Kyle Wells

Kyle’s weekend picks: Gazette reporter looks at what’s on this weekend

Luxton Pro Rodeo and 16th annual Historic Military Encampment top the list

It’s all about the 37th Luxton Pro Rodeo in Langford this long weekend. We’re talking bull riding, steer wrestling, mutton bustin’ (I don’t know what that is, but I like the sounds of it) and, of course, rodeo clowns. All that plus a midway running from 3 p.m., Friday to Monday and a hootenanny (or dance, if you will) Saturday night at Luxton Hall with country band Montgomery County. Giddy up.

For a full schedule, visit members.shaw.ca/luxtonrodeo.

• If rodeos aren’t your thing, head on down to Fort Rodd Hill for the 16th Annual Historic Military Encampment. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a tent encampment set up with historic military vehicles, a canteen serving military rations and firearm demonstrations (with blanks). For more info, visit parkscanada.gc.ca/fortroddhill.

• On the movie front, Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator opens today. This is the guy behind Borat and Bruno and while he’s not always my favourite The Dictator looks seriously funny.

Opening this weekend is Battleship, staring B.C.’s own Tim Riggins –  er, I mean, Taylor Kitsch. It looks a little haywire, but with Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg at the helm (pun intended) it could rise above its lackluster trailer.

Also don’t forget to check out my CineFile blog at blogs.bclocalnews.com/cinefile for reviews of the latest releases, including last week’s Dark Shadows.

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