Jeni’s Picks of the Week June 3-8, 2014

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week May 30-June 7
Year five with 9 Signature events, 12 Feature events, and some epic week-long specials

In the House Festival June 6-8
11 years old!. Music, dance, magic, comedy, burlesque and of course a circus will regale your senses for 3 days. And the unique and captivating thing about this festival? It all takes place in the intimacy of someone’s home! 13 Commercial Drive houses open up their doors and their yards to the 20 spectacular shows that will make you think twice about the purported “NoFunCity” that plagues Vancouver’s reputation. There’s something for everyone, so don’t miss out

Music Waste Festival June 5-8
Vancouver’s independent music festival highlighting innovative bands. Art Waste is a series of exhibitions taking place at independent galleries across the city. Comedy Waste is a series of comedy revues featuring alternative comics, improvisers, and sketch groups. With all the venues kept within walking distance and full festival passes costing only $15, Music Waste is the easiest way for fans to see more local innovative music is one week with little effort.

Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden (Vanier Park) To Jun 8 $11 adults/$8.50 youth & seniors/Thursdays by donation
KOMAGATA MARU: Challenging Injustice
Exhibit invites visitors to step into the shoes of the 376 immigrants aboard the Komagata Maru


Tuesday June 3

Heritage Grill 447 Columbia St N.Westminster 8p.m.No cover
David Sinclair & Friends
David Sinclair-guitar, Cameron Hood-bass, Mike Michalkow-drums
An eclectic mix of rock, funk, folk, and jazz by one of Canada’s finest guitarists. David toured with Sarah McLachlan from 1993-2003 as her guitarist on the Lillith Fair, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing tours. Prior to working withMcLachlan, he toured with k.d. lang on her Ingenue tour. More recently he has been touring in Europe, Vancouver Island and the Yukon.

Seventeen89 1789 Comox St 8p.m. $10 (plus $20 minimum) 604 428 0705 reservations
Four Corners
Seve Kaldestad-sax, Tony Foster-Fender Rhodes, Jeff Gammon-bass, Jesse Cahill-drums

Wednesday June 4

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Kevin Elaschuk 4tet
Kevin Elaschuk-trumpet,flugelhorn, Jillian Lebeck-keyboards,André Lachance- bass,
Dylan Van Der Schyff- drums and cymbals

Calabash Bistro 9p.m.428 Carrall St $5 at door
Latin Groove Night 1st year anniversary
Stephanie Pedraza-guitar/vocals, Andre Stepanian-guitar, Lyndon DeWitt-drums/percussion
Sweet tunes, fantastic Caribbean food and cocktails as well as some other nifty surprises like raffles and prizes

Guilt & Co 1 Alexander St (underneath Chill Winston) 9p.m.$10 at door
Bria Skonberg CD Release
Celebrate the release of NYC trumpet player/singer/songwriter Bria Skonberg’s NEW ALBUM “Into Your Own”

Thursday June 5

Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room 350 W.Georgia 7.30p.m. Free
Silk & Bamboo: The Music of Shanghai
Presentation and performance traces the history of this music from Shanghai in the 1800s to contemporary growth in Vancouver. Guests include the B.C. Chinese Music Association, author Gloria Wong, performer Gui-Lian Liu, compser Mark Armanini, and members of the B.C. Chinese Music Ensemble.

Edgewater Casino 750 Pacific Blvd 7p.m. $15
Inner City Blues
Fundraiser for East Vancouver’s Queen Alexandra and Strathcona School Morning Programs features performances by Jim Byrnes, Incognito with Nadine States, No Quarter, James Buddy Rogers, Al “Wailin” Walker, Harpdog Brown, Liza D’Aguilar, Steve Daily, Big City Soul, and Hell’s Gate Blues Band

Roedde House 1415 Barclay St 7.30p.m.$15
Keenleyside,Jare, Gubbels Trio
Tom Keenleyside-flute/sax, Fran Jare-piano/vocals,Brent Gubbels-bass
At Roedde House museum as part of Jazz series.Tea and homemade cookies in intermission. Fran on 100 year old Steinway piano.

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Tristan Paxton and David Blake
Two of Vancouver’s busiest young guitar players join forces for an engaging night of music. Playing a mix of originals and standards.With Jeff Gammon – bass, Andrew Millar – drums

Friday June 6

Vancouver Live Sound 525 Seymour St 7.30p.m $12
Ruby & Smith: An intimate Ukelele Concert
Ruby & Smith is the Ukulele Duo, Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini (Black Gardenia) and Andrew Smith,
Performing a repertoire of Vintage Jazz, Country, Blues, Folk and Original tunes

WISE Hall 1882 Adanac St 9p.m. $10 at door
CD release “Good for You” The Broken Mirrors
Noah Walker-guitar, Michael Rush-bass, Tom Heuckendorff-Hammond organ, Michael Simpson-drums
The Broken Mirrors have the musicianship of Wilco, the energy of The Talking Heads, the style and humour of Beck, and the quirkiness of early Elvis Costello.
With openers Steve Brockley Band and comedian Dylan Rymer
P.S.It is also Noah Walker’s birthday.

Saturday June 7

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Tom Keenlyside 4tet
Tom Keenlyside-flute/sax, Miles Black-piano, Miles Hill-bass, Bernie Arai-drums

Sunday June 8

Italian Day on the Drive:Made in Italy
A celebration of Italian culture and the contributions made to Vancouver by Italian immigrants and subsequent generations of Italian-Canadians. With a rich history of over 50 years, Commercial Drive’s Italian heritage is reignited and The Drive is transformed into a vibrant street festival.

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 4p.m. No cover
Tony Wilson Trio
Noted composer and versatile guitarist, Tony Wilson has been an integral part of the creative music community in Vancouver since 1987. His longtime trio consists of Russell Sholberg on bass and Skye Brooks on drums.

Central Bistro 1072 Denman St 7p.m. No cover
Uno Mas
Guitar by Kelly Brown, bass by Dino DiNicolo and drums by Travis Nelson

Branas 617 Stamps Landing 6p.m. Donation Reservations (604) 568-6707
Lolo Bianco

Lory White-vocals, Steve Ranta-piano, Ray Ayotte-drums