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Metro Vancouver's Arts & Culture Guide


Vancouver BC
www.maxguide.org

Metro Arts Xperience
A new online guide to arts & Culture events in our region

Vancouver International Dance Festival

181 Roundhouse Mews
600 Hamilton - Vancouver Playhouse Vancouver BC
604.662.7441
www.vidf.ca

Feb 27 to Mar 18,

The annual Vancouver International Dance Festival features dance companies from around the globe in a spectacular showcase of unique contemporary dance.

Please join us annually in March to share a lineup that is energetic, dynamic and notable for its unique artists and creations. For upcoming dates and information visit www.vidf.ca

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

601 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5G1
604.876.3434
604.684.9100
Fax 604.684.9264
www.vancouversymphony.ca

Experience an unparalleled lineup of guest stars

Call 604.876.3434 now to order your FREE Season Brochure!

Click here to visit the Vancouver Symphony Ochestra Calendar

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival


Vancouver BC
604.605.8284
www.pushfestival.ca

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver's annual mid-winter festival presenting acclaimed local, national and international artists. The PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts with theatre, dance, music, and various forms of multimedia and hybrid performance from around the world. The PuSh Festival features almost 200 performances and events over 20 days, including Main Stage and Club PuSh shows, networking events at the PuSh Assembly, the free PuSh Film series, dinner/theatre experiences with Dine Out Vancouver, and many artist talks and other ancillary events. pushfestival.ca

City of Coquitlam Events

3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2
604.927.3000
www.coquitlam.ca/arts

Teddy Bear Picnic & Grande Parade
Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 2016
Fun for all young children featuring a children's concert and storytelling, puppet shows, rovers, gymnastics. Bring your teddy bears to watch the parade.

BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival
Saturday June 18, 2016
Grab your tartans and get your tickets early for the 85th BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival. A traditional favourite with competitions in bagpiping, drumming, highland dancing and Scottish heavy events.

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
Thursday, July 1, 2016
Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with Coquitlam! Join us for a fun-filled day of festival favourites including entertainment, food, cultural village, artisans and a spectacular fireworks display. This event is geared to all ages and has activities to engage different audiences and interests.

Kaleidoscope: Celebrating 125 Years of Art & Culture
Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 2016
Immerse yourself in the Kaleidoscope Festival, featuring art, food, music and other entertainment, an artisan fair, interactive activities and so much more. Expect surprises around every turn!

Doors Open Richmond


Richmond BC

www.richmond.ca/doorsopen

Jun 4 to 5, 2016

Enjoy a diverse mix of arts, culture and heritage at the Doors Open festival held annually on the first full weekend in June. Up to 50 sites in Richmond provide free access to the public. Get a sneak peek into the world of artists, museums, aboriginal groups, religious institutions, parks and other public and private arts, culture and heritage sites. Enjoy interpretative and intercultural performances, story-telling, demonstrations and tours at this one-of-a-kind event. Free.

Ships to Shore Steveston


Richmond BC
www.richmond.ca/shipstoshore

Jul 1 to 2, 2016

History, adventure and fun will sail into Richmond for Ships to Shore Steveston. Relive the days when Richmond was a major port-of-call for sailing ship fleets. Board tall ships and search for treasure as historic Steveston Village comes alive with free events and activities for the whole family. It’s also Canada Day long weekend, so don’t forget to check out the Steveston Salmon Festival – Canada's biggest little birthday party. Free.

Photo credit: Jennifer Strang

71st Annual Steveston Salmon Festival

4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC V7E 3A8
604-238-8094
www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

Jul 1, 2016

"Canada’s biggest little birthday party since 1945”, Steveston Salmon Festival celebrates this historic fishing village in Richmond July 1 annually. The Festival opens with a parade, followed by a day of entertainment, cultural exhibits, marketplace, carnival and salmon grilled over open fire pits!

BC Cultural Crawl


Your Community
604.521.6288
www.bcculturalcrawl.com/

Aug 1, 2014 to Jul 31, 2015

The BC Cultural Crawl is a self-guided tour of community-initiated events: music, theatre and dance performances, visual arts, festivals, museum and heritage exhibitions, culinary arts, community art walks and more.

[Follow this link for more information and a complete list of all participating Communities & Events visit www.bcculturalcrawl.com

Richmond Maritime & Wooden Boat Festival

Britinnia Shipyards National historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond BC V7E 6P3
www.richmondmaritimefestival.ca

Celebrate Steveston's waterfront heritage at spectacular Britannia Shipyards. Experience live music, artists, storytellers, food trucks, and maritime characters. But whatever you do, don't forget to visit the bounty of beautiful boats and ships moored at the 190 metre dock. The Richmond Maritime Festival is produced by the City of Richmond, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, and is one of region's largest, don't-miss summer events. Admission is free.

Saturday, Aug 6 from 11am-8pm

Sunday, Aug 7 from 11am-5pm

Culture Days

Throughout Richmond
Richmond BC V6Y 2C1
604-247-4912
www.CultureDays.ca

Sep 30, 2016 to Oct 1, 2016

Richmond offers more free, interactive cultural activities over the national Culture Days weekend than any other place in BC. Express your love of culture by participating in one of dozens of activities offered by local artists, designers, crafters, writers and other creative people. Explore Richmond’s heritage sites, learn a new dance move, sing along with a choir, compose a story and meet local artists in their studios. Free.

Richmond World Festival

7560 Minoru Gate
Minoru Park Richmond BC
www.richmondworldfestival.com

The City of Richmond is inviting the world to the party with its largest multicultural festival. The Richmond World Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, celebrates the City's significant cultural diversity found throughout the local community. This free event features a four stages with a diverse line-up of international and local performers, the eclectic work of local artisans, a sports zone, a culinary stage, and over 40 food trucks in the FEASTival of Flavour. The night will culminate with a major headline artist closing out the show.

