Paralympic Opening Ceremonies
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: GM Place
Upwards of 5,000 people are expected to take part in the family-friendly Paralympic Opening Ceremonies. Tickets are first come, first served at

Theatresports In-The-Raw
When: Friday & Saturday
Where: Waterfront Theatre
Two improv teams compete in a sports-like atmosphere. The shows are completely improvised and based on suggestions from the audience. Tickets are $20.40. Info:

Vancouver Opera: Nixon in China
When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Where: : Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The opera tells the story of U.S. President Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to China and his meeting with Chairman Mao. Tickets: $23.25 to $179.25. Info:

Sword Fightin’ Scallywags
When: All weekend, 10 a.m.
Where: The Telus World Of Science
Sword swingers will show off their swift skills and teach visitors some new moves to keep Blackbeard at bay.

Family Fuse Weekend

When: Friday & Saturday
Where: The Vancouver Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery presents a family-friendly weekend of special tours and activities designed for children aged six to 12. Info:

Jeremy Hotz

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Vogue Theatre
Part of the just for laughs live comedy tour, Canadian, and internationally known stand up comedian Jeremy Hotz brings his act to Vancouver. Tix: start at $50 and are available at

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