Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, Feb. 13-17

Wild at Heart screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: Timbre Concerts presents Toronto jangle-pop band Ducks Ltd. at the WISE Hall, with guests Tough Age.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: afternoon screenings at the VIFF Centre of All Quiet on the Western Front, Edward Berger’s epic adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s WWI novel. There will be blood.

Lou Lou la Duchess de Rière performs at the Fox Cabaret

TUESDAY: Blue Boa Burlesque presents two performances of Valentine: A Burlesque Cabaret featuring Indigenous burlesque star Lou Lou la Duchess de Rière and local artists at the Fox Cabaret.

TUESDAY: Burlesque Duos at the Rio Theatre is an East Vancouver Valentine’s Day tradition, featuring performances by Roxy Reverie & Homo Hardware, April O’Peel & Holly Graphic, Diva the Violet Femme & Arabella Boop, and Gia Sangria & Layna Emerald.

Carole King: Home Again screens at VIFF Centre

WEDNESDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of the new concert documentary Carole King: Home Again–Live in Central Park, which depicts her homecoming concert at New York City’s Central Park in May of 1973. Hope she does “It’s Too Late”.

WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the New York Rangers in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena. Try not to think about 1994.

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of David Lynch’s kinky 1990 fairy tale/thriller Wild at Heart, starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern. Willem Dafoe gets freaky.

Bobby Lee and Andrew Santino are at the Orpheum: POSTPONED to April 6

THURSDAY: comedians and friends Bobby Lee and Andrew Santino present a live recording of their podcast Bad Friends at the Orpheum Theatre as part of JFL Vancouver. Just try not to laugh. POSTPONED to April 6.

FRIDAY: Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony in a program of works by Beethoven, Berlioz, and Bartók at the Orpheum Theatre.

FRIDAY: F7 Entertainment Group presents California ska-punk band Mad Caddies at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests the CorpsYou Big Idiot, and the Highsides.

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