34 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, February 6

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      K-pop all-star group SuperM's We Are The Future Live tour comes to Vancouver. 

      Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, 7:30pm, $50


      Folk singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has been charming listeners since the early 70s with his honest, anecdotal songs that are instilled with his signature wit and cheeky humour, that have made him a cult figure.

      St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th, 8pm, $40/36


      Pop-rock singer-songwriter Mattiel from Atlanta tours playing songs from her second studio album, Satis Factory. With guest Calvin Love.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 9pm, $15


      Punk/soul/klezmer/jazz band from Brooklyn, The World/Inferno Friendship Society brings its collective membership of horns, piano, vocals and guitar to the Rickshaw. With guests Portland folk-punks the Bridge City Sinners, plus Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers.

      Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings, 8pm, $16.50


      Benefit concert for Aussie Bushfire Relief, featuring Rowen Porter, Sandy Bone, Bradley Barkman, Joni Miller & the Usual Suspects, and Lisa Rae Simons.

      ANZA Club, 3 West 8th Ave, 8pm , By donation


      Local shoegazing alt-rock band The Starling Effect plays The Roxy. With guests Dark Dials and Victoria Staff.

      The Roxy, 932 Granville, 8pm, $8


      Dutch Robinson, former lead singer of the legendary R&B group The Ohio Players, plays a mix of Motown classics and well-known originals with his 5-octave vocal range.

      The Roxy, 932 Granville, 9:30pm, Pay-What-You-Can


      American electronic duo, Autograf play futuristic house with a D.I.Y. ethos.

      Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender, 9pm, $15


      The Search For Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2020 starts at Celebrities where performers will battle for the crown and $1500 in prize money. Hosted by Alma Bitches.

      Celebrities Nightclub, 1022 Davie, 8:30pm, Guestlist



      After 63 years, the Beacon Hill Body remains a Vancouver Island cold-case murder. In Cipher, forensic toxicologist Grace Godard thinks her scientific expertise is leading her close to an answer.

      Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston, TIME, From $29


      In the satirical comedy Straight White Men, three brothers return home for the holidays. Regressing to trash-talking and sibling pranks, they are caught off guard by a shift in the family dynamic, forcing them to examine the effects of traditional masculinity.

      Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, 8pm, From $29


      Carmen Aguirre’s Anywhere But Here is a blend of dark comedy and magical realism focusing on a family, a border wall, and the quest for home. Music and raps by Shad.

      Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton, 7:30pm, $20


      In Gruesome Playground Injuries childhood friends and kindred spirits Doug and Kayleen meet over the course of thirty years, each time one is drawn back into the other’s life a new self-inflicted wound is discovered.

      Vancity Culture Lab, Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables, 8pm, $25


      Little Shop of Horrors, the cult sci-fi pulp musical, follows down-on-his-luck Seymour who haplessly pines after his coworker Audrey. Suddenly, opportunity falls into his lap in the form of a mysterious, carnivorous, conniving - and singing - plant that promises to fulfill Seymours every wish. At a price...

      The Red Gate Revue Stage, Granville Island, 7pm, $5-10


      Playwright Morris Panych's 7 Stories is a fast-paced and sophisticated satire that takes place on the window ledge of a seven-story building where a man is contemplating suicide.

      BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, 2055 Purcell Way, 8pm, $11/15/22


      KISMET, things have changed is a show about fate and destiny, a decade in the making. Ten years ago, four artists in their late 20s travelled across the country and interviewed 100 people, aged 1 to 100, about what they believed in. Now, the artists are in a very different place in life. The team set out to find the same people. 

      Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables, 7:30pm, From $26


      Clara Brennan's Spine charts the explosive friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow. Mischievous activist pensioner Glenda is hell-bent on leaving a political legacy and saving Amy from the Tory scrapheap because "there’s nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say".

