Month: April 2007

Leela Gilday & Annabell Chvostek

SUNDAY JUNE 10 LEELA GILDAY & ANNABELLE CHVOSTEK The Media Club … 695 Cambie St. Doors: 7pm  Show: 8pm tix: $10 advance @ Little Sisters … 1238 Davie St. … 604 669 1753 Kokopelli’s 2052 … Commercial Dr. … 604 253 6950 […]

Chicks with Picks – Kate Reid, Yvette Narlock, e.s.l.

SUNDAY MAY 27 CHICKS WITH PICKS featuring … KATE REID YVETTE NARLOCK e.s.l. e.s.l. are (Marta Jaciubek-McKeever, Joy Mullen, Cris Derksen, Diona Davies) The Railway Club … 579 Dunsmuir St. Doors: 7pm  Show: 8pm Admission: $7/$5members

Babe Gurr & Andrea Smith

featuring …
The Railway Club … 579 Dunsmuir St.
Doors: 7pm  Show: 8pm
Admission: $10/$8members
Canada  AM said “Babe’s voice is as appealing as her name is unique”.  One of the best-selling Indie recording artists around, her music has been described as honest, rootsy and real, fitting powerful stories to thoughtful music with craftswomanlike precision. The Vancouver based singer, songwriter and guitarist has drawn comparisons to such diverse talents as Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow and Chrissie Hynde but this is one diamond who shines with her own kind of light.  Babe has opened for Amanada Marshall, J. Gaines & The Soul Attorneys, Cowboy Junkies,Colin Hay, Men At Work), Barney Bentall and the Grapes of Wrath and her fourth release “Back Alley Porch” is garnering critical acclaim. A recent 5 star review said; “A Gem – Babe’s melodies are captivating and one of “those” voices… Another Canadian winner!!  (James Williams, New Zealand).
Upon returning from gigs in Europe, this Island artist was thrilled to learn that she had just been nominated for five Vancouver Island Music Awards. Andrea is gaining international interest and recognition, not only for her songwriting but for her skillful rendering of her material in performance. In 2005 she took home first place in the Shuswap Lake International Writer’s Festival Songwriting Competition, her future looks bright indeed.
Her latest release “Sweet Embrace” features players such as Miles Black, Pat Coleman, Pat Steward, Phil Dwyer, Ken Lister, Dave Gogo, Todd Sacerty and Rick Salt. With such a stellar lineup it’s not surprising that Smith is receiving positive reviews from local, provincial and international critics alike.
Here’s what they’re saying about “Sweet Embrace”
V.I.’s Smith has a fine expressive voice, can write solid, accessible material and has surrounded herself with great players. Radio will go nuts trying to categorize her but this is good stuff. John P. McLaughlin – The Province, Tue, Feb 6th, 2007
If Nanaimo was the American South and it was summer instead of winter, you’d expect to hear music like that found on Andrea Smith’s album “Sweet Embrace” floating out of bars and clubs as you walk by. It’s comforting and intimate. From one track to another, Smith swings from primarily jazz to blues to folk and back, lending a refreshing note of variety to the album.
Melissa Fryer – Nanaimo News Bulletin, Tues, Feb 27, 2007.

Woman Shaman – feminist history talk

Sounds & Furies presents… WOMAN SHAMAN Visual Presentation and Talk  presented by Feminist Historian and Researcher Max Dashu (female) of the Suppressed Histories Archives Saturday May 12,   7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Alliance for Arts & Culture Board Room 938 Howe St,  Vancouver (btw. […]

Salsa Caliente

Host:  The Eager Beavers Softball Team (Mabel League)
Location:  Let’s Dance Studios
927 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Find a Hotel 
When:  Saturday, May 12, 8:00pm
Salsa Caliente is a fundraiser for the Eager Beavers Softball Team on Saturday May 12th at Lets Dance Studios. It is definetely an event that you don’t want to miss. It’s a great event to bring your partner to or come alone and meet a new hottie to dance with. ;-).

* Admission includes a one hour salsa lesson,

* Affordable drinks, fabulous prizes, and the best in HipHop, R&B,Crunk and Reggae mixed in with Salsa all night long. courtesy of DJ ChoCha. (flygirl tiki room, Hershe)

* Located in the heart of entertainment district on Granville street.

* All proceeds are going to the Eager Beavers Softball Team to be used for the purchase of new equipment and to help pay team fees.

* Everyone is welcome.

* Tickets for this event are limited and are available at Little Sisters.

Neil Falkner Fundraiser

Wednesday April 25, 3rd Annual Swinging Concert & Dance A fundraiser for the Neil Falkner Outward Bound Scholarship Fund Judy Lynne, who many on this list know, and her daughter Lucy Falkner invite you to an event you definitely don’t want to miss. Wednesday, April […]

Same Sex Ballroom Dance Competition

SAVE THIS DATE! Saturday November 17, 2007 It’s the QUEER DANCE CLASSIC: the 1st Western Canadian Same-Sex Dance Competitions to be held in Vancouver, hosted by NSSB!!! Spectator or dancer, you won’t want to miss this event. Excitement is building.  Gay Games and Out games […]

NSSB Dance

Saturday April 21, 8 pm to midnight
“Dance On”, A Not So Strictly Ballroom Dance Party
Let’s Dance Studio, 927 Granville St, 2nd floor
Dance to Latin Swing Ballroom & Popular music
Introductory Salsa lesson at 8:30 pm
Host/DJ/ dance instructor:  Geraldine Goyer
Cash Bar, Dance Demo, Friendly atmosphere. Singles & couples welcome
Tickets $8 – $12 sliding scale available at Little Sisters or reserve at
Everyone welcome!

Not So Strictly Ballroom is Vancouver’s only same-sex dance organization. Mark Saturday November 17 (day and evening) in your calendar to attend  Canada’s first Same-Sex Dance Competitions, hosted by NSSB, in Vancouver

Spring Fling Dance

Sister’s in Synch lesbian dragon boat team is hosting a fundraising dance Friday April 13th,  8:30 pm -12:30 at the Wise Hall. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door at Kokopelli and Little Sisters.