27 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, March 5

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      New York City guitar-rock band The Strokes play Rogers Arena with songs off their new album, The New Abnormal. With guests Alvvays.

      Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, 7:30pm, From $49.50


      Brooklyn-born, Swiss-raised and Toronto-based Shakura S’Aida sings Blues standards and powerful original songs.

      Mel Lehan Hall at St. James, 3214 West 10th, 8pm, $26/22


      Trans-activist, model, and drag artist Gia Gunn joins the cast of the hard-working crew in the East Vancouver Drag Community for Instant Oats, a fundraiser queer musical, Now that I Found You.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 9pm, $35


      Singer, beatboxes, and poet C.R. Avery plays the Locals Lounge interview and music series. Discover the person behind the music at the enlightening event.

      Railway Stage & Beer Café, 579 Dunsmuir, 7pm, $15


      Calgary indie-folk band Reuben and the Dark play songs from their third studio album, un|love.  With guests Faux Prix.

      The Imperial, 319 Main, 7pm, $20


      The Tristan Paxton Quartet takes elements of jazz, folk, impressionism, and hip hop for a night of upbeat, extraordinary sound.

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


      NYC-based jazz trio Friendship make their Canadian debut Frankie’s Jazz Club featuring Jenny Xu on piano, Ben Feldman on bass, and Kofi Shepsu on drums.

      Frankie’s Jazz Club, ADDRESS, 8pm, $16



      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


      Anna Bella Eema is the story of a reclusive mother and her ten-year-old daughter living in a run-down trailer on land condemned for highway expansion. Using the stage to communicate in new and adventurous ways, Pulitzer prize nominee Lisa D’Amour explores the complexities of our fluid identities as we move from childhood into adulthood and on to parenting.

      Historic Theatre, 1895 Venable, $30, 8pm



      Greenpeace Canada

      Coast Salish artists Ronnie Dean Harris, Marissa Nahanee, Ocean Hyland and Brandon Gabriel participate in Acts of Resistance: Artist Talk, a panel discussion exploring their individual art practices and approach to designing “protest art.”

      Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut, 7pm, $15 -17


      Discover Dance! Immigrant Lessons uses an exciting mashup of styles including street dance, hip hop, Dancehall, Afrobeat and more, to tell stories of new immigrants facing questions of identity and belonging.

      Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie, Noon and 6:30pm, $15-22



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

      Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby


      Celebrate International Women's Day at MOA with an exciting night of intercultural dance, rap, song, poetry, and musical improvisation by Vancouver’s emerging and established women artists.

      Museum of Anthropology at UBC, 6393 NW Marine Drive, 7pm, Free with museum admission



      Black Conflux

      The 15th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival showcases short and feature-length films by established and emerging women-identifying filmmakers. Tonight's screenings include Parkland Rising, Black Conflux, and the Shorts Program: Claiming A Natural Order.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, March 3-8


      The Mortal Storm tells the story of a family leading a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner (James Stewart), a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.

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


      In 1950's The Man Who Cheated Himself, a woman (Jane Wyatt) in the process of divorce shoots her husband and gets her police lieutenant boyfriend (Lee J. Cobb) to help hide the body.

      Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 8:30pm, $12


      FOOD & DRINK

      The 7th annual Savour our Neighbourhood is a fundraiser to support families dealing with social isolation in Vancouver. Enjoy a selection of local beer and wine, music, auctions, and prize draws. The silent auction's feature item is a hand-built Sheeran W-01 guitar. Be entertained by dance performances by Karen Flamenco, comedian Syd Bosel, and host Jo Dworshak.

      Heritage Hall, 3102 Main, 5:30pm, $85-100


      Breakfast to Remember is an opportunity for the Vancouver business community to take a leading role in changing the experience of people affected by dementia, as well as the future of the disease, by funding the Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s education, support services, and research.

      Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia, 7am, $200




      Paul Anthony's Talent Time presents Truth Convention with music from 15 year old Capri Everitt and the band Flat Earth. Learn the truth about crop circles, bagel holes, global warming, dial tones, and iKandee's mysterious disappearance. With co-host Ryan Beil from the Sunday Service and a live house band led by Kristy-Lee Audette.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 8pm, $12/14


      Head to Yuk Yuk’s to hear Dirty Jokes, ones you won't be able to repeat at work the next without getting dragged in HR. Hosted by Sam Tonning and showcasing some of Vancouver's finest smutty and silly joke tellers.

      Yuk Yuk’s, 2837 Cambie, 8pm, $14.29


      Leonard Ouzts has appeared on Conan, Adam Devine's House Party, Comedy Central and was named a New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. With support from Kathleen McGee.

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


      Go see Ok Tinder: Swipe Right Comedy before its last ever show at the end of this month.

      Improv Centre, Granville Island, 9:15pm, From $10.75


      Ross Dauk hosts the weekly Jokes Please! at Main Street's Little Mountain Studios with some of the city's best stand-up comedians.

      Little Mountain Studios, 195 East 26th, 9pm, $10  



      Assemble your team of up to 5 friends to see if you have the greatest video game knowledge in town at There Is No Easy Mode: A Night of Video Game Trivia.

      Manchester Public Eatery, 1941 West Broadway, 8pm and 9pm, 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


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

      Castaway, 3293 West 4th, 8pm, Free


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      The Body Shop Pacific Centre grand opening party has hemp-inspired food and drink, a shower gel refill station, usic by DJ Paisley Eva, giveaways and more.

      Pacific Centre, 701 West Georgia, 6pm, Free