Joy of Jazz is a three-concert series taking place at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue). The first concert, titled Heart & Soul, takes place November 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Heart & Soul features Vancouver duo Jillian Lebeck and Adam Thomas sharing a double bill with vocalist Karin Plato. The first set will include vocal duets with Lebeck and Thomas. In the second set, Plato will be joined by Lebeck and Thomas in her band, with clarinetist James Danderfer as special guest.

Live Nation has announced that Canadian folk-rock duo Whitehorse will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in support of its upcoming studio album Leave No Bridge Unburned.

Consisting of husband and wife Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, Whitehorse builds its live shows on skilled guitar work and vocal chemistry, along with complex layers of percussion, keyboard, and telephone-receiver amplification, tangled with the help of looping pedals.

Tickets for the show are priced at $27.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale Friday, November 21, at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website.

The 18th annual Eastside Culture Crawl takes place Thursday to Sunday (November 20 to 23) at various arts and culture venues bordered by Main Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive, and the waterfront. Events run between 5 and 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Eastside Culture Crawl showcases painters, jewelers, sculptors, potters, photographers, glassblowers, furniture designers, and more on Vancouver’s eastside. This year’s Crawl will see over 375 artists displaying and showcasing their art and art-making process in 70 buildings.

The 30th annual Cherie Smith JCCGV Jewish Book Festival takes place at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (950 West 41st Avenue) from November 22 to 27.

The festival features an exciting roster of writers from across Canada, the U.S., and Israel and includes readings, meet-the-author opportunities, panel discussions, book club event, writing and self-publishing workshops, film screenings, a foodie event, and two onsite bookstores.

Vancouver New Music presents Rushes Ensemble in a performance of Michael Gordon’s Rushes at the Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street) on Saturday (November 22) at 8 p.m.

Rushes is a 60-minute piece that features the undulating harmonies of seven bassoons. Gordon shifts polyrhythmic material through timbre and dynamics while weaving melodic lines into waves of rhythmic texture.

Chor Leoni Men’s Choir presents All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street) from December 19 to 21. Performances start at 8 p.m. on all three nights, plus matinee shows at 3 p.m. on December 20 and 21.

Chor Leoni marks the 100th anniversary of All is Calm, a fully staged a cappella musical written and directed by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach.

The musical recalls the remarkable and spontaneous World War I truce when allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together.

Portland’s Wonderheads presents Loon at the Cultch (1895 Venables Street) from November 18 to 23.

Loon tells the peculiar love story between a man and the moon. The team behind Grim & Fischer returns with a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back! In their signature full-face mask style, the Wonderheads step into the life of a terribly lonely man to ask the question: can a man truly love the moon?

Tickets to Loon can be purchased online in advance.

The 11th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival takes place January 20 to February 8, 2015 at various venues across Vancouver.

The festival presents groundbreaking work in theatre, dance, music, and various forms of multimedia and hybrid performance. This year’s festival includes works by artists from across Canada, as well as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and the U.S.

Touchstone Theatre opens its 2014-15 season with Late Company, a play about bullying and teen suicide by Jordan Tannahill. Late Company will be presented at the Vancity Culture Lab at the Cultch (1895 Venables Street) from November 20 to 30.

Late Company is loosely based on a true story about a Tory politician who killed himself after being extensively bullied. The paly imagines what a restorative justice dinner held a year later might have looked like between the parents of a dead gay son, his chief tormentor, and that boy’s parents.

Live Nation has announced that Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow will play a solo show at the Vogue Theatre on Thursday, February 26, 2014, in support of his second studio album, Post Tropical.

McMorrow release his acclaimed debut album, Early in the Morning, in 2010.

“I’m so proud of that album, but I never longed to be a guy with a guitar. You play these songs live as best you can, and suddenly you’re a folk musician. But the texture of this [new] record is completely different. This is the kind of stuff I actually listen to,” he says of Post Tropical. "I wanted to give this record the feel and movement of the hip-hop records that I love.”

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