Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, May 29 to June 2

The Cure plays Rogers Arena

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Eugene Emeralds in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.

WEDNESDAY: the Vanimation Film Festival at the Rio Theatre celebrates films created by Vancouver’s animation community, from hand-drawn to computer generated, including short works by 24 local filmmakers.

Martha Wainwright plays the Centre

THURSDAY: jazz-pop and folk-pop singer-songwriters from the U.S. and Canada, Madeleine Peyroux and Martha Wainwright, play the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.

THURSDAY: the Vancouver Writers Fest and Upstart & Crow Literary Arts Studio present Ukraine’s most celebrated writer, Andrey Kurkov, discussing his latest work, Diary of an Invasion–a searing dispatch from the heart of Kyiv during the first year of the Russian assault–at the Annex.

THURSDAY: the B.C. Lions take on the Calgary Stampeders in Canadian Football League preseason action at BC Place Stadium.

Rodney DeCroo performs at Backspace

FRIDAY: Rodney DeCroo and his band the Metaphors celebrate the publication of his new poetry collection Fishing for Leviathan with a performance of his songs and poems at Backspace, with guests CR Avery and Fraser Mackenzie.

FRIDAY: Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden tribute bands Calm Like a Bomb and Bad Motor Finger play the Roxy.

FRIDAY: Program One of the Vancouver Short Film Festival features screenings at the VIFF Centre of works by directors Adriana Marchand, Danilo Albero Sánchez & Juan David León, Riley Davis, Arnold Lim, Ian Kamau, Murry Peters, Clara Salameh, Ryley O’Byrne, and Matthew Rankin.

FRIDAY: British pop-rock band the Cure, featuring singer-guitarist Robert Smith, plays Rogers Arena, with guests the Twilight Sad.

Erica Sigurdson performs at the Rio

FRIDAY: East Van Laugh Riot at the Rio Theatre, presented by Charlie Demers and friends, features performances by comedians Erica Sigurdson and Simon King, with guests Carter Selinger and Mike McGuire.


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