26 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, February 13

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      Magician and comedian Justin Willman (Netflix's Magic for Humans) will amaze and delight at JFL NorthWest.

      Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 7pm, $32.50



      American indie-rock band Luna performs its 1995 album Penthouse in its entirety.

      Venue, 881 Granville, 8pm, $30


      Alt-country singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc from Louisiana plays songs from his fourth studio album, Renegade. With guest Sierra Ferrell.

      WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac, 9pm, $17.50


      Miami Indie-funk band Magic City Hippies tour support of their new album, Modern Animals. With guests The Palms.

      Fortune Sound Club, 147 E. Pender, $25, 9pm



      Nunsense is a musical spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser.

      Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Ave., North Van, 8pm, $25


      In Forever Plaid four young singers are killed in a car crash and they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950s nostalgia trip filled with pop hits from the era.

      Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, 8pm, $15-44


      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, 7:30pm, From $29


      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


      Forget Me Not is a mysterious and thrilling production that offers each audience member the rare opportunity of handling a one-of-a-kind Ronnie Burkett hand puppet, becoming both witnesses and puppetmasters as the story unfolds. ▶ Read our feature.

      At a secret location, 7:30pm, $89




      Rossini’s comic masterpiece The Barber Of Seville sees Figaro and his mischievous escapades as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr. Bartolo.

      Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton, 7:30pm, $72-$112


      Six of Montréal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious mechanics of breathing and interpret its life-giving rhythm in Ghost. Tentacle Tribe combines elements of contemporary dance, hip hop, and martial arts in this physical production.

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



      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 35th Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival is packed with inspiring and entertaining events for every age group and literary taste with an exciting roster of writers from across Canada, the US, Israel and South Africa.

      Jewish Community Centre, 950 West 41st , Feb 8-13, Free - $24


      Warm up with Chabrier, de Falla, Verdi and more southerners in Iberian Dreams, a concert brimming with Spanish heat. Complimentary tea & cookies are served in the lobby starting at 1pm. 

      Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe, 2pm, $28.50



      The National Film Board of Canada presents Journey to Justice, a documentary telling the story of six largely unsung heroes of the Black civil rights movement in Canada. Preceded by a brief talk on the history of Canada’s role in the civil rights movement by BC Civil Liberties Association lawyer Latoya Farrell.

      Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 7pm, $12


      Nominated for Best International Film, Les Misérables is a gritty urban drama about tensions spilling over in a working-class, largely immigrant Parisian banlieu when a lion cub is stolen from a visiting circus. ▶ Read our review.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 3pm, $13 


      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as a couple whose relationship is disappearing before them. But as his memories progressively begin to fade, he begins to discover their earlier passion.

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


      FOOD & DRINK

      Kick off FAN EXPO Vancouver with a Cosplay Party at the Storm Crow Alehouse. Everyone who comes in costume will receive 10% off food, a $5 Storm Crow Loot Card, and be eligible to win special prizes.

      Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 West Broadway, 7pm




      Comedian Donnell Rawlings brings his 2Soon show to the JFL NorthWest comedy festival.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 7pm, $27.50


      Comedian, actor and podcast host, Todd Barry, is renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 7pm, $24.50 


      Actress, stand-up comedian and impressionist, Melissa Villaseñor is most widely recognized as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Recently, she was featured in HBO’s Crashing, and Netflix’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. 

      Yuk Yuk's Vancouver, 2837 Cambie, 8pm, $26.25


      Comedians Sheng Wang headlines Yellow Fever, a showcase of Asian comedians from different backgrounds. Featuring Matty Vu, Ronald Dario, and Tin Lorica.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 9:30pm, $24.50


      Ross Dauk hosts a special JFL NorthWest edition of Jokes Please!

      Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th, 9pm, $12




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

      12 Kings Pub, 395 Kingsway, 7pm, Free


      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

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




      This Valentine’s Day, take a moment to appreciate how members of the plant and animal kingdoms “get it on” with Love in Nature - A Sex Education, a sometimes sweet and sometimes risqué examples of how life has approached the question of reproduction.

      Lost Lagoon Nature House, Stanley Park, 6:30pm, $5 -$12.50