Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, February 27 to March 3

The Real McKenzies play the WISE Hall

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre 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. Hope she does “I Feel the Earth Move”.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Oklahoma psych-rock band the Flaming Lips plays the Commodore Ballroom on its American Head American Tour.

The Anti-Queens play the WISE Hall

THURSDAY: the Rickshaw Theatre presents Vancouver Celtic punks the Real McKenzies at the WISE Hall, with guests Anti-Queens from Toronto. Kilts recommended, but not required.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Kokoro Dance contemplates transience and imperfection in Wabi-Sabi, a duet choreographed and performed by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi at the Vancouver Playhouse as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Metro Theatre presents performances of playwright Frederick Knott’s iconic suspense-thriller Wait Until Dark, about a blind woman in a deadly game of survival. Maybe you’ve seen the movie with Audrey Hepburn.

FRIDAY: the West African Music Celebration at North Vancouver’s BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts features Kofi Gbolonyo and CapU Jazz Ensembles.

ebonEmpress performs at the Biltmore

FRIDAY: Pi Theatre presents Black Space Jam, an evening of multidisciplinary art at the Biltmore Cabaret, featuring poetry and spoken word by Shayna Jones, dance by Brotha Jason, standup comedy by Mufaro Mbudzi, and music by ebonEmpress, KOR, and DJ Bazenga.

FRIDAY: Timbre Concerts and I Am the Eggplant present Vancouver garage-rock band Dead Ghosts at the Cobalt, with guests Revolution Above Disorder and Never Plenty.

FRIDAY: the 60-plus singers of Chor Leoni perform the first of two nights of PopCappella III at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, backed by bassist Jodi Proznick, percussionist Liam MacDonald, pianist Ken Cormier, and guitarist Keith Sinclair.

Scream screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of director Wes Craven‘s game-changing 1996 slasher flick Scream. Drew Barrymore should have unplugged the phone.

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