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TUESDAY OCTOBER 21, 2014

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

Oct 21st 7:00pm & Oct 22nd 9:30pm

Tickets $8 advance / $10 at the door

Bar service for 19+ only with 2 pieces of ID.

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH on Tuesday, October 21 & Wednesday, October 22 at 9:30. Starring Nick Cave, Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue and more (as themselves!).

“This day is both more real and less real, more true and less true, more interesting and less interesting than my actual day, depending on how you look at it.” – Nick Cave

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 21, 2014

BOYHOOD

9:00pm

Cheap Date Tuesday! Tickets just $6 at the door.

Bar service for 19+ only with 2 pieces of ID.

Director Richard Linklater’s (DAZED AND CONFUSED, The BEFORE Trilogy) latest is, possibly, the most remarkable achievement in film you will see in 2014. Starring Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar Coltrane.

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2014

The Gentlemen Hecklers present George Romero’s

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Join the Gentlemen Hecklers for a special Halloween edition of the show, when they are going to take you through one of cinema’s greatest, goretastic, zombies-want-to-eat-you classics: George Romero’s original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968).

The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29, 2014

Live Nation presents

THE JANOSKIANS: Got Cake Tour

Doors 6:00pm

Tickets $29.50 + s/c

All Ages welcomed.

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 30, 2014

THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW:

A Live Dungeons and Dragons Comedy Experience

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns! Join Vancouver’s best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre as they quest for glory and snacks in this live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world’s most popular role playing game. For over two years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues And remember, you don’t need to know anything about gaming to have a great time. All you need is to know how to have fun!

THE ADVENTURERS

Eric Fell as The Dungeon Master

Ian Boothby as Benoit the Anointed, the Half-Elf Cleric

Joanna Gaskell as Edda, the Elf Barbarian

Barbara Kozicki as Ingrid, the Halfling Fighter

Allen Morrison as Spitz Luben, the Human Wizard

Shaun Stewart as Brask Hellbeard, the Dwarf Bard

More monsters! More Magic! More Mayhem! More Off-Brand soda!

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 2014

SHOWCASE FROM THE CRYPT

8:00pm

Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Put on your costumes kiddies and get ready for a spooktacular show featuring your host The Cryptkeeper(Brian Milne) along with his fellow co-hosts The Vault Keeper(Tyler James Nicol) and the Old Witch(Jesse Inocalla) and all your Rio favorites in a variety comedy show where they will show you a world jumping straight out of the pages of EC Comics. A horrifying world with more camp than the boyscouts.

These ghoulish hosts will be Featuring costume contests, trivia, and then The Fictionals take over to do some ghastly Improv! Along with killer acts including Burlesque from the fiery ginger Dezi Dezire! The Rio will heat up with the burning fire dancing skills of Vesper Sephony! Then finally the Gentlemen Hecklers bring you a special tale that will make your sides split! We DARE you to watch!

This production is a work of parody and is not affiliated with the works of EC Comics.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 2014

Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE

*All Ages*

Doors 11:00pm / Movie 11:30pm

Tickets $6 advance or in costume / $8 door

All ages welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ with 2 pieces of ID for bar service.

Yes, it’s happening! Tim Burton’s classic BEETLEJUICE is getting the Friday Late Night Movie treatment on Halloween night! All ages welcome in the balcony. Costumes highly encouraged.

A couple of recently deceased ghosts (Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin) contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” (Michael Keaton) in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. Also starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara.

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Geekenders present

WEIRD AL BURLESQUE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Called a “cult sensation” by Vancity Buzz and “Vancouver burlesque legends” by Bored in Vancouver, Geekenders Theatrical Burlesque returns with a loving tribute to the King of Parody… WEIRD AL YANKOVIC!

From Like a Surgeon to Amish Paradise, the Geekenders Solid Gold Dancers present a show that is ALL Weird Al, ALL THE TIME!

Featuring performances from some Geekenders favourites as well as some of Vancouver’s biggest burlesque names, this show features weird wiles from:

LOTTIE LIBIDO!
ROE BUTTS!
ANITA JOHNSON!
LYSSA STRATA!
VIOLET DEVILLE!
INARA SAFIR!
BITCH SASSIDY!
RAINBOWGLITZ!
MYAH NEIGHS!
ANDREW WADE!
MISS DEE TWENTY!
DAVIN REID!
LITHIUM LITTLE!
PIXIE LATED!
With stage kittying by SHIRLEY GNOME AND PINKIE PIE!
And hosting by STEPHEN BLAKLEY!

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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Live Nation presents

NEW POLITICS

with Bad Suns and Somekindawonderful

6:30PM

Tickets $20 advance. Tickets are also available by phone at 1 855 985-5000.

All Ages

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Paul Anthony’s TALENT TIME

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

Must be 19+ with 2 pieces of ID for bar service. All ages welcome in the balcony!

