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Performance PUSH FESTIVAL Vancouver's annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival continues this week.



Vancouver's annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival continues this week. The festival showcases international, Canadian and local artists with this weekend's highlights including the Eye of Newt Ensemble performing a live soundtrack with a screening of Jodorowsky's El Topo at the Fox Cabaret tonight, minimalist legend Harold Budd at the Fox tomorrow night and Compagnie Sacekripa at Performance Works through Jan. 24. For a complete schedule of all upcoming events visit


THE IMAGE BEFORE US: A HISTORY OF FILM IN BRITISH COLUMBIA -TAKE 2 Pacific Cinémathèque celebrates the innovative, iconoclastic cinematic heritage of British Columbia in a series of screenings curated by Harry Killas, assistant dean, Dynamic Media, at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. "The Image Before Us" is a multi-year series of screenings presenting histories of film in British Columbia, inspired by The Image Before Us, written and directed by poet, scholar, and filmmaker Colin Browne in 1986. In that documentary essay film, Browne investigates and gently critiques the images of Vancouver that have been presented to us in many historic motion pictures, primarily newsreels and travelogues, produced in and about B.C. Gwen Haworth's She's A Boy I Knew (2007) and Peg Campbell's Your Mother Should Know (2008) screen Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. with the filmmakers in attendance. For more information on the series go to

Galleries Caroun Art Gallery 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. 778-372-0765 Painting Exhibition: Drawings and paintings by Torang Rahimi will be on display until Jan. 28.

Drawing Exhibition: Works by Faranak Mohebbi will be on display from Feb. 2 to 13.

CITY ATRIUM Gallery 141 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 604-988-6844 Information + Impression: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of works created entirely out of newspaper by Connie Sabo until April 11.

CITYS CAPE Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 604-988-6844 Art Rental Show: Rent or buy artwork right offthe gallery walls at this semi-annual salon-style exhibition with over 500 pieces of original artwork created by over 100 local artists until Jan. 30. The Gift Box: Buy local from two display cases dedicated to local artisans who specialize in high quality, hand-crafted and unique gift items.

Art Rental Salon: An ongoing art rental programme with a variety of original artwork available ranging from $10 to $40 per month.

Ferry Building Gallery 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mondays. 604-925-7290 Wit Whimsy: A mixed media exhibition with Sharon Greig, Lisa Klepak, Saul Miller and Isabelle Procter will run until Jan. 31.

Love in any Language: A juried mixed media exhibition in honour of Valentine's Day will run from Feb. 2 to 21. Opening reception: Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. Meet the artists: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2-3 p.m. Gordon Sm ith Gallery of Canadian Art 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Wednesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free. 604-998-8563 At What Cost? An exhibition guest curated by Hilary Letwin that explores the theme of environment, and its impact on Canadian artists will run until April 16.

Kay Meek Centre 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre. com Abstract Art Exhibit: Paintings by Marlise Witschi will be on display until Feb. 5. Presentation House Gallery

333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 604-986-1351 My House: An exhibition that brings together the work of artists Mike Kelley and Ryan Trecartin will be on display until March 3. Ro n Andrews Community Spa ce 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. 604-987-8873 or 604-347-8922 Mystification and Reality: Nancy Cramer will show her pottery decorated with found objects like driftwood and seaweed and Trevor Holgate will present his newest watercolours from France until Feb. 21.

Seymo ur Art Gallery 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 604-924-1378 seymourartgallery. com Line: An annual juried "Discovery" exhibition for new and emerging artists until Jan. 30.

Curator's Talk: Every Thursday at noon there will be a 20-minute curator's talk with background on the current show in the gallery. Silk Purse Arts Centre 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 604-925-7292 Nature's Splendor: Photographers Adam Gibbs and Mark Daly will display their work from Jan. 26 to Feb. 14. Opening reception: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. West Va ncouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. 604-925-7400

In the Gallery: Paintings of nature and influences from other lands by Mong Yen and Monika van Wollen will be on display until Feb. 15. West Va ncouver Museum 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 604-925-7295 Saints and Sinners, Mystics and Madness: An exhibition consisting of a representative selection of artworks by Peter Aspell from the late 1980s to the time of the artist's death in 2004 runs until March 26.

Concerts Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. 604-990-7810 blueshorefinancialcentre/Cap Classics - Bassoon on a Different Light: A free concert with Sophie Dansereau on the bassoon, Joy Yeh on the harp and Mark McGregor on the flute Friday, Jan. 22 at 11:45 a.m. Cap Classics - Amores: Songs of passion and jealousy performed by soprano Fabiana Katz and guitarist Stephen Boswell Friday, Jan. 29 at 11:45 a.m.

Cap Jazz: "A" Band, NiteCap and faculty guests will perform a tribute to jazz composer Billy Strayhorn Friday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30/$27. centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-984-4484 Dolate Eshgh - Reign of Love: The Vashaan Ensemble will perform joyful and memorable traditional Persian songs Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $27.50-$52.50.

The Lonely: Mike Demers will lead a group of musical journeyman in a tribute to Roy Orbison Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42. Plastic Acid Orchestra Symphony Without Bounds: A spectacular full symphony concert that breaks through genres from folk, rock, experimental and heavy metal Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30/$20/$15.

Deep Cove Coffee House Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. 604-363-5370 Keith Bennett will perform Friday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and warm-up acts start at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10 which includes coffee and goodies.

Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Fundraising Concert for First Impressions Theatre: Babe Gurr will perform with her full band Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. Admission: $30. Tickets: 604-929-9345 or

Musical Morning in the Gallery: A tour of the current exhibit followed by a classical music concert with Maestro Behroozinia on barbat, accompanied by percussionists Ramin Bahrami and Hamin Honari Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tickets: $10/$7. Kay Meek Centre 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: 604-981-6335 Persian Poetry in Motion #2: Music, dance and poetry Sunday,

Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20.

The Pro Nova Ensemble and guests will perform Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation at the door.

Musically Speaking Series: Violinist David Stewart and pianist Jane Coop will offer a program of Grieg and Ysay¨e Friday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20.

Lynn Valley Community Room 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Friday Night Live: An improv comedy variety show for all ages every Friday at 7:30 p.m. Schedule: Jan. 22, Illiteratty (folk band). Silk Purse Arts Centre 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. 604-925-7292 Classical Concert Series: Mezzo-soprano Barb Towell and pianist Tina Chang will perform Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15.

St. Clement's Anglican Church 3400 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Heart Home: Karla Mundy and The Harmony Mountain Singers will present their annual winter concert with harmonies and choral arrangements of pop, folk and world music Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30. Tickets at the door for a suggested donation of $10 with proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. St. James Hall 3214 West 10th Ave., Vancouver. Cap Global Roots: Aurelio will perform Garifuna music Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. Admission: $28/$25. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or

Cap Global Roots: Virtuosic guitarist and songwriter Jeff Lang will perform Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Admission: $25/$22. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or West Va ncouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary. ca Friday Night Concert: Latin band Locarno will perform a blend of Mexican folk, Cuban son and Latin soul Jan. 29, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Other events

Kay Meek Centre 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 Film Series: The documentary Red Army will be screened Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10/$7. Poetry in Bronze: A documentary film featuring exclusive interviews with Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli Thursday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $25/$15.

Film and Fundraiser: Brain Maker, the true story about a man with an inoperable malignant brain tumour will be screened Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Tickets: $10/$7.