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Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015
Museum of Anthropology University of British Columbia 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
604-827-5932
Presented by UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth is a thought-provoking exhibition of contemporary art vi...

The Holidays at Highstreet

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
VENUE: Highstreet Shopping Centre ADDRESS: 3122 Mt Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC
The holidays are in full swing with festive activities and fun at Highstreet! Enjoy an outdoor show with an 80-piece marching band, live performances,...

Lougheed Town Centre Holiday Magic

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
VENUE: Lougheed Town Centre ADDRESS: Austin Avenue & North Road, Burnaby, BC.
Calling all Christmas lovers! The holidays are in full swing with festive activities for the whole family. Enjoy late night shopping hours, live enter...

Piga Picha!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Saturday, April 4, 2015
Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia 6393 NW Marine Drive Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
604.827.5932
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents the North American premiere of Piga Picha! opening November 25, 2014 through April 4, 2015 at MOA (6393 NW M...

Celebrate the Holidays with Scuba Claus at Vancouver Aquarium

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Vancouver Aquarium - Stanley Park
604-659-3777
Scuba Claus is back for his annual visit at the expanded Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Enjoy the return of nostalgic memories as you redis...

24 Days of Giving at Brentwood

Monday, December 1, 2014 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
VENUE: Brentwood Town Centre ADDRESS: 4567 Lougheed Hwy #260, Burnaby BC
Brentwood is getting in the holiday spirit this December with 24 Days of Giving, offering over $10,000 in giveaways from favourite retailers with a ne...

Cinderella: An East Van Panto

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Sunday, December 28, 2014
York Theatre, 639 Commerical Dr.
604.251.1363
Presented by The Cultch and Theatre Replacement, Dec 3 – 28, 2014, 7pm (2pm matinees Sat & Sun, Christmas Eve, Dec 26-28), at the York Theatre, 639 ...

Wide Awake Hearts co-presented by Hardline Productions and Twenty Something Theatre

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Saturday, December 20, 2014
Little Mountain Gallery (195 east 26th avenue, Vancouver)
604.441.8410
From the companies who brought you 'Speech & Debate' and 'Of Mice and Men', Twenty Something Theatre and Hardline Productions proudly present the West...

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015
Waterfront Theatre 1412 Cartwright Street Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y5
604-669-3410
Carousel Theatre for Young People presents the uplifting musical adaptation of a classic Roald Dahl tale - James and the Giant Peach, Granville Island...

Timberline Ranch Country Christmas 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014
Timberline Ranch 22351 144th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2P8
6044639278
Leave the busy city behind, and enjoy the short trip to a 73 acre horse ranch in Maple Ridge that has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland. He...

Chelsea Hotel

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Saturday, January 3, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“The harmonies are as thick as cabaret smoke” – Georgia Straight A special Christmas run of the Firehall’s smash hit musical! Leonard Cohen...

The Goh Ballet's the Nutcracker

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Monday, December 22, 2014
The Centre, 777 Homer St, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2W1
604.872.4014 ext 217
A heart-warming journey into a magical world, the Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker production is the perfect holiday treat for your family. Since the product...

COOKEILIDH - Christmas at Craigdarroch

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Craigdarroch Castle 1050 Joan Cres. Victoria BC
COOKEILIDH - Christmas at Craigdarroch An hour of livey Celtic and yuletide music performed by Cookeilidh in the beautiful setting of Craigdarroch C...

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014
Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver V6B 2P1
604.263.7061
The Western Front, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land while singing Stille Nacht, and...

Shine

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Ryerson United Church, 2195 W 45th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
604-770-1770
Celebrate a Gospel Music Christmas with The Marcus Mosely Chorale Saturday December 20th at 7:30 pm. Artistic & Musical Directors: Marcus Mosely, Bil...

Early Music Vancouver: J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 6265 Crescent Road Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
604-822-9197
Sunday, December 21 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC (6265 Crescent Road.) The iconic programme & annual tradition will see fo...

White Spot’s Christmas Day Luncheon

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Thursday, December 25, 2014
Kingsway (at Knight Street) – Benefiting Variety – The Children’s Charity 1476 Kingsway Vancouver, B.C. Richmond Centre – Benefiting Richmond Hospital Foundation Unit 1902 – 6551 No. 3 Road Richmond, B.C.
Ho! Ho! Ho! White Spot is preparing to embrace the holiday spirit with their annual Christmas Day Luncheon on December 25. The Kingsway Vancouver and ...

