Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, May 26 to 28

Vancouver Vinyl Record Show at Heritage Hall

By Steve Newton

FRIDAY: Ripsesh Records presents a night of heavy stoner, psych, and rock ‘n’ roll at Green Autobody, featuring local bands Floating Faces, Gadfly, Highland Eyeway, Ghostmeat, and La Chinga. Get your rock on!

FRIDAY: Vancouver comic Danika Thibault headlines Comedy Here Often?’s Monthly Showcase at 604 Studios, with guests Colin Sharp, Melanie Rose, and Devin Alexander & Danielle Florence. Get your chuckle on!

Ashleigh Ball 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 WhaleAshleigh Ball of Hey Ocean!, Hayden Roth, and Lawrence’s wife Jill Barber. Who doesn’t like stories and songs?

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

SATURDAY: the Grateful Dead tribute band GDBC plays the Rickshaw Theatre. Bet they do “Truckin’”.

SATURDAYZappostrophe’ performs the music of Frank Zappa at the Fox Cabaret. Remember: don’t eat the yellow snow.

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie screens at the Rio

SATURDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, director Davis Guggenheim‘s documentary recounting the Burnaby-raised actor’s extraordinary story in his own words. Everybody loves Michael J. Fox.

SUNDAY: the Vancouver Vinyl Record Show at Heritage Hall features vendors selling LPs, 45s, CDs, posters, t-shirts, turntables, and music memorabilia. Time for a new copy of AC/DC’s Powerage.

SUNDAY: the Sister Jazz Quintet–saxophonist Ingrid Stitt, trumpeter Bonnie Northgraves, pianist Shannon Thue, bassist Jodi Proznick, and drummer Natalie Yergatian–performs big band classics and original compositions at Frankie’s Jazz.

The Reviberators play the Heatley

SUNDAY: instrumental surf rock trio the Reviberators–featuring guitarist Noah Walker, bassist Gillian Moranz, and drummer Jodie Ponto–plays the Heatley. Get your Dick Dale on!

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