17 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, April 5

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      Looking for something to do on Tuesday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 17 events happening in or around Vancouver on Tuesday, April 5.


      Los Angeles folk-rock singer-songwriter Father John Misty plays the Orpheum Theatre, with guests Tess & Dave.

      American R&B singer-songwriter Ciara plays the Commodore, touring in support of her latest release Jackie.

      Canadian indie-dream-pop band Operators plays Fortune Sound Club, touring in support of debut EP.

      Benefit at the Fairview Pub for local blues musician and activist Dalannah Bowen features performances by Jim Byrnes, Joani Bye, Keith Bennett, Lindsay Mitchell, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Marko Ibarra, Michael Creber, Murray Porter, Jason Buie, Jim Foster, Candus Churchill, Catherine Bowers, Cecile Larochelle, Christine Best, Chris Nordquist, Jayleen Stonehouse, Owen Owen Owen, Ray Ayotte, Shawn Soucy, Steve Sainas, and Taylor James.

      American hardcore band Bane plays the Cobalt, with guests Twitching Tongues and Axis.

      Vancouver dream-pop band Ace Martens plays the Lido, with guest Daniel Rincon.

      Hot Jazz Jam at the Backstage Lounge features the Bayou Ramblers, a young jazz quartet lead by Arnt Arntzen.



      The CBC's Laura Lynch hosts a discussion via web-link with whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that focuses on the power, promise, and peril of big data.

      Climate-change activist and science historian Naomi Oreskes discusses the underreaction to the reality of dangerous climate change at the Vogue Theatre.

      A panel of experts explores what makes someone a star at an Opera Speaks forum at the Vancouver Public Library's Alice MacKay Room.

      Historian and author John Atkin examines how today’s Vancouver is a product of a streetcar system begun in 1889 that would open up vast areas for development. Presented at University Women's Club by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

      Rabble.ca presents a community forum on Combatting Islamophobia in the Media at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.



      Touchstone Theatre's presentation of Jordan Tannahill's Late Company--a play about bullying, teen suicide, and restorative justice--opens at the Cultch.

      Playwright Ayad Akhtar's drama about a kidnapped American trader in Pakistan, The Invisible Hand, previews at the Cultch.



      Screening at Vancity Theatre of Ross Munro's comedy A Legacy of Whining, a comedy about two former high-school friends who attempt to recreate their glory years 30 years later.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang, a Turkish drama about five orphan girls who scandalize their conservative guardians when they play with boys on a beach.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Where to Invade Next, in which director Michael Moore examines how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, and equality.

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