26 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, March 11

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      Pop singer Ralph tours with songs from her new album, Flashbacks & Fantasies. With special guest Mathew V and Phoenix Laurén.

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 8pm, $20


      Amanda Shires, alt-country singer-songwriter and fiddle player from Texas, brings the Atmosphereless Tour to Vancouver with guest L.A. Edwards.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 8pm, $27.50


      Singer/songwriter Shaun Finn layers guitar with live loop pedals to create his bluesy-folk-alt-rock sound.

      Guilt & Co, 1 Alexander, 8pm, $5


      Coldwater Road make dancey folk music, waltzing between love songs and foot-stomping outlaw ballads.

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


      Folk singer Luke Wallace celebrates the release of his fifth album, What on Earth.

      Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables, 7pm, $20


      AXE Music presents Boiler Room, a night of hip hop and rap featuring 88GLAM, Manila Grey, Haviah Mighty, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, DJ Crusher, and Cyro.

      Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender, 7:30pm


      Hard rock outfit Paranoid Romantic play songs from their latest release, The Extended Play. With guests The Imperial.

      Roxy Cabaret, 932 Granville, 8pm, $6


      Rock bands Necking and Akita kick off their tour with a show at Red Gate. With Clovis from Brooklyn, New York and Emma Goldman.

      Red Gate Arts Society, 1965 Main, 8pm, $10




      Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) tells the story of Constance, a modern-day academic who finds a new awareness of herself through the dreamlike experiences of two Shakespeare plays: Othello and Romeo and Juliet.

      Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, 7:30pm, $5-20


      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▶ Read our review.

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


      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



      The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents The Beethoven Experience: In The Heart Of The Symphony. Maestro Tausk and the VSO perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5.

      Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 7:30pm


      Enjoy the daring, sexy and dance-filled Broken Tailbone by celebrated writer and performer Carmen Aguirre. Get into the rhythm as she leads an extended salsa dance lesson interwoven with her remarkable stories of intimacy, politics, culture and the forgotten origins of the salsa.

      Performance Works, Granville Island, 8pm, $20-25



      Part biography, part chronicle of the preparations for a show at Paris’ Théâtre National de Chaillot, Emilio Belmonte’s infectious documentary Impulso captures Rocío Molina’s extravagant passion and supreme talent for modern flamenco dance. Followed by a Speaking of Dance Conversation moderated by Francesca Piscopo.

      Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour, 7:30pm, $13


      Golden Lion winner at the Locarno Film Festival, Pedro Costa’s Vitalina Varela centres on a Cape Verdean woman lingering in the haunted, derelict home of her dead husband, a man absent from her life for 25 years.

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


      I Was at Home, But… focuses on a family crisis involving a boy’s unexplained disappearance in the woods, and its traumatic effects on his mother who is still gripped by the death of her husband.

      Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 8:50pm, $12


      FOOD & DRINK

      The 8th Annual East Side Beer Festival will feature craft beers from B.C. and around the world, along with a silent auction and door prize. All proceeds go directly to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

      The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac, 7pm, $25


      Pacific Northwest restaurant Botanist celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special evening of culinary art from executive chef Hector Laguna as well as featuring live music and entertainment.

      Botanist, 1038 Canada Place, 6:30pm, $268




      Justin Nichol's Comedy Brawl has eight comedians go head-to-head in a playoff style bracket. Comedians riff and roast each other, competing joke for joke in a battle-style format. 

      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, 530 Columbia St, New Westminster, 7:30pm, $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, 10pm, Free


      The Cinny Show features a variety of comedy, spoken word, musical acts, life hacks and special guests.

      The Backstage Lounge, 1585 Johnston, 9:30pm, $10



      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


      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


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



      Growing Room's Opening Night Party features musicians Tonye Aganaba, Missy D, and Chelsea D.E. Johnson covering each other’s work and sharing the secrets of what moves them. The Room magazine’s annual literary and arts festival is a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 6pm, 2321 Main


      Drag entertainers roll of their lives in Fierce Adventures: a live, all-ages, Dungeons & DRAGons show.  Watch as the intrepid adventurers face bitchy dragons and thieving trolls on their way through this comedic role-playing evening. Featuring performances by Shay Dior, Anne Xiety, Adam Zapple, and The GM Tim.

      Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial, 8:30pmpm, $10