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Dec. 6-11, 2016

A Christmas Carol In Gay Apparel

Comedy + Community

Culture Lab

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Four men work in a sheltered workshop doing mundane work. Tired of the way they've been treated, they rebel and barricade themselves in the washroom. MORE

Nov. 30 - Dec.10

CREEPS

Theatre

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Here she comes! Little Red Riding Hood is bombing down the Adanac bike trail to deliver a basket of goodies to her sweet little granny. Easy right? Not in An East Van Panto where everything gets real whacky, real fast! Cheer Little Red along as she battles everything from bike thieves to distracted drivers to The Big Bad Wolf. And what the heck are Three Little Pigs doing here?! MORE

Nov 23, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016

East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood

Comedy + Family + Music + Theatre

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Works by Trevor Arntzen and Tristesse Seeliger. MORE

Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2016

Works by Trevor Arntzen and Tristesse Seeliger

Art

Gallery

VOCW New Years Eve Dance
VOCW New Years Eve Dance

Ring in the New Year and dance the night away with the Vancouver Outdoor Club for Women! Best women's party of the year at one of the classiest venues in the city. Fabulous DJ Denise. Dance room and bar/pub room. Light snacks served and champagne at midnight. MORE

Dec 31, 2016

VOCW New Years Eve Dance

Community + Dance + Music

Founders' Lounge, Gallery

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A Cultch Presentation

Inspired by his father's deployment in Afghanistan, Sean Harris Oliver's searing new play investigates the Afghan war through the eyes of a Canadian field medic, a doctor, and a recovery room nurse. MORE

Jan 10 – 21, 2017

The Fighting Season

Drama + Theatre

Culture Lab

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A Cultch Presentation

The flipbook is now a curio to most of us, but for Volker Gerling it’s something much more profound: a mode of moving image
that captures the human presence in stillness as much as motion. MORE

Jan 24 - 26, 2017

Portraits in Motion

Interdisciplinary

York Theatre

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Mouthpiece
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A Cultch Presentation

Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. The push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression: this is the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head. Interweaving a cappella harmony, text, and movement – Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humourous, and heart-wrenching journey into the female pysche. MORE

Jan 31 – Feb 5, 2017

Mouthpiece

Dance + Music + Theatre

Historic Theatre

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The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story. It has now grown to become one of the largest comedy tours in Canada. Don’t miss out on the comedy show called “Better than the Just for Laughs tour” and “Delivers a Flurry of Laughs.” MORE

Feb 11, 2017

Snowed In Comedy Tour

Comedy

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

A full-length solo performance from award-winning artistic director, choreographer and performer, Santee Smith (TransMigration), exploring Indigenous sources from the perspective of an unbroken continuum. The spellbinding score features elemental voices of Inuit singers Tanya Tagaq and Nelson Tagoona with musical composition by Cris Derksen, Jesse Zubot, Michael Red, and Adrian Harjo. MORE

Feb 15 – 19, 2017

NeoIndigenA

Dance

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

am a explores identity through the lens of Neuroplasticity, a science that examines the brain’s capacity for change. But how do we change our brains? And if we can change, how far can we go? Using personal text, scientific writings, dance, song, and frivolity to explore personal confrontation. am/a is a celebration of being human. Of daring to succeed. Of daring to fail. MORE

Feb 21 – Mar 4, 2017

am a

Theatre

Culture Lab

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Feb 24, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! Festival

Comedy + Community

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

A candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery: home of raucous service, celebrity sightings, and hearts of gold. Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine) and Anton Lipovetsky (Broken Sex Doll) sink their teeth into the whimsy and heart of real life café owners Patrice and Bryan and explore how we age together in a Technicolor world. MORE

Mar 1 – 12, 2017

Elbow Room Café: The Musical

Comedy + Music + Theatre

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Returning after THREE sold out runs, don’t miss your chance to see the production The Georgia Straight called “one of the best shows you’ll ever see.” Each performance will be different, daring, ridiculous, and on the edge of the hands of renowned puppeteer provocateur Ronnie Burkett and his resident company of over 40 marionettes. For ages 19+ MORE

Mar 21 – Apr 9, 2017

The Daisy Theatre

Comedy + Theatre

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Choreographer/creator Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg presents an exciting blend of dance and theatre with her signature comic sensibilities. how to be is a close up look at how we think we "should" be, how we think others "should be," and the beautiful failure of it all. MORE

Apr 11 – 15, 2017

How To Be

Dance + Theatre

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Le Patin Libre is creating a new kind of ice dancing, far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating. There are no sparkles, no stereotypes, and no fuzzy animal costumes. An all-ages spectacle of dizzying spins, spiralling arabesques, and maximum fun. MORE

Apr 18 – 30, 2017

Vertical Influences

Dance

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DakhaBrakha
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A Cultch Presentation

DakhaBrakha is world music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music. MORE

April 21, 2017

DakhaBrakha

Music

York Theatre

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Mump & Smoot
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A Cultch Presentation

The famed Canadian clown duo return to The Cultch with a new work that will take Vancouver audiences yet again into the giddy, scary world of pure imagination. In their twisted netherworld, Mump and Smoot are confronted by a myriad of nightmarish obstacles that present themselves at every turn. MORE

Apr 26  – May 7, 2017

Mump and Smoot in Anything

Comedy + Theatre

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

This year we are proud to celebrate our nation's 150th anniversary with our theme: Oh, Canada! It promises to be an evening full of surprises, paradoxes, and extraordinary entertainment! Enjoy great wine, food, and entertainment, all themed around our amazing country! MORE

La Merda
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A Cultch Presentation

A naked Silvia Gallerano sings and howls this provocative and critically acclaimed text. Her rage and bravery reveal revolting secrets, and a modern society that is powerful, desperate, vulnerable, and cutting. A multi-award winning sell-out hit across Europe, La Merda is truly shocking and truly brilliant. MORE

May 2 – 13, 2017

La Merda

International + Theatre

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. MORE

May 17 – Jun 3, 2017

Children of God

Drama + Music + Theatre

York Theatre

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