18 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, September 16

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      Looking for something to do on Wednesday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 18 events happening in or around Vancouver on Wednesday, September 16.



      The Georgia Straight presents Australian electronica duo Empire of the Sun (pictured above) touring in support of latest release Ice on the Dune, with guests Holy Ghost!. Held at the Orpheum.

      English post-punk band the Chameleons Vox performs classic album Script of the Bridge in its entirety, with guests Infidel. Held at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      The Roxy hosts a night of DJ beats featuring Beastie Boys member Mix Master Mike, with support from locals Vinyl Ritchie and JT James.

      Vancouver jazz tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds and his band take the stage at Guilt & Co.



      The Hapa-palooza Festival celebrates mixed-ethnicity identity and heritage through music, dance, literary, artistic and film performances. Held at various Vancouver venues.

      Monthly inclusive and family-friendly event Come Together showcases the creative talents of queer and trans folk. Held at the Heartwood Community Cafe.



      At the Legacy Liquor Store, you can sample some of Scotland's finest whiskies, including some of its top independent bottlers.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company and Wines of British Columbia present a wine tasting featuring up to 90 B.C. wineries, over 350 locally crafted wines, and up to 15 restaurants creating paired plates. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre East.



      Heritage Grill hosts a discussion of how and why political institutions decay.

      At Science World at Telus World of Science, UBC astronomy prof Paul Hickson explores how a new giant telescope will work.

      Reproductive endocrinologist Beth Taylor and natural-fertility experts Emilie Salomons and Alda Ngo discuss what LGBT folks need to know about making babies and creating a family. Held at Olive Fertility Centre.

      At the Art of Loving, you can learn the fundamental touch and communication skills that everyone needs for giving and receiving a sensual massage



      The Lux Lounge hosts comedy by Gabriel Hamilton, Cameron Kennedy, Amar Singh, Heather Szilagyi, Colin Lamb, Marly Reed, Robyn Roukema, Ashlee Ferguson, and Mark O'Keefe.

      The Fictionals present an improv-comedy show inspired by cult-hit card game Cards Against Humanity. Held at the Rio Theatre.



      Highlights of Project EveryBODY include award-winning films, mixed-media art, and musical performances by the Vancouver Adapted Music Society. Held at the Yaletown Roundhouse Exhibition Hall.



      The Hapa-palooza Festival opens with an evening of stories curated by award-winning filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns. Held at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.



      The Montrose Trio (composed of  Jon Kimura Parker, Martin Beaver, and Clive Greensmith) gives a performance at the Vancouver Academy of Music.



      The Cinematheque hosts a screening of Charlie's Country, Rolf de Heer's film about an aging indigenous man determined to maintain his culture and autonomy in white-dominated society.

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