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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

Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree & The PuSh Festival present Qualia

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013 - Saturday, February 02, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Progress Lab 1422
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Qualia Bachelor of Performing Arts Program (Vancouver, Canada) Presented with Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara and Vancouver Community College January 31-February 2, 8PM Matinee Feb 2 4PM Progress Lab 1422, 1422 William Street .......................... Qualia [ pl.n.(kwä-lç-ə)] an unfamiliar term for something that could not be more familiar: the way things seem to ... 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

Grapes of Laugh

Join our host, CBC, National Post and Vancouver Courier's Man-About-Town, Fred Lee for a fun evening with Wine Tasting, both a Silent and Live Auction and entertainment featuring a performance by Vancouver TheatreSports League! Grapes of Laugh is Vancouver TheatreSports League’s annual fundraising gala. Come down to The Improv Centre on Thursday January 31st and partake in bottles of wine, b... Visit Website

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

Media One Inc. presents Year of the Snake Expo 2013

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013 - Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: BC Place
  • Time: Varies daily
  • Location: BC Place
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Check out the Year of the Snake Expo 2013 ar BC Place from January 31st to February 3rd!  This extensive 4 day event has fun interactive activities for the whole family, authentic multicultural cuisine, specialty items for sale, and special live performances by some of the biggest names in the Asian music industry. Year of the Snake Expo 2013 BC Place, 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver Thurs... 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

Sense of Place: Exhibition of Young People’s Art at ArtStarts Gallery

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Friday, March 15, 2013 (Recurring every week day)
  • Time: Gallery open Tuesdays to Fridays 9am to 5pm.
  • Location: ArtStarts Gallery
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Sense of Place, a new exhibition at the ArtStarts Gallery, showcases artwork made by young people from schools across British Columbia in collaboration with professional artists. The students’ work explores themes of identity, land, community and home, fostering their sense of individuality as well as their sense of belonging. The gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesdays to Frid... 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 2013 PuSh Festival, The Cultch, and Dine Out Vancouver present Act I, Eat 1: I, Malvolio

Dinner served at 6pm Merchant's Oyster Bar, 1590 Commercial Performance at 8pm The Cultch, 1895 Venables The PuSh Festival pairs a delicious three-course meal at Merchant's Oyster Bar with a performance of I, Malvolio on The Drive during the 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival! Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night through the eyes of Shakespeare's most pent-up steward. I, Malvolio is a wild... Visit Website

The Beaumont Studios - Yoga Classes

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (Every Tuesday, Thursday)
  • Time: 4:30pm
  • Location: Beaumont Studios
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So what can you expect from Carrie's class? Expect the unexpected! In yoga we try to live without expectations. But basically in most of the classes I teach classic Hatha yoga with my own interpretations thrown in, and depending on your level and abilities I will guide you through both basic and more advanced postures with a combination of steady holding and dynamic motion. This will hopefully he... Visit Website

The Cultch present The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Pull up a chair and wet your whistle for an evening of anarchic theatre and live music at East Vancouver's own WISE Hall. The perfect winter-warmer, be swept along on Prudencia's enchanting dreamlike journey of self discovery, filled with magical moments, devilish encounters, and wittily wild karaoke.

The Cultch presents I, Malvolio

Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night through the eyes of Shakespeare's most pent-up steward. I, Malvolio is a wild, hilarious, and unsettling rant from a man ‘notoriously wronged'. A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, this one-man act of storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Suitable for audiences age 11+.

The PuSh Festival presents Club PuSh - Northern Soul, 30 Cecil Street & A Western

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Thursday, January 31, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Performance Works
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Northern Soul, 30 Cecil Street & A Western An evening of new English performance, presented with caravan January 30-31, 8PM Northern Soul Victoria Melody likes to join in. Her unusual ethnographic approach to art practice has found her living with pigeon fanciers and more recently learning to dance northern soul in stranger's living rooms. This comedic and charming performance features... Visit Website

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents Winners and Losers

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Saturday, February 02, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Studio T
  • Location: Studio T
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  Theatre Replacement / Neworld Theatre (Vancouver, Canada) Winners and Losers Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward's January 30 - February 2, 2013  8:00PM Matinee Feb 2, 2PM Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Post-Show Talkback January 31, Led by Tom Scholte Duration: 90 min, no intermission Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcu... 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 Food Tour presents Your Vancouver Brewery Experience

Ever wondered what really goes on inside that mysterious building located at the base of the Burrard Street bridge?  Now it's your chance to join Vancouver Food Tour and Molson Coors Canada and explore Western Canada's largest and most recognized brewery. Whether you're a visitor, a curious local, or simply a beer enthusiast, join us behind the scenes to get a look at this iconic Vancouver l... Visit Website

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