Jeni’s Picks of the Week September 23-28, 2014

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The rain has arrived!  But lots of events here to help lift any soggy spirits out there…

Vancouver International Film Festival Sep 25-Oct 10 
One of the largest film festivals in N.America, the 33rd annual VIFF brings some of the best films from around the globe. A true celebration of film.
http://www.viff.org/festival

Vancouver Word Festival Sep 24-28 (formerly Word on the Street)
5 days of free literary events at The Paper Hound, Banyen Books, Cottage Bistro, Christianne’s Lyceum, Historic Joy Kogawa House, SFU Harbour Centre, and Central Branch of Vancouver Public Library and at Library Square.
http://wordvancouver.ca/2014-festival/schedule/

2014 Vancouver Writers Festival Oct 21-26
Tickets now on sale! Events selling out quickly.
100 writers and over 60 events.
http://writersfest.bc.ca

Tuesday Sep 23

Princeton Pub 1901 Powell St 9p.m. No cover
End of the Line Jam with Sandy Bone and Double D

Wednesday Sep 24

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Bruno Hubert Trio
Bruno Hubert- keys, James Meger – bass, Andrew Millar – drums

Thursday Sep 25

Ten Ten Tapas 1010 Beach Ave 7p.m. No cover
LJ Mountenay with Ron Thompson                               Voice/guitar performing jazz & pop standards. http://www.ljmounteney.com/

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.00p.m. No cover
Jared Burrows Group
Guitarist Jared Burrows is an exciting improviser and an adventurous composer. Always a delight to have him at Tangent ..with Kerry Galloway – bass, Joe Poole – drums
www.jaredburrows.com

Libra Room 1608 Commercial Drive 7p.m.Donation
Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars
Swingin’ last Thursday
http://www.hotclubofmars.com

Friday Sep 26

VIFF opens…

Saturday Sep 27

Metamorfest 2014 800 East Broadway 12-6p.m. Free
Community Festival with booths, silent auction, food trucks, workshops, installations, performances and sonic playground presented by Western Front.
Artists include… Butter ’n Egg Band, Smokin’ Soul Section, Tim Sars Band, Ladybird, The Carnival Band & Red Soul Bluez.
www.metamorfest.tumblr.com

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Quator Andre Lachance
Andre Lachance-guitar, Brad Turner-rhodes, Chris Gestrin-moog, Joe Poole-drums

The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 4p.m. No cover
Saturday Afternoon Roots Rockabilly Jam
Great music jam every Saturday afternoon with rotating regular hosts Joe Rotundo, Mike Van Eyes, Jimmy Roy, Scott Smith.
This Saturday Joe Rotundo Trio hosting
http://allevents.in/vancouver/the-legendary-saturday-afternoon-roots-rockabilly-jam,-live-at-the-emerald/352735128216704

Fei & Milton Wong Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for Arts 149 W. Hastings 8.30p.m $25
Hard Rubber Orchestra plays Mahavishnu Orchestra
Back by popular demand… John Korsrud’s 18 piece powerhouse will reprise the music of the famed Mahavishnu Orchestra. In the 70’s this 5 piece unit, led by guitarist John Mc Laughlin, drew a cult following with their ground breaking fusion of jazz, Indian ragas and high volume rock ’n roll. See the Mahavishnu Orchestra re-visited and re-imagined!
www.hardrubber.com 604 683 8240
http://www.theprovince.com/touch/story.html?id=10228479

MERGE, NE Corner of Clark & Powell (ring the bell) 9.30p.m. $10
Improvising vocalist Viviane Houle ventures over from Robert’s Creek for a night of improvised madness with guitarist Jeff Younger and a number of Vancouver’s most creative musicians.  Full lineup TBA.
Viviane Houle – Voice,Jeff Younger – Guitar with Special Guests

Sunday Sep 28

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 6-9 No cover
Swamp People
An ensemble dedicated to the music of the great third-stream composer Jimmy Giuffre. With Geoff Claridge on bass clarinet, Emma Postl on Vocals and Jared Burrows on guitar.

1789 Restaurant 1789 Comox Street 7.30p.m. $10 cover + $20 minimum
Black Gardenia featuring Daphne Roubini (with Chris Davis on trumpet)
London Jazz meets Americana
www.daphneroubini.ca

Cottage Bistro 4470 Main St 8p.m. No cover
Ross Barrett’s Art Closing Party
Last day to purchase drawings by Ross. Jam session till 11p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/events/873477576025591/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Branas Mediterranean Grill 617 Stamps Landing 6.30p.m. No cover
Lolo Bianco
Lory White-vocals/melodian, Ray Ayotte-drums, Ron Thompson-guitar
“Juicy songs spanning the past 80 years”