Mischief Managed: Harry Potter Burlesque

Thursday, January 19 at 8pm PST

A silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Harry Potter characters in a light you've never seen them before. Like Harry Potter... But way hotter!

Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are ecstatic to bring back their silly, sexy show following an extremely successful night at The Biltmore Cabaret. This will be an evening filled with all your favourite Harry Potter characters in a light you've never seen them before. Costumes are definitely welcome ... in fact they are highly encouraged!

Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets $15 advance | $20 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted for this event.

Starring:
KITTY GLITTER!
TRIXIE HOBBITSES!
BURGUNDY BRIXX!
DRACO MUFF-BOI!
CHASTITY TWIST!
MS. BACON N LEGS!
TYLR BOURBON!
SEAMUS FIT-IT-IN!
JAYNE FONDUE!
GINGER FEMMECAT!
LUNA ECLIPSE!
FANNY OAKLEY!
LUCIA FORWARD!
FANNY OAKLEY!

And featuring the GEEKENDERS Solid Gold Dancers!

Sponsored by Boo La La Costumes.
www.boolalacostumes.com

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Friday, January 20 at 11:55pm PST

Russ Meyer's "turbo-charged" exploitative skin-flick and "ode to the violence in women" FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! is one of the all-time classic late night movie titles - a deliciously subversive mix of sex, action, and cheese - which makes it purrrrfect for a Friday Late Night Movie viewing at the Rio Theatre on Friday, January 20.

Three "belted, buckled and booted" curvaceous (this is a Russ Meyer movie, after all) yet sadistic go-go dancers, including the "woman in black" Varla (Tura Satana), her lesbian moll Rosie (Haji) and reluctant bimbo Billie (Lori Williams), break free from the nightclub where they perform and race out to the desert (in a super cool sports car) for a girls getaway weekend (with a side of mischief and mayhem). After karate expert Varla kills an innocent man, the voluptuous trio takes his girlfriend (Susan Bernard) hostage as they attempt to wheedle a hidden fortune from a misogynistic old man (Paul Trinka) and his muscle-bound, brain-damaged son (Dennis Busch).

"A cheap and efficient comic horror movie, it's funniest when its dialogue and characters' behaviour are at their most non sequitur." (Time Out)

"This is the ultimate expression of the American cinema's greatest fetishes: big breasts, fast cars, tight jeans, and sudden death. This is, in its own way, one of the great films of the 60's." (Empire Magazine)

Friday, January 20
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm
Tickets $8 advance or in costume | $10 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (Russ Meyer, 1965 / 83 mins / 18A) Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become house guests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Single

Saturday, January 21 at 12pm PST

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

Doors 11:00 am | Movie 12:00 pm

THIS IS A SINGLE TICKET OPTION

Click here for Weekend Passes or Day Pass for Jan 21st

Click here for Day Pass for Jan 22nd

Individual film for this film $12 advance/ $10 at the door

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating.

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE (2001 2h 32 mins) Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potterthon (Weekend Pass and/or January 21 Day Pass Options)

Saturday, January 21 at 12pm PST

THIS IS THE WEEKEND PASS OPTION OR DAY PASS FOR JANUARY 21ST

Day Pass (Minors/19+) $30 Advance | $35 at the door

Weekend Pass (Minors/19+) $55 Advance | $60 at the door

Join us at the Rio Theatre on January 21 and January 22 for a weekend-long HARRY POTTERTHON! Muggles of all ages welcome in the balcony, and audience costumes are both welcome and encouraged. Get ready for trivia, costumes, drink specials, and some magical surprises!

On January 21 we'll be screening Harry Potter films 1-4, followed by films 5-8 on January 22.

Passes for both the entire day (January 21 or 22) or the entire weekend will be available for advance purchase. Tickets to individual films will be available at the door only on the day of the show, and are subject to capacity. Minors are permitted in the balcony (no alcohol permitted!) for both days, so if there are minors in your party please ensure to purchase the correct ticket.


Due to the nature of a movie marathon, all times are subject to change. We will do our best to keep to the posted schedules.

