Ruby Slippers Theatre presents a double bill—Après Moi and The List—at Studio 16 (1555 West 7th Avenue) from January 27 to February 1. Performances start at 8 p.m. each night, with additional performances at 1 p.m. on January 31 and February 1.

Après Moi and The List are English translations of two French-Canadian plays dealing with love, loss, compassion, and memory.

The Dance Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present MACHINENOiSY’s Time Machine at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) from February 4 to 7 at 8 p.m.

The ambitious new creation by the Vancouver-based contemporary dance company brings together seven professional dancers and eight children.

Created by co-artistic directors Delia Brett and Daelik, Time Machine is a thought-provoking and original work in collaboration with sculptor and costume artist Natalie Purschwitz.

Time Machine contrasts the innate knowing of children with the acquired knowledge of adults and examines how time and experience shape and distort our bodies.

Vancouver artists TJ Dawe, Kahlil Ashanti, and Justin Sudds have teamed up with Frank Warren to bring the voices of popular blog PostSecret.com to the stage. PostSecret: The Show will run at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street) from January 20 to February 7.

PostSecret.com is a website created by Warren that displays anonymous secrets revealing stories of frailty and heroism in our world. The play is a visual, auditory, and emotional journey through our deepest fears, ambitions, and confessions.

PostSecret: The Show stars local performers Nicolle Natrass, Ming Hudson, and Kahlil Ashanti, with original music performed by Mario Vaira.

Without a doubt there’s a critter, or critters, hiding in the brushstrokes of this painting I found beside a Fairview Dumpster yesterday.

If I had to venture a guess I’d say a rabbit, an eagle, and a duck.

You can clearly see a red-rimmed eye on the viewer’s left and by the way it’s glowering, I don’t think it’s happy about being thrown away.

City council will vote on a motion next week that aims to create a new fund for local artists.

The motion from Vision Vancouver councillor Heather Deal follows her party’s election campaign promise to launch an independent arts and culture fund.

Deal wants city staff to work with the arts and culture policy council to develop recommendations by September 15, 2015 for the initiative.

The $50,000-per-year fund would provide grants of $500, $1,000, and $2,000 for local artists to support new initiatives, such as hosting new events, starting festivals, and securing space for new performances.

Bruce McCulloch's theatrical hit Young Drunk Punk, which sold out shows in Vancouver, is about to debut as a TV series on City.

In the one-man show, the Kids in the Hall alumnus recalled his shit-disturbing youth in Calgary in the 1980s, and that will be the exact setting for the TV series of the same name.

It's to centre on two teen rebels, Ian McKay (Tim Carlson) and his buddy Shinky (Atticus Mitchell), living in the suburbs of Calgary, and comes complete with a soundtrack that includes Pointed Sticks, the Buzzcocks, the Demics, and the Diodes.

Club PuSh takes over Granville Island’s Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street) from January 22 to February 7 during the 2015 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Club PuSh is a dynamic space that celebrates experimentation and is also the social hub of the festival.

Marquee Acts include gender-bending musical act The Christeene Machine, French performer Gérald Kurdian in 1999, comedic performer Nick Jaina in The Hole in the Coffin, musical legends Sonic Elder, Norwegian vocalist Sissel Vera Pettersen, hip-hop act Char Bagh, musical journey Tomboy Survival Guide, and eclectic band Las Cafeteras.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Théâtre la Seizième present Séquence 8 by Quebec’s Les 7 doigts de la main. Performances take place at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street) from January 22 to 24 at 8 p.m.

Circus troupe Les 7 doigts de la main present a contemporary circus performance that draws its inspiration from Carl Jung’s statement that “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

Eight performers showcase dance, acrobatics, storytelling, and circus that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

The Village Voice has just called Vancouver's Winners and Losers show a "sly, utterly successful production".

Dance Allsorts presents Deanna Peters and Meredith Kalaman as part of its 2014-15 season. The performance takes place January 18 at 2 p.m. at the Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), with a workshop with Peters to follow.

Peters’s most recent production, Cut Away, features Barbara Bourget, Kim Sato, Elissa Hanson, and Peters. The piece blends Butoh, hip-hop, and contemporary dance styles.

Kalaman’s Ruminate is a duet in collaboration with Arash Khakpour. The piece was inspired by videos of giraffes violently thrashing their necks in combat and expresses the desire to dominate another being by means of physical force.

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