Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Dec. 26-30

Jackie Brown screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY TO THURSDAY: SethFest celebrates the work of Vancouver movie star Seth Rogen with screenings at the Hollywood Theatre of Neighbours, Neighbours 2, Superbad, Pineapple Express (my fave), and This Is The End.

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. Goes good with hot chocolate.

Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: Canyon Lights at North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge features dazzling coloured lights strung throughout the grounds of the world-famous attraction, with partial proceeds to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

MONDAY AND FRIDAY: screenings 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.

TUESDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the San Jose Sharks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena. Go Canuckleheads!

Pam Grier in Jackie Brown

WEDNESDAY: 25th-anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, starring screen legend Pam Grier in the title role.

THURSDAY: Molly’s Comedy Cabaret at New Westminster’s Anvil Centre is a musical-variety show featuring actress and singer Molly Wilson.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: two teams of improv comedians vie for the laughs and support of audience judges in TheatreSports at the Improv Centre.

Steel Panther plays the Commodore

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: parody ’80s hair-metal band Steel Panther (“It Won’t Suck Itself”) plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests the Wild! from Kelowna.

FRIDAY: Mad Riddim is drum- and bass-led groove machine mixing classic dub sensibilities with the attitude of funk and the improvisation of jazz at Guilt and Co.

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