Jeni’s Picks of the Week July 15-20, 2014

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Hope you are all surviving the heat. With the exception of Folk Festival (which is where I will be all weekend) I can’t come up with an overly exciting schedule this week. Maybe time to plan a sunset picnic!

CBC Musical Nooners July 15-Aug23
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.

The Gallery Café, Vancouver Art Gallery Summer Music Series
Apparently music is back on the patio for the summer on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4-8p.m.
It is a delightful place to enjoy live entertainment but there is no up-to-date information about exactly who is performing on their website. Even calls to the Café resulted in no further details. Go figure! Oh well, if you are downtown, drop by and take your chances.

37th Annual Vancouver Folk Festival July 18-20
Vancouver’s legendary Folk Music Festival covers three music-filled days at Jericho Beach, with eight stages, 70 hours of music, over 60 folk, world and roots music artists from around the globe, a festival market, food vendors and more.
Tuesday July 15
Seventeen89 1789 Comox St 8p.m. $10 (plus $20 minimum) 604 428 0705 reservations
Van Django
Free outdoor Movie Night at 2nd Beach in Stanley Park (at DUSK every 2nd Tuesday in July/August)
This week.. PRETTY IN PINK

Rio Theatre 1660 East Broadway 7p.m. $10 at door
Life Itself: Roger Ebert
The inspiring, entertaining and colorful life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, moving and transcendent.
Wednesday July 16
The Cottage Bistro 4468 Main Street 7p.m. No Cover
With Susan Musgrave, Steve Noyes and Michael Hetherington + open mic
Susan Musgrave has published poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. Her most recent titles include: You’re in Canada Now…A Memoir of Sorts (essays, Thistledown Press); Cargo of Orchids (novel, Knopf), which became a national bestseller; and What the Small Day Cannot Hold: Collected Poems 1970-1985 (poetry, Beach Holme). Musgrave is also an editor, and has lent her writing ability to film and music.
Michael Hetherington has bachelors degrees from Queen’s University and the University of British Columbia and a masters degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
His published books to date include: The Late Night Caller (Turnstone Press, 2003); The Archive Carpet(Passfield Press, 2012); The Playing Card (Passfield Press, 2013); and Halving the Orange (Passfield Press, 2014)
Steve Noyes writes poems when they overwhelm him. In recent books, he?s dabbled in traditional Chinese poetry and recreated a 1973 rock concert. Small Data (Frog Hollow Press) is his sixth collection. Oolichan Books will publish his second novel, November’s Radio, in 2015.

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything
Jaron Freeman-Fox – violin, John Williams – clarinet, Ian De Souza – bass, Quinn Bachand – guitar/banjo
Dan Stadnicki – drums
Thursday July 17
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Ben Henriques Quartet
Ben Henriques-sax, Tristan Paxton – guitar, James Meger – bass, Dan Gaucher – drums
Ben is an accomplished tenor saxophonist and composer. After finishing his masters degree at McGill, he returned to his home town of Vancouver, and has quickly become an in demand sideman and educator. He plays with an assertive, hard swinging style, often playing his own breathtaking compositions.

Dr.Sun Sat Yen Chinese Classical Garden 578 Carrall Street Doors 7p.m. Show 8p.m.$25
21st Annual Enchanted Garden Series
Tomoe Arts
Specializing in Japanese classical dance, Tomoe Arts has its origins in the Fujima Kanemon tradition – part of the Fujima-ryû. The artistic director, Colleen Lanki, has studied nihon buyoh – both the dance of the Japanese Kabuki theatre and the dance of the geisha, for over a dozen years. She dances both onnagata (female form) and otokogata (male form) and has performed dances connected to many different types of music.
** al fresco dinners, wine, and cocktails are also available prior to performance… see website**
Friday July 18

Ryerson United Church 2205 W45th 8p.m. No cover
Vancouver Chamber Choir- Jon Washburn, Conductor
A Summer Concert- Repertoire includes…
William Albright – An Alleluia Super-Round
Orlando di Lasso – Echo Song
Henry Purcell – In our deep vaulted cell
Claudio Monteverdi – Ave maris stella
Robert Ashley – She was a visitor
Mark Timmings/Stephen Morris – Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions for 2012
Andrea Gabrieli – Magnificat

Saturday July 19
Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Lorne Kellet Trio
Lorne Kellet-piano, Al Johnston-bass, Stan Taylor- drums
A native of Vancouver, Lorne has been active in local clubs and studios, musical theatre and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Lorne’s compositions have been performed on CBC radio.

Sunday July 20
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive… ***No music on Sundays during July***
Central Bistro 1072 Denman St 7p.m. No cover