip hop, September 25 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre. The provocative duet, featuring charismatic spoken-word

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Award-Winning Choreographer Joe Laughlin Traces Life’s Poignant Moments in Emotionally Resonant World Premiere

From JOE INK and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin comes the world premiere 4OUR, on stage at the Scotiabank Dance Centre October 1 – 3, 2015 at 8pm, with a preview performance September 30. The 13th full-length production from JOE


Clap Along If You Know What Happiness Is To You

If you go to Stefan Sagmeister’s Happy Show at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and don’t have Pharrell’s ‘Happy‘ playing in your head, you’re a better (more mature) person than I am.  As soon as you walk into the exhibit,