fright nights runs at playland until Oct. 31
By Steve Newton
MONDAY: The Bay Strikes Back Tour visits the Commodore Ballroom, featuring performances by metal bands Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel.
MONDAY: the Rocket Revellers perform an energetic mix of western swing, jump blues, and rockabilly at Guilt and Co.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY: Fright Nights: Resurrection is a Halloween-themed experience at Playland with seven haunted houses, over 15 rides, creepy décor, roaming monsters, and live performances.
TUESDAY: Timbre Concerts presents the King Khan & BBQ Show at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Miranda and the Beat.
TUESDAY: Timbre Concerts presents Brooklyn-based multi-genre band Lake Street Dive at the Orpheum Theatre., with guests Devon Gilfillian.
THURSDAY: the East Van Django Jazz All-Stars play retro jazz music with a European flair at Osita on Commercial.
THURSDAY: the Chris Fraser Trio–featuring guitarist Fraser, bassist Conrad Good, and drummer Bernie Arai–plays Frankie’s Jazz.
FRIDAY: Kenny vs. Spenny at the Harbour Event & Convention Centre sees lifelong frenemies Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice using personal attacks and lifelong grievances to create cringe-inducing comedy.
FRIDAY: soul, jazz, and R&B singer Krystle Dos Santos performs with her five-piece band at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge.
FRIDAY: violinist Leila Josefowicz joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony in a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade at the Orpheum Theatre.