What: Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it. Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it… This daring chronicle of Madonna and her backstage antics on 1990’s Blond Ambition tour was as groundbreaking and controversial as the superstar herself.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, September 6, doors 8:15 pm, movie 8:45 pm
Tickets: From the Rio, $12 on the door, $10 in advance
What: This year’s Fringe begins with a performance of Butt Kapinski: Dick On The Fringe, the story of a private eye who sets out to solve the great Fringe murder mystery. Help, Butt get to the bottom of this seedy world of sin and shadows!
Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, September 6, at 7 pm; festival continues through September 18
What: Using comedic sketches, improv, and character pieces, this one-man show from the mind of Mark Kendall from Atlanta examines the representation of black males in the media and how these images influence our views on race in everyday life.
Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
What: There are three different open houses happening on Tuesday, about developments near Cambie and 31st, Pender and Jervis, and Drake and Seymour. It sounds boring, but go along and make your voice heard!
Where: Various locations across Vancouver
When: Tuesday, September 6, all open houses start at 5 pm
What: Taste six exceptional Italian wines, learning the nuances of the grapes and regions of Italy. The tasting will be led by a Quini Certified Educator and participants use the Quini app to record their impressions of the wine.
Where: Everything Wine – 998 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
When: Tuesday, September 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Tickets: From Eventbrite, $15, which is given back to you in store credit – yes this wine tasting is kind of free!
What: This comedy character workshop with improv veteran Sara Gaare will focus on creating a wide variety of characters for solo performance, sketch comedy, and improv, and teach you how to get out of your head and get goofy and spontaneous!
Where: Instant Studios – 529 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: When your mind has gone deep space fishing, what creatures will it encounter? Cosmic Sea showcases new works from Jenn Brisson, Kristian Adam and Phresha, featuring invisible sea creatures, jellypurrrs and octophants, to name a few.
Where: Hot Art Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
When: From September 8 to September 30, open Wednesday to Saturday, from noon to 5 pm; opening reception on Friday, September 9, from 7 to 11 pm
What: Your last chance to join this free Thursday night group ride for beginner and intermediate cyclists, part of the My-First-Fondo Clinics to learn basic road riding skills ahead of the 122km of the RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 10.
Where: Vanier Bike Park Parking Lot – Whyte Avenue 1695, Vancouver
What: Destroy Vancouver is an experimental music and sound art series, combining a wide range of music genres and sound art aesthetics. This instalment features one of techno’s most prominent female artists, Adriana Lopez, and more.
Where: VIVO Media Arts Centre – 2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, September 8, from 8:30 pm to 2:30 am
What: Watch the world premiere of the short film Love at Second Sight, a film that transforms attitudes about appearance and encourages self-acceptance, by sharing the story of facially different David Roche and his lovely wife Marlena Blavin.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodwards) – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Hear the real stories behind the legendary Canada-Russia Summit Series, as eight key members of Team Canada 1972 take to the stage to share their memories, commentate on video highlights and take questions from the audience.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: This Thursday, Geeks versus Nerds ask, “Who is the Greatest Starship Captain – James T. Kirk or Jean-Luc Picard?” Come support your favourite Captain as two teams of comedians debate the big question. There’ll also be a screening of the 1999 film Trekkies, which delves into the hilarious and devoted Star Trek fan culture.
Where: H. R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
What: One of the city’s longest running cultural events, the Greek Food Festival kicks off on Friday. Try delicious lamb, souvlaki, gyro and calamari – all dishes are homemade, and include only the freshest and finest ingredients available.
When: Starts on Friday, September 9 and runs over two weekends. Festival runs on Fridays from 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: Hellenic Community Centre – 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
What: A poolside party, comparable to the legendary fiestas found in Miami and St. Tropez, will hit Vancouver this summer. The inaugural Oasis Beach Club will take over the Second Beach Pool on September 9 for a music-fuelled cabana fiesta.
Where: Second Beach Pool – Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
What: The exhibition of a body of work by Joseph Staples, featuring six video loops, each consisting of two GIFs juxtaposed onto each other, drawn from the Japanese anime, “Kotonoha no Niwa” and the singer, Lana Del Ray.
Where: Unit/Pitt Projects – 236 East Pender Street, Vancouver
When: From September 9, 7:30 pm opening reception to October 22
What: If you are LGBTQS and you are wanting to get yourself out there and meet new people you can go to events with, hang out with or date, come on out. The venue is located in downtown Vancouver and will be posted closer to the date. Dress code is dress to impress, but not fetish as this will be a public venue and event. Keep an eye open and make conversation with everyone.
Where: Downtown Vancouver – exact location TBD
When: Friday, September 9; 7 to 10 pm
DH Vancouver Staff
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