New Year's Eve Glitz & Glamour Dinner & Dance

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Hilton Metrotown 6083 McKay Ave Burnaby, BC
604-945-9010
It’s that time of the year again! Shine up those dancing shoes and get ready to party at the hottest New Year’s Eve event in the city at the Hilto...

Chelsea Hotel - New Year's Eve Party

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova
6046890926
This New Year's Eve check into New York’s infamous hotel—a place full of music and enchantment, desire and passion. This fabulous bohemian party i...

WinterJam100

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - Saturday, January 31, 2015
Comox Valley
Jam your January in 2015 with WinterJAM100! This Vancouver Island Festival will be heating up the Comox Valley with 31 days of multi-venue concerts, ...

Montroyal Elementary Christmas Tree Chipping Event

Sunday, January 4, 2015
Montroyal Elementary School - 5310 Sonora Drive, North Vancouver
604-903-3650
When Christmas is over, and you are looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your Christmas tree, come along to Montroyal Elementary ...

Kayak

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - Saturday, January 17, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“Smart, funny, political: if this play were a guy, I’d date him.” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight BMW-driving, bleached-blond Annie I...

Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - Saturday, March 14, 2015
Satellite Gallery 2nd Floor 560 Seymour st Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
604-681-8425
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 is an exhibition, website and publication that...

PuSh Assembly

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
604.605.8284
604.605.8284
PuSh Assembly – Presented by PuSh Festival and SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies. Connect and share ideas and perspectives, reflect upon ind...

So Blue

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W. Hastings St. V6B 1H4
So Blue – Presented by PuSh Festival, 149 Arts Society and DanceHouse. For 30 years, Louise Lecavalier has pushed the limits of human movement. With...

PostSecret: The Show

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Saturday, February 7, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
CANADIAN PREMIERE - A visual, auditory, and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions, and confessions. Wi...

2015 Vancouver International Boat Show

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - Sunday, January 25, 2015
BC Place + Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina
604.637.6650
Vancouver, BC – Western Canada’s largest boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show, is returning in the New Year, giving boaters an early s...

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Waterfront Theatre 1412 Cartwright V6H 3Y5
604.684.2787
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik – By Tim Watts, presented by PuSh Festival and Vancouver International Children’s Festival. The oceans have risen ...

It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse, My Friend

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St. V6B 2G6
604.684.2787
It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse, My Friend – By Lisbeth Gruwez, presented by PuSh Festival and The Dance Centre. In a bravura display ...

The Christeene Machine

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Performance Works / Club PuSh 1218 Cartwright St. V6H 3R8
604.684.2787
The Christeene Machine – Presented by PuSh Festival at Club PuSh (Performance Works). A gender-blending, booty-pounding queer perversion of punk dra...

Re-calculating

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Saturday, January 24, 2015
CBC Studio 700
Realwheels Theatre is proud to present Re-calculating, the newest play from this award-winning, disability-based professional theatre company. Co-w...

Human Library

Friday, January 23, 2015
Vancouver Public Library 350 W. Georgia St. V6B 6B1
Human Library – Presented by PuSh Festival with ZeeZee Theatre. A simple yet compelling premise: borrow a book, discover a life. Engage in an eye-op...

Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society

Friday, January 23, 2015
Contemporary Art Gallery 555 Nelson St. V6B 6R5
Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society – By Grace Schwindt, presented by PuSh Festival and Contemporary Art Gallery. A film installation t...

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
World-infamous, all-male ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo return to Vancouver for a sensational, one-night only performance on Ja...

Le Grand Continental®

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Le Grand Continental® - By Sylvain Émard Danse, presented by PuSh Festival and the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, and The Dance Ce...

1999 / The Hole in the Coffin

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Performance Works / Club PuSh 1218 Cartwright St. V6H 3R8
604.684.2787
1999 / The Hole in the Coffin – Presented by PuSh Festival at Club PuSh (Performance Works). Gérald Kurdian mines this divide between the imagined...

cesnaʔem, the city before the city at MOA

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Museum of Anthropology 6393 NW Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) partner on a transformative journey to explore an ancient l...

