Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, June 5 to 9

Sisu screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: Renegade Arts Co. presents Spring Awakening, the Tony-winning pop-rock musical about German teens discovering sexuality and navigating adolescence, running until June 10 at the Shop Theatre.

WEDNESDAY: Elvis Costello & the Imposters, play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guest guitarist Charlie Sexton and opening act Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets. Don’t miss the opening act!

WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on FC Montreal in Major League Soccer’s Canadian Championship Final at BC Place Stadium.

THURSDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Sisu, Finnish director Jalmari Helander’s gory B-movie action flick about a solitary prospector who crosses paths with Nazis during the last days of WWII. In Finnish with English subtitles.

Beautiful runs at the Stanley

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, about the pop phenomenon’s rise to stardom, running to August 6 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Playland amusement park features more than 30 rides and attractions, including the Skybender and The Beast. Rides, mini golf, and climbing wall are included with admission; Haunted Mansion and games are not. Also: the wooden rollercoaster is currently not operating. Open Thurs.-Fri. from 10 am to 3 pm.

Bob Log III plays the Biltmore

FRIDAY: blues-punk slide guitar one-man band Bob Log III plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Spank Williams. Mr. Log wears a full-body human cannonball suit and a helmet wired to a telephone receiver.

FRIDAY: mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb is featured in a program with the Vancouver Symphony that includes the final act of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Orpheum Theatre.

FRIDAY: the Invisible Orange presents Vancouver heavy-metal band Iron Kingdom at the WISE Hall, with guests Medevil, Arkenfire, and Tuff Duzt.

Squaring the Circle screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Anton Corbijn‘s documentary Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipnosis), which tells the story of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell, the creative forces behind the iconic album-art design studio, Hipgnosis.

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