Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, August 14-18

Steve Vai plays the Rickshaw

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY: American instrumental-rock guitar virtuoso Steve Vai  performs at the Rickshaw Theatre on his Inviolate Tour 2023. Hope he does “For the Love of God”.

TUESDAY: Black Women in Indie & Folk at the Fox Cabaret features performances by Silent St  J, Raheal, Ayanna Seymour, and Chaya Harvey.

TUESDAY TO WEDNESDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre 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.

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 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.

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of the 2016 documentary KONELĪNE: Our Land Beautiful, about the controversial Red Chris mine development in northwestern B.C. Q&A to follow with director Nettie Wild.

WEDNESDAY: 4X4 Mega Edition at the Fox Cabaret features performances by the Aubreys, Blue J, Brandon Wolfe Scott, and Stacey.

WEDNESDAY: New York street poet and indie troubadour Willie Nile co-headlines the WISE Hall with Nanaimo blues-rocker David Gogo, with guest Stephen Stanley from The Lowest of the Low. Note: MOVED from original venue of Rickshaw Theatre.

FRIDAY: American comedian Taylor Tomlinson performs the first of two nights of standup at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

After Hours screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of a 4K restoration of director Martin Scorsese‘s 1985 black comedy After Hours, starring Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette.

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