Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, August 18 to 20

Robocop screens at the VIFF Centre

By Steve Newton

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. “I want…to live.”

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of the restored director’s cut of Paul Verhoeven’s satirical 1987 sci-fi actioner Robocop, starring Peter Weller and Kurtwood Smith. “Bitches leave!

Taylor Tomlinson plays the Queen E

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY: American comedian Taylor Tomlinson performs two nights of standup at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Get your yuk-yuks out.

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.

White Reaper plays the Rickshaw

SATURDAY: Louisville, Kentucky guitar-rock band White Reaper plays tunes from latest album Asking For a Ride at the Rickshaw Theatre. Dig those Thin Lizzy-style dual-lead guitars.

SATURDAY: Weezer headlines day one of the two-day Ambleside Music Festival at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, with guests Saint Motel, Said the Whale, and Wallice. Maybe they’ll do “Buddy Holly”.

SATURDAY: the Watson Street Music Festival, presented by the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area, features performances on two stages by local acts Nonarchy, Teak Physique, Weak Knees, Anna Katarina, Hotel Empress, Buddie, Clay Orange, and Good Friday.

The PNE opens Saturday

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY: the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) runs from August 19 to September 4, featuring carnival rides, games, the SuperDogs competition, jousting and high-dive shows, immersive Monet art exhibitagriculture displays, cooking demonstrations, a pyro musical, and Summer Night Concerts.

SUNDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer action at BC Place.


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