Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, May 1 to 5

Crowded House plays the Orpheum

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY: Australasian pop band Crowded House, led by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Finn, plays the Orpheum Theatre. If they forget to play “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, you should ask for your money back.

TUESDAY: F7 Entertainment Group presents Australian prog-rock guitar wizard Plini at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Sungazer and Jakub Zytecki. POSTPONED.

Krystle Dos Santos plays Guilt and Co.

TUESDAY: Vancouver-based vocalist Krystle Dos Santos is featured in Underneath the Harlem Moon, a smokey Soul-era Harlem cabaret at Guilt and Co.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Live Nation presents Canadian country-pop singer-songwriter Shania Twain at Rogers Arena on her Queen of Me Tour, with guests Lindsay Ell. “Verified resale tickets” are going for $2,952.00 each at Ticketmaster. Seems a bit much.

WEDNESDAY: three of the shortlisted authors of the 2023 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize–Billy-Ray Belcourt, Marion Ehrenberg, and Danny Ramadan–will discuss their books and the writing process at a free event at Vancouver Public Library.

WEDNESDAY: 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.

DOXA runs at various venues

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: the DOXA Documentary Film Festival will showcase 39 features and mid-lengths and 25 short films, plus Q&As and panel discussions, at various Vancouver venues until May 14.

FRIDAY: DanceHouse presents The Sacrifice, choreographer Dada Masilo‘s exploration of the minimalism and connection with nature and animals of Tswana dance, at the Vancouver Playhouse. CANCELLED.

FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents the six-piece Get Back band performing unplugged interpretations of Beatles songs at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James, with guest Jenny Allen from Calgary.

Jim Byrnes plays the ACT Arts Centre

FRIDAY: Vancouver blues artist and actor Jim Byrnes performs as part of the Listening Lounge Series at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. SOLD OUT. Way to go Jim!

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