Late Jeni’s Picks Week of November 13-17, 2014

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Many more noteworthy events for this week but have run out of time (and energy!).  Here is a small sampling…

November 19-22

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby 8p.m. $15-$35

Camino al Tepeyac

Choreography & performance by Salome Nieto

An adventure of myths, legends and rituals, Camino al Tepeyac takes you into a journey of transformation and into the “Realismo Magico” of Mexico. Exploring the scope and depth of her Mexican culture and bringing her curiosity over its marvelous reality and surrealism as the starting point for this work, Vancouver’s Salomé Nieto uses religious iconography, beliefs and traditions as inspiration for this work. An investigation into the themes of devotion, ritual and myth, Camino al Tepeyac is a metaphor for the convergence of two cultural and religious beliefs in one female deity that is the origin and end of all things. The Mexicas called her Tonantzin (Our Mother Coatlicue) and after the conquest her name became Virgin of Guadalupe and the Mother of the Mexican people in the Catholic faith,

November  14-16

VanCity Theatre 1181 Seymour St 

5th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival

Spans the range from web series to visual effects and animation. 17 n ew films and 4 web series.

To November 29

Firehall Arts Centre 280 E. Cordova $32-$42

Urinetown The Musical…. getting excellent reviews

Thursday November 13

Roedde House Museum  1415 Barclay St  7p.m.  $12

The Pillow Talk Trio

Featuring Emma Postl-voice, Stefan Thordarson-violin & Eli Davidovici-bass

The music is intimate and spontaneous, influenced by the small ensemble work of Jimmy Giuffre and Ornette Coleman.

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

Ihor Kukurudza Trio

Making a rare appearance, his mastery of harmonic nuance is well suited to the guitar, bass drums trio. with Andre Lachance on bass and Joe Poole on drums.

Fortune Sound Club 147 E.Pender  8.30p.m.  $20 (tickets at Zulu, Highlife etc but could be sold out!!)

SAY SOMETHIN’… Dawn Pemberton debut solo album release party

SAY SOMETHIN’ is the long awaited debut solo album from Vancouver based vocalist Dawn Pemberton and is the latest release from DoRight! Music. Join Dawn and her all-powerful band for a night of funk and soul you can’t and won’t forget!


Friday November 14

Pyatt Hall  843 Seymour St 8p.m. $30

From Montreal: Mike Rud – Notes on Montreal


Montreal jazz guitarist Mike Rud created a timeless work of art with Notes on Montréal, the 2013 album he conceived, wrote all music and lyrics for, arranged, and played guitar on. Inspired by great novels set in Montreal and his own experiences living in la belle ville, it’s a remarkable song cycle, featuring Sienna Dahlen’s expressive vocals that seamlessly segue between jazz and pop and an eight-piece ensemble including a string quartet.

Vancouver Art Gallery 8p.m. $20

FUSE: Revolution Counter Revolution

Art and culture of the past and present collide in unexpected ways on this night of performance inspired, in part, by the Forbidden City. Guest curated by internationally acclaimed video artist Paul Wong and produced by MediaLab, it will be an unforgettable night of counter revolutionaries riffing and mashing new party ideas with old traditions. Dress the part.

Saturday November 15

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

Victor Noriega 5tet

Victor Noriega-keys, Tristan Paxton-guitar, James Danderfer-clarinet, Eli Davidovici-bass,

Joe Poole-drums






Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway 8.30p.m. $20 (at Red Cat & Highlife & online)

Mary Lambert (with guest Jillette Johnson)

Seattle-based singer-songwriter and spoken word artist, on tour to support her debut full-length release “Heart On My Sleeve”

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Western Front 303 E.8th Ave 8p.m. $16

Neo Nativism versus New Music

A celebration of the 25th anniversary of Neo Nativism featuring a night of contemporary Aboriginal music co-composed by Russell Wallace and Remy Siu; Pat Ernst and Lan Tung; Michael James Park and Warren Arcand; and arrangements of traditional Aboriginal music for a large ensemble by Tony Wilson












Sunday November 16 


Tangent Cafe 2095 Commercial Drive 4p.m. No cover

Steve Smith Trio

Local bassist & composer Steve Smith has a fresh and engaging approach to modern jazz. With Chris Gestrin on keys & Joe Poole on drums

Vogue Theatre 918 Granville St 8p.m. $59.50 (could be sold out)

Joan Baez