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Vancouver Latin American Film Festival - Vancouver

Various Venues
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1H4
Websitehttp://www.vlaff.org
Toll-free
Phone604-708-5657

Daily from August 28, 2014 to September 7, 2014

One of the largest Latin American film festivals in Canada, showcasing films from over a dozen countries.

This year VLAFF will be hosting Chile as a guest country, with a retrospective on Chilean actor Manuela Martelli. For the first time, VLAFF will be screening a series of Afro-Cuban films at the Museum of Anthropology in UBC as part of their exhibition "Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art."

You can look at all the film descriptions and schedule online.

VLAFF is a registered non-profit charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This annual festival promotes dialogue among cultures and explores the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers.

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Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival - Victoria

Various Downtown Locations
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1X7
Websitehttp://www.victoriafringe.com
Toll-free
Phone250-383-2663

Daily from August 21, 2014 to September 1, 2014

With more than 200 performances over 11 days, the Victoria Fringe is Vancouver Island's biggest annual theatre event. It's casual, cheap & accessible - a great way to see a lot of cool live theatre from around the world.

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Faces & Places - Debut Art Show by Diana Izdebski - Bowen Island

The Gallery @ 587 Artisan Lane (Artisan Square)
Bowen Island, British Columbia
V0N 1G0

Daily from August 20, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Featuring acrylic paintings on canvas and birch board by Diana Izdebski and island photography by Rafal Izdebski. West Coast landscapes with a funky graphic twist! Reception Saturday August 30th 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.

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Fair at the PNE - Vancouver

2901 E Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5K 5J1
Websitehttp://www.pne.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-253-2311

Daily from August 16, 2014 to September 1, 2014

The Fair at the PNE is Vancouver's annual end-of-summer send-off. For the last two weeks of August (through Labour Day Weekend), the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) & Playland Amusement Park host The Fair at the PNE, featuring more than 50 rides & attractions, nightly concerts, live performances, agricultural & animal displays, games & food. Runs August 16-September 1 from 11 am-11 pm (closed August 18 & August 25)

It's fun for all ages!

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Lost Souls of Gastown - Vancouver

Cathedral Square
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3A3
Websitehttp://www.forbiddenvancouver.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-839-3126

Weekly on Tuesday-Saturday from Tuesday August 12, 2014 to Monday November 10, 2014

Venture into our city's most gruesome history - when Vancouver was a frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. You will hear stories of: Vancouver's first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school; a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp; the terror of the fire that ate-up Gastown in minutes and sent people sprinting for their lives down Water Street; a Klondike Gold Rush beauty, who had her heart broken - and her pocketbook looted - by a ruthless theatre magnate; and, the city's oldest unsolved murder - the death of prospector John Bray.

The tour ventures through Gastown, where many of Vancouver's most historic buildings are located.

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Prohibition City - Vancouver

Cathedral Square
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3A3
Websitehttp://www.forbiddenvancouver.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-839-3126

Weekly on Tuesday-Saturday from Monday August 11, 2014 to Thursday October 30, 2014

On Prohibition City, you will explore the strange, corrupt and colourful history of Prohibition-era Vancouver, with stories of speakeasies, private members clubs, corruption, bootlegging and free-flowing medicinal liquor.

You will get a chance to visit the historic Dominion Building, Sun Tower and the city's oldest bar.

You will also relive stories of the city's most notorious mayor - L.D. Taylor - its most beautiful showgirl and its greatest rum-runners.

This is your chance to explore Vancouver's dirtiest history.

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Giant Bugs Take Over Aberdeen Centre - Richmond

4151 Hazelbridge Way
Richmond, British Columbia
V6X 3R8
Websitehttp://www.aberdeencentre.com
Toll-free
Phone604-270-1234

Daily from August 1, 2014 to September 1, 2014

The atrium at Aberdeen Centre is now crawling with gigantic, marauding insects! A fantastical new exhibit that features six humongous insects brought to life via animatronics. All this, along with an interactive bugs display, courtesy Kokoro Exhibits, and a sampling of food made from bugs.

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Maffeo Sutton Park Market - Nanaimo

48 Arena St
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9S 4J1
Website
Toll-free
Phone250-618-3684

Weekly on Thursday July 31, 2014 to Thursday October 30, 2014

Open air market with lots of variety for all the family. Entertainment most nights. From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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Painting & Wine at The Vibrant Vine Winery - Kelowna

3240 Pooley Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1W 4G7
Websitehttp://www.debbymerkel.com
Toll-free
Phone778-214-4107

Weekly on Monday, Thursday from Thursday July 31, 2014 to Thursday September 25, 2014

Create your masterpiece at the vineyard with Kelowna artist Debby Merkel! An Okanagan Experience to take home with you.

Add this workshop to your list of "things to do this summer". Join Debby Merkel to discover your inner artist with this loose, playful style of painting - no experience necessary!

4 hour workshop at The Vibrant Vine includes: all supplies, a light lunch with a glass of wine and your creation to take home.

Cost is $150 per person and registration is required and available online. A minimum of 4 participants per class is needed.

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Sins of the City Walking Tour - Vancouver

240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A 1L3
Websitehttp://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/sins-of-the-city-vice-dice-and-opium-pipes/
Toll-free
Phone604-665-3346

Weekly on Wednesday, Saturday from Wednesday July 30, 2014 to Wednesday October 29, 2014

Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city!

Tours leave promptly on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, and on Saturdays at 11:00 am. Tours are strictly limited in size, so please book your tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for students/seniors. Both include admission to the Vancouver Police Museum for the whole day.

For more information, please visit our website!

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