30 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, January 11

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      Looking for something to do on Wednesday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 30 events happening in or around Vancouver on Wednesday, January 11.



      Canadian Club of Vancouver luncheon at the Terminal City Club features a speech by professor Santa Ono, 15th president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia.

      Igor Herbut, Neil Branda, and Sharon Gorski discuss the discoveries made in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine at SFU Burnaby's Nobel Prize Lecture.

      At West Vancouver Memorial Library, UBC's Dr. Anita Hubley shares her findings from 25 years of research on adulthood and aging.



      American artist Amie Siegel discusses her moving-image work Quarry at Audain Gallery.



      Walker Evans: Depth of Field at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 200 black and white and colour prints from the 1920s through to the 1970s.

      Oh, How I Long For Home, Marianne Nicolson's installation at the Teck Gallery, addresses a persistent idea of the city as a conflicted promise for indigenous people.

      Juxtapoz x Superflat exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery offers a unique insight into contemporary art and its place in cultural life.

      Stare exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery features photographic works that evoke a fixed and concentrated gaze on the part of artist and viewer.

      Solo exhibition at Emily Carr University's Charles H. Scott Gallery by Irish artist Sean Lynch.



      At Ten Ten Tapas, InspireABook founder Julie Salisbury discusses the top five things you need to know to make your dream of writing that first book a reality.



      Sing the music of David Bowie with a community choir at St. James Hall's Drop In Rock Choir.



      Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 130 diverse cultural garments, from Japanese kimonos, to colourful Indian saris, to the elaborate feather cloaks of the Maori people of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

      The Museum of Anthropology at UBC hosts an exhibition that features the carvings of Papua New Guinea's Iatmul people.

      At the Museum of Vancouver, you can explore the cultural power and significance of collecting through wall-to-wall displays of unconventional objects.



      Bleeding Heart Theatre presents a performance at the Cultch of Sean Harris Oliver's The Fighting Season, which investigates the Afghan war through the eyes of three Canadian medical personnel.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of And Bella Sang With Us, Sally Stubbs's play about constables Lurancy Harris and Minnie Miller, Vancouver's first female police officers.

      Sticks and Stones Theatre present a performance at Havana Theatre of This Is Our Youth, Kenneth Lonergan's play about three lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era.



      Edgewater Casino offers 24-hour gaming, over 60 table games, a poker room, a high-limit section, 500 slot machines, restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment, including concerts and televised UFC events.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor.

      Grouse Mountain resort features a Skyride to the peak with views of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, as well as skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, mountain ziplines, and the Peak of Christmas.

      Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      Mount Seymour features skiing and snowboarding lessons from the Mt. Seymour Ski and Snowboard School, tubing and tobogganing, and snowshoe trails.

      Robson Square Ice Rink offers free ice-skating in downtown Vancouver, with skate rental available.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.



      Screening at the Cinematheque of a new restoration of Monte Hellman's 1966 Western The Shooting, starring Warren Oates and Jack Nicholson.

      The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live comedic commentary at a screening of James Nguyen‘s horror flick Birdemic: Shock and Terror at the Rio Theatre.

      The Vancouver Italian Film Festival continues at the Vancity Theatre with screenings of Franca: Chaos and Creation, The Beginners, Solo, and They Call Me Jeeg.

      Screening at the Cinematheque of a new restoration of the 1961 Marlon Brando Western One-Eyed Jacks.

      Screening at the Rio Theatre of Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind, Hayao Miyazaki‘s animated film about a young princess who becomes embroiled in a struggle with a kingdom that tries to use an ancient weapon to eradicate a jungle of mutant giant insects.


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