Upcoming Events

September 2, 2014

Dressed in Drama

Dressed in Drama:
a collection of Peking Opera Costumes
Sept. 2 – Nov. 2, 2014

Throughout entire Garden
Included with Garden admission

“Dressed in Drama”, an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver’s chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera.

Start: September 2, 2014 9:30 am
End: November 2, 2014 7:00 pm

September 27, 2014



MarTEAni Tea Master and mute maid meet through Peking Opera at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

September 27, 8PM-9:45 PM, doors open at 7 pm.

Tickets: $25 (plus tax) festival seating; $35 (plus tax) VIP reserved seating

Box Office: 604.662.3207 or https://unmasked-2014.eventbrite.ca

Two passionate and highly-successful Chinese Canadians come together to delight the guests of “Unmasked”:  Olivia Cheung of Treasure Green Tea Company, serving and stirring exclusive “Hidden Treasure MarTEAnis” and providing a premium tea-tasting experience before William Lau takes on stage in “Murder of a Concubine’, a highly-censored play for its sexual undertone and coarse language.  Along with marTEAnis, wine and anticipation, “Unmasked” offers a rare, behind-the-scenes peek into Peking Opera’s character transformation through make-up demonstrations and hairstyling procedures done in front of the audience. Program also includes “The Little Cowherd Boy” with William Lau and Heidi Specht, “Drunken Beauty” with Catherine Li and renowned Peking Opera performers from China, Jingze Wang and Mingzhu Sun in “Princess Shuang Yang” and “Murder of a Concubine”.


  • Autumn Melody Collective
Start: September 27, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 27, 2014 9:30 pm

October 18, 2014

Scholar to Emperor: Inside Classical China

Scholar to Emperor: Inside Classical China
Special Offer

Discover Ming Dynasty era homes, one of a Scholar’s the other of an Emperor.
Ticket includes admission to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
and Vancouver Art Gallery.
$28 (per adult) + tax$20 (per senior/student) + tax

Valid: October 18 – Nov 2, 2014
Ticket includes admission for both attractions
Not valid at special events

Purchase special offer in person at
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
or the Vancouver Art Gallery

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Start: October 18, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 2, 2014 5:00 pm
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