Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, April 10 to 14

Steve Hill plays Mel Lehan Hall

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY: New Jersey punk-rock trio Screaming Females plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Smirk and Becky Black (of the Pack A.D.)

TUESDAY: local comedy group the Smashed Potato Kids present Welcome to Spudsville, a night of standup, sketch comedy, musical numbers, and short films at the Rio Theatre.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Music on Main and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs present Graveyards and Gardens, a sound-and-dance installation created and performed by composer Caroline Shaw and choreographer Vanessa Goodman that is a meditation on the cyclical nature of embodied memory, at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

Enys Men screens at the Rio

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre 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.

THURSDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Welsh Celtic-folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Martyn Joseph at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

FRIDAY: Arnie Roth leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and chorus in the first of two nights of Distant Worlds, a performance of music from the video game series Final Fantasy and composer Nobuo Uematsu.

Fatoumata Diawara plays the Chan Centre

FRIDAY: African singer, songwriter, and actor Fatoumata Diawara performs a wide range of musical styles, including blues, funk, rock, and syncopated Afropop, at the Chan Centre.

FRIDAY: Vancouver Blues Around Town presents Canadian blues-rock one-man-band Steve Hill at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James. That dude can play geetar!

FRIDAY: American comedian, YouTuber, and podcaster Shane Gillis performs an evening of standup at the Vogue Theatre. Prepare to bust a gut.

Rumble in the Bronx screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of director Stanley Tong’s stunt-packed, Vancouver-shot 1995 action flick, Rumble in the Bronx, starring Jackie Chan. The mountains of New York City have never looked so majestic.


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