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July 27, 2016 / 5:00 PM
Fireworks Suite: 2nd MOVement - Late Night

The Museum of Vancouver invites you to experience Honda Celebration of Light fireworks like never before at our inaugural Fireworks Suite.

Come inside at Vanier Park (in Kitsilano) to experience the live soundtrack simulcast and incredible views of the English Bay fireworks show, with comfortable seating and washrooms. These views - and prices - can’t be beat!

We’re open late to share our gorgeous view with you. Tickets include access to all of our galleries, including our newest exhibition All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds. Finish the night with our stunning view of Australia's fireworks display.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 27, 5:00-11:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $25, Members: $18. Join MOV Connect or Connectors Council to attend the Fireworks Suite for FREE.

REGISTRATION*

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* First come, first serve for seating. Due to the popularity of the fireworks, we recommend booking tickets in advance.

Parking & Driving: We highly recommend travelling by foot, bike or transit.

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Firework Suite presented by MOV Connectors Council. For more information about our Membership program please call 604-730-5319 or members@museumofvanouver.ca

July 30, 2016 / 7:30 PM
Fireworks Suite: 3rd MOVement - Family Night

The Museum of Vancouver invites you to experience Honda Celebration of Light fireworks like never before at our inaugural Fireworks Suite.

Come inside at Vanier Park (in Kitsilano) to experience the live soundtrack simulcast and incredible views of the English Bay fireworks show, with comfortable seating and washrooms. These views - and prices - can’t be beat!

Grab the whole family for a magical night of laughter, fun and entertainment. Explore our newest exhibition All Together Now: Vancouver's Collectors & Their Worlds, which includes an amazing array of action figures and toys. Then cap off the evening with snacks and breathtaking views of the Disney-themed fireworks display from the USA.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 30, 7:30-11:00pm

Tickets:  $25 Adult $10 children under 18.
Members: $18 Adult $7 children under 18.

Join MOV Connect or Connectors Council to attend the Fireworks Suite for FREE.

REGISTRATION*

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* Due to the popularity of the fireworks, we recommend booking tickets in advance.

Parking & Driving: We highly recommend travelling by foot, bike or transit.

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Firework Suite presented by MOV Connectors Council. For more information about our Membership program please call 604-730-5319 or members@museumofvanouver.ca

August 18, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: Undressing Drag

Join us for drinks and a lively discussion about the fashion of local drag performers - the Bovines - an ensemble that performed throughout the lower mainland during the 1980s.

Vancouver collector and All Together Now exhibition contributor, Willow Yamauchi will speak to the history of her father’s drag queen ensemble and the handmade costumes once featured in their act. Local fashion historian Ivan Sayers will contextualize the fashion sensibilities of Canadian drag performance with historical narratives and illustrative charms. Drag performances from the lovely Peach Cobblah and Isolde N. Barron will follow the presentations.

 
 
Date: Thursday, August 18
 
Time: 6:00pm 
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11
             
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

Official Wine Partner 

 

August 23, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Art Lingren’s Passion for Fly Fishing.
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Join us for an interesting presentation from fly fishing enthusiast, Art Lingren.

Art Lingren will share photographs and stories detailing his antique tackle collection, fly tying techniques and the lovely fishing spots in which he practices his craft. Lingren fly fishes in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and throughout his home province of British Columbia.

Throughout most of his adult life, Art Lingren has been actively involved in the fishing community. Art is a member and past president of the Totem Fly Fishers, British Columbia’s oldest fly fishing club, and is an honourary member of the Loons Fly Fishing Club. Art has served three years as president of the British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers and stands as their unofficial BC fly fishing historian. Art has additionally served as director of the Steelhead Society of BC for many years. In 1995, he was awarded the BCFFF's Angul Award which is granted to British Columbian fly fishers who show an appreciation for the ancestry of fly fishing heritage and the excellence surrounding its development as both an Art and Science. In 1999 the Federation of Fly Fishers selected Art as the 6th recipient of their prestigious Roderick Haig-Brown Award.

Date: Tuesday, August 23 
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: * Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.

MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership. 
 
 

 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

September 08, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Imogene Lim and Harold Steves' Passion for Chinese Menus and Seeds

 

Join us for diverse discussion featuring two of All Together Now's passionate collectors.

A menu can be a souvenir from a place visited or a special occasion event, but in a collection they tell a much richer story, especially those from Vancouver's Chinatown. During its heyday, Chinatown was very much a part of people's dining experience. Imogene Lim's menu collection reflect as much about Vancouver's community as it does about the Chinese food of the time. Imogene will present her perspective on collecting Chinese restaurant menus, a hobby that turned into a passion after inheriting a modest menu collection from her father and uncle. Imogene's talk will focus on menus acquired from once cherished local restaurants that are now extinct including WK Gardens, Yen Lock and Ho Inn.
 
Harold Steves is a vegetable seed collector. Obtaining seeds from Canadian seed companies and from the Seed Savers Exchange, Harold's collection contributes to a network of growers who collect, save and share seeds. Although intended for mail order, most sales from the Steves' seed catalogue is patronized by Vancouver-based gardeners and famers.
 
 
Date: Thursday, September 8
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

September 11, 2016 / 2:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring Larry Grant, Jill Campbell and Vanessa Campbell.

Join the Language and Culture team for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.

Larry Grant, Jill Campbell and Vanessa Campbell from the Musqueam First Nation will feature an introduction to Musqueam’s traditional language, and touch on the historical, cultural and political significance of revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓.

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm, known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden, aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: Sunday, September 11

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 
 
 

 

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October 06, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Between The Bumpers
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Join us for a high scoring Q&A session with local pinball collector Kyle Seller and International Pinball Tournament Champion Robert Gagno - two of the most recognized pinball enthusiasts of the Lower Mainland.

Local arcade machines collector Kyle Seller, and international pinball tournament champion Robert Gagno, will discuss the local pinball scene, their individual pinball obsessions, and the role pinball has played in developing their friendship. Kyle and Robert's friendship dates back to the late 1990s when Kyle sold the Gagno's their first pinball machine. At this time, Robert was 10 years old; to say this machine made an impression on him and his interests would be an understatement.   
 
 
Date: Thursday, October 6
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Registration coming soon.
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 
October 13, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: TILT! Public Pinball Tournament.
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Local pinball collector, and All Together Now exhibition contributor Kyle Seller, hosts a pinball tournament for the general public.

Square off against amateur opponents, play up to 8 coveted machines from the pinball stratosphere including Funhouse (1988), Cyclone (1988) and Jack-Bot(1995). Prizes, drink bar and enthusiasts abound.

Date: Thursday, October 13
 
Time: 6:00pm 
 
Registration coming soon. 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 
Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

 

Official Wine Partner