FRIDAY: Day One of the three-day Winter Jazz at Performance Works features performances by Lydia Hol and Dawn Pemberton.
FRIDAY: Dutch pianist and composer Joep Beving plays the WISE Hall.
FRIDAY: Brooklyn-based Afrobeat collective, Antibalas, plays the Rickshaw Theatre.
FRIDAY: benefit for The West Moberly First Nations at the Russian Hall features performances by Combine the Victorious, Eddy D and the Sex Bombs, the Reluctants, Sparky Spurr, and Stacy Gallagher.
FRIDAY: Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues play the first of two nights at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.
FRIDAY: postdisco recording artist from Australia, Donny Benét, plays the Fox Cabaret.
FRIDAY: local singer-songwriter Roy Forbes performs tunes from new album Edge of Blue at St. James Hall.
FRIDAY: the 17-piece South Van Big Band performs big-band jazz at the Hood 29.
FRIDAY: Canadian pop-rockers from the '80s, Platinum Blonde, play the Commodore Ballroom.
FRIDAY: a night of hard-bop jazz featuring pianist Charlie Austin at Seven Tyrant Studios.
SATURDAY: Rich Hope, Vicious Cycles, and the Wild North play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Johnny Wakeham and DJ Penny.
SATURDAY: Australian indie-rock quartet the Jungle Giants plays the Imperial Vancouver.
SATURDAY: local band the Brass Action plays its farewell show at the Astoria Pub, with guests You Big Idiot, Actionesse, and Mooshy Face.
SATURDAY: outsider-music legend Eugene Chadbourne plays Pat's Pub & Brewhouse, with guests Theremin Man and Ford Pier.
SATURDAY: Soulsha performs a blend of Scottish, West African, and funk music at the Surrey Arts Centre.
SATURDAY: Brian "Elvis" Simpson, "Major Al" Allen Fraser, and Robert Miller perform their tributes to Elvis Presley, David Bowie, and Buddy Holly at Burnaby's Maplewood Taphouse & Eatery.
SATURDAY: local rock band Mother Trucker plays the Wolf Bar in Maple Ridge, with guests Of Lesser Evil, Lou Danger and the Thrills, Quasicosm, and Psychtron.
SATURDAY: Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues play the second of two nights at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.
SATURDAY: Day Two of the three-day Winter Jazz at Performance Works features performances by the David Sikula Quartet, the Watermill Project, SICK BOSS, and Jaimie Branch Fly or Die II.
SUNDAY: final day of the three-day Winter Jazz at Performance Works features free performances by the Bonnie Northgraves Quartet and the Itamar Erez Quartet.
SUNDAY: Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests the Lioness, Nikki Jean, and DJ Keezy.
SUNDAY: Boston electro-folk duo Tall Heights plays the Biltmore Cabaret.
SUNDAY: American flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny leads his quintet at Surrey's Northwood United Church.