Looking for something to do in Metro Vancouver? Here are three suggestions for Thursday, September 14.
Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour
Comedy legend Chris Rock has a brand-new tour with brand-new material, and on Thursday, the Total Blackout Tour comes to Vancouver. This is Rock’s first major world tour in nine years, but from the reviews, he hasn’t lost a step at all. Rock remains one of the most incisive, intelligent comics working today, and with all that’s going on in America these days, you know he’ll have no shortage of material. Amazingly, tickets are still available, so hurry up and grab a couple while you still can.
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
When: 8 p.m.
Cost: $65 and up
Dan Savage’s Hump! Film Festival
The Hump! Festival returns with a fresh batch of what attendees would call short films and fuddy-duddies would just call dirty movies. Hump!’s main mission, per their website, is to change the way people see — and make and share — porn. What results is a fun, funny, vulnerable, and often steamy celebration of creative sexual expression and sex positivity featuring a roster of independent, five-minute films all created by people who aren’t porn stars but get to play one on the big screen for an evening. Go with an open mind. And if you can’t make it Thursday, Hump! runs at the Rio through Saturday.
If you’re having a hard time picturing Hump!, somehow the festival’s trailer is safe for work.
Where: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Westward Music Festival
Festival season has mostly run its course in Vancouver, but it’s not quite done yet. The Westward Music Festival kicks off Thursday with fifteen genre-sparring live music events featuring some pretty big names: Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Gov’t Mule, Bishop Briggs, Hannah Georgas, Watsky, Dear Rouge, Charlotte Day Wilson, Pup, Touche Amore, Busty And The Bass, just to name a few. (Seriously, I failed to mention, like, twenty acts.) Thursday sees Westward shows at The Vogue, The Fox, The Biltmore and the Imperial for as little as $10, and Friday and Saturday’s schedules may be even better. Check out the full lineup here, and go see some live music this week.
Where: Venues all over Vancouver
When: Thurday – Saturday
Cost: $10 and up
See more events around Vancouver on our weekly calendar.
Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment