Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, January 9-13

Dita Von Teese is at the Queen E

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Ron Chapman’s music documentary Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World, featuring John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, and the Doors.

MONDAY TO FRIDAYCanyon 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.

TUESDAY: burlesque artist Dita Von Teese brings her Glamonatrix North American Tour to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Toronto’s Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes presents the world premiere of Little Willy, a twisted retelling of Romeo and Juliet, at the Cultch Historic Theatre.

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

The Black Halos play the Rickshaw

FRIDAY: Vancouver punk-rockers the Black Halos play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests the Spitfires and Alien Boys.

FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Kyle Edward Ball’s dread-inducing, micro-budget Canadian horror film Skinamarink.

FRIDAY: Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY present Source Amnesia, a full-length dance work featuring performances by Marisa Christogeorge, Juan Duarte, Evan Rapaport, Renee Sigouin, and Calder White, at the Vancouver Playhouse.

FRIDAY: Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn joins conductor Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony in her soulful interpretation of the Sibelius Violin Concerto at the Orpheum Theatre.

Cousin Harley plays Blue Frog Studios

FRIDAY: Vancouver rockabilly trio Cousin Harley, featuring guitar wizard Paul Pigat, plays White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. SOLD OUT.

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