Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, Dec. 2 to 4

Headstones play the Commodore

By Steve Newton

FRIDAY: Vancouver guitarists Tony D (MonkeyJunk) and Paul Pigat (Cousin Harley) perform two dinner shows at 2nd Floor Gastown (Water St. Cafe).

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.

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

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!

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: pianist Sergei Babayan joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony in a program of works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky at the Orpheum Theatre and Surrey’s Bell Centre for the Performing Arts.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

Neil Young: Harvest Time screens at two venues

FRIDAY & SUNDAY: screenings at the Rio Theatre and VIFF Centre 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.

SATURDAY: Kingston, Ontario guitar-rockers Headstones, featuring frontman Hugh Dillon, play the Commodore Ballroom.

SATURDAY: Vancouver punk legends Pointed Sticks play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Clone, Night Court, and Stephen Hamm: Theremin Man.

SUNDAY: The Invisible Orange presents Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, performing the live score of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, at the Rickshaw Theatre.

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