Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, April 7-9

Pink Mountaintops play the Cobalt

By Steve Newton

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! POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER.

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-punk horror-comedy The Return of the Living Dead. Scream queen Linnea Quigley does her thing!

Enys Men screens at the VIFF Centre

FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of British director Mark Jenkins’s eerie 2022 folk-horror film Enys Men, about a woman haunted by ghostly visions on a mysterious island off the Cornish coast in the 1970s. Heard this one is spooky.

SATURDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Canadian roots duo Cox and McRae–composed of guitarist Doug Cox and singer-songwriter Linda McRae–at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

SATURDAY: Timbre Concerts presents the Stephen McBean-led rock and roll band Pink Mountaintops at the Cobalt, with guests Sinoia Caves.

The Canucks play the Flames at Rogers Arena

SATURDAY: the Vancouver Canucks‘ final home game of the 2022-’23 NHL season sees them take on longtime rivals the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena. There may be scraps.

SATURDAY: California indie-rock quartet Mom Jeans plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Bearings from Ontario and Vancouver’s Chief State. SOLD OUT.

SATURDAY: the Vancouver Bach Choir is joined by the Westcoast Symphony Orchestra in a performance at the Orpheum Theatre of Beethoven’s monumental Missa Solemnis. Get your choral on.

Perfect Blue screens at the Rio

SUNDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Satoshi Kon’s groundbreaking 1997 anime psycho-thriller Perfect Blue. In Japanese with English subtitles. Not for kids.

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