Day & Night Festival, East End and All That Jazz and Radiant Sound

East End Blues and All That Jazz (with, from left, Chic Gibson, Candus Churchill, and Tom Pickett) resurrects this city's African-Canadian past.

Photo credit Ken Tabata.

Each week Bee Vancity aims to cover events that are inclusive, positive and fun!   With partnership with the Vancouver Observer, we picked our top three events this weekend. This week it's all about events in East Van - live bands extravaganza at the Day & Night Festival, a musical tribute to Vancouver's historic East End black community and captivating performances at Radiant Sound.  

Top Picks

Day & Night Festival

Feb 19 | 12 PM – 1 AM | Vancouver Alpine Club | $10 - $12

One dozen of the city’s finest emerging bands in a one-day showcase at the Vancouver Alpine Club. Los Furios, TV Heart Attack, City of Glass, and the Light Machines are among the bands taking part.


East End Blues and All That Jazz

Feb 18-20 | Fri –Sat 8 PM/ Sun 2 PM | Firehall Arts Centre | $15 - $20

Come and hear two of Vancouver’s finest gospel and blues singers in East End Blues and All That Jazz.  This Black History Month celebration of the life and times of the Downtown Eastside’s historic black neighbourhood is a tribute to the contributions that African-Canadians have made, and continue to make, to the cultural and social fabric of our city.



Radiant Sound

Feb 17 | 8 PM | Waldorf | $8

Radiant Sound invite you to join them at The Waldorf for an evening's collage of easy pleasures: good drink, conversation, close dancing and captivating performances. Our good friend Vanessa Richards is on the vocals so it's sure to be a magical evening of spare and luminous interpretations of mid-century and contemporary songs.


Honourable Mention

Ballet BC: Volo

Feb 17-19 | 8 PM | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | $48 - $70

Two world premieres and a Vancouver premiere of innovative, dynamic and beautiful dance. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see this collection of performances all in one evening. 

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Feb 17 | 5 PM | ING Direct Café | $5 – $10

At this monthly event a leader of the green/business/non-profit hosts an informal discussion about opportunities and innovative approaches for the business community to move towards sustainability.



Eco Fashion Week | Feb 22 - 25 | Various venues/times | $20 - $30

Naked Girls Reading – Love Stinks! Broken Hearts & Failure | Feb 24 | 8 PM | Beaumont Studios | $15-20

Hard Times Hit Parade | Feb 24 | 7-10 PM | Russian Hall | $20 adv $25 @ door


Curated by
Lorien Henson (the Queen Bee) with help from Ajay Masala Puri (the Spicy Masala Bee) and
Steve Williams (the Honey Bee).

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