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One-Offs & Limited Engagements …

Alex Parra and Andrew Job are Those Guys, at PAL Studio Theatre May 4.


Saturday, May 4
8 p.m.
PAL Studio Theatre
Admission $15 online and $18 at the door.

Veteran comedians Those Guys (Alex Parra and Andrew Job) are at PAL Studio Theatre for a night of improv music and comedy! Arrive early (doors open at 7 p.m.), grab a drink, and enjoy the DJ stylings of Brendan Kelly, who will also be the improvised master of lights and sound!

Those Guys are a powerhouse improv duo who have been improvising for 10 years and friends for 20. Their witty social commentary is balanced with pop culture references and hilarious improvised songs, told in a long form narrative format, with an emphasis on characters.

A Murder Mystery Comedy

Tuesday, May 7 to Friday, May 10
7 p.m.
King George Secondary School
Admission Students $5 / Adults $10
Tickets available in the school foyer during lunch hours or call 604.713.8999 to reserve.

In this soap opera murder mystery by Don Zolidis, performed by drama students at King George Secondary, the long-running soap opera, The Bold and the Young, is in its last days. The producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true.

Once A Month, Every Month


Thursday, May 9
7 to 9 p.m.
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
$15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors

Jazz Series presents an evening with Dan Reynolds on piano, Steve Smith on bass, and tap dance master Andrew Nemr on, well, on his toes!


Sunday, May 19
4 - 5 p.m.
Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay)
$15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors

Classical Concert Series presents an Early Music concert Viol Works for Three: Viola da gamba music of the Renaissance and Baroque, featuring Vancouver Viols members Anne Duranceau, Colin Miles and Pat Unruh. There will be an instrument show and tell during and following the performance. Concerts with the Vancouver Viols consistently sell out well before the performance date, so get your tickets now.

The Joyful Voice Community Choir performs Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14, at St. Paul’s Church. (click image to enlarge)


Monday, May 13 & Tuesday, May 14
7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church (1130 Jervis)
Free Admission / Reservations

Joyful Voice Community Choir is an inclusive and open choir, and anyone with a love of singing is welcome to join. The choir started out in 2002 as the Roberts Community Choir, a program of the Vancouver School Board’s (VSB) Continuing Education Division, with a group of 15 people who rehearsed and sang at the Roberts Education Centre in the West End.

The choir outgrew the Roberts Education Centre and moved, first to King George Secondary School, and finally to St. Paul’s, where they have rehearsed and performed since.  In 2012 when their affiliation with the VSB ended, they changed their name to Joyful Voice Community Choir. The group now numbers around 90 singers, and grow every year as more joyful voices from the community join their ranks.

Enjoy an evening of uplifting music, from classical to pop to spiritual, to just about every genre you know and love. 

Bob Liley is with his quintet on May 19 at Jazz Vespers.

Once A Week, Every Week …


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

Every Sunday afternoon the folks from the historic St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church at Burrard and Nelson, now under renovations, present the finest jazz musicians in the Lower Mainland in an afternoon performance where jazz meets, and dances, with the spirit. The May lineup includes: Angela Verbrugge on May 5; Karin Plato on May 12; the Bob Liley Quintet on May 19; and Jen Lewin on May 26.


Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday the Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford) presents an evening of live music in their lounge overlooking English Bay.

The lineup for May includes:

Wednesdays (8 - 10 p.m.): May 1, James Taylor with 70s favourites; May 8, rootsy blues and jazz with the Bruce Gerrish Band; May 15, The New Shakletons; May 22, contemporary jazz with the Allegro Duo; and May 29, classic jazz with the James Meger Duo.

Thursdays (8 - 10 p.m.): May 2, jazz crooner Bobby Bachus; May 9, the Kristian Braathen Trio; May 16, jazz and vintage pop with Angela Verbrugge; May 23, the Two Tetes Duo; and May 30, folk rock and roots with the Rusty Creek Boys..

Sundays (7 - 9 p.m.): May 5, classic harmonies with The Hot Mammas; May 12, blues ballads with the Blue Mistral Quartet; May 19, neo-soul with Marla Torgerson; and May 26, jazz-funk and pop with Hooked on Jazz .

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.