32 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, February 20

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      COMEDY

      Bill Burr has developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel. He has appeared in Breaking BadThe Mandalorian, the animated Netflix series F Is For Family, and numerous comedy specials.

      Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe, 7 and 9:30pm, $52.50-$74.50

       

      Beth Stelling has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central’s @midnight, Chelsea Lately, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Pete Holmes Show and the currently streaming The Standups series on Netflix.

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

       

      Jay Pharaoh is an actor and stand-up comedian best known for his celebrity impressions and characters honed during his six seasons as a cast member of Saturday Night Live.

      Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 7pm, $39.50

       

      Big Jay Oakerson has been praised as “Master of the Dirty Joke” by The New York Times and excels at the art of crowd work and storytelling. 

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

       

      Andy Kindler hosts The Alt Show, featuring a lineup of alt-comedy favourites from the JFL Northwest festival.

      Yuk Yuk's, 2837 Cambie, 10:30pm, $20

       

      Randy Feltface has created seven critically acclaimed solo shows. He brings his new show, Randy Feltface in Modus Operandy to the York Theatre.

      York Theatre, 639 Commercial, 7pm, $27.50

       

      The Ryan and Amy Show has been successfully performing sketch comedy across North America for over 10 years. They are best known for their gender bending and downright insane characters.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 8pm, $15

       

      Tim Dillon is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor has appeared in several comedy specials and been named pne of the ‘Top Ten comics you need to know’ by Rolling Stone magazine.

      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster, 7:30pm, $23

       

      Three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning duo Peter n' Chris (CBC, Just For Laughs) return to the stage for the last time because in this sketch comedy show only one of them will survive.

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 8pm, $15

       

      Vir Das is one of the fastest rising actor/comedians in America. He is the first Indian comedian to have a stand-up special on Netflix, which resulted in a multi-special deal with the streaming service.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 7 and 9pm, $27.50

       

      Comedian Josh Thomas, creator and star of Please Like Me (Netflix) and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (ABC Spark) comes to Vancouver with his brand new stand-up show, Whoopsie Daisy

      York Theatre, 639 Commercial, 9:30pm, $27.50

       

      SiriusXM’s Top Comic Showcase searching for the funniest comedians in Canada. This year’s showcases will be headlined by Adam Christie; featuring Jess Salomon, Ola Dada, Kyle Bottom, and Andrea Jin.

      Yuk Yuk's Vancouver, 2837 Cambie, 8pm, $16

       

      MUSIC

      Violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer, Sudan Archives combines R&B, hip-hop, folk, and experimental electronic music. With guest Velvet Negroni.

      Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender, 8pm

       

      Punk rock singer-songwriter Dave Hause returns to Vancouver with his band The Mermaid with songs from his new album, Saboteur.

      LanaLou's Restaurant, 362 Powell, 9pm, $17.50

       

      Originally from Singapore, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Fara plays songs from her debut EP entitled About Me. With guests Revè, Ana Santos, and Jody Smith.

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

       

      CelticFest 2020 kicks off with a traditional session that is open to all. Bring your own instrument and join in or just enjoy the music and dance. 

      Billy Bishop Legion, 1407 Laburnum, 7pm 

       

      THEATRE

      DAVID COOPER

      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

       

      Steel Magnolias, the classic tale of camaraderie, follows six Southern belles and their steadfast friendships through marriage, illness, childbirth, and loss.

      The Nest, 1398 Cartwright, 8pm, $39

       

      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

       

      Talking Sex on Sunday is a new musical comedy by Sara-Jeanne Hosie & Nico Rhodes in which women share fears and find the power of friendship.

      Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova, 7:30pm, From $25

       

      BIG Sister is one-woman comedy about the relationship between two sisters and what happens when one of them changes. It is the real life experience of sister/actor Naomi’s 70-pound weight loss, written through the perspective of younger sibling/writer Deborah. 

      Vancity Culture Lab, 1895 Venables, 7:30pm, $26

       

       

      ARTS

      COLE PAULS

      Indigenous comic artist Cole Pauls discusses the collaborative process of creating Dakwäkãda Warriors, a bilingual comic written in English and in the ancestral Southern Tutchone language. This event explores the exploration of storytelling and Indigenous language revitalization.

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

       

      Talking Stick Festival is a celebration of Indigenous artistry, expertise, and talent from around the world. Featuring theatrical performances, music, dance, visual art, film, spoken word, a Celebration of Powwow Culture, Métis Fair, family fun, informative workshops and more

      Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Free -$30

       

      Shirley Gnome hosts The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret's Third Thursday Cabaret. A soiree of theatrical smishmoosh, multimedia & clownery.

      Dusty Flower Shop, 2050 Scotia, 8pm, $10

       

      The VSO Chamber Players play the music of Mozart, Britten, and Mendelssohn.

      Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour, 7:30pm

       

      MOVIES

      KDocsFF, Metro Vancouver’s social justice film festival presents Truth in a Post-truth World, a showcase of 14 award-winning documentaries, along with keynote speakers, filmmakers, panel discussions, Q&As, and exhibitors.

      Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour, $7

       

      Vancouver Film School holds the 3D Animation & VFX Program Preview where you can ee the latest creations from graduating 3D Animation and Visual Effects students and learn how to start a career in the industry.

      VFS Animation & Visual Effects Campus, 151 West Cordova, 6pm, Free

       

      Jacques Demy's The Young Girls of Rochefort is a celluloid valentine to the singing-and-dancing MGM musicals. Twin sisters Delphine and Solange realise their dream of working for the stage when they are discovered by a couple associated with a carnival and find love in the process.

      Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 6:30pm, $12

        

      FOOD & DRINK

      Twelve of Vancouver’s top chefs go head-to-head in the hopes of winning the coveted title chowder champion and the Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown.

      Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, 7pm, $79

       

        

      TRIVIA

      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

       

      Bring your friends and your brain to pub trivia at the Castaway Bar & Kitchen

      Castaway, 3293 West 4th, 8pm, Free

       

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

       

      ETCETERA

      Get expert advice for your next home project at the BC Home + Garden Show. Celebrity Contractor Bryan Baeumler appears for practical advice and inspiration.

      BC Place Stadium, 777 Pacific Boulevard, 4pm, $14

       

       

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