Many more noteworthy events for this week but have run out of time (and energy!). Here is a small sampling…
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,
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.
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!
w/ DJ KUTCORNERS & DJ NIÑA MENDOZA ***LIVE ART JAM***
Friday November 14
Pyatt Hall 843 Seymour St 8p.m. $30
From Montreal: Mike Rud – Notes on Montreal
Featuring CHAD LINSLEY piano, MIKE RUD guitar, SIENNA DAHLEN voice, ADRIAN VEDADDY bass, DAVE LAING drums plus BABAYAGA STRING QUARTET
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,
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”
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)