Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 12 events happening in or around Vancouver on Thursday, January 29.


Japanese taiko group Kodo (pictured above) is led by artistic director Tamasaburo Bando in a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Hip-hop artists the Beatnuts, alongside guests Jeru the Damaja and Merkules, take the stage at the Fortune Sound Club.

Burnaby Mountain has been ground zero for the fight against Kinder Morgan's plan to triple oil shipments from Alberta to the Lower Mainland.

So it seems only natural that the energy giant would want help dealing with irate residents of Burnaby.

To address this, Kinder Morgan recently posted an online advertisement for a public-relations coordinator who will be based there.

The lucky candidate will join the stakeholder engagement and communications team to be "the interface with the general public and the project team as it relates to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project".

Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m. (with the exception of months-long stretches when we forget to do it), we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart.

Today’s offering: Did he just say "Teabag a piranha tank"?

I have no interest in building a Squarespace website.

I just love Jeff Bridges.

You figure it out.

So, I've lost count of the number of Bitcoin ATMs sitting around the Lower Mainland. Let's just say there's several.

The latest one to be set up in Vancouver is at the Healthy Noodle House (2716 West 4th Avenue), which, if you didn't know, makes delicious noodle soups.

It's a Skyhook ATM, an open-source model that costs US$999 to buy online. 

It's official. Well, almost. There's still some negotiatin' to do. At any rate, the Hollywood Reporter revealed yesterday that Melissa McCarthy has signed on to star in director Paul Feig's upcoming relaunch of the Ghostbusters franchise. The Reporter also said that Sony is in negotiations with Kristen Wiig as well as Saturday Night Live players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon to fill the other roles in the reboot, which is rumoured to start shooting in New York this summer.

McCarthy and Wiig previously appeared together in Feig's hit 2010 comedy Bridesmaids, which Wiig also cowrote and coproduced.

On Tuesday, Feig posted the following image to Twitter:

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Los Angeles rock band L.A. Witch at Electric Owl. Amanda Work was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. L.A. Witch at Electric Owl on January 27, 2015. Thanks Amanda.

Have you ever taken a yoga class and been accused at staring at the ass of the hottie in front of you?

Or wondered why the patronizing instructor has turned the heat up to an inhuman 30-degrees Celsius?

Or been snickered at for not sporting the latest gear from Lululemon?

If so, you've finally got something in common with Gandhi besides being totally pissed off at life.

If you missed Douglas Coupland's hit exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery last summer, you now have a chance to enjoy it virtually.

The show, called everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, is now available to audiences around the world through Google Art Project

Live Nation has announced that Seattle-based indie-folk band the Cave Singers will play a show at the Rickshaw Theatre on Friday, March 20,  in support of its fourth studio album, Naomi.

The core trio of Pete Quirk (vocals), Derek Fudesco (guitar), and Marty Lund (drums) has added long time friend Morgan Henderson (Blood Brothers, Fleet Foxes) on bass and extra instrumentation to round out the group.