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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Jan 16 - Feb 4, 2018
Vancouver

The 2018 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is quickly approaching—only three more weeks until we heat things up on stages across Vancouver. Now is the time to map out your ultimate PuSh experience. We have lots on offer but shows are selling quick! Make your picks now and start 2018 feeling charged by transformative artistic experiences.


She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen - Directed by Keltie Forsyth
Jan. 18 – Feb. 3, 2018, (no show Sunday, Monday or Tuesday)
Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd.

In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90’s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek within us all. Two years after the death of her teenage sister Tilly, Agnes Evans discovers a mysterious notebook containing her sister's home-brewed Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Newly born hero, Agnes the Ass-hatted, undertakes an epic quest to save Tilly's soul and to learn about her sister's hidden life. SINGLE TICKETS: Adult: $24.50, Seniors: $16.50, Students: $11.50, Youth: $5.


Come Soar Over China at FlyOver Canada
Jan 18 – Feb 18, 2018 10am – 9pm Daily
Canada Place

Flight of the Dragon is back at FlyOver Canada for a limited time! During this special feature, you’ll first follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery - including the Great Wall of China, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the city of Shanghai and more. Then, you will take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, an exhilarating journey from east-to-west across Canada. Buy tickets online and save 15%!
The complete experience will last between 20 and 25 minutes and includes:

  • A celebratory Chinese New Year themed pre-show
  • Flight of the Dragon, a unique 6-minute flight ride experience over China
  • FlyOver Canada, a thrilling 8-minute flight ride experience coast-to-coast over Canada.

Broadway Across Canada welcomes "Motown the Musical"
February 6 - 11, 2018
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! 
Tickets from $45 to $130 ONLINE 
Motown is a registered trademark of UMG recordings, Inc.



Vancouver Artgallery

Housing a permanent collection of more than 10,000 artworks and featuring an ongoing rotation of world-class visiting exhibitions, the Vancouver Artgallery is a must-see stop for locals and visitors to Vancouver. Visit their web site for full details on current and upcoming events. www.vanartgallery.bc.ca 


FlyOver Canada

The ultimate flying ride experience, FlyOver Canada delivers an awe-inspiring trip across Canada from coast to coast, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to reveal some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring sights. Conveniently located at Canada Place in the heart of downtown Vancouver. www.flyovercanada.com 


Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

The Bill Reid Gallery is named after Bill Reid (1920 – 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canada's greatest artists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast. 639 Hornby St. 604.682.3455 

http://www.billreidgallery.ca/ 


cultchThe Cultch
1895 Venables St. (& Victoria Dr.) 

When the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (affectionately named "The Cultch" by its patrons) opened its doors for the first time, it was for a successful two week run of the Anna Wyman Dance Company. Since then, The Cultch's dedication to presenting contemporary theatre, dance and music have developed its reputation as one of Vancouver's finest cultural treasures. Its warmth and dedication to the arts have earned its place in the heart of the Vancouver community. Check out What's On and more: http://thecultch.com 


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The Vancouver Maritime Museum

WHAT'S NEW AT THE MUSEUM 

www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com  


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Tickets Tonight
Your source to entertainment, Tickets Tonight is Vancouver's only day-of, half-price ticket booth, and is a full-service Ticketmaster outlet. Located in the main Touristinfo Centre at 200 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver, Tickets Tonight sells tickets to select independent productions, special events and to all shows sold by Ticketmaster. Visit www.ticketstonight.ca 


fireworksCelebration of Light 2017

Vancouver’s annual international fire works competition takes place at English Bay, in the West End. Four nights of world class displays, two of which fall within Pride week. Starts from 10pm

Summer 2017: http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/  

  • July 29- Japan, Akariya Fireworks
  • August 02 – UK, Jubilee Fireworks
  • August 05 – Canada, Royal Pyrotechnie

No charge to attend, but be prepared for very large crowds.   


Theater_SportsVancouver Theatresports League

Upgrade discounts available.

Shows at the various venues on Granville Island.
Visit www.vtsl.com for up to date programming information.
 

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 604-280-4444 or The Arts Club Box Office at 604-687-1644

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