FRIDAY: Vancouver-based indie-pop band Harlequin Gold plays the WISE Hall.
FRIDAY: Australian hip-hop group Hilltop Hoods plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Adrian Eagle.
FRIDAY: East Van Soul Night at LanaLou's Restaurant features performances by the Vanrays and Preston & Fletcher.
FRIDAY: seminal San Francisco punk band Toiling Midgets plays CBDBs, with guests Car 87, Crummy, and Triple Fisting.
FRIDAY: North Carolina jazz vets Stephen Riley and Ernest Turner play high-energy, genre-spanning jazz at the Silk Purse Arts Centre.
FRIDAY: Elevate Music Project Night Two at the Biltmore Cabaret features performances by Meltt, Porteau, Noble Son, CamBlake, and ursidae.
SATURDAY: the Mint Records Ridiculously Early Xmas Party features indie rock and punk rock by Necking, Tough Age, Dumb, Supermoon, Kellarissa, and Jay Arner at the Red Gate Arts Society.
SATURDAY: New York hardcore band Show Me the Body plays the WISE Hall, with guests Urochromes.
SATURDAY: postpunk/darkwave group She Past Away plays the Rickshaw Theatre.
SATURDAY: eight-piece Vancouver band Zappostrophe celebrates the music of Frank Zappa at the Fox Cabaret.
SATURDAY: Oklahoma pop-rock band Hanson plays the Vogue Theatre, with guests Joshua & the Holy Rollers and Paul McDonald.
SATURDAY: Vancouver beach-rocker Daniel Wesley performs with his band at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.
SATURDAY: Park Sound Presents features performances by Here North There, Abraham, and G. Deep at North Van's Park Sound Studio.
SATURDAY: the North Shore Celtic Ensemble performs fiddle music from Canada and Europe at Centennial Theatre.
SATURDAY: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band Perfectly Petty plays Langley's Chief Sepass Theatre.
SATURDAY: an artificial intelligence (MASOM) revives the music of electroacoustic composers at Performance Works.
SATURDAY: the Universal Gospel Choir performs traditional carols, gospel favourites, and pop songs at Canadian Memorial United Church.
SATURDAY: live electronic music series, Sequential Circus, returns for its 25th iteration at Beaumont Studios.
SUNDAY: Rhode Island experimental rock band Daughters plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Lingua Ignota.
SUNDAY: singer-songwriters from Australia and Vancouver, Elspeth Tremblay & Eric Brent West, play Guilt & Company.
SUNDAY: singer-songwriter and storyteller Barry Greenfield performs a show at Yaletown Roundhouse that also includes a puppet play.
SUNDAY: all-day Jazz Walk at Burnaby's Shadbolt Centre features organist Chris Hazelton, drummer Roy McCurdy, and tenor saxophonists Grant Stewart and Stephen Riley.