Jeni’s Picks of the Week August 12-17, 2014

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RIP Robin Williams….

CBC Musical Nooners July 15-Aug 23
The sounds of summer are here: the CBC Musical Nooners return for their fifth year! These free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson).

Bard on the Beach Festival June 11-Sept 20
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September.

26th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival Aug 14-24
80 films from 11 countries at various venues

Artful Sundays at Britannia Napier Greenway (Commercial & Napier) Aug 17-31 12-5p.m.
14th annual outdoor, visual arts market featuring local artists, live music, special events, artist demonstrations, workshops, and more!

Tuesday August 12
Free outdoor Movie Night at 2nd Beach in Stanley Park (at DUSK every 2nd Tuesday in July/August)
*** In Loving Tribute to Robin Williams ***
Tonight’s screening has been changed to “Mrs.Doubtfire”
Starts at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) at Second Beach’s Ceperley Meadows in Stanley Park (between Second Beach Pool and the children’s playground), bring your lawn chair or blanket and your family and friends to enjoy the special movie magic that Robin Williams brought to the world.
Wednesday August 13
Seven Dining Lounge 53 W.Broadway 8p.m. Donation
Nick Varelas Trio with special guest Paul Luongo
Nick Varelas, Evan Gratham, Zak Haddad, and guest Paul Luongo-uke.

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
David Blake Trio
David Blake – guitar, Wynston Minckler – bass, Dan Gaucher – drums

Thursday August 14
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Omar Amlani Quartet
This explosive young drummer leads a quartet through some adventurous repertoire.
With John Paton – Saxophones, Tristan Paxton – Guitar, Eli Davidovici – Bass
Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 8p.m. No cover
Steve Kozak Westcoast Allstars..with special guest Nigel Mack from Chicago.

Friday August 15

Saturday August 16
Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Lisa Cay Miller Trio
Lisa –piano, Andre LaChance-bass, Dylan van der Schyff-drums

Fairview Pub 898 W. Broadway 4.30p.m. $6
Saturday Afternoon Dance Party with Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack
Chicago blues ‘triple threat’ Nigel Mack delivers a high-energy show that fuses blues classics with the punch of contemporary original blues.

Merge N.E. Corner of Clark/Powell (ring the bell downstairs) 9.30p.m. $10
Nick Sherman/Kristi Lane Sinclair/Candace Curr
Three singer/songwriters in concert.

Sunday August 17

Latin Summerfest 2014 Trout Lake Park 15th & Victoria 11a.m.-7p.m.
A drum circle, a blessing, live dance music, DJ s and dance floors, a food court, an artisan market, and specialty imports.

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9 No cover *** NOTE NEW TIME***
Ken Speller and Miles Black Jazz Duo
Ken-sax, Miles-keyboard/guitar

Seventeen89 1789 Comox St 8.30p.m. $10 (plus $20 minimum) 604 428 0705 reservations
Maria Ho 4tet with guest Campbell Ryga on sax