Jeni’s Picks of the Week July 29-August 2, 2015

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I have been very busy spending time with various visitors, so a short version of picks and sorry to those I missed who are having events this week!!

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).
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/events/cbc-musical-nooners-are-back-1.3108453

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 30 Sharon Bryson and July 31 Sengra Moreno

39th Annual Powell Street Festival Aug 1/2
Canada’s largest festival of Japanese arts and culture, celebrates its 39th year with a weekend jam-packed with live performances, martial arts, beautiful crafts, and delicious Japanese food!
http://www.powellstreetfestival.com/festival2015/

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25th Harmony Arts Festival Ambleside W. Van July 31- Aug 9
Music, cinema, arts, food
http://www.harmonyarts.ca

Wednesday July 29

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. $10
“Here’s Hoping Everything is Open” Vol 1
5 groups in 2 rooms
V. Vecker, MAM: Ben Brown and Deanna Peters, AKNKVN (Based in Tokyo), Kenton Loewen and Giorgio Magnanensi, SICK BOSS
https://www.facebook.com/events/407795672745304/

Celebration of Light Fireworks
Tonight… Brazil

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with special guest Nigel Mack vocals/harmonica/guitar (from Chicago)

Thursday July 30

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Tony Foster Trio
Tony on keys with Joe Poole on drums and TBA on bass!!

Enchanted Evenings in the Garden, Vancouver Chinese Garden Doors 7p.m.
July 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 Vancouver Piano Ensemble
https://www.facebook.com/events/1001986866492874/

Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St 6.30p.m. $11
Sunshine on Leith
Remember when musicals made you want to get up and sing? The irresistible, rousing, declamatory songs of The Proclaimers fuel this exuberant and exhilarating Scottish musical, including international hits like “Letter From America” and “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”.
http://www.viff.org/theatre/films/fc8547-sunshine-on-leith

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Friday July 31

Pacific Cinematheque 1131 Howe St 6.30p.m. $11(also Aug 1-4)
The Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Neil Young on Screen
Discover another side of Canadian music legend Neil Young’s creative genius with the first-ever retrospective of Bernard Shakey, the nom de cinema used by Young when sidelining as a filmmaker. Includes six films directed by the free-world rocker, plus works by collaborators Jonathan Demme, Jim Jarmusch, and Hal Ashby. For more than four decades, the respected singer-songwriter and rock-music legend Neil Young has been pursing an artistic sideline as a filmmaker. Young has directed unorthodox concert films, experimental behind-the-scenes documentaries of life on tour, and music-infused fiction features, including the anarchic, surrealist satire Human Highway (1982), now newly restored and presented here in a new, final director’s cut.
http://thecinematheque.ca/the-bernard-shakey-film-retrospective-neil-young-on-screen

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Saturday Aug 1

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Piano trios continue.. this week Miles Black Trio
http://www.milesblack.com

Fairview Pub 98 W.Broadway 4.30-7.30p.m. $5
Nigel Mack & The Blues Attack (2015 West Coast Tour)
Nigel on vocals/harmonica/guitar with the Vancouver ‘Blues Attack’ alumni, Dave Dykhuizen on guitar and vocals, Cameron Hood on bass, …. and welcoming Chip Hart on drums.
http://nigelmack.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming?action_history=null

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Sunday August 2

37th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade
Attracting crowds of more than 650,000, the Pride Parade is renowned on the international stage as one of the largest and most successful LGBTQ2+ events in the world. This year’s theme.. Gender Superheroes.
http://vancouverpride.ca/content/event/37th-annual-vancouver-pride-parade#sthash.kCvhNiGr.dpuf

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Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6p.m. Donation
Julian Jayme Trio
Julian on guitar, Cole Davis – Bass, Miles Wong – Drums