It’s festival time (again) folks…
38th Annual Vancouver Folk Festival Jericho Park July 17- 19
Annual 3 day festival featuring music from around the globe, performed in beautiful outdoor setting. 60 acts from 15 countries. 70 hours of music. 6 daytime stages and evening mainstage concerts
** new Friday start time. Gates 1p.m. Music starting at 2p.m.**
Bard on the Beach to Sept 26
The new take on a Comedy of Errors is getting good reviews…
Vancouver 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 Andrea Superstein on July 14 and Sharon Bryson on July 16
CBC Musical Nooners July 3-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).
Surrey Fusion Festival Holland Park July 18/19 Free
with Jose Feliciano, Blackberry Wood, The Belle Game, Chin Injeti and the Crown Prince of Bhangra, Jazzy B… (sat next to him on a London to Vancouver flight and he is absolutely charming!)
Enchanted Evenings in the Garden, Vancouver Chinese Garden Doors 7p.m.
July 16, 23, 30 & 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 Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars with her eclectic and high energy gypsy jazz ensemble.
Tuesday July 14
DTES Social Impact Walking Tour Series (every Tuesday in July) 4-6p.m. $25 or pay what you can
A series of expertly guided walks to explore the unique social and economic ecosystem and sometimes hidden places and operations of social impact that make the DTES come alive.
Tour #1 this week. New Ventures Doing it Differently led by Wes Regan of Groundswell
Fresh Air Cinema Stanley Park at Dusk
The Evo Summer Cinema Outdoor Movie Series in Stanley Park is back!
This week “The Breakfast Club”
Main seating on the field for over 5,000 of your friends is completely free!
For VIP seating with comfy lawn chairs and goodies, buy your exclusive tickets for $20 here… www.picatic.com/pitchperfect
Otherwise show up with your own blanket at Ceperley Meadow.
Wednesday July 15
Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway 7p.m. $12 each or $4 for both at door
Studio Ghibli Nights
featuring Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE followed by Hayao Miyazaki’s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE. Both features will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles.
The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Two Trios …David Blake Trio/Joel Miller Trio (Montreal)
David Blake-guitar, Jeff Gammon-bass, Miles Wong-drums
followed by Joel Miller-guitar, Andre Lachance-bass, Joe Poole-drums
Thursday July 16
Imperial 319 Main Street 10p.m. $12 (Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife)
Individually, the musicians in Soulstream have a long list of credentials, some of the highlights include: 5 west coast musician of the year nominations, 3 Juno awards,1 Grammy award, a Jazz Report Magazine’s Composer of the Year Award, countless other national and international awards.Their repertoire includes anything that grooves : Herbie Hancock ,EarthWind & Fire, Prince, Tower of Power, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye,Incognito, Stevie Wonder, Barry White etc
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Meghan Gilhepsy Trio
Vocalist Meghan sings beautiful standards and engaging original music. With David Blake on guitar and Jeff Gammon on bass.
HR MacMillan Space Centre 1100 Chestnut St 7p.m. $20
Cosmic Nights: Plutopalooza
Discover the wonders of the Universe over drinks.
7-9p.m. Explore the Cosmic Courtyard, launch a rocket, and watch experts ignite gases and cook up dry ice comets.
9p.m. Plutopalooza under the Stars. An immersive planetarium show that takes you on a journey from Earth to Pluto & beyond.
Friday July 17
Folk Festival opens!!!! (see above for link/tickets)
Mainstage Friday evening…Frazey Ford, Said the Whale, Hawksley Workman, Richard Thompson, Melbourne Ska Orchestra
SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre 149 W. Hastings 7.00p.m. $25
Genes & Jazz (with Dr. Harold Varmus & Jacob Varmus 4tet)
As part of Indian Summer Festival …
What happens when you cross a Nobel prize-winning geneticist with one of New York’s most sought after jazz quintets? Genes & Jazz. Part jazz concert, part illustrated talk by one of the world’s finest scientific minds, Genes & Jazz is where the seemingly dichotomous worlds of science and the arts meet. Dr. Harold Varmus won the Nobel Prize in 1989 for his work on the proto-oncogene, which enhanced our understanding of cancer. His son, jazz trumpeter Jacob leads the Jacob Varmus Quintet. Together they explore the ways that genes and notes affect complex organisms and compelling music. The father-son duo compares cell biology to the development of musical compositions.
** also on Saturday at Vancouver Playhouse **
Saturday July 18
Folk Festival continues!!!
Workshops on 6 stages all day plus
Mainstage Saturday evening…
Adam Cohen, I’m With Her – Sara Watkins-Sarah Jarosz- Aoife O’Donovan, Basia Bulat, Blind Pilot, Trampled by Turtles
Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
continuing with summer piano trios… Bruno Hubert
PAL Theatre Don Stewart Summer Dreams Concert
Sunday July 19
Folk Festival last day!!!
Workshops on 6 stages all day plus
Mainstage Sunday evening..
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba, Lucius, Phosphorescent, Angélique Kidjo
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive
Ben Frost 4 tet with Brad Turner
Trumpeter Ben Frost, a gifted improviser and thoughtful composer, brings a 4tet to Tangent. With Stephen Edwards on bass, Miles Wong on drums and Brad Turner on piano.
Van Dusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak St 1p.m. $25
Gin in the Garden
Support the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association AND beat the heat with Gin in the Garden, brought to you by Long Table Distillery, Truffles Find Food Catering and VanDusen Botanical Garden.Every Sunday in July, $25 will get you a single admission to the Garden, a gin cocktail and an appetizer PLUS support the work of the VBGA.