FRIDAY: Nordic Trax presents New York’s house and disco evangelist Eli Escobar at Open Studios, with guest Luke McKeehan.
FRIDAY: first night of the Hyperspace Metal Festival at the Rickshaw Theatre features power- and melodic-metal music by Iron Kingdom, Arkenfire, Medevil, Apprentice, and Ophelia Falling.
FRIDAY: Beatles and Pink Floyd tribute bands the Day Trippers and PIGS play Ladner's Genesis Theatre.
FRIDAY: Jason Lives! The Sequel at Hastings Mill Brewing Company features performances by Some Kinda Acronym, Caracas, and the Brass Action.
FRIDAY: tributes to Bruce Springsteen and the Doors by The Boss and the Unknown Soldiers at the Fairview Pub, with guests Flora & Fauna.
FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Vancouver singer-songwriter Buckman Coe at St. James Hall.
SATURDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Canadian country-folk group Madison Violet at St. James Hall.
SATURDAY: local indie-music artist Kele Fleming is joined by collaborator Ron Yamauchi and friends Sarah Wheeler and Silent Martin at the Cultch.
SATURDAY: second night of the Hyperspace Metal Festival at the Rickshaw Theatre features power- and melodic-metal music by Helion Prime, Scythia, Ravenous: Eternal Hunger, Tanagra, Valyria, and Elysium Echoes.
SATURDAY: the City of Surrey hosts Party for the Planet at Surrey Civic Plaza, featuring performances by Canadian rock singer-songwriter Sam Roberts, children’s musical duo Bobs & Lolo, pop/R&B group Star Captains, DJ and production group the Freshest, children’s entertainers Rockin’ Robin, the Colin Bullock Duo, and the Smile Band.
SATURDAY: English punk poet and artist Dr. John Cooper Clarke plays the Biltmore Cabaret.
SATURDAY: Vancouver world-fusion group Delhi 2 Dublin plays the Commodore Ballroom.
SUNDAY: electronic pop band Lo Moon from California plays tunes from new, self-titled debut album at the Cobalt.
SUNDAY: Cuban musical ambassadors Daymé Arocena and Roberto Fonseca combine for a double bill evoking a hypnotic night in Havana at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
SUNDAY: Tina Turner impersonator Luisa Marshall performs at Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.
SUNDAY: Vancouver singer-songwriter Jenny Banai plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Bad Strangers, Harlequin Gold and Poor Nameless Boy.