Save The Rio Events February 2012

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Earlier this month the Rio Theatre obtained their liquor license so that they could host 19+ events (performances, comedy, concerts) with bar service. The celebration was short-lived as they soon realized that they could no longer also screen movies, at any time of day, if they had that license in place. The movie house had to shut down its projectors and as a result, the community has rallied in support of the Rio to hopefully change the out-dated provincial liquor laws.

Save the Rio East Van All Stars Variety Show
Burlesque, comedy, spoken word, music and magic hosted By Kitty Night’s The Purrrfessor
When: Friday, February 3, 2012 doors at 8:00pm, show at 9:00pm
Performers: Burgundy Brixx, April O’Peel, Lydia DeCarllo, Rita Star, Callio P Cock, Duncan Shields, Taylor Harp and more.
Tickets: By donation or available online in advance (select your price)

A Legion of Stand-up Comedians Have Come to Save the RIO!
What: A night of comedy hosted by by Patrick Maliha
When: Saturday, February 4, 2012 doors at 7:00pm
Comics: Carter Hortie, Ivan Decker, Art Factora, Sean Emery and Damonde Tschritter, plus special guest Graham Clark
Tickets: $10 at the door $8 in advance online

Photo credit: Urban Mixer on Flickr –

Find our more about the Rio’s plan of action online and follow @RioTheatre on Twitter for updates. These are both licensed events, must be 19+ to attend. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe trip home.

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