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Welcome to Winterruption 2014!

February 14-16

Granville Island is gearing up to celebrate its ninth annual Winterruption, a truly unique Vancouver winter festival!
New this year, join a “Meet Your Makers” tour showcasing Granville Island spirits including the Liberty Distillery. The Vancouver Fringe Festival presents the hilarious comedy "Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub" at Studio 1398.

Family fun is front-and-centre with performances by Charlotte Diamond, mask making workshops and parading through the streets with our ever-popular stilt dancers. Axe Capoeira’s high-flying acrobatics, invigorating Brazilian music and dazzling costumes will delight all ages.
Discover artists' exhibits, local food, French films and Pop up Dances around every corner of the Island all weekend long!

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All Food Arts Kids Stuff Music Theatre, Dance, and Film
February 1, 2014 (All day) - February 28, 2014 (All day)

Poetry in Transit

Evelyn Lau (2011-2014 Poet Laureate) is thrilled to introduce an expansion of the beloved Poetry in Transit program.  Posters featuring work by acclaimed BC poets will be displayed in various...
February 1, 2014 - 10:00am - February 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

I HEART ART

Ainsworth Custom Design | 1243 Cartwright Street Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12pm – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm | Opening Night Sat 5pm – 8pm | Free The "I HEART ART" show was conceived and...
February 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - March 14, 2014 - 8:00pm

Driving Miss Daisy

The beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning play follows the charming adventures of a Southern matriarch and her chauffeur over a 25-year friendship, and reveals the power of the human heart to...
February 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - February 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub

Studio 1398 | 1398 Cartwright Street Fri & Sat 8pm | $25 It's the gold medal game between Canada and Russia, and two talented actors portray all the pub-dwellers, including the die-hard fans, a...
February 14, 2014 (All day) - February 16, 2014 (All day)

Winterruption 2014

Granville Island is gearing up to celebrate its ninth annual Winterruption, a truly unique Vancouver winter festival! New this year, join a “Meet Your Makers” tour showcasing Granville...
February 14, 2014 - 9:00am - February 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Winterruption Donut Spectacular

Lee’s Donuts | 1689 Johnston Street Fri – Sun 9am – 7pm | Market Price We’ve been doing some experimenting and created some exciting new donuts especially for Winterruption!...
February 14, 2014 - 9:00am - February 16, 2014 - 9:00am

Granville Island Market Tour

Edible Canada at the Market | 1551 Johnston Street Fri – Sun 9am – 11am | Reg. $40 - 2 for 1 during Winterruption only! Edible Canada’s signature tour provides the opportunity for...
February 14, 2014 - 10:00am - February 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ikebana at Winterruption

Various locations inside the Net Loft shops, the Crafthouse and Railspur District Fri – Sun 10am – 6pm | Free Ikebana is a Japanese inspired art form which seeks to enrich life with plant...
February 14, 2014 - 10:00am - February 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Works on Paper

Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery | 1241 Cartwright Street Fri – Sun 10 am - 4 pm| Free Juried art exhibition, various media, various styles.   Presented by Federation of Canadian...
February 14, 2014 - 10:00am - February 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Circle Craft Student Scholarship Exhibition

Circle Craft Co-op Gallery | 1666 Johnston Street Fri – Sun 10am – 7pm | Free Circle Craft Cooperative Association in pleased to present their annual Student Scholarships Exhibition...
February 14, 2014 - 11:00am - February 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

Granville Island Buskers

Witness one-of-a-kind local and international talent in unique outdoor locations on Granville Island.  www.giculturalsociety.org  
February 14, 2014 - 11:00am - February 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Haida Carver: Clarence Mills

Ocean Artworks | Johnston Street Fri – Sun 11am – 4pm | Free Watch Haida carver Clarence Mills as he transforms logs into monumental totem poles and works of art.
February 14, 2014 - 11:00am - February 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Crafting at make on Granville Island

make | 1648 Duranleau Street Fri – Sun 11am – 4pm | Free Free craft-making using up-cycled materials. You’ll be sure to walk out with a gift for someone you love!   Presented...
February 14, 2014 - 11:00am - February 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

