Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, Jan. 6-8

Bowie Ball is at the Rickshaw

By Steve Newton

FRIDAY: Regina folk-bluegrass quartet the Dead South plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Indigo Joseph.

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Team America: World Police, director Trey Parker’s 2004 puppet comedy about heavily-armed marionettes out to stop North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s dastardly scheme. “America, fv@k yeah!”

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

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud joins the Vancouver Symphony in a program of works by Grieg & Mozart. Friday at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre, Saturday and Sunday at the Chan Centre.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

Graham Clark is at LMG

SATURDAY: one-night-only Comedy Sneak Peak at the new home of the Little Mountain Gallery features two shows of improv and standup comedy featuring the Sunday Service, Randee Neumeyer, Abdul Aziz, and Graham Clark. Both shows SOLD OUT.

SATURDAY: First Saturday Open Studios is a monthly artist-run event in which dozens of Vancouver artists working in various media open their studios to the public from noon to 5 pm.

SATURDAY: Bowie Ball, the eighth annual tribute to David Bowie and fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation, features performances at the Rickshaw Theatre by local acts the Bad Beats, Rebel Valentine, Ophelia Falling, China Syndrome, Ford Pier, Cherry Maraschino, Mime, Left Spine Down, and Rat Silo.

SUNDAY: artist Rydel Cerezo will give a special presentation on the closing day of his Polygon Gallery exhibition Home Sweet Home, with a talk that will transition into a reading salon.

Petunia & the Vipers play Guilt and Co.

SUNDAY: hillbilly-flavoured, swing-inflected bluegrass/folk band Petunia & the Vipers plays Guilt and Co.

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