Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, July 31 to August 4

Brit Floyd plays the Queen E.

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: Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd, featuring long-time guitarist/vocalist and musical director Damian Darlington, celebrates 50 years of The Dark Side of the Moon at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. “Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day…”

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Pride Festival features 10 days of events curated by local 2SLGBTQAI+ groups, culminating in the Pride Parade on August 6.

To Live and Die in L.A. screens at the VIFF Centre

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director William Friedkin’s riveting 1985 crime-thriller To Live and Die in L.A.

TUESDAY 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.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Cultch presents performances at the Vancity Culture Lab of playwright Sam Shepard’s True West, a wry exploration of duality, masculinity, and the mythos of the American West.

Beautiful runs at the Stanley

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 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–running to August 20 at the Granville Island Stage. Wear your blue suede shoes.

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

Ghost Files Live! is at the Vogue

FRIDAY: Ghost Files Live! at the Vogue Theatre features a screening of a never-before-seen episode of Ghost Files, followed by a Q&A session with hosts Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej.


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