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Opening Gala

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2011 Opening Gala Photo: Heather Tsang

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

January 17, 2012 9:30pm (Open ’til 2am)
The Waldorf Hotel
1489 East Hastings

Opening Gala is 19+


Don’t miss the biggest party of the 2012 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival! A veritable buffet of creativity spread throughout historic and beautifully restored Waldorf Hotel, the Opening Gala hosted by CTV News anchor Keri Adams and will be packed with live music, video projections, spontaneous performances, and surprise guests.

The cabaret space, hosted by The Sunday Service’s Ryan Beil and author of Vancouver Special Charles Demers, will feature Vancouver’s quick-witted, irreverent, and surprisingly danceable accordion rock band Fang, alongside the ethereal vocals and gorgeous harmonies of e.s.l. About their enchanting sound, Denise Sheppard (music journalist, Rolling Stone) raved “if Charlie Chaplin wrote songs with Bjork to be the soundtrack for a Tim Burton film, their collective musical result would come close to resembling the goodness, timelessness and otherworldliness of e.s.l.”

You’ll also have the opportunity to take in DJ sets by dubstep veteran Kuma, The Amigos and Jenifer Papararo under the flickering “twilight sky” of the Waldorf’s famous Tiki bar, join in a spur-of-the-moment flamenco dance lesson, make silly faces with your friends in the photo booth, or even take a guided tour of the hotel. See you there!

Tickets only $10
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