18 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, January 8

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      Japanese pop rock band AliA play Vancouver on the AliAliVe2020 Around the World -Re:AliVe-tour. With guests non la.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 8pm, $20


      Georgia Straight astrologer Rose Marcus presents the lecture The Momentous Astrological Influences of 2020: History in the Making

      Unity of Vancouver, 5840 Oak, 7pm, $25



      Protest the U.S. attack on Iran at this march to withdraw Canadian and U.S. troops from the Mid East and show solidarity with the people of Iran.

      U.S. Consulate, 1075 west Pender, 5:30pm


      The new monthly burlesque show Wicked Wednesday: Nerdlesque Edition kicks off with performers Kitty Glitter, Ginger Femmecat, Diamond Minx, and Rosie Thornbush.

      Falconetti's East Side Grill, 1812 Commercial, 8pm, $10 suggested donation 


      Infinity by award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch tells the story of a cynical, skeptical daughter of a theoretical physicist and a composer infused with science, love, sex, and, and classical music.

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


      Screening at Vancity Theatre is Mario Bava's giallo (Italian sex thriller) Blood and Black Lace about a murder spree in a high-end fashion house. Part of the Italian Film Festival.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 4:30pm, $13


      Catch a 60th anniversary screening of Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vitafollowing a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Part of the Italian Film Festival.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 1pm, $13


      In Francesco Rizzi's Cronofobia, a mysterious lonely man and a young rebel woman, confront each other in a psychological drama about suspended identity. Part of the Italian Film Festival.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 6:30pm, $13


      Ricordi? is a love story told through the memories of two nameless lovers in different stages of their lives. Part of the Italian Film Festival.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 8:20pm, $13


      Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is a documentary from David Bowie‘s concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973, when he performed as alter ego “Ziggy Stardust” for the very last time.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 6:30pm, $13


      The Gentlemen Hecklers take on Labyrinth, Jim Henson's wildly imaginative and highly entertaining puppet-filled classic. Audience costumes welcome and encouraged

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


      Screening as part of the Cinematheque's Best of the Decade film series is the German comedy Toni Erdmann, a practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard-working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

      Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 7pm, $12


      Teens who want to get involved with comedy and improv, meet like-minded people, and learn from pros are invited perform at the Teen Comedy Jam with Blind Tiger Comedy.

      Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th, 7pm, Free


      New Moon Comedy (formerly Fox Hole Comedy) celebrates a new wave of comedians in this feminist, and queer-centric night,

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 9pm, Pay what you can


      Test out your comedy chops at Yuk Yuk's with the 8pm amateur night, followed by the 10pm open mic.

      Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club Vancouver, 2837 Cambie, 8 and 10pm


      Comedian Byron Bertram headlines at the new Rick Bronson's House of Comedy in New West. 

      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, 530 Columbia, New Westminster, 7:30pm, $16


      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, jugs of beer, and a weekly cash jackpot.

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


      Trivia Night at the Regal Beagle features prizes, giveaways, and drink specials, all for knowing random bits of knowledge.

      Regal Beagle Bar and Grill, 2283 West Broadway, 8pm, Free