Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, March 24 to 27

La Chinga plays LanaLou’s

By Steve Newton

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

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: triple-bill of local rock bands at LanaLou’s features performances by La Chinga, Reverend Ape, and Quasicosm.

Showgirls screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of director Paul Verhoeven’s notoriously awful 1995 erotic pulp-noir satire Showgirls, starring Elizabeth Berkley.

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

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 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.

Current Swell plays the Commodore

SATURDAY: Victoria indie-rock quartet Current Swell plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Gold & Youth.

SATURDAY: Ladies Sing the Blues features Vancouver vocalists Joani Bye, Nadine States, Catherine St Germain, and Leslie Harris, backed by guitarist Rob Montgomery and friends, at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. SOLD OUT.

SUNDAY: Friends of Chamber Music presents touring musicians from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing works by Romantic composers Johannes Brahms and Anton Arensky at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Mac Saturn plays the Cobalt

SUNDAY: Detroit soul-rock quintet Mac Saturn plays the Cobalt, with guest Billy Tibbals.

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