26 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, February 26

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      MUSIC

      Saskatchewan indie-pop singer-songwriter Andy Shauf tours in support of his latest release, The Neon Skyline. With guest Molly Sarlé. ▶ Read our interview.

      Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 8:30pm, $29.50

       

      Soft-rock singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter from California, with guest Christina Holmes.

      Imperial Vancouver, 319 Main, $27.50, 8:30pm

       

      Steve Marriner, Dave Vidal, and host Steve Kozak team-up for a Trifecta of the Blues & Brews at the historic Patricia Hotel.

      Pat's Pub & Brewhouse, 403 East Hastings, 7:30pm, Free

       

      The UBC School of Music presents Sounds Global Ensemble, an ensemble that sounds like how Vancouver looks. Performing a diverse repertoire drawn from Jewish, Persian, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Indian, and Chinese music.

      Roy Barnett Recital Hall, 6361 Memorial Rd., UBC, Noon, $5

       

      The 1st Annual QueerProv Gag Ball is a night of variety, showcasing the multitalented QueerProv cast and alumni. In addition to amazing improv, there will be original music, stand-up, and drag by rising star BOSS.

      The Junction, 1138 Davie, 8pm, $15

       

      Hot Jazz Wednesdays features Vancouver-based guitarist Josh Roberts playing swing jazz of the 1930s and 40s.

      Guilt & Co, 1 Alexander, 9:30pm, $5

       

      Winnipeg pop group Hearing Trees play songs from their debut album, Quiet Dreams. With guests Zoey Leven and Cassels.

      Railway Stage and Beer Cafe, 579 Dunsmuir, 7:30pm, $10

       

      THEATRE

      GAETEN NERINCX

      The local adaptation of the international hit, Le NoShow Vancouver, is a playful and interactive experience where two ideas – the cost of theatre and its value as art, come together with Vancouver-based actors, offering a rare glimpse backstage of a theatrical creation.

      Performance Works, Granville Island, 8pm

       

      Madama Butterfly is the tragic story of a beautiful young geisha, Cio-Cio-San who falls in love and marries an American naval lieutenant. Puccini’s music soars throughout this story of love, betrayal, and the clashing of two cultures in the late 1890’s. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

      Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, 2pm, $15-36

       

      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

       

      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. ▶ Read our review.

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

       

      Pot Kettle Black is a new play from Vancouver writer Bill Marchant. The play focuses on a dinner party that goes explosively wrong, a darkly comic tale is an examination of love, longing, and liquor. 

      Pal Studio Theatre, 8th floor, 581 Cardero, 8pm, $35

        

      ARTS

      Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Anvil Centre, will host 13th annual Coastal Dance Festival, an annual celebration of Indigenous stories, songs, and dance from Canada and abroad.

      Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster, 10:30am, $15-31.50

       

      Raven Spirit Dance: Confluence is a gathering of Indigenous women sharing the work in progress and conversation of the creative process.

      Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie, 6pm, Free

       

      Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds brings together a selection of drawings created by the acclaimed Inuk artist over the past two decades.

      Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby

       

      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

       

      MOVIES

      Justa Jeskova

      The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival presents Biking Around The World, films following bike packing trips around the globe. Films screening include The Legend Of Rafael and 3 Wheels Under The Sun. Speakers Janick and Pierre Bouchard talking about their trips to over 80 countries while Oliver Jorgensen, Jalen Sekhon, and Kieran Evans describe what Iceland is like to cycle.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 7:30pm, $25

       

      Showcasing instantly recognizable masterpieces, Botero also shares rare glimpses of recently unearthed early work and offers uncommonly intimate access to one of the greatest living artists.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 4:30pm, $13

       

      COMEDY

      Make it Rain: A Bush Fire Relief Cabaret is a night of comedy, theatre, music, and whatever else a bunch of talented weirdos decide to do. All proceeds go to victims of the Australian wildfires.

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 8pm, $10-20

       

      The Nasty Women improv group effortlessly delivers a fun, fresh show that will leave you feeling fired up and a little bit more nasty.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 8pm, $10

       

      Yuk Yuk's Open Mic has pros and amateurs take the stage for four minutes in an attempt to make you laugh.

      Yuk Yuk's , 2837 Cambie, 8pm, Free

       

      John Cullen headlines at New Westminster's Rick Bronson's House of Comedy. He has appeared at Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and he’s made multiple appearances on CBC’s The Debaters.

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

       

      TRIVIA

      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

       

      The Beaver Taphouse hosts pop culture trivia with prizes for winning teams. 

      Beaver Taphouse, 1018 Granville, 7pm, Free

       

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

       

      ETCETERA

      Armin Mortazavi

      Nerd Nite v50 features smart people talking about geeky things. This edition's topics include “Astroplastic: From Colon to Colony” aka plastic from space poop; the why, what and how of movie-making; and a user's guide to water in Vancouver

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

       

      Contemporary short story writers Shashi Bhat, Zsuzsi Gartner, Cathy Stonehouse, and editor Caroline Adderson read from their works to launch the Best Canadian Stories 2019 collection.

      Book Warehouse, 4118 Main, 7pm, Free

       

       

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