Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, July 10 to 14

Fast Times at Ridgemont High screens at VIFF Centre

By Steve Newton

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the 35th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival, running to July 15 at various Vancouver venues, features over 30 performances by top Canadian dance artists. Get yer dance on!

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Amy Heckerling’s 1982 teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Phoebe Cates in a red bikini.

Suzie Ungerleider plays Mel Lehan Hall

TUESDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents a double-bill of local folk-roots singer-songwriters Suzie Ungerleider and Sarah Jane Scouten at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents the musical Million Dollar Quartet— which depicts the famed 1956 jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins–at the Granville Island Stage. Wear your blue suede shoes.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, about the pop phenomenon’s rise to stardom, running to August 6 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. You might feel the earth move under your feet.

WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on Austin FC in Major League Soccer action at BC Place.

American Werewolf in London screens at VIFF Centre

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director John Landis’s 1981 horror-comedy An American Werewolf in London as part of the Back to the 80s film series. That transformation scene is wild!

FRIDAY: Saskatoon-born, Chicago-based blues guitarist, vocalist, and harmonica player Nigel Mack performs at Frankie’s Jazz.

FRIDAY: opening day of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, which features performances by such artists as Albert LeeJoe HenryColin LindenRich HopeKrystle Dos SantosJim Byrnes, and Steve Dawson & the Hooded Mergansers at Jericho Beach Park. Don’t forget the sunscreen, but there’s shady spots if you do.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut screens at VIFF Centre

FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi action epic Blade Runner: The Final Cut, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? Come for the action, stay for Rutger Hauer’s soliloquy.

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