2021-22 SPEAKEASY SESSIONS

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IT’S TIME TO GET TOGETHER AGAIN. 

Shake out those “glad rags” (evening clothes); The Roaring 2020’s are just getting started at Evergreen, and so is our 2021-22 Season of Events. This special season is Evergreen’s 25th Anniversary Season, and we couldn’t be more delighted to bring our audiences back to the theatre!

Join us for our next round of Speakeasy Sessions, featuring “swell” local performers with world class talent. From September to December 2021, we will continue to sell tables – not tickets! – for this series of speakeasy-inspired, cabaret events. Even in Phase 3, our staff will be taking serious safety precautions as we all learn to get comfortable again, and we encourage audiences and artists to read our updated Safety Information.

Because we are selling tables to our Speakeasy Sessions this fall, there will only be space available for 64 guests per show. Don’t wait to secure your seats – All tables listed below are on sale now!


 

OUR UPCOMING SPEAKEASY SESSIONS: 


 

THE COMIC STRIPPERS:
Fully Clothed!

August 06 & 07, 2021 | 7:30pm

Intimate – but not interactive – some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians take on your suggestions and create spontaneous comedy sketches right before your eyes.

In this stripped down two person version of the show, members from the cast shed their characters, keep their shirts on, and the laughs going. Designed for more intimate settings and smaller venues, this is your chance to get to know the real comedians underneath the bow ties. 

*Table for 2: $70  |  Table for 4: $125


 

DAWN PEMBERTON
& GAVIN YOUNGASH

August 21, 2021 | 3:30 + 7:30pm

Vancouver soul dynamo Dawn Pemberton is the secret weapon of funk and soul groups all over Western Canada, with a deep musical foundation rooted in tradition. Dawn spent her formative years surrounded by a family of multiinstrumentalists and developed a true love of music as a young girl.

In addition to regularly collaborating on the projects of her peers and having an educated background in jazz voice and piano, Dawn is a talented and passionate songwriter in her own right. A staple of the West Coast music scene, Dawn can be found tearing it up as a vocalist, arranger, and go-to for live performances and studio sessions.

*Table for 2: $70  |  Table for 4: $125


 

2021-22 SPEAKEASY TABLE PRICES: 


 

Regular Program | Table for 2*: $70 | Table for 4: $125

Limited Program | Table for 2*: $52 | Table for 4: $92

All-Ages Program | Table for 2*: $36 | Table for 4: $60

We will be offering tables for groups of 4, and tables for groups of 2 to each show. Tables set specifically for groups of two will have the option to purchase additional seats (max. 2) to their table. 

*Add-On up to 2 additional seats to your Table of 2!
To add additional seats to your table, please call the Box Office: 

 

604.927.6555

AND INTRODUCING… OUR NEW SWING SESSIONS! 


The Swing Sessions are a shift from our usual programming to invite our audiences to try something new + enjoy the smooth rhythms of Afro-Soul and R&B. Join us for a new series featuring emerging, BIPOC artists whose musical influences carry generations of sound with them. Re-connect with the arts this spring through the percussion of drums and guitars from the Latin American Coasts of Colombia and El Salvador. 
All Swing Session tables also go on sale December 07, 2020! 

These new Swing Sessions are the first in a new line of youth-focused programs to inspire the “Flaming Youth” of the 2020’s to get together in a safe + accessible way, where everyone is welcome and the unbelievable talent of BC’s BIPOC artists are celebrated as an integral part of our arts & culture community. Don’t wait to grab your tables – we have a feeling this exciting addition to our Spring Sessions are going to sell out fast! 


 

R&B AFRO-SOUL NIGHT: Sadé Awele & TRS  

Sadé Awele is a Nigerian-born singer who is inspired by her Yoruba and Ibo heritage, which you experience in her music, one that ranges from afro-soul to conscious alternative R&B, neo-soul and contemporary R&B. Her music is certainly in a category of its own. Described by Exclaim! Media as an artist that needs to be heard in 2020, Sadé is the afro infused R&B artist you’ve been waiting for. Having won AFAM’s female artist of the year award, she has captivated spaces with her timeless lyrics and jazzy tone. She writes and performs any genre she likes without setting any boundary, relying on her emotions and intuitions.

Opening Act: TRS is an Ethiopian-Canadian artist born and raised in Vancouver BC. She has been musical in nature her whole life, and began to explore her voice, instruments, and songwriting from a very young age. She began performing as a solo artist by playing at Fortune Sound Club in 2019, and Her style often alludes to elements of the hip hop, soul and R&B classics that came before her, including sounds from the likes of Lauryn Hill, D’angelo, Aaliyah, Timbaland, J Dilla, and Sade. With her rich tone and smooth delivery paired with expressive and raw storytelling spanning love, loss, and everything in between, her music is made to make you feel.  

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, this concert was converted to a live recording.


 

AFRO-LATIN & INDIGENOUS RHYTHMS: John González & Kin Balam

June 10, 2021 | 9:00pm

Headliner: John González is a Colombian-Canadian accordion player, hand percussion player and teacher who specializes in Cumbia & Vallenato. He started playing the accordion when he was 10 years-old; his particular style of playing is heavily influenced by his teachers, travel, and broad cultural experiences.

He is also a community organizer of cultural events, where people from different cultures enjoy the diversity of dance and music, both Indigenous and contemporary.  He performs regularly around Vancouver and the Islands with his band Breaking Boundaries. Through the accordion John expresses the sounds of sacred chants, the Colombian accordion tradition and the sounds of two native indigenous flutes (Millo and  Gaita) accompanied by a strong percussion element.

Opening Act: Kin Balam (Balam Axayacatl S. Antonio) is a  Salvadorian-Canadian of Pipil Lenca Nahua heritage, guitar player, percussionist, singer, and composer. He started playing music at the age of three, using a drum stick to follow the tempo to all the different music that his family shared to him. One of the first styles that called his attention was Cumbia music, and he also studied classical guitar, trio music, and Afro-Latin rhythms on the congas. 

His musical project, Kin Balam, or Path of the Jaguar, portrays the struggles, beauty, history and warrior spirit of his journey in music and through life. His biggest inspirations before his 20’s  were Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Silvio Rodriguez. After his 20’s, he dedicated mainly to rap before coming back to the guitar to focus on flamenco music and to the study of his native Indigenous traditions from El Salvador, which involves the creation of native instruments. 

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, this concert was converted to a live recording.

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