Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, July 28 to 30

Enter the Dragon screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

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.

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.

Michaela Chung performs at 604 Studios

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 AND SATURDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director James Cameron’s 1984 action-thriller The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular killing machine from the future.

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

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

Beautiful runs at the Stanley

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

SATURDAY: 50th anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of a 4K restoration of director Robert Clouse’s martial arts epic Enter the Dragon, starring Bruce Lee.

SATURDAY: Dustin Searcy hosts Chitchat Comedy at Little Mountain Gallery, featuring standup by Vancouver comedians Sean McDonnell, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Robert Peng, and Zawer Sulaiman.

SATURDAY: Filipino pyrotechnics company Blue Peacock Fireworks is featured at the Celebration of Light fireworks display at English Bay.

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