Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, Nov 28-Dec 2

Neil Young: Harvest Time screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of Let There Be Drums!, director Justin Kreutzmann’s documentary in which the world’s most famous drummers reflect on the art of drumming and how it has shaped their lives. Includes interviews with Stewart Copeland, Ringo Starr, and the late Taylor Hawkins.

MONDAY: Portland-based indie-rock band Modest Mouse plays the second of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Mattress. SOLD OUT.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the City of Vancouver’s annual Festival of Lights is a winter wonderland featuring more than one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Putin-lover Ovechkin is in town

TUESDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Washington Capitols, led by avid Vladimir Putin supporter Alex Ovechkin, at Rogers Arena. Boo Ovechkin! Putin’s a dick! Russia sucks right now!

THURSDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Florida Panthers in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

Paul Pigat plays Frankie’s

THURSDAY: the Paul Pigat Trio–featuring guitarist Paul Pigat, bassist Jeremy Holmes, and drummer Jesse Cahill–performs at Frankie’s Jazz Club.

FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Neil Young: Harvest Time, Bernard Shakey’s docu-film that takes an intimate journey inside the Harvest album, with never-before-seen performance and rehearsal footage. Neil is Shakey, by the way.

FRIDAY: Vancouver hard-rock band Damsel plays the Roxy Nightclub, with guests Greytide and LooPs.

FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents local gypsy-jazz group Van Django performing its 10th annual Cool Yule Christmas show, with vocalist L.J. Mounteney and guitarist-vocalist Andy Hillhouse.

Randy’s Christmas Tour hits the Rickshaw

FRIDAY: Randy of Trailer Park Boys appears at the Rickshaw Theatre for Randy’s Christmas Tour, featuring standup comedy, silly contests, and classic Randy punchlines. Now frig off!

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