Doors for this event are at 11:00 am! We strongly recommend coming early to ensure a great seat. Audience costumes are welcome and encouraged.

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating. (If there are minors in your party, please ensure to purchase the appropriate "balcony seating" ticket option.)

*Individual film tickets ($12) are also available at the door on the day of the event


HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
12:00 pm

(Break)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
2:50 pm

(Break)

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
5:50 pm

(Break)

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
8:30 pm

For more info:

Visit our Facebook event page

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Single

Saturday, January 21 at 2:50pm PST

THIS IS A SINGLE TICKET OPTION

Click here for Weekend Passes or Day Pass for Jan 21st

Click here for Day Pass for Jan 22nd

Individual film for this film $12 advance/ $10 at the door

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002, 2h 41 mins) Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Single

Saturday, January 21 at 5:50pm PST

THIS IS A SINGLE TICKET OPTION

Click here for Weekend Passes or Day Pass for Jan 21st

Click here for Day Pass for Jan 22nd

Individual film for this film $12 advance/ $10 at the door

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating.

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004, 2h 22 mins) It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new “Defense Against the Dark Arts” teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards’ Prison and is coming after Harry.

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Single

Saturday, January 21 at 8:30pm PST

THIS IS A SINGLE TICKET OPTION

Click here for Weekend Passes or Day Pass for Jan 21st

Click here for Day Pass for Jan 22nd

Individual film for this film $12 advance/ $10 at the door

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating.

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005, 2h 37 mins) Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Single

Sunday, January 22 at 12pm PST

THIS IS A SINGLE TICKET OPTION

Click here for Weekend Passes or Day Pass for Jan 21st

Click here for Day Pass for Jan 22nd

Individual film for this film $12 advance/ $10 at the door

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating.

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007 2h 18 mins) Harry’s fifth year begins with him being attacked by Dementors in Little Whinging. Later, he finds out that the Ministry of Magic is in denial of Lord Voldemort’s return. Harry is also beset by disturbing and realistic nightmares, while Professor Umbridge, a representative of Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge, is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Harry becomes aware that Voldemort is after a prophecy which reveals: “neither can live while the other survives”. The rebellion involving the students of Hogwarts, secret organisation Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry of Magic, and the Death Eaters begins.

Harry Potterthon (January 22 Day Pass)

Sunday, January 22 at 12pm PST

THIS IS THE DAY PASS OPTION FOR JANUARY 22ND MOVIES

Day Pass (Minors/19+) $30 Advance | $35 at the door

Join us at the Rio Theatre on January 21 and January 22 for a weekend-long HARRY POTTERTHON! Muggles of all ages welcome in the balcony, and audience costumes are both welcome and encouraged. Get ready for trivia, costumes, drink specials, and some magical surprises!

On January 21 we'll be screening Harry Potter films 1-4, followed by films 5-8 on January 22.

Passes for both the entire day (January 21 or 22) or the entire weekend will be available for advance purchase. Tickets to individual films will be available at the door only on the day of the show, and are subject to capacity. Minors are permitted in the balcony (no alcohol permitted!) for both days, so if there are minors in your party please ensure to purchase the correct ticket.


Due to the nature of a movie marathon, all times are subject to change. We will do our best to keep to the posted schedules.

Doors for this event are at 11:00 am! We strongly recommend coming early to ensure a great seat. Audience costumes are welcome and encouraged.

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating. (If there are minors in your party, please ensure to purchase the appropriate "balcony seating" ticket option.)

*Individual film tickets ($12) are also available at the door on the day of the event

January 22nd:

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF PHOENIX

12:00pm

(Break)

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE
2:45 pm

(Break)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1
5:35 pm

(Break)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2
8:20 pm

For more info:

Visit our Facebook event page

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince Single

Sunday, January 22 at 2:45pm PST

THIS IS A SINGLE TICKET OPTION

Click here for Weekend Passes or Day Pass for Jan 21st

Click here for Day Pass for Jan 22nd

Individual film for this film $12 advance/ $10 at the door

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating.

