25 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, January 22

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      Inspired by Inuit founding myths, Unikkaaqtuat celebrates the Inuit culture, its traditions, and vision for the future, through a cross-cultural collaboration.

      Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton, 7pm, From $20


      The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival continues with 27 works from 24 companies around town.

      Various Vancouver venues


      Pacific Theatre presents Gramma, a poetic new tale of human connection in the loneliest of circumstances.

      Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th, 8pm, $20-36.50


      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



      Psychedelic spaghetti western band Incandenza play Guilt & Co.

      Guilt & Co, 1 Alexander, 9:30pm, Pay-What-You-Can


      The Nick Peck Organ Trio featuring Jesse Cahill on drums and Steve Kaldestad with the tenor sax Frankie’s, Vancouver's home for live jazz.

      Frankie’s Jazz Club, 755 Beatty, ADDRESS, 7:30pm, $5




      Celebrate the opening of Investigation of Things, the first edition of the Canada-China Art Exchange for Young Emerging Artists and second art exhibition by Artist-in-Residence, Lam Wong.

      Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall, TIME, PRICE


      Pianist and songwriter Veda Hille combines music and storytelling in Little Volcano. Drawing from works by J.S. Bach, as well as Veda’s own compositions, Little Volcano offers a glimpse into the life of one of Vancouver’s most beloved musical artists.

      Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour, 8pm, $39/15


      Artist and designer Mia Cinelli exhibits a series of new punctuation marks, letterforms, and symbols informed by facial expressions, gestures, and nonverbal communication in her exhibition This Being Said.

      Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Ave., North Van



      The Shape of Now is a documentary by former Vancouverite Manuel Correa that observes the history of Colombia’s bloody, decades-long civil conflict. There will be a Q&A with the director after the screening.

      Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 7:30pm, $12


      Catch a free screening of The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open as part of the VIFF Ignite series. Directors Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers's story two Indigenous women forge a tentative bond and embark on a revelatory odyssey.

      SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings, 6:30pm, Free


      In Honeyland a woman utilises ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of Macedonia. When a neighbouring family tries to do the same, it becomes a source of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice. Read our review.

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


      In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

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



      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy presents a showcase of some of the best up and coming comedians in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area.

      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, 530 Columbia, New Westminster, 7:30pm, $5


      Try your hand or witness those chasing their stand-up comedy dreams at Yuk Yuk's Amateur Night.

      Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club, 2837 Cambie, 8pm, $7


      The Blind Tiger Comedy student performances have brave and funny folks doing their first ever improv shows as well as seasoned pros doing long form improv and sketch comedy.

      Little Mountain Improv, 195 East 26th, 7pm, $5



      Trivia Night at Mahony & Sons at Stamps Landing has teams of up to 6 competing for prizes while enjoying half-priced wine.

      Mahony & Sons, 601 Stamps Landing, 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


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      FOOD & DRINK

      The Flying Pig's Signature Pig Roast features a  “slow and low” roasted whole pig served alongside cheddar mash “crackling” potatoes, Chef Brett’s apple sprout slaw, and jalapeno corn bread. 

      The Flying Pig, 1168 Hamilton, 7pm, $76.89


      St. Lawrence chef/owner J-C Poirier pays tribute to his Québécois roots with a traditional ‘Cabane à Sucre’ dinner.

      St. Lawrence, 269 Powell, 5:30 & 8pm, $125



      Nerd Nite v49 features talks on waterslides, ecology, and oil tankers from speakers who know what they are talking about.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7pm, $7-15


      Eight giant Coastal Lunar Lanterns bring together local Indigenous artists in a celebration of Lunar New Year.

      Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Free


      Author and ocean champion, Ian Urbina will discuss his ‘Outlaw Ocean’ reporting which was originally published in the New York Times. The talk will cover some of the ocean’s most unknown threats including slavery, overfishing, and human trafficking.

      The Vancouver Aquarium, 846 Avison Way, 6:30pm, Free


      The Italian Cultural Centre’s Museum open its Year of Craft with All’Italiana: The Craft of Italian Fashion from 1900 to 2000. This free exhibition explores the impact of Italian tailoring, design, and style on the development of 20th century fashion.

      Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan, 10am-5pm daily, Free


      The voices of people who need social housing are not heard. Part 1: Diagnosing the Problem of Public Discourse is the first of three talks which encourages reflective and empathetic discussions by centering these voices through first-person stories and the arts.

      Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster, 6:30pm, Free