Newt’s top 10 (or 11) things to do in Vancouver this week, July 24 to 28

The Warriors screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: 50th anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of director D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture, the concert film documenting David Bowie’s final performance as his musical alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, digitally restored with never-before-seen footage.

MONDAY: British pop duo from the ’80s, Tears for Fears, plays Rogers Arena, with guests Cold War Kids. Wonder if they’ll do “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Fashion Fictions exhibition, running until October 9 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, explores the increasing influence of research-based, materially driven practices on the global fashion scene.

Blood Simple screens at VIFF Centre

MONDAY AND THURSDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of the Coen Brothers’ 1984 suspense-thriller Blood Simple.

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.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Everett AquaSox in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

WEDNESDAY: American country-music legend Tanya Tucker performs at the Commodore Ballroom on her Sweet Western Sound Tour. Wonder if she’ll do “Delta Dawn”.

Celebration of Light at English Bay

WEDNESDAY: Mexico’s Grupo AVACON–a combination of Cabo Fireworks Co. and Atomic Professional Fireworks–are featured at the Celebration of Light fireworks display at English Bay.

FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often?‘s Summer Showcase at 604 Studios features standup performances by Aaron Read, Michaela Chung, host Joanne Tsung, and headliner Nathan Hare.

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of director Walter Hill‘s 1979 action-thriller about street gangs battling in New York City, The Warriors.

Fishbone plays the Rickshaw

FRIDAY: L.A. rock band Fishbone plays a fusion of ska, punk, funk, metal, reggae, and soul at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guest King Youngblood.

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