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE (2002, 2h 33 mins) In Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts, Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters are increasing their terror upon the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. Headmaster Albus Dumbledore persuades his old friend Horace Slughorn to return to Hogwarts as a professor as there is a vacancy to fill. There is a more important reason, however, for Slughorn’s return. While in a Potions lesson, Harry takes possession of a strangely annotated school textbook, inscribed ‘This is the property of the Half-Blood Prince’. Draco Malfoy struggles to carry out a deed presented to him by Voldemort. Meanwhile, Dumbledore and Harry secretly work together to discover the method on how to destroy the Dark Lord once and for all.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Single

Sunday, January 22 at 5:35pm PST

THIS IS A SINGLE TICKET OPTION

Click here for Weekend Passes or Day Pass for Jan 21st

Click here for Day Pass for Jan 22nd

Individual film for this film $12 advance/ $10 at the door

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 1 (2010, 2h 26 mins) After unexpected events at the end of the previous year, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are entrusted with a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort’s secret to immortality – the Horcruxes. It is supposed to be their final year at Hogwarts, but the collapse of the Ministry of Magic and Voldemort’s rise to power prevents them from attending. The trio undergo a long journey with many obstacles in their path including Death Eaters, Snatchers, the mysterious Deathly Hallows, and Harry’s connection with the Dark Lord’s mind becoming ever stronger.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Single

Sunday, January 22 at 8:20pm PST

THIS IS A SINGLE TICKET OPTION

Click here for Weekend Passes or Day Pass for Jan 21st

Click here for Day Pass for Jan 22nd

Individual film for this film $12 advance/ $10 at the door

*Groupons and/or passes are not permitted for this event.
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service / main floor seating.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2 (2h, 10 mins) After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Voldemort, who has now obtained the powerful Elder Wand. The Dark Lord discovers Harry’s hunt for Horcruxes and launches an attack on Hogwarts School, where the trio return for one last stand against the dark forces that threaten the Wizarding and Muggle worlds.

Nerdland

Monday, January 23 at 6:45pm PST

NERDLAND is the story of two best friends, aspiring screenwriter ELLIOT and aspiring actor JOHN, whose dreams of super-stardom have fizzled. With their 30th birthdays looming and their desperation growing, John and Elliot decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to become famous -- or infamous -- then ever before. So why not become famous TODAY? NERDLAND is that day. Making up for what they lack in brains and talent with abundant, witless enthusiasm, John and Elliot troll Los Angeles on a fame-grab journey, encountering and abusing friends both new and old. Navigating their hyper-stimulating landscape of consumerism gone wild, our two consumers want desperately to be consumed -- and they will have their FAME, no matter what the cost.

Aspiring actor John (Paul Rudd) and wannabe screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt) are slacker best friends who have seen their dreams of stardom fizzle. With their 30th birthdays looming, they set out on a mission to become famous in the 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world. Through it all, our disheartened duo inadvertently become key witnesses in a high profile crime that sets the news cycle on fire, making them household names... but only if they can survive the infamy and worldwide shame.

Monday, January 23
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

NERDLAND (Chris Prynoski, 2016 / 83 mins) A struggling actor (Paul Rudd) and his screenwriting roommate (Patton Oswalt) embark on an attention-grabbing journey through Los Angeles to become famous.

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Monday, January 23 at 9pm PST

Ground control to Major Tom…

Though frequently enjoyed alone, in the dark, with headphones, David Bowie‘s transformational concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars may actually best be enjoyed in the dark… and on the big screen, with even bigger sound.

Released theatrically in 1973 and recently remastered, this high-def version of the ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS concert film is supplied directly from the family of director D.A. Pennebaker (DON’T LOOK BACK, MONTEREY POP) and is, quite simply, the best this notoriously murky concert film has ever looked. Shot on July 3, 1973 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theatre, the film is framed by a smattering of behind-the-scenes footage, including Bowie’s costume transformation. The bulk of the film is the concert itself, notable as the final time that the iconic singer would perform under the Ziggy Stardust persona – an announcement that caught the audience and most of his band members completely by surprise and led many fans to mistakenly believe Bowie was retiring from the music biz altogether.

