Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks.

Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks.

Every single Sunday for the past 25 years, the folks at the historic church at Burrard and Nelson have presented the finest jazz musicians in the Lower Mainland in an afternoon performance where jazz meets, and dances, with the spirit.

The Sunday, March 11 performance features Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks, followed by the Jamie Croil/ Allan Dionne quartet on March 18 and Karin Plato on March 25.

Sundays at St. Andrew's Wesley Church (1022 Nelson at Burrard) from 4 - 5 p.m. By Donation

More information here.

Peach Cobblah returns!

Shame Spiral Drag Returns To 1181

Vancouver drag artist Peach Cobblah took a little time off from her many gigs around town, including the weekly Shame Spiral Tuesday night event on Davie Street, to have a baby with partner in drag, life, and so much else Isolde N. Barron. In a parallel universe the two are known, respectively, as playwright Dave Mackenzie Deveau ("My Funny Valentine", "Elbow Room: The Musical", etc.) and director and producer Cameron Mackenzie Deveau. Call them what you may (and many do) they are a power-couple to content with!

Billed as "A Shameful Return: The Baby Weight Tour", this comeback gig promises "a bigger-than-ever Peach Cobblah returning to drown out that splash zone!", with special guest, Peach's BFF Carlotta Gurl, DJ Dom Top.

Tuesday, March 13 at the 1181 Lounge, (1181 Davie) with cocktails at 10 and showtime "after 11". Note the disclaimer "after 11". Things can get pretty shameful for a Tuesday night, and promptness was never a drag show hallmark. 

Bernard Cuffling in "Harvey".

"Harvey" @ PAL Studio Theatre

Western Gold Theatre kicks off its 25th Anniversary season with their Studio Series production of the comedy "Harvey" by Mary Chase.

The charming story of Elwood P. Dowd, played here by beloved Vancouver actor Bernard Cuffling, and his best friend, an invisible 6-foot 3-1/2- inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets, much to the chagrin of his social-climbing sister Veta, who increasingly finds his eccentric behaviour embarrassing.

In Celtic mythology, a pooka is a benign but mischievous creature who is especially fond of social outcasts. In some cultures the pooka are considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune. Sometimes confusing and often terrifying humans, the pooka is considered to be benevolent.

Playwright Chase grew up Irish Catholic in Denver and absorbed the Irish myths told to her by her mother. Her early career was as a journalist. In 1944 her play "Harvey" commenced its eventual four-and-a-half year run on Broadway and in 1945 won the Pulitzer Prize. The first film adaptation came out in 1950 starring Jimmy Stewart.

March 16 - 18 at PAL Studio Theatre. Tickets and information here.