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One-Offs & Limited Engagements …

Keira Jang as Sophie and Joshua Lalisan as Sky in “Mama Mia!” at TUTS.

Mamma Mia!” and Disney’s ‘Newsies”

July 5 - August 17
Alternating Evenings
8 p.m. (7 p.m. Fireworks Nights)
Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park
Admission $25 to $55
here or at 604.631.2877

An evening’s stroll into Stanley Park and West Enders can find themselves taking in one of this summer’s offerings at Theatre Under The Stars.

A Vancouver tradition for 79 years, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) this season offers two popular musicals, Mamma Mia!, which tells the lighthearted tale of a mother and her daughter on a hilarious quest to discover the true identity of her father, and Newsies, the story of a ragged band of newspaper boys and street urchins who strike for fair pay and humane working conditions in 1899 New York City.

Mamma Mia! previews July 5 and runs every other night thereafter. Newsies previews July 6 and runs every other night through the season.

Bassist Jodi Proznick joins Ben Henriques on sax and Omar Amlani on drums for July’s Jazz on the Porch session.


Thursday, July 11
7 - 8:30 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 July’s featured artists Ben Henriques (sax), Omar Amlani (drums), and Jodi Proznick (bass).


Sunday, July 14
4 - 5 p.m.
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
$15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors

The Classical Concert Series presents Chromaticity: Sea and Sky, an afternoon with recording artist and Vetta Chamber Music Society artistic director Joan Blackman on violin, UBC School of Music sessional instructor Jula Nolan on saxophone, and Vancouver Turning Point Ensemble co-founder Jane Hayes on piano. All three musicians have appeared frequently with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. All impressive musicians individually, this combination should be electrifying, with music by Charles Koechlin, Srul Irving Glick, Jean Françaix, Marc Eychenne, and Vancouver’s own Eileen Padgett.

Don Hare will perform July 14 at Haywood Bandstand.

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 continues with 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 …

Shrek is coming to Second Beach July 16.


Tuesdays through August 20
Second Beach / Stanley Park
Entry from 5 p.m.  Showtime at Sunset
General Admission is Free / VIP Tickets from $23 (
click here)

Drive-in theatres are few and far between these days, but come West Enders (and others of course) can catch some flicks under the stars Tuesday nights through July and August. The Evo Summer Cinema Series returns for a 2019 season of outdoor movies in Stanley Park. The shows begin at dusk, and you’ll be watching popular films on one of the biggest screens in the lower mainland. And check out this year’s Dinner & A Movie package option with several West End restaurants.

The schedule includes: Beetlejuice (July 9); Shrek (July 16); Sleepless In Seattle (July 23; Moulin Rouge (July 30; Finding Nemo (August 6); Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (August 13); and Jurassic Park (August 20).

Live Entertainment at the Best Western on Davie

Every Friday Night
8:30 p.m. to 12 midnight
The Park Pub at English Bay (
1755 Davie)
No cover

There’s live entertainment every Friday night at the lively pub at the Sands Best Western’s Park Pub. But they don’t call it “Anything Can Happen Friday” for nothing, so be prepared for, well, anything!

Marlin Ramazzini is at Jazz Vespers July 7.

Marlin Ramazzini is at Jazz Vespers July 7.


Every Sunday
4 to 5 p.m.
Temporarily Relocated to First Baptist (969 Burrard).
By Donation

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 July lineup includes: Marlin Ramazzini on July 7; Norm Quinn on July 14; TBA on July 21; and Candus Churchill on July 28.

Catch Wanda Nowicki with Harris Van Berkel July 21 at the Sylvia.


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 July includes:

Wednesdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Swing jazz with Blue Velvet Duo on July 3; jazz crooner Bobby Bacchus on July 10; classic harmonies with The Hot Mammas on July 17; all the 70s favourites with Taylor James on July 24; and no music on July 31 ‘cause it’s fireworks night, and you wouldn’t be able to hear a thing!

Thursdays (8 - 10 p.m.): Contemporary jazz with Allegro Duo on July 4; swing and country blues with The Skillet Lickers on July 11; jazz and blues with Yvonne McSkimming on July 18; and R&B with Vicky Sjohall on July 25.

Sundays (7 - 9 p.m.): Neo-soul with Marla Torgerson on July 7; rootsy blues and jazz with the Bruce Gerrish Band on July 14; Wanda Nowicki & Harris Van Berkel on July 21; and jazz with the Nathan Barrett Trio on July 28.

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.