Jeni’s Picks of the Week Sept 9-13, 2015

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Better a bit late than never!!!
Accordian Noirfest 2015: Born to Squeeze Tickets for the various events at Highlife
Various venues & various artists





13th Annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Sep 3-13
Guest country this year … Mexico
This annual festival encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking. Included this year films from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, and more.




Vancouver International Film Festival Sep 24 – Oct 9 (tickets on sale now)
One of N.America’s largest film festivals. Program guides available at VanCity & other locations. Start planning now!






Wednesday Sep 9

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Tony Wilson – guitar, Peggy Lee – cello, Jon Bentley – sax
Waxwing is a fully co-operative group formed by three veterans of the Vancouver creative music scene—guitarist Tony Wilson, cellist Peggy Lee and saxophonist Jon Bentley. The music runs the gamut from reflective episodes to driving rhythms, soaring melodies, and fierce improvisations that pack the punch of a large ensemble.

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Thursday Sep 10

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Jeff Gammon Quartet
24 year old bassist Jeff Gammon quickly became an integral part of Vancouver’s music community after arriving from Calgary 3 years ago. Jeff has a warm and melodic approach to the instrument.
With Sara Kim – voice, David Blake – guitar and Miles Wong – Drums

closer walk with JC








Friday Sep 11

Don Pinnacle






PAL Studio Theatre 581 Cardero St 8p.m. $20 ($15 NOW members)
NOW Society Concert. New works by Ron Samworth, Tony Wilson, Jill Townsend and Lisa Cay Miller celebrate enduring spirits and beautiful souls.
NOW ensemble: JP Carter – trumpet, Mike Brown – bass clarinet, Ron Samworth – guitar,
Chad MacQuarrie – guitar, Lisa Cay Miller – piano, Paul Blaney – bass, Bernie Arai – drums
Guest Artists: Peggy Lee – cello, Tony Wilson – guitar
20% of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to the BC Cancer Society with opportunities for additional donations.

sweetbird NOW







Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St 6.30pm  $11 + various other dates/times)
Listen to Me Marlon
Marlon Brando never wrote an autobiography, but this is the closest thing to it. The most electrifying and influential American actor of the Twentieth Century, Brando was the face of the Method, a process that emphasized psychological realism and that revolutionized the way movies were performed in the 1950s and beyond. His performances on stage and in the screen version of A Streetcar Named Desire, as well as as in On the Waterfront, The Wild One, and, later The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now, are indelible.
Unbeknownst to the public, Brando – a great star who remained deliberately mysterious to the press and the world at large for his entire professional life – created a vast archive of personal audio and visual materials over the course of his lifetime, often deeply confessional and completely without vanity or evasion. Now – for the first time ever – those recordings come to life.






Saturday Sep 12

Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Nick Peck Trio
Nick on organ with Jared Burrows on guitar and Joe Poole on drums

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MERGE NE Corner of Clark & Powell (ring the bell) No cover
Fall Seasonal
A free night of entertainment with the MERGE Collective, including Crowman, Parkland, Sun Killer & more..






Sunday Sep 13

jazz vespers







St. James Community Square 3214 W.10th 2p.m. $15
Humming Bird Brigade: Sunday Afternoon Big Band & Beers
Jazz clarinetist James Danderfer presents his fun and exciting New Orleans Brass band inspired sound: THE HUMMINGBIRD BRIGADE. Now bigger and better than ever at 16 pieces!







Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway 4.30p.m. $10 advance $12 at door
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
The Prophet, by celebratedLenanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written.Produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, THE PROPHET was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences by filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), and a host of award-winning animators from around the world.









Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9p.m. Donation
David Blake and Bill Coon
Jazz guitar duets by Canadian guitar guru Bill Coon and his long time student David Blake

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