Francophone Film Festival 20th Anniversary

Waterfront Theatre, 1402 Cartwright Street   Ernest et Celestine Fri & Sat 11am | $5.50 The story of a friendship between a little mouse who didn’t want to become a dentist and a big...
February 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - February 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

Mark Lewis Exhibit

Charles H Scott Gallery | 1399 Johnston Street Fri – Sat 12pm – 5pm | Free In his new film, the camera circles a lone figure on a deserted Tofino beach, catching the subject’s...
February 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Valentine’s at Liberty Wine Merchants

Liberty Wine Merchants | 1660 Johnston Street Fri 2pm – 5pm | Free Start Valentine’s Day with a taste of BC grown fruit wines and chocolate! Visit Liberty to spice up Valentine’s...
February 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - February 16, 2014 - 12:00am

Edible Canada House: Festival Under the Bridge

Under the Granville Street Bridge behind Edible Canada Fri 6pm - 1am, Sat 11am - 1am, Sun 11am - Midnight| Tickets: $25-30 Experience the Canadian Olympic buzz with Large Screen TV's showing the...
February 14, 2014 - 7:30pm - February 16, 2014 - 7:30pm

The Massacre

The Improv Centre | 1502 Duranleau Street Fri & Sat: 7:30pm, 9:30pm & 11:15pm, Sun: 7:30pm |Ticket prices vary Witness history as Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Signature festival...
February 14, 2014 - 8:00pm

Sound Journey

Net Loft Shops| 1661 Duranleau Street, Johnston Street entrance across from the Public Market Fri 8pm | Free Experience the powerful healing resonance of ancient and modern musical instruments:...
February 14, 2014 - 9:00pm

We Are the City

Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street Fri 9pm | $15 + surcharges in advance/$19 at the door On their sophomore album, Violent, Vancouver-based indie rockers We Are the City produce soaring highs...
February 15, 2014 - 10:00am - February 16, 2014 - 4:30pm

Maple Taffy – Canada’s Original Candy!

Kids Zone Sat & Sun 10am – 4:30pm | $5 Watch and take part in one of Canada’s oldest traditions. Maple Taffy is the candy enjoyed in the springtime by kids young and old, where...
February 15, 2014 - 10:00am - February 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

Arts Umbrella Studio Sneak Peak

Arts Umbrella “Studio Sneak Peek” February 15 and 16 – 10am-3pm, tours every hour on the hour Come and have a peek into Arts Umbrella studios!  Check out potential classes to...
February 15, 2014 - 10:30am - February 16, 2014 - 4:30am

"Maskerade" Workshop

Face masks are worn all around the world during the month of February to celebrate the Carnival season. We invite all kids to join artist, Beth Lee, for this fabulous workshop, where participants...
February 15, 2014 - 10:30am - February 16, 2014 - 4:30pm

Face Painting

Illuminate your face with art! Show Dates and Times: Sat & Sun, Feb 15 & 16, 10:30am – 4:30pm Location: Kids Zone Admission Price: Free
February 15, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sustainable Seafood Walking Tour

Meet at Triangle Square across from the Public Market Sat 11am| Free Looking for a delicious and entertaining way to spend your Saturday? Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, market shops, and enjoy a...
February 15, 2014 - 11:00am - February 16, 2014 - 11:00am

Charlotte Diamond

Picnic Pavilion | Kids Zone Sat & Sun 11am – 11:45am | Free For more than 25 years this multi-award winning musician has inspired children to sing, dance, care for each other and celebrate...
February 15, 2014 - 11:00am - February 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Mini Glassblowing Workshops - CANCELLED

DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE MINI GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED New Small-Sterling Glass Studio | 1440 Old Bridge Street Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm | $35 Come in to...
February 15, 2014 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Duh Hockey Guys

