Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, April 24 to 28

The Big Lebowski screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Lisa Cortés’s new music documentary, Little Richard: I Am Everything.

WEDNESDAY: 25th anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of Joel and Ethan Coen’s comedy The Big Lebowski, starring Jeff Bridges as “The Dude”. White Russians will be served at the bar.

WEDNESDAY: nuevo-flamenco group the Gipsy Kings, featuring lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo, plays the Orpheum Theatre.

Raven runs at the York Theatre

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Cultch presents Raven, the Berlin-based collective still hungry’s contemporary circus play about motherhood, at the York Theatre.

FRIDAY: Canadian blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Jack de Keyzer plays White Rock’s Blue Frog StudiosSOLD OUT.

FRIDAY: vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw join the Vancouver Symphony in a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the Orpheum Theatre.

Paul Pigat plays Mel Lehan Hall

FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents the fifth annual Hornby Blues, featuring performances by Emily Burgess, Rick Fines, Paul Pigat, and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

FRIDAY: American metal legends Megadeth, featuring guitarist-vocalist Dave Mustaine, play the Abbotsford Centre, with guests Bullet for My Valentine and ONI.

FRIDAY: Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents American Rock Legends, Dan Hare‘s tribute to Bob Seger, CCR, and John Fogerty, at Fort Langley’s Chief Sepass Theatre.

Les Diaboliques screens at VIFF Centre

FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 suspense classic Les Diaboliques, starring Simone Signoret and Vera Clouzot. In French with English subtitles.

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