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 Chinga. SOLD OUT. Ya snooze, ya lose.
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.
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 SATURDAY: 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.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 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.
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.