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 11:00am - 10:00pm

Children's Arts Festival

Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate Richmond BC
www.Childrensartsfestival.ca

Feb 13, 2017

Richmond’s annual Family Day festival of creativity for kids features interactive workshops and activities led by professional artists. Pre-register for one of dozens of Creativity Classes or drop in to take in staged performances and hands-on Imagination Stations.

Squamish Art Crawl


Squamish BC

www.squamishart.com

Year-round

The Squamish ArtCrawl showcases Squamish as an arts and cultural destination year round with artist studios and businesses/galleries featuring local artists. The studios are open by appointment and the businesses/galleries are open regular business hours. Original pieces of art are available for purchase. Pick up a brochure at the Squamish Native Art Store downtown, the Squamish Adventure Centre VISUALS display or any participating venue.

Queer Arts Festival

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver BC
www.queerartsfestival.com

The annual Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is Canada’s premier multidisciplinary professional arts festival celebrating queer arts and artists. QAF features a curated visual art exhibition and three dynamic weeks of cutting-edge performances and inspiring workshops from all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, literature, visual and media arts.

Harmony Arts Festival


West Vancouver BC
604.925.7268
www.harmonyarts.ca

A lively ten-day celebration of community and art that showcases the finest creative and visual arts talent from the North Shore. The Harmony Arts Festival takes place at various waterfront venues in West Vancouver and includes music, culinary events, an art market, public art installations, hands-on art experiences and more!

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival


Vanier Park Vancouver BC
Tickets: 604.739.0559 or 1.877.739.0559
www.bardonthebeach.org

Apr 11, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015

Bard on the Beach
The Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September in open-ended theatre tents against a backdrop of mountains, sea and sky. Featuring A Comedy of Errors, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Shakespeare’s Rebel by C.C. Humphreys.
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Celebrate !

999 Canada Place
Jack Poole Plaza Vancouver BC V6C 3C1
www.craftcouncilbc.ca

Jul 21 to 24, 2016

The Craft Council of BC are pleased to announce their fourth annual summer craft market July 21-24th, join us at Jack Poole Plaza (next to the Olympic Cauldron). Over 60 artisans from throughout BC will be showcasing their handmade work – ranging from wood, glass, jewellery, leather, fine art, and ceramics. You will also find home decor and clever functional items you will not be able to live without. A great market for gifts or to treat yourself. Admission is FREE! We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

Lund to Langdale
Sunshine Coast BC
www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com

Oct 16 to 18, 2015

The Art Crawl offers Crawlers access to participating galleries and art studios along the entire Sunshine Coast Highway from Langdale to Lund. Crawlers are invited to join friends and take a scenic drive along the Sunshine Coast, stopping at the wonderful community hubs and studio events throughout the weekend. Meet at the community hubs located in Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Madeira Park and Powell River to experience local entertainment and an opportunity to get started on the trivia challenge for a chance to win great prizes.

SECHELT ARTS FESTIVAL

4068 Browning Road
Sechelt BC V0N 3A1
604-885-0606
www.secheltartsfestival.com

Oct 15 to 25, 2015

At various Sechelt Venues

The Sunshine Coast's Leading Edge Visual and Performing Arts Festival features over 100 artists, ten days of concerts, premiere stage performances, workshops, heritage exhibit and a cross-cultural art exhibition.

23rd Annual Arts Alive Festival

ON FRASER HIGHWAY
between 204th & 206th Street Langley BC
604-539-0133

www.artsalivefestival.com

Aug 20, 2016

With over 200 visual and performing artists, this “must attend festival” has become a signature event in the lower mainland. This free, family event features live musical performances, artists and artisans showcasing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises throughout the day!

Vancouver Writers Fest

202-1398 Cartwright St
Vancouver (Granville Island) BC V6H 3R8
604.681.8400
www.writersfest.bc.ca

Oct 20 to 25, 2015

The Vancouver Writers Fest brings readers and writers together to reimagine our lives and our world, through story and vibrant dialogue. OCTOBER 20 - 25, 2015

Vancouver Fringe Festival


Vancouver BC
604.257.0350
www.vancouverfringe.com

Sep 8 to 18, 2016

Theatre for Everyone!

The Vancouver Fringe Festival is BC’s largest theatre festival, welcoming over 90 diverse artists from Vancouver and around the world! 11 days of theatre, music, sunshine and comradery, The Vancouver Fringe Festival has been voted Vancouver’s Best Arts Festival for six years in a row by Georgia Straight readers!

Theatre Under the Stars

610 Pipeline Road, Malkin Bowl
Vancouver BC V6G 1Z4
Tickets:1.877.840.0457
www.tuts.ca

Jul 10, 2015 to Aug 22, 2015

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) celebrates 75 years of song-and-dance filled summer nights with Oliver! and Hairspray, running July 10 — August 22, 2015 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.

A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars’ 2015 season brims with theatrical thrills and glorious summer fun, presenting two unforgettable stories of loveable underdogs and outsiders who find themselves at the centre of big happenings!

Tickets from $20-$45 at tuts.ca or 1-877-840-0457. Info: tuts.ca

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Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

School of Music,
Madeira Park BC
604.989.3995
www.penderharbourmusic.ca

"Join us for our twelfth season of chamber music in a beautiful seaside setting. Enjoy performances by Mark Fewer, Simon Fryer, the harp-cello duo COULOIR, and other superb musicians. 5 ticketed concerts and one free event over 4 days for a wonderful summer experience."

Concert Schedule: http://penderharbourmusic.ca/concert-series/2015-2016-musicians