7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, September 5

Sep 5 2019, 5:00 am

One more day to the weekend! Fill your Thursday lineup with Vancouver Fringe Festival, Death Cab for Cutie, and these seven events happening on September 5.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2019

Vancouver Fringe Festival / Facebook

What: Produced annually by the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society, Vancouver Fringe Festival features over 700 performances in 11 days, attracting over 40,000 attendees. Enjoy comedy, drama, musicals, clowns, political satire, and more, then check out the Fringe Bar in the evening for more entertainment.

When: September 5 to September 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues across Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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What: Metalmorphosis is a sculpture exhibition at VisualSpace Gallery from award-winning metal artists Kye-Yeon Son and Brian Hoyano. Curated by Barbara Cohen.

When: Mondays to Saturday until September 7, 2019 (closed Labour Day)
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: VisualSpace Gallery – 3352 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Thursday Artist Talk: Fiona Tang, “Drawing Without Fear”

What: Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang shares her process in the Thursday Artists Talk, “Drawing Without Fear.” Tang was the winner of Surrey Art Gallery Association’s first Competitive Art Paint-Off in 2019, and has exhibited at Richmond Art Gallery, Anvil Centre, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and more.

When: September 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Free
Admission: Free

Sound House: Cypher + Sounds

UBC Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. (UBC MOA)

What: Sound House is Museum of Anthropology’s new music series, with a talented and diverse lineup of Vancouver bands and musicians. The second season launches on September 5 with hip hop, beatboxing, and poetry, MC’d and guest curated by Chelsea D.E Johnson.

When: September 5, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15 including museum admission


What: Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY presents the world premiere of @giselle, a technology-infused reimagining of the ballet masterwork. @giselle looks at how social media has leveraged an unexpected change in modern love and relationships. Choreographed by Joshua Beamish and featuring ballet artists from American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, and Pennsylvania Ballet.

When: September 5 to September 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Death Cab for Cutie

What: Alt-rock band Death Cab for Cutie will be performing in Vancouver this September at the Malkin Bowl, joined by guest Jenn Champion. Formed in Bellingham, Washington, Death Cab for Cutie is composed of members Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper, and Zac Rae. The band has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for their 2015 release, Kintsugi. Their ninth studio album Thank You for Today was released in August 2018.

When: September 5, 2019
Time: Doors open 5:30 pm, show starts 6:45 pm
Where: Malkin Bowl — 610 Pipeline Road
Price: $59.50 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

VCC Chef’s Table Pop-Up Restaurant

What: Vancouver Community College’s Culinary Arts program presents the next edition of their pop-up restaurant The Chef’s Table. Enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 20 seats available per night.

When: Tuesdays to Thursday until September 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Community College – Downtown Campus JJ’s Restaurant – 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $22-$55