Newt’s top 10 things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, June 23 to 25

Shaun Verreault plays Guilt and Co.

By Steve Newton

FRIDAY: Vancouver country-rock band Pistol Whip the Devil plays the Roxy Cabaret, with guests the Railtown Prophets.

FRIDAY: early Van Halen (David Lee Roth-era) tribute band Fair Warning, featuring former Soulbender guitarist Dave Groves as Eddie Van Halen, plays White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. Pray they do “D.O.A.”.

FRIDAY: Timbre Concerts presents Brooklyn-based indie-punk rock band THICK at Fortune Sound Club, with guests Grumpster and Bratboy.

Mad Heidi screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of directors Johannes Hartmann and Sandro Klopfstein’s gonzo new action-gore flick Mad Heidi, about a Swiss mountain girl who goes on a crusade against a megalomaniac cheese magnate.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 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. You might feel the earth move under your feet.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYPlayland 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.

Cory Hanson plays the WISE Hall

SATURDAY: Timbre Concerts presents psych-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Cory Hanson at the WISE Hall, performing songs from his new solo album Western Cum, with guests ZZZ Top and TBHQ.

SATURDAY: guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Shaun Verreault performs with keyboardist Darryl Havers, bassist Doug Elliott, and drummer Tim Proznick at Guilt and Co. as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

SATURDAY: Vancouver hard-rock band Dead Quiet celebrates the release of its new album IV at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Heavy Trip and Needs.

Tribute to Steely Dan at Lynn Valley Village

SUNDAYSteelin’ in the Years, Vancouver’s star-studded 10-piece tribute to the music of Steely Dan, plays a free show at Lynn Valley Village as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival’s North Shore Jazz program. Hope they do “Deacon Blues”.


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