Newt’s top 10 (or 11) things to do in Vancouver this week, Nov. 7 to 11

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings play the Commodore

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: American singer-rapper Lizzo plays Rogers Arena on The Special Tour, with guest Latto.

MONDAY: AEG and MRG Live present New Zealand’s Bret McKenzie–one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords–performing at the Vogue Theatre on his Songs Without Jokes Tour.

MONDAY: Vancouver quartet Viper Kitty Horse Cock, featuring members of the Wooden Horsemen and Kitty & the Rooster, performs country, rockabilly, and early R&B at Guilt and Co.

Pearl screens at the Rio

MONDAY: double-feature screening at the Rio Theatre of director Ti West’s 2002 slasher flicks Pearl and X, starring Mia Goth.

TUESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Meet Me in the Bathroom, a rock documentary about the explosion of rock ‘n’ roll that helped define the early 2000s in New York City.

WEDNESDAY: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings play the Commodore Ballroom on their 25th-anniversary tour, with guests Digging Roots and special appearance by Colin James.

Roy Forbes plays Mel Lehan Hall at St. James

THURSDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents veteran Vancouver folk singer-songwriter Roy Forbes at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

THURSDAY: Edmonton psychobilly-punk rock ‘n’ roll band the Raygun Cowboys plays the WISE Hall, with guests Doghouse Rose and Steady Teddy & the K-Train Babies.

FRIDAY: Chicago alt-rock band Smashing Pumpkins plays Rogers Arena on the Spirits on Fire Tour, with guests Jane’s Addiction.

FRIDAY: Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins the Vancouver Symphony in a performance of Elmer Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety at the Orpheum Theatre.

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer play the Hollywood

FRIDAY: Vancouver blues-rock duo the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer play the Hollywood Theatre, with guests History of Gunpowder.

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