Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, September 25 to 29

Andrew Dice Clay plays Rick Bronson's House of Comedy By Steve Newton MONDAY: Finnish power-metal band Beast in Black plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Dance With the Dead. MONDAY & WEDNESDAY TO 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 … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Metro Vancouver this week, September 25 to 29

Newt’s top 10 (or 13) things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, September 22 to 24

Ringu screens at the Rio By Steve Newton FRIDAY: East Vancouver garage-soul band the Vanrays plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests the Asian Persuasion All Stars. FRIDAY: Vancouver rockabilly trio Cousin Harley, featuring guitar wizard Paul Pigat, plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue. Here’s my interview with Paul Pigat from 2021. FRIDAY … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 (or 13) things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, September 22 to 24

Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, Sept. 18-22

Cousin Harley plays the Rickshaw By Steve Newton MONDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of director Alan Parker's 1982 film Pink Floyd the Wall, starring Bob Geldof as a rock star who descends into madness in the midst of isolation. MONDAY & WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of Australian director Ian White’s new documentary Nick … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, Sept. 18-22

Newt’s top 10 (or 20) things to do in Vancouver this weekend, September 15 to 17

Hermanos Gutiérrez plays the Commodore By Steve Newton FRIDAY: Charlie Demers hosts East Van Laugh Riot, a standup comedy show featuring Ryan Williams, with guests Cassidy Anhorn and Gavin Banning, at the Rio Theatre. Get your chuckle on. FRIDAY: instrumental surf-rock bands Horsebreaker (from Calgary) and the Reviberators (from Vancouver) play the Painted Ship in … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 (or 20) things to do in Vancouver this weekend, September 15 to 17

Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, Sept. 11-15

The Last Waltz screens at the Rio By Steve Newton MONDAY: the Rio Theatre pays tribute to the late Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Robbie Robertson with a screening of director Martin Scorsese‘s 1978 concert film The Last Waltz, documenting the Band's farewell concert of 1976. MONDAY: American dance-pop superstar and businesswoman Beyoncé performs at BC Place Stadium as … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, Sept. 11-15

Newt’s top 10 (or 12) things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, September 8 to 10

Colleen Rennison plays Mel Lehan Hall By Steve Newton FRIDAY: Saskatchewan guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Jack Semple leads his current band at Blue Frog Studios. Here’s my interview with Jack from back in 1993. FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of Planet Terror director Robert Rodriguez's underrated 1998 sci-fi/horror flick The Faculty. Here's my original … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 (or 12) things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, September 8 to 10

Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Vancouver this week, September 4 to 8

One Million Years B.C. screens at the Rio By Steve Newton MONDAY: final day of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), featuring carnival rides, games, the SuperDogs competition, jousting and high-dive shows, immersive Monet art exhibit, agriculture displays, cooking demonstrations, a pyro musical, and Summer Night Concerts. Don’t forget those little donuts. MONDAY: Canadian roots-rock greats Blue … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Vancouver this week, September 4 to 8

Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, September 1 to 3

Bonnie Raitt plays the Queen E. By Steve Newton FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: TheatreSports features two teams of improvisers creating comedy sketches inspired by audience suggestions at the Improv Centre on Granville Island. FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) runs from August 19 to September 4, featuring carnival rides, games, the SuperDogs competition, jousting and high-dive … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, September 1 to 3

Newt’s top 10 (or 15) Vancouver concerts in September

Sue Foley plays the Rio By Steve Newton The Dead Daisies: hard-rock band featuring former members of Whitesnake, Mötley Crüe, and Dio, with guests the Wild! and La Chinga. September 2 at the Hollywood Theatre. Bonnie Raitt: American blues-roots singer-songwriter and slide-guitar ace, with guest Roy Rodgers. September 3 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The Chicks: country … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 (or 15) Vancouver concerts in September

Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, August 25 to 27

Me n' Billy Idol, who plays the PNE By Steve Newton FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often?'s monthly showcase at 604 Studios features standup by Harris Anderson, Gina Harms, Kevin Saxby, and headliner Sharon Mahoney. Get yer yuk-yuk's out. FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) runs from August 19 to September 4, featuring carnival rides, … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, August 25 to 27

Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, August 18 to 20

Robocop screens at the VIFF Centre By Steve Newton FRIDAY: late-night screening at the Rio Theatre of a 4K restoration of director Martin Scorsese's 1985 black comedy After Hours, starring Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette. "I want...to live." FRIDAY TO SATURDAY: screenings at the VIFF Centre of the restored director's cut of Paul Verhoeven's satirical … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, August 18 to 20

Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, August 14-18

Steve Vai plays the Rickshaw By Steve Newton TUESDAY: American instrumental-rock guitar virtuoso Steve Vai  performs at the Rickshaw Theatre on his Inviolate Tour 2023. Hope he does “For the Love of God”. TUESDAY: Black Women in Indie & Folk at the Fox Cabaret features performances by Silent St  J, Raheal, Ayanna Seymour, and Chaya … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, August 14-18

Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, August 11 to 13

Me 'n Tom Cochrane, who plays Rock Maple Ridge By Steve Newton FRIDAY: B.C. rockers Chilliwack perform with Trooper and Harlequin at day one of the Rock Maple Ridge classic-rock festival at Albion Fairgrounds. "Fly at Night" baby! FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Fashion Fictions exhibition, running until October 9 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, explores … Continue reading Newt’s top 10 (or 15) things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend, August 11 to 13