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Appearing in “Red Birds” (from left): France Perras, Gerry Mackay, and Anna Hagan. (Emily Cooper Photo)

“RED BIRDS”
AT PAL STUDIO THEATRE

Tues. to Sat. November 2 - 18
Various Dates & Times
PAL Studio Teharre (581 Cardero)
Tickets and information
here or at 604.363.5734.

A bittersweet comedy about three generations of dirt-poor women whose lives are thrown into chaos when a birth mother is revealed. She is both incredibly wealthy and ready to marry a charming gold-digger. Written by Vancouver playwright Aaron Bushkowsky and directed by Scott Bellis, this world premiere production of “Red Birds” features Anna Hagan, Christina Jastrzembska, Gerry Mackay, France Perras, and Gili Roskies.

Bill Coon.

ROEDDE HOUSE JAZZ CONCERT SERIES

Second Thursdays (Nov. 8)
7 p.m.
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
$15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors
Tickets
here.

The second Thursday of each month you’ll find an afternoon of top-notch jazz in the parlour at Roedde House Museum, the elegant and historic (1893) West End former home of Vancouver’s first book-binder and his wife, Gustav and Matilda Roedde. The Thursday, November 8 will feature Bill Coon on guitar and Paul Rushka on bass.

Visit their website here for information on other concerts and events at Roedde House Museum.

The Hot Mammas and Tom Arntzen.

THE HOT MAMMAS!

Thurs. Nov.. 15
8 to 10 p.m.
The Sylvia Hotel Lounge
No cover.

The Hot Mammas are a Vancouver trio of seasoned performers who between them have a book’s worth of stage, concert, television, and recording credits.

Longtime friends Julie Brown (known during her years as a local broadcaster as Downtown Julie Brown), Mary Ella Young, and Georgina Arntzen will be accompanied by Tom Arntzen on piano in a series of performances at The Sylvia Hotel Lounge. This dynamic, contemporary jazz vocal trio love harmony, rollicking rhythms, and saucy lyrics and so will you as they sing the songs they love — tunes that go back to The Boswell Sisters of the roaring 20’s and encompassing Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, and Lady Gaga.

Dates include: Thurs. Nov. 15 (8 to 10 p.m.); and Sun. Dec. 9 (7 to 9 p.m.). 

Once A Week, Every Week …

JAZZ VESPERS

Every Sunday / 4 to 5 p.m. / St. Andrew’s Wesley Church (1022 Nelson @ Burrard) / By Donation 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 November lineup includes: Deanna Knight on the 4th; TBA on the 11th; TBA on the 18th; and the Bill Runge Quintet on the 25th.

JAZZ ON THE BAY

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday The Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford) presents an evening of live jazz in their lounge overlooking English Bay. Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8 - 10 p.m. and Sundays from 7 - 9 p.m. The lineup for November includes: The Ingrid Stitt Trio (Nov. 20); Taylor James (Nov. 21); Harris & DeBray (Nov. 22); Wanda and Harris (Nov. 25); Jacob Dryden (Nov. 27); Yvonne McSkimming (Nov. 28); and Gabriel Hasselbach (Nov. 29). And Sundays feature a Prime Rib special!