Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, June 12-16

Dazed and Confused screens at the Rio

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: 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.

MONDAY: Timbre Concerts presents American alt-rocker Louise Post, formerly of Veruca Salt, at the WISE Hall. Note: moved from original venue of the Cobalt.

Danny Michel plays Mel Lehal Hall

TUESDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James. An underrated Canuck gem, if you ask me.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canadians take on the Hillsboro Hops in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium. Batter up! Hotdogs in! Beer down!

TUESDAY TO 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. Maybe you’ll feel the earth move.

Death Cab for Cutie plays the Commodore

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: Bellingham indie-rock quintet Death Cab for Cutie plays two shows at the Commodore Ballroom. I used to love that tune “I Will Follow You into the Dark”.

THURSDAY TO 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.

FRIDAY: 30th-anniversary screening at the Rio Theatre of  Dazed and Confused, Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age comedy about a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976. “Alright alright alright.”

FRIDAY: Allman Brothers tribute band the Allmost Brothers, featuring guitarists Todd Taylor and Johannes Grammes, plays two long sets at the Anza Club. Fans of Dickie and Duane should go.

April Wine plays the Commodore

FRIDAY: Canadian rock legends April Wine play the Commodore Ballroom. Note: original singer-songwriter-guitarist and founder Myles Goodwyn will not appear; he retired from touring last year. Still, who else wants to hear “Sign of the Gypsy Queen”?

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