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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 November 1st, 8 pm  - 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial



Rio Samaya

Oct 21

Day of the Dead Oct 27

Day of the Dead at the Heatley

World Accordion Fest

Ceilidh Nov 9

Kongos Jan 13
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n Vancouver Accordion Events:
  • October 16, 7 pm - They Might Be Giants, Imperial Room,  319 Main, $43
  • October 16, 7-8 pm - Rio Samaya - Trout Lake Community Centre (Victoria Drive at 15th), Free
  • October 16, 8 pm - Parno Drom - Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia, New Westminster
  • October 21, 4.30-7.30 - Ana Bon-Bon's Sunday for Sinners, Princeton Pub, 1901 Powell
  • October 27, 8 pm - Lonesome Leash album release w. Me_Gang and Adam Farnsworth - Woods Studio, 7 W 2nd
  • October 27, 7 pm - Day of the Dead celebration w. Los Duendes & Sureando - The Hall, 1379 Venables, $20
  • November 1, 8-10 pm - Squeezebox Circle accordion drop-in - Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay Street
  • November 1, 8 pm - Sureando - Celebration de Dia de Muertos (Elaine Joe on accordion) - The Heatley, 696 E Hastings
  • November 2, 7 pm - World Accordion & Tango Festival presents: Jianan Tian (China), Grayson Masefield (New Zealand) and Jelena Milojevic (Canada) - St. John's Shaughnessy Church, 1490 Nanton. Info: 604-731-4966
  • Novermber 8, 8 pm - West My Friend - WISE, 1882 Adanac
  • November 9, 7.30 - Ceilidh w. The Rattlebone Band, Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Avenue, $10 - tix from Pat Morris: 604 536 9556 - email druidsgreen@gmail.com
  • November 10-16 - Trophée Mondial, Victoria BC
  • November 26, 7-8 pm - Rio Samaya - Trout Lake Community Centre (Victoria Drive at 15th), Free
  • January 13 - Kongos - The Imperial
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 Friday evening - 'International music' on accordion + guitar by our friend Rick W. - Jagerhof Alpine Restaurant, 71 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Every Sunday, 7-10 pm: Gary Comeau & Cannery Row, Ouisi Bistro, 3014 Granville
  • First Thursday of every month, 8 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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