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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 July 4th, 7.30 pm  - 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial

Accordion Month

Squeezebox Circle Orchestra June 22

Sunday for Sinners

Book launch

LFM Heatley

Enderby Accordion Fest

Rocket from Russia

Festival Judio

Cotati 2019

Nuvo Zydeco
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Vancouver Accordion Events
  • June 22, 3 pm - Fundraiser for the Highs and Lows choir, including the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra,VESTA Office (enter in the back from the laneway), 2915 Commercial
  • June 23, 4.30-7.30 pm - Ana Bon-Bon's Sundays for Sinners, Princeton Pub, 1901 Powell
  • June 28, 7-9 pm - Bruce Trigg's Accordion Revolution book launch: Vancouver Coop Radio, 370 Columbia Street, Vancouver
  • June 29, 9-11.30 am - Teapot in the Tuba, West End Farmer's Market
  • July 3 - Jack Garton & Demon Squadron - WISE Lounge
  • July 4, 7.30-9.30 - Squeezebox Circle monthly get-together - Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay (near Commercial & 18th)
  • July 6, 8-11.30 pm - Zlatna Mountain and Blisk, produced by Caravan Rhythms at the Polish Friendship Centre, 4015 Fraser
  • July 6, 9 pm - Legion of Flying Monkeys - The Heatley, 696 E Hastings
  • July 8-11 - Enderby Accordion Fest - Riverside RV Park, Enderby
  • July 13, 9-11.30 am - Teapot in the Tuba, Trout Lake Farmer's Market
  • July 15, 7 pm - Montreal's Orkestar Kriminal, High Life Records, 1317 Commercial Drive - free!
  • July 18 - Montreal's Orkestar Kriminal & Vancouver's Balkan Shmalkan - 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....
  • July 20, 8 pm - Balkan Shmalkan opens Rocket from Russia Festival, WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac
  • July 27 - Teapot in the Tuba, West End Farmer's Market
  • July 28 - Teapot in the Tuba, Richmond Maritime Festival
  • August 2-9 - Festival Judio celebration of Latin American Jewish culture - Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash
  • August 5, 7.30pm - Nuvo Zydeco, Princeton Pub, 1901 Powell
  • Aug 9-11th - Balkan Shmalkan, Honk BC Festival
  • Aug 11, 2:30-5pm - Artful Sundays presents Teapot in the Tuba, Napier Greenway
  • Aug 24, 9am-11:30am - Teapot in the Tuba, Trout Lake Farmer's Market
  • Aug 24, 8-11:30 pm - Balkan Shmalkan and Melez Band, Details TBA
  • August 24, 8 pm - Calexico, Vogue Theatre, $44.50
  • Aug 30-Sept 1 - Quadrapalooza, Balkan Shmalkan, Quadra Island
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
  • First Thursday of every month, 7.30-9.30 - Squeezebox Circle monthly get-together - Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay (near Commercial & 18th)
  • 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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