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Take a look at some of the events happening in and around Vancouver!

First Call Fundraising Gala

Thu, Feb 27

We warmly invite you join us on February 27,2020 to make new connections, celebrate, enjoy delicious food, and hearinspiring words from Dr. Melissa Lem. Dr. Lem is a board member of the CanadianAssociation of Physicians for the Environment, strategic advisor to the BCParks Foundation, experienced journalist, Vancouver-based family physician, andmuch more. She was also the inaugural winner of University College’s YoungAlumni of Influence Award at the University of Toronto in 2015.
Our annual fundraising galas are an occasion to celebrate our child and youthadvocacy as well as to raise much-needed funds to ensure we can continue to putBC’s children and youth first.
We hope you will join us for an evening to hear from a leading expert on thehealth impacts of fracking on BC children and youth and how young people aremoving the dial on the climate crisis. As always, the evening features adelicious Indian buffet dinner, a silent auction full of amazing gifts,tickets, getaways and more, a raffle with exciting prizes, and time to minglewith old and new friends.

DanceHouse: Dança Sinfônica & Gira

Fri, Feb 28 - Sat, Feb 29

DanceHouse proudly presents an energizing,two-part program from Brazil’s iconic contemporary dance company Grupo Corpowith the Vancouver premiere of Dança Sinfônica and Gira, February 28 & 29,2020 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. In the company’s third presentationwith DanceHouse, Grupo Corpo’s visionary siblings — Artistic Director PauloPederneiras and Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras — open the evening with DançaSinfônica, a reflection of its 40-year history. The electrifying work drawsupon an eclectic fusion of ballet, samba, jazz, Afro-Brazilian rhythms andmore, in a jubilant synthesis of the juggernaut’s signature vocabulary ofmovement. The second half of the program will showcase the brothers’ rivetingwork Gira, exploring the rituals of Umbanda — one of Brazil’s most widespreadreligions — in a carnal meditation on humanity’s pursuit for divineenlightenment.

Tickets from $35 and more information available at dancehouse.ca or by calling604.801.6225.

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sat, Feb 29

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada map

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at theUniversity of British Columbia presents pianist, vocalist, and composer DamianSneed’s captivating program We Shall Overcome on Saturday February 29, 2020, at8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Recognized for “using his artistry to makeour world a better place” (Wynton Marsalis), Sneed brings his multi-genrevirtuosity to a program that resonates with hope and joyful community,interweaving recordings from Dr. King’s speeches with gospel, classical, jazzand more alongside a breathtakingly skilled eight-piece ensemble.

For more information, visit chancentre.com

Repair Cafe Vancouver

Sat, Feb 29

Marpole Neighbourhood House, 8585 Hudson Street (at, W 70th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 4M3, Canada map

Repair Cafés arecommunity gatherings where fixer volunteers help visitors repair their brokenhousehold items, FREE OF CHARGE – electronics, small appliances, textile,jewelry, woodwork, bikes…anything that can be carried in is welcome.

Sat. Feb 29 | 10am – 2pm | Marpole Neighbourhood House

Richmond Public Library Cambie Branch Book Sale

Sat, Feb 29

Richmond Public Library: Cambie Branch, 11590 Cambie Rd Unit 150, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z5, Canada map

Friends of the Richmond Library is hosting amini-sale at Richmond Library’s Cambie branch, 150-11590 Cambie Rd, Richmond onSaturday, February 29 from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. A great selection of qualityadult fiction (hardcover and paperback) and children’s books will be on salefor $2 each. Please bring cash as well as your own bags or boxes. All proceedsbenefit Richmond Public Libraries.

Come early to choose your favorite reading materials!

Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala 2020 2020 中僑星輝夜

Sat, Feb 29

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada map

We invite you to join the annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala onFebruary 29th.  Our Fundraising goal is$509,000 to support S.U.C.C.E.S.Sprograms and services that receive no funding or only partially funded by thegovernment.  Our themefor this year Gala is:
One Small Step with S.U.C.C.E.S.S., One Giant Leap for the Community. 

Fortickets, please call 604-408-7228.

www.successfoundation.ca

 一年一度的中僑星輝夜將於229日舉行,活動籌款目標為509,000當晚有精緻晚宴及豐富演出, 更有現場拍及無聲拍收益將用於中僑部份或完全没有, 長者服務。與中僑互助會的一小步,為社區貢獻的一大步, 希望大家多多支持,謝謝

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

Tue, Mar 3 - Sun, Mar 8

Now in its 15th year, the VancouverInternational Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) showcases an impressive line-up ofshort and feature-length films covering a wide range of genres from narrativeand documentary to experimental and animation, by established and emergingwomen identifying filmmakers from around the world.

Romeo + Juliet

Wed, Mar 4 - Sat, Mar 7

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada map

A fresh and bold retelling of Shakespeare’sclassic love story of forbidden love. In response to unprecedented demand andsold out performances during the 2018 world premiere, this production is backby popular demand!

 

Tickets available at balletbc.com

Strong Women Strong Music

Wed, Mar 4

Frankie's Jazz Club, 755 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada map

Come and help us celebrate International Women’sDay! Join us on the 4th and 8th of March for the 14th annual Strong WomenStrong Music concert series, featuring West Coast’s most prominent women jazzmusicians singing up support for Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA), aprogram of Atira Women’s Resource Society. Revel in the voices and music ofthese talented artists while investing in the soul and spirit of the DowntownEastside, where EWMA helps art and empowerment bloom.

One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to EWMA.

For 17 years EWMA, provides safe, income-generating opportunities for women whoare struggling with poverty, substance use and or mental wellness, and who havebeen impacted by violence / abuse; opportunities that are free fromexploitation and judgement. EWMA is a place that for many women, makes hopepossible.

For the fifth year in a row year we are thrilled to again be partnering withVancouver Coastal Jazz. With their support we have been able to extend theconcert to two nights and to use their fantastic location Frankie’s Jazz Club,where food will also be available. The Strong Women Strong Music Concerts arepart of a month long celebration of women in jazz.

Maurizio Schweizer’s ‘Celentano Tribute Show’

Fri, Mar 6

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam, BC V3K 6W3, Canada map

Directfrom Italy as part of a North American tour, for the first time in Vancouver onMarch 6th at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, audiences will experience a showthat has won the hearts of Italy and the globe with the great musicalproduction of Maurizio Schweizer’s ‘Celentano Tribute Show’. Not often do wefind an artist who is able to re-create a persona so perfectly like MaurizioSchweizer does as Adriano Celentano. Schweizer’s twin likeness to Celentano,both in physical appearance and vocally, is the spark lighting the show.Supported by an impressive 11-piece ensemble, Schweizer represents Celentano athis energetic peak and is as close as you will get to reliving the youngCelentano LIVE.  Endorsed by AdrianoCelentano himself – it is hands down a most authentic and charismatic trip,delivering an icon and an era of music that remains relevant today

For more information:

Email: federico@telus.net

1.604.715.3473

website: http://www.federicossupperclub.com/adriano-celentano-tribute-hard-rock-casino.asp

Facebook: F2 Productions Inc.

Twitter: @f2_productions

 

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