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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, September 7

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Daniel Chai Sep 07, 2017 12:41 am 684

The weekend is just around the corner! To help get you there, we have a fun list of seven great events happening around Vancouver: Vancouver Fringe, Accordion Noir Festival, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2017

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  • What: Taking over most of Granville Island and beyond each year, Vancouver Fringe is a wacky festival for theatre-lovers. From novices to veterans, it’s luck of the draw for all shows, which means you can see literally anything on stage. From one-person shows to musicals to the truly experimental, it’s a great way to take in up-and-coming work and new ideas—frequently in a raw, bootstrapped format.
  • When: September 7 to 17
  • Where: Various venues across Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $14, plus $5 membership

Women Working Together 2017

  • What: The University Women’s Club of Vancouver’s way of showcasing and celebrating the many amazing women’s groups and organizations that Vancouver has to offer. Mix and mingle with over 100 other fearless females, connect with women’s group exhibitors, and get inspired at the exclusive screening of the Oprah approved and Canadian produced documentary Dream, Girl.
  • When: September 7
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft Manor – 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Reverend Horton Heat

  • What: Throughout the band’s million plus album selling career, their music has been featured in countless TV shows, movies and commercials, it’s impossible to deny the powerful force that is the Reverend Horton Heat. They continue to electrify audiences time and time again with their incredible stage presence, rock ‘n roll charisma and contagious energy.
  • When: September 7
  • Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $35

Accordion Noir Festival

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  • What: Featuring artists from as far afield as St. Petersburg, Accordion Noir Festival events will take place at various locations across the city in an effort to bring a completely different perspective on accordion playing to Vancouver.
  • When: September 7 to 10
  • Where: St James Anglican Church — 303 E. Cordova St, Vancouver, Russian Hall — 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $7-$20

Le Burger Week Vancouver

  • What: Le Burger Week invites the public to head into participating restaurants (or order via Skip The Dishes, if the establishment offers it) and vote online for their favourite burger. Each restaurant will be offering a special “burger price” for participants to get in on so they can try them all. This year there are nine venues taking part in Le Burger Week Vancouver: Bellaggio Cafe, Mamie Taylor’s, ShuRaku Sake Bar + Bistro, The Pie Hole, East Side Craft House, Charqui, Relish Gourmet Burgers, Vera’s On The Drive, and Fable Diner.
  • When: Now to 7
  • Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver

Recovery Capital Conference 

  • What: Do you manage employees, work in health care, or want to learn more about addiction recovery? Then attend the Recovery Capital Conference. With over 20 speakers, two breakfasts, two plated lunches, CEU, and 20 exhibitors, this Canadian Conference will engage delegates in the collaborative practice of solution-focused care for people and their families, supported by paraprofessionals, peers, and mutual support systems.
  • When: September 7 and 8
  • Where: The Anvil Centre in New Westminster
  • Price: $499 – Tickets available via Eventbrite

Night Shift: Asian Fusion

  • What: Reimagine the future of culture and social change at MOA’s monthly cabaret party. This month, share a laugh with comedians Julie Kim and Ash Dhawan, catch a preview of Tetsuro Shigematsu’s 1 Hour Photo, and hear music from Filipinx artist Kimmortal.
  • When: September 7
  • Time: Social 6 pm / Cabaret 8 pm
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Free for UBC Students + Staff / MOA Members / Indigenous Peoples, $10 General Admission

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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