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Origins showcases the multicultural mosaic and heritage in Canada. It honours the arts and culture of our First Nations, as well as, conveys a strong message of unity and intercultural understanding at a time of rising xenophobia and Islamophobia. This is essential, since our target audience is from all backgrounds and walks of life. MORE

April 25, 2019

Origins

Music

Historic Theatre

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Come celebrate Kickstart Disability Arts and Cultures 21st anniversary with a concert featuring a visual arts presentation by Mujtaba Saloojee, a performance by David Roche, and a music by Gaelynn Lea! MORE

Friday, April 26, 2019

Gaelynn Lea in concert

Community

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

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Apr 26 - May 4, 2019

IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival 2019

Ignite + Theatre

Other

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Since the beginning of time, people have been striving to establish a sense of belonging to their surroundings. Just as the roots of a tree find their way and cling to the earth, we express our love to our land and Mother Nature through songs like these. They are light, yet they contain the four elements of nature… Wind, Earth, Fire, and Water… MORE

April 26, 2019

Roots

Music

York Theatre

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On Telegrams, the songs feel like short stories; three-and-a-half minute snippets of fictional lives. A fan of short fiction, TARIQ found characters in stories by some of his favourite authors, including American fiction writer Lorrie Moore and the late Chilean author Roberto Bolaño, and cast them as leads in his songs. Written in his Vancouver apartment on an acoustic guitar, the songs were eventually shaped by an accomplished band featuring Sam Davidson, John Walsh, and Skye Brooks. MORE

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Performances by current students and graduates of Flamenco Rosario’s professional training & mentorship program. MORE

May 4, 2019

Regeneration

Dance

Culture Lab

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An evening of entertainment to start the conversation about mental health in youth. MORE

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A Cultch Presentation

Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box MORE

May 07 - 19, 2019

NASSIM

Historic Theatre

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VoiceStory exists to provide a safe, positive space where any adult, regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation, can share a moment of their lives and inspire others. MORE

March 11–Jun 10, 2019

VoiceStory—Live

Community

Culture Lab

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Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz—Indigifunk Album Release
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The latest evolution in Upintheair Theatre’s fifteen-year history of Festival production, rEvolver takes place each May at The Cultch in East Vancouver. MORE

May 22 - Jun 2, 2019

rEvolver Passes

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Surfing, dentistry, and a family story that can't be told. MORE

May 22–26

Other Inland Empires

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Historic Theatre

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A hilarious and heartfelt storytelling show that challenges what a “normal” family can look like. MORE

May 22–26, 2019

AKWARD HUG

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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Satirical feminist sketch comedy bringing change one expertly timed abortion joke at a time.
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May 22–25, 2019

Lady Parts

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Historic Theatre

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A comedy about being watched.
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May 23–26, 2019

SURVEIL

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Historic Theatre

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May 23–June 2, 2019

my dear Lewis

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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An intimate theatrical experience where strangers transform into friends. MORE

May 24–26, 2019

Perfect Strangers

rEvolver Theatre Festival

The Cultch

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May 24–30, 2019

The Way You Carry On (Part of the Killjoy Play Series)

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Jim Green House Studio

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Azevedo replicates dance solos by tween and teen dancers drawn from YouTube dance competitions MORE

May 24–June 2, 2019

Contemporary Dance Solo

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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Angelo has appeared on hit TV shows such as “Mad Men”, “Sullivan and Son”, and “Blue Mountain State”. He headlines worldwide and has been touring with Vince Vaughn’s “Wild West Comedy Show”. MORE

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A multimedia exploration of body autonomy and non-binary identity in a dystopian Japan. MORE

May 25–June 1, 2019

Fireflies (Part of the Killjoy Play Series)

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Jim Green House Studio

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The Killjoy Series presents three new works by female and non-binary playwrights.
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May 26–June 1, 2019

Burqa Boutique (Part of the Killjoy Play Series)

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Jim Green House Studio

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Whenever you tell yourself “I DO NOT FIND THIS EROTIC” and a little snag churns your gut and whispers that you’re in denial, Mr. Truth is with you. MORE

May 29–June 1, 2019

Mr. Truth

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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Can a man get in touch with his femininity without losing his balls? Meet Larry, from Moose Creek, BC. He's “no idiom”, and he'll be the first to tell you that he's handier than a pocket on the back of a shirt! MORE

May 29–June 1, 2019

LARRY

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Jim Green House Studio

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Unlikely friendships shatter on the dance floor. MORE

May 30–June 2, 2019

BODY SO FLUORESCENT

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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A comedy walking tour of Vancouver’s most “haunted” locations. MORE

May 30–June 2, 2019

Fake Ghost Tours

rEvolver Theatre Festival

The Cultch

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With Préfère novembre Louis-José is taking a decisive stance: yes, he admits it, he describes himself as “slow”, out of sync with the times in which immediate gratification is what everybody wants. MORE