Featuring wall-to-wall classics like “Ziggy Stardust,” “All The Young Dudes,” “Rock N’ Roll Suicide,” “Moonage Daydream,” “Changes,” and “Space Oddity” (as well as a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat”), the camera rarely veers from the hypnotic androgynous space chameleon that Bowie personified circa 1973. Though a shortened version of the film was broadcast on television in 1974, the film did not receive a full theatrical release until 1983.

Monday, January 23
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Single tickets $10 in advance | $12 at the door

*All ages welcome in the balcony! (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the appropriate “balcony” ticket. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.)
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (D.A. Pennebaker, 1973 / 90 mins / PG) Documentary from David Bowie‘s concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973, when he performed as alter ego “Ziggy Stardust” for the very last time.

Arrival

Tuesday, January 24 at 9:30pm PST

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (INCENDIES, SICARIO, the upcoming BLADE RUNNER 2049) delivers yet another hit with sci-fi fantasy thriller ARRIVAL, one of 2016's most lauded titles - and a possible career high for Amy Adams, who has been nominated for both Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe awards for her performance.

Adams plays linguistics professor Louise Banks, who leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. Also starring Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.

"ARRIVAL delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person's sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"A tremulous, inviting Amy Adams turns softness and quiet into heroic qualities, keeping her voice low and modulated and using stillness to pull you close." (The New York Times)

"What’s remarkable about “Arrival” is its contemplative core—and, of course, Ms. Adams’s star performance, which is no less impassioned for being self-effacing." (The Wall Street Journal)

"It's a film you'll want to discuss and debate with your friends. The message may not be original but the methodology certainly is. A movie doesn't have to spell everything out for me if I get a sense that the filmmaker is offering me something to ponder." (Leonard Maltin)

Tuesday, January 24
Doors 9:00pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

ARRIVAL (Denis Villeneuve, 2016 / 116 mins / PG) When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team--lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)--are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers--and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Spectacular

Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm PST

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for another round of monthly medieval merriment. It's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre for the first installment of your favourite cosplay comedy of 2017 on Wednesday, January 25.

As always, our intrepid performers will venture on a quest for comic glory and snacks in a live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world's most popular role-playing game.

Wednesday, January 25
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00
Advance Tickets $10 | $12 at the door
19+ only. 2 pieces of ID required.

No Groupons or passes accepted for this show

For four years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues... 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 Freya, the Elf Warlock
Barbara Beall 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!

Twitter: @critshow
www.criticalhitshow.com
www.facebook.com/dndlive

Crazy8s 18 Year Anniversary Screening

Thursday, January 26 at 8pm PST

A Fundraiser in support of #Crazy8sFilms17

January 26th at the RIO Theatre

Featuring a selection of classic Crazy8s films along with more recent ones!

Rub elbows with Crazy8s alumni, our community of friends and sponsors,
and this year's winners (and perhaps talk to them about crewing up and
casting), and of course watch some of the best films made over
Crazy8s' 18 Year history!

When: Thursday, January 26th

Doors/Meet & Mingle 7:00pm

Screening 8:00pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

We will also introduce the 2017 Crazy8s filmmakers.

How: Tickets $8 in advance/ or $10 at the door.

+19 event

No groupons or passes accepted for this event

Another way to get tickets? Donate $15 or more to our Indiegogo
#Crazy8sFilms17 Campaign launching Jan 10 and get 2 tix!

More about Crazy8s

Crazy8s is an 8 day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and
support to emerging filmmakers to help them produce a short film.

Crazy8s, founded by the DGCBC in 1999, is now run by the Crazy8s Film
Society, a not-for-profit society. It was created to foster support
for emerging filmmakers who have little or no access to funding for
short films.

