Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, May 15 to 19

The Supersuckers play the Rickshaw

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY: classic film scholar Michael Van Den Bos presents an exploration of Elvis Presley’s musical career by way of film and vintage TV clips at the VIFF Centre. Speaking of Elvis, the horror-comedy Bubba Ho-Tep is currently streaming for free on Tubi.

TUESDAY: 4X4: Four Bands for Four Bucks at the Fox Cabaret features low-price performances by Vancouver bands House Of The Future, Devon Dalgarno & the Distractions, Rougaroux, and Adrian Jemale. Heckuva deal.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY: double-feature at the Twilight Drive-in, Metro Vancouver’s only drive-in movie theatre, features the action-comedy Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 3 and the gory horror flick Evil Dead Rise.

The Self Portrait screens at Cinematheque

WEDNESDAY: Frames of Mind presents a screening at the Cinematheque of The Self Portrait, a documentary about photographer Lene Marie Fossen, who suffered from Anorexia nervosa since age 10. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Seena Grewal, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the senior psychiatric director of the Provincial Eating Disorder program at BC Children’s Hospital.

THURSDAY: Jerry Harrison and Adrien Belew play the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Cool Cool Cool. Wonder if those old farts’ll do “Psycho Killer”.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Arts Umbrella Dance presents Season Finale 2023, featuring choreographic works by Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Aszure Barton, Johan Inger, and William Forsythe at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Little Richard: I Am Everything screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Lisa Cortés’s new music documentary, Little Richard: I Am Everything. “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bop-bop!”

FRIDAY: American raunch-rockers the Supersuckers, featuring bassist-vocalist Eddie Spaghetti, play the WISE Hall, with guests the Hangmen and La ChingaSOLD OUT. Ya snooze, ya lose.

FRIDAY: Astrolabe Musik Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of UK composer George Benjamin’s chamber opera Into the Little Hill, a lyric tale in two parts, at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

Yumi Nagashima performs at the Vogue

FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often? presents Asian Takeover, a night of standup by local Asian-Canadian comedians Yumi Nagashima, Robin Tran, Tin Lorica, and Julie Kim at the Vogue Theatre. Get your laugh on.

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