Upcoming Events

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The Fringe Cabaret: Back to School Special

August 26, 2017
A bevy of Fringe artists lead a pre-festival refresher course on how to Fringe, presented in a variety show format.
Festivals
Performing Arts

Red Gate Revue Stage Events Calendar [July/August]

July 14, 2017 to August 27, 2017
14-17/19/21-23 July - Midtwenties Theatre Society presents This Is Our Youth Tuesdays from 18 July to 08 August - Sin Peaks presents Rome (a live improvised soap opera...
Performing Arts

All Over the Map

August 13, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Summer dance series featuring dance traditions from all over the globe, presented by New Works. 13 August 2017 - Vancouver Pars National Ballet 20 August 2017 - Uzume Taiko 27 August 2017 &nd...
Performing Arts

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

August 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Immerse yourself in Vancouver's rich marine history as the Wooden Boat Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary.  Highlights include Children’s Boat Adventure, Paddle Build Challenge...
Festivals

A Chorus Line

August 18, 2017 to September 2, 2017
A darkened theatre, a gruelling audition and an ensemble of dancers praying for a job. Multi-award winning A Chorus Line tells the story of the gypsies of the Broadway stage....
Performing Arts

Oh Canada - The True North Strong and Funny

June 29, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Celebrate Canada's 150th as the cast lampoons such Canadian ‘institutions’ as Heritage Minutes, the Mounties, winter, our hunky Prime Minister, hockey, lumberjacks....
Performing Arts

The Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All

September 6, 2017
Not sure which of the 100 Fringe shows you should see? Curious how your favourite Fringers perform under pressure? Can’t wait until the first night of the Fringe to see a show?...
Festivals
Performing Arts

Fringe Opening Night

September 7, 2017
Start your Fringe with music, merriment, and complimentary food and drink at the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar!...
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Festivals
Performing Arts

All Members Summer Show

July 3, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Visit Dundarave Print Workshop and check out the creations of new and established members who have at least one thing in common: a love for printmaking....
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts

Fringe Workshops

September 11, 2017 to September 15, 2017
For artists and aspiring artists, these workshops provide insight and hands-on experiences with different aspects of theatre, including storytelling and puppetry....
Festivals
Performing Arts

Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar

September 7, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Located at Ocean Artworks, this is the best place to meet fellow Festival-goers and artists from across the country and around the world....
Festivals
Performing Arts

Fringe Awards Night

September 17, 2017
The Festival’s most popular shows are held over for your enjoyment! Missed them during the Festival? Sold out the night you tried to go? This is your last chance to catch these shows!...
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Festivals
Performing Arts

Fringe Food Trucks

September 7, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Every night of the Festival we offer up the best of Vancouver’s Food Trucks....
Festivals
Performing Arts

Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 7, 2017 to September 17, 2017
The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of all kinds of theatre and will be Fringeing up Granville Island for eleven days in September....
Festivals
Performing Arts

Pendent

September 8, 2017 to September 22, 2017
Mo Kelman will transform the Silk Weaving Studio with wall-suspended sculptures....
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts

Fringe Festival Pick Plus

September 20, 2017 to September 22, 2017
Can’t get enough Fringe Theatre? Enter Pick Plus: a series of Fringe hits handpicked for your enjoyment. All Pick Plus Shows are $25....
Festivals
Performing Arts

The Public Market Pick of the Fringe

September 20, 2017 to September 24, 2017
The Festival’s most popular shows are held over for your enjoyment! Missed them during the Festival? Sold out the night you tried to go? This is your last chance to catch these shows!...
Festivals
Performing Arts

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

September 20, 2017 to September 24, 2017
As one of few celebrated festivals devoted to Flamenco Art outside of Spain, the VIFF has, since its beginnings in 1990, grown to a mature understanding of Vancouver’s multicultural audiences by...
Festivals
Performing Arts

SS Master

August 17, 2017 to September 30, 2017
Make way for the SS Master! This magnificent piece of maritime heritage will be docked behind the Public Market throughout August and September....
Educational Events
Outdoors

