Jeni’s Picks of the Week (short version) January 9-12, 2015

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Hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and wishing everyone the best year yet in 2015. Here are a few things going on in the next few days. Hope to resume “normal” picks next week

2nd Annual VIFF Italian Film Festival Jan 5-9

Luxuriate in the glories of Italian Cinema, past and present. Presented in association with the Italian Cultural Centre, the Italian Consulate, Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and VIFF Vancity Theatre presents a feast of comedy, drama, documentary and art film classics along with a special photo exhibition devoted to the legendary Sophia Loren.

The Cultch 1895 Venables from $19 to January 25 (excellent reviews)

All that Fall by Samuel Beckett
For more than 50 years no one has been allowed to stage this thoroughly entertaining Irish play. At last the ban has been lifted and audiences in London and New York have been treated to the double delight of seeing a radio play produced on the stage. Now Vancouver’s Blackbird Theatre has secured the rights
Friday January 9

Merge NE corner Clark & Powell (ring the bell) 10p.m. $10
Kevin Elashuk, James Meger, Lisa Cay Miller, John Paton, Bernie Arai & Jeff Younger
2 sets of improvised music, random groupings, ensemble madness

Merge Jan 9




The Belmont Bar 1006 Granville St 8p.m. No cover
Krystle Dos Santos




Saturday January 10

Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
Van Django

VDj Pat's Pub Jan 2015
Sunday January 11

St. Andrews Wesley Burrard & Nelson 4p.m. Donation
Jazz Vespers
Sharon Minemoto

Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 4-7p.m. No cover
*From Portland* Tom Wakeling/Miles Black Trio
American bassist Tom Wakeling returns to Canada to team with Vancouver’s own Miles Black. Wakeling has performed worldwide with a who’s who of jazz that includes Arturo Sandoval, Mel Torme, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Lee Konitz and Charlie Rouse. Filling out the trio will be Andrew Millar on drums

Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway Pre-Show 4p.m. Awards 5p.m. Free
Live broadcast of 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

Monday January 12

Kino Cafe 3456 Cambie St 8.30p.m. Donation
AJA Trio
Alexander Flock-guitar, Jim Hopson-trombone, Adam Jones-bass

The Lido 518 East Broadway 9p.m. No cover
Sick Boss Mondays as always with the trio… Cole Schmidt-guitar, Dan Gaucher-drums & James Meger-bass
This week Sick Boss Brass with Simon Millerd-trumpet, Neelamjit Dhillon- alto sax