33 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, January 16

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      Brooklyn pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist King Princess performs songs from the album Cheap Queen. With guests Kilo Kish.

      Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton, 8pm, From $29.50


      The Class of 2020 concert series features local pop rocks acts IMUR, Evan Konrad, and Necking.

      Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender, 8pm, $16


      Pay homage to the Thin White Duke and enjoy this incredible evening of classics and deep cuts at the Biltmore's 3rd annual David Bowie Tribute Night. Featuring local musicians and an open mic.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 7pm, From $12.50


      Polaris Music Prize-winning singer-songwriter Patrick Watson tours in support of his 8th studio album, Wave. With guest Brad Barr.

      Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 7pm, $37.50


      Canadian country singer-songwriter Tebey comes to Vancouver on the Good Ones Tour. With guest Kristin Carter.

      Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 8pm, $22.50


      Susan Dietrich, better known as The Space Lady has earned a steadily growing cult following ever since she began busking on the streets of San Fransisco in the 1970's with her alky vocals accompanied by a Casio keyboard. With guests Stephen Hamm: Theremin Man and Michael & the Slumberland Band.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7pm, $15


      Six of Vancouver’s most notable hip hop artists join forces in the Downtown Eastside for Hip-Hop 4 Change. The all-ages, free-to-attend event features performances by artists who use music as their vehicle to inspire positive social change. The evening also discusses funding available to local musicians, activists, and community members.

      The Pace, 520 Alexander, 6pm, Free


      Multi-room dance party Blessed Back To School 2 features Djs Freeky P, Arems, and Shawayne in the main room and DJs Drwkskee and Sam Hampton in The Annex. POSTPONED

      Republic, 958 Granville, 9pm, $10


      Canadian alternative country singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith performs tunes from his latest album, Standard.

      St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th, 8pm, $36/32


      Goth rock outfit The Charlie Monroe Band plays the Railway with guests Molly Be Damned, Zen Junkie, and The Getmines.

      Railway Stage and Beer Cafe, 579 Dunsmuir, 8pm, $10




      Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling is one of the darkest and most sensual of the 17th century English tragedies. A tale of hidden sexual desires, bloody deeds, and characters who realize their intentions are less than pure.

      Telus Studio Theatre, 6265 Crescent Rd., UBC, 7:30pm, From $11.50


      Artisanal Intelligence Inc. is proud to introduce the next wave in A.I. customer service: Barry.

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 7:30pm, $17/15


      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


      The WonderWombs is a circus show that tackles gender politics and body-shaming amid aerials, comedy, and spoken word. ▶ Read our preview.

      York Theatre, 639 Commercial, 7:30pm, From $26


      House and Home is a biting, comedic take on Vancouver’s current real estate crisis. This new play looks at the emotional and challenging struggles of living in a city ranked as the second most unaffordable market in the world, and the problems faced by many when trying to find a “home”. 

      Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova, 7:30pm, From $20




      Helen Cho: Space Silence uses materials of mass-production and everyday environs to query relationships between life, death, and return. Her videos and sculptures observe the sentience of all beings as they persist through states of transition.

      Audain Gallery , 149 W Hastings


      The VSO New Music Festival: (re)creations winds up with performances of  The Luxury Suite from Powder Her Face and the Four Seasons re-cast for solo violin, strings, and electronics in Max Richter’s 21st Century Vivaldi update. Maestro Bramwell Tovey and Nicholas Wright will have a pre-concert chat on stage.

      Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe, 7:30pm, $12-25


      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


      Exhibition explores the development of Cindy Sherman’s work from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s to the present day, with selections from each of her major series, including new and rarely seen works.

      Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby


      The Revolution of Our Times exhibition endeavours to share a body of work created by photojournalists who were on the ground covering the 2019 Anti-Extradition Treaty Protests in Hong Kong.

      The Polygon Gallery, 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver



      The Rio screens Ari Aster Midsommar's Director’s Cut with 20 extra horror-filled minutes. A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 8:45pm, $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, 6:20pm, $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, 8:50pm, $13




      Documentary film Antarctic Traces explores the devastating impact of human exploitation in South Georgia, Antarctica through literary sources, archival images and other visuals.

      Vancouver Maritime Museum  1905 Ogden, 7pm, $13.50



      Comedy at the Park has comedians Cory Lupovichi, Andrea Jin, and headliner Darcy Boon Collins.

      The Park Pub, 1755 Davie , 7:30pm, $15


      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


      Comedian Anthony Devito headlines at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy with support from Efthimios Nasiopoulos and MC Richard Lett.

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



      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


      DJ Storm hosts Thirsty Thursday Trivia, a quiz night with prizes and drinks specials. 

      12 Kings Pub, 395 Kingsway, 7pm, Free


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


      FOOD & DRINK

      Kick off the 2020 Dine Out Vancouver Festival with The Great Big Taste, a relaxed grazing-style tasting event that celebrates the amazing local food and beverage scene. Featuring tastings from top Metro Vancouver restaurants, over 20 British Columbia wineries, plus samples from B.C. craft breweries, distilleries, and cideries.

      Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell, 7pm, $89


      Austin, Texas brewery Jester King takes over the taps at The Red Accordion, pouring 6 super rare beers and giving away some swag.

      The Red Accordion, 1616 Alberni, 5pm, Free



      Celebrate the Taiwanese, South Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese cultures with Lunar Celebrations at Oakridge Centre. Come see the "Mighty 6" Lion Dance, take part in the Lunar New Year Party and special sales events as you celebrate the Year of the Rat.

      Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st, Free


      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Arizona Coyotes in NHL action.

      Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, 7pm, From $43.50