FRIDAY: Benefit for the B.C. Ecosocialist Party at the WISE Hall features the Partytimers, Marin Patenaude, Kym Gouchie, and Geoff Berner.
FRIDAY: instrumental eight-piece band Polyrhythmics blends funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat at the Rickshaw Theatre.
FRIDAY: oud player Gord Grdina performs with his group and guitarist Marc Ribot at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.
FRIDAY: Portland-based Swinomish/Iñupiaq indie-rock singer Black Belt Eagle Scout plays the Fox Cabaret, with guest Eden Fine Day.
FRIDAY: Concerts on Tap: Symphonicity features eighties pop hits arranged for percussion ensemble at Resurrection Spirits.
FRIDAY: L.A. funk-jazz artist Thundercat plays the Vogue Theatre.
SATURDAY: the Paperboys mix Mexican son jarocho with Irish jigs and reels at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James, with guest Shane Cook.
SATURDAY: Australian indie-folk band Hollow Coves plays Venue.
SATURDAY: the Music of Cream is performed at the Rickshaw Theatre by a blues-rock band featuring guitarist-vocalist Will Johns (Eric Clapton's nephew) and drummer Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker's son).
SATURDAY: local alt-rock band Hotel Mira plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Adam Mah and Sleepy Gonzales.
SATURDAY: hardcore punk band from Boston, American Nightmare, plays the Imperial Vancouver.
SATURDAY: beatboxers from all over the Lower Mainland gather to compete in Vancouver Beatbox Battle 2020 at UBC's Neville Scarfe Building.
SATURDAY: monthly concert series Park Sound Presents features performances by Bute Street, Ms.Panik, and Agostino Pisanelli at Park Sound Studios.
SATURDAY: the 17-piece South Van Big Band performs big-band jazz at Tsawwassen's Royal Canadian Legion #289.
SATURDAY: pianist, vocalist, and composer Damian Sneed interweaves recordings from Dr. King’s speeches with gospel, classical, and jazz at the Chan Centre.
SUNDAY: Afrobeat singer-songwriter from Nigeria, Davido, plays the Commodore Ballroom.
SUNDAY: Mexico City indie-rock band Little Jesus plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Los Wálters.
SUNDAY: Las Vegas metalcore band Falling in Reverse plays the Vogue Theatre.