Jeni’s Picks of the Week July 21-26, 2015

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Folk Festival is over and it was hot in more ways than one this year!  The summer fun continues….

** Sometimes events are subject to change, so please check out venues/links for updates.

Caribbean Days Festival, Waterfront Park, N.Vancouver July 25-26 Free
Tropical rhythms, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.









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).

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… July 21 – Jaclyn Guillou and July 23 – Karla Sax

Shorefest at English Bay/Sunset Beach July 25, 29 & Aug 1
More than 20 free concert series features Sadie Campbell, Tonye Aganaba, Bros Landreth, Ben Rogers, Harry Manx, Bend Sinister, and Platinum Blonde (Jul 25), Skye Wallace, Dawn Pemberton, the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Steve Dawson, Colin Linden, Dustin Bentall and Kendel Carson, and Randy Bachman (Jul 29), Paul Pigat, Wes Mackey, Chin Injeti, Colleen Rennison, Daniel Wesley, Kuba Oms, and Chilliwack (Aug 1).

Tuesday July 21

Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway 7p.m. $48
An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones
American singer, songwriter and musician, on tour to support her newest release “The Other Side Of Desire”








Fresh Air Cinema Stanley Park at Dusk
The Evo Summer Cinema Outdoor Movie Series at Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park is back!
This week “Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade”
Main seating on the field for over 5,000 of your friends is completely free!

Wednesday July 2

Trout Lake Community Centre 3360 Victoria Drive 6.30p.m. Free
Trout Lake Summer Concert Series
The Soda Crackers
Vintage country, jazz, and roots music. Pack a picnic!

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The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Steve Smith 4tet
Jon Bentley  – saxophone, Sharon Minemoto – piano, Steve Smith – bass,
Joe Poole – drums

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Thursday July 23

Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St 6.30p.m. Free (arrive early)
Air Canada En Route Film Festival
Cocktails (6.30p.m.) & screening (8.00p.m.)
Reporter Liz Trinnear will announce films of 2015 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival and present the jury (which includes some Canadian film luminaries). 20 selected shorts from young Canadian filmmakers will be screened.

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Steve Kaldestad and Joel Miller
Two of Canada’s greatest tenor saxophonists join forces in this chordless quartet. They met in Montreal, and we’re lucky to witness them reconnect at Tangent!

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… The Jessica Stuart Few w/special guest Wendy Bross Stuart

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Friday July 24

Seven Dining Lounge 53 W.Broadway 9p.m. $10 at the door
Mashed Poetics #666 Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast
A night of spoken word & music where a music album is picked, a cover band formed and new poems written based on the music. This time Iron Maiden’s heavy metal classic Number of the Beast with cover band The Invaders and a stellar line up of poets.







Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St $11

2 good movies..
About Elly …One of the best reviewed films of the year is actually six years old, the fourth feature by Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi (whose fifth, A Separation, went on to win the Academy Award in 2011)






and Suite Francaise… Based on the wartime manuscript written by Irene Nemirovsky (who died in Auschwitz before she completed the novel), Suite Francaise is a moving story of love, divided loyalties and sacrifice, with superb performances by Kristin Scott Thomas, Michelle Williams & Matthias Schoenaerts.





Saturday July 25

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Piano trios continue with… Jonathan Tobin
Up-and-comer Jonathon Tobin brings his trio (with Stephen Edwards on bass, and Miles Wong on drums) to The Pat 3-7 pm

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2015 Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks English Bay 10p.m. Free (also July 29 & August 1)
Tonight: China, Team Lidu
Flashing lights! Explosions! Live music! Crowds! The Vancouver summer favourite is back for its 24th year. No explanation necessary.

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Sunday July 26

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9p.m. No cover
Jenny Xu Trio
Pianist Jenny Xu returns to Vancouver after her 1st year studying at Berklee in Boston. With Stephen Edwards on bass & Matt Skepats on drums.

Vogue Theatre 918 Granville St 8p.m. $25
Keb Mo Band
Over the past 20 years, three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer.

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Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St 7 & 9p.m. $11
Highway of Tears
Matt Smiley’s hardhitting documentary. Since the late 1960s, at least eighteen young women — many of them from disadvantaged First Nations communities — have disappeared or been found murdered along the 724-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 in northern British Columbia. None of these cold cases were ever solved until 2012, when a special RCMP investigation was able to link DNA from one of the murder victims to deceased US criminal Bobby Jack Fowler; but this single answer has done little to heal the wounds of Aboriginal communities who have seen dozens of their young women vanish along the “Highway of Tears,” victims not only of murderous predators but of the systemic racism of a federal government that keeps them trapped on impoverished reservations and, as critics charge, evinced little interest in apprehending their killers.
Filmmaker Q & A following screening.