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SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2014

PATRICK MALIHA’s THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP OF COMEDY

GRAND FINALE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $15 only available at the door **Or FREE admission with your People’s Champ of Comedy VIP Pass**

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

This is it! The Grande Finale for Vancouver’s largest and longest running comedy competition, Patrick Maliha’s The People’s Champ of Comedy! Who will walk away with the $2,500 grand prize, but most importantly the title of The People’s Champ of Comedy 2014?! There’s only one way to find out – you gotta get a ticket and be a part of what has become one of the most anticipated annual comedy events in Vancouver! Come down and see Vancouver’s finest and funniest up-coming comedy superstars battle it out to see who will be crowned our new champion of comedy for 2014!! The best part? Voting is done by YOU the audience member!

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SUNDAY AUGUST 31, 2014

Caravan World Rhythms presents EthnoChaos Band

DAKHABRAKHA

Direct from Kiev, Ukraine.

Tickets $22 advance / $25 door

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

DhakhaBrakha create wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern.

Tickets $22 advance / $25 door. Also available at Highlife Records, or Banyen Books. Order by phone: 1-800-838-3006.

DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev whose sound is at once mesmerizing and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with the jazz and trance sounds that typify World Music. Aptly named, “DakhaBrakha” means “give/take” in the Ukrainian. Mixing the fundamental structure of folk music with free-form improvisation, the Kiev, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a mesmerizing world of unexpected and engaging new music. On stage, Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation melds with the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range to create a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

Opening for Dakhabrakha is Vancouver’s own musical ZEELLIA, a six member ensemble of three female vocalists and three instrumentalists established in 1991. Led by Beverly Dobrinsky, they weave a mystical spell singing and playing Slavic folksongs and dances from Ukraine, the Balkan and Baltic States, and the Canadian prairies. The blessings and the curses, the water, the wood, the fire, the fields, and of course, the herbs all combine to give voice to a unique Slavic Canadian sentiment which respects its Ukrainian roots and celebrates its Canadian context. They sing in the traditional style of ‘bilij holos/pure voice’, both acapella and with the accompaniment of bass, violin, and accordion.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

FRANK

“Bonkers and brilliant indie comedy.”

Sept 1st 7pm + 9:15pm,
Sept 2nd 7pm,
Sept 3rd 9:30pm
Sept 6th 6:00pm

Tickets $8 advance / $10 door. Cheap Monday & Tuesday Tickets only $6 available at the box office.

Join us for FRANK, an offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleason.

“Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.”

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

STOP MAKING SENSE

Doors 9:00pm / Movie 9:30pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

Bar service for 19+ only; 2 pieces of ID required. All ages welcome to rock out in the balcony!

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking concert documentary STOP MAKING SENSE, featuring New Wave pioneers The Talking Heads, as part of the 30th Anniversary of the film’s release.

Shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983, the movie is notable for being the first made entirely using digital audio techniques. STOP MAKING SENSE has been hailed by Leonard Maltin as “one of the greatest rock movies ever made”, and Pauline Kael of The New Yorker described it as “…close to perfection.”

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

Vancouver Biennale presents

“Grey City” featuring OSGEMEOS

1 of 15 top documentaries to watch out for this year – Huffington Post

Doors 5:30pm / Introduction 6:15pm / Movie 6:45pm

Donation $35 for One / $50 for Two. Limited tickets available at door for $40

**All proceeds support the public art mural being created by OSGEMEOS on Granville Island. **

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

“Grey City” takes you to the streets of São Paulo, where a new form of graffiti was born when works by artists OSGEMEOS, Nunca and Nina spread through the city and then to art galleries and museums around the world. When a new law threatens to destroy their work, the artists unleash a graffiti war, starting one of the most creative resistance movements in Latin American art. This movie embodies the power of creative expression to create a
movement that is fueled by the people and for the people.

This is a non-profit project by OSGEMEOS and the Vancouver Biennale, a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to exhibiting great art where people live, work, play and transit.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

TALENT TIME: 7TH SEASON

Doors 8:00pm / Show 9:00pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

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

FEATURING:

DOUBLE DUTCH ROPE SKIPPING CHAMPS FROM JAPAN!
CANADA’S GOLDEN BOY OF TAP: DANNY NIELSON!
WINNERS OF THE SURREY FEST OF DANCE: PAT & DAN!
HILARIOUS CHARACTER COMEDY FROM EMMETT HALL!

PLUS:

THE HOUSE BAND!
CO-HOST RYAN BEIL!
NEW SET DESIGN FROM ACE MARTINS!
NEW LIVE VIDEO SWITCHING DIRECTED BY TREVOR CARROL!
NEW LIGHTING DESIGN FROM STEPHEN STUBBS!
FISHERMAN COVER CHARGE PINATA!
MORE!

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OPENS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

LIFE AFTER BETH

Sept 5th 7:00pm

*Additional dates and showtimes TBD

Tickets coming soon…

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present LIFE AFTER BETH, a zom-com-rom-dram. Starring Aubrey Plaza (PARKS & RECREATION), Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Anna Kendrick, Alia Shawkat, Paul Reiser, Cheryl Hines, and more.

“Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.”

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

THE TERMINATOR 1 & 2 Double Bill

TERMINATOR 1 (1hr50) Doors 8:45pm / Movie 9:15pm

TERMINATOR 2 (2hr20) Doors 11:00pm / Movie 11:30pm

Tickets Single Film $6 advance / $8 door

Double Bill $10 advance / $13 door

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

THE TERMINATOR: (James Cameron, 1984) | A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn.

