26 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, September 12

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      Get up close and personal with WWE Hall of Fame Legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart in this evening of intimate stories from the ring, tales of other wrestlers, and a Q&A. Hosted by comedian & wrestling fan Patrick Maliha.

      Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 7:30pm, $35

       

      Vancouver's own pop rockers Yukon Blonde play the Imperial as part of the Westward Music Festival. With special guests The Sunset Kids

      Imperial Vancouver, 319 Main, 10pm, $26.50

       

      Westward Music Festival presents Saskatoon alternative country band The Deep Dark Woods with special guests Blue J.

      Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 7pm, $22.50

        

      American rock band from Lansdale, Pennsylvania The Wonder Years tour in support of the latest album, Sister Cities.

      Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, 6pm, From $20

       

      Hip-hop artist Blackalicious performs some Alphabet Aerobics on their Nia 20th Anniversary tour. With guests floetic.

      Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender, 8pm, $28.29

       

      Joseph is a trio of sisters who's harmonies and evocative vocals can be heard on their debut recording Native Dreamer Kin. With guest Deep Sea Diver.

      Imperial, 319 Main, 6pm, From $17.50

       

      Indie pop neo-soul band Elder Island come all the way from Bristol, England to play the Biltmore as part of the Westward Music Festival

      Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 7pm, $27.50

       

      Legendary Swedish hardcore band No Fun At All bring their 2019 Canadian Tour to Venue with guests Daggermouth.

      Venue Nightclub, 881 Granville, 8pm, $21.34

       

      Growing up in a dysfunctional family in Japan, Kazu finds humour as a survival tool, but a girl being funny is a problem. Pretty Beast won Best of Fest at Crazy Woke Asians Solo Performance Festival in L.A.

      Arts Umbrella, Granville Island, 6:15pm, $15

       

      we the same is based on a true story about Vietnamese oceanic refugees, a tale that mends the most precious of relationships: parent-child. 

      False Creek Community Centre, Granville Island, 1:30pm, Pay-what-you-can

       

      Comedian DK Reinemer returns to the Vancouver Fringe with Becoming Magic Mike: An Action Adventure Comedy, a brand new, smokin’ hot, action adventure comedy about a detective thrust deep undercover in the unfamiliar world of male stripping.

      Performance Works, Granville Island, 6:45pm, $15

       

      Wass unleashes a one-man a cappella musical that blends singing, beatboxing, rapping, and dance in Carey, OK!: Timeless Timely Tunes Volume. 1. Winner of Favourite Performer at the Victoria Fringe.

      Revue Stage, Granville Island, 5pm, $15

       

      Ghost hunting twin brothers Abdul Aziz and Shawn O’Hara return with Fake Ghost Tours 2: Journey to the Other Side (of Granville Island). You never know what might be lurking in the shadows of Granville Island’s sordid and supernatural history.

      Granville Island Picnic Pavilion, 8:15pm, $15

       

      Can rape jokes be funny? What if the people telling them were survivors? In Rape is Real & Everywhere stand-up comedians present with raw honesty and cathartic laughs. This show sold out across the country before #MeToo gained momentum and is back because we always need to laugh at the hard stuff.

      The Cultch, 1895 Venables, 6:45pm, $15

       

      Housing costs or commuting blues got you down? Can Vancouverites team up to make our own solution? Romulus thought so and his friends rallied behind him. But can eight singles buy a 5,000 sq. ft. Kitsilano house without losing their sanity? Find out at Pieces of Eight.

      Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, 8:30pm, $15

       

      → Find all the Vancouver Fringe Festival shows here

        

      Funky West Coast rock and roll outfit Gnarfunkel combines flavours of psychedelic rock, funk, hip hop, and Latin grooves that you just can't help but dance to. With guests Sunny and the Dudes, Shepard Music, and William John.

      Railway Stage and Beer Café, 579 Dunsmuir, 8pm, $10

       

      What if Romeo and Juliet didn't die and instead they lived into old age. In A Tender Thing, Shakespeare's timeless poetry is used to create a new deeply romantic and powerful play. Written by Ben Power and directed by Sarah Rodgers. Read our review.

      Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery, 8pm, $23-29

       

      In A Thousand Splendid Suns two women’s lives intersect in war-torn Afghanistan.  Their unlikely but extraordinary friendship helps them cope with the tyranny and tumult of life in 1990s Kabul—and leads them to an unforgettable act.

      Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville, 7:30pm, From $29

       

      The Vagina Monologues explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, vaginal care, menstrual periods, sex work, and other topics through the eyes of women with various ages, races, and sexualities.

      ANZA Club, 3 West 8th Ave, 7:30pm, $20/25

       

      In Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, political warfare and war within a family make the stage for a ruthless fighter examining what it means to be loyal to a parent, to a leader and to a country.

      Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, 1000 Chestnut, 7:30pm, From $26

       

      Illuminating the foundational family history of the Carters and Cashes and their significant contributions to the world of country music, The Winding Stream is an incisive documentary and a loving tribute to a dynasty that paved the way for countless artists. Featuring performances by Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, and George Jones.

      The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe, 7pm, $12

        

      Jokes Please! celebrates its 6th anniversary with an extra special line-up of comedians. Hosted by Ross Dauk.

      Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th, TIME, $10

        

      Christian Marclay's The Clock at The Polygon Gallery goes into extra time with an extended run until September 22. Intricately edited in both its visuals and sound, The Clock is a 24-hour video that montages film and television footage from the last 70 years.

      The Polygon, 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, By donation

       

      Vancouver Public Library’s Fall Used Book Sale takes place from Thursday to Saturday. Prices start at 50 cents for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers.

      Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia, 10 am–5 pm, 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, Until September 15, $55

       

      The Façade Festival has ten works from BC artists projected onto the Vancouver Art Gallery each evening from September 8th to 14th, covering the building with moving, dynamic artwork.

      Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby, 8pm, Free

       

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