Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, April 17 to 21

Paul Pigat and Kevin Breit play Blue Frog Studios

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Ari Aster’s deeply disturbing 2018 horror flick Hereditary, about an American family suffering a nightmarish breakdown.

TUESDAY: rootsy Vancouver folk-rock band Just a Season, featuring singer-songwriter and guitarist Scott Smith from Terminal Station, plays tunes from latest album Leave to Come Home at Guilt & Co.

TUESDAY: guitarist-vocalist Will Johns, Eric Clapton’s nephew, leads a four-piece band in a program of Eric Clapton classics in The Cream of Clapton Band at the Hollywood Theatre.

Pussy Riot plays the Hollywood Theatre

WEDNESDAY: Timbre Concerts presents Russian feminist protest and performance art group Pussy Riot at the Hollywood Theatre, with guest Boyfriend.

WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Recital Society presents George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain–a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players reinterpreting rock, pop, jazz, blues, and classical music–at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Said the Whale plays the Orpheum

WEDNESDAY: Vancouver indie-rockers Said the Whale perform with the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre.

THURSDAY: as part of the Discover Dance! series, performances at the Dance Centre by Lamondance feature a work by artistic director Davi Rodrigues which explores the subject of addiction, and a new creation by the Indigenous Toronto-based choreographer Jera Wolfe.

THURSDAY: Canadian guitar virtuosos Paul Pigat and Kevin Breit join forces as Boxcar Campfire at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios.

THURSDAY: 4X4 is a monthly showcase at the Fox Cabaret featuring four local bands for four bucks, with performances by Geist, Matthew Presidente, Pen Pal Aloha, and K Car.

FRIDAY: legendary L.A. punk-rockers Fear, featuring frontman Lee Ving, play the Vogue Theatre, with guests Dayglo Abortions and the Vicious Cycles.

The Zodiac Trio plays the ND Centre for the Arts

FRIDAY: the City of Delta and Vancouver Chamber Music Society present New York City’s Zodiac Trio–clarinetist Kliment Krylovskiy, pianist Riko Higuma, and violinist Vanessa Mollard–at the North Delta Centre for the Arts.

FRIDAY: the eatART Foundation presents RISE, a theatrical fundraiser that combines mechanical artwork with dance, music, and circus, at the Vancouver Playhouse. The show contains adult themes and language; parental guidance is advised.

FRIDAY: Canadian rock legend of the Guess Who and BTO fame, Randy Bachman, performs original jazz tunes, jazz standards, and a few hits, accompanied by his son Tal at Blue Frog StudiosSOLD OUT.

FRIDAY: London, Ontario rock band Texas King, featuring frontman Jordan Macdonald, plays the Cobalt, with guests Black Pontiac and Redwoods.

Steve Dawson plays Mel Lehan Hall

FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Vancouver-bred, Nashville-based guitarist and producer Steve Dawson with his band the Hooded Mergansers at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

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