13th September 2011

Welcome to our new look!

Fall has arrived with a wealth of great entertainment sure to please. Don't miss some of these great shows.



David Braid, September 15

DAVID BRAID: PIANO Date: Thursday, Sept 15, 7:30pm

Venue: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

Celebrate SFU Woodward's one-year anniversary with one of Canada's most gifted young pianists and composers. David Braid is among a new generation of Canadian artists making his mark on international stages having performed across Western Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Brazil, the United States and Canada. Combining harmonic intricacies fundamental to his training in European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid's original music engages audiences with a quiet, thoughtful, lyrical voice that does not conform neatly to any one musical genre.

Tickets: $35 Adults | $20 Students Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.sfuwoodwards.ca or by phone: 604 873 3311



The 27th Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 8 – 18 2011

Now in its 27th year, the Vancouver Fringe Festival has become British Columbia’s largest theatre festival. Running for 11 days, showcasing 87 artists, and spanning 23 venues, the Fringe presents over 700 productions on Granville Island and around Vancouver. And with 11 site-specific theatre shows and a free outdoor stage with live music, the Fringe will be the place to be come September.


Theatrical Performances

Whiskey Bars, a Kabarett with Songs by Kurt Weil

A fast-paced fusion of reality, comedy, music, and a touch of tragedy. (http://vancouverfringe.com/event-details/?event_id=130] At Studio 1398)

Trouble in Tahiti: A One-Act Opera

A suburban opera for the 21st century.

At the Firehall Arts Center [http://www.vancouverfringe.com/event-details/?event_id=49] Click here for ticket information: (http://www.vancouverfringe.com/calendar/)



Free Musical Performances

Maria in the Shower

Their styles vary from swing, to samba, folk to gypsy.

The Wild Horse Canyon Stage at the St. Abmbroise Fringe Bar at AGRO Café September 14 at 10:30 p.m. (http://www.facebook.com/event.php? eid=175441905861373)


A Vancouver quintet that plays original jazz and hard bop.

The Wild Horse Canyon Stage at the St. Abmbroise Fringe Bar at AGRO Café September 17 at 10:30 p.m. (http://www.facebook.com/event.php? eid=163305467079433)



Pat Metheny, September 18

Experience an evening with multi Grammy winner Pat Metheny with Larry Grenadier on Bass Sunday September 18 at 7:00 PM at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham.

“What It’s All About”

The new acoustic solo guitar album from Pat Metheny features classic tunes from songwriters Paul Simon, Lennon & McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini and more. Pat describes it like this: "I wanted to record some of the music that was on my radar before I ever wrote a note of my own, or in a few cases, even before I played an instrument"!

Tickets are on sale now at the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office or charge by phone 360 734 6080 or order tickets on line at www.mountbakertheatre.com Reserved seats $50.00 & $42.00 plus applicable fee



Turning Point Ensemble, September 21 & 22

Turning Point Ensemble Reading Session with Dave Douglas Vancouver Community College.

Free to the public




Carmen Souza, September 24

Carmen Souza Cap Jazz Series September 24 @ 8:00 pm

Lisbon-born of Cape Verdean descent, vocalist and guitarist Carmen Souza is a true world music artist, seamlessly blending her Cape Verdean musical roots with African, Latin and American jazz.

$32/$29 Buy Tickets (https://tickets.capilanou.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/ tmEvent682.html) For information on Carmen Souza and all of our upcoming shows, please visit (http://www2.capilanou.ca/news-events/nscucentre.html)



Vancouver International Film Festival, September 29 - October 14

The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), September 29 to October 14, 2011, is one of the largest film festivals in North America. Nearly 150,000 film fans enjoy a dynamic roster of more than 350 films from 80 countries.

This year VIFF will screen a number of fantastic music documentaries including BENDA BILILI! a moving doc about a band made up of formerly homeless, paraplegic street musicians from Kinshasa. Plus, late musicians are honoured in a couple of candid docs, one about the life of late jazz pianist MICHEL PETRUCIANNI and one called MORENTE about one of Spain's greatest singers Enrique Morente. MAMA AFRICA features a tribute to Miriam Makeba and GIRSL IN THE BAND looks at the startling history of female jazz musicians from the 1940s to the swinging sounds of the contemporary DIVA Jazz Orechstra. ANDREW BIRD: FEVER YEAR is a much anticipated tour doc that depicts an artist pushing both his creative and physical limits and THE FAMILY JAMS is a charming doc offers an insider view to the music of "freak folk" artists Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver. Full schedule and tickets go on sale September 10 at viff.org.



Cory Weeds/Mike LeDonne Quartet, October 21 & 22

Perfectly Hank - The Music Of Hank Mobley

Mike LeDonne - b3 organ

Cory Weeds - saxophones

Oliver Gannon - guitar

Jesse Cahill - drums

"When you put a saxophone in the hands of Cory Weeds and have him performing live at a club, you're in for a jazz experience." Calvin Daniels - Yorkton This Week