Fish Eyes Trilogy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Cultch 1895 Venables St. V5L 2H6
604.251.1363
Fish Eyes Trilogy – By Anita Majumdar, presented by PuSh Festival and The Cultch. Wunderkind Anita Majumdar plays three teen girls growing up in sma...

Dark Matter

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W. Hastings St. V6B 1H4
604.684.2787
Dark Matter – By Kate McIntosh, presented by PuSh Festival and SFU Woodward’s. Kate McIntosh takes the weightiest issues—time, space and existen...

Le Cargo

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St. V6B 2G6
604.684.2787
Le Cargo – By Studios Kabako, presented by PuSh Festival and The Dance Centre. Faustin Linyekula is a spellbinding dancer and storyteller who transp...

Sonic Elder

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Performance Works / Club PuSh 1218 Cartwright St. V6H 3R8
604.684.2787
Sonic Elder – By The Chop Theatre, presented by PuSh Festival with Theatre Conspiracy at Club PuSh (Performance Works). Six Vancouver music legends ...

7 Important Things

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W. Hastings St. V6B 1H4
604.684.2787
7 Important Things – By STO Union, presented by PuSh Festival, Neworld Theatre and SFU Woodward’s. George Acheson was a rebel with a cause. He liv...

Phantasmagoria

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Roundhouse 181 Roundhouse Mews V6Z 2W3
Phantasmagoria: Circus of Dreams – By Loose Leaf Collective, presented by PuSh Festival with Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara and Vanco...

Hour of the Wolf

Friday, January 30, 2015
Performance Works / Club PuSh 1218 Cartwright St. V6H 3R8
604.684.2787
Hour of the Wolf – Presented by PuSh Festival at Club PuSh (Performance Works). Eye of Newt returns to Club PuSh with Norwegian vocalist Sissel Vera...

FUSE

Friday, January 30, 2015
Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St. V6Z 2H7
FUSE – Presented by PuSh Festival and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver’s favourite art and social event! An unforgettable night of visual art ...

Char Bagh

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Performance Works / Club PuSh 1218 Cartwright St. V6H 3R8
604.684.2787
Char Bagh – By Digital Handloom. Presented by PuSh Festival at Club PuSh (Performance Works). Mandeep Sethi spits hip hop with a social conscience; ...

Sun Belt: Cabalcor

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Performance Works / Club PuSh 1218 Cartwright St. V6H 3R8
604.684.2787
Sun Belt: Cabalcor - Presented by PuSh Festival with Theatre Conspiracy at Club PuSh (Performance Works). Sun Belt’s debut album is adapted into an ...

Iva Bittová

Monday, February 2, 2015
Fox Cabaret 2321 Main St. V5T 3C9
604.879.9888
Iva Bittová – Presented by PuSh Festival and Music on Main. Iva Bittová is an avant-garde composer who sings and plays violin infused with the sp...

Sea Sick

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Roundhouse 181 Roundhouse Mews V6Z 2W3
604.684.2787
Sea Sick – Presented by PuSh Festival. Journalist Alanna Mitchell tells the story of our oceans and the huge risk their degradation poses to human l...

Cinema Imaginaire

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
110-750 Hamilton Street (meeting point)
604.605.8284
Cinema Imaginaire – By Lotte van den Berg, and presented by PuSh Festival and the Contemporary Art Gallery. In small groups, at an outdoor location,...

Steppenwolf

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Russian Hall 600 Campbell Ave. V6A 3K1
604.684.2787
Steppenwolf – By Fight with a Stick, presented by PuSh Festival. Inspired by Herman Hesse’s novel of self-reflection, the audience is seated befor...

Time Machine

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St. V6B 2G6
604.684.2787
Time Machine – By MACHiNENOiSY, presented by PuSh Festival and The Dance Centre. Featuring eight children and seven professional dancers, this new w...

Cineastas

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W. Hastings St. V6B 1H4
604.684.2787
Cineastas – By Mariano Pensotti, presented by PuSh Festival with SFU Woodward’s. The lives of four Argentinian filmmakers, and the four movies the...

The Road Forward

Thursday, February 5, 2015
York Theatre 639 Commercial Dr. V5L 3W3
604.251.1363
The Road Forward – By red diva projects with Visceral Visions, presented by PuSh Festival, The Cultch and Touchstone Theatre. A multimedia blues/roc...

