Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, May 19-21

The Schizophonics play the Biltmore

By Steve Newton

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!”

The Supersuckers play the Rickshaw

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.

FRIDAYComedy 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.

Blood Brothers play Blue Frog Studios

FRIDAY: blues-rock band the Blood Brothers, featuring singer-guitarists Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia, plays White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAYArts 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.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAYAstrolabe 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.

Anna Sagalova plays Lighthouse Church

SATURDAY: classical pianist Anna Sagalova performs a benefit concert for Ukraine at Ladner’s Lighthouse Church. Donations will be taken at intermission, with proceeds to support Ukrainians suffering from the war through the Canadian humanitarian organization ERDO.

SATURDAY: San Diego garage-rockers the Schizophonics play the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Bratboy and Stuttr. Apparently this band is crazy wild in concert.

SATURDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Seattle Sounders in Major League Soccer action at BC Place Stadium.

Honeycomb screens at the VIFF Centre

SUNDAY: Xinema presents Grass is red and blood is green–a program featuring a live-action “girl horror”, an excerpt from a 3D computer-animated film, and a stop-motion experimental short–at the VIFF Centre.

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