7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 30

Jan 29 2020, 3:30 pm

Live comedy, wrestling legends, and more. Fill your Thursday timeline with these seven events happening in Vancouver on January 30.

For more things happening around town, be sure to check out our events section.

Jackie Fabulous

What: Jackie Fabulous was a semi-finalist on the 2019 season of America’s Got Talent and was the only contestant Simon Cowell walked on stage to hug. She has been featured on the Arsenio Hall show, Gotham Comedy Live, FOX, BET, Last Comic Standing, Kevin Harts LOL Network and more.

When: January 30 until February 2, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: House of Comedy BC — 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster,
Tickets: Online

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

What: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche takes the audience back to 1956, where the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are meeting for their annual quiche breakfast. Will the group be able to maintain their cool when Communists threaten their blissful town?

When: January 30 until February 2, 2020
Time: 7 pm (plus 2 pm on Sunday)
Where: GO Studios — 210-112 E 3rd Avene, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

KDOCS presents Because We Are Girls

Because We Are Girls

What: KDOCS presents Because We Are Girls, which tells the story of a conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia that must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning when they were children. After remaining silent for nearly 25 years, the sisters decide to come forward, not only to protect other young relatives but to also set an example for their daughters.

The film subjects Jeeti Pooni, Kira Pooni, and Salakshana Pooni. Director Baljit Sangra will be in attendance, and Karen Snowshoe will be the keynote speaker. Health and wellness counsellors will also be on-site for the screening.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 3;30 to 7:15 pm
Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University — 12666 – 72 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free, register online

Urinetown: The Musical

What: Studio 58 at Langara College presents Urinetown: The Musical, the Tony Award-winning satire about capitalism, environmental disaster, and hope.

vWhen: Tuesday to Saturday from January 30 to February 16, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Studio 58 at Langara College — 100 W 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Frontera

Frontera – PuSh Festival / Adrián Morillo

What: Frontera is a multimedia performance that teams Montreal post-rockers Fly Pan Am with choreographer Dana Gingras and her dance company, Animals of Distinction. Frontera is one of the most accessible shows at PuSh: the show is deaf and hard of hearing friendly, with relaxed view spaces available for attendees. It is the first time VocalEye has been used in a dance show in Vancouver. The show also features scenography by United Visual Artists.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Community of Castles

What: Oakridge Centre and LunarFest presents A Community of Castles, an art installation and photo opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year. LunarFest has created four structures to pay homage to the distinct architecture. cuisine and celebration style of four Asian cultures. The Castles and The Lifestyles made by Taiwanese and Canadian artists display scenery from Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, and China, with the unique carvings portraying food and gatherings often found during the Lunar New Year.

When: Now until February 10, 2020
Where: Oakridge Centre – 650 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

An Evening with Wrestling Legend: Raven

What: Pro wrestler Raven has competed with some of the biggest promotions in the world, including ECW, WCW, WWF/WWE, TNA, and more. He shares his story at the Rio Theatre on January 30, answers questions from the audience, and chats with Vancouver’s own Randy Myers.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre — 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online