Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, March 20-24

Ryan Adams plays the Vogue

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY: Vancouver alt-country singer-songwriter Jay Gavin (“Got Myself a Harley”) performs at Guilt & Co.

TUESDAY: North Carolina alt-country singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, former member of Whiskeytown, plays the Vogue Theatre. Please don’t yell out “Summer of ’69”!

All Quiet on the Western Front screens at the Rio

TUESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of All Quiet on the Western Front, director Edward Berger’s ferocious anti-war epic about young German soldiers dying in WW1 trenches. This movie really should have won Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards.

THURSDAY: 20-person jazz-metal band Space Elevator performs music by Vancouver bands Omianan, Cobra Ramone, Leo DE Johnson, the Hallowed Catharsis, Raincity, Missy D, the History of Gunpowder, Ninjaspy, Dawn Pemberton, and Five Alarm Funk at the Rio Theatre.

THURSDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Nova Scotia duo Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

THURSDAY: Vancouver instrumental jazz-funk quartet Organ.ic Chemistry–featuring Hammond B3 player Jason de Couto, saxophonist John Nicholson, guitarist Adam Rohrlick, and drummer Nino DiPasquale–plays Frankie’s Jazz.

Carrie: The Musical opens at the BlueShore at CapU

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Capilano University Theatre presents performances of Carrie: The Musical, based on the horror novel by Stephen King, at the BlueShore at CapU. Warning: contains bullying, mention of sexual assault, simulated physical abuse and violence, religious themes/content, mental illness, and graphic depictions of death.

FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often?‘s monthly standup showcase at 604 Studios features headliner Joe Hill from New York City and B.C. comics Cassidy Anhorn, Josh De Grandi, and Patti Savard.

FRIDAY: Vancouver Rock Shop presents the Canadian Pink Floyd tribute show Comfortably Numb at the Vogue Theatre.

The Scratch plays the Rickshaw

FRIDAY: Dublin-based acoustic quartet the Scratch fuses heavy metal-tinged Irish folk with humour at the Rickshaw Theatre.

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