Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, May 22 to 26

First Aid Kit plays Malkin Bowl

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY: Swedish indie-folk duo First Aid Kit plays Malkin Bowl, with guests Hurray For the Riff Raff.

TUESDAY: the Invisible Orange presents Italian symphonic power-metal band Rhapsody of Fire at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Wind Rose and Seven Kingdoms.

WEDNESDAY: From Milltown to Metropolis: Vancouver Experimental Film at the Cinematheque features a program of short film and video works from 1970 to 2022, curated by local filmmaker Richard Martin.

Jay Mewes performs at the Rio

WEDNESDAY: American comedian and actor Jay Mewes, best known as the potty-mouthed half of the on-screen duo Jay and Silent Bob, performs in Jay Mewes & His A-Mewes-ing Stories at the Rio Theatre, with guest AJ Wilkerson.

WEDNESDAY: Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings performs an unplugged show at New Westminster’s Massey Theatre. My dad used to love “Break It to Them Gently”.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Upintheair Theatre presents the rEvolver Festival, featuring genre-defying new works created by emerging and mid-career artists at the Cultch until June 4.

Cape Fear screens at the Rio

THURSDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director J. Lee Thompson’s 1962 thriller Cape Fear, starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum.

THURSDAY: MRG Live presents Toronto pop-rock band Babygirl, composed of Kiki Frances and Cameron Breithaupt, at the Biltmore Cabaret.

FRIDAY: try your hand at abstract painting by exploring positive and negative space through a technique taught by artist Cyd Eva at an adults-only paint night at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts.

Grant Lawrence performs at Kay Meek Arts Centre

FRIDAY: West Vancouver garage-rocker turned author and CBC broadcaster Grant Lawrence is featured in a show at Kay Meek Arts Centre that includes stories and songs, with musical guests Said the Whale, Ashleigh Ball of Hey Ocean, Hayden Roth, and Lawrence’s wife Jill Barber.

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