Looking for something to do on Friday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 55 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, September 6.
Local indie-rock band Said the Whale plays Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
California indie-folk band the Mountain Goats plays the Commodore Ballroom.
Vancouver singer-songwriter Babe Gurr celebrates the release of her new album Blurred Lines at the WISE Hall.
Alt-country, blues, and rockabilly artist Ginger St. James plays LanaLou's Restaurant.
The Malleus Trio--a jazz group composed of Ben Brown, Dominic Conway, and Geordie Hart--plays Tyrant Studios.
Local funk band Jaguar plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests the Big Coast and the Nick Ellis Band.
Gala of Hope is a fundraising dinner at Surrey's Khanna Banquet Hall in support of education for rural children in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Access Pro Bono hosts a free legal-advice clinic at Victory Square Park where volunteer lawyers will provide free advice to low-income individuals in all areas of law.
Legend of the Frozen Trees at Sutcliffe Park is a 45-minute, Robert Munsch-style performance, and the only kids' show at this year's Fringe Festival.
Vancouver Fringe debut Rape is Real & Everywhere at the Cultch features seasoned stand-up comedians, raw honesty, and cathartic laughs.
Physical comedian Aaron Malkin performs his show Dandelion: A Comedy About Fatherhood at the Waterfront Theatre as part of the Fringe Festival.
Stereotypical students join forces to avoid detention in Back to School TheatreSports at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
American comedian Helen Hong performs the first of two nights of standup at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.
The Dirty Betty Show! is a comedic variety show with an all femme cast at Café Deux Soleils.
Conversation about the exhibition Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II with the artist and guest curators Jenn Jackson and Johnathon Shaughnessy at the Polygon.
Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY presents the world premiere of @giselle, a technology-driven, contemporary reinvention of the beloved romantic ballet classic, at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Vancouver author and former Georgia Straight web editor Stephen Hui signs copies of his book 105 Hikes at Indigo Langley.
Launch of Sonnet L'Abbe's newest collection of poetry, Sonnet's Shakespeare, at Massy Books.
East Van Opera presents the world premiere of Beauty's Beast, which explores the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast in a modern setting, at the Orpheum Annex.
The Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society presents its annual celebration of all kinds of theatre, the Vancouver Fringe Festival, featuring over 700 performances at various venues. Performances today include The Robber Bridgegroom: A Grimm Fairy Tale (above) at Waterfront Theatre.
Performance at Bard on the Beach of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's examination of what it means to be loyal to a parent, to a leader, and to a country.
North Vancouver Community Players present a performance in the Theatre at Hendry Hall of Hot Property, in which a greedy developer, seasoned actors, and a sensational book collide.
Performance at Bard on the Beach of Shakespeare in Love, in which young Will Shakespeare's love blossoms amid schemes and backstage theatrics.
United Players present the opening-night performance of Ben Power's A Tender Thing, which posits: What if Romeo and Juliet didn't die in the Capulet family vault?
The Clock by Christian Marclay is a 24-hour video at the Polygon that montages film and television footage from the last 70 years.
Metalmorphosis at Visualspace Gallery is a sculptural exhibition from metal artists Kye-Yeon Son and Brian Hoyano, curated by Barbara Cohen.
Gilded Age II at the Polygon presents both early and new works by Sara Cwynar, in which found photographs, everyday objects, illustrations, notes, and posed models form disparate associations.
Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 130 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and lithographs from the artist’s pre- and postwar career.
Vicky Alexander: Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery features photography, sculpture, collage, and installation, including new massive murals created in 2019.
Robert Rauschenberg 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery features rarely seen prints, drawings, collages, sculptural works, and large-scale works from one of the most experimental periods in the artist's career.
Dog Days at the Polygon is a photography exhibition featuring contemporary works, classic images, and vintage photographs of man's best friend.
Moving Still: Performative Photography in India at the Vancouver Art Gallery features more than 100 works that examine themes of gender, religion, and sexual identity.
Views of the Collection: The Street at the Vancouver Art Gallery focuses on the street as a source of inspiration and site for the production and enactment of culture, with works by Roy Arden, Kati Campbell, Robert Capa, Robert Frank, Fred Herzog, Hong Chan Park, Judy Radul, Jack Shadbolt, Danny Singer, and Ian Wallace.
There is Truth Here at the Museum of Vancouver focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St. Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island); and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba).
Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC illustrates the role puppets have played in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values.
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives at the Museum of Vancouver delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features more than 110 historical Indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to Indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.
Shakeup: Preserving What We Value at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with Indigenous knowledge and oral history.
Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition at the Museum of Vancouver is guest-curated by Kwiaahwah Jones and features more than 450 works by carvers, weavers, photographers, and printmakers, collected as early as the 1890s.
Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven cable bridges suspended in trees, the Living Forest exhibit, totem-pole collection, Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure.
The 22-hectare 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.
North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain features a Skyride to the peak with views of the city and the Pacific Ocean.
Kits Pool, Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool, is 137 metres long and features a water park, two slides, cafes, and lockers.
The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum features permanent galleries devoted to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a rock-climbing wall, a virtual sports simulator, and history galleries.
Parq Vancouver is a 24-hour casino with 600 slot machines and 75 table games, eight restaurants and lounges, and the sixth-floor outdoor Parq.
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 Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.
Science World features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five permanent galleries, live science demonstrations and workshops, and giant movies in the Omnimax Theatre.
The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition features more than 250 privately-owned bikes from around the world.
Stanley Park features 400 hectares of trails, with scenic walking and biking along the 8.8-kilometre seawall and totem park featuring eight poles by First Nations artists.
Nitobe Memorial Garden is a traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia with waterfalls, stone lanterns, audio guides and tours, and a ceremonial teahouse.
Vancouver Lookout features a ride in an exterior glass elevator and a 360° view of Metro Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
Screening at Vancity Theatre of Becoming Nobody, director Jamie Catto's new documentary about spiritual teacher Ram Dass’s life and teachings.
Late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of director Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die, starring Bill Murray and Adam Driver.
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