Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, March 13 to 17

John Mellencamp plays the Orpheum

By Steve Newton

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Indiana rock legend John Mellencamp performs two shows at the Orpheum Theatre.

TUESDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the high-flying Dallas Stars in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

TUESDAY: Vancouver rockabilly band the Party Timers–featuring guitarists Jody Peck, Noah Walker, and Steve Charles, with drummer Jodie Ponto and upright bassist Kathleen Nisbet–pays tribute to the legendary Wanda Jackson at Guilt and Co.

Robert Connely Farr plays the Heatley

WEDNESDAY: Life is Funny comedy fundraiser at the Rio Theatre features standup by Syd Bosel, Ray Morrison, Janice Bannister, and host Helen Schneiderman. Proceeds to Aunt Leah’s Place, which helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and vulnerable women from losing custody of their children.

WEDNESDAY: 4X4: Four Bands for Four Bucks at the Fox Cabaret features affordable performances by emerging local acts Swather, Anna Katerina, Craigflower, and Twisted Lemon.

THURSDAY: Vancouver-based singer-songwriters from Mississippi and Alberta, Robert Connely Farr and Johnny Wakeham, perform a blues and folk double-bill at the Heatley.

Alvvays plays the Commodore

THURSDAY: Vancouver guitarists Bill Coon and Oliver Gannon are joined by bassist Darren Radtke and drummer Dave Robbins in Two Much Guitar at Frankie’s Jazz.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Canadian indie-pop quintet Alvvays plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Big Rig. SOLD OUT.

FRIDAY: Punkstravaganza VII at the Rickshaw Theatre features performances by the Dreadnoughts, the Creepshow, Balkan Shmalkan, and Staggers & Jaggs. SOLD OUT.

Leprechaun screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of the 1993 horror flick Leprechaun, starring Warwick Davis and Jennifer Aniston in her feature-film debut.

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