FRIDAY: Montréal indie-rock band the Dears plays the Fox Cabaret, touring in support of latest album Times Infinity Volume Two.
FRIDAY: Seattle songstress Greta Matassa performs the first of two nights at Frankie's Jazz, presented by Coastal Jazz.
FRIDAY: a night of eclectic big-band jazz at Pat's Pub and Brewhouse featuring the 17-piece South Van Big Band.
FRIDAY: local indie-folk band Clay Ravens plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Joshua Job, High Stakes, and Zulu Panda.
SATURDAY: U.K. folk-rock singer-songwriter Lucy Rose plays Venue, with guest Charlie Cunningham.
SATURDAY: Canadian First Nations electronica ensemble A Tribe Called Red plays the first of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom. SOLD OUT.
SATURDAY: Mexican-American Latin vocalist Lila Downs plays the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, touring in support of her latest album Salon Lágrimas y Deseos.
SATURDAY: Newfoundland folk-rock singer-songwriter, author, and actor Alan Doyle plays the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, with guest Fortunate Ones.
SATURDAY: songwriters' circle for musicians under 19 years of age at the Vancouver Playhouse, hosted by Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother.
SATURDAY: Vancouver rock band We Found a Lovebird plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guest Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty.
SATURDAY: QueerFm Music/Art Showcase at the Red Gate Gallery features performances by Megang, Prxncxss Apprntly, Donna Mayhem, REID, Tempest, and Kimmortal.
SATURDAY: American experimental hip-hop producer Cut Chemist plays the Cobalt, with guest El Dusty.
SATURDAY: the 17-piece Urbana Big Band plays classics from Count Basie, Thad Jones, and Louis Armstrong at Cottage Bistro.
SATURDAY: American country singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert plays Abbotsford Centre, with guests Tim Hicks and Josh Phillips.
SATURDAY: harpist Rebecca Blair, flutist and singer Michelle Carlisle, and fiddler Rosie Carver perform Music From the Celtic Isles at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.
SUNDAY: Canadian First Nations electronica ensemble A Tribe Called Red plays the second of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom.
SUNDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Scottish folk fiddler Alasdair Fraser coheadlining St. James Hall with American folk cellist Natalie Haas.
SUNDAY: American singer-songwriter Anderson East plays the Imperial, performing on his Encore World Tour.
SUNDAY: Seattle-based jazz vocalist Greta Matassa performs a Jazz Vespers concert at Surrey's Northwood United Church.
SUNDAY: celebrate inclusivity in Canadian music with performances by Laydy Jams, Kristi Lane Sinclair, FRANKIE, Douse, Kristen Ludwig, and Anya at the WISE Hall.