Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, Nov. 11-13

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: screening at the Rio Theatre of Moonage Daydream, director Brett Morgan’s documentary exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey.

SATURDAY: Space Cowboy performs a tribute to the music of the Steve Miller Band at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. SOLD OUT.

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.

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