November 28 & 29
Pyatt Hall 8p.m. $30 ***selling out fast***
THE LEGENDARY JOHNNY O’NEAL TRIO from NYC
featuring PAUL SIKIVIE bass, CHARLES GOOLD drums, JOHNNY O’NEAL voice/piano
The Cultch 1695 Venables from $19
Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
Over 80,000 people around the world have enjoyed this critically acclaimed production. Critics worldwide have heralded the production as a “lyrical tour-de-force,” commending Bob Kingdom’s electrifying performance as Dylan Thomas en route to the White Horse Tavern in Anthony Hopkins’ celebrated directorial debut. Don’t miss your chance to see the farewell tour of this legendary hit production
18th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl November 20-23
4-day visual arts, design and crafts festival. This event involves more than 20,000 people visiting artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue
Hopscotch Festival November 17-23
Vancouver’s premium whiskey, beer & spirit festival
Wednesday November 19
Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby 8p.m. $15-$35 (Also on Nov 20,21 &22)
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,
The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. Donation
Tom Wherrett – guitar, Meredith Bates – violin, Sam Davidson – clarinet
Russel Sholberg – bass, Mike Magnusson – drums
ElkHorn plays songs inspired by the guitarist/composer Tom Wherrett’s childhood growing up in Nebraska. Elements of jazz, rock, country and folk come together to make this music come alive.
Thursday November 20
Skinny Fat Jack’s 3475 Main St 9p.m. Small cover or donation
Rain or Shine Music with Khari McClelland & Juhli Conlinn
Sing along song magic!
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 8.30p.m. No cover
**From Seattle** Tony Foster Trio
With Jon Hamar – bass, Joe Poole- drums.
“One thing I appreciate about Tony Foster’s playing, is its very fresh phrasing..he kind of strikes sparks from the piano with really inspired use of time that not many players seem to come by so easily.” Katie Malloch, CBC
The Emerald Supper Club 555 Gore Avenue 9p.m. $10
New Curation Backroom Series presents WAXWING + special guests
Waxwing is a fully co-operative group formed by three veterans of the Vancouver creative music scene, Tony Wilson on guitar, Peggy Lee on cello and Jon Bentley on saxophones. Each musician has brought his/her compositional material and performs a variety of functions within the group, from soloistic to accompaniment, melodic to colouristic and/or harmonic. This trio runs the gamut on their debut release from the more spacious and reflective episodes to their driving rhythms, soaring melodies and fierce improvisations, in which they pack the punch of a large ensemble.
Friday November 21
Pyatt Hall 843 Seymour St 7.30p.m. $20 ($15 for members)
NOW Society presents Rippled Modality
Featuring New works by:
Anne La Berge (Amsterdam), Lori Freedman (Montreal) and Lisa Cay Miller with
Mind of a Snail and Orkestra Futura
Amsterdam based composer/flautist and electronics musician Anne la Berge and Montreal composer/clarinetist Lori Freedman will collaborate with Mind of a Snail, Vancouver’s shadow compost modern shadow puppetry duo and Orkestra Futura to create an event of beauty and intricacy.
Rio Theatre 1660 E.Broadway 7p.m. $12 at door
Charles Bukowski Live in Vancouver
Double bill celebrating the work of the late legendary writer Charles Bukowski. “There’s Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here” was his final spoken word performance outside the U.S. at the Viking Inn in Vancouver in 1979. Q&A to follow. At 9.30p.m. “Barfly” with Mickey Rourke & Faye Dunaway in the semi-autographical 1987 comedy written by Bukowski.
Saturday November 22
Patricia Hotel 403 E.Hastings St 3-7p.m. No cover
November’s dueling tenor theme continues with Cory Weeds and Jerrold Dubyk backed by Tilden Webb (piano) Jodi Proznick (bass) and Jesse Cahill (drums)
Astorino’s Hall 1739 Venables 8p.m. $15
Noche de Salsa Fundraiser for Umbrella Mobile Clinic
Umbrella Mobile Clinic, provides primary health care services to migrant farmworkers in the Fraser Valley. The evening will kick off with a free salsa lesson from Michael Gabriel Rosen of Mas Movement. In addition to salsa dancing, there will be a silent auction and drinks and snacks available for purchase. Dancing is optional. There will be lots of opportunities to socialize, hang out with friends and get to know the many volunteers who make this program run!
1789 Comox St 8p.m. $10 cover & $20 minimum
Soultrax with special guest Hugh Fraser
Olaf De Shield-guitar, Fran Jaré-keys,voice, A-Train-bass, Don Powrie-drums, Hugh Fraser-trombone
Edgewater Casino 8p.m. $10 at door
Blues in the City Winter Blast
with Jerry Doucette, John Lee Sanders, Shaun Verrault & Steve Kozak
Marion Scott Gallery 2423 Granville St 1-4p.m.
Edward Epp: Paintings from Liberia (MSF Fundraiser)
35 paintings by BC painter Edward Epp, all produced in the 1980s during a seven-year stay in Liberia. The gallery’s proceeds from the sale will go to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), one of several organizations working to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. An opening reception and fundraising event will be held at the gallery on Saturday, November 22, from 1 – 4 pm, with remarks at 2 pm.
Sunday November 23
Tangent Café 2095 Commercial Drive 4-7P.M.No cover
*From Edmonton* Jerrold Dubyk Trio
Western Canadian Music Award Winner Jerrold Dubyk (tenor saxophone) will be making a special appearance with his Vancouver cohorts Victor Noriega (organ) and Jesse Cahill (Drums)
1789 Comox St 7.30p.m. $10 cover & $20 minimum
Daphne Roubini on Voice & Uke, Andrew Smith on Guitar & Uke, Steve Charles on Bass and special Guest Paul Pigat on Guitar.
Pat’s Pub 403 E.Hastings St 7p.m. $15
Jill Townsend Big Band