Jeni’s Picks of the Week November 8-13, 2016

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Dear Picks People…quite the full week ahead. The choices on Thursday alone are mindboggling! Wishing you all an enjoyable long weekend.

As usual.. please check with venues for any changes and apologies to any event not listed.

28th Annual Jewish Film Festival
Nov3-10 Fifth Avenue Cinemas
Nov 11-13 Rothstein Theatre
Comedies, narrative features and thought provoking documentaries. Guest filmmakers, directors, writers and producers.

Meir Adoni at his Mizlala restaurant. He also owns the upscale Catit and kosher Blue Sky
Meir Adoni at his Mizlala restaurant. He also owns the upscale Catit and kosher Blue Sky










Happy Hour At Frankie’s in November (this week)
Nov 9 Oliver Gannon Trio
Nov10/11 Diane Lines
Tuesday November 8 (finally U.S. Election Day!!!)

Rio Theatre 1660 E.Broadway 9p.m. No cover
Hillary vs. Donald Live at the Rio
Final season finale!! “It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine).”
It’s Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump in the Ultimate Showcase Showdown: The 2016 US Presidential Election. .
Hosted by Jacques Lalonde! Prizes for Best costume!




Wednesday November 9

Provence Restaurant 1177 Marinaside Crescent at Davie 6- 9pm no cover
Hip Pocket Quartet
Hip Pocket Quartet plays a mix of swinging Jazz, Latin Jazz, contemporary instrumentals and Blues from 6 to 9pm at this award winning French Mediterranean Restaurant and Wine Bar overlooking the seawall on False Creek. Hip Pocket Quartet: Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar and tenor saxophone, Kristian Alexandrov: keyboards, Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass & Joel Fountain: drums & vocals.

hip pocket






Alliance for Arts & Culture 938 Howe St #100 7p.m. $10
The Last Gang in Town with Aaron Chapman
Aaron Chapman is a musician, and he’s the author of three books about Vancouver’s history. Liquor, Lust, and the Law reveals the past of the Penthouse Night Club. In 2015, Live at the Commodore won the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. Chapman is currently launching The Last Gang in Town (Arsenal Pulp, 2016), and will reveal how he managed to uncover this history of the Vancouver Police versus the Clark Park Gang.Decades before organized crime syndicates brought sensational drug wars to Vancouver, street gangs held sway over its unruly east side. None was considered tougher or more feared than the Clark Park gang, a wild, two-fisted crew of characters from Vancouver’s post-1960s counterculture.




CBC Studio 700 Hamilton St 7p.m. Free
Incite: Ami McKay
Join bestselling author Ami McKay for a special preview Incite event this November, as she shares passages from the hotly anticipated The Witches of New York.
Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House, was a # 1 bestseller in Canada. While writing her new novel, The Witches of New York, she discovered several women in her family tree who were accused and tried for witchcraft. The year is 1880. Two hundred years after the trials in Salem, Adelaide Thom (Moth from The Virgin Cure) has left her life in the sideshow to open a tea shop with another young woman who feels it’s finally safe enough to describe herself as a witch: a former medical student and gardien de sorts (keeper of spells), Eleanor St. Clair. Together they cater to Manhattan’s high society ladies, specializing in cures, palmistry and potions–and in guarding the secrets of their clients.













Brentwood Presbyterian Church 1600 Delta Ave Burnaby 8p.m. Donation
Jazz Evensong- Lorraine Foster sings the songs of Vera Lynn
White Cliffs of Dover, We’ll Meet Again & more…..
With Bill Costin-piano & Mike Higgins-drums















Thursday November 10

VIVO Media Arts Centre 2625 Kaslo St 7p.m. Free
The Art of Resistance
Presented by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC in collaboration with the Canadian Romani Alliance
Art has long been a powerful vehicle of expression used to challenge and resist negative stereotypes. An evening of exploring how communities have utilized multiple art forms to directly or indirectly resist systemic discrimination and oppression.
Canadian Romani Alliance co-founder Gina Csanyi-Robah will share examples of art as resistance from both the Spanish and Canadian Roma communities, including the flamenco roots of Diego El Cigala‘s music and Chad Evan Wyatt’s romarising photo exhibit. Also a panel discussion with special guests.





Orpheum Annex 823 Seymour St 8p.m. $25/30
Caravan World Rhythms Presents: Itamar Erez & the Adama Ensemble
An exciting evening of original world/jazz music, featuring prize winning musician and composer Itamar Erez, with his new Adama Ensemble.
Itamar Erez- piano & guitar
Francois Houle- clarinet
Laurence Mollerup- bass
Liam MacDonald- drums
Special guests Hamin Honari (percussion) and Nick Apivor (vibraphone & marimba)





Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Rory Hislop Trio
Up and coming trumpeter Rory Hislop is a recent Capilano grad who is quickly finding his voice in the Vancouver jazz and creative music community. Rory has developed a warm and dark sound that is at home playing thoughtful melodies and soaring improvisation.
With Jillian Lebeck – piano and Aaron Andrada – bass

The York Theatre 639 Commercial Drive 7p.m. $25
A Ukelele Night to Remember
An evening of Enchanting Ukulele music featuring a double bill:
Ruby & Smith and Ruby’s (70 piece) Ukulele Orchestra





Roedde House Museum 1415 Barclay St 7p.m. $15/$12
Jazz Concert Series
Bruno Hubert with James Danderfer

Cabrito Tapas 2270 Commercial Drive 7.30p.m. No cover
Latin Groove Night with Stephanie Pedraza
Stephanie -vocals/guitar, Andre Stepanian- guitar, Lyndon Dewitt-percussion
** help Lyndon celebrate his birthday**

