Canadian First Nations Hip-Hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids play alongside all-female Toronto rap group The Sororit on the Family Ties Tour.
Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 9pm, From $25
Halifax singer Ria Mae performs on The Stars Tour with special guest Mathew V Music.
Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 8pm, $23.50
Canadian born singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and best-selling author Jann Arden plays material from her storied career.
River Rock Casino, 8811 River Road, 8pm, From $89.50
Whitby, Ontario punk act Chastity tours in support of the new album, Home Made Satan. With guests Blesses, Jo Passed, and Brass.
Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 7pm, $12
Arizona-based indie folk band Tow’rs tour to support their latest release,New Nostalgia. With guest B.R. Lively.
The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St, 8pm, $15
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. ▶ Read our feature.
Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables, 7:30pm, From $26
See a live performance of Welcome to Night Vale, the podcast reporting on the mysterious goings-on in the fictional town. With guest Dreamboy.
Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 7pm, From $25
In The Wars, a tender-hearted idealist who shares a strong bond with his wheelchair-bound sister, trades his comfortable Canadian life for the harsh world of trench warfare in World War I. Based on the novel by Timothy Findley.
Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd., UBC, 7:30pm, $11.50-24.50
One of the most powerful and romantic musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, the spirited Maria leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. The musical brims with beloved tunes such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and Edelweiss.”
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville, 1:30 & 7:30pm, From $39
Comedian and certified insane person Jan Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine her current state of sanity. An irreverent evening Jan’s hilarious and heart-aching journey through the mental health system.
The Cultch, 1895 Venables, 8pm, $35
The Vancouver Canucks face off against the Dallas Stars in NHL action.
Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, 6:30pm
From the Ground Up is the 1st Annual Tree Planting Film Festival, examining and celebrating tree planting culture as well as various sustainable forestry initiatives and technologies. Featuring films from the industry, stand up comedy from Josh Lichti, a performance from the Western Family String Band and a DJ'd dance.
Imperial, 319 Main, 7pm, $10
The Vancouver Public Library is offering free diabetes risk assessment for World Diabetes Day. Drop by, take the test and speak with a health-care professional.
Various Vancouver Public Library locations, 11:30am – 3:30pm
Yagger's Downtown Pub Trivia pits teams against each other to see who's got the biggest brain. Prizes include gift certificates and rounds of drinks.
Yagger's Downtown, 433 West Pender, 8:15pm, Free
Find everything happening on Wednesday.
Want your event listed on straight.com?