14 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, December 4

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      Alt-rock band from Portland, Oregon, The Dandy Warhols play tunes from their tenth studio album, Why You So Crazy. With guests Mother Mariposa.

      Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 8pm, $35


      You can also catch The Dandy Warhols when they put on a free performance at the Fluevog flagship store in Gastown.

      Fluevog Shoes, 65 Water, 2pm, Free


      American singer-songwriter John Craigie tours with songs from his latest album, Scarecrow. With guest Nicki Bluhm.

      Imperial Vancouver, 319 Main, 8pm, $22.50


      Vancouver psychedelic band Ponytails play songs from their latest full length LP. With guests Jody Glenham & the Dreamers and Palm Haze.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7:30pm, $15


      The Gentlemen Hecklers (Eric Fell and K. C. Novak) provide live, hilarious commentary for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The adventures of the boy wizard should provide plenty of fodder for the master riffers.

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


      The VSO School of Music's advanced youth string ensemble, Sinfonietta, will collaborate with the VSO School of Music’s new honour jazz combo to perform Strings & Jazz at the Playhouse, a unique symphonic arrangement of Bob Dylan’s "The Times They Are A-Changin’", featuring rising star jazz vocalist Maya Rae.

      Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton, 7:30pm, $19


      The 22nd annual Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s Hospital returns with over 200 glimmering stars in this seasonal event. New this year is the Living Light, an interactive art piece that shines brightly when you donate and fades when it goes too long without support. 

      St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard


      Cock, playwright Mike Bartlett’s battle of wit and persuasion centers around John, who, having left his 7 year relationship with M, a man, falls in love with W, a woman. Special advance run preview. 

      Vancity Culture Lab, 1895 Venables, 8pm, $20/25


      Cariboo Magi by Lucia Frangione brings holiday laughs when a drunk and discouraged ex-Anglican minister, a sassy French saloon owner with a mysterious past, a disgraced child star, and a Canadian miner with the soul of a poet all seek a better future.

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 7:30pm, $15-25



      The Tragic Comedy of Macbeth is brought to the stage by a group of Vancouver's finest comedic, theatrical, and improvisational minds. 

      Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery, 7:30pm, $25/30


      Everyone is Jonas is a live, improvised competitive game set in an alternate reality Vancouver. Comic Kyle Bottom opens with a stand-up set and joins in the improvisers. 

      Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial, 8pm, Pay what you can


      The Collider Cafe explores how art and science intersect in the exploration of curiosity. The evening's speakers include Vance Williams (chemistry), Laara Cerman (art & nature), Scott Pownell (Genetics), and Chris Dunnett (multidisplinary art).

      Pizzeria Barbarella, 654 E. Broadway, 8pm, $5


      Learn how e-bikes work and what to look for when purchasing one at What the Watt?! E-Bike Basics. Experts from Sidesaddle Bike Shop's tech team will be on hand to answer questions.

      Sidesaddle Bike Shop, 2496 Victoria, 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


      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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