Follow us on Twitter: @crazy8sfilm #Crazy8sFilms17

Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/crazy8sfilm

Sign up for our E-Newsletter: http://crazy8s.film

Many thanks to the RIO Theatre for sponsoring the Jan 26 screening.

Full list of Crazy8s sponsors at: http://crazy8s.film/sponsors

CRAZY8s FILMS SCREENING:

TBA

The Geekenders Present 'Portal 2: The Musical

Friday, January 27 at 8pm PST

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.
For science.
You monster!

Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! This show is sure to sell out, so make sure you buy your tickets early so you don't miss out.

Friday, January 27
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance | $25 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

CAST

Chell - Erin Mudry/Cate Richardson
Wheatley - J.D. Dueckman
GLaDOS/Caroline - Fairlith Harvey
Cave Johnson - Matt Randolph
Adventure Core - Stephen Blakley
Fact Core - Andrew Lynch
Space Core - Chris Nyarady

FEATURING

Ensemble - Erin Walker, Cecilly Day, Chloe Mullington, Nick Drake, Tim Howe, Ian Backstrom

Director - Fairlith Harvey
Choreography - Jesse Alvarez
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements - Patrick Courtin
Set Design - Carolyn Rapanos
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Ryan Caron

The Geekenders Present 'Portal 2: The Musical

Saturday, January 28 at 2pm PST

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.
For science.
You monster!

Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! This show is sure to sell out, so make sure you buy your tickets early so you don't miss out.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 1:00 | Show 2:00pm

Tickets $22 in advance | $25 at the door

*All-ages permitted in the balcony on Saturday, January 28 matinee ONLY. Suitable for ages 14+. (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the correct "balcony seating" option.)

*Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating and bar service.

**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

CAST

Chell - Erin Mudry/Cate Richardson
Wheatley - J.D. Dueckman
GLaDOS/Caroline - Fairlith Harvey
Cave Johnson - Matt Randolph
Adventure Core - Stephen Blakley
Fact Core - Andrew Lynch
Space Core - Chris Nyarady

FEATURING

Ensemble - Erin Walker, Cecilly Day, Chloe Mullington, Nick Drake, Tim Howe, Ian Backstrom

Director - Fairlith Harvey
Choreography - Jesse Alvarez
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements - Patrick Courtin
Set Design - Carolyn Rapanos
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Ryan Caron

The Geekenders Present 'Portal 2: The Musical

Saturday, January 28 at 8pm PST

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.
For science.
You monster!

Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! This show is sure to sell out, so make sure you buy your tickets early so you don't miss out.

Friday, January 27
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 1:00 | Show 2:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*All-ages permitted in the balcony on Saturday, January 28 matinee ONLY. Suitable for ages 14+. (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the correct "balcony seating" option.)
*Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Sunday, January 29
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted

CAST

Chell - Erin Mudry/Cate Richardson
Wheatley - J.D. Dueckman
GLaDOS/Caroline - Fairlith Harvey
Cave Johnson - Matt Randolph
Adventure Core - Stephen Blakley
Fact Core - Andrew Lynch
Space Core - Chris Nyarady

FEATURING

Ensemble - Erin Walker, Cecilly Day, Chloe Mullington, Nick Drake, Tim Howe, Ian Backstrom

Director - Fairlith Harvey
Choreography - Jesse Alvarez
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements - Patrick Courtin
Set Design - Carolyn Rapanos
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Ryan Caron

The Geekenders Present 'Portal 2: The Musical

Sunday, January 29 at 8pm PST

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.
For science.
You monster!

Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! This show is sure to sell out, so make sure you buy your tickets early so you don't miss out.

