All Arts Events

Jan 30 Fri
27th Annual Massacre
To Feb 15, 7:30 pm
The Improv Centre
1502 Duranleau, Granville Island, Vancouver
The Massacre is Vancouver's World-Famous Improv Tournament. Witness history as Vancouver TheatreSports™ League's signature festival pits exceptional improv groups from around the world against each other in a battle for and inspired by your love.
Jan 30 Fri
7 Important Things
To Jan 31
SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings, Vancouver
7 Important Things – By STO Union, presented by PuSh Festival, Neworld Theatre and SFU Woodward’s. George Acheson was a rebel with a cause. He lived the ’60s and ’70s counterculture and scraped through the years that followed. Now he’s telling his story, a story about the things worth fighting for. Jan 29 & 30, 8pm; Jan 31 at 4 & 8pm at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Tickets $31 early bird / $36: ticketstonight.ca, 604.684.2787 ext 2.
Jan 30 Fri
Alexandre Tharaud
Jan 30, 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton, Vancouver
Alexandre Tharaud has distinguished himself on the international stage as an artist of unique vision and originality, heralded for his brilliantly-conceived programs and bestselling recordings that range from Bach, Chopin, Rameau, and Ravel to music inspired by Paris cabaret of the 1920's.
Jan 30 Fri
Après Moi and The List
To Feb 1, 8 pm
Studio 16
1545 W. 7th, Vancouver
APRÈS MOI and THE LIST: Ruby Slippers Theatre presents the touching and captivating double bill: Après Moi and The List. These English translations of two French Canadian plays will take the audience on a very human journey through love, loss, compassion and memory and remind us that by letting other people in, if only briefly, our life’s trajectory can be profoundly altered. Après Moi is the English language premiere production, is directed by Diane Brown and stars Vancouver theatre veterans Scott Bellis, David Bloom, Jennifer Lines, Chirag Naik and Dawn Petten. The List is directed by Jack Paterson and stars France Perras. Venue: Studio 16 1555 W 7th Avenue | Map: http://goo.gl/bckmaI Tickets: $23/$18.5 | Box Office: http://rubyslippers.brownpapertickets.com/ |Run: January 28- February 1, 2015-8pm, with a $15 Preview on January 27 with 2 2pm matinees on January 31 and February 1. | More: http://www.rubyslippers.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruby-Slippers-Theatre
Jan 30 Fri
Arnt Arntzen Trio
Jan 30, 7:30-10:30 pm
Grace Memorial United Church
803 E. 16th, Vancouver
CONCERTS AT GRACE PRESENTS: ARNT ARNTZEN TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST GEORGINA ARNTZEN Concerts at Grace presents a night of dancing and music: Arnt Arntzen Trio with special guest Georgina Arntzen Arnt Arntzen---Banjo, Guitar, Vocals Wynston Minckler---Bass Nick James---Drums Georgina Arntzen---Vocals The Arnt Arntzen Trio have been making Pat's Pub their home for the past 4 months, and specialize in danceable swing music! Covering ground from early New-Orleans Jazz, sultry swing inspired by Duke Ellington, Count Basie blues, and a little bit of Western Swing thrown in for good measure. We are happy to have Georgina Arntzen with us for this show! Georgina has had an illustrious career as part of Gina Dean and Scoundrel, multiple stints as Klondike Kate, and singing with the vocal trio The Hot Mommas. And yes, she is Arnt's mum.
Jan 30 Fri
Artwork from the Chinese Arts Bridge Competition
To Feb 9
Oakridge Centre
650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
In August 2014, Katherine and John Chan of the International Arts Gallery launched a call to artists across Canada to submit their work in one of three categories: Western Painting, Chinese Painting or Calligraphy. The Arts Bridge Competition is the one of the first large-scale Chinese arts competitions that specifically features Canadian artists. This endeavour connects Western and Chinese cultures through art and showcases both established and emerging artists in our community. Supported by the federal government, the Arts Bridge Competition encourages artists to appreciate and learn from the style and distinct forms of paintings from another culture. Oakridge Centre is proud to support this cross-cultural initiative and to showcase these inspiring displays of art in our community. We welcome you to view these breathtaking pieces, including the winning art in each category, in the West Galleria from January 28 - February 9. For more information, please visit www.oakridgecentre.com or call our Concierge Desk at 604.261.2511.
Jan 30 Fri
As Little Children
To Jan 31
SAMC Theatre
Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Rd., Langley, Langley
Trinity Western University’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture presents TWU alumna Mary Eden's play that follows an intuitive young girl through a world of faith and divine intervention.
Jan 30 Fri
Between the Sheets
To Jan 29, 8-9 pm; Jan 30, 8-9 pm; Jan 31, 8-9 pm; Jan 31, 4-5 pm
Richmond Elementary School
2780 Richmond Rd., Victoria
Pi Theatre produces bold and uncompromising plays that explore modern life. We connect audiences with theatre that's intellectually alive and emotionally charged. We create work that pushes hearts and minds to their fullest extent. Between the Sheets by Jordi Mand, Pi's upcoming production, is an intimate after-school drama where you will witness an unforgettable parent-teacher interview. This site-specific experience takes place in a real classroom at Richmond Elementary School. Directed by Richard Wolfe. Assistant directed by Alan Brodie. Starring Caitriona Murphy and Stephanie Moroz. Runs January 29 to 31. Presented in association with Theatre SKAM. **Please Note: LIMITED ACCESSIBILITY - Richmond Elementary School offers limited accessibility, with the performance being held on the second floor** Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/809781855736879 For information, questions, or to book tickets in person, call Pi Theatre Office at 604 872 1861 Online ticketing available at www.pitheatre.eventbrite.ca
Jan 30 Fri
Beyond Real: Overexposed Underexposed
To Feb 14, 6-8 pm
The Cultch Gallery
1895 Venables
The Cultch gallery will be exhibiting the art work of Jeannette Sirois with the opening show to take place on January 14 at 6:00 pm. Jeannette creates large scale representational portraits using graphite and colour pencil. Her work expresses emotional ties we have to the world around us and deals with issues on racism, gender, ageism and familial connections.
Jan 30 Fri
Biometric -New Media Portraits
To Feb 1
New Media Gallery
777 Columbia Street
BIOMETRIC presents ten international artists who have created portraits in a world transformed by technology. This exhibition makes a link between the scientific search for methods to measure unique human characteristics (biometrics) and the recording of the human form through portraiture.

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