Newt’s top 10 (or 13) things to do in Vancouver this week, October 2 to 6

Brent Butt is at the Hollywood

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, featuring vocalist Bruce Dickinson, play Rogers Arena on their The Future Past Tour, with guests Atreyu. Here’s my interview with Bruce Dickinson from 1983.

MONDAY: New York prog-metal quartet Coheed and Cambria, featuring guitarist-vocalist and main songwriter Claudio Sanchez, plays the Vogue Theatre, with guests Deafheaven. Here’s my interview with Claudio Sanchez from 2010.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FRIDAY: the Fashion Fictions exhibition, running until October 9 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, explores the increasing influence of research-based, materially driven practices on the global fashion scene.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the 42nd annual Vancouver International Film Festival features over 140 films, 100 shorts, live performances, talks, conferences, and other events celebrating film and film culture. Running until October 8 at various Vancouver venues.

Queens of the Stone Age play the Coliseum

TUESDAY: American stoner-rock band Queens of the Stone Age, featuring singer-guitarist Josh Homme, plays the Pacific Coliseum, with guests Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth.

TUESDAY: Canadian comedian, actor, and now novelist Brent Butt discusses his new psychological thriller HUGE in a conversation with standup comic Charlie Demers at the Hollywood Theatre. Corner Gas fans welcome.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company and Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre present performances of the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, based on the film by Roger Corman, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 8. “Feed me, Seymour!”

WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps take on St. Louis City SC in Major League Soccer action at BC Place.

THURSDAY: San Francisco psych-rock band the Brian Jonestown Massacre, featuring singer-guitarist Anton Newcombe, plays the Vogue Theatre,

FRIDAY: the BC Lions take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Canadian Football League action at BC Place.

FRIDAY: Fernie, B.C. folk-rock band Shred Kelly and Toronto alt-country trio Elliott Brood coheadline the Biltmore Cabaret. Here’s my interview with Shred Kelly’s Jim Newton (no relation) from 2021.

FRIDAY: the Vancouver Canucks take on the Calgary Flames in National Hockey League preseason action at Rogers Arena.

54-40 plays the Commodore

FRIDAY: Vancouver guitar-rock greats 54-40, featuring lead vocalist and main songwriter Neil Osborne, play the first of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom. Here’s my interview with Neil Osborne from 2000.

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