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A Cultch Presentation

A raw, intimate, and timely exploration of queer male Blackness. Three individuals seek a deeper understanding of themselves, of each other, and of how they encounter the world, subverting the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race are performed. MORE

Jan 16 – 20, 2018

Black Boys

Hot Topics

Historic Theatre

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The Cultch is dedicating a whole month to celebrate the power of female and female identifying voices. Join us this January as we feature performances and discussions that focus on the female experience! MORE

Jan 9 – Feb 4, 2018 

Femme January

Community + Dance + Theatre

Culture Lab, Historic Theatre, York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

<em>Hot Brown Honey</em> turns up the heat, delivering lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit that took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm. Packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, the Honeys will make you laugh, cry, clap and shake what your mama gave you. This stellar posse of phenomenal women make noise as they defiantly smash stereotypes and remix the system. Fighting The Power Never Tasted So Sweet. MORE

Jan 9 – 27, 2018

Hot Brown Honey

International + Uniquely Cultch

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

An audacious melding of art and science, this multidisciplinary adventure is a head-trip in the literal sense. MORE

Jan 17 – Feb 4, 2018

Reassembled, Slightly Askew

International + Theatre

Culture Lab

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Doireann is here and she wants to check if a few things are working. She’s going to be doing a couple of songs, a couple of poems, and maybe a few stories. She’s going to be doing a duet with her brother. He’s not here. She’s here. You’re here. Thanks very much for being here. MORE

Jan 24 – 28, 2018

I’m Not Here

International

Historic Theatre

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Join Jason, a wannabe DJ on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, and drug busts, he stumbles across his brother Daniel, an educated, homeless addict, living on the streets. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in three years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips, their history and city. But how long can this buzz last? MORE

Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2018

Dublin Oldschool

International

Historic Theatre

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Soft Cedar is proud to be presenting the release of the album version of this inspiring and important work. On February 2 at The York Theatre Khari will be joined by Tonye Aganaba, The Sojourners, Desiree Dawson, Jillian Christmas, and many others to release Freedom Singer and celebrate Black history and excellence. MORE

The Comic Strippers a male stripper parody and improv comedy show. Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A Show for all genders… 19+ only Warning! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. MORE

 Feb 3, 2018

The Comic Strippers

Comedy

York Theatre

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Beware the Jabberwock! Such is the frantic warning inscribed to us in the strange and ancient poem known as Jabberwocky… but what monster does it actually mean?  Is it fanged or flapping, furry or finned, ferocious or formless? Is it outside our bedroom door even now, drooling?  Or is it already amongst us?
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Feb 6 – 17, 2018

Jabberwocky

Puppetry + Uniquely Cultch

York Theatre

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Shopping malls become a portal into surreal worlds that carry the nuanced stories of loss and resilience from the Chinese diaspora. This multimedia performance investigates malls as racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash where fashion, food, and commodity tether communities to a vital sense of home. MORE

Feb 7 – 17, 2018

No Foreigners

World Premieres

Culture Lab

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Join Dorothy and her friends at our retelling of this classic tale! MORE

Feb 8th-10th, 2018

L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz by Anne Coulter Martens

Community

Historic Theatre

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Celebrated writer and performer Carmen Aguirre leads a Latin American dance lesson that flows into Carmen’s remarkable stories of intimacy, politics, culture, and the forgotten origins of the salsa. Explore the hidden dance halls in Canada while DJ Don Pedro creates an irresistible musical scene that will get even the most reluctant dancer up on her feet! MORE

Feb 13 – 24, 2018

Broken Tailbone

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Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Inspired by Chaplin and Keaton, Baccalà’s enthralling physicality and exquisite expression has been delighting audiences the world over. A breathtaking pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics, you’ll be laughing long after you leave the theatre. MORE

Feb 20 – Mar 4, 2018

Pss Pss

Circus + Family

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Join us to Celebrate the ancient culture of Persia at our 9th Annual Fundraising Gala. This year we celebrate Persia, 2500 years of West Asian Culture. MORE

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May 18th, 2006. Jules and Fiona, best friends and teenage dirtbags, come to their senses in a park after a night for the ages. With little to no memory of how they got there, they discover the antidote to their fireball-induced amnesia: Ritalin. As they piece together the night in order to find out where the After After Party is, they come to terms with the deeds they have done… Absurd. Outrageous. Over-the-top. MORE

Mar 6 – 17, 2018

The After After Party

Local Gems

Culture Lab

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Known for his stand out involvement in groups such as Steps Ahead, the Mingus Band and the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin made music headlines most recently when he and his group were chosen to back David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar (stylised as ?), released on Bowie’s 69th birthday and just two days before he died. MORE

Mar 7, 2017

Donny McCaslin

York Theatre

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March 10-11, 2018

OZ!

Musical

Historic Theatre

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The 10th edition of Vancouver’s annual Francophone Comedy Event is back! Presented by Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver in collaboration with Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, this show brings together well-known and emerging francophone comedians to delight the audience with a memorable evening of comedy, in French. MORE

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A Cultch Presentation

In Nicolas Billon’s <em>Butcher</em>, an old man in a strange uniform is dropped off at a police station at 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve. He refuses to speak English, and has a meat hook dangling from his neck. Impaled on the hook is the business card of a local lawyer and the words “Arrest Me.” Haunted by events a world away, a victim confronts the perpetrator of a war crime in a struggle for truth. MORE

Mar 20 – 31, 2018

Butcher

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Historic Theatre

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Two heterosexual men – one of whom likes to dress in women’s clothes – just happen to fall in love with one another. An exploration of the constructs we adopt to make our own realities and ways of imagining a life that’s not only endurable but quite possibly magical. MORE

Apr 17 – 29, 2018

The Explanation

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Culture Lab

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Ontroerend Goed, creators of <em>Fight Night</em>, bring us a new piece about the end of humanity and what comes after: no more talk about the old days, about what’s possible. No more words. A world without us. MORE

Apr 17 – 29, 2018

World Without Us

International

Historic Theatre

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The second concert in the Soft Cedar series presents Andrew Yong Hoon Lee of Holy Hum.
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April 21, 2018

Holy Hum

Community + Music

York Theatre

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A youngster decides to look after his mother in the last months of her life. Starting from run-of-the-mill situations and objects, he embarks on a quirky voyage through her past and that of the world. MORE

Apr 25 – May 5, 2018

The History of the World Based on Banalities

International

York Theatre

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Comically Dark Unapologetically political. A play about pipelines.  MORE

May 8 – 12, 2018

Bears

Drama + Hot Topics

Historic Theatre

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Les Filles du Roi is a gorgeous new trilingual musical from the creators of last season’s groundbreaking Children of God. MORE

May 15-27, 2018

Les Filles du Roi

Drama

York Theatre

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The third concert in the Soft Cedar series presents Lightning Dust.
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June 2, 2018

Lightning Dust

Community + Music

Historic Theatre

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