Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Vancouver this week, November 13 to 17

The Stones and Brian Jones screens at VIFF Centre

By Steve Newton

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Emily Carr: A Room of Her Own at the Vancouver Art Gallery features approximately 25 works drawn from the gallery’s Emily Carr Collection and maps key biographical moments in Carr’s practice.

TUESDAY: Vancouver alt-country band Townie and and Kansas indie-folk group Volunteers play the Fox Cabaret.

TUESDAY: British hard-rock duo Royal Blood, composed of vocalist-bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guests HotWax.

TUESDAY: Vancouver indie-rock sextet The New Pornographers, featuring vocalist Neko Case, performs tunes from latest album Continue as a Guest at the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Finom.

Elf: The Musical runs at the Stanley

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents Elf: The Musical, based on the 2003 Christmas comedy film Elf and starring Andrew McNee as Buddy the Elf. Running until December 31 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

WEDNESDAY: Turkish psych-rock sextet from Amsterdam, Altın Gün, plays the Commodore Ballroom.

WEDNESDAY: the red-hot (believe it or not) Vancouver Canucks take on the New York Islanders in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: Cirque du Soleil presents its production of Kooza, a 125-minute acrobatics/circus show exploring themes of fear, identity, recognition, and power. Running until December 31 under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.

THURSDAY: Vancouver vocalist Laura Crema and pianist-composer Sharon Minemoto present Stardust: The Songs of Hoagy Carmichael at Frankie’s Jazz Club. Here’s my interview with Laura Crema from 2021.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: Montreal electro-pop singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests New West from Toronto. Both shows SOLD OUT.

The Eastside Culture Crawl happens in East Van

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: the four-day Eastside Culture Crawl will see which local artists–painters, jewellers, sculptors, furniture makers, weavers, potters, printmakers, photographers, and glassblowers–open their East Vancouver studios to the public.

FRIDAY: trumpeter-vocalist Byron Stripling and singer Carmen Bradford join conductor Sean O’Loughlin and the Vancouver Symphony for the first night of Louis Armstrong & Friends at the Orpheum Theatre.

FRIDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of director Nick Broomfield’s new documentary The Stones and Brian Jones, which explores the musical genius and tragic end of the founder of the Rolling Stones.

FRIDAY: Steely Dan tribute band Steelin’ in the Years plays Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre, with guests Blues Hoodoo.

House screens at the Rio

FRIDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s bizarro 1977 Japanese cult-classic oddity House. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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