Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver Fringe Festival events this week, September 5 to 11

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      Editor's Choice: Catch the fever

      We’ve said this before: “The Fringe circuit exists so that we can see artists like Martin Dockery.” Now the wide-travelling, full-body storyteller extraordinaire who’s brought you shows like Wanderlust and The Bike Trip is, according to Toronto’s NOW Magazine, about to present “his most personal and universal tale yet”. Delirium flits from subjects as diverse as Burning Man and his grandfather’s butterfly book to the death of a beloved dog—stories only this Brooklyn-based monologuist could weave together into a meditation on mortality, all with humour and harrowing moments. 

      Martin Dockery: Delirium is at the Waterfront Theatre from September 7 to 10 and September 13 and 15 at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

      Plus: 5 acts to catch at the Phillips Fringe Bar at Ocean Art Works

      Leisure Club
      8 p.m. on September 6
      Google the band’s “Still Young” video for a pop-jangly, blissed-out look at the end of summer.

      Harlequin Gold
      8 p.m. on September 9
      The indie-pop duo melts voices together the way only real-life sisters can.

      The Sumner Brothers
      9 p.m. on September 9
      Local country-roots rockers bring the best possible twang.

      First Annual Fringe Festival Ceilidh
      8 p.m. on September 10
      Wear your kilt to learn traditional Scottish social dances to the sounds of a live band.

      Kitty and the Rooster
      8 p.m. on September 14
      Rubber cat and rooster masks are the draw; retro-rockin’ country-fried beats will keep you dancing.