Rae Spoon, Swing Jazz and a Chinese pop music documentary
Beat the Polar Vortex with our Wicked WAM Weekend Picks
Saturday, We Shoot, We Score: Film Score Composing workshop with Rae Spoon, Mark Bragg, Alison Corbett, Joanna Barker and Matthew J. Thompson at The LSPU Hall 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Saturday, Fresh from The Sundance Film Festival, My Prarie Home is a film about Rae Spoon’s music career as a transgender country artist. Director Chelsea McMullen will be there.The reception starts at 6 p.m. and the screening starts at 7 p.m.
Friday, Thai Temptations. Cure your winter blues with the sweet, salty, tangy, tastes of Thailand at The Anna Templeton Centre. The menu includes spring rolls, tom yum soup, cashew pork and more. 6:30 p.m. for dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets: $30.
The Downtown Music Scene this week:
Fat Cat: Darryl Cooper plays Hendrix, 10:30 p.m.
The Levee: Man The Animal, Bandits, The Suits, Steve Vincent, 10:30 p.m.
The Ship Pub: Waterfront Fire with Dodgeband and Stephen Green, 10:30 p.m.
The Trinity Pub: Steve Edwards, 11 p.m.
The Ship Pub: Big band Swing Jazz with the 18-piece Jazz East conducted by Bill Brennan playing favourites by legends like Thad Jones, Phil Nimmons and Glenn Miller. Jazz East's sensational vocalist Katie Hopkins (Kate Hopscotch) will be joining the band in performing a selection of well-loved standards. 9:30 p.m. $15 or $10 students, Tickets at the door.
Eastern Edge Gallery: Wite Rhino, Navigator Black and the Indighost, 10 p.m.
More weekend events:
Saturday, Francophone comedian Ryan Doucette performs in the theatre at L'EcoleDes Grand Vents on Ridge Road. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, The rather optimistically titled: Spring Came Dancing. Join the NSO for Sinfonia 3 with Stephen Candow (organ) at Cochrane Street United Church. 8 p.m. Tickets ($32/$27) are available at the Arts and Culture Centre box office (729-3900) and at the concert. *Please note the venue change — this concert was originally scheduled for the D.F. Cook Concert Hall.
Sunday, Come to the Ship Pub for a pint with a free award winning documentary about the hot music scene along the Silk Road in China. One of the very few documentaries to come out of Xinjiang, The Silk Road of Pop 2 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, Scottish Comedian Danny Bhoy is at the Arts and Culture Centre with a new show called Dear Epson, 7:30 p.m.