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2013 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival January 15 - February 3, 2013 Over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking local, national and international work in the live performing arts-theatre, dance, music, and multimedia performance. ● ● ● A Crack in Everything Jan 15-16 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts This surr... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Boeing-Boeing

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Sunday, February 24, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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Bernard, a successful architect in swinging sixties Paris, is even more successful with the ladies. In fact, he juggles the hearts of three air hostesses who jet in and out of his groovy bachelor pad: Gloria, Gabriella, and Gretchen-aka "America," "Italy," and "Germany." But when Boeing introduces a faster jet, Bernard's precise romantic timetable goes hysterically of... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Ride the Cyclone

A high school chamber choir from Uranium, Saskatchewan, perishes in a freak roller-coaster accident, and the Amazing Karnack, a mechanized fortune-teller, feels responsible. To make amends, he brings the teens back to life to sing about their thwarted dreams and desires in one final concert. Created by Victoria's Atomic Vaudeville, the wildly imaginative and darkly hilarious Ride the Cyclone is al... Visit Website

Beaty Biodiversity Museum presents Sea/Life, photographs by David Ellingsen

  • Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Location: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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Sea/Life Photographs by David Ellingsen November 15, 2012 - February 3, 2013 In this portrait series of creatures from the deep, Sea/Life addresses the troubled relationship between humans and the oceans. Many specimens from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum Fish Collection are featured in this award-winning series. Also on display will be an essay by Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace Internati... Visit Website

Indie I Do Wedding Show

  • Saturday, January 26, 2013 - Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Time: 11AM - 5PM
  • Location: Heritage Hall
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Bringing together local independent, edgy, and innovative wedding related exhibitors, Indie I Do provides alternatives to express your unique personalities and style. Whether you're going for a totally off-beat wedding, same sex do, or traditional affair with a touch of personality, this will be the place to be! For tickets and mor einformation visit http://www.indieido.com/

James Hart - The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), Exhibition

James Hart, Exhibition The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) November 2012 to March 9, 2014 In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for t... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre and Siena Restaurant present Act I, Eat 1: Leave of Absence & Siena

ACT 1, EAT 1 Leave of Absence & Siena Restaurant Pacific Theatre Saturdays, Jan 26 & Feb 2, 2013 Dinner served at 6pm Siena Restaurant (1485 W 12th Ave) Performance at 8pm Pacific Theatre (1440 W 12th Ave) $65 (plus $6 s/c) Pacific Theatre pairs the world premiere of Leave of Absence with a three-course long-table dining experience at Siena Restaurant. A community is blown apart wh... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents Leave of Absence

  • Friday, January 25, 2013 - Saturday, February 16, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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A community is blown apart when an audacious young girl challenges long-held views of spirituality and sexuality.  The world premiere of a searing drama of bigotry and transcendence by the author of Espresso. Director: Morris Ertman (My Name is Asher Lev) Cast: Tom McBeath, Lucia Frangione (Espresso), Craig Erickson (Grace), Marie Russell, Karyn Guenther "One of our most consistentl... Visit Website

Pleased to Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC explores compelling new pairings of timeless treasures in Pleased to Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott from November 3, 2012 to March 24, 2013. The internationally acclaimed potter has combed MOA's collection of artefacts and created groupings based solely on colour, form, shape, and pattern, imbuing new aesthetic perspectives by removing histor... Visit Website

Rhinoceros

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Saturday, February 09, 2013 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Telus Studio Theatre
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Written by Eugene Ionesco, director Chelsea Haberlin Translated by Martin Crimp Telus Studio Theatre What do you do when everyone around you is turning into a rhinoceros? Eugene Ionesco's iconic absurdist masterpiece follows a tragic everyman called Berenger who must navigate the confusion in his small French village as it is overrun by stampeding pachyderms. As bipeds become an ever-smaller min... Visit Website

Rogers Arena Tours

  • Wednesday, May 04, 2011 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Location: Rogers Arena
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For 15 years, Rogers Arena has been thrilling and entertaining fans. For 15 years, our Vancouver Canucks have battled on the ice in the race to capture the title of Stanley Cup Champions. For 15 years, we have staged the best entertainment the music industry has to offer. We have opened our doors and welcomed over 21 million people. We have even reveled in Olympic gold when the Canadian women's a... Visit Website

