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Thur. Sept. 6 and Mon. Sept. 10 - Sun. Sept. 16.
Club XY (1216 Bute)
Tickets and information here.
The Vancouver Fringe Festival comes to the West End with the Tomo Suro production of "Trevor and Margaret". Is it better to love or be loved? Trevor looks for the answer to love as he comes to terms with being gay and the complexity of his relationship with his father.
How well do you ever really know someone? "Trevor and Margaret" brings this struggle to the stage with life changing consequences for everyone involved. A funny, and compelling story that fits our modern lifestyle of polyamorous relationships where labels may not fit everyone's desire.
Note that the venue is 19+.
SKOOKUM MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, September 7 - Sunday, September 9
2 p.m. to midnight Friday / 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday & Sunday
Stanley Park's Brockton Point
Tickets & information here
As summer winds down, SKOOKUM Festival takes over Stanley Park's Brockton Point and environs for a three-day party featuring an eclectic mix of contemporary music, food, and art.
Alongside a music lineup of legends and new favorites, there will be live art and multimedia installations by local artists, complemented by a selection of culinary experiences – from food trucks to dishes from some of Vancouver’s most notable chefs and restaurateurs. There will also tasting areas showcasing premium BC wines, local distilleries, and craft breweries.
ROEDDE HOUSE JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
Second Thursdays (September 13)
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
The second Thursday of each month you’ll find an afternoon of top-notch jazz in the parlour at Roedde House Museum. The Thursday, September 13 evening will feature pianist John Stetch, who pushes the edges of his jazz and classical training to fuse melodies from all around the world; from Mozart to Ukrainian folk music to TV themes. He will be accompanied by Jodi Proznick on bass
4 to 5 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Wesley Church (1022 Nelson @ Burrard)
Every Sunday afternoon the folks at the historic church at Burrard and Nelson present the finest jazz musicians in the Lower Mainland in an afternoon performance where jazz meets, and dances, with the spirit.
The September lineup includes: David Sinclair and Keith Bennett on the 2nd; L.J. Mountenay on the 9th; Tony Wilson on the 16th; 45th Avenue Big Band on the 23rd; and Ben Lockwood on the 30th.
JUDY GINN WALCHUK
"CLOSE TO THE HEART"
Sunday, September 23
PAL Studio Theatre
BC Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee Judy Ginn Walchuk performs an incredible, heartfelt, and whimsical evening of jazz favourites, original songs, and stories from her almost 50 years on stage around the world. Joining Judy will be the internationally acclaimed Miles Black Quartet featuring Miles Black on piano, John Gross on tenor saxophone, Jim Walchuk on bass, and Buff Allen on drums. Very special guests at this PAL benefit concert include Marlee Walchuk!
Judy Ginn Walchuk’s phenomenal career touched off at Vancouver’s elegant Isy’s Supper Club in the 60s. After starring in the adored opening act at The Cave she broke through to her own CBC TV show with her brother Jim, “The Judy and Jim Show.” In the 70s Judy performed regularly on Merv Griffin and The Don Ho Show. Since then she has toured across North America and Europe and has recorded multiple albums up until the present day. To learn more about the amazing career of this multi-talented singer, playwright, and artist read the recent profile in The West End Journal here.
Don’t miss this chance to get “Close to the Heart” of one of Vancouver’s most passionate singing legends.
8 to 11 p.m.
XY Nightclub (1216 Bute)
If you’re not quite done weekending by Sunday, there’s always Sunday Legends, a weekly showcase of fabulous old-school glamour and celebrity impersonation.
Presiding over all this glitz and glam is celebrated drag artist Jaylene Tyme, who recreates Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, and many more, right before your dazzled eyes. Each week features a special guest artist as well as featured performer Xanax, with DJ Dom Top keeping the beat.