From the anti-pipeline punk of D.O.A. to the anti-Wild pucks of the 'Nucks, there's scores of events taking place in Vancouver and environs this weekend. Here's a few options.

TONIGHT, JANUARY 16

DOWNHOME: the Rogue Folk Club presents the old-timey stylings of Portland's Foghorn Stringband (above) at St. James Hall. There will be fiddle.

Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 13 events happening in or around Vancouver on Friday, January 30.

 

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The Youth Must Rock Fundraiser features performances by by S.V. and the Killer B's, Royal Oak, Bridgeworks, The Bird The Lion & the Meerkat, Tinman Revolution, and the Chocolate Rainbow of Death. Held at the Terry Fox Theatre.

American singer, producer, and DJ Alvin Risk (pictured above) takes the stage at the Electric Owl with guest Kodak to Graph.

Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 12 events happening in or around Vancouver on Thursday, January 29.


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Japanese taiko group Kodo (pictured above) is led by artistic director Tamasaburo Bando in a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Hip-hop artists the Beatnuts, alongside guests Jeru the Damaja and Merkules, take the stage at the Fortune Sound Club.

Have you ever taken a yoga class and been accused at staring at the ass of the hottie in front of you?

Or wondered why the patronizing instructor has turned the heat up to an inhuman 30-degrees Celsius?

Or been snickered at for not sporting the latest gear from Lululemon?

If so, you've finally got something in common with Gandhi besides being totally pissed off at life.

Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are eight events happening in or around Vancouver on Wednesday, January 28.

CONCERTS

The Biltmore Cabaret hosts the String Fling Concert, featuring Four on the Floor, Jim Byrnes, Ryan Guldemond, Dustin Bentall, Parker Bossley, Hannah Epperson, Dominique Fricot, Dan Moxon, and Tonye Aganable.

FORUMS

As Vancouver continues its pathological rampage of self-destruction by tearing down buildings in ways that will thrill MONSTER TRUCKS!! addicts, fans of the Transformers movies, people who get a kick out of pouring scalding liquids on swarming ants or salt on slugs, or this Confessions reader, an iconic mural has been one of the latest casualties.

The mural in question is one that was painted by American artist Robert Wyland, commonly known as Wyland, who has painted 100 whale murals around the world.

Known as whaling walls, he painted his last one in 2008 in Beijing.

Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are nine events happening in or around Vancouver on Tuesday, January 27.

 

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Los Angeles rock band L.A. Witch takes the stage at the Electric Owl in support of self-titled debut EP release.

 

FORUMS

At the Frederic Wood Theatre, pot activitst Marc Emery (pictured above) talks about his 20-year career in business, activism, and politics, his time behind bars, and his thoughts on the current legalization debate and progress in both Canada and the United States.

In case you haven't heard, a paralyzing blizzard of historic proportions is about to hit the Northeastern United States. If you're travelling anywhere near it, you're likely going to need to make alternative plans.

Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are six events happening in or around Vancouver on Monday, January 26.


CONCERTS

Scandinavian death-metal bands Mayhem and Watain coheadline at the Rickshaw Theatre.

Bluegrass banjoists Alan Munde and Bill Evans (pictured above) perform bluegrass, original compositions, fiddle tunes on banjo, and slow songs at the ANZA Club.


FORUMS

Looking for something to do tomorrow? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 11 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, January 25.


CONCERTS

American folk-rock singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (pictured above) takes the stage at the Kay Meek Centre in support of latest release Listening Booth: 1970.

The Victoria B.C. Ska Society presents ska-reggae acts Mad Caddies and the Aggrolites, along with guests the Bunny Gang, at the Imperial.

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