Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, Feb. 6 to 10

Yumi Nagashima performs at the Rio

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY: local vocalist Krystle Dos Santos hosts Underneath the Harlem Moon, a smokey soul-era Harlem cabaret at Guilt & Co.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Unique Perspectives exhibition at White Rock’s Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery features art works by Jim Davidson, Kat McPhee, Dave Patterson, and Paul Hyde, former frontman of the Payola$.

Carole King: Home Again screens at VIFF Centre

WEDNESDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of the new concert documentary Carole King: Home Again–Live in Central Park, which depicts her homecoming concert at New York City’s Central Park in May of 1973.

WEDNESDAY: local quartet Ribcage–guitarist Jon Roper, keyboardist Jonny Tobin, bassist Matt Reid, and drummer Joel Fountain–blends funk and blues grooves with indie rock at Guilt & Co.

THURSDAY: pianist Jan Lisiecki joins maestro Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony in performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 at the Orpheum Theatre.

THURSDAY: Il Centro’s East Van Beer Tasting Event at the Italian Cultural Centre features craft beers from local breweries Luppolo Brewing, Powell Brewery, Container Brewing, and East Van Brew Company.

FLIP Fabrique is at the Playhouse

FRIDAY: Quebec City acrobatic troupe FLIP Fabrique plays with gender roles in its contemporary circus show Muse at the Vancouver Playhouse.

FRIDAY: Vancouver Blues Around Town presents local blues-rockers the Al Walker Band at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

FRIDAY: the East Van Laugh Riot, hosted by Charlie Demers at the Rio Theatre, features comedy by Yumi Nagashima and Kyle Bottom, plus guests Alain Williams and Graham Clark.

True Romance screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of director Tony Scott’s Quentin Tarantino-penned 1993 action flick True Romance, starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette.

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