7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, January 29

Jan 28 2020, 3:30 pm

Welcome to the last Hump Day of January! Here are seven things to check out on January 29, including Girlfriend Material, The Fever, and more.

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

Girlfriend Material

Girlfriend Material

What: Indie rockers Girlfriend Material, featuring members of Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado, are on tour to support their latest release, Cool Car. They perform at Fox Cabaret on January 29.

When: January 29, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret — 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Believers Are But Brothers

What: Artist, director, writer, and activist Javaad Alipoor performs The Believers Are But Brothers, an award-winning multimedia show about a generation of young men facing a crisis of masculinity.

When: Now until February 1, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Shakespeare’s EM

What: Pi Theatre invites the public to peek behind the curtain of their new adaptation of Othello, based on the point of view of character Emilia. From January 29 to 31 from 12 to 5 pm, attendees can see Pi Theatre choosing text, working on the show tech, and talking about characters. On January 31 from 2 to 4 pm, Pi Theatre will be performing scenes.

When: Now until January 31, 2020
Time: 12 to 5 pm

Where: Anvil Centre Theatre — 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Feasts of Coquitlam: Lunar New Year Dinner

What: Coquitlam Heritage hosts Feasts of Coquitlam in celebration of Lunar New Year. Cook Jessica Yue will teach attendees how to make three traditional Chinese dishes: Chinese Lions Head (Braised Pork Meatballs), Abalone Lucky Bag with XO sauce and sesame balls for dessert. She will also share info about Lunar New Year traditions, and join participants for the feast.

When: January 29, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Coquitlam Heritage — 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

The Fever

PuSh Festival

What: The Fever by 600 HIGHWAYMEN asks the questions “How much can we trust other people? How do we form our conceptions of them? What does it take for us to work together?” The theatrical performance is a study of community, caring and mutual reliance; limits will be tested and bonds will form. There is a post-show talkback on January 31.

When: January 29 to February 2, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: ANNEX — 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Carved Out and Stitched Together

What: Nehiyaw Métis visual artist,Adele ᒪᐢᑿ ᐃᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau uses wood carving, beadwork, and digital art to reclaim her displaced heritage and language. Carved Out and Stitched Together is showcased at the Roundhouse until the end of February.

When: Now until February 29, 2020
Time: 9 am to 9:45 pm (Monday to Friday),  9 am to 4:45 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – Window Gallery – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Spine by Clara Brennan

What: Spine by Clara Brennan is presented by Backbone Theatre Company, and tells the story of an “explosive friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow. Kate Besworth portrays both Amy and Glenda in this one woman acclaimed show.

When: January 29 until January 31, February 4 until February 8, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Havana Theatre — 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online