Tomboy Survival Guide

Friday, February 6, 2015
Performance Works / Club PuSh 1218 Cartwright St. V6H 3R8
604.684.2787
Tomboy Survival Guide – by Ivan Coyote, presented by PuSh Festival at Club PuSh (Performance Works). Part anthem, part campfire story and part instr...

Las Cafeteras

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Performance Works / Club PuSh 1218 Cartwright St. V6H 3R8
604.990.7810
Las Cafeteras – Presented by PuSh Festival and Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Club PuSh (Performance Works). An intoxicating ...

Children's Arts Festival

Monday, February 9, 2015 - Monday, February 9, 2015
Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
6042764320
The Richmond Cultural Centre will be transformed into a vibrant and colourful festival atmosphere involving fully interactive workshops, activities an...

NTU/Skwatta

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - Saturday, February 14, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“Mantsoe is an artist of fierce uniqueness… He combines entertainment, history, and spirituality with an earthshaking expressiveness that audience...

BC Home + Garden Show

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - Sunday, February 22, 2015
BC Place Stadium 777 Pacific Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8 BC Place Stadium 777 Pacific Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8 BC Place Stadium, 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
778-878-5829
The BC Home + Garden Show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside and out. With expert insights from local and interna...

BC Home + Garden Show

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - Sunday, February 22, 2015
BC Place, 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
The BC Home + Garden Show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside and out. With expert insights from local and interna...

Made in China

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - Saturday, February 21, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
WORLD PREMIERE – This Chinese-Canadian exploration of cultural identity is co-created and performed by Wen Wei Dance Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang;...

Seedy Sat/Sun & Garden Expo

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Sunday, February 22, 2015
Historic Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Drive, Ladner
604-940-0937
Seedy Sat/Sun brings together garden enthusists of all levels, urban farmers & seed savers who are passionate about gardening. Bring your seeds to sw...

The Village

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
A one-woman show by Canadian artist Tina Milo, whose Serbian heritage infuses this unique and darkly humorous fusion of physical theatre, live music, ...

ribcage: this wide passage

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
The startling true story of Esther Brandeau, a Jewish woman from the French Basque region who arrives in 18th century Quebec City as a Christian male ...

VanMan Choral Summit Concert

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, UBC, Vancouver V6T 1Z1
604.263.7061
The exhilarating conclusion to the VanMan Choral Summit features solo sets from the area’s best male choruses, plus a magnificent mass choir finale....

ANTIQUE EXPO AT TRADEX

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
at the Tradex Exhibition Center 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
604 316 1933
ANTIQUE EXPO AT TRADEX March 21 & 22 2015 at the Tradex Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5 Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Sund...

Proud

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Firehall Arts Centre
6046890926
“Comic gold… it’s a real pleasure to be able to laugh at Canadian politics” – Georgia Straight Last season’s runaway hit comedy returns...

Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society AOS Show & Sale

Friday, April 10, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Nanaimo North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, BC
250-585-5006
Annual Show and Sale: April 10th - 12th, 2015 Friday: 9:30am - 9:00pm Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:30pm Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm No admission charge. ...

Chor Leoni - The Dream We Carry

Sunday, April 19, 2015
West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave, West Vancouver V7V 1S4
604.263.7061
The poetry of Leonard Cohen and the music of choral superstar Eriks Ešenvalds meet in the premiere of the first commission funded by the Diane Loome...

Chor Leoni Idol

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Vancouver FanClub, 1050 Granville St, Vancouver V6Z 1L2
604.263.7061
Karaoke supremacy is on the line as eight of Chor Leoni’s most entertaining singers vie for the title of Chor Leoni Idol in the return of this popul...

Chor Leoni - Manely Canadian

Monday, June 29, 2015
BMO Mainstage tent at Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park, Vancouver
604.263.7061
For decades Canadian acts have trended on the Billboard charts. This vast musical treasure-trove provides the material for Manely Canadian, our showca...

Richmond Maritime Festival

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - Sunday, August 9, 2015
Britannia Shipyards, Richmond
6042764320
The Richmond Maritime Festival celebrates all things waterfront at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. From wooden boats to model boats, w...

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