Jeni’s Picks of the Week October 14-18, 2015

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Hope all of you had a wonderful long weekend and found many things to be thankful for.

This is a first instalment as I know there are a lot more interesting events that I need to check out this week. I am feeling quite bagged and afraid of getting the details wrong. Apologies to any artists out there whose event I have not yet listed. I will have a 2nd attempt in a couple of days….. but for now here it is.

2015 Vancouver Writers Festival Oct 20-25
Tickets now on sale! Events selling out quickly.
100 writers from around the world and 89 events.

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Amnesty International Film Festival Oct 15-17
Vancouver Public Library – Free
Annual human rights film festival features award-winning documentary films from around the corner and around the world. Some tell important stories about human rights violations and others portray courageous individuals and communities working for change. All will inspire engagement and action.





2015 VIFF repeats                                                                                                                    Bringing back some of the International Film Festival’s Festival’s most popular films for one-off encore screenings. Watch these audience favourites through to Thursday, Oct. 15th.






Vancouver Art/Book Fair Oct 17-18
Vancouver Art Gallery
A multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring over one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and artist projects.

Van Art & Book Fair Oct 16




Halloween Planning

Wednesday October 14

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
with special guest Marin Patenaude
Eli Davidovici – bass,  Mili Hong – drums, Emma Postl – voice, Thomas Hoeller – guitar,
Cary Campbell – guitar
Moondle is an alternative/pop band based in Vancouver, Canada. As the name suggests, they are stirred on by the magical worlds of Jorge Lusis Borges; worlds of made up languages, where moons “moondle over the onstreaming”, infinite libraries, labyrinths and mirrors that reflect distorted and unrecognizable things. They hope to invoke sonic and lyrical landscapes that are as imaginative and lush as Borges’ words.\\







the price we pay oct 14








Thursday October 15

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
André Lachance Trio
One of Canada’s first call sidemen, multi-instrumentalist André Lachance will be making a rare appearance as a leader. André is a gifted composer and a founding member of many seminal Vancouver jazz groups.With Steve Holy – bass and Dylan van der Schyff – drums

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen 765 Beatty St 8p.m. $15 (plus minimum)
The Poll Winners: A Tribute to Barney Kessel featuring Bill Coon, Jodi Proznick, Jesse Cahill

Friday October 16 (World Food Day)

Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews 7p.m. Donation
A right to food variety show on World Food Day
A wildly entertaining show featuring a variety of fun and cheeky performances centred on the theme of “Food Justice”.
featuring….A Pluckin’ Good Time with Arnt Artzen – holding things down with old timey trad jazz foodie songs, Theda Phoenix – beautiful voice & guitar, Lance Lim + Janice Jacinto – Right to Food song. Riel Hahn – comedy, Emcee – Tallulah Winkelman – food activist & performer,
Kevin Spenst – poetry, Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network – storytelling, presentation, local film shorts









Rogue Folk Club 3214 W10th Ave 8p.m. $24
Celebrating the music of the Beatles & the Quarrymen
Rod Davis (of the Quarrymen) plus the Aggregates…Jim Byrnes, Paul Pigat, Keith Picot & Jesse Cahill
How often do you get to meet someone who went to school with John Lennon, and was there for the birth of the biggest band of all time? Combined with sets by one of the best Rockabilly bands in the world, and a Juno award winning Blues artist all on one stage? Come and celebrate the music of The Beatles and The Quarrymen with some of Vancouver’s very best musicians! It will be a party.








Frankie’s Italian Kitchen 765 Beatty St 8p.m. $15 (plus minimum) also on October 17
Steve Kozak & His West Coast All Stars
Vancouver-born Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the western Canadian blues scene since the mid-eighties. Backed by some of Vancouver’s top musicians, Kozak has built a reputation as one of Canada’s top blues acts and the go-to guy in the city for blues.

Saturday October 17

Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Electric Miles
Ron Samworth’s fantastic group Electric Miles. But there’s a problem. Ron’s recovering from surgery. So they are doing like Miles and using a second keyboard. Hugh Fraser AND Bob Murphy on keys, Bill Clark on trumpet and oversize sunglasses, Bernie Arai drums, Kerry Galloway bass, and Bill Runge sax. Expect levitation to occur.

bill clark







west coast jazz invitational oct 17








In addition to ticketed event in poster above, there are free concerts preceding the main event.                                                                                                         Schedule here…

Sunday October 18









Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 4p.m. No cover
Victor Noriega Trio featuring Stuart MacDonald (From Seattle)
Award-winning pianist, and composer Victor Noriega is an original voice in jazz has been described as having “the sensitivity of Bill Evans, the propulsion of Horace Silver and the experimentation of Thelonious Monk”. His compositions have been characterized as “layered, complex, interesting and rhythmic.” With Stuart MacDonald – tenor sax, Eli Davidovici – Bass and Jesse Cahill – drums

Peretz Centre 6184 Ash St 2.00p.m. $5 at door
Vancouver’s premier klezmer band featuring songs from European Klezmer to Mid Eastern Sephardi and N.American Folk. Get your toes tapping.
Saul Berson, sax, clarinet, flute, Moshe Denberg – vocals, guitar, Yona- Bar-Sever – guitar. Tim Stacey – bass, Phil Belanger – drums, Myrna Rabinowitz – vocals







Vancouver Playhouse 8p.m. October 31 $30
Afro-Cuban Dimensions: A musical journey from Cuba to Canada
Music and dance spectacle presents the musical history of Cuba, focusing on the fusion of rhythms brought by the African slaves and the musical traditions of the Spanish settlers.
Featuring BC artists:
Israel Toto Berriel (voice & percussion)
Pablo Cárdenas (piano)
Peter Dowse (bass)
Miguelito Valdés (trumpet)
Danay Sinclair (voice)
Mario Allende (percussion)
Paul Bray (percussion)

Salvador Ferreras (percussion)
Ilhan Saferali (piano)
Danais Yera Guerra (dancer)

afro cubans

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