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Photography: Although Vancouverites most immediately identify rock star Bryan Adams with music, he's also a very skilled photographer, and he'll be signing copies of two of his books, Wounded: The Legacy of War, and Exposed at Inform Interiors in Gastown. Scoot over to the Inform website to purchase a book and make an appointment (required) to have the artist sign it in person.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 50 Water St., informinteriors.com
Jazz: Chill out with jazz when the Roedde House Museum holds its annual Jazz Series Fundraiser. The landmark deep green mansion, built in 1893, boasts an octagonal parlour that's said to be ideal for intimate concert acoustics, and the museum has invited the Simon Millerd Quartet to demonstrate just how good it can sound.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., 1415 Barclay St., $30, roeddehouse.org
Art: The latest show at the Burrard Arts Foundation features Basic Research (recent works by resident artist Antoni Wojtyra) and the interactive exhibition Experience Spheres (pop your head into an installation where you will experience sensory stimuli – lights, colours and soundscapes).
Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., 108 East Broadway, burrardarts.org
Gig: Denver indie pop outfit Tennis are back in town. With their latest album produced by Patrick Carney (the Black Keys), Jim Eno (Spoon) and Richard Swift (the Shins), expect good things. Opening sets are by the Shilohs and Himalayan Bear. Try Red Cat or Zulu Records for tickets.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m., Fortune Sound Club (147 E. Pender St.), $15, fortunesoundclub.com
Double bill: There's a bit of a belated David Bowie birthday party going down at the Rio this week. Roll in for back-to-back Bowie-centric screenings. First up: David Bowie Is Happening Now, a documentary voyage through an exhibit of the rock star's costumes at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Second: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1970s sci-fi flick about an alien who comes to Earth to secure water for his parched planet). Bar service and good tunes await.
Saturday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., 1660 E. Broadway, $8, riotheatre.ca
Protect where you play: Roll up your sleeves and join the Wreck Beach Cleanup. Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches, has once again mobilized the troops to hit the shores and pick up bits of plastic, discarded bottles and other detritus brought in by the waves. Even though the forecast calls for rain, this is Wreck Beach, so don't be surprised if you see a few bare bottoms. Wear your grubby clothes and rain boots, bring work gloves and expect some post-cleanup celebrating at a nearby pub.
Saturday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wreck Beach, free, vancouverbc.surfrider.org
Be prepared: The Stanley Park Ecology Centre is offering a Winter Wanderings primer this weekend that will remind us how to enjoy the great outdoors safely by covering all the tips and tricks for wet wanders. Preregister by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Jan. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Stanley Park Nature House (by Lost Lagoon), $10, stanleyparkecology.ca