Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, Oct. 14-16

Colin James performs as part of the BlueShore at CapU 25th Anniversary Gala

By Steve Newton

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 TO SUNDAY: Fright Nights: Resurrection is a Halloween-themed experience at Playland with seven haunted houses, over 15 rides, creepy décor, roaming monsters, and live performances.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: violinist Leila Josefowicz joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony in a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday and Sunday and at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Saturday.

SATURDAY: Vancouver roots-rock band TrailerHawk plays the North Delta Centre for the Arts as part of the City of Delta’s Fall Music Series.

SATURDAY: Belgian electro group Front 242 plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Rhys Fulber and DJ Pandemonium. SOLD OUT.

SATURDAY: East Van Opry at the Rio Theatre features performances by the Partytimers, Jimmy Roy and Kelly Haigh, Jody Peck, Trent Freeman and friends, Just A Season, Ezra Kwizera, Viper Central, Corin Raymond, Forro de Canna, Broadfork Trio, and Hank & Woody.

SATURDAY: roots and blues trio Cannery Row–composed of Gary Comeau, Tim Hearsey, and Chris Nordquist–performs at Guilt and Co.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the BlueShore at CapU’s 25th Anniversary Gala features performances by Colin James with the CapU Little Big Band, Dee Daniels with the Sister Jazz Orchestra, the Mississippi Sheiks Revisited–with Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson, Daniel Lapp, the Sojourners, Suzie Ungerleider and Colin James–and the 20-women choir Maddalena’s Descant, conducted by Kevin Zakresky.

SUNDAY: matinee screening at the Cinematheque of director Mario Bava’s influential 1965 space horror Planet of the Vampires. Free popcorn and Film Club badge for junior cinephiles (ages 13 and under), plus discounted ticket price.

Leave a Reply