24 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, March 4

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      Icelandic folktronica singer-songwriter Ásgeir tours in support of the album, Bury The Moon. ▶ Read our interview.

      Imperial Vancouver, 319 Main, 8pm, $25


      Swedish punk-rock band Refused plays song from the newly released album, War Music. With guests Metz and Youth Code.

      Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 8pm, $35


      Post-punk band from Brooklyn, New York Bambara play noise rock tunes in support of their latest album, Stray. With guests Wax Cowboy and Needs.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7pm, $10


      Hard rock band Black Label Society featuring frontman Zakk Wylde comes to Vancouver on their North American Crusade. With guests Obituary and Lord Dying.

      Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 6:30pm, $49.50


      The 14th annual Strong Women Strong Music concert series, featuring West Coast’s most prominent women jazz musicians including Joani Taylor, Karin Plato, Cecile Larocelle, Jessica Heaven, Lisa Miller, Karen Grave, and Sydney Tough.

      Frankie’s Jazz Club, 755 Beatty, 7pm, $30


      Anamanaguchi bring their electronic bleep and bloops to the Biltmore for a night of video game-inspired dance.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 7pm, $25


      Versatile guitarist Chance Hayden plays songs off his jazz-funk album, Get Somethin'.

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




      A civil rights activist is forced into an uneasy truce with the local chapter of the KKK when a Washington mediator arrives in their small town in Best of Enemies. ▶ Read our review.

      Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th, 8:30pm, $20-36.50


      Are you ready to experience all 37 Shakespearean plays in 97 minutes? Witness actors in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 7:30pm, $20


      It’s the big day, but the newlyweds are offstage and the two families are at each other’s throats. The father of the groom saves a seat for the dog, a long-lost twin confuses everyone, and the bride’s mother is cut off from the wine. Grab a ringside seat for The Wedding Party.

      Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st, 7:30pm, From $29


      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. ▶ Read our review.

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



      Author Aaron Chan launches his debut memoir, This City Is a Minefieldpersonal essays about growing up and coming of age as a young gay Chinese man in Vancouver. With special guests Hiromi Goto and Candie Tanaka.

      Massy Books, 229 East Georgia, 6pm, Free


      Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree of Life – Emily Carr and Her Female Contemporaries is drawn primarily from the gallery’s permanent Emily Carr collection.

      Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby, On until June 28



      The 15th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival showcases short and feature-length films covering a wide range of genres by established and emerging women-identifying filmmakers from around the world. Tonight's screenings include Shorts Program: In Search of Self and Home, Away From Meaning, Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War, and Riot Girls.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, March 3-8


      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 Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, Shalom Taiwan, Forgiveness, and Saving Neta.

      Various venues, February 27–March 8


      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 Gentlemen Hecklers turn their hilarious live sarcastic commentary towards Sir Roger Moore’s final appearance as the iconic British super spy in 1985’s A View To A Kill.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 9:30pm, $15


      FOOD & DRINK

      The Brewchella Beer & Beverage Festival has over 20 new beers to try. Tickets include 5 sampling tokens, menu favorites, and live entertainment.

      CRAFT Beer Market, 85 West 1st, 5pm, $15



      Kathleen McGee has been featured on The Debaters, Canada’s Top Comic, Sirius Satellite Radioand. She has also performed at the Just for Laughs and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals.

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



      Trivia Night at Mahony & Sons at Stamps Landing has teams of up to 6 competing for prizes while enjoying half-priced wine.

      Mahony & Sons, 601 Stamps Landing, 7pm, Free


      At Railway Pub Trivia they'll ask some questions, play some songs, and if you get enough right, you can win some prizes for including a $50 gift card to The Donnelly Group for 1st place.

      Railway Stage & Beer Café, 579 Dunsmuir, 7pm, Free


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



      Canadian independent columnist, documentary producer, broadcaster, and author Gwynne Dyer has been covering the well being of the planet for over 40 years. His new talk argues humanity must take on a role of “Planetary Maintenance Engineers” to combat rapidly escalating climate change.

      BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, 8pm, $20/$17


      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Arizona Coyotes in NHL action.

      Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, 7pm