Jeni’s Picks of the Week Sep 30-Oct 4, 2015

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It is officially fall but we seem to be enjoying a week of sunshine. Long may it last!! However, the evenings are getting darker and cooler earlier so get inside and warm up.
Vancouver International Film Festival Sep 24 – Oct 9 
One of N.America’s largest film festivals.  Program guides available at VanCity & other locations. Start planning now!
Tickets, Passes + Ticket Packs ON SALE NOW

In-Person Advance Vancity Theatre Box Office Sales SEP 12 (Noon – 7pm)





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

van writers








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.





Wednesday September 30th

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Hildegard’s Ghost
Roisin Adams  – piano, Elisa Thorn  – harp/electronics,
Russell Sholberg – bass, Justin Devries –  drums
Hildegard’s Ghost exists in the realm of the unusual, collecting and disseminating curious sounds at a moment’s notice. Each tune a story, they implore you to look into their created ethereal worlds, a marriage of electro-acoustic jazz tinged compositions and improvisations.

Tangent Cafe 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. Donation
Hot Jazz Night featuring Company B Jazz Band
Vancouver’s Company B Jazz Band is heading to China in 2 weeks to perform at the Nanjing / Jiangsu International Jazz & World Music Festival! Help to send them off.

Company B













Biltmore Cabaret 2755 Prince Edward St. 8p.m. $15
The Biltmore Over Troubled Water: Paul Simon Tribute Cabaret
In support of singitfwd
Featuring members of: Said The Whale, Hey Ocean, Mounties, Bear Mountain, Good for Grapes, Bestie, Chin Injeti, JP Maurice, Dawn Pemberton, Louise Burns, Tonye Aganaba, Willa

paul simon




Thursday October 1

The Imperial 319 Main St 5.30p.m. $60
H’Arts for the Homeless
H’Arts for the Homeless is an experience of art, circus, music, magic, storytelling and dance. The gala highlights how hope is rekindled when a safe and stable home is provided. At the same time, the night features food that endulges the pallete and entertainment for the mind and soul.









SFU Harbour Centre, Fletcher Challenge Theatre 7.00p.m. Free
Ghandi Commemorative Lecture
We live in a world in which our life is increasingly at risk from man-made violence and man-induced climate change made possible through the rapid rise of technological development since the Second World War. At this time we entered what is often called the nuclear age but in the larger picture is the market-economy-technological age. The triumph of technology and the market economy enables killing in war on a mass scale. It enables mass exploitation of the earth’s renewable and non-renewable resources from the within the earth, the land and seas and enables the mass utilization of these resources on an unprecedented scale which has harmed our world to the point at which there may be no return.







China Cloud 524 Main St 9.00p.m. $10
Colin Cowan solo bass followed by Elkhorn
Elkhorn…Music that’s inspired by the mid-west, but mashed up with all sorts of other influences.
ElkHorn is: Tom Wherrett-guitar, Meredith Bates-violin, Sam Davidson-clarinet, Russell Sholberg-bass, and Mike Magnusson-drums








Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover

Friday October 2

Shaughnessy Heights United Church 1550 W33rd Ave 8p.m. Donation
West Coast Symphony
Start of the 2015/16 season celebrates some of the greatest Classical composers of all time. We will begin with Beethoven’s heroic “Egmont” Overture, followed by our wonderful clarinetist Gene Ramsbottom performing the much-loved Mozart Clarinet Concerto. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s popular and emotional “Eroica” symphony.

West Coast Symphony








Fox Cabaret 918 Granville St 7.00p.m. $25 in advance         Alejandro Escovedo with Guests
Mexican/American roots rock and alternative country style singer/songwriter Alejandro’s family tree includes former Santana percussionist Pete Escovedo and Pete’s daughter Sheila E. He has also played with his brothers Mario and Javier. and has a string 4tet. He began performing in San Francisco in the 70’s but in the 80’s moved to Austin, Texas. In 2003 he had a near death experience after collapsing onstage in Arizona. Fellow musician admirers organized several benefits to cover his medical bills. Since then he has released several albums and appeared in the movie Veronica Mars.







Saturday October 3

Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Tony Wilson 4tet
Guitarists Tony Wilson and Bill Coon share a musical conversation with André Lachance on bass and Dylan van der Schyff on drums.

Tony W








The Hall, 1739 Venables 8p.m. $15
3rd Annual Noche de Salsa fundraiser for Umbrella Mobile Clinic, a mobile medical clinic for migrant farm workers from Mexico and Guatemala. Hosted by Angelica Hernandez opening with a salsa lesson from Michael Gabriel Rosen of Más Movement, followed by dancing, socializing to music brought to you by DJ Tagle.





Enigma Restaurant 4397 W.10th 7p.m. No cover                             Flora Scott Trio
Flora on guitar/vocals, Laurence Mollerup on bass and Nick Apivor on vibes/percussion.







libra bash








Sunday October 4

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive

Studio Records 919 Granville Dance lesson 7.15 Band 8.15p.m. $12
Swing Aggregation
The band… Tom Artnzen is back on piano and some swinging vocals and Buff Allen is back on drums. All the other regulars will be there: Derry Byrne on trumpet, Rod Murray on trombone, Dave Say on alto sax, Bill Runge on tenor and bari sax and Ron Thompson on guitar. Teresa Riley will also sit in for a few tunes.

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**As usual please check the venues before you head out to make certain there have been no scheduling changes. And, possibly more to follow as websites become updated for October.**