20 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Monday, March 2

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      Bassem Youssef shot to fame in 2011 as the “Jon Stewart of the Arab World.” In his talk, The Middle Eastern Monologues, he shares his experience as a doctor-turned-satirist during the most uncertain time in the Middle East.

      Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton, 5:30pm, $20



      Noise acts Uniform and The Body collaborate to performs songs off the Mental Wounds Not Healing album. With guests Wire Spine and Pavel.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 7pm, $17


      Come shake your pelvis to your favourite songs from the King and Queen of Rockabilly. Jack Garton and The Party Timers paying homage to the hottest couple in rockabilly history, Wanda Jackson and Elvis Presley.

      WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac, 8pm, $10



      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



      Eli Howey

      Eli Howey: Passageways is a solo exhibition that includes sculpture, printmaking, and book arts, based on a series of watercolour and gouache paintings.

      Gallery Gachet, 9 West Hastings


      Moira Smiley's vocal quintet, VOCO, brings together five wildly gifted singers and song leaders from across North America to sing and stomp together, a cappella.

      St. James Community Square, 3214 West 10th, 7:30pm, $30/25


      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



      Jojo Rabbit is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

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


      The 31st Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, the longest-running Jewish film festival in Canada, takes place from Feb 27-Mar 8, and will screen 28 films from around the world. Films screening tonight include Leona, Golda’s Balcony, Sustainable Nation, and Disobedience – Aristides de Sousa Mendes: A Rebel.

      Various venues, February 27–March 8


      One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk takes place on Baffin Island in 1961 as Noah sets out on a traditional Inuit hunt only to run headlong into a Canadian government emissary offering sweets, money, and assimilation. ▶ Read our review.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 6:30pm, $13


      Canadian history brought to startling, surreal, hilarious and kinky life in The Twentieth Century via the feverish cinematic imagination of Winnipeg wunderkid Matthew Rankin, heir apparent to Guy Maddin.  ▶ Read our review.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 8:40pm, $13


      Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Brie Larson, Fantastic Fungi reveals the secrets of the organism that feeds, heals, and could help save the planet. The screening will be followed by a conversation with film director Louie Schwartzberg.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 6:30pm, $13


      The 31st Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, the longest-running Jewish film festival in Canada, takes place from Feb 27-Mar 8, and will screen 28 films from around the world. The festival will include guest speakers, panel discussions and a hosted reception for the opening and closing celebrations.

      Various venues, February 27–March 8





      The Laugh Gallery with Graham Clark has the city's top stand-ups and audience trivia for prizes all for the low price of $5. 

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 9pm, $5



      Cove Neighbourhood Pub's pop culture quiz features weekly prizes for the brainiest bunch and bigger jackpots for seasonal wins. 

      Colony Bar, 2904 Main, 8pm, Free


      Kaboom Atomic Trivia time at The Portside features prizes for the smartest teams and drink specials for the rest.

      Portside Pub, 7 Alexander, 8pm, Free


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



      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.

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