17 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, September 11

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      Six-time “Outstanding Performance” winner Tymisha Harris stars in Josephine, the six-time Best of Fest winning off-Broadway biographical musical that combines theatre, cabaret, and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century.

      The Cultch, 1895 Venables, 5pm, $15


      BikeFace spins strange-but-true tales from a real life cross-country bicycle ride. Meet Wild West proprietors, haunted graveyards, and wanderers with secrets only fit for strangers.

      The Nest, Granville Island, 5:15pm, $15


      You Belong Here tells a comically neurotic true story about The Forbidden City that’s about everything but The Forbidden City. Read our review.

      Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 7:45pm, $15


      In The Woman Who Borrowed Memories an artist returns to her old apartment after a 15-year absence only to find an old acquaintance living there. Getting her old room back isn't enough; she wants the new occupant's memories too.

      Pal Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero, 6:15pm, $15


      Five time Pick of the Fringe Award winner Jon Bennett presents Pretending Things Are a Cock, a phallic-filled photographic production with hilarious and surprisingly heart-wrenching tales from Bennett’s life. A unique stand-up experience.

      False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright, 9:25pm, $15


      In How to Confront a Rhinoceros an enormous protest erupts in the city of Freedomville when the newly elected rhinoceros mayor flies an offensive flag at City Hall and Citizens are forced to choose sides in an increasingly polarizing municipal debate.

      The Nest, Granville Island, 9:30pm, $15


      → Find all the Vancouver Fringe Festival shows here


      American punk band The Distillers featuring frontwoman Brody Dalle return to stages on their new tour. With guests local punks Pack AD.

      Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 8pm, $47.25


      English singer Yungblud bring hos Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club Tour to Vancouver. With guest Missio.

      Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 8pm, $25


      Singer and songwriter Keith Harkin formerly of the group Celtic Thunder go solo on his tour in support of his album, In the Round. With guest Joey Harkum.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7pm, From $30


      Tom Petty Tribute Mary Jane's Last Dance features Steve Mathieson performing hits such as "Free Fallin'", "American Girl", "I Won't Back Down", and more.

      The Roxy Cabaret, 932 Granville, 9pm, $5



      Vancouver Film School is hosts a special info session called Designing the Game: A Look Into Game Design following a recording of Electric Playground Live with host Victor Lucas. Get career tips and ask questions about what it takes to succeed in the game industry.

      Vancouver Film School, 198 West Hastings, 5:30pm, Free


      Freaks stars Emile Hirsch as a young father protecting his 7-year-old daughter Chloe  from the threat of the Abnormals - or so he believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what’s really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn’t so simple, the danger is very real.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 6:30pm, $12.50


      The Gentlemen Hecklers hunt down and eviscerate (with their words) 1987's Predator. With the quick wit you won't have time to bleed, but you will have time to laugh. Featuring Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, Gina Harms, and K.C. Novak. Get to da Rio!

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 9:30pm, $15


      Encore Musical Theatre Sing-Along and Piano Bar takes place at the Pumpjack. Sing along with pianists Kerry O'Donovan and Sean Allen until 2am.

      Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie, 9pm, Free


      Whistler Village Beer Festival returns with tap takeovers, food and beer pairings, and beer samples as far as the eye can see.

      Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler, September 10-15, $55


      Coppertank Grill's Trivia Night pits teams of brainiacs against each other in rounds of pop culture questions featuring music, movies and sports. See all the weekly trivia nights.

      Coppertank Grill, 3162 West Broadway, 7:45pm, Free


      Comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries headlines as the moon passes through Aquarius. What does that mean? Find out at Fox Hole comedy.  Also appearing are Lucie Pohl, Tammy Hu, Beth Mariam, Randee Neumeyer, Sarah Elizabeth, Chlöe Rowat, and Elim Ou. Hosted by  Jackie Hoffart 

      The Projection Room at Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 8pm, $1-$10




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