May 30-31, 2019

Louis-José Houde

York Theatre

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4 audience members. 1 table. $1000.00 in cash. Limitless possibilities. MORE

May 31–June 2, 2019

4inXchange

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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June 01, 2019

In Plain Sight

Historic Theatre

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Join us June 1-9 for exciting Canadian theatre, fun audience encounters, and dynamic conversations. MORE

June 01 - 09, 2019

Magnetic North Theatre Festival Pass

The Cultch

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Aug 13-25, 2019

Deep Into Darkness

Drama

Culture Lab, Founders' Lounge, Historic Theatre, The Cultch

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A Cultch Presentation

A variety of ground-breaking artists—from here and around the world—will take over all three of our Cultch stages for eight explosive nights of bold, fresh, and extraordinary performance. MORE

OCT 02–12, 2019

Raven Transforming Cabaret Festival

Cabaret

The Cultch

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A Cultch Presentation

In Take d Milk, Nah?, Parasram blends personal storytelling and ritual to walk an audience through the Hin-do’s and Hin-don’ts at the intersections of these cultures. MORE

OCT 16–26, 2019

Take d Milk, Nah?

Culture Lab

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A Cultch Presentation

Maya is hikikomori—an extreme recluse—who has spent the last six years in her bedroom exploring Virtual Reality. Until one day, she meets a mysterious player online who challenges her to the ultimate quest: saving her own father’s life. MORE

NOV 06–17, 2019

Kuroko

Drama

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

East Van Panto returns for a seventh year, welcoming back the creative team behind last year’s hit Wizard of Oz. MORE

NOV 20, 2019–JAN 05, 2020

East Van Panto: Pinocchio

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Mînowin connects coastal landscapes with contemporary perspectives of customary Indigenous dance forms. MORE

NOV 20–24, 2019

Mînowin

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

They’re back! After their bulldozing debut at the York two seasons ago, the eclectic world of Vancouver’s beloved Elbow Room Café returns for a holiday tribute you won’t soon forget. MORE

DEC 10–29, 2019

Holiday at the Elbow Room Café

Comedy

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

In this absorbing drama infused with science and classical music, three exceptional minds collide like charged particles in an accelerator. MORE

JAN 07–19, 2020

Infinity

Drama

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

This all-female circus party will uncork your expectations like a bottle of cheap champagne. Dripping with autonomy, The WonderWombs is reinventing circus and winking at your surprise. MORE

JAN 14–19, 2020

The WonderWombs

Circus

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

A world of shadows, projections, actors, live musicians, and acrobats will transport the audience to an ancient world when life had not known death, days had not seen light, and where Inuit had not met white people. MORE

JAN 22–25, 2020

Unikkaaqtuat

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

In O’wet, a woman falls through a black hole in her little blue house on the reserve. There, she meets her Granny Rose in the shape of a wolf, who guides her on a spirit canoe journey to retrieve her soul from the land of the dead. MORE

JAN 23–FEB 01, 2020

O’wet

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Welcome to “The New Now”—a time when written language has been suppressed and forgotten and hand-drawn love letters have become a powerful act of defiance. MORE

FEB 04–MAR 01, 2020

Forget Me Not

Secret Location

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A Cultch Presentation

A show about fate and destiny, a decade in the making. Ten years ago, four artists in their late 20s travelled across the country and interviewed 100 people, aged 1 to 100, about what they believed in. MORE

FEB 04–08, 2020

KISMET, things have changed

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

An exhilarating breath of fresh air. Six of Montréal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious mechanics of breathing, and interpret its life-giving rhythm. MORE

FEB 12–15, 2020

Ghost

Dance

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

2018 Cultchivating the Fringe Award Winner. A true story—depending on who you ask. A one-woman comedy about the relationship between two sisters and what happens when one of them changes. MORE

FEB 19–29, 2020

BIG Sister

Culture Lab

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A Cultch Presentation

On stage, a group of gamer/performers aged 11 to 46 enact different mother-son narratives—from the Beowulf saga, to Bambi, to The Terminator—using the video game Minecraft. MORE

MAR 18–22, 2020

MINE

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Written by Emil Sher, and based on Canadian journalist Ian Brown’s memoir of life with his son, The Boy in the Moon tells a deeply moving story about a family raising a child with a severe disability. MORE

MAR 31–APR 11, 2020

The Boy in the Moon

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

A glittery bomb of circus, cabaret, and boylesque! MORE

APR 14–MAY 03, 2020

Briefs

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

From mischief makers to brats, witness the boys from Briefs in an all out brat-attack just for kids! You will see hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights, and some cheeky clowning antics suitable for kids of all ages—and even the parents. MORE

APR 19, 26, & MAY 3, 2020: 2PM

Brat Kids Carnival

York Theatre

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