HITLIST: What’s happening in Vancouver this weekend, June 4-6


If you didn’t make the Wednesday or Thursday performances of Christopher Durang’s new dark comedy “Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them”, the Canadian Premiere continues Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Lodge Theatre (581 Cardero Street @ Georgia) at 8pm. 

Fresh from Broadway, this dark comedy set against the backdrop of America’s homeland “insecurity” holds a gun to the head of American politics – from freedom fries to the feelings of fetuses, nothing is sacred. 

Christopher Durang has been deemed one of America’s most deliciously absurd and cheeky comedic playwrights. Directed by Chris McGregor.  


Little Mountain Gallery (195 E 26th Ave @ Main St) hosts The Phonemes and Metal Kites this Saturday @ 8pm.  

Both projects have engaged with a revolving coterie from Canada’s musical vanguard that has included members of Final Fantasy, A Silver Mt. Zion, Forest City Lovers, Snowblink, and the Silt.  

Song writers Magali Meagher and John Tielli come together in a unique collaboration of melodies and lyrics compliment the band’s characteristic musical shape shifting.  

MusicWaste 2010 which started on Wednesday, still has a huge amount of action continuing through the weekend, and will be well worth the $15 all-access-pass. 

This year, Music Waste will feature nearly 100 bands, three comedy shows, eight art exhibitions, bowling and a BBQ.   

All within walking distance, the event ensures you get as much Vancouver art, fun, food and culture stacked into your evening as possible. 

It’s not too late! Head over to any of these music stores for passes: 

Zhop 223 Main Street
Neptoon Records 3561 Main Street
Audiopile 2016 Commercial Drive
Zulu Records 1972 W 4th Ave
Scratch Records 726 Richards Street
Redcat Records 4332 Main Street


Hold Still Wild Youth: the Gina Show Archive opens this Friday at Vivo Media Arts Centre (1965 Main Street) – 8pm.  
A new exhibition about John Anderson’s television art project will be shown nearly thirty years after its initial broadcast in 1979 on Vancouver Cable 10, at the height of the punk and media DIY movement in Vancouver. 

Ninety-some episodes were made with the active involvement of a large community of performance and media artists and musicians experimenting in media art, performance, punk and new wave. The show formed among a sea of undefined local public programming, and then disappeared from public view. After surviving a fire, the works have been revived and after the opening will be featured at the Or Gallery until July 10th. 

After party at Club 560 from 10:30 pm onward. 

3rd Annual EastVan Show and Shine: Parked Cars, Cheap Thrills (and cans of Lucky Lager). 

Come out for a day of sweet rides and East Vancouver style this Sunday at the 3rd Annual EastVan Show and Shine at the Whip Gallery Restaurant (209 E 6th Ave).  

Bands, Booze, BBQ and Burlesque will make for a bomb end to the weekend.  East Van shows off everything old and cool;  cars, trucks, motor bikes and the Whips extensive list of vintage wines will be on display all day starting at 10am.   

DJ starts at 11am.  Bands start at noon. Drinks all day.

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