Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, August 11 to 13

Me ‘n Tom Cochrane, who plays Rock Maple Ridge

By Steve Newton

FRIDAY: B.C. rockers Chilliwack perform with Trooper and Harlequin at day one of the Rock Maple Ridge classic-rock festival at Albion Fairgrounds. “Fly at Night” baby!

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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Tri-City Dust Devils in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium. Hot dogs go well with beer.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Vancouver Mural Festival’s Mount Pleasant Street Party at 2111 Main Street and surrounding areas features a mainstage with live music, DJs, drag, beer garden, games, food trucks, vendor village, and interactive activities for all ages.

Jeff Goldblum plays the Vogue

SATURDAY: pianist and Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum is joined by the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra in a night of classic jazz and improvised comedy at the Vogue TheatreSOLD OUT. Snooze ya lose.

SATURDAY: as part of the Truck Stop Concert Series, performances by Ripe, Delhi 2 Dublin, Missy D, Orchard Sky, and Redeye Empire at Red Truck Brewery. There will be beer.

SATURDAY: local blues act Brandon Isaak and the Saints of Swing play Guilt and Co.

SATURDAY: the BC Lions take on the Calgary Stampeders in Canadian Football League action at BC Place.

SATURDAY: headliner Kim Mitchell performs with Sass Jordan, Helix, and Teenage Head at day two of the Rock Maple Ridge classic-rock festival at Albion Fairgrounds. Might as well go for a soda.

Bebe Buckskin plays the Burnaby Blues + Roots Fest

SATURDAY: the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival at Deer Lake Park features FREE performances by Fleet Foxes, Allison Russell, the Dip, Boy Golden, the Trade-Offs, and Bebe Buckskin. Originally scheduled headliner Buffy Sainte-Marie will not appear.

SATURDAY: British rock legend Rod Stewart plays Rogers Arena, with American guests Cheap Trick. Hope he does “Twistin’ the Night Away”.

SUNDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of the documentary Satan Wants You, about how a young Canadian woman and her psychiatrist helped ignite the global Satanic Panic conspiracy with their bestselling memoir, Michelle Remembers. Filmmakers Steve J. Adams and Sean Horlor in attendance for post-show Q&A.

SUNDAY: headliner Tom Cochrane performs with Headpins, Saga, and Haywire at day three of the Rock Maple Ridge classic-rock festival at Albion Fairgrounds. Wonder if he’ll do “Life is a Highway”.

The Killing screens at the Cinematheque

SUNDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of director Stanley Kubrick’s hard-boiled 1956 noir thriller The Killing, starring Sterling Hayden.

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