St. Valentine's Day Massacre Tournament

The 25th Annual St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Vancouver’s World-Famous Improv Tournament Witness history as Vancouver TheatreSports League’s signature festival pits exceptional improv groups from around the world against each other in a battle for and inspired by your love. This year is The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre’s 25th glorious year and we’re pulling out... Visit Website

TEA FOR TWO AT THE VANDUSEN GARDENS

Truffles Café at VanDusen Botanical Garden is now serving a ‘proper' Afternoon Tea complete with three-tier tray of goodies, ceramic tea pots and cups, organic and private label teas. Afternoon Tea in the Garden is offered for $35.00 for 2 OR $60.00 for 4 and includes: Choice of daily sandwich Freshly made scone Large croissant Coconut macaroons and shortbread cookies ... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Don Juan

The award-winning company behind 2011's smash hit Waiting for Godot brings to life the satiric tale of an irresistible rogue and defiant hedonist. Blackbird Theatre presents a daring new adaptation of Molière's most scandalous comedy.

The PuSh Festival presents Club PuSh - Winnipeg Babysitter

  • Saturday, January 26, 2013 - Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Performance Works
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  Winnipeg Babysitter January 26, 8PM In the late 70s and throughout the 80s, Winnipeg experienced a 'golden age' of public access television whereby almost anyone with a creative dream was granted airtime and professional production services. When the archives of these precious gems were destroyed, artist Daniel Barrow went to work hunting down original producers, collectors and enthusi... Visit Website

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival & The Dance Centre present Haptic + Holistic Strata

Hiroaki Umeda/S20 (Tokyo) Haptic + Holistic Strata Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Dance Centre Friday-Sunday January 25-27, 8pm Post-show artist talkback January 26 Hiroaki Umeda is one of Japan's most exciting artists, bringing together light, sound and movement with astonishing force and style. Haptic plays with the sensation of colour, drenc... Visit Website

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents Photog

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Saturday, January 26, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Studio T
  • Location: Studio T
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Boca del Lupo (Vancouver, Canada) Photog An imaginary look at the uncompromising life of Thomas Smith Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward's January 22-26, 2013  8:00PM Matinee January 26 4:00PM Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Post-Show Talkback Jan 23, Led by Marvin Westwood Pre-Show screening of the film Restrepo Jan 23, 6PM (Free) Dja... Visit Website

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents Testament

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Saturday, January 26, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
  • Location: Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
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  She She Pop and their fathers (Berlin, Germany) Testament Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward's January 24-26, 2013  8:00PM Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Post-Show Talkback January 25, led by Kathleen Oliver Duration: 120 min, no intermission In German with English surtitles. Belated Preparati... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Damian Moppett, an offsite exhibit

Damian Moppett's artistic practice uses a wide variety of media to question ideas of mastery, craftsmanship and value. Drawing on broad references from the history of modern art, Moppett uses the mediums of sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and video, often in relationship to each other, as a meditation on the activity of making art. At the Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite location West Geo... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Hope at Dawn: Watercolours by Emily Carr and Charles John Collings

The medium of watercolour is one of the most challenging used by artists. After the pigment has been placed on paper, change is not possible and the artist must possess considerable skill to achieve his or her artistic goal. Two major artists working in British Columbia in the first half of the twentieth century used watercolour extensively: Emily Carr and Charles John Collings. At the Vancouve... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Ian Wallce: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography

Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography is a major survey exhibition of the work of one of Canada's most significant contemporary artists. Based in Vancouver, Wallace has played a critical role in the development of contemporary art since the late 1960s. His early experiments with monochromatic painting, his production of large-scale photographic tableaux and his juxtapositio... Visit Website

Vancouver Winter Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 03, 2012 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 10am - 2pm
  • Location: 30th and Ontario Street in the East Parking lot and Plaza of Nat Bailey Stadium
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Calling all local food enthusiasts! Visit Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium. Find delicious locally made food and enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it.

Vive les Voyageurs Winter Festival

Experience the rich French-Canadian culture that made Fort Langley so vibrant. Taste French-Canadian food, try finger-weaving, sing a voyageur song, and participate in other cultural activities. Regular admission applies; free for annual pass holders.