21 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, January 9

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      Singer-songwriter Jasper Sloan Yip plays the Railway's Locals Lounge interview and music series with tunes from his latest album, Post Meridiem. With guest Tess Anderson.

      Railway Stage and Beer Cafe, 579 Dunsmuir, 7pm, $10


      GroundUp features West Coast Soul/R&B singer-songwriter Katherine Penfold and her powerhouse vocals. Proceeds from the door will be donated to Loving Spoonful.

      Guilt & Company, 1 Alexander, 9:30pm, Pay what you can


      R&B ONLY celebrates the musical style with new DJ sets featuring Dauché and Jabari and a light show for your dancing pleasure. Presented by Colors Worldwide

      Venue Nightclub, 881 Granville, 8pm, $30


      The Bernie Arai Trio, accompanied by Chad Makela on bari sax and Chris Gestrin on piano, kicks off the new year with the Jazz Concert Series at the West End's historic Roedde House Museum.

      Roedde House Museum, 1415 Barclay, 7pm, $15/12


      Toque Flamenco brings the sounds of Spanish song and dance to The Kino.

      The Kino, 3456 Cambie, 8:30pm, No cover, $10 suggested donation


      Vancouver blues outfit The Steve Kozak Band plays classics and originals in their West Coast Blues style.

      Fairview Pub, 898 West Broadway, 7pm, $5



      Live comedy/variety/talk show and TV program Paul Anthony’s Talent Time plays its first show of 2020 with a variety of comedy, musical, and oddball acts. 

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 8pm, $14


      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



      Willem Dafoe plays filmmaker Abel Ferrara, more or less, in Tommaso, a deeply personal and moving drama about an aging American in Rome, his beautiful but distant, much younger European wife (played by Ferrara's real-life wife, Christina Chiriac), and their infant daughter. Part of the Italian Film Festival.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 8:15pm, $13


      Once Upon a Time in the West, Sergio Leone's epic 1968 western, assembles an all-star cast which includes Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, cowboy film vet Jack Elam and Henry Fonda playing against type. Musical score by Ennio Morricone. Playing as part of the Italian Film Festival. 

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 2:20pm, $13


      The Cinematheque's Best of the Decade film series continues with the 2012 eye-opening documentary, The Act of Killing, which takes audiences through the Indonesian genocide during the anti-communist purge of 1965–1966 as told by the surviving perpetrators.

      The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 6:30pm, $12



      Derek Gaines brings a unique perspective to growing up African American in the suburbs to his comedy and has appeared on MTV's Joking Off, the Just For Laughs Festival, and NBC's Will and Grace.

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


      Yuk Yuk’s Fast-Track Showcase has hand-picked rising stars develop their craft at the club, a showcase of Vancouver’s best up-and-coming comedian.

      Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club Vancouver, 2837 Cambie, 8pm, $9.53


      At Triple Bill, three groups, The Chedda Boys, Cuddle Rocket, and Looking For Friends, showcase their comedic, off-the-cuff skill in this night of improv comedy.

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 9pm, $10


      Ross Dauk hosts the weekly Jokes Please! at Main Street's Little Mountain Studios with some of the city's best stand-up comedians.

      Little Mountain Studios, 195 East 26th, 9pm, $10


      First-time comedians are welcome to take the stage at The Bomb Shelter Amateur Comedy Night

      Keto Caveman Cafe, 605 West Pender, 7pm and 9pm, $10



      The Beaver Taphouse hosts pop culture trivia with prizes for winning teams. 

      Beaver Taphouse, 1018 Granville, 7pm, Free


      Nice Guys Trivia with host Ed Garcia of CFOX challenge your brains with pop culture trivia. Win Donnelly gift cards good at any location.

      Tavern, 1141 Hamilton, 7pm, Free


      ▶ Find all the trivia nights for each day of the week here.



      Master tailor and Couturier Wilfred Dy hosts a Fashion Pattern Drafting Info Session giving insight on how to make to a perfectly fitting custom pattern.

      La Movida Fashion Design Academy, 3625 West Broadway, 7pm, Free


      A Handful of Stories is based on a research project run in partnership with the Obakki Foundation that explores new ways for design to address and disrupt the single story of the global refugee crisis.

      Emily Carr University of Art and Design, 520 East 1st, 5pm, Free


      Underwater videographer and scuba diver Jennifer Ingram presents a talk about her 2019 Fiji dive trip and the variety of marine life she encountered.

      Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49, 7:30pm, Free