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One-Offs & Limited Engagements …
ROEDDE HOUSE CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES
Once a month, usually the second Friday unless otherwise announced, Roedde House Museum presents a late-afternoon of fine classical music. The Dec. 9 performance will be a seasonal “Sleigh Ride” with Rita Attrot & Helen Hall, piano four hands.
JOYFUL VOICE COMMUNITY CHOIR / THE SEASON OF LOVE!
Monday & Tuesday, Dec. 10 & 11.
St Paul's Anglican Church (1130 Jervis)
Reserve Your Seat Here
The Season of Love is an uplifting and positive mix of songs celebrating the season, from popular to spiritual to classic. Please join us for an entertaining and enjoyable evening! Admission is free but you can reserve your tickets at Eventbrite.ca. Cash donations are greatly appreciated! Proceeds are shared between Joyful Voice and the Vancouver Food Bank. Learn more about the Joyful Voice Community Choir here.
ROEDDE HOUSE JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
Second Thursdays (Dec. 13)
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
$15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors
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. Thursday, Dec. 13 will feature Fran Jaré, Saul Berson, Paul Blaney Trio.
Learn more about Roedde House and its featured events here.
Once A Week, Every Week …
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 December lineup includes: Leora Cashe on the 2nd; Shannon Gaye's “Songs of Joy and Peace” on the 9th; Old Time Family Christmas on the 16th; Instrumental Christmas on the 23rd; and a New Year's Eve Salsa Band on the 30th.
JAZZ ON THE BAY
At The Sylvia Hotel
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday the Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford) presents an evening of live jazz in their lounge overlooking English Bay.
The lineup for December includes:
Tuesdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Bruce Coughlin (Dec. 4); Cuneyt Tirmandi (Dec. 11); Hooked on Jazz (Dec. 18); Eli “Elvis” Williams (Dec. 31). No entertainment Dec. 25.
Wednesdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Taylor James (Dec. 5); Harris & DeBray (Dec. 19); Vicky Sjohall (Dec. 19); Midnight Blue (Dec. 26);
Thursdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Blue Bird Day (Dec. 6); Musical Breeze (Dec. 13); Jim Foster (Dec. 20); Ilhan Saferali Quartet (Dec. 27).
Sundays (7 - 9 p.m.): Allegro Duo (Dec. 2); The Hot Mammas (Dec. 9); Bobby Bacchus (Dec. 16); Robin Spanell (Dec. 23) The Blue Velvet Duo (Dec. 29).
Monday, New Year’s Eve (9 p.m. - 1 a.m.): Ring in the New Year with Eli “Elvis” Williams.
And Sundays feature a Prime Rib special!
DRAG ON DAVIE!
Davie Street is the heart of Vancouver’s LGBT+ community and home to three (and sometimes four) thriving drag venues. You can catch a show with a revolving cast of top divas just about any night of the week. For example:
Shame Spiral every Tuesday at or near 11 p.m. at 1181 Lounge, (1181 Davie). Vancouver drag artist Peach Cobblah created “Shame Spiral” to ensure that the party never closed on Davie Street, and to provide another stage for Vancouver’s talented drag artists. In a parallel universe Peach is known as playwright Dave Mackenzie Deveau ("My Funny Valentine", "Elbow Room: The Musical", etc.). The Spiral starts 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.
The Barron Gurl Show every Wednesday to Jan. 3 at The Junction (1138 Davie). Doors at 10 & Showtime at 11:30 p.m. Cover $ 5.00
What do you get when you get the Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron and the Queen of the West End Carlotta Gurl? You get the Barron Gurl Show! Jam packed with your favourite classic to modern drag tunes and a cast of Vancouver’s finest drag artists. Music by DJ Del Stamp.
Sunday Legends every Sunday at XY Nightclub (1216 Bute). 8 to 11 p.m. 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.
Fridays & Saturdays at Rio Brazilian Steakhouse (1122 Denman). Showtime is Samba Fusion is a Vancouver based Dance Company, whose roots are based in Brazilian Samba, fused with numerous dance styles, music and rhythms. This Multicultural Dance Group performs several styles of dance fusion including: Brazilian Samba, Forro, Samba Reggae, Afro- Brazilian, Hip Hop, African, Polynesian and Burlesque.