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One-Offs & Limited Engagements …

Violinist Nancy DiNovo at Roedde House Museum Jan. 13.


Sunday, Jan. 13
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
4 p.m.
Tickets $15 adults / $12 seniors, students, & members

Roedde House presents Chaccone with violinist Nancy DiNovo. The solo concert features two monumental works for solo violin written two centuries apart - the Bach D Minor Partita from 1723 and the Bartok Solo Sonata from 1944. These two works represent the pinnacle of violin writing and musical expression from their respective style periods and are expertly interpreted by the masterful DiNovo.

Carlotta Gurl is at The Junction Jan. 3.


The Davie Street nightlife scene suffered a serious set-back in December with the closing of two popular Davie Village venues, both owned and operated by Jenn Mickey. The 1181 Lounge and XY nightclub were home to several regular drag events, providing stages for some of Vancouver’s finest drag artists. With leases expiring at the end of the year and rents soaring, like so many other West End businesses Jenn had no choice but to close the doors. Farewell to Peach Cobblah’s Tuesday night’s Shame Spiral and Sjnday Legends at XY with Jaylene Tyme, as well as weekly features like Drag Bingo and QueerProv. Here’s hoping they all find new homes soon and are back on stage in 2019.

The Barron Gurl Show has its final Wednesday on Jan. 3 at The Junction (1138 Davie). It’s what you get when the Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron, teams up with the Queen of the West End Carlotta Gurl. Your favourite classics to modern drag tunes and a guest cast of Vancouver’s finest drag artists.  Music by DJ Del Stamp.Doors at 10 & Showtime at 11:30 p.m. Cover $ 5.00.

The West End Journal will keep you posted on future events at The Junction and other venues as they emerge.

Once A Week, Every Week …

Siobhan Walsh at Jazz Vespers on January 20.


4 to 5 p.m.
Temporarily Relocated from St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church to First Baptist (969 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 January lineup includes: Maria Ho (6th); Ardeshir Poukeramati (13th); Siobhan Walsh (20th); Kristian Brachten (27th).

Taylor James at The Sylvia January 2.


Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday The Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford)
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Four nights a week the Sylvia Hotel 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. And Sundays feature a Prime Rib special!

The lineup for January includes:

The Weaver Werth Band at the Sylvia January 6.

Tuesdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Michael Holland on the 15th; Chapter 11 on the 22nd; and Bob Richard Acoustic on the 29th. No music on January 1 and 8.

Wednesdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Taylor James on the 2nd; Bobby Bacchus on the 9th; Jim Foster on the 16th; Cuneyt Tirmandi on the 23rd; and Jana Seale on the 30th.

Thursdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Blue Bird Day on the 3rd; Blue Mistral Quartet on the 10th; Full Spin on the 17th; Linda Villarreal & Friends on the 24th; and the Doe Bender Trio on the 31st.

Sundays (7 - 9 p.m.): The Weaver Werth Band on the 6th; the Bruce Gerrish Band on the 13th; Angela Verbrugge on the 20th; and Hooked on Jazz on the 27th.

And Sundays feature a Prime Rib special!

Members of QueerProv Improv comedy troupe.


7 p.m.
The Junction (1139 Davie)

With the closure on New Year’s Eve of XY on Bute Street, several gay community entertainments are having to find new digs. QueerProv Improv gang have packed their tickle trunk and moved down the street to take up residence Wednesday nights at The Junction where they will continue their antics with a cast of all-ages and representing the full arc of the LGBTQ community rainbow — lesbian, gay, and trans … and everyone else who an make or take a joke. All that and the kitchen is open to 10, plus it’s hot wings night!

Sambo Fusion Friday and Saturday evenings at the Rio Brazillian Steakhouse.


Fridays & Saturdays
Rio Brazilian Steakhouse (1122 Denman).

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.