Sunday, January 29
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance | $25 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted

CAST

Chell - Erin Mudry/Cate Richardson
Wheatley - J.D. Dueckman
GLaDOS/Caroline - Fairlith Harvey
Cave Johnson - Matt Randolph
Adventure Core - Stephen Blakley
Fact Core - Andrew Lynch
Space Core - Chris Nyarady

FEATURING

Ensemble - Erin Walker, Cecilly Day, Chloe Mullington, Nick Drake, Tim Howe, Ian Backstrom

Director - Fairlith Harvey
Choreography - Jesse Alvarez
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements - Patrick Courtin
Set Design - Carolyn Rapanos
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Ryan Caron

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen... Through the Lens of the National Film Board of Canada

Monday, January 30 at 7pm PST

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a celebration of Leonard Cohen - as seen through a curated collection of four short films produced by The National Film Board of Canada between 1964 - 1977. The "gem" of the bunch is Don Owen and Donald Brittain's 1964 film LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MR. LEONARD COHEN, a documentary portrait of Cohen (in his pre-musician days) as a poet and stand-up comedian.

Monday, January 30
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
Single tickets $10 in advance | $12 at the door

*Minors are welcome in the balcony! (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the appropriate “balcony” ticket. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.)
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

ANGEL (Derek May, 1966 / 7 mins / PG) ANGEL falls in the broad and uncanny category of “NFB experimental film.” Here, a girl, a man and a dog are messing around with a giant pair of polka dot wings. That’s pretty much as far as it goes, in terms of storyline, but the highly stylized black-and-white visuals please the eye and yes, Leonard Cohen wrote the music. (The song is performed by the Stormy Clovers.)

POETS ON FILM NO. 1 (Bozenna Heczko, Elizabeth Lewis, Janet Perlman & Gayle Thomas, 1977 / 8 mins / PG) This short film is part of a series of animated shorts illustrating works by Canadian poets, including "Riverdale Lion" by John Robert Colombo, "A Kite Is a Victim" by Leonard Cohen, "Klaxon" by James Reaney and George Johnston’s "The Bulge." Leonard Cohen’s poem, “A Kite is a Victim,” read by Paul Hecht, is paired with vivid colour drawings by Elizabeth Lewis.

POEN (Josef Reeve, 5 mins / 1967 / PG) How many words is a picture worth, again? POEN, a peculiar film with a peculiar premise, gently pokes at this question. What you have here is one single poem (a prose poem from Leonard Cohen’s novel, 'Beautiful Losers') being read by the author four times in a row; the poem producing a distinct emotional effect every time it is read following the poet’s rendition and accompanying visuals. What makes this short fresh and thought-provoking is the image sequence that illustrates each rendition. Not only are the visuals quirky and interesting to look at in and of themselves, but tracking the degree to which the evolving word-image pairings shifts the poem’s meaning, or at least open new avenues for interpretations, is deeply intriguing. The result is trippy - but definitely good trippy.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MR LEONARD COHEN (Donald Brittain & Don Owen, 1964 / 44 mins / PG) Over three quarters of an hour [LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...] follows the prodigal son on one of his visits back to Montreal. (The rest of the time, the young artist dwells in Greece with a doe-eyed blonde.) Cohen is 30, dapper, confident to the point of cockiness. He already has 4 books out, a way with women, and a growing reputation. The camera tags along as Cohen reads poems in front of crowds, hangs out in bistros (where girls in beehives sip on stout Molson Export bottles), wistfully walks around Mount Royal Park, and enjoys a shave and a bath in a “$3 hotel room” (where he is seen in turn 1- bare-chested, 2- sporting a pair of tightie-whities, and 3- ordering a cheese sandwich and a glass of milk in flawless French.)

Between discussions about the I-Ching, being vegetarian (something that helps him “feel honest about petting a dog”), and visiting Havana at the height of the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the film suggests Cohen is nothing but perfectly poised for even greater success. Captured by Brittain, the man’s very being – eyes, hunched shoulders, hands and all – appear to already contain the seeds we now know sprouted, proliferated and bloomed so brightly thereafter. A must-watch for any Cohen fan.

