The return of Animals of Distinction, and more highlights of the 2020 PuSh Festival

Frontera. Yannick Grandmont photo.

Now in its 16th year, the PuSh Festival is dedicated to creative risk-taking and interdisciplinary collaboration. This year’s festival takes place Jan. 21-Feb. 9 at various venues and includes 27 works from 24 companies from nine countries, including six world premieres. See some highlights below.

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The return of Animals of Distinction, and more highlights of the 2020 PuSh Festival

Burr, Gadsby, Bamford among headliners at 2020 JFL Northwest comedy festival

Bill Burr is one of the headliners at the 2020 JFL Northwest comedy festival.

JFL Northwest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, has announced its headliners for 2020. Now in its fifth year, the festival has lined up Bill Burr, Hannah Gadsby, Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, and many more.

The festival runs Feb. 13-25 at various venues. Pre-sale tickets began Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. General tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at JFLNorthWest.com. For more about the fest and performers, including selected highlights, see below.

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Burr, Gadsby, Bamford among headliners at 2020 JFL Northwest comedy festival

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Happy first weekend of December! Winter is in full swing and the city is all about keeping things bright through the longest nights of the year. There’s lots to do to get into the holiday spirit of sharing time together.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

The Legendary Student Art Sale at Emily Carr will motivate you to buy more art!

emily carr student art sale

Image sourced from Emily Carr University of Art & Design

We’ve had quite a month full of fantastic local art! Earlier this month we were treated to the always excellent Eastside Culture Crawl and now, the Emily Carr Student Art Sale is on the horizon.

Now in its 46th year (wow!), the Emily Carr Student Art Sale is a fun way of seeing some of the amazing talent coming out of the local art school. Last year was the most successful student art sale yet, so let’s make this year’s even better – shall we?

Hosted at the Emily Carr campus in Vancouver from Friday, November 29th until Sunday, December 1st, the art sale features hundreds of original artwork that is affordable.

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The Legendary Student Art Sale at Emily Carr will motivate you to buy more art!

Downtown art exhibit of meticulous Chinese art offers a tranquil escape from city life

Ren Zhong: Twin Wings to the Glory is an exhibition of 38 new paintings by the Chinese artist. Zhong is a practitioner of GongBi, or “meticulous tradition.” The work in the show delves into the connection between humans and nature and is featured at Sunzen Gallery (420 Howe St.) until Feb. 21. Find out more below.

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Downtown art exhibit of meticulous Chinese art offers a tranquil escape from city life

Sing to the Season with Q Choir

Image courtesy of Q Choir

By Rachel Rosenberg

The holidays are coming! ‘Tis the season for twinkly lights, spending time with loved ones and enjoying feelings of merriment. One way to experience joyful feelings is with singing, and Q Choir is looking to help with that. On Sunday, December 15th, this queer-centered choir will be performing alongside non-binary drag show-stopper Rose Butch at The Warehouse (550 Malkin Ave).

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Sing to the Season with Q Choir

4 Ways to Get Your Step on in the City this Holiday Season

Vancouver big elf run

Photo: Big Elf Run Instagram page

‘Tis the season of holiday parties, family gatherings and indulgence. But there’s no need to feel guilty—ever—especially since there are so many ways to stay active in and around Vancouver during the colder months. If you’re keen to step off the sugar and spice and everything nice while in the Downtown core, here are four ways to do it.

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4 Ways to Get Your Step on in the City this Holiday Season