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Events of Interest, Vancouver

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FEB 3 – MAY 6, 2018  10am – 5pm daily, Tuesday until 9pm
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St.

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is the first major retrospective of Takashi Murakami’s paintings to be shown in Canada. Spanning three decades of the artist’s career—from his monumental paintings of the 1980s to new, never-before-seen works—this critical survey reveals the consistent themes and profound engagement with history that have guided the artist’s practice. More than fifty paintings and sculptures in the exhibition highlight a dedication to craftsmanship and uninhibited imagination mining a diverse field of conceptual and cultural references extending from folklore to art history and popular culture. General Tickets: $24.00

Come Soar Over America at FlyOver Canada
March 1 – April 2, 2018 Time: 10am – 9om daily
Canada Place

Experience Hawaii, Alaska, New York and more! 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 some of America’s most beautiful landscapes, for a total ride time of 17- minutes! Don’t miss this special feature on for a limited time. Purchase your tickets (Adult $27) online and receive 15% off.

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF)
March 1-24, 2018

A diverse and dynamic roster of internationally-celebrated artists and local favourites, presenting three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of dance activities from March 1-24, 2018, at various venues throughout Vancouver.
The festival presents three Canadian premieres from New York’s acclaimed contemporary company White Wave Dance, Mexico’s Compañía de Danza Experimental de Lola Lince, and Hungary’s Ferenc Fehér; a Western Canadian premiere of New York’s Shen Wei Dance Arts; a West Coast premiere from Montreal’s Lucie Grégoire Danse; and performances from local dance companies, including Dancers Dancing, EDAM, and The Biting School. ONLINE

UBC Theatre - The Crucible
March 15-31, 2018 7:30 PM
Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC Vancouver

The Crucible is a timeless parable of morality, a scorching indictment of intolerance, and a central work in the canon of American drama. In a tight-knit Puritan town in the late 17th century, a group of girls are discovered dancing in the woods and then immediately fall ill causing panic to percolate. Buried secrets are brought to light, and scapegoating leads to treachery and betrayal.
Three years after writing The Crucible in 1953, playwright Arthur Miller was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended. MFA Director Jessica Anne Nelson puts a 2018 spin on this classic play: “The female characters have been oppressed for so long that rising up against the male centric theocratic control, initiates them to find their power and autonomy.” SINGLE TICKETS: Adult: $24.50, Seniors: $16.50 ONLINE

Caravan World Rhythms presents Che Malambo
Wednesday April 11, 2018 8pm
the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St.

Combining the lightning-fast footwork of Riverdance with the smoldering intensity of flamenco and tango, Che Malambo will storm the stage this spring with a breathtaking new program. Hailed by critics for their “power and passion” and “mind-blowing” performances, Che Malambo promise to allure audiences with pulsating rhythms, magnetic physicality, and a delicious hint of danger. Ticket prices: $28 – $72 (plus applicable fees) ONLINE

Sakura Days Japan Fair
Sat April 14 (11am-7pm) & Sun April 15 (11am-5pm), 2018
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St. (37th & Oak)

Soak in the wonderful Japanese festival atmosphere and enjoy delicious Japanese food and sake, cultural performances, arts and crafts and learn about Japanese culture and business.
Enjoy taiko drumming, martial arts, koto (Japanese harp), dance and singing performances. Participate in a tea ceremony, or learn about ikebana (flower arranging), origami (paper folding), haiku or calligraphy and try getting dressed in an authentic yukata. Tickets:$12-$14 ONLINE <NOTE> No pets allowed.

Vancouver Artgallery

Housing a permanent collection of more than 10,000 artworks and featuring an ongoing rotation of world-class visiting exhibitions, the Vancouver Artgallery is a must-see stop for locals and visitors to Vancouver. Visit their web site for full details on current and upcoming events. 

FlyOver Canada

The ultimate flying ride experience, FlyOver Canada delivers an awe-inspiring trip across Canada from coast to coast, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to reveal some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring sights. Conveniently located at Canada Place in the heart of downtown Vancouver. 

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

The Bill Reid Gallery is named after Bill Reid (1920 – 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canada's greatest artists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast. 639 Hornby St. 604.682.3455 

cultchThe Cultch
1895 Venables St. (& Victoria Dr.) 

When the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (affectionately named "The Cultch" by its patrons) opened its doors for the first time, it was for a successful two week run of the Anna Wyman Dance Company. Since then, The Cultch's dedication to presenting contemporary theatre, dance and music have developed its reputation as one of Vancouver's finest cultural treasures. Its warmth and dedication to the arts have earned its place in the heart of the Vancouver community. Check out What's On and more: 

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Tickets Tonight
Your source to entertainment, Tickets Tonight is Vancouver's only day-of, half-price ticket booth, and is a full-service Ticketmaster outlet. Located in the main Touristinfo Centre at 200 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver, Tickets Tonight sells tickets to select independent productions, special events and to all shows sold by Ticketmaster. Visit 

fireworksCelebration of Light 2018

Vancouver’s annual international fire works competition takes place at English Bay, in the West End. Four nights of world class displays, two of which fall within Pride week. Starts from 10pm

Summer 2018:  

  • July 28
  • August 01 –
  • August 04 – 

No charge to attend, but be prepared for very large crowds.   

Theater_SportsVancouver Theatresports League

Upgrade discounts available.

Shows at the various venues on Granville Island.
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Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 604-280-4444 or The Arts Club Box Office at 604-687-1644

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