Jeni’s Picks of the Week July 1-5, 2015

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Hello all..hope you are surviving the unusual heat and have enjoyed Jazz Festival. One more day to go!!
I know I had a good festival as I have a very messy house, no clean clothes to wear, shrivelling plants due to lack of time to water, no food in the fridge.. and, even worse, no wine on the rack!

Yes, the festival is sadly coming to a close but it does not mean there is any lack of wonderful events in the upcoming days. Our artists and venues do need our support year round.

Here is a short and sweet synopsis for the next few days….

Wednesday July 1
Canada Day Happy 148th birthday Canada!






Canada Day Free Jazz on Granville Island
12 noon to 10.30p.m. 4 stages. 15 bans

and lots of other events including…

The Emerald Supper Club- closed
But Big Heads Up.
If you missed Cat Toren’s stellar performances during Jazz Festival she will be at Emerald next Wednesday (July 8) with her trio. Cat Toren – keyboards, Tommy Babin – bass, Dan Gaucher – drums

Thursday July 2

Greek SummerFest 2015

Greek Festival






Back Gallery Project,  Latin Arts Exhibition Opening

Latin Arts






Skinny Fat Jacks 8p.m. $10
Khari, Juhli & Noah
A rare opportunity to See Khari Wendell McClelland in Vancouver this summer.
Khari Wendell McClelland, Juhli Conlinn, Noah Walker

Calabash Bistro 9p.m. $10
Holly Burke & The Naturals







Tangent Cafe t.b.a.

Friday July 3

Fairview Pub Double D & Friends 7p.m. $5
Dave Dykhuisen, Trevor Newman & Sandy Bone

double d








Rio Theatre Mad Max Trilogy Marathon

Saturday July 4 (Happy Independence Day to our friends and neighbours)

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
The Pat presents piano trios throughout July and August, keeping the costs under control while maintaining high standards. Up first ….
The Ron Johnson Trio
Ron Johnson-piano, Cameron Hood-bass, Buff Allen-drums
Legendary pianist Ron Johnston takes on the grand piano!

piano trios







Strathcona Park, East Van Summer Jam 12 noon -9.30p.m.

East Van Jam




Sunday July 5

Tangent Café t.b.a.

Rio Theatre FIFA Women’s World Cup Final free on Big Screen 4p.m.
Also Fanzone with live music at Georgia & Cambie

Bayside Lounge at the Sands 7p.m. Suggested music contribution $10
Daphne Roubini & Black Gardenia







Backstage Lounge on Granville Island 8p.m. $12
Swing Aggregation
(8 piece little big band)