Cultural Calendar


Summer’s just around the corner and with it comes good weather and amazing events! With children’s events and family-friendly festivities, there’s no reason to stay indoors. Grab a few friends and hit the cultural art shows that include dancing, singing and much more. Here are some events you won’t want to miss!

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Vancouver International Children’s Festival

May 25–31

Granville Island

1661 Duranleau St., Vancouver

(604) 708-5655

Bring the kids to the annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival for a fun time! This event is fun for the whole family! Be sure to visit the variety of shows that showcase diversity and multiculturalism. There will be food, crafts and music all around for this joyous festival! Please visit the website for more information on pricing and scheduling.


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Spanish Theatre with English Subtitles

May 26–31

Studio 16

1551 W 7th Ave., Vancouver

In May, Latin American theatre is celebrated all over the Lower Mainland. This year the Latin Scenario Association puts on Spanish theatre with English subtitles to celebrate the rich culture. Two renowned playwrights have been selected with two phenomenal plays: Peter & the Captain and Two Scented Rose. For more information on ticket pricing, please visit the website.


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City of Bhangra Festival

May 28–June 6

Various locations

Learn more about the wonderful art of Bhangra dancing and music! With multiple events happening all across the Lower Mainland, there’s no reason not to attend this ethno-cultural festival! There’s music, dancing and tons of performances! For more information about the festival, please visit the website.


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Gravure Automatique: Dalla Husband at Atelier 17

May 28–June 21

Burnaby Art Gallery

6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby

(604) 294-7944

The Burnaby Art Gallery features prints from the Canadian artist Dalla Husband. Her prints are from her time in Paris from the 1920s through the 1930s. Learn more about Husband’s life and death through her work and story displayed at the gallery. For more information on the exhibition, please visit the website.


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Kuroshio by Katsumi Kimoto

May 28–June 20

Kimoto Gallery

1525 W 6th Ave., Vancouver

(604) 428-0903

Katsumi Kimoto pays tribute to her five years spent on the Pacific Ocean. Her paintings try to capture the movement of water in an abstract form, the reflection of light and the colours of its depths and different environments. For more information on the exhibition, please visit her website.


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European Festival

May 30–31

Swangard Stadium

3883 Imperial St., Burnaby

The European Festival features music, food and crafts from all over the world in this activity packed weekend. This year’s festival has Turkey as featured country. Learn more about Turkey and other cultures while enjoying the festivities! Watch performers on the festival stage and walk around the fairgrounds with a delicious snack in hand.


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RISE UP SINGING! A Youth Choir Extravaganza

May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Fraserview MB Church

11295 Mellis Dr., Richmond

This one night performance features three amazing youth choirs: Burnaby Central “A” Choir, North Surrey Polaris Chamber Choir and Vancouver Youth Choir. Come watch these talented young folks sing renditions of famous gospel songs while adding in some R&B and hip-hop songs and arrangements.


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Wonderland Fayre: Spring Family Festival

May 30–June 2

Wonderland Valley Resort

1796 Depot Rd, Squamish

(604) 390-4200

The annual Spring Family Festival and Wonderland Fayre brings crafts, fun, sports and a whole lot more. Take a small road trip to beautiful Squamish, B.C., and participate in interactive games and fun! There’s an option to camp overnight, which gives you an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors alongside other families.


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The Human Library

May 30, 1–2 p.m.

Surrey City Centre Library

10350 University Dr., Surrey

This instalment of the Human Library is focused on the theme of religions, beliefs and spirituality. Learn more from others who are passionate about their faith and their beliefs. Discover similarities and differences while speaking to others in a safe environment. If you have additional questions, book a one-on-one appointment. For more information, please visit the website.


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Veg Expo 2015

May 31, 10–5 p.m.

Vancouver Convention Centre

999 Canada Place, Vancouver

This vegetarian and vegan event is focused on all things veggie! Sample new products to help you create and maintain the lifestyle you want. With giveaways, a kids’ zone and free samples, bring the whole family to this natural wellness-filled event. For more information, please visit the website.


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Small Stage Canada

June 2–4, 8 p.m.

The Emerald Lounge

555 Gore Ave., Vancouver

Dances for a Small Stage presents Small Stage Canada, a glamorous cabaret-style performance. This audacious and politically charged performance will dazzle audiences and leave them wanting more. The Vegas-style atmosphere and the talented dancers will be a night to remember. For more information, please visit the website.


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Doors Open Richmond 2015

June 6–7

Various Locations in Richmond

(604) 233-8081

Learn more about what Richmond has to offer at Doors Open Richmond 2015. Discover Richmond’s heritage, culture and arts at this two-day affair. With over 43 sites including museums, national historic sites and art galleries to choose from, you’ll have fun learning about what this unique city has to offer.