Bastards dance, Birdman drums, Ghetto Blaster confronts at Vancouver’s 2018 PuSh Festival

An image from Eternal Tides, one performance only at the 2018 PuSh Festival.

Earlier this week, the 2018 PuSh Festival schedule was announced. As always, there’s a plethora of international talent coming to town, presenting shows that range from dance to theatre to movies with live musical accompaniment.

Below are some of our picks for the performing arts festival, which runs Jan 16-Feb. 4 at various venues in downtown Vancouver. (Click on titles to view trailers.) Tickets are on sale now.

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Bastards dance, Birdman drums, Ghetto Blaster confronts at Vancouver’s 2018 PuSh Festival

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 23, 2017

It’s on. The sun has made itself scarce and this weekend Vancouver has begun to deploy the yearly brigade against the dark with bright lights, festive markets, holiday events,  concerts, a town of candy, and arts celebrations that will continue their campaigns of cheer and festivities straight through December.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 23, 2017

Get Your JUNO Awards Pre-Sale Code Here

The 2018 JUNO Awards are coming to Vancouver this spring with the ever-charming Canadian crooner, Michael Bublé, as your host for the whole night. This is your chance to get in on tickets before they go on sale and get the jump on the best seats available.

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Get Your JUNO Awards Pre-Sale Code Here

Christmas in Vancouver: The Outside Edition

Canyon Lights

While some of us prefer wintering on the couch with a bottomless mug of hot chocolate, Metro Vancouver’s Christmas season serves-up a shimmering array of outdoor festive happenings to pry you from your perch. Wrap up and check out the following fresh air Yuletide activities.

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Christmas in Vancouver: The Outside Edition

Yule Duel Carolling Competition Returns to Gastown December 7

Yule Duel 2017 Vancouver

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The streets of Gastown will be alive with the sound of music this Thursday, December 7, 2017 for a unique carolling experience. The evening plays host to the third annual Yule Duel, an outdoor event that pits dozens of local choirs in a street-carolling competition along Water Street.

The choirs perform around Gastown a selection of new and classic songs in a variety of styles. You are invited to sing along as the best in show go head-to-head in a series of sing-offs and cheer on your favourites as they compete for awards from the celebrity judges. Think: Pitch Perfect but in real life!

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Yule Duel Carolling Competition Returns to Gastown December 7

Katniss on a hot tin roof—Hunger Games finale gets spoofed in Mockingjay: The Musical

It seems like Katniss is getting on someone’s nerves…

Who doesn’t love a good dystopian sci-fi spoof, especially when it comes wrapped up in pop tunes?

Local company District 13 continues its spoofery of everyone’s favourite never-ending YA dystopian soap opera Hunger Games with Mockingjay: The Musical.

This is the third in the company’s well-received efforts at dressing-down the Suzanne Collins-Katniss Everdeen juggernaut. The show starts this Thursday (Nov. 23) and runs until Saturday at Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Get your tickets soon; Saturday’s show is already sold-out.

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Katniss on a hot tin roof—Hunger Games finale gets spoofed in Mockingjay: The Musical

Winter’s Dance on Vancouver’s Robson Street Returns This Holiday Season

On December 1st and 2nd, Winter’s Dance #onRobson returns to kick off the holiday season. Presented by the Robson Street Business Association (RSBA), ‘The Snow Queen’ will take centre stage at 1155 Robson Street at 6 p.m. each night.

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Winter’s Dance on Vancouver’s Robson Street Returns This Holiday Season