Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Jan. 16 to 20

Terminal Station plays Guilt & Co.

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: local southern-tinged blues-rockers Terminal Station, featuring singer-guitarist Scott Smith, play Guilt & Co., performing tunes from latest album Brotherhood. DIg that downhome Allman Brothers vibe.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: screenings at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Kyle Edward Ball’s dread-inducing, micro-budget Canadian horror film Skinamarink. I heard it’s scary AF.

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: the Parlour Magic Show presents Ben Train and Jonah Babins of the Toronto Magic Company on their Magic Road Trip at Tyrant Studios.

Will Sheff plays WISE Hall

WEDNESDAY: Austin, Texas-based indie singer-songwriter Will Sheff of Okkervil River plays the WISE Hall, with guests mmeadows from New York City.

THURSDAY: eight-piece Chicago tribute band Brass Transit joins forces with the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre. Hope they play “25 or 6 to 4”, ’cause that guitar solo kicks ass!

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY: the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival features music, theatre, dance, and multidisciplinary works by artists from across Canada and around the world at various Vancouver venues until February 5.

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena. The Canuckleheads beat the Avs last time, so don’t write them off.

FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Italian folk-roots guitar virtuoso Beppe Gambetta at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James. That dude can play!

Anthrax and Black Label Society play the PNE Forum

FRIDAY: American metal bands Anthrax and Black Label Society play the PNE Forum, with guests Exodus. It’s quite likely that all three bands will bring the noise.

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