Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Larkin Poe plays the Commodore

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: guitarist/oud player Gord Grdina‘s quartet The Marrow performs a blend of Middle Eastern music and jazz, joined by Persian singer Fathieh Honari, at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Arts.

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.

The High Bar Gang plays BlueShore

WEDNESDAY: Vancouver bluegrass septet the High Bar Gang, featuring singer-guitarist Barney Bentall and singer, fiddle player, and mandolinist Shari Ulrich, plays North Vancouver’s BlueShore Financial Centre for the Arts.

THURSDAY: Sara Bynoe hosts Teen Angst Night, a comedic reading series where brave souls share from their most embarrassing teenage notebooks, at the Fox Cabaret.

FRIDAY: MRG Live presents Vancouver singer-songwriter Dan Mangan at the Fox Cabaret, performing tunes from his latest album Being Somewhere. SOLD OUT.

FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Kyle Edward Ball’s experimental, micro-budget horror film Skinamarink.

Stick Men play the Rickshaw

FRIDAY: American progressive-rock supergroup Stick Men, featuring King Crimson’s Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, plays the Rickshaw Theatre.

FRIDAY: Nashville-based roots rock band Larkin Poe, fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Vista Kicks.

FRIDAY: Austrian cellist Julia Hagen makes her North American debut with the Vancouver Symphony performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 at the first of three nights at the Orpheum Theatre.

Get Out screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of writer-director Jordan Peele’s acclaimed 2017 horror flick Get Out, starring Daniel Kaluuya.


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