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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

Dine Out Vancouver and FHS EVENTS with The Donnelly Group present Le Bon Gout - High Fashion

  • Friday, February 01, 2013 - Friday, February 01, 2013
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Bar None
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Dine Out Vancouver and FHS EVENTS with The Donnelly Group present Le Bon Goût - High Fashion The epicenter of nightlife in Yaletown, Bar None's reputation as Vancouver's only true New York style nightclub is well deserved. Newly renovated, Bar None recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary and has maintained its Soho attitude. This hotspot has a warm, classic brick and wood interior and ... Visit Website

Dine Out Vancouver and Off The Eaten Track present Railtown Culinary Walking Tour

  • Friday, January 25, 2013 - Friday, February 01, 2013 (Every Friday)
  • Time: 1:15 pm
  • Location: H.A.V.E. Cafe
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1.30pm, 1.5 hours Meet at H.A.V.E Culinary Training Society, 374 Powel Street Never heard of Railtown before? Well you will soon. Railtown, the unofficial name for the area on the Northern tip of the Downtown Eastside, is an up-and-coming neighbourhood that is quickly becoming a hot spot in the city for amazing restaurants. We designed this tour specifically for Dine-Out Vancouver to showca... Visit Website

Early Music Vancouver presents Fire and Finesse: French Baroque Cantatas & Chamber Music

Fire & Finesse French Baroque Cantatas & Chamber Music Written for the glittering court of Versailles, this concert of cantatas and chamber music showcases the vibrancy and elegance of this remarkable period. Domique Labelle soprano Marc Destrubé violin Jacques Ogg harpsichord Natalie Mackie viola da gamba

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 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 and Asian-Canadian Special Events Association present King Lear

  • Friday, February 01, 2013 - Saturday, February 02, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: The Centre
  • Location: The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
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Contemporary Legend Theater (Taiwan) King Lear Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Asian-Canadian Special Events Association   February 1 & 2, 2013  8:00pm The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts, 777 Homer Street   This is King Lear as you have never experienced it before: Wu Hsin... Visit Website

The PuSh Festival presents Club PuSh - The Road Forward

  • Friday, February 01, 2013 - Friday, February 01, 2013
  • Venue: Performance Works
  • Location: Performance Works
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The Road Forward February 1, 8PM Created and directed by Marie Clements of Red Diva Projects, The Road Forward is a multi-media musical featuring award-winning Aboriginal vocalists Pura Fé, Jennifer Kreisberg and Leela Gilday, along with two-time Gemini Award winning performer Michelle St. John and many others. Inspired by the groundbreaking movement of the Native Brotherhood of Britis... Visit Website

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Dance Centre present Still Standing You

Pieter Ampe + Guilherme Garrido/CAMPO (Ghent) Still Standing You Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Dance Centre Tuesday-Wednesday January 29-30 + Friday-Saturday February 1-2, 8pm Post-show artist talkback January 30 The incendiary Belgian-Portuguese duo Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido burst on to the European dance scene five years ago and they... 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

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