CRIT­ICS’ PICKS

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MOVIES

What: The Leg­end of Bar­ney Thom­son Where: Cine­plex Odeon When: Check ads for show­times Rat­ing: Four stars Even if it weren’t co-writ­ten and pro­duced by Vic­to­ria-raised Richard Cowan, Scot­tish ac­tor Robert Car­lyle’s wickedly funny di­rect­ing de­but in­spired by Dou­glas Lind­say’s edgy nov­els — think Sweeney Todd, with Glaswe­gian grit and brogues — mer­its at­ten­tion. This briskly paced, cheer­fully macabre and richly evoca­tive farce is en­dowed with hu­mour as dark as blood pud­ding and ter­rific per­for­mances from its stel­lar cast head­lined by Car­lyle as a so­cially in­ept Glas­gow bar­ber sus­pected of be­ing an elu­sive se­rial killer. A hi­lar­i­ous Emma Thomp­son plays his vul­gar, amus­ingly de­vi­ous mother and Ray Win­stone is a tough but ex­as­per­ated Lon­don homi­cide de­tec­tive try­ing to ne­go­ti­ate the mean streets of work­ing-class Glas­gow. — Michael D. Reid

MU­SIC

What: The Nick La Riviere Band When: Satur­day, 8 p.m. Where: Her­mann’s Jazz Club Tick­ets: $20 at the door ($15 for stu­dents)

Why: Lo­cal dynamo Nick La Riviere is al­ways busy, with un­told projects on his plate. Of the six bands with which he cur­rently per­forms (in­clud­ing Michael Kae­sham­mer, The HiFi, Pret­zel Logic, The Paper­boys and Lo­carno) the pop­u­lar singer-trom­bon­ist is most at home with his epony­mous out­fit. The Nick La Riviere Band (which fea­tures Pedro Mota on gui­tar, Ai­dan Miller on key­boards, Damian Gra­ham on drums and Sean Dra­bitt on bass) is booked to de­liver a night of fun Satur­day, but be warned: Reser­va­tions (her­manns­jazz.com) are highly rec­om­mended. La Riviere’s pre­vi­ous show at the View Street venue sold out. Don’t lose out this time around. — Mike Devlin

MU­SIC

What: Vinyl Supernova When: Satur­day, 8 p.m. Where: Fern­wood Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1240 Gladstone Ave.

Ad­mis­sion: $2 Why: The first Vinyl Supernova of 2016 is on tap Satur­day at the Fern­wood Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, which means record-hounds, crate-dig­gers and mu­sic en­thu­si­asts of all kinds will be out in force for Vic­to­ria’s only an­nual record fair. Record sellers from Van­cou­ver Is­land and the Lower Main­land will be stock­ing 50 ta­bles of LPs, CDs and other mu­sic mem­o­ra­bilia, re­sult­ing in plenty of deals and steals for those who have the pa­tience to dig. For the first time in the event’s three­year his­tory, a Vin­tage Mak­ers Mar­ket will be held up­stairs, adding to the of­fer­ings at this ex­cep­tional event. — Mike Devlin

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