And this amazing summer continues! There will be no picks next week as I am off to Vancouver (Washington) Wine & Jazz Festival to see Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, Jane Monheit, Manhattan Transfer and more.. all for $55 USD. Check the full line up here.
And a reminder as always, please check my listings before heading out as they are sometimes subject to change after I have distributed my list.
2015 Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Sep 3-13 (tickets on sale)
Guest country this year … Mexico
CBC Musical Nooners to Aug 21
The sounds of summer are here: the CBC Musical Nooners return for their sixth year!
These free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson).
Art Gallery Cafe 750 Hornby 4-8p.m. to Sept 11 no cover
Lovely place to sit outside and have a cold libation while listening to live music
This week August 18 Andrea Superstein & August 20 Sharon Bryson & Aug 21 Karla Sax
27th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival Aug 13-23
This year, Vancouver’s Queer Film Festival is in its 27th year with a lineup of queer films that aren’t to be missed. With films that are homegrown, from Latin America and on a number of amazing subjects such as DIY Gender, there’s something for everyone.
Wednesday August 19
Wise Hall 1882 Adanac 7p.m. $24.99
Liberty Merchant Company presents the 1st Annual Best of Craft Tasting Event on Wednesday, August 19th at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street. The evening will feature it all including craft beers, cider, mead & spirits from all over BC along with tasty samplings from Commercial Drive food purveyors. This Liberty Merchant Company sponsored event is also a fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society which helps provide food for up to 25,000 people in need each week.
Libra Room 1608 Commercial Drive 9p.m. Donation
Ben, Brad & Wynston Play Tunes
Ben Henriques – sax, Wynston Minckler-bass, Brad Turner-drums
Hard hitting bop.
Guilt & Co. 1 Alexander St No cover
The Cory Weeds 4tet
featuring CORY WEEDS tenor saxophone, CHRIS GESTRIN fender rhodes, RUSS BOTTEN bass, JOE POOLE drums
*after the second set Cory Weeds will spin jazz records from his personal vinyl collection until 12:15 AM!
The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Chris Fraser 4tet
Chris Fraser – guitar, André Lachance – bass, Nick Peck – keys, Miles Wong – drums
Chris is an exciting new guitar voice on Vancouver’s jazz scene with a sound influenced by Jim Hall and John Scofield. He will be leading a dynamic, colourful and high-energy quartet playing originals and standards.
Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway 7p.m. $12/15
The Yes Men are Revolting
(followed by live Q & A)
For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world. In their third cinematic outing (after ‘The Yes Men’ and ‘The Yes Men Fix the World’), they are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced: climate change.
Thursday August 20
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
*From Toronto* Morgan Childs 4tet
Drummer Morgan Childs with Nathan Hiltz on guitar & David French on saxes.
Enchanted Evenings in the Garden, Vancouver Chinese Garden Doors 7p.m. Aug 6, 13, 20. Various ticket prices.
Dining and dancing as you drink in the sights of Vancouver’s own urban oasis at this year’s Enchanted Evenings Concert Series by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
This week… Silk Road
Friday August 21
Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 8p.m. $15
Friday Big Band Series continues..
Michael Kim Big Band ( Vancouver Legacy Band)
20 piece ensemble made up of some of Vancouver’s finest…. 5 saxes, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 french horns, and a 4 piece rhythm section.
THEME: ROB MCCONNELL AND THE BOSS BRASS
Saturday August 22
Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Piano Trio month continues.. this week
Tony Foster Trio
Sunday October 26
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6p.m. Donation
Leo Bae Trio
Pianist & composer Leo Bae leads and writes fro groups from duos to his own jazz orchestra. Hear some of his lyrical compositions in the intimate setting of a 4tet. With Ben Frost on trumpet, Steohen Edwards on bass & Miles Wong on drums.
Aug 27 screening of all 7 episodes at the RIO 1660 E. Broadway
The Drive… new TV series produced by East Van Entertainment.
“an innovative new VOD series that focuses on Chris, a newcomer to a makeshift family of five roommates struggling to carve their own path while living on Vancouver’s eclectic, diverse and unpredictable Commercial Drive.”.