**First Thursday of every month now. (No October Show)**

We are incredibly jazzed to get back into our new home at the Rio and bring you another FUN show! Vancouver’s Favourite (and only) televised comedy/variety/chat show

Featuring:

BUS DRIVER / SONG & DANCE MAN: AMRIT BAINS

*Check out DREAM TRANSIT OPERATOR and LIVE FREE LIKE A JUNGLEE

NATIONAL FREESTYLE YO-YO CHAMPION: HARRISON LEE

STAND-UP COMEDIAN: JACOB SAMUEL

CHARACTER COMEDIAN: ANDREW BARBER

PLUS

- 1 OR 2 MORE INCREDIBLE ACTS!

- HOUSE BAND!

- CO-HOST RYAN BEIL!

- SET DESIGN FROM ACE MARTENS!

- LIVE VIDEO SWITCHING DIRECTED BY TREVOR CARROL!

- CHANCE TO WIN 100 DOLLARS!

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2014

ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO

with Special Guests

Door 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $25 +s/c advance. Also available at Red Cat, Zulu and Highlife Records

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Also known for his work as a member of the progressive rock group King Crimson.

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Union Events presents

BLEACHERS

with guest Wild Cub

7:00pm

Tickets $27 advance

All Ages

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2014

TIG NOTARO

BOYISH GIRL INTERRUPTED TOUR 2014

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Tickets $25.00 + s/c. Available at Red Cat Records and Ticketmaster Outlets. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2014

MARY LAMBERT

Heart on My Sleeve Tour

With special guest Jillette Johnson

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:30pm

Tickets $20 (+ s/c) advance. Also available online, Red Cat, Zulu and Highlife

All Ages show

Seattle-based singer-songwriter and spoken word artist, on tour to support her debut full-length release “Heart On My Sleeve”.

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2014

CHARLES BUKOWSKI:

Live in Vancouver 1979 + Barfly

Doors 7:00pm

7:30pm “THERE’S GONNA BE A GOD DAMN RIOT IN HERE”

9:30pm “BARFLY”

Tickets $10 online/ $12 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

The Rio Theatre presents a double bill celebrating the work of the late legendary writer Charles Bukowski – the filmed live in Vancouver spoken word performance “There’s Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here” and the semi autobiographical cult classic movie “Barfly.”

7:30pm “THERE’S GONNA BE A GOD DAMN RIOT IN HERE” – In 1979 Charles Bukowski made his final live spoken word appearance (outside of the US) at the Viking Inn in downtown Vancouver BC. The performance was filmed and the footage was thought to be lost until it was discovered almost 25 years later at Bukowski’s widow’s house. Presented by Dennis B Del Torre, the organizer of the original event. Q&A to follow.

9:30pm “BARFLY” – Mickey Rourke & Faye Dunaway star in this semi-autographical 1987 comedy-drama written by Bukowski and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Barbet Schroeder. Rourke plays Henry Chinaski, a heavy drinking hell-raising writer whose existence is suddenly shaken up when he’s “discovered” by a major publisher. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2014 & SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014

Geekenders with the Rio Theatre present

STAR WARS: REVEAL OF THE JEDI

A Burlesque Re-Imagining *HOLDOVER*

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Tickets $20 online / $25 door

Geekenders completes their epic burlesque adventure trilogy, as seen on Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, with a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, and abiding love for geeky classics. Reveal of the Jedi is an ambitious, sparkly love letter to the last (good) Star Wars movie.

Featuring a cast of over THIRTY of Vancouver’s best of nerdlesque, the event and theatre troupe called a “cult sensation” by Vancity Buzz is pulling out all the stops to ensure a joyful, memorable night for geeks of all types.

STARRING
Draco Muff-Boi as Luke Skywalker
Lottie Libido as Darth Vader
Trixie Hobbitses as Princess Leia Organa
Stephen Blakley as Han Solo
Anita Johnson as Chewbacca
Davin Reid as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Graeme Thompson as C3PO
Roe Butts as R2D2
Lyssa Strata as Yoda
Androsia Wilde as Lando Calrissian
Rael Linford as Boba Fett
Veronica Vamp as The Empress
Whatshername as Jabba the Hutt
~ With the Storm Troopers and the Geekenders Solid Gold Dancers!

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2014

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

PRIVATE EVENT – NO RIO PASSES/COUPONS.

An all-new lineup for 2014 celebrating a decade of incredible VHS finds.

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.

Among the new clips featured in the 2014 program:

-A new exercise video montage featuring a Christmas-themed workout, a martial arts fitness regimen called “Tiger Moves,” and a tape called “Butt Camp”

-Newly unearthed footage of the world’s most obnoxious home shopping hosts, John & Johnny (c. 1987), and the long-awaited reunion orchestrated by the FFF curators

-Exclusive footage of the Chef Keith news prank the curators pulled on news stations in the Midwest over the holidays.

-A bizarre instructional video from 1997 with the redundant title, “How to Have Cybersex on the Internet”