Die Roten Punkte/opening night at The Cultch 8/28/2012

The Cultch is pleased to announce two of its 40th anniversary celebrations: The Cultch 40th Birthday Bash and the Fifth Annual Cultch Community Square Dance. On Tuesday, October 15, The Cultch 40th Birthday Bash will celebrate 40 years of live theatre, music, and dance in an evening filled with revelry and reminiscing. There will be hors d’oeuvres, complimentary drinks, cake, friends both past and present, plus a live performance by Vancouver cowboy surf band The Modelos. There will also be a special exhibition in The Cultch Gallery displaying photos from the past 40 years.

On Friday, October 18, The Cultch invites one and all to The Cultch Community Square Dance at the Historic Theatre at The Cultch. The Square Dance is a family-friendly community event featuring local string band Shout! White Dragon with professional dance caller Paul Silveria from Portland, Oregon.
Now in its fifth year, the event has become an East Van tradition drawing hundreds of attendees.

Square Dance highlights will include:
– Craft market featuring local artisans and vendors
– Food and beverages
– Square dancing in the Historic Theatre
– Workshop by Tin Can Studio
– Prizes for best Western get-up

The Cultch Theatre’s 40th Birthday Bash
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 6 pm
Venue: The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Free to attend; all welcome

The Cultch Community Square Dance
Date: Friday, October 18; doors 6:30 pm, starts at 7
Venue: Historic Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Admission by donation; RSVP via email [rsvp at the cultch dot com] or online

The Cultch interior

About The Cultch
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this season, The Cultch has been one of Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural institutions, offering dynamic programming in contemporary theatre, dance, and music by local, national, and international artists. The Cultch continues to enrich the social and cultural life of Vancouver by bringing world-class cultural presentations to the public, supporting the growth of emerging artists and companies, and facilitating dialogue between groups in the Lower Mainland, especially within its local community of East Vancouver.
The Cultch is so much more than just a theatre in the physical sense – the organization is looked upon as one of the foremost performing arts presenters in the country. Widely recognized as an innovator and leader, The Cultch has played an integral role in the development of British Columbia’s artistic landscape.

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