Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, March 17 to 19

The Residents play the Hollywood Theatre

By Steve Newton

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.

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

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Punkstravaganza VII at the Rickshaw Theatre features headlining performances by the Dreadnoughts. SOLD OUT.

SATURDAY: Music BC presents Let’s Hear It, featuring performances by 19 diverse acts at the Fox Cabaret, Cobalt, Anza Club, and La Fabrique St-George. Performers include Bleako’s Nuclear Disco, Ché Aimee Dorval, Kaleah Lee, Khanvict, Kimmortal, Kylie V, Layten Kramer, Mar Emanuel, Noble Son, Noca Project, and Temia.

Duke Robillard plays Blue Frog Studios

SATURDAY: Rhode Island blues and jazz guitarist-vocalist Duke Robillard, former member of Roomful of Blues and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, performs two shows with his trio at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios.

SATURDAY: American art-rock collective the Residents, best known for its avant-garde music and multimedia works, performs at the Hollywood Theatre.

SATURDAY: St Patrick’s Day Fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation at the Vancouver Odd Fellows features Celtic-folk band Blackthorn and the Watt Irish Dancers.

SUNDAY: Upintheair Theatre hosts its annual rEvolver Festival fundraising Garden Party at What Lab, with silent auction and performances by Davey Calderon, Raven John, Shilpa Shankar, Spicy Lemon Company (Yuki Ueda & Elliot Wagner), and Pulsive Party (Natalie Tin Yin Gan & Ashley Whitehead).

SUNDAY: Cap Global Roots and the Rogue Folk Club present Derek Gripper, classical guitarist from Cape Town specializing in the kora music of Mali, at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

Zakir Hussain plays the Orpheum

SUNDAYCaravan World Rhythms and KVP Heritage present the Masters of Percussion show at the Orpheum Theatre, featuring tabla wizard Zakir Hussain.

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