16 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, May 16

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      Liz Cooper & The Stampede, the psychedelic folk/rock band from Nashville tour in support of their album, Window Flowers. With guests Briston Maroney & Em Chambers.
      Biltmore Cabaret | 2755 Prince Edward | 8pm | $15 »Details

      Blackbear is R&B singer-songwriter Matthew Tyler Musto from Florida, on tour in support of his album, Anonymous. With guests Elohim. 
      Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 630 Hamilton | 8pm | $29.50 »Details

      If heavy, droning wall of sound with floating melodies is your jam then check out Spider Cracker as they play new and old tunes. With guests Phuture Memoriez.
      Fox Cabaret | 2321 Main | 7:30pm | $12 »Details

      The B.C. Musician Series Showcase featuring performances from Alexandria Maillot, Douse, The Jins and The Faceplants, plus a Collective Arts Brewing can release party.
      Railway Stage and Beer Café | 579 Dunsmuir | 7pm | $15 »Details

      At Jokes Please! Sick Burns local comedians make jokes at the expense of that life-giving fire orb, the sun. 
      Little Mountain Gallery | 195 E 26th | 9pm | $10 »Details

      Comedian Sharon Mahoney headlines at Yuk Yuk's pushes the boundaries and social mores. Also featuring stand-up Andrew Iwanyk and MC Danny Martinello.
      Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club | 2837 Cambie | 8pm | $10/20 »Details

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Matilda the Musical. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, it is the story of the precocious Matilda as she uses her outsize wit and a vivid imagination to navigate cruel parents and a hardened headmistress at school.
      Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 2750 Granville | 7:30pm | $39 »Details


      The new exhibit Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets illustrates the role puppets have played around the world in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values from generation to generation.
      Museum of Anthropology | 6393 NW Marine Drive  »Details

      The 2019 Stars On Ice Tour brings national ice-skating champion Nam Nguyen to thrill audiences with the skill that earned him three national men’s titles - each time becoming the youngest skater to do so. HE will join other ice luminaries Patrick Chan, Kurt Browning, and Kaetlyn Osmond. 
      Rogers Arena | 800 Griffiths Way | 7pm »Details

      In The Cannon an ailing adult-film star struggles to prevent the collision between his personal and professional lives, which threatens to expose his true line of work to his impressionable daughter just before she moves out of country with his ex. Filmmakers in Attendance.
      Rio Theatre | 1660 East Broadway| 6:30pm »Details

      Catch the Vancouver premiere of the Danish/Swedish psychological erotic thriller The Charmer. The Nordic film noir is the nail-biting story of a handsome Iranian man living in Copenhagen who is adept at meeting women but his suave demeanor masks a desperate motive.
      The Cinematheque | 1131 Howe | 8:20 pm | $12 »Details

      Pull out your parachute pants and gas up the Honda CRX because Science World After Dark presents: 80s After Dark. This 19+ events has beer, wine and Triple O’s burgers and the feature Mirror Maze exhibition will have you checking yourself out before the costume contest. Totally rad!
      Science World | 1455 Quebec | 7pm »Details


      The Dance Centre's popular Discover Dance! series features Cameroon-born Jacky Essombe, in two performances that express the cultural traditions and healing rhythms of West and Central Africa through high-energy dances, live drumming, and singing.
      Scotiabank Dance Centre | 677 Davie | 6pm | $15-$22 »Details

      The exhibition Post Matter features works by Kinu Kamura that delves into social media and the population's obsession with taking "snaps"
      Z Gallery Arts | 102-1688 W. 1st | 6pm | Free »Details

      2nd Annual Great Wines Charity Auction attendees will enjoy a wide range of B.C. wines  in support of access to justice in B.C. The night of food and wine tasting also features a live auction, a silent auction, and a raffle.
      Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art | 639 Hornby | 6:30pm | $65 early bird »Details

      YEW seafood + bar is celebrating spring with the popular family style Spot Prawn Boil Dining Series. Grab a bib and tuck into the fresh catch as you enjoy a complimentary glass of B.C. wine. 
      YEW seafood + bar | 791 West Georgia | $78 »Details


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