Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, April 3 to 7

Living With Chucky screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Living With Chucky, director Kyra Elise Gardner‘s documentary about the legacy of the Child’s Play horror franchise. Gardner and her father, legendary FX guru Tony Gardner, will appear via Zoom for a live Q&A after the screening. Here’s my original 1988 review of the first Child’s Play.

TUESDAY: indie funk-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman performs at the Commodore Ballroom, with guest May Erlewine.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: Maritimes blues-roots singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen plays two shows with his band the Big Bottle of Joy at the Hollywood Theatre.

Carlo Fierens plays the Chan Centre

THURSDAY: the UBC School of Music presents a recital by Italian classical guitarist Carlo Fierens at the Chan Centre that includes a performance of Niccolò Paganini’s Grande Sonata for guitar. Free event, RSVP required.

THURSDAY: Paul Anthony’s Talent Time at the Rio Theatre features the return of rockin’ Vancouver rock band Rock’N, plus seniors’ flapper-dance troupe the Versatiles and a Willie Nelson impersonator.

THURSDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Chicago Blackhawks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena. Try not to think about the 2010 playoffs.

Bobby Lee and Andrew Santino perform at the Orpheum

THURSDAY: Just For Laughs Vancouver presents comedians and friends Bobby Lee and Andrew Santino at a live recording of their podcast Bad Friends at the Orpheum Theatre. Prepare to chuckle heartily.

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Spokane Kings in their home opener at Nat Bailey Stadium, with fireworks display after the game. It’s hot dog time!

FRIDAY: local indie soul-pop quintet Marmoris–composed of vocalist Paula Pujate, guitarists Alex Figueroa and Jeeven Singh, bassist Red Copping, and drummer Jacob Pujats–performs at Guilt and Co.

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of director Dan O’Bannon‘s 1985 zombie comedy The Return of the Living Dead.

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