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (James Cameron, 1991) | A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lind Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick.

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

IndieStar Live and MRG Concerts present

ARCHITECTS

with guests Stray From The Path, Being As An Ocean and My Ticket Home

Doors 6:00pm

Tickets $20 advance

All ages welcomed

UK’s @Architects is coming back to Vancouver in support of their newest release, ‘Lost Forever//Lost Together
With Stray From The Path, with their newest release ,”Anonymous” and Being As An Ocean with their recent release of, “How We Both Wondrously Perish” and @My Ticket Home, “Strangers Only.”

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 & SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

Geekenders with the Rio Theatre present

THE LABYRINTH ~ A BURLESQUE RE-IMAGINING

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $22 advance / $25 door

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

From the minds that brought you Star Wars: A Nude Hope! Geekenders is back with a brand new grownup reinvention of a classic film about a young girl who finds herself in a fantastical world for a journey of sexual discovery, eighties glam rockers and sequined goblins.

Featuring a cast of seventeen of Canada’s nerdlesque glitterati, the “cult sensation” (Vancity Buzz) is creating bigger sets, fancier costumes, more elaborate dances and greater theatricality than Vancouver has seen from the troupe before, to take the 1986 Jim Henson classic about growing up, sexuality, and making hard choices and turning all those themes up to eleven.

Geekenders productions have been touted by the Huffington Post, @midnight, The Vancouver Courier, Vancity Buzz, Yahoo Movies Uk, The Link, and Living Myth Media. Buy your tickets today, as they’re sure to sell out!

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

STAND BY ME

Doors 11:00pm / Movie 11:30pm

Tickets $6 advance / $8 door

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

For some, it’s the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. But for everyone, it’s the time that memories are made of.

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present director Rob Reiner’s classic 80s coming-of-age film, STAND BY ME, based on Stephen King’s short story ‘The Body.’ Starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, John Cusack, and Richard Dreyfuss.

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Subaru presents

Jeremy Jones’ HIGHER

Vancouver Premiere

The final chapter of Jeremy Jones’ Deeper, Further, Higher series hits the The Rio Theatre big screen on Wednesday, September 17th.

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

Come catch the movie on the big screen and have a chance to win a TON of prizes from our sponsors, including Jones Snowboards, O’Neill, and more. For more info, visit www.tetongravity.com/tours or email us at filmtour@tetongravity.com

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

The Fictionals present

IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY

Doors 7:00pm / Game 8:00pm

Tickets $7 advance / $10 door

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

Horrible people of Vancouver unite: Improv Against Humanity returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, September 18th!!! In front of a live studio audience, randomly-drawn contestants will play Cards Against Humanity for the chance to win some sweet prizes, while some of Vancouver’s finest comedians will bring the twisted cards to life! Plus who will be crowned Vancouver’s most horrible person? Will it be YOU?

Whether you’re a long-time #IAHatRIO fan or new to our comedy collective, we hope to see you at the Rio Theatre! Bring your gang, your horde, and your army down to IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY!

Warning: may contain some strong language, sexual content and mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

Unionevents.com presents

YOU ME AT SIX

with guests YOUNG GUNS & STARS IN STEREOS

Doors 6:00 pm

Tickets $21.50 + s/c

All Ages Welcome

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

OPEN MIC MOVIE NIGHT

Doors 8:30pm / Show 9:00pm

More information coming soon…

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

The Critical Hit Show:

A LIVE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS COMEDY EXPERIENCE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

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

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 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.

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MONDAY OCTOBER 13, 2014

TWENTY ONE PILOTS

QUIET IS VIOLENT WORLD TOUR 2014

with guests

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $24.50 + s/c on sale Friday May 9th 10:00am. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. Also available at Red Cat Records and all Ticketmaster outlets.

All ages welcome in the balcony! Bar service only for 19+ with 2 pieces of ID.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 2014

Union Events and Long and McQuade Musical Instruments present

AN EVENING WITH TERRY BOZZIO

North American Tour 2014

7:00pm

Tickets $25 – $75

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

Drum legend Terry Bozzio presents a solo musical performance on the world´s largest tuned drum and percussion set.

Terry Bozzio celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour. During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

Web | Terry Bozzio Biography

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 19, 2014

Live Nation presents

KAT EDMONSON

with guests

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $20.00 + s/c. Charge by Phone 1-888-222-6608. On sale August 8th 10am

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

A stunningly sweet singer with a uniquely expressive voice, Kat Edmonson’s music has a timeless sound. In a few short years, she has gone from singing in small rooms in her native Texas to concert halls and festivals around the world, playing dates with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Michael Kiwanuka and Chris Isaak.

Edmonson’s third album, The Big Picture, builds upon her previous works, but offers even more of her writing (she wrote or co-wrote 11 of 12 songs on the album), and more still of Kat’s unique sound. With no formal vocal training, she instead learned her craft as a child by watching Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals on the VCR, drawing inspiration for this album from old films and her favorite songwriters. The result is a delicious batch of pop perfection, with a dozen songs that are tight, polished and more upbeat than anything she’s done before. Edmonson draws from a wellspring of ‘50s and ‘60s pop, ‘70s AM radio, present-day pop-rock and movie soundtracks. The Big Picture is smart, sophisticated and fun and simultaneously classic and modern.

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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.

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”