37 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, January 23

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      American electronic-music producer Com Truise performs a DJ set.

      Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender, 9pm, $20


      Cass King & the Cassettes release their debut album, Naked on the Dance Floor. With very special guests Sarah Wheeler and DJ Spinintonic.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7pm, $10-25


      Attend the listening party for Late Game Player, the solo debut by Vancouver hip hop artist Low Lux (Josh Fish).

      The Charlatan, 1447 Commercial, 10pm


      American singer, rapper, and songwriter Amber Liu bring the Tour X to Vancouver.  With guests Meg & Dia and Justice Carradine.

      Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 7pm, From $17.50


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

      The Kino, 3456 Cambie, 8:30pm, No cover, by donation


      R&B singer-songwriter Hatim plays soul, funk, and hip-hop tunes with guests Sade Awele, Tissa Rahim, and Nicky MacKenzie.

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


      Mint Records Presents rock band Necking playing songs from their debut album, Cut Your Teeth. With Shady Bug and Maneater.

      Red Gate Arts Society, 1965 Main, 8pm, $10


      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. 

      Republic, 958 Granville, 9pm, $10



      Radovan Dranga

      The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival continues with 27 works from 24 companies around town. See our guide to shows at the festival

      Various Vancouver venues


      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


      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


      Noises Off, the play-within-a-play comedy classic, treats audiences to a peek at a second-tier acting troupe performing a show. With egos, insecurities, and tempers flaring backstage, forgotten lines, missed cues, and misplaced sardines onstage—the cast threaten to undermine the play and each other.

      Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville, 7:30pm, From $29


      Comedian Mike Delamont performs Mama’s Boy, the endearing true story about a young boy being raised by a single mother who struggled with an addiction her entire life.

      Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, 8pm, $15-36


      Set in 1934 Nazi Germany, Berlin: The Last Cabaret is a darkly humorous production that celebrates the subversive power of art — and offers a warning to those who take freedom for granted. Presented by City Opera Vancouver.

      Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright, Granville Island, 8pm, $44.50


      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




      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


      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


      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 documentary The Corporate Coup d’État argues that the dismantling of American democracy took place long before Donald Trump’s election. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with director Fred Peabody and a reception.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 5:30pm, $7


      The documentary Dosed follows the journey of Adrianne as she turns to psychedelic medicine to overcome her depression, anxiety, and addiction. Followed by a Q&A.

      SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings, 6:30, $12.60


      In Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood a faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

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


      In Clemency, years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 6:10pm, $13


      In Uncut Gems Adam Sandler is a New York jeweler and natural-born gambler who bets the farm on uncut black opals he smuggles in from Ethopia, but foolishly shows them to NBA star Kevin Garnett (who insists on borrowing them as a good luck charm).

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



      Winnipeg sketch comedy group and Just For Laughs NorthWest veterans, HUNKS, will perform at Havana as part of a western mini-tour culminating in two appearances at the prestigious SF Sketchfest in San Francisco. Also appearing will be local comedian Graham Clark plus improv and sketch group Hip. Bang!

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 8pm, $15


      The second annual Smash Comedy Festival is a three-day comedy festival spotlighting Vancouver’s best women/trans/femme/plus performers featuring workshops, dance parties, and a drag show.

      Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th, 7:30pm, From $13


      Stand-up Tyler Morrison brings his working class comedy to Lanalou's on his Killer on the Road Tour.

      LanaLou's Restaurant, 362 Powell, 9pm, $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


      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


      FOOD & DRINK

      L'Abattoir hosts the South Okanagan's Le Vieux Pin winery for a five-course french via west coast dinner as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Enjoy a menu paired with both current and library releases from Le Vieux Pin.

      L'Abattoir, 217 Carrall, 6:30pm, $195.60


      Get a Taste of the Market at Lonsdale Quay's sprawling array of food and beverage options, all locally sourced and produced. Eat your way through The Market with offerings including fresh salmon, fresh pizza, amazing desserts and much more.

      Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver, 6:30pm, $39.66


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

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


      Collective Arts hosts the Origin of Darkness four-course beer dinner, collaborative brews with chef-curated selections.

      The Red Accordion, 1616 Alberni, 6:30-pm, $85


      The Hawksworth Long Table Series offers a five-course tasting menu of carefully sourced organic and Oceanwise B.C. ingredients paired with local wines.

      Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 West Georgia, 6:30pm, $152.44



      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.

      Tavern1141 Hamilton, 7pm, Free


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      Vancouver Public Library’s Winter Used Book Sale has prices starting at 50 cents for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers. Bring your own bag.

      Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia, 10am–5pm, Free


      Cosmic Nights at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre presents Space Debris. Dive into this hot astronomical topic in this evening of science and socializing. Enjoy a custom planetarium show, guest lecturers, drinks, science demonstrations. and trivia at this 19+ event.

      H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut, 6:30pm, $25