30 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, March 12

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      Soulful singer from Vermont Grace Potter tours in support of her seventh full-length album, Daylight. With guests Bailen.

      Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 8pm, $34.50


      Improvisational music collective A2Z play all types of danceable tunes from funk to rock to reggae, soul, and afrobeat. Proceeds from the door will be donated to The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

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


      Rap act Grieves & The Holdup embark on The Cheers tour.

      Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender, 8pm, $20


      Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason headlines Cheap Thrills Volume 18 play tunes old and new on his Mule Resonator guitar.

      Railway Stage & Beer Café, 579 Dunsmuir, 8pm, $10


      Vancouver swing scene stalwarts Sweetpea delivers traditional jazz with a modern twist. 

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



      Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is a non-linear, post-modern manifesto examining different aspects of life as a woman: sex, marriage, work, and family responsibility.

      Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd., UBC, 7:30pm, $24.50


      Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women has its Canadian premiere with seven local transgender actors, activists, artists, and politicians performing the inspiring and insightful work.

      Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E Cordova, 7:30pm, From $17


      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


      Kim's Convenience On Tour is a corner store comedy about the journey of a fractured but loving family forgiving the past and confronting the future.

      The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge, 8pm, From $29


      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


      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


      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




      Toronto-based dance artist Bill Coleman portrays a figure whose whole world is literally falling in around him in Dollhouse, a wildly inventive and entertaining duet performed with experimental sound artist and composer Gordon Monahan.

      Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie, 8pm, $22-35


      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


      Disrupt, an exhibition of contemporary jewellery and metal art, celebrates how artists use their creative practice to explore and discover new materials and techniques. This international show features 32 artists from all over Canada, the United States, Israel, Taiwan, and Israel.

      Craft Council of British Columbia, 1386 Cartwright, Until April 23, Free


      The Down & Dirty Cabaret has drag, burlesque, and variety stars performing for a night of outrageous entertainment. Featuring the talents of Kara Juku, Bruce Wang, Ginger Femmecat, and Oscar Milde.

      Wheat and Barley, 212 Georgia, 8pm, $10



      Trapped from 1949 stars Lloyd Bridges as a violence-prone counterfeiter and prison escapee in this seedy, stylish film noir set full of twists and turns, double-crosses, and unexpected reversals.

      Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 8:45pm, $12


      In The Killing Floor, a poor black Southerner travels to Chicago to get work in the city's slaughterhouses, where he becomes embroiled in the organized labor movement, ultimately exploding in the notorious Chicago race riot of 1919. 

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


      Celebrate Beethovenfest with Nine Symphonies that Changed the World, a BBC documentary about the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performing all nine Beethoven symphonies in China and South Korea for the first time.

      Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, 7:30pm



      Podcast hit My Dad Wrote A Porno tours with a live show with never before heard material from Rocky Flintstone's erotic saga Belinda Blinked.

      Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton, 8pm, $33


      Ross Dauk hosts the weekly Jokes Please! with the theme of Public Water Fountains. See some of the city's best stand-up comedians slake your comedy thirst.

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



      Bare Naked Comedy: A Variety Show is a  night of stand-up, music, dance, and digital storytelling all about our bodies and all the trials and tribulations that go along with them. 

      The Cultch Gallery, 1895 Venables, 8pm, $15


      The Queer As Jokes comedy showcase features a mix of drag performers and comedians including Amy Grindhouse, Jessica Pigeau, Shanda Leer and comedic musician Shirley Gnome.

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


      Jacob Samuel has appeared at the Just For Laughs and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals, he headlines at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy in New West.

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



      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


      Pub Trivia at Tavern with host Ed Garcia of CFOX challenges your brains with pop culture trivia. Win Donnelly gift cards good at any location.

      Tavern, 1141 Hamilton, 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.



      SFU History Reads, the free, public book club discusses Maria Campbell’s 1973 book, Halfbreed. The biography of a young Métis woman in northern Saskatchewan who struggles to come to terms with the joys, sorrows, loves, and tragedies of her childhood.

      Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings, 7pm, Free


      A performing artist, a memoirist, two poets, and two stand-ups walk into a room. Growing Room Festival presents Something Funny with Madeline Terbasket, Kayla Czaga, Alicia Tobin, Dina Del Bucchia, Soo Jeong, and Tin Lorica. Hosted by the Savannah Erasmus. CANCELLED

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 6pm, Pay What You Can


      The Vancouver Burlesque Co. usher in spring with the Student Showcase. Feature performer Indigo Blue takes to the stage alongside students and instructors. 

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 8pm, $25