Rogue Folk Club 3214 W10th Ave 8p.m. $22/26
Jadea Kelly & Sweet Alibi
Hailing from what has been described as the music capital of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba’s WCMA award winners Sweet Alibi (Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Rose and Michelle Anderson) have captivated audiences since 2009 with their charming and personal performances. Sweet Alibi is fast becoming a well-known Roots/Pop group.
If you can imagine Patsy Cline writing songs with Feist you kind of have an idea of where Jadea Kelly resides within the musical spectrum


Friday November 11 (Remembrance Day)
Let Peace Be Their Memorial

Cap College Fir Building Room 113 Kirchner Studio 8p.m. Free
ORGANic FRIDAYS Concert #1
Capilano jazz faculty members are joined by organist, Nick Peck, in a concert of funky and soulful jazz featuring the 1950s vintage Hammond C3 organ.  This will be the first of a series of intimate concerts celebrating the recent arrival of this fabulous instrument and the renovation of the cozy concert space.
Nick Peck – organ, Bill Coon and Jared Burrows – guitar, Dennis Esson – trombone, Steve Kaldestad – saxes, Dave Robbins – drums.
** You must pre-register at link below.**

Frankie’s 765 Beatty St 8p.m. $15 (also on Saturday)
B3 for Bunny: Ben Paterson Trio featuring Ed Cherry
Whether digging into some hard-driving, blues-tinged organ jazz on the Hammond B3, or singing classic tunes made by the likes of Ray Charles and Nat King Cole, Philadelphia born Ben Paterson has garnered international acclaim for his superb musicianship and engaging performances. Joining Ben will be guitarist Ed Cherry, an expressive instrumentalist who has a hip, melodic approach that is a refreshing contrast. Ed is most noted for his work with the great Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 – 1992. With Julian MacDonough on drums.



Blue Martini 1516 Yew St 8p.m. $10
Kristian Alexandrov Trio
Ethno-Jazz / Afro-Cuban / Fusion
Kristian Alexandrov – keys/perc
Ben Harries – 6 string bass
Tyler Hornby – drums

Saturday November 12

Pacific Cinematheque 1131 Howe St 11a.m. $12
Stage Russia Presents: Eugene Onegin
Stage Russia is dedicated to bringing HD broadcasts of great Russian theatre to the world, and this is the Vancouver screening of the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of “Eugene Onegin.”.
Conceived with cinematic beauty and poetic poignancy by one of Russias most prestigious theater companies, this is the first-ever theatrical adaptation of Alexander Pushkins novel in verse. Directed by Rimas Tuminas, Artistic Director of the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, this stage dramatization features a 45-member ensemble in a highly stylized production that was sold out for over a year in Moscow. It is a beloved literary work that tells the sweeping story of unrequited love, disillusionment, forgiveness and remorse that unfolds in 19th-century Russia


















Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Joanie Taylor
In what may prove to be one of the highlights of 2016, Joani Taylor, the queen of Vancouver vocalists, makes a long-awaited return to the stage backed by Skywalk founder Graeme Coleman and his band, the Bright Shiny Objects

Enigma Restaurant 4397 W10th Ave 7p.m. No cover
Don Stewart Trio
Don-vocals, Ron Johnston-keyboard, Cameron Hood-bass

Sunday November 13

St Andrews Wesley Burrard & Nelson 4p.m. Donation
Jazz Vespers
Andrea Menard
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6p.m. Donation
Jesse Cahill Quartet
Drummer Jesse Cahill has performed and recorded with many top names in jazz including Peter Bernstein, David “Fathead” Newman, Harold Mabern and George Coleman. Steeped in the tradition of jazz, his playing swings with authority. With Steve Kaldestad – saxophone, Heather Anderson – trumpet and Jodi Proznick – bass

St James Community Hall 3214 W10th Ave 7p.m. $10
A night in honour of Marcus Mosely
to celebrate his induction into B.C.’s Entertainment Hall of Fame
The Marcus Mosely Chorale with special guests…


Sylvia Hotel 1154 Gilford St 7p.m. No cover
Sunday Jazz Jam hosted by Gabriel Mark Hasselbach


Frankie’s 765 Beatty St 8p.m. $15
A Tribute – Benson, Breezin’ and The B3 Hammond Organ
In 1966, guitarist George Benson’s first CBS record “It’s Uptown It’s George Benson”, featuring organist Lonnie Smith, was released. George had recorded extensively with Lonnie Smith as well as organists Jack McDuff and Jimmy Smith, but by the time Benson’s Grammy award winning album Breezin’ was released, the Hammond B3 organ had given way to the electric piano and synthesizer. Now fifty years later, Fran Jare and Olaf de Shield have put together a tribute, retrospective, and reimagining of Benson’s career, featuring the B3 organ.With Miles Foxx Hill on bass and Don Powrie on drums.








Bayside Lounge 1755 Davie St 7p.m. Music contribution pay what u can
Daphne Roubini & Black Gardenia
Vintage Jazz, Old Country and Blues.
featuring Daphne Roubini and her Ukulele with her Vintage Jazz Band, ‘Black Gardenia’ and special guests



The Wise Hall & Lounge … downstairs every Monday until Dec 26th
Petunia & the Vipers playing 2 sets starting at 8p.m.

Say hello to Big Band Mondays at Frankie’s!                                                                                         A series of affordable big band concerts will be held Monday nights at Frankie’s Jazz Club. Music begins at 8PM nightly with two sets, ending at 10:30pm. $15 tickets/$5 for students with a valid ID.
November 14- Daniel Herzog Jazz Orchestra

Theatre in the Raw presents 3 Penny Opera Nov 16-27