27 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, September 8

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      Looking for something to do on Thursday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 27 events happening in or around Vancouver on Thursday, September 8.



      The ninth annual Accordion Noir Festival kicks off, celebrating underground accordion culture at various Vancouver venues.

      Local alt-rap artist Tyler Skyy performs at Alexander Gastown, with guests Tyler Benson, J. Dohe, and Named Tobias.

      Experimental music and sound series Destroy Vancouver (above) features performances at VIVO Media Arts by Adriana Lopez, Christina Kubisch, Friends+War, Katharina Ernst, hazy, and minimal violence.



      Vega's digital-marketing manager and education manager discuss their social-media strategy and brand voice at Brainstation Vancouver.

      Rabbi Paul Steinberg and Rebecca Denham lead a discussion at Congregation Beth Israel on how the community can support those affected by addiction.

      Imogen Lin and Harold Steves discuss their respective passion for Chinese menus and seeds at Museum of Vancouver.

      Pacific seaweed expert Louis Druehl discusses the unique and curious kelps of B.C. at Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

      Chief Robert Joseph (above), the hereditary chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation, explores justice, identity, and belonging in the context of education for reconciliation at SFU.



      Three-day international game-industry event continues at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, focusing on external development for art, animation, audio, software engineering, QA, and localization.



      Kids aged 10 to 14 can explore electronic building tools at Richmond Public Library's Ironwood Branch in Steveston.



      Members of the 1972 Team Canada hockey team--including Ken Dryden, Phil Esposito, Pat Stapleton, Brad Park, Bobby Clarke, Dennis Hull, Yvan Cournoyer, Serge Savard, and coach Harry Sinden--share memories of the historic Summit Series with Russia at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.



      As part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, ecccentric guides walk audience members through a 40-minute encampment of several mini-exhibitions of select artists on Granville Island.



      Standup comedian and founder of the Snowed In Comedy Tour, Dan Quinn, performs the first of three nights at the Comedy Mix.



      Explore an awareness and information fair and go on a blind date with a great book as part of International Literacy Day at Vancouver Public Library.



      At the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Meghann O'Brien takes materials from the natural world and transforms them into human expression.

      Landscapes and scenic paintings by Bob Araki are on display in Beautiful Canada, to Sept. 18 at the Silk Purse Arts Centre.

      The Vancouver Art Gallery hosts an exhibition (above) that examines the significance of the six women who were inspirational to the artistic development of Picasso.



      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.



      Sing classic and contemporary rock, pop, and indie songs with a community choir at Presentation House Theatre.



      The annual Vancouver Fringe Festival kicks off, featuring more than 800 performances by over 90 artists at various Vancouver venues.

      Bard on the Beach presents performances of Romeo & Juliet (above) and Pericles at Vanier Park.



      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.

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



      The 13-film series This is Going to Hurt: A Cinema of Cruelty kicks off at the Cinematheque.


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