The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents its 16th annual edition with a vibrant line-up characterized by creative risk-taking and dynamic interdisciplinary collaboration. Featuring 27 works from 24 companies — including six world premieres by local Vancouver artists — PuSh 2020 is a poignant reminder of art’s power to bring communities together.
Various Vancouver venues
Artist and designer Mia Cinelli exhibits a series of new punctuation marks, letterforms, and symbols informed by facial expressions, gestures, and nonverbal communication in her exhibition This Being Said.
Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Ave., North Van
Pianist and songwriter Veda Hille combines music and storytelling in Little Volcano. Drawing from works by J.S. Bach, as well as Veda’s own compositions, Little Volcano offers a glimpse into the life of one of Vancouver’s most beloved musical artists.
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour, 8pm, $39/15
The Revolution of Our Times exhibition endeavours to share a body of work created by photojournalists who were on the ground covering the 2019 Anti-Extradition Treaty Protests in Hong Kong.
The Polygon Gallery, 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Enda Bardell creates paintings that abstract the forms through selective cropping, utilizing the shapes to create boldly colourful works suggestive of classic hard-edge abstraction in the exhibition Vancouver Reconstructed.
Pendulum Gallery, 885 West Georgia
Midge Ure brings his Questions and Answers Tour to the Rickshaw performing acoustic versions of his catalogue and taking questions, and maybe the odd song request, from the audience.
Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings, 7:30pm, $22
The Fox Cabaret presents 4x4: Four Bands for Four Bucks, the monthly showcase featuring four emerging bands for just $1 per band and $4 drink specials. Featuring the bands Germany Germany, Friday Night Fires, Underduck, and rhu.
Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7pm, $4
Motown Night at the Vancouver Ukulele Circle pulls together the best songs of the famous record label for you to learn on your ukulele.
St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th, 7pm, $10
House and Home is a biting, comedic take on Vancouver’s current real estate crisis. This new play looks at the emotional and challenging struggles of living in a city ranked as the second most unaffordable market in the world, and the problems faced by many when trying to find a “home”.
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova, 7:30pm, From $20
In an Oscar-nominated performance, Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in director Marielle Heller‘s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 6:30pm, $13
Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 9:15pm, $13
The Planning Institute of BC presents a 10th anniversary screening of Finding Our Way, the story of two communities – colonizers and colonized – living side by side in north-central B.C. The film explores the deep historical wounds and unresolved conflict among Indigenous people, governments and industry in Canada.
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 6:30pm, $13
In Uncut Gems Adam Sandler is a New York jeweler and a natural-born gambler who bets the farm on uncut black opals he smuggles in from Ethopia, but foolishly shows them to NBA star Kevin Garnett (who insists on borrowing them as a good luck charm).ists on borrowing them as a good luck charm).
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 9pm, $13
In Clemency, years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 1pm, $13
Improvisers representing all four Hogwarts houses present Impromptu Potter. A wondrous wizarding superscene powered by audience suggestions.
Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial, 8pm, $7
Little Mountain Improv presents a weekly show of classic improv games and experimental long form skits, with the ensemble cast devising a new form every month.
Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th, 8:30pm, $10
Comedians, both experienced and not, from the Greater Vancouver Area can Show Up N' Go Up at this open mic comedy show.
Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, 530 Columbia St, New Westminster, 7:30pm, $5
The Full Pint Comedy line up this week features comedians Dave Harris, Tammy Hu, Jake Spencer, Rae Lynn Carso, and headliner Dino Archie.
Castaway Bar & Kitchen, 3293 West 4th Ave, 8:30pm, $5
Head to the Butcher & Bullock with a team for trivia. Win prizes in categories like music, pop culture, history, and current events.
Butcher & Bullock, 911 West Pender, 7pm, Free
Test your knowledge of music, art, pop culture, and history at Trivia Night at the Manchester. Prizes for winning teams and drink specials all night.
Manchester Public Eatery, 1941 West Broadway, 8pm, Free
FOOD & DRINK
Learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings with creative ingredients at Say Hey Cafe's Chinatown Dumpling Masterclass. Part of the Dine out Vancouver Festival.
Say Hey Cafe, 156 East Pender, 3pm, $128.75
St. Lawrence chef/owner J-C Poirier pays tribute to his Québécois roots with a traditional ‘Cabane à Sucre’ dinner.
St. Lawrence, 269 Powell, 5:30 & 8pm, $125
Eight giant Coastal Lunar Lanterns bring together local Indigenous artists in a celebration of Lunar New Year.
Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Free
See how the Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year at Oakridge Centre's The Castles & The Lifestyles exhibition.
Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st Ave, Free