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One-Offs & Limited Engagements …
A Day (And Night) of Local Music
Saturday, June 8
12 noon - 9 p.m.
Haywood Bandstand / Alexandra Park
This year’s Summer Sounds event will feature a BBQ, a beer garden, and the live music of fifteen local musicians and bands. It’s open-air, come and go as you please, bring a picnic lunch or dinner, or enjoy the BBQ on offer, and bring the whole family!
A sampling of the entertainment throughout the day and evening includes: We Are Mystic; The Quixotic Neurotics; Johnnie Fox’s Sunday Choir; Coldwater Road; Mr. G and the Grand Ensemble; and We Are Mystic. And more!
ROEDDE HOUSE CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES
Sunday, June 9
4 - 5 p.m.
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
$15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors
The Classical Concert Series brings Argentinian mezzo-soprano Fabiana Katz with her “dark, lustrous voice” back to the parlour, accompanied by pianist Anna Vavilova. Their program, Romanza y Comedia, consists of Latin songs by Gustavino, Ramirez, Villa-Lobos, and Sadoval, Romances by Tchaikovsky, and American comedy by Bernstein and Goldrich.
DON’T STOP ME NOW!
PALS Chorus Spring Concert
Saturday, June 15
1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
PAL Studio Theatre
The rockin', ageless PALS 55+ Chorus is excited to present its annual spring concert -- Don't Stop Me Now! -- with two matinee performances (1:00 pm and 3:30 pm). All tickets are $20.
The ensemble’s fun, eclectic repertoire features songs from current contemporary artists (Jason Mraz, Imagine Dragons and John Legend), classic pop numbers (Blondie, Stevie Wonder, Chicago and Queen), and a timeless 50s medley by Irving Berlin.
Their unique vocal arrangements are created by director/arranger Diane Lines who has worked with a variety of artists and musical projects in Vancouver and abroad. She spent more than a decade as the featured keyboardist and vocalist with the Dal Richards Orchestra.
JAZZ ON THE PORCH
Thursday, June 20
7 - 9 p.m.
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
Pay What You Can / No Reservations
The Roedde House Museum’s monthly jazz series moves outside for the summer, with June’s featured artists Paul Rushka (bass), Oliver Gannon (guitar), and Steve Kaldestad (sax). Concert seating on the lawn at Barclay Square.
JACK OF DIAMONDS
A Western Gold Staged Reading at PAL Studio Theatre
Friday & Saturday June 21 & 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23 @ 2 p.m.
PAL Studio Theatre
Admission $27 Tickets here.
Western Gold Theatre’s popular Studio Series of staged readings presents Jack of Diamonds, a tale of revenge as exacted by a group of bilked seniors, cleverly crafted by Marcia Kash and Douglas E. Smith!
Jack of Diamonds follows a group of four madcap residents of an upscale, luxurious, privately-owned retirement home who are under the all-seeing eye of mean Nurse Harper. Their lives are thrown into high gear when they discover that they are the victims of a Ponzi scheme, and have lost their retirement funds to Barney Effward. As they contemplate being moved out of their “home”, and into a state-run facility, the fun begins when they discover that the conman who has bilked them is suddenly transferred into their midst. A scheme is hatched to make all their money back, and then some. But first, like a band of super heroes, they have to apply every one of their special skills to get past Nurse Harper, the cops and Barney’s equally shady lawyer, Mortimer. Pandemonium ensues as they try to find a way to exact their revenge, recoup their losses, and keep the authorities from discovering their plans. It's all about diamonds! and who gets them.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
A Summer Series At Haywood Bandstand
Sundays June 23 - July 21 and August 11 & 18
1 - 3 p.m.
Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park (1755 Beach)
You’ll have seven Sunday afternoons June through August to pack a picnic lunch and head over to the bandstand at Alexandra Park to enjoy some fine live music, with an emphasis on jazz and blues, and a touch of country.
The series kicks off June 23 with country / bluegrass / western swing Murfitt & Main and continues June 30 with Silk Road Music. If you’re really planning ahead, it will be Dan Hare on July 7, The Mad Affair on July 14, Ginallna & Accordian Man on July 21, The Lucie Walker Band on August 11, and The Just Jazz Trio on August 18.
Once A Week, Every Week …
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN FRIDAYS AT THE PARK PUB
Live Music at the Best Western on Davie
Every Friday Night
8:30 p.m. to 12 midnight
The Park Pub at English Bay (1755 Davie)
There’s live entertainment every Friday night at the lively pub at the Sands Best Western’s Park Pub includes: Whiskey Incident on the June 7; Shaina Ireland on June 14; and Paul Gibbons on June 21. But they don’t call it “Anything Can Happen Friday” for nothing, so be prepared for, well, anything!
4 to 5 p.m.
Temporarily Relocated to First Baptist (969 Burrard).
Every Sunday afternoon the folks at the historic St. Andrew’s-Wesley 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 June lineup includes: Don Stewart on June 2 and David Thompson Secondary School choir on June 16. Further June performances will be listed here as they are confirmed.
JAZZ ON THE BAY
Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday the Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford) presents an evening of live jazz in their lounge overlooking English Bay. The March lineup will be posted here as soon as available.
The lineup for June includes:
Wednesdays (8 - 10 p.m.): 70s favourites with Taylor James on June 5; jazz with the Kristian Braathen Trio on June 12; neo-soul with Marla Torgerson on June 19; and alternative pop with Quickness on June 26.
Thursdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Jazz/pop trio Blue Bird Day on June 6; blues and folk with Jim Foster on June 13; swing, jazz and R&B with the Blue Velvet Duo on June 20; snd smooth jazz with the Moonglow Duo on June 27.
Sundays (7 - 9 p.m.): Jazz and blues with the Weaver Werth Band on June 2; acoustic jazz and rock with Bruce Coughlin on June 9; contemporary jazz with Allegro Duo on June 16; Wanda Nowicki and Harris Van Berkel on June 23; and jazz and Brazilian with Maria Ho and Musicalbreeze on June 30.
And Sundays feature a Prime Rib special!
Fridays & Saturdays at 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.