Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, Nov 25-27

The Vancouver Vinyl Record Show is at Heritage Hall

By Steve Newton

FRIDAY: Vancouver rockers the Graham Brown Band perform tunes from latest album Spirit and Soul at Seymour’s Pub & Grill in North Vancouver.

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.

The Beyond: The Composer’s Cut screens at the Rio

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the annual Rio Grind Film Festival at the Rio Theatre features an assortment of Canadian and international horror, indie, sci-fi, and cult features and documentaries, including Satanic Hispanics, Vesper, Lynch/Oz, The Beyond: The Composer’s Cut, and All Jacked Up and Full of Worms.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 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.

La Chinga plays Green Auto Body

SATURDAY: local rock bands La Chinga, Moonlight Years, and Ghostmeat play Green Auto Body at 1822 Pandora.

SATURDAY: local blues-roots combo Brandon Isaak & the Saints of Swing, featuring former Twisters guitarist Isaak, performs at Guilt and Co.

SATURDAY: AC/DC tribute band OC/DC plays the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, with guests Blue Collar Overdrive (tribute to BTO), Steel V, and Trigger Mafia.

Art Battle Vancouver is at the Red Room

SATURDAY: Art Battle Vancouver is a live painting competition at the Red Room in which painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes while patrons watch before voting for their favourites and bidding in a silent auction to take them home.

SUNDAY: the East Van Gogos and the Rogue Folk Club present a benefit concert at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James, featuring August and Ndidi Cascade, with all proceeds to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

SUNDAY: the Vancouver Vinyl Record Show runs at Mount Pleasant’s Heritage Hall from 11 am to 4 pm, featuring LPs, 45s, CDs, posters, t-shirts, turntables, and music memorabilia.

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