45 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, October 6

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      Looking for something to do on Thursday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 45 events happening in or around Vancouver on Thursday, October 6.

       

      CONCERTS

      The Rogue Folk Club presents the American blues guitarist-vocalist Guy Davis at St. James Hall.

      Screening of Adam Green's film Aladdin at the Rickshaw, followed by a concert during which Green performs music from the film.

      Local rock duo Japandroids plays the second of four nights at the Cobalt.

      Detroit hip-hop artist Danny Brown plays the Vogue Theatre, with guests Maxo Kream and ZelooperZ.

      L.A.-based R&B trio King plays Alexander Gastown, with guest Eryn Allen Kane.

       

      BENEFITS

      H'Arts for the Homeless at the Imperial features art, circus, music, magic, storytelling, and dance, with proceeds to the Lookout Society.

       

      ETCETERA

      A Q&A session at Museum of Vancouver with local pinball collector Kyle Seller and International Pinball Tournament champion Robert Gagno.

      Wes Barker's new magic show at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre features tricks, stunts, audience interaction, and comedy.

       

      FOOD & DRINK

      Martini Mixer at the Yaletown Brewing Co. includes three custom martinis and a Bikram yoga class pass, with proceeds to Women in Leadership's 2017 Mentorship Program.

      The 14th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival features a series of collaborative dinners, opportunities to meet Canadian chefs and taste their upcoming fall dishes, and an exclusive evening with chef and author Michael Smith.

       

      FORUMS

      Chris Harley of the UBC zoology department explores the effects of ocean warming, ocean acidification, and the consequences for biodiversity at Ferry Building Gallery.

      Experts provide insights into how estate and family law should be considered together at UBC Robson Square.

      John Friedmann explores poverty, inequality, and personal freedoms in the People’s Republic of China at C.K. Choi Building.

      Get tips on the fine points of male genital massage at the Art of Loving.

       

      KIDS' STUFF

      Carnival at John Norquay Elementary include pony and mechanical rides, games, cotton candy, hot dogs, sno-cones, and face painting.

       

      SPORTS

      The Vancouver Canucks take on the Calgary Flames in pre-season National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

       

      COMEDY

      Standup comedy by Yumi Nagashima, Devon Alexander, Harris Anderson, Ryan Williams, LIsa Person, and headliner Dino Archie at Ten Ten Tapas.

      Standup comedian Matt Billon performs the first of three night at the Comedy Mix.

      Sara Bynoe and Riel Hahn host the comedy night Novelty Act at the Chinatown Centre Mall.

      Ross Dauk hosts an evening of Thanksgiving-themed comedy at Little Mountain Gallery.

      The 17th annual Vancouver International Improv Festival continues on Granville Island, featuring over 30 interactive performances, workshops, and an opening-night gala.

       

      LITERARY

      Editors Kate Braid (above) and Sandy Shreve present the launch of the second edition of In Fine Form at Artstarts.

      The Writer's Studio reading at Cottage Bistro is devoted to fundraising for the Emerging Writer and Writing Mom scholarships.

       

      GALLERIES

      Installation by Andreas Bunke at SFU Gallery explores the interplay between technology, architecture, and the body.

      Exhibition of mixed-media works by Mila Karavai at West Vancouver's Silk Purse Art Gallery.

       

      MUSEUMS

      The Museum of Anthropology at UBC hosts an exhibition that features the carvings of Papua New Guinea's Iatmul people.

      At the Museum of Vancouver, you can explore the cultural power and significance of collecting through wall-to-wall displays of unconventional objects.

       

      MUSIC

      Jonathan Girard conducts cello soloist Eric Wilson and the UBC Symphony Orchestra in works by Dvořák , Bloch, and Hindemith at Chan Centre.

       

      THEATRE

      Playing at the Cultch is Motherload, a dark comedy about the reality of modern parenting.

      Performance at Granville Island of the Virtual Stage's Dead in the Water, an interactive-theatre adventure in which audience members must defeat a strange new breed of mutant zombie-vampires.

      Performance at the Jericho Arts Centre of Flare Path, Terence Rattigan's drama about life for the RAF bomber crews in wartime Britain.

      Performance at Studio 16 of Offside Theatre's Den of Thieves, Stephen Adly Guirgis's play about a recovering kleptomaniac.

      Performance at the Firehall Arts Centre of Stranger to Hard Work, in which Cathy Jones shares her unique perspective on a variety of topics.

      Performance at Studio 58 of Angels in America, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play set during the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York City.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents director John Murphy's version of Ken Ludwig's zany whodunit Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Performance at PAL Theatre of Western Gold Theatre's Comfort Cottages, the story of four single female friends of retirement age who are unsettled financially and emotionally.

      Bad Girls the Musical--which tells the story of a group of prison inmates and their battle against the entrenched old guard system--plays at Renegade Arts Studio.

      The Sidekick Players Club opens its 20th season with Norm Foster's Mending Fences at Tsawwassen Arts Centre.

      Vagabond Players present the world premiere of Elizabeth Elwood's play Body and Soul at New Westminster's Bernie Legge Theatre.

       

      ATTRACTIONS

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor.

      The VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world and almost two dozen sculptures.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.

       

      MOVIES

      The Red Turtle, a collaboration between Dutch Oscar-winner Michael Dudok de Wit and Japan’s Studio Ghibli, screens at the Vancouver Playhouse as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. which runs until October 14 at various Vancouver locations.

       

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