FRIDAY: Elevate Music Project: Night One at the Biltmore Cabaret features performances by Strange Breed, the Fallaways, Adam Mah, Ivan Hartle, Antonio Larosa, and Nikita Afonso.
FRIDAY: Canadian pop singer-songwriter Tyler Shaw plays the Imperial Vancouver, with guest Craig Strickland.
FRIDAY: bluegrass quintet the Tim O'Brien Band plays the WISE Hall, with guests Burying Ground.
FRIDAY: local blues-rock singer and guitarist Steve Kozak leads his band at Frankie's Jazz.
FRIDAY: soul–jazz and funk singer Dawn Pemberton leads her band at Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.
FRIDAY: Theo and the Thugs (former members of Gob) play Gob songs and new originals at the Waldorf Hotel, with guests You Big Idiot, Not Inpublic, and Murderers.
SATURDAY: Toronto-based pop-rock singer-songwriter Serena Ryder performs at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on her Christmas Kisses Tour.
SATURDAY: local fairy-folk singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Mike Edel and Porteau.
SATURDAY: Australian soft-rock duo from the '70s, Air Supply, plays Richmond's River Rock Show Theatre.
SATURDAY: singer-songwriter from Guyana, Juke Ross, plays the Biltmore Ballroom, with guest Haley Blais.
SATURDAY: Israeli electro-house duo Infected Mushroom plays the Commodore Ballroom.
SUNDAY: soulful jazz vocalist Amanda Wood performs a Jazz Vespers show at North Van's St. Andrew's United Church.
SUNDAY: Australian soul-roots singer-songwriter Sammy Johnson plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests SWELLS.
SUNDAY: jazz group the Deanna Knight Tree-O plays a Vespers in the Valley show at Surrey's Northwood United Church.
SUNDAY: American garage-rock duo the Black Keys plays Rogers Arena, with guests Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams.