26 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, October 14

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      Looking for something to do on Wednesday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 26 events happening in or around Vancouver on Wednesday, October 14.


      American pop legend Madonna (pictured above) performs on her Rebel Heart Tour, with guests Kaytranada, at Rogers Arena.

      South Africa alt-rock quartet Civil Twilight tours in support of latest release Story of an Immigrant. Held at the Biltmore Cabaret.

      Brooklyn-based DJ-producer duo Bob Moses tours in support of upcoming debut full-length release at the Imperial.

      Danish rock band New Politics and American indie-pop act Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness coheadline at the Vogue Theatre.

      Skylar Spence performs with guests Kero Kero Bonito at the Fortune Sound Club.

      Calgary rock band Viet Cong tours in support of debut full-length self-titled release. Held at the Cobalt.

      The Vancouver Folk Music Festival presents prairie alt-country artist Del Barber and Newfoundland folk-pop duo Fortunate Ones at the Fox Cabaret.

      Scott Hamilton's alt-folk project Cougars in America hits Cafe Deux Soleils.

      Kentucky heavy-metal band Savage Master takes the stage at the Astoria Pub.


      A night of entertainment, food, music, dance, and a silent auction raises money for Syrian refugees. Held at the St. James Community Square.


      It's your first chance to catch an evening of murderous tales at the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour. Held at Canada Place.


      Tim Flannery, Andrea Reimer, and Ross Beaty discuss climate change, the resource economy, and the road to Paris. Held at the Vancouver Playhouse.

      Paul Cipywnyk of the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers Society presents the history of Burnaby's waterways. Held at the Burnaby Village Museum.

      The Art of Loving hosts an evening of erotic techniques and products that will enable you and your partner to enjoy a heightened level of excitement and pleasure.


      The Post at 750 hosts a discussion about human rights on film and the filmmakers who often take significant personal and financial risks to bring important stories to the big screen.


      Canadian comic Mike MacDonald showcases how he has transformed his mental-illness diagnosis into comedy material. Held at Lafflines Comedy Club.

      Steve McGowan and Kyle Bottom host comedy by Ashlee Eff, Jamie Hrushowy, Marly Reed, Colin Lamb, Katie Burrell, Vishal Ramesh, and Heather Szilagyi. Held at the Lux Lounge.


      Paul Yee launches his new novel for adults A Superior Man at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.


      Music in the Morning presents classical pianist Sergei Babayan at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

      The Roy Barnett Recital Hall hosts music by clarinetist James Danderfer, pianist Chris Gestrin, and drummer Joe Poole.


      Exit 22 Productions presents the first night of a stage version of Richard O'Brien's cult-classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      The Royal Canadian Theatre presents Bram Stoker's classic horror story Dracula, with a Victorian-steampunk twist. Held at the Metro Theatre.


      Reel Causes and PIPSC present a screening of The Price We Pay, which blows the lid off of big business tax avoidance and tax havens. Held at SFU Woodward's.

      The Norman Rothstein Theatre hosts a screening of Run Free, which tells the story of  American runner Micah True and his quest to create an ultra marathon in Mexico’s Copper Canyon.

      The Cinematheque hosts a screening of works by two Montreal-based artists who embed video in multimedia environments and situations.

      The Rio Theatre screens five outdoor-adventure films, featuring world-class climbers Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, and a special tribute to the late Dean Potter. 

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