Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, March 31 to April 2

David Spade plays the Vogue

By Steve Newton

FRIDAY: American comedian and actor David Spade performs standup at the Vogue Theatre as part of his Catch Me Inside Tour. Spade’s a funny dude. Maybe not Dana Carvey funny, but still.

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.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Canada’s longest-running burlesque festival, features workshops, speaker presentations, and two live performance showcases at various Vancouver venues. There will be bums.

Cocaine Bear screens at the Twilight Drive-in

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Action-Horror Drive-in Spectacular at Langley’s Twilight Drive-in features screenings of John Wick: Chapter 4 and Cocaine Bear. Who else would like to see John Wick vs. the Cocaine Bear?

SATURDAY: Tyler Smith presents The Dope Show, a standup showcase at the Fox Cabaret in which comedians perform a sober set, take a short intermission to toke up, and get back on stage to perform under the influence. SOLD OUT.

SATURDAY: Portland, Oregon blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player Curtis Salgado plays White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios.

Dixie Fried Hep Katz play the Burnout Cafe

SATURDAY: the Burnout Rumble at the Burnout Cafe features rockabilly by the Wheelgrinders and the Dixie Fried Hep Katz, with DJ Greasy Reece stackin’ the wax.

SATURDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director-actor Tommy Wiseau‘s famously godawful 2003 cult film The Room. “Oh, hi Mark!”

SATURDAY: Little Mountain Standup features a showcase of Vancouver comedians curated by Samuel Jacobs at Little Mountain Gallery.

Leeroy Stagger plays Bez Arts Hub

SATURDAY: Canadian alt-country singer-songwriter Leeroy Stagger plays the Bez Arts Hub in Langley.

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