North Van Arts International Film Series, Winter 2019 (Park & Tilford Cineplex, North Vancouver, Jan. 16-Mar. 13)
Beautiful Boy Feb. 27 / Cold War Mar 13

Pin Cushion presented by Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Series (Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, Feb. 20)

Matt Johnson: Urban Deception This
Vancouver-based magician has been amazing audiences across the globe with a refreshingly cool mix of urban style street magic combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Feb. 22)

Crazy8s 2019 20th Anniversary Gala Screening and AfterParty Production on the six winning Crazy8s films is set to begin on Fri., Feb. 8 tasked with making a short film in just eight days culminating in a Gala screening at The Centre and Afterparty at Science World (Vancouver, Feb. 23)

Tea at Chinatown House Join VHF for a visit to Chinatown House, a new hub in a converted building that is providing space for co-working and cultural programming (Vancouver, Feb. 23)

BC Heritage Week Celebration: The Many Histories of this Site we Call Ambleside Representatives from the Squamish Nation and the West Vancouver Historical Society will discuss and invite a conversation that acknowledges a larger scope in the history of this site (Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, Feb. 24)

Golden Ears Movie Series: The Breadwinner (Animation, PG-13)
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the Academy Award-winning animators of Cartoon Saloon, this feature tells the story of Parvana, a 12-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Feb. 25)

Vancouver’s Hidden Heritage Building: The Resurrection of the Heather Heritage Pavilion Join Heritage Consultant Donald Luxton for an illustrated talk about the history of the establishment of the Vancouver General Hospital, the construction of the original Heather Pavilion in 1906, and the potential to restore this important part of Vancouver’s history.
(University Women’s Club, Vancouver, Feb. 26)

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) showcases a diverse selection of local and international films created by women. (VIFF Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, Mar. 5-10)

Comedy Night Triple Bill Three of Canada’s funniest comics Erica Sigurdson, Charlie Demers and Ivan Decker, deliver an evening of sugar-coated, razor blade, highly silly, sharp comedy (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Mar. 9)

Vancouver’s Annual Francophone Comedy Event with Cathy Gauthier  Eddy King, Sylvi Tourigny, Julien Tremblay and Julien Dionne (Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, Mar. 9)

First Annual Kevin Mooney Fire Hall Concert Series These free, all ages concerts featuring Will’s Jams, Bobs & Lolo and Jim Byrnes and located in various Vancouver Fire Halls are sure to be the city’s hottest ticket. Presented by Vancouver International Children's Festival and The BlueShore at CapU (Various Vancouver Fire Halls, Mar. 10, Apr, 14)

Maple Ridge Festival of BC Film 2019 (Maple Ridge, The ACT Arts Centre, Mar. 23-24) Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World Mar. 23 / Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick Mar. 23 / Rehearsal Mar. 24 / Meditation Park Mar. 24

Golden Ears Movie Series: - Trip To Spain After jaunts through northern England and Italy, actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip to Spain (presented by The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Mar. 25)

Crafted Vancouver-Made To Be Discovered (Various Venues, Vancouver, May 6-30)

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Heritage Week Feb. 18-24 Explore our cultural heritage and historic places across BC and Canada. In 2019, the theme is “Heritage: The Tie That Binds”. In celebration of our past and our future, Heritage Week offers an opportunity for all Canadians to visit museums, historic sites and cultural centres. Intangible heritage, which includes languages, food, traditional rituals, music, dance, storytelling and more, is at the heart of family and community.

Join Vancouver Heritage Foundation in celebrating the people and organizations who have supported the Places That Matter project, which highlights the lesser-known places, people and events that have shaped Vancouver. This free celebration includes live music, displays from a variety of sources related to Vancouver’s history, food and drink, and short storytelling. We will also have updates on the project and new ways to get involved. All are welcome to attend. (Heritage Hall, Vancouver, Feb. 20)


hən̓əm̓stəmxw tə syəθ – Using Tradition: Activating Indigenous World Views Industry Series Be part of the 18th Annual Talking Stick Festival – western Canada’s premiere Indigenous performing arts festival – by attending this four-day forum that invites art presenters, artists, scholars, funders, and audience members together to build upon the previous Industry Series events, further imagining and demonstrating the strength, significance, and importance of Indigenous performing arts. (SFU Woodwards, Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown, Feb. 22-25)

Oakridge Community History Walking Tour Join Michael Schwartz from the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC for a tour of Oakridge (Oakridge neighbourhood, Feb. 24)

Heritage 101: An Introduction to Heritage Conservation is a one-day workshop that provides an introduction to heritage conservation with broad relevance for owners, professionals, municipal staff and the public presented by Vancouver Heritage Foundation (The Cultch, Vancouver, Mar. 2)

Actsafe Event Safety Conference (Delta Hotels By Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre, Burnaby, Mar. 7-8)

Pacific Contact 2019 BC Touring Council’s annual showcase and booking conference for the performing arts (Burnaby, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Apr. 4-7)

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