Me n’ Billy Idol, who plays the PNE
By Steve Newton
FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often?‘s monthly showcase at 604 Studios features standup by Harris Anderson, Gina Harms, Kevin Saxby, and headliner Sharon Mahoney. Get yer yuk-yuk’s out.
FRIDAY 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 exhibit, agriculture displays, cooking demonstrations, a pyro musical, and Summer Night Concerts.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Spokane Indians in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Birth/Rebirth screens at VIFF Centre
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Laura Moss’s new psychological horror film Birth/Rebirth, which reworks pieces of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein into a modern-day myth about motherhood and mortality. Prepare to be freaked 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.
SATURDAY: Vancouver-based comedian Dino Archie performs a night of standup at the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Sunee Dhaliwal, Ivan Decker, and Hassan Phills.
Damsel plays the Fox Cabaret
SATURDAY: Vancouver hard-rock guitar band Damsel plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Raw Nerve Endings and Dog Gone.
SATURDAY: the BC Lions take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Canadian Football League action at BC Place.
Taxi Driver screens at the Rio
SUNDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Martin Scorsese‘s 1976 psychodrama Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro as a mentally disturbed Vietnam vet out to eradicate scumbags in New York City.