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 8pm, $20




      Montreal-based dance artist Dana Michel performs Cutlass Spring, The work delves into the mystery of the sexual self, exploring how cultural repression and her life as a performer, a mother, and a lover have shaped her sexual identity.

      Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie, 8pm, $37/29


      Acts of Resistance showcases the artwork of seven indigenous artist activists from the Pacific Northwest, whose designs flew from the Iron Workers Memorial bridge on July 3, 2018.

      Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut


      The Dressed in Black: The Journey exhibition celebrates the spirit of those who travelled from Africa to America and then finally to Canada with photos and narration. Explore the struggles, the courage, and the challenges they faced at this Black History Month event.

      Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden, $13.50



      VIFF Ignite presents the docu-thriller The World Is Bright. When an elderly Beijing couple receives notice that their son has allegedly committed suicide, they travel to Vancouver to investigate the mysterious circumstances of his death. 

      SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings, 6:30pm, Free


      Catch screenings of the 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films in live action and animation.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, $13


      FOOD & DRINK

      Science World’s largest annual fundraising event, Science of Cocktails, will celebrate its 5th year under the glittering iconic dome at TELUS World of Science.  Event goers can enjoy the talents of award-winning Vancouver bartenders and chefs.

      Science World at Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec, 8pm, $165


      It is the final day of Street Food City, a collection of Vancouver's Street Food carts all in one convenient location.

      šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square, Vancouver Art Gallery, 11am, Free




      Paul Anthony's Talent Time presents Game Show Night,  an original game show where audience contestants try to guess prices from real Craigslist ads. It's an East Van version of The Price is Right, with ridiculous interactive homemade games.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 8pm, $12/14


      Comedian Eddie Ifft has appeared on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, NBC’s Last Comic Standing,  and been called one of the most underrated comics in America by the Onion. Featuring Sam Tonning and MC Ron Vaudry.

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


      Vancouver Theatresports performs The Love of Your Life: An Improvised True Romance, a witty and romantic look at one real couple’s relationship as revealed through interviews

      The Improv Centre, Granville Island, 7:30pm, From $10.75


      Funny. Filthy. Feminist. The Dirty Betty Show! makes its Yuk Yuks debut with the Single Ladies Edition program. With comedy, burlesque, song parodies, an audience twerk-off, and much more.

      Yuk Yuk's Vancouver, 2837 Cambie, 7:30pm, $15




      Form a group of up to five gamers to prove you and your friends know the most about video games in the city at the Manchester's There Is No Easy Mode: Video Game Trivia. Answer questions from all eras of video games, all genres, and all console generations.

      Manchester Public Eatery, 1941 West Broadway, Normal mode: 8pm - Hard mode: 9pm, Free


      Compete for drinks and prizes at Yagger's Downtown trivia night. Pop culture questions covering movies, music, science, and geography will test the most brilliant bunch.

      Yagger's Downtown, 433 West Pender, 8:30pm, Free


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      Join actress and whistleblower Sarah Edmondson for a conversation about her experiences with the NXIVM sex cult. There will be a Q&A and a signing of her book, SCARRED: Escaping the NXIVM Cult

      Banyen Books and Sound, 3608 West 4th, 6:30pm, Free


      Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks features 20 of the world’s most astonishing skyscrapers from the United States of America, Australia, Asia, Canada and United Arab Emirates constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy by Australia’s Ryan McNaught, the only certified LEGO professional in the Southern Hemisphere. See photos here.

      Science World at Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec, Until September 7



      The VPL's Creator Series presents Digital Drawing with Jeremy Tankard. Author and Illustrator, Jeremy Tankard, (Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird, Hungry Bird and Me Hungry) discusses his creative process and how he brings his ideas to the “page” in the digital realm.

      Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia, 7pm, Free


      The 58th annual Vancouver International Boat Show includes more than 250 exhibitors and Twiggy, the word famous water-skiing squirrel.

      BC Place Stadium, 777 Pacific