Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, Sept. 11-15

The Last Waltz screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: the Rio Theatre pays tribute to the late Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Robbie Robertson with a screening of director Martin Scorsese‘s 1978 concert film The Last Waltz, documenting the Band’s farewell concert of 1976.

MONDAY: American dance-pop superstar and businesswoman Beyoncé performs at BC Place Stadium as part of her Renaissance World Tour.

MONDAY: Joe Rotundo and the Interstellar Riders–an instrumental surf band composed of guitarist Joe Rotundo, bassist Jeremy Holmes, and drummer Todd Biffard–performs at Guilt and Co.

Ain’t Too Proud runs at the Queen E

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Broadway Across Canada presents performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre of the musical Ain’t Too Proud–The Life and Times of The Temptations, which follows the career of the legendary Motown vocal group.

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 and Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre present performances of the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, based on the film by Roger Corman, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 8.

The Fringe Fest runs on Granville Island

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Fringe Festival features emerging local artists and talent from around the globe performing theatre, comedy, dance, drag, spoken word, and music runs until September 17 at various Granville Island venues.

FRIDAY: instrumental surf-rock bands Horsebreaker (from Calgary) and the Reviberators (from Vancouver) play the Painted Ship in Kitsilano.

FRIDAY: Charlie Demers hosts East Van Laugh Riot, a standup comedy show featuring Ryan Williams, with guests 
Cassidy Anhorn and Gavin Banning, at the Rio Theatre.

Reggie Watts performs in Stanley Park

FRIDAY: the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival features standup comedy by Russell Peters, Reggie Watts, and Steph Tolev at Stanley Park’s Brockton Point.

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