Neruda

Monday, January 30 at 9pm PST

Acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larrain has done extremely well of late with two widely acclaimed and high-profile biopics this year; NERUDA and JACKIE (starring Natalie Portman). Recently nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Foreign Film) and Chile's entry in the same category for this year's Academy Awards, NERUDA stars Gael Garcia Bernal as an inspector tasked with hunting down Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. "Not a biopic but a Nerudian take on the famed Chilean politician-poet, NERUDA is a stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer." (Variety)

"Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of its subject's life." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"As in all his movies, Larrain is an expert juggler of tones: by turns antic and lyrical, Neruda is shot with a dark, nocturnal beauty and a mournful orchestral score." (NPR)

"Calderon and Larrain have taken great dramatic license with Neruda's story, and the payoff is more than worth the risk." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"A virtual fireworks show about the power of poetry and fame on the world." (Entertainment Weekly)

Monday, January 30
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

NERUDA (Pablo Larrain, 2016 / 108 mins / 18A / English subs) An investigator launches a search for Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, who became a fugitive in his own country for his Communist leanings during the 1940s.

Neruda

Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30pm PST

Acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larrain has done extremely well of late with two widely acclaimed and high-profile biopics this year; NERUDA and JACKIE (starring Natalie Portman). Recently nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Foreign Film) and Chile's entry in the same category for this year's Academy Awards, NERUDA stars Gael Garcia Bernal as an inspector tasked with hunting down Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. "Not a biopic but a Nerudian take on the famed Chilean politician-poet, NERUDA is a stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer." (Variety)

"Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of its subject's life." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"As in all his movies, Larrain is an expert juggler of tones: by turns antic and lyrical, Neruda is shot with a dark, nocturnal beauty and a mournful orchestral score." (NPR)

"Calderon and Larrain have taken great dramatic license with Neruda's story, and the payoff is more than worth the risk." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"A virtual fireworks show about the power of poetry and fame on the world." (Entertainment Weekly)

Tuesday, January 31
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

NERUDA (Pablo Larrain, 2016 / 108 mins / 18A / English subs) An investigator launches a search for Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, who became a fugitive in his own country for his Communist leanings during the 1940s.

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: 9th Anniversary Hot Tub Party!

Thursday, February 2 at 8pm PST

Paul Anthony's Talent Time is going to be celebrating 9 amazing years of awesome on Thursday, February 2. Surprises galore in store, but currently the word on the street is that Paul is working on securing a hot tub sponsor so they can do the show.... From the tub. Some lucky people will also be able to watch from the tub, too. But Paul still has to confirm confirm the tub - almost there. It's gotta happen. Until then save the date! 3 acts just confirmed, more info TBD!

With..
● CO HOST: RYAN BEIL!
● WARM UP COMEDIAN: Sean Yap Sei-Been Devlin!
● HOUSE BAND: Elliot Fanglord & Daniel Ruiz!
● THE RETURN OF $100!
● SWEET MERCH!
(Release of our NEW enamel pins)
● SUPRISES!
● MORE!

1660 E Broadway @ Commercial.
Tickets $10 in advance | $12 at the door
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00 pm
� All ages welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating. Sorry, Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.

"There's no funner night out than the monthly Talent Time." - - The Georgia Straight

"Talent Time is the most innovative, raucous, totally silly and inspired show I have seen in years. Watching it is like freebasing sheer fun!"
- - Matthew Hays, Globe & Mail/CBC Arts Online

"A cult phenomenon that’s been flying under the radar...since 2008. A true comedy original. Talent Time defies genre. You have to experience it to truly appreciate it." - Guy MacPherson, The Georgia Straight

John Wick

Friday, February 3 at 11:55pm PST

In a role that seems tailor-made just for him, Keanu Reeves dazzles in JOHN WICK, a stylishly supercharged, neo-noir action thriller that grew into its surprise cult-status thanks, in large part, to Reeves' phenomenal performance as a hitman who comes out of retirement to exact some serious vengeance in a fantasy-fueled version of New York City's underbelly.

Following the sudden death of his beloved wife, John Wick receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John's mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov who breaks into his house and steals it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen. Also starring Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Alfie Allen, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane.

