18 Vancouver concerts this weekend, February 28 to March 1

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      FRIDAYBenefit 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.

      FRIDAYConcerts 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.

      SATURDAYthe 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.