Licensed. Chilled. Intimate.
Presented with Theatre Conspiracy
Performance Works. 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island. 19+
Club PuSh is a dynamic space that is all about experimentation—cutting-edge work suited for a less traditional, more informal venue. Marquee acts begin at 8pm (7pm Sundays), with salon-style work that is compact, portable and highly performative. Friday and Saturday nights include Late Nights at Club PuSh at 10pm.
Club PuSh is the social hub of the festival—a place to grab a drink in a chill environment and chat with other festival goers while taking in an array of artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Marquee tickets $24-32 at ticketstonight.ca or 604.684.2787. Additional service charges apply to phone orders. Eligible for PuSh Pass access. Late Nights at Club PuSh only $10 after 9:45pm, at the door only. Marquee ticket price includes same-day Late Nights at Club PuSh if applicable.
CLUB PUSH MARQUEE ACTS
Your brother. Remember?
January 18-21, 8pm, $28. An elaborate experiment with the concept of before-and-after photographs, Zachary Oberzan splices and dices home videos, Hollywood film footage, and live performance.
January 22, 7pm, $24. Spend an evening with New Zealand’s visionary songwriter and “consistent wonder” (New York Magazine) Don McGlashan.
Beat Nation Live
January 25, 8pm, $24. A cross-platform collective that brings together visual artists, writers and musicians—sharing the vibrant spirit of contemporary indigenous culture. Featuring hip hop chanteuse Kinnie Starr, MC and rapper Ostwelve, video mash-up artist Jackson 2Bears and many more.
The Wooden Lightbox, A Secret Art of Seeing | Trunk
January 26, 8pm & 9:30pm, $24. Double Bill. An exploration of cinematic apparatus and hand processed film imagery with media artist Alex MacKenzie, followed by a story of the aftershocks of war as told by Jeremy Waller and Craning Neck Theatre.
Mary Margaret O’Hara & Peggy Lee, Beautiful Tool
January 27-28, 8pm, $32. In her first ever appearance in Vancouver, vocalist and Canadian cult legend Mary Margaret O’Hara takes the stage with acclaimed cellist Peggy Lee for an evening of original songs from her 1988 debut album Miss America alongside covers and collective improvisations.
January 29, 7pm, $24. A lecture series praised for its “eccentricity and do-it-yourself inventiveness” (The New Yorker) where none of the lecturers are experts on their subject. Hosted by Misha Glouberman and curated by Lee Henderson.
Making Art Noises
February 1, 8pm, $24. Hosts Ryan Beil and Charlie Demers turn Club PuSh into a laboratory of performance styles as they fuse high-brow and low-brow in a night of theatre and comedy.
My Mind is Like an Open Meadow | Best Play / Worst Play
February 2, 8pm & 9:30pm, $24. Double Bill. Hand2Mouth theatre’s reflections on an elderly woman’s memoirs, followed by The Chop Theatre’s wry monologue based on the sardonic imagining of the best play possible.
Comparison is Violence, The Ziggy Stardust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook
February 3-4, 8pm, $28. Gloriously larger than life, the fabulous (and fabulously talented) performer, actor, singer-songwriter and director Taylor Mac dissects the darker side of comparison amidst a flourish of sequins, singing Tiny Tim songs and selections from David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust.
LATE NIGHTS AT CLUB PUSH
Friday and Saturday nights at 10pm, Late Nights at Club PuSh showcases live music and other cutting-edge entertainment.
Highlights this year include Klezmer-punk accordian player Geoff Berner (January 28), Vancouver’s indie rock darlings Apollo Ghosts (January 27), Ghostkeeper (February 3) and more. Stick around after the January 20th performance of Your brother. Remember? for an exclusive screening of Flooding with Love for The Kid, Zachary Oberzan’s “Bat-shit insane” (The Guardian, UK) DIY movie adaption of the Rambo novel First Blood where he performs all two dozen characters. Late Nights at Club PuSh only $10 after 9:45pm, at the door only. Full schedule at pushfestival.ca.