18 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, November 6

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      The New York-born, Montréal-raised singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a night of song, featuring his greatest hits alongside fresh new gems. Read our interview with Rufus.

      Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe, 8pm, From $31


      Local four-piece garage rock and/or roll band Dead Ghosts play their lo-fi, country-esque vibes. With special guest Black Wizard.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 8pm, $12



      Latin Grammy and Juno award-winner Alex Cuba performs tunes from his new release, Sublime. Cuban-born, Smithers B.C.-based singer-songwriter is known for his sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks, and heavy guitar riffs.

      Kay Meek Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Van, 7:30pm, From $29


      Australian country music singer Morgan Evans tours in support of new album, Things That We Drink To. With guest Madison Kozak.

      Venue, 881 Granville, 8pm, $25


      Washington, D.C. electro-pop trio SHAED plays the Fox Cabaret in support of their release, Trampoline. With guest Absofacto.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7pm, $19


      German pop singer bülow plays material from her 2019 release, The Contender . With Verzache & ASHS.

      The Imperial, 319 Main, 7pm, $21


      Green Day's American Idiot brings the rock musical to a new generation. It is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11, Trumpian suburbia, discovering love, loss, sex, drugs, and rock and roll along the way.

      Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, 8pm, $25-45


      The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival throws an end of the year party with the band Espanglish from Mexico City. 

      Cafe Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial, 8pm, $5-10



      Tetsuro Shigematsu, the acclaimed creator behind Empire of the Son and 1 Hour Photo, presents Kuroko. Maya is hikikomori—an extreme recluse—who has spent the last six years in her bedroom exploring Virtual Reality. Until one day, she meets a mysterious player online who challenges her to the ultimate quest: saving her own father’s life.

      Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables, 7:30pm, From $26


      The multimedia performance Trader Time looks at the people who call into a local Whitehorse buy-and-sell radio show.

      Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd., UBC, 7:30pm, $35


      The Gentlemen Hecklers (Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha) provide live, hilarious commentary for Paranormal Activity. Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing (with special guest Sophia Johnson!), making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 9:30pm, $15


      Vancouver-set drama Body Remembers When the World Broke Open centres on a chance encounter between women of overlapping backgrounds but very different life trajectories. Read our review.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 6pm, $13


      Stephen Frears' groundbreaking film My Beautiful Laundrette follows handsome young Omar (Roshan Seth) who, together with his English friend Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis), takes over a run-down laundrette given to him by his rich uncle. Despite the racism and homophobia all around them, the two fall in love.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 1:30 pm, $13


      Dancer and choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino presents Passages of Rhythms, three diverse artists in an evening of three dynamic dance duets.

      The Nest, 1398 Cartwright, 8pm, $30/20


      Vancouver writers Amber Dawn, Jen Sookfong Lee, and Cecily Nicholson read and reflect on their links to Vancouver’s East End, Strathcona, and the Downtown Eastside at Close Connections, a Heart of the City event.

      Massy Books, 229 East Georgia, 7pm, Free


      Moose's Down Under has pub trivia with a dash of Australia thrown in. Prizes include jugs of beer, shooters, cold hard cash.

      Moose's Down Under, 830 West Pender, 7pm, Free


      Fox Hole Comedy has comedian Amber Harper-Young headlining with support from Savannah Isabelle, Julia Stretch, Bradley Fung, Nathan Hare, Lorna Dawa, K.C. Novak, and Julie Kim. 

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 8pm, $1-15


      Cirque du Soleil's Luzia , the show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture, plays under the Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Concord Pacific Place. An acrobatic and poetic ode to its rich, and vibrant culture.

      88 Pacific Blvd, Under the Grand Chapiteau (Big Top), From $39


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