Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, January 23-27

Stephen Nikleva plays Guilt and Co.

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: Vancouver guitar great Stephen Nikleva leads his band–which includes second guitarist Noah Walker, bassist Patrick Metzger, and drummer Paul Townsend–at Gastown’s Guilt and Co.

MONDAY 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.

MONDAY 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.

TUESDAY: the six-time Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks take on the embattled Vancouver Canucks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

The Thing screens at the Rio

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Halloween director John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing, starring Kurt Russell.

THURSDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Nova Scotia Celtic-folk duo Cassie & Maggie at the Mel Lehal Hall at St. James.

FRIDAY: writer-performer Keith Alessi performs his one-man musical show Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life at Maple Ridge’s ACT Arts Centre, with proceeds to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation and the ACT Arts Centre.

FRIDAY: the Snowed In Comedy Tour at the Vogue Theatre features standup by Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug, Pete Zedlacher, and Erica Sigurdson.

FRIDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Freaks director Tod Browning’s 1936 cult-horror classic The Devil-Doll, with an Introduction by guest of honour Guy Maddin.

Amber Harper-Young is at 604 Studios

FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often? presents an evening of standup at 604 Studios featuring headliner Amber Harper-Young and guests Michaela Chung, Tim Williams, Kelsey Hamilton & Hassan Phills.

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