"If JOHN WICK is the best looking action film in recent memory, it's also bolstered by a phenomenal cast of actors who, be they in parts big or small, manage to craft three-dimensional characters out of stock archetypes." (The Daily Beast)

Friday, February 3
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm
Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

JOHN WICK (Chad Stahelski & David Leitch, 2014 / 101 mins / 18A) An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Improv Against Humanity: Valentine's Vengeance

Wednesday, February 8 at 8pm PST

The Fictionals are serving up Rambo-style romance in a special Foreplay Edition of Improv Against Humanity! Bring a friend, a lover, and friends who you want to be lovers, and enjoy Cupid Against Humanity comedy. There will be prizes, Innuendo, and the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver will be crowned during the first #IAHatRIO of 2017! Will it be YOU?

The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway at Commercial Drive
Doors 7pm | Show @ 8pm
19 + Event

Tickets: $10 + SC in Advance, $12 at the Door

Live & Unsanctioned! Official Hashtag: #IAHatRIO

Catch us throughout the Spring at Cafe Deux Soleils with Hot Improv Tuesdays: https://www.facebook.com/events/194318784047986/

*****

"This high jinks-filled interactive improv series put on by The Fictionals troupe is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone... You can't have more politically incorrect fun." - Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver

"Seriously laugh out loud.... (Improv Against Humanity) guarantees some great vetted fodder for laughs of the truly horrible kind." - Daily Hive Vancouver

"So wrong in all the right ways... One of the best events in Vancouver." - Vancouver Sun

"A wickedly fun concept... Don't bring the kids, folks." - Guy MacPherson, What's So Funny 100.5 FM

*****

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

*****

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East Van Valentine's Concert

Friday, February 10 at 8pm PST

The One Stop Rock Shop and Alternight Productions presents an East Van -style Valentines event as part of the Affordable Concert Series.

Three headline level bands will be featured, including Brickhouse, Roots Roundup and the Grames Bros. The order of the bands will be determined by a coin toss at showtime.

Bring your sweetheart down to the Rio Theatre for a fun filled evening with some of the best roots, rock, rhythm and blues that Vancouver has to offer!

Friday, February 10

Doors at 7:00 pm | Show at 8:00 pm

Tickets $20 advance | $25 at the door.

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes for this event.

Wild at Heart

Friday, February 10 at 11:55pm PST

"This whole world's wild at heart and weird on top."

Get in to the Valentine's Day mood with a Friday Late Night screening of David Lynch's cult-classic WILD AT HEART, starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern as young lovers Sailor and Lula who are forced to go on the run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. Also starring Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe, Crispin Glover, Harry Dean Stanton, Sherilyn Fenn and Isabella Rossellini.

"Joltingly violent, wickedly funny and rivetingly erotic." (Variety)

"Lynch's kinky fairy tale is a triumph of startling images and comic invention." (Rolling Stone)

Friday, February 10
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm
Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

WILD AT HEART (David Lynch, 1990 / 124 mins / 18A) Lovers on the run from an angry mother, a private detective and a hit man, encounter a plethora of grotesques and stop for plenty of explicit sex.

Valentine's Day: Burlesque Duos

Tuesday, February 14 at 8pm PST

It takes two to tango this Valentine's Day at the Rio Theatre!

Following last year’s sold out show, the highly-anticipated Burlesque Duos returns to the Rio's stage on Tuesday, February 14. This beloved (not to mention popular!) annual East Vancouver tradition is the ultimate spectacle of partnership and astounding creativity, coupling renowned dancers together to perform truly memorable numbers. What better way to spice up your Valentine's Day than with a night of never-before-seen pairings and innovative duets?

Tuesday, February 14
Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm
$20 in advance | $25 at the door

Please note: Online sales end at 6:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the show at our box office from 6:00 pm on.

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted for this show.

Perfect for singles and couples alike, the evening's marquee will include unforgettab;le performances from eight of Vancouver’s top teasers.

APRIL O’PEEL & DIVA FANDANGO
MELODY MANGLER & VORACIOUS V
VIXEN VON FLEX & AVA LURE
JUNGLE KAT & RUTHE ORDARE

Hosted by MISTER NICKEL & CONNIE CAHOOTS.

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