Jeni’s Picks of the Week May 5-10, 2015

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*****RIP Monte Jones*****

The Drive will be a lesser place without you and your case of harmonicas.

Ederlezi-Balkan-Roma Spring Festival May 8 & 9
Presented by Caravan World Rhythms at Grandview Legion
6 live bands-2 dance troupes- food and libation

11th Annual BC Buds Festival May 7-10
At Firehall Arts Theatre. Nearly thirty different music, theatre, dance, interdisciplinary artists take over the every conceivable nook and cranny of the Firehall, turning it into a giant arts factory for four days of inventive and innovative live site-specific performances from emerging and established BC artists. This year’s BC Buds explores the theme of Longing and Belonging.









Tuesday May 5

Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway 7p.m. $10 at door
Three Amigos: Cinqo de Mayo
John Landis’ hilarious 80’s classic with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase & Martin Short… plus a reason to drink tequila on a Tuesday!

Wednesday May 6

Army & Navy Legendary Annual Shoe Sale
Get in line and be prepared to fight for your bargains!

Vancouver Public Library Central Branch Alice McKay Room 7.30p.m. Free
Russell Smith, Adam Lewis Schroeder and Kristi Charish
Journey into the worlds of zombies, vampires and… hipsters. Russell Smith’s Confidence is set in modern-day Toronto, in a world where love is a game, secrets pile up, and needs often go unmet. His clear-eyed insights into human nature are delivered with a dose of biting humour. Adam Lewis Schroeder’s All-Day Breakfast is a zombie story “with its tongue firmly in its cheek.” Schroeder’s depth and humour elevate b-grade horror into fun—and occasionally outrageous—literary fiction. And Kristi Charish’s debut Owl and the Japanese Circus has been described by Ian Hamilton as “completely original.”












The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Handmade Blade
Peggy Lee cello/fx, Aram Bajakian guitar/fx, J.P.Carter trumpet/fx
Expect striking and implosive improvisations. Each of the three contribute their own compositions.

handmade blade







Calabash Bistro 428 Carrall St 8.30p.m. Small cover
Latin Groove Night
Stephanie Pedraza vocals/guitar, Andre Stepanian guitar, Lyndon Dewitt percussion









Thursday May 7

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Brent Mah 4tet
Dazzling saxophonist Brent Mah has played worldwide. His new 4tet plays Brent’s originals plus some old favourites. With Tristan Paxton on guitar, Wynston Minckler on bass, and Jesse Cahill on drums.

Nepal Fundraiser Cafe Kathmandu




Friday May 8

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 8.30p.m. $20
Fron NYC: Seamus Blake plus Chris Gestrin Trio
featuring Seamus Blake tenor sax, Chris Gestrin fender rhodes, Andre Lachance bass and Joel Fountain drums.











If the world is in a constant state of motion, expansion and collapse, then all arrivals are a moving rest, a hesitation in motion. Arrival is never passive. It is not neutral and it is never innocent for those who arrive or those who are preceded.

Saturday May 9

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Sharon Minemoto 4tet
Sharon on piano with Jon Bentley sax, Adam Thomas bass and Bernie Arai drums







Hard Rubber Orchestra: Crush

hard Rubber




Sunday May 10 (Happy Special Day to all the mothers out there)

St Andrews Wesley Burrard & Nelson 4p.m. Donation
Jazz Vespers
Karin Plato Ensemble

Eagle Ridge United Church 2813 Glen Drive Coquitlam 7p.m.
Anne Sluyter Memorial Scholarship Concert
Music in Memory of musician/educator Anne Sluyter. Donations to the Anne Sluyter Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Headlined by Douglas College Night Band, music includes Port Moody Inlet Band and a soloist from Port Moody Secondary School. The evening will end with a jam session. (Bring horns but piano, hammond organ, bass amp and drums will be provided). Light refreshments. Beer/wine cash bar.

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 7-9p.m. (Note: return to winter hours)
Chad Makela 4tet
Chad’s unmistakable voice on the sax with Brad Turner on trumpet, Paul Rushka on bass and Joe Poole on drums.

Central Bistro 1072 Denman St 7p.m. No cover
Krystle dos Santos


    1. Can’t believe I didn’t make it this year. It is usually an annual event for me. Never enough shoes!

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