7 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, January 9

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      Catch the Vancouver premier of the Best Canadian feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Fireflies Are GoneSébastien Pilote’s sensitive story of a high-schooler fed up with small town life and the right-wing politics of her talk show host father. Karelle Tremblay’s assured, natural performance has drawn comparisons to Ellen Page in Juno and Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird.   

      The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe • $12


      Devon mixes songs live onstage at the Havana Theatre with the aid of a loop pedal, making her a dynamic instrumentalist. Catch this Fringe Festival favourite's irresistible earworms.

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive • $13/$15


      Want to play a game? Spot the liar at Story Story Lie: Hot and Heavy and you could win something to stick in yourself from Womyn’s Ware.  Tristan Risk, Shirley Gnome, Cory Thibert, Claire Pollock, Montana Roselle and Anjie Mittelholtz will try to fool you with their scandalous sex stories. 

      Rio Theatre, 1660 E. Broadway • $10


      moose's down under

      Flex your brain at Moose's Down Under Trivia. The night features general knowledge trivia with a helping of Aussie questions thrown in. Compete for prizes like Moose's branded swag while answering questions like "What city was Hugh Jackman born in?". Reservations recommended. (psst, it's Sydney)

      Moose's Down Under, 830 Pender • Free



      Fox Hole Comedy is Vancouver’s only weekly comedy room where women, non-binary folks, people of colour, and queers are the majority of performers, every time. Check out some of Vancouver's best funny weirdos in a small, intimate venue right on Main Street. 

      Projection Room at Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main • $10 or pay what you can


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      It's Wednesday so that means wings are on the menu. WINGS Restaurant was voted #1 in the city for the tasty things so visit them on Granville street. There's honey garlic for the more timid or the five-pepper rated Bobby wings. There's an antidote available for them, really! 

      WINGS Restaurant, 1162 Granville • Half price wings every day from 2 - 6 but taste better on Wednesday


      DON LEE

      It's opening night for the Electric Company's The Full Light of Day. Set in Canada’s urban financial centres, the play tells the story of a mother who must contend with her husband’s corrupt legacy before she dies. Featuring 14 live-streaming cameras and projections, the production features an all-star cast led by Gabrielle Rose, an array of technologies, and a series of short, virtual-reality films that screen in the lobby.

      Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton • Read our review