Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Oct. 24 to 28

Tosin Abasi’s Animals as Leaders play the Commodore

By Steve Newton

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

TUESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling horror novel, Carrie.

TUESDAY: Symphony of Terror at the Orpheum Theatre sees the Vancouver Symphony in a Halloween concert that features horror-film composer Harry Manfredini performing his music from Friday the 13th.

Steve-O’s at Massey Theatre

TUESDAY: gonzo stuntman Steve-O of Jackass fame performs at New Westminster’s Massey Theatre as part of his XXX-rated Canada Bucket List Tour.

WEDNESDAY: American instrumental prog-metal band Animals as Leaders plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Car Bomb and Alluvial.

WEDNESDAY: Timbre Concerts presents Australian indie-rock band Spacey Jane at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guest Joe P. SOLD OUT.

Sid the Kid’s at Rogers Arena

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

FRIDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Canadian writer-director David Cronenberg’s 1977 body-horror flick Rabid, starring porn star Marilyn Chambers.

FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of the extended director’s cut of director William Friedkin’s supernatural horror classic, The Exorcist.

Tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Orpheum

FRIDAY: Sarah Slean performs the first of two nights with the Vancouver Symphony in a Tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Orpheum Theatre.

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