Seven issues to do in Vancouver April 19-25: Buddy Man and extra



Buddy Man, legendary bluesman.


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Whether or not you’re searching for date concepts, free issues to do or simply one thing enjoyable to do in downtown Vancouver, you’ll be able to’t go flawed with our listing of occasions taking place round Metro Vancouver between Feb. 22-28.

Headlining this week’s picks is Buddy Man, the legendary Chicago bluesman performs on the Orpheum.

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Listed below are seven issues to do in Metro Vancouver this week:

Buddy Man

When: April 22, eight p.m.

The place: Orpheum Theatre

Tickets and data: From $63 at coastaljazz.ca

George “Buddy” Man has been a fixture on the blues scene since he first gigged with bands in Baton Rouge, La., within the early 1950s. But it surely was his relocation to Chicago in 1957 that basically bought his profession rolling as he was taken underneath the wing of no much less a titan than Muddy Waters and have become probably the most recorded guitarists of the day. His brash, loud and electrifying stay reveals and enjoying model had been massively influential on such U.Ok. rock gamers as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Web page, Jeff Beck, Peter Inexperienced and the Rolling Stones, amongst others. At age 82, Man continues to be producing a few of his most interesting recordings and tearing it up on stage. A guitar participant’s guitar participant, his stay performances will be funky, candy, loud, quiet and generally goofy.


Canadian Movie Week

When: Till April 23, numerous occasions

The place: Vancity Theatre

Tickets and data: viff.org

A showcase of 27 movies from throughout Canada together with eight movies directed by girls, three from Quebec and 6 by Indigenous filmmakers, together with Alanis Obomsawin (pictured above). There’s additionally a highlight on homegrown East Van movie among the many many particular occasions. Key friends talking throughout the week embody Bella Ciao! director Carolyn Combs, Don Millar (Botero), Meghan Heffern (Purple Rover actress) and others.


Earth Day Free Movie Screening: Reward

When: April 22

The place: Vancity Theatre

Tickets and data: Free at viff.org

This documentary by director Robin McKenna was impressed by writer Lewis Hyde’s e book The Reward: Creativity and the Artist within the Trendy World. It traces character-driven tales starting from a younger Indigenous man making ready for a potlatch, a manufacturing unit occupied by migrant households in Rome became a dwelling museum, goings-on at Burning Man and extra. The movie is a celebration of the facility of creativeness to vary the world and enhance our collective atmosphere.


Kero Kero Bonito

When: April 24, eight p.m.

The place: Biltmore Cabaret

Tickets and data: On the door

British indie pop band that includes singer Sarah Bonito and multi-instrumentalists Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled are recognized for making music influenced by all the pieces from J-Pop and online game music to shoegaze heroes My Bloody Valentine. Sarah sings and raps in each English and Japanese giving the band a singular bilingual supply and genre-bending songs. The stay band is expanded by two members and has turn into an in-demand act at main festivals all throughout Europe. They’re distinguished by being one of many few acts to pen an ode to consuming wealthy shrimp, titled Flamingo.



Refresh Market in Squamish.

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Refresh Market

When: April 26, Four-9 p.m.; April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The place: West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Squamish

Tickets and data: refreshmarket.ca

The primary of three two-day markets going down in Squamish that showcase the work of native artisans. With 100 artists, makers and designers attending, it is a nice alternative to search out distinctive buys in addition to get pleasure from high-quality artisan meals and extra. As anybody who has been to the common Squamish farmer’s markets is aware of, this group has some actually high-quality crafts individuals and no scarcity of scrumptious meals. Make a full day of it and hike the Chief, too.



White Denim is an Austin, Texas, rock quartet.

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White Denim

When: April 19, eight p.m.

The place: Rickshaw Theatre

Tickets and data: $20 at ticketweb.ca

There’s something suspicious about this Austin, Texas, rock band. And that’s the indisputable fact that, to this point, there hasn’t been a photograph of any member sporting something however blue denim. That stated, it’s a small problem once you make such groovy, psychedelic-tinged jam rock. For the previous decade, the band has explored pretty straight forward blues rock, progressive area songs and extra. A powerful stay draw that has constructed a gradual fan base throughout North America and Europe, its newest launch is titled Facet Results and contains the killer monitor Shanalala.


Shy Women

When: April 19, 7 p.m.

The place: The Fox Cabaret

Tickets and data: $15 at ticketweb.ca

Dan Vidmar information and performs underneath the identify of Shy Women and has loved appreciable popularity of his groovy alt-R&B. On albums comparable to 2017’s Salt and the brand new Fowl on the Wing in addition to visitor appearances on albums by Odesza, Cyril Hahn and Prequell. Since launching with the 2013 EP Timeshare, Shy Women has gained a strong following by means of alternative opening slots on excursions with Haim, Maxwell and Little Dragon. Count on an evening of lush, orchestral pop.

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