Alannah Myles
When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: River Rock Show Theatre, Richmond
Alannah Myles, whose 1990 hit Black Velvet won her a Grammy Award, will be in Richmond to kick off a summer tour. Tix: starting at $49. Info:

Climb the Wall
When: Sunday, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
The B.C. Lung Association’s annual Climb The Wall event challenges participants to climb 48 storeys to raise money for programs. Info:

Norm MacDonald
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre, Coquitlam
Homegrown standup comic Norm MacDonald, who shot to fame as the Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live for several years, will be performing live.

Egypt by Arabesque
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Explore the essence of legendary Egyptian artist Oum Kalthoum’s music and choreography. Info:

Devendra Banhart
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: The Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St.
American-born, Venezuelan-raised indie-folk musician Devendra Banhart will be in Vancouver promoting his latest album, What Will We Be. Info:

Paralympic Games
When: Sunday, 7 p.m.
Where: B.C. Place
The Paralympic Closing Ceremonies will be broadcast live in English and French across Canada on CTV.

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