frank theatre company | Immigrant Lessons | Talking Stick
If you’re looking to keep the PuSh vibes going into the night, this is the place to be. Club PuSh is a spot where you can enjoy drinks, connect with our artists, and party with your fellow PuSh-goers. It’s also the venue for fantastic performances in a relaxed, casual atmosphere: drag artists, DJs, musicians, and street dancers are all throwing down here. We’re thrilled to provide a convivial and comfortable setting for our audiences to gather, and we hope to see you here!
the frank theatre company @ Club PuSh – Feb 2
After How to Fail as a Popstar, come join us for a celebration of the queer art of failure! This soiree features a One Hit Wonder costume contest, as well as musical acts, a DJ, and some drop-dead-gorgeous drag artists strutting their stuff and doing loving renditions of pop classics. The style is immersive and casual, with performance spaces placed throughout the venue to blur the line between audience and artist. It’s the perfect cure for the late-pandemic blues—a chance to laugh, lament, and let loose.
Talking Stick @ Club PuSh – Feb 3
This evening of genre-blending madness mashes the music of Indigenous ancestors with the breaks, cuts, and booming bass of contemporary dance grooves. Co-curated by Full Circle: First Nations Performance’s Rob Thomson and Nimkish Younging, Talking Stick offers an excitingly eclectic mix of styles, honouring traditional Indigenous idioms while presenting them in a thoroughly modern context. Enjoy this diverse lineup of artists in a mellow, party-friendly environment, with drinks and visuals to complement the propulsive rhythms.
IMPACT @ Club PuSh with Immigrant Lessons Feb 4
This dance tournament takes the ethic of street battling and adds a crowd-sourced mix of styles; the result is a thrilling, genre-defying spectacle. The contest is open to all; battlers sign up in teams of four to square off against each other in competitive brackets. For participants, it’s a chance to show and prove; for the audience, it’s a chance to unwind, have a drink, and see urban dance at its wildest.
Closing Party @ Club PuSh – Feb 5
It’s party time for PuSh-goers! Join us for an evening of drinks and DJs in a relaxed, COVID-safe setting. The venue is spacious and the vibe is set for versatility: you can lounge at the bar, relax at a table, or mingle with your compatriots against a backdrop of fabulous visuals. The pandemic has been rough on us all; here, after a festival of in-person performances, is your chance to party those lockdown blues away.
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the frank theatre company (Canada)
Established in 1996, the frank theatre company is a queer theatre group specializing in works that challenge Western, Eurocentric, and colonial perspectives. Using a collective approach to creation, the company uses the power of performance to subvert oppression and express the complexity of human experience.
Based in Vancouver, but operating with a global perspective, Immigrant Lessons is an interdisciplinary arts collective. Rebellious in spirit and eclectic in its practices, the group exists in many manifestations, including an arthouse, a research/creation lab, and a performance troupe. The goal is radical change, and the means are various: dance, film, spoken word, and more.
Talking Stick Festival
The Talking Stick Festival, now in its 20th year, began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. From its humble beginnings, this unique and exciting event has grown into a two-week festival held annually across Vancouver. Talking Stick is known as the premier multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America.
1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
- February 2 at 9:00
- February 3 at 9:00
- February 4 at 9:00
- February 5 at 9:00
Admission Free with any PuSh Ticket or $10 at the door