Events of Interest, Vancouver
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MOV and Nature Vancouver proudly present Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people connect with nature in the city. Stories of encounters with wildlife will be told through the eyes of biologists, psychologists, urban planners, Indigenous people and Vancouver-based nature lovers. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd sourcing technologies and the display of natural specimens will bring these stories to life. The immersive nature of the exhibition environment combined with hands-on activities will encourage you to reflect on and engage in a mutualistic relationship with nature.
The Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival is proudly returning for its second year as part of JFL North West, Vancouver’s Just For Laughs Festival, taking over theatres and venues across the city from February 14-23, 2019. This year’s Festival will continue to build on the foundation laid by last year’s inaugural fest by hosting elite screenings of some of today’s top indie films and welcoming leaders in the comedy film industry as guest speakers. Tickets ONLINE
Tens of thousands of homeowners converge at BC Place Stadium for five days of the BC Home + Garden Show, making it a must-attend event. With ideas in mind and money to spend, visitors eagerly walk the show to gain inspiration and meet with more than 425 exhibitors and experts to discuss their projects. Tickets: Adults (13+) $16, ONLINE $14. Seniors (60+) $13, ONLINE $10.
FAN EXPO Vancouver is a three day pop culture event in Vancouver, BC, running in the Fall. The event is brought to you by the same team that produces the long-running FAN EXPO Canada event in Toronto. Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO Vancouver is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 250,000 square feet of shopping madness. Tickets: $30 ONLINE
The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is a social-profit, artist-run organization dedicated to supporting and furthering the art of culturally diverse contemporary dance. Each year the Festival scours the globe, and its own backyard, to assemble a month of emotionally rich and intellectually stimulating dance expressions. In doing so, the Festival functions as an important link between Vancouver and a vibrant, international community of artists, ensuring world-class contemporary dance will always have a place in the hearts and minds of Vancouver audiences. Tickets from $20-$35 ONLINE
DanceHouse presents the Vancouver premiere of Montreal–based Compagnie Marie Chouinard’s unparalleled Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights, on stage March 15 &16, 2019 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. In honour of the 500th anniversary of the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, the acclaimed choreographer Marie Chouinard creates a living canvas, embodying the seething, teeming fecundity of Bosch’s most infamous masterpiece. Backed by Louis Dufort’s original score and brimming with Chouinard’s visual wit, the performance unfolds in quixotic. Tickets from $35~ ONLINE
2019-2020 Vancouver season RENT, WAITRESS, FINDING NEVERLAND and WICKED
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Kicking off the 2019-2020 Broadway Across Canada Season is the return of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece RENT 20TH Anniversary Tour. Next in line, WAITRESS, an empowering and uplifting musical featuring original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Followed by DEAR EVAN HANSEN, winner of six 2017 TONY® Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Next in line is FINDING NEVERLAND the enchanting Broadway musical set to soar into Vancouver. Finishing off the season with our season option, WICKED the untold true story of the Witches of Oz. Four show Season packages start at $193 and are available today for existing 2018-2019 subscribers and on sale to the general public on January 28th ONLINE or by calling our subscriber hotline at 1866.542.7469.
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. www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
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. www.flyovercanada.com
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
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: http://thecultch.com
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 www.ticketstonight.ca
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
JULY 27, JULY 31, AUG 3, 2019
Summer 2019: http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/
No charge to attend, but be prepared for very large crowds.
Upgrade discounts available.
Shows at the various venues on Granville Island.
Visit www.vtsl.com for up to date programming information.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 604-280-4444 or The Arts Club Box Office at 604-687-1644