13 the Musical

September 28, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce....
Performing Arts

Inspired Displacement: Translating Textiles into Travel

October 10, 2017
Curiosity. Serendipity. Intent. Chance. These are the elements of life, artistic practice, and travel....
Art & Crafts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

The Marline Spike: Roped into Art

October 18, 2017
The arts of the sail-maker, rigger, and fisherman traditionally involved considerable skill in manipulating corded lines....
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Kantha Quilts of Bengal

October 19, 2017
John Gillow, leading author and lecturer will discuss the kantha quilts of Bengal: fascinating textiles valued for their beauty, their fine stitchery, and their vivacity of design....
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Burgeoning Braids

October 12, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Makiko Tada has been researching and teaching kumihimo braiding for five decades....
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts

Marvels and Wonders: Geometric Designs in Cairo during the Mamluk Sultanate

October 26, 2017
Medieval chronicler Ibn Khaldun described Cairo as “the centre of the universe and the garden of the world.” Its majestic domes, soaring minarets, and open courtyards were the legacy of th...
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

The Craft of Travel: Maiwa on the Road

October 28, 2017
In 2016, Maiwa turned thirty. During those thirty years, owner Charllotte Kwon has made more than one hundred journeys to meet craftspeople and trade directly with artisans....
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Thanks for Giving

October 5, 2017 to November 4, 2017
While Nan bastes the turkey and prepares the stuffing, her husband hides a freshly hunted bear in the garage and her troublesome daughter is raiding her purse again....
Performing Arts

Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey

September 28, 2016 to December 16, 2017
Fly down to the Public Market courtyard and you may catch a glimpse of Lucy, the Great Horned Owl, or one of her friends. NOTE: Schedule subject to change http://www.raptorsridge.com/who-we-are....
Educational Events
Outdoors

Happening this season

Granville Island Water Park

May 21, 2017 to September 4, 2017
With its two slides and multiple sprays and fountains the Granville Island Water Park is a Vancouver favourite!...
Kids Stuff

Groundswell Marketplace

June 6, 2017 to September 26, 2017
New this year, Groundswell sets up shop in Triangle Square with makers, artists, social venture owners and service providers in a collaborative public market environment.
Markets

Farmers Market

June 1, 2017 to September 28, 2017
With everything from seasonal produce to wine and more, the Granville Island Farmers Market returns to Triangle Square every Thursday from 10am to 3pm.
Markets

Rookie Nights

August 13, 2017 to August 26, 2018
Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Rookie Night put our young improvisers to the test in front of a hungry crowd. They may just be the future stars of tomorrow....
Performing Arts

#No Filter - The LOL of TMI

August 10, 2017 to August 30, 2018
#NoFilter uses the spontaneity of improv comedy to delve into our fleeting, over-shared digital world....
Performing Arts

TheatreSports

August 10, 2017 to August 31, 2018
Relying on razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of performers are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches....
Performing Arts

Ok Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy

August 11, 2017 to August 31, 2018
Vancouver TheatreSports pokes fun at Vancouver’s notorious dating scene with our latest late-night show, OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy....
Performing Arts

Highlights of the Year

Ocean Construction and Building Supplies Open House

Have you ever wanted to honk one of those horns from the inside of a concrete truck? The Ocean Construction Supplies Open House is your opportunity to fulfill these desires!
April

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival will animate Granville Island for twelve days. From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air in spaces indoors and out.
June

Canada Day

Granville Island is bursting at the seams with culturally diverse national pride! Around every corner you’ll find entertainment, artwork and food, inviting you to wrap yourself in the flag and embrace the rich tapestry of our multicultural nation.
July

Fringe Festival

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of theatre for everyone featuring more than 700 performances by 80 artists over 11 days.
September

Vancouver International Writers Festival

The Annual Vancouver International Writers Festival on Granville Island offers a world of ideas to explore with writers from around the world.
October