Jeni’s Picks of the Week May 12-17, 2015

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Russian Hall 600 Campbell Ave….until May 24
(It could be extended as it is very popular)
Dusty Flowerpot is presenting The Scarlet Queen of Mercy. You, the audience, will be transported to the set of the eponymous 1955 movie, and completely immersed in a marvelous Technicolor world. There will be vintage chorus lines, 1950’s film gear, original songs from Jack Garton, Patrick Kearns and Karly Warkentin, as well as plenty of behind the scenes drama. If you dress for the era you could be moved to the VIP seats!

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West Vancouver Community Arts Council – Jazz Waves May 16-July 25
Jazz, gospel, blues, Latin and more…

Tuesday May 12

Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St 5.00p.m. $9
Glen Campbell: I’ll be me
Singer/legendary guitarist Glen Campbell is much more than the purveyor of great tunes like “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” As a member of the crack session band The Wrecking Crew, he backed everyone from Sinatra to The Monkees. He was the first country music performer to cross over to the pop charts, winning four Grammy Awards in the country and pop categories in the same year (1967). He was a member of the Beach Boys for a few months in 1964-65, filling in for Brian Wilson. He co-starred in the classic John Wayne western, True Grit. And now you can add his willing participation in a remarkable and unflinching documentary on the effects of Alzheimer’s to his list of achievements. In 2011 Campbell decided to allow actor/director James Keach intimate access and went on a farewell tour that lasted two years. A remarkably musical salute to courage and determination that fairly sings with hope and humour.





Havana Theatre 1212 Commercial Drive 8p.m. $8 (preview) May 13-16 $15
Clockwork Theatre presents Sam Shepherd’s “Fool for Love”
As Eddie tries to convince on-again-off-again lover, May, to abandon the dreary desert motel she has been living in to run away with him, the two “fools” re-enter their vicious cycle of love/hate, struggling to know what’s right and what’s wrong for their forbidden romance.

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Wednesday May 13

Rio Theatre 1660 E.Broadway 9.30p.m. $10 at the door
Black & White Wednesdays
Down By Law
Jim Jarmusch’s 1986 moody, atmospheric, and darkly funny movie with Tom Waits,
John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Strange Weather Group
Saxophonist Dave Say is featured alongside composer George McFetridge, drummer Tom Foster, and bass artist Paul Blaney. Strange Weather is assembling a self-produced CD of its original music characterized by a strong compositional flair and deep group interaction. Strange Weather – musical adventurers on the Vancouver scene since the early 90s.

Sylvia Hotel 1154 Gilford St 7p.m. No cover
Kentish Steele
R&B, Blues Rock

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Thursday May 14

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Hugh Fraser vs. Daniel Miles Kane
Two veterans of the Vancouver Jazz Scene go head to head.
Hugh Fraser-trombone/piano and Daniel Miles Kane-saxes. With Tom Wherret-guitar, Al Johnson-bass and Don Powrie-drums.

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Friday May 15

China Cloud 524 Main St 10p.m. $10
Soft Morning City With Tony Wilson/Patsy Klein
A night of Songs, Words and Melodies.
1st set Patsy Klein – Voice Tony Wilson – Guitar Songs from Ford Pier, Veda Hille, PJ Harvery + original tunes
2nd set Soft Morning City with Torsten Muller-bass, Peggy Lee-cello, John Paton-sax,composition, Sam King-guitar, Cole Schmidt-guitar
Saturday May 16

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Tom Keenlyside
Tom returns to The Pat to play tunes from his Brazilian CD “Musica Brasileira”. So yes, it’ll be Brazilian day at the Pat. Dress accordingly!!

Tom K








Sunday May 17

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9p.m. No cover
Chad Makela 4tet
Chad’s unmistakable voice on the sax with Brad Turner on trumpet, Paul Rushka on bass and Joe Poole on drums.
(Yes I know I said this last week but …. the Tangent schedule was accidentally reversed and it was Sharon Minemoto last week and Chad will be there this week).

Central Bistro 1072 Denman St. 7p.m. No cover
Jennifer Scott Trio
Jennifer-piano/vocals, Rene Worst-bass, Nick Apivor-vibes/percussion