17 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Monday, January 13

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      ARTS

      Enda Bardell creates paintings that abstract the forms through selective cropping, utilizing the shapes to create boldly colourful works suggestive of classic hard-edge abstraction in the exhibition Vancouver Reconstructed

      Pendulum Gallery, 885 West Georgia

       

      ALEX SANDVOSS

      Alex Sandvoss’s new oil painting exhibition, The Influencer, is a satirical look at the effects of vanity and consumerism on the planet with worsening issues like climate change.

      Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette, Coquitlam, 7pm, Free

       

      VSO New Music Festival presents Bizarre Bazaar. Clarinetist Kari Kriikku leads young musicians of the VSO School of Music’s Sinfonietta string ensemble on a musical journey around the globe, blending traditional folk melodies with exotic new sounds and voices. Violinist Viviane Hagner finds poetry in the new and freshness in the old in a rare solo violin program weaving together works from five centuries.

      Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard, 7:30pm, $25

       

      DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, ARTHUR RIMBAUD IN NEW YORK (PIER, SHOOTING UP MURAL), 1978–1979, PHOTOGRAPH, COURTESY OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID WOJNAROWICZ AND P·P·O·W, NEW YORK.

      The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery presents David Wojnarowicz: Photography & Film 1978–1992, the first exhibition to solely concentrate on the artist’s photographic and filmic work. The exhibition presents over 100 works including photographs, test prints, silkscreens, 16 mm and Super 8 film and collaborative video works.

      Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall, UBC

       

      MUSIC

      Guitar and saxophone duo Ryley & Kaylar take jazz, RnB, funk, and soul, toss it into the blender and set it to blend.

      Guilt & Company, 1 Alexander, 8pm, Pay what you can

       

      Rock band Wyper/Parker play a set of danceable and sweaty soul tunes.

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

       

      FOOD

      Acorn and Wildebeest team up for a Collaborative Vegetarian Dinner dubbed "Roots to Shoots", a five-course, plant-based winter harvest meal.

      Wildebeest, 120 West Hastings, 7pm, $69

       

      MOVIES

      Bruce Springsteen showcases his latest album, Western Stars, with this concert filmed in a big old barn down on the farm with a string orchestra and a few friends. The Boss intersperses each song with ruminations on how he came to write it and what it means to him. 

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 8:30pm, $13

       

      Three aging hermits dwell in a Quebec forest and spend their days tending to cannabis crops and skinny-dipping in And the Birds Rained Down. However, their idyll is disrupted by a death and the arrival of two interlopers: a photographer with too many questions about the past and an elderly woman. ▶ Read our review.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 4pm, $13

       

      Journey into the Great Bear Rainforest in Mirjam Leuze's eco-conscious documentary The Whale and the Raven. Discover the impact of increased tanker traffic on the ecosystem that is home to humpbacks, orcas, porpoises, and the Gitga’at First Nation. ▶ Read our review.

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

       

      The Cinematheque's Contemporary Iranian Cinema series screens the documentary Beloved, following Firouzeh, an 82 year old, mother of 11 in her solitary life shot over four seasons as she lives in harmony with nature and conflicts with local authorities. 

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

       

      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, 8pm, $12

       

      Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Brie Larson, Fantastic Fungi reveals the secrets of the organism that feeds, heals, and could help save the planet. The screening will be followed by a conversation with film director Louie Schwartzberg.

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

       

      Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family–led by a well-intentioned but domineering father–as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 9:30pm, $13

       

      COMEDY

      The Laugh Gallery with Graham Clark has the city's top stand-ups and audience trivia for prizes all for the low price of $5. 

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 9pm, $5

       

       

      TRIVIA

      IQ 2000 hosts Trivia Night at Colony Bar, a pop culture quiz with prize packs and drinks to be won.

      Colony Bar, 2904 Main, 8pm, Free

       

      Kaboom Atomic Trivia time at The Portside features prizes for the brainiest teams and drink specials for the rest.

      Portside Pub, 7 Alexander, 8pm, Free

       

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

       

       

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