Jeni’s Picks of the Week September 2-6, 2015

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Hello out there…I hope you all survived the storm and subsequent power cuts. My street seemed to be one of the few in the neighbourhood fully functional ..good karma or just good luck?!

Sadly you won’t be seeing any more posts for live music at the Central Bistro on Denman St. It closed its doors on August 25th. Will try to keep us all updated as to if it will re-open. Vancouver live venues are becoming far and few between.

Here are a few things that may brighten the inevitable end of summer as we turn the corner into September.

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.





Taiwan Fest Sep 4-7

Downtown Vancouver. Various venues, various events
TAIWANfest returns to Downtown Vancouver this Labour Day weekend with a lineup of programming including Taiwan’s top EDM band in Magic Power, famous Taiwanese street food, an indigenous fashion exhibit in The First Impressions, a lifestyle craft showcase in The Art of Seating, a film screening featuring both Canadian and Taiwanese film directors, a contemporary dance etc etc

Pacific Cinematheque 1131 Howe St Sep 2-3 $11single bill $14 double
Film Noir Festival 2015 continues
The feverish, fatalistic world of Film Noir returns to The Cinematheque for another moody, menacing, angst-filled run. Celebrating one of the American cinema’s richest and most creative periods in all its stylish, seductive, and cynical glories, showing hard-boiled classics from noir’s 1940s/1950s heyday.





Cineplex Theatres 50% discount
While there may not be anything awe-inspiring on the current screenings, starting today and running until Friday, September 4, all Cineplex theatres across Canada will be offering a 50 per cent discount on all tickets for any movie – an extension of its weekly “Tuesday Everyday” price. This includes premium ticket experiences such as 3D, IMAX, UltraAVX, DBOX and VIP Cinemas.

Wednesday September 2

Imperial 319 Main St 7p.m.doors $20 tickets at Highlife, Zulu & Red Cat)
WAA World Music Showcase
Featuring some of the best world music performers including Harry Manx, African Guitar Summit, Vahagni, Alex Cuba and Locarno

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The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Speeding West
Luca Benedetti – Guitar, Scott Smith – Pedal Steel & Guitar, Jeremy Holmes – Bass,
Nino DiPasquale – Drums

Thursday September 3
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
Paul Keeling Trio
Pianist and composer Paul Keeling leads an exciting group of long time collaborators. Expect standards and originals from his new CD.
With Tommy Babin – bass and Bernie Arai – drums

Friday September 4

Enjoy the beginning of the last long weekend of summer!

Saturday September 5

Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Rene Worst 5tet

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Cottage Bistro 4468 Main St 8p.m. $10
Kate Hammett-Vaughan & Bill Coon

Kate & Bill






Sunday September 6

St. Andrews Wesley Burrard & Nelson 4p.m. Donation
Jazz Vespers
Saul Berson 4tet
Saul Berson – alto sax, clarinet, Dave Ivaz – guitar, banjo, Paul Blaney – bass, Buff Allen – drums









Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9p.m. No cover
Lloyd Arntzen Band
One of the very first proponents of New Orleans Jazz in British Columbia, this charismatic octogenarian still approaches the clarinet with a vigour that defies logic. Joining Lloyd for this date will be grandson Arnt Arntzen on banjo and vocals and Jen Hodge on bass.
Backstage Lounge 1585 Johnston St (Granville Island) Dance lesson 7p.m. Band 8p.m. $12
Featuring some of Vancouver’s finest in the swinging little big band with a number of new charts including Jumping At The Woodside (try out your Stew routine), Up an Atom (Gene Krupa Orchestra), Flip Lid (Les Brown and His Orchestra) andThe Right Idea (Charlie Barnet Orchestra). Plus Teresa Riley on several vocal numbers.
Swing Aggregation

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Accordian Noirfest 2015: Born to Squeeze Tickets for the various events at Highlife
Various venues & various artists