Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, Jan. 13-15

Brass Camel plays the WISE Hall

By Steve Newton

FRIDAY: Vancouver punk-rockers the Black Halos play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests the Spitfires and Alien Boys. Billy Hopeless in da house!

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

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

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 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.

Skinamarink screens at the Rio

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: screenings at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Kyle Edward Ball’s dread-inducing, micro-budget Canadian horror film Skinamarink. I heard this flick is scary AF.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: the Lift Vancouver Cannabis Conference & Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre features an outdoor networking lounge, “Budtender” program, consumer day, and screening of the film Frenchy Dreams of Hashish. It’s okay to be high as hell.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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.

SATURDAY: funky and progressive Vancouver rockers Brass Camel play the WISE Hall, with guests Raincity and Kickin’ Stumps. May include a tribute to Jeff Beck, the greatest rock guitarist of all time.

SATURDAY: local Tragically Hip tribute band Gift Shop plays the Admiral Pub & Grill in Burnaby. In Gord we Trust!

Jim Gaffigan performs at the DMT Sports Centre

SUNDAY: American standup comedian Jim Gaffigan performs at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre as part of his Dark Pale Tour. That dude’s hilarious!


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