The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer plays the Hollywood
By Steve Newton
FRIDAY: Chicago alt-rock band Smashing Pumpkins plays Rogers Arena on the Spirits on Fire Tour, with guests Jane’s Addiction.
FRIDAY: Vancouver blues-rock duo the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer play the Hollywood Theatre, with guests History of Gunpowder.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 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.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week features beer-related events at various North Vancouver venues throughout the weekend.
Moonage Daydream screens at the Rio
SATURDAY: Vancouver-born, England-based pop-rocker Bryan Adams plays Rogers Arena on his So Happy It Hurts Tour.
Soweto Gospel Choir plays the Queen E.
SATURDAY: Caravan World Rhythms presents the 24-voice Soweto Gospel Choir performing South African freedom songs and music from the American Civil Rights Movement at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
SUNDAY: punk-rock band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Gogol Bordello, plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Crazy & the Brains.
Meet Me in the Bathroom screens at the Rio
SUNDAY: 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.