Stilting sensations Duh Hockey Guys have been a growing phenomenon at Vancouver festivals for many years. With their “crooked” referee in tow, these super-tall “elite hockey...
February 15, 2014 - 12:30pm

Saint-Pierre

Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street Sat 12:30pm & 1:45pm | Free His music has been described as “poetic, smoky vocals à la Jacques Brel of Vancouver.” (CBC). Quebec City...
February 15, 2014 - 1:00pm - February 16, 2014 - 4:45pm

Pop up Dances

Various Locations on Granville Island Sat & Sun 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm | Free Expect the unexpected as some Vancouver’s favourite dancers pop up in unusual places. Tour Granville Island with...
February 15, 2014 - 3:00pm - February 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

Meet Your Makers Tour: Spirits, Sake and Hand Crafted Beer

Meet at Granville Island Brewery | 1441 Cartwright Street Sat & Sun 3pm – 4pm | $12 inclusive | ages: 19+ Join award-winning travel writer John Lee as he explores the “spiritual...
February 15, 2014 - 3:00pm - February 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

Axe Capoeira

Picnic Pavilion | Kids Zone Sat & Sun 3:00pm – 3:45pm | Free For more than 30 years Axe Capoeira’s high-flying acrobatics, invigorating music and dazzling costumes have enthralled...
February 15, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Stories from Hogan’s Alley

Revue Stage | 1601 Johnston Street Sat 3pm – 4pm | Free Hogan’s Alley was famous for its fun, food and music. Vancouver’s African Canadian community was concentrated in this multi-...
February 15, 2014 - 3:15pm

Monk’s Music

Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street Sat 3:15 & 4:30 | Free Trailblazing genius Thelonious Monk forever changed the direction of music with his unorthodox compositions and idiosyncratic...
February 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Tippi and Stan, a new work by writer Dorothy Dittrich

Revue Stage | 1601 Johnston Street  Free Tippi and Stan is an urban story about two very unlikely friends. Dorothy Dittrich reads from her new work.  When Tippi and Stan meet their lives...
February 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Granville Island – an innovative idea exchange: Powered by PechaKucha

Net Loft Shops| 1661 Duranleau Street, entrance on Johnston Street across from the Public Market Sat, Doors open 8pm, event starts 8:30pm | $15 inclusive | Cash bar provided by Liberty Wine Merchants...
February 15, 2014 - 9:00pm

Wake Owl

Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street Sat 9pm | $15 + surcharges in advance/$19 at the door Canadian indie-folk group, Wake Owl, fronted by singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron, paints a lush, broad...
February 16, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Parent and Tot Gym and Gogo Bonkers

False Creek Community Centre | 1318 Cartwright Street Sun 9:30am – 12pm | Free False Creek Community Centre Parent & Tot Gym will celebrate Winterruption with a FREE session on Sunday,...
February 16, 2014 - 10:30am - 4:15pm

Chix on Stix

Kids Zone and around the Island Sun 10:30am – 4:15pm | Free Mortal Coil’s 10ft tall Mardi Gras characters will be dancing and shaking it throughout Granville Island. Groove, shimmy and...
February 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Brotherhood of Brass

An infectious blend of high energy brass and funky swamp gumbo rhythm. Get ready to join the parade! Show Dates & Times: Sun, Feb 16, 12pm & 2:30pm Cost: Free
February 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Mardi Gras Procession

Starts in the Kids Zone and ends in Railspur Alley Sun 12pm – 12:30pm | Free Dance in the streets with the Brotherhood of Brass band, Mortal Coil Mardi Gras stilt dancers and Axe Capoeira...
February 16, 2014 - 12:30pm

Jillian Lebeck Trio

Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street Sun 12:30pm & 1:45pm| Free One of the most exciting voices on the Canadian jazz scene, Vancouver pianist/vocalist Jillian Lebeck is influenced by...
February 16, 2014 - 3:15pm

Qalandar

Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street Sun 3:15pm & 4:30pm | Free Qalandar melds Arabic and Persian musical strains with free improvisation performing traditional pieces and contemporary...