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Squeezebox Circle: Calendar, Event, & Festivals

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First Thursday of every month - Squeezebox Circle get-together;  Spartacus Books. The next session will be May 2nd, 7.30 pm  - 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial

May 5

Stone Soup

Spillionaires May 24

Parno Drom

Polka Time!

Cotati 2019

Nuvo Zydeco
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Vancouver Accordion Events:
  • April 19, 8 pm - Rusty Creek, Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia, New Westminster
  • April 25, 8 pm - Experimental Waves - A Night of Jazz and Cumbia w. John Gonzalez and more,  Index Lounge, 1305 Powell 
  • April 26, 8 pm - The Bills, St James Hall, 3214 W 10th
  • Note new time - May 2, 7.30-9.30 pm Squeezebox Circle get-together;  Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial Drive at 18th)
  • May 4, 8 pm - Constantinople & Duo Belem, Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnson, Grandville Island, $25-30
  • May 4, 8 pm - Rusty Creek, Eclipse Lounge, Hastings Racetrack, 188 N Renfrew
  • May 5, 7.30 - Illiteratty - Notional Space, 1523 E Pender
  • May 10, 7 pm - Cover Your Friends w. The Spillionaires and many more - WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac
  • May 11, noon-5 pm - Stone Soup Festival w. Katheryn Petersen and more, Brittania Community Centre, 1661 Napier
  • May 18, 6 pm - Freak Bike Fandango - party with the Legion of Flying Monkeys, Trillium Park (Malkin & Thornton)
  • May 24, 8 pm - Rusty Creek , Junior's Pub & Grill, 1601 Commercial
  • May 24, 9.30 pm - Spillionaires EP Release Party, Lanalou's, 362 Powell, $10 
  • May 26, 7.15-8 pm - BC Polish Festival present Parno Drom  - 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
  • May 30, 8 pm - Rusty Creek, Sylvia Hotel Lounge, 1154 Gilford
  • June 9, 1 pm - Squeezebox Circle Orchestra - Park & Tilford Gardens' 50th Anniversary, 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver
  • June 15, 5-10 pm - Polka Time's Second Annual East Van Summer Polka Dance!, St Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church , 550 West 14th Avenue 
  • June 15, 8 pm - Rusty Creek, Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke St Port Moody
  • June 16, noon-5 pm - Car Free Day Main Street: look for the accordion stage at Main & 22nd
  • June 22, 3 pm - Fundraiser for the Highs and Lows choir, including the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra, Peretz Centre, Ash & 44th
  • July 18 - Montreal's Orkestar Kriminal - Lana Lou's, 362 Powell
  • July 19-21 - Vancouver Folk Music Festival - accordion-friendly acts include: The Dardanelles, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, David Hildago, Illiteratty, Kirchen, Cox and McRae, Le Vent du Nord, Oktopus, Riit, and probably others....
  • August 24, 8 pm - Calexico, Vogue Theatre, $44.50
Ongoing events
  • Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30 - Breaking Boundaries Experimental Quartet - La Mezcaleria, 68 E Cordova St
  • Every  Wednesday, 10-11pm - Accordion Noir radio show CFRO 100.5 FM or anytime at http://accordionnoir.org
  • Second Thursday of every month - Black Bear Rebel Ceilidh Band - Black Bear Pub, 1177 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.
  • Third Thursday of every month - Balkan dance party - "Balkan Shmalkan headlines a night of wedding and funeral music from Balkan and Klezmer traditions. This music is largely festive, upbeat dance music, vibrantly performed on brass, reed and percussion instruments with vocals in a variety of languages. Each month also features a set by different Balkan or Kelzmer guest band. Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to go all night." - WISE Hall & Lounge, 1882 Adanac (at Victoria).
  • Roma Swing Ensemble - Thursdays, 7-10 pm: East is East, 4413 Main Street: Saturdays (7-10pm) & Sundays, (7:30-10 pm) East is East, 3239 West Broadway
  • Every Friday, 6-8 pm - Breaking Boundaries Quartet, La Taqueria, 586 Hornby St.
  • Every Friday: 7:30 to 10:30- Alpine music accordion get together- Austria Vancouver Club, 5851 Westminster Highway, Richmond- all welcome!
  • Every second Friday evening - 'International music' on accordion + guitar by our friend Rick W. - Jagerhof Alpine Restaurant, 71 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver - Call restaurant to confirm dates - (604) 980-4316
  • Every second Saturday of the month - Nuvo Zydeco - The Cheese Inn, 4585 Dunbar, 604-620-1951
  • Every Sunday, 7-10 pm: Gary Comeau & Cannery Row, Ouisi Bistro, 3014 Granville
  • First Thursday of every month, 7.30-9.30 pm pm - Squeezebox Circle get-together;  Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial Drive at 18th)
  • First Sunday of every month, 2 pm - Victoria Accordion Club - Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street
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