Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Nov. 21-25

Horror director Gigi Saul Guerrero appears at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: American indie-rockers Built to Spill, featuring singer-guitarist Doug Martsch, play the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Braided Waves and Anchorbaby.

MONDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the red-hot Vegas Golden Knights in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

Blue Rodeo plays the Queen E.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Canadian roots-rockers Blue Rodeo, featuring singer-guitarists Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor, play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

THURSDAY: North Country Collective presents the Outlaw Electric Rodeo country dance party at the Fox Cabaret, featuring Eliot C. Way and the Band of Beauties, Uncle Eug and the Dirty Birds, and Vanessa Dee and the Brightsides.

THURSDAY: the Rio Grind Film Festival features screenings at the Rio Theatre of 17 shorts films, including Andrew Ritchie‘s “The Broken Places”, Tito Fernandez‘s “Incubus”, Brian Quintero‘s “Oldtimers”, and Thomas Chretien‘s “Devoured”.

Live painting and art raffle at the Cobalt

THURSDAY: Snag Art presents its 10th anniversary live painting event and art raffle, featuring host Nick Pound and 11 Vancouver artists, at the Cobalt.

FRIDAY: pianist Alessio Bax joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre in a program that features Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1.

FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Daphné Baiwir‘s documentary King on Screen, which delves into the impact and legacy of Stephen King‘s literary works have had on the cinematic landscape.

FRIDAY: Canadian premiere at the Rio Theatre of the horror anthology Satanic Hispanics, followed by a Q&A featuring director Gigi Saul Guerrero, producer Raynor Shima, and cinematographer Luke Bramley.

A Family Curse plays Bez Arts Hub

FRIDAY: A Family Curse, a family band created by 54•40 singer-songwriter Neil Osborne and his daughter Kandle, performs at Bez Arts Hub in Langley.

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