Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, December 5 to 9

Chunky Shrapnel screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

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

MONDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Montreal Canadians in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

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.

Krystle Dos Santos is at Guilt and Co.

TUESDAY: Underneath the Harlem Moon is a smokey Soul-era Harlem cabaret at Guilt and Co. curated and produced by local vocalist Krystle Dos Santos.

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Chunky Shrapnel, a feature-length live music documentary from the Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.

WEDNESDAY: 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.

Rodney Decroo performs at VIFF Centre

THURSDAY: singer-songwriter, poet, actor, and playwright Rodney DeCroo presents an evening of poetry and music at the VIFF Centre, including the world premiere of the 36-minute web series Dr. Theodore Fishpants Poems About Magical Creatures.

FRIDAY: American comedian and actor Kevin Hart performs standup comedy show as part of his Reality Check Tour at Rogers Arena.

FRIDAY: first violin and assistant conductor David Lakirovich leads the Vancouver Symphony in a program featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Orpheum Theatre.

FRIDAY: Ballet BC presents Winnipeg Royal Ballet performing its distinctly Canadian retelling of Nutcracker at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Courney Marie Andrews plays the WISE Hall

FRIDAY: Timbre Concerts presents Americana singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews at the WISE Hall, with guest Marin Patenaude.

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Men’s Chorus presents its festive celebration of holiday songs, Making Spirits Bright, at the Vancouver Playhouse.

FRIDAY: Nancy Ho and Arash Narchi host Laughter on the Drive, a fundraiser for the BC Crisis Centre featuring comedians Jacob Samuel, Kwasi Thomas, Tanya Sabrina, Danielle Florence, Aidan DeSousa, Martin Navarro, and Toben Spencer-Iang at Havana.

FRIDAY: MRG Concerts presents eclectic American alt-rock band Fishbone at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Jer.

Blues Hoodoo plays Bez Arts Hub

FRIDAY: Blues Hoodoo, an instrumental jazz-funk fusion band composed of guitarist Konrad Breuers, keyboardist Stuart “Stubop” Young, saxophonist Ian Putz, bassist Shawn Stewart, and drummer Ron Wells–plays the Bez Arts Hub in Langley.


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