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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, a series of intimate cabaret-style events, inspired by the speakeasies of the 1920’s. These live performances feature amazing local performers with world class talent. From August to December 2021, we will continue to sell tables – not tickets! – as we all learn to get comfortable gathering again, and we encourage all 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 for 50 guests at each show. Don’t wait to secure your seats – All tables listed below are on sale now!


 

OUR 2021-22 SPEAKEASY SESSIONS: 


 

Sweet Alibi

SEPT. 26, 2021 | 3:30 & 7:30PM

Known for their soulful three-part harmonies, Western Canadian Music Award Winners Sweet Alibi, have shared their folk roots-pop infused music with listeners across North America & Europe.

Van Django

OCT. 02, 2021 | 3:30 & 7:30PM

Van Django is a Vancouver based quartet well-rooted in the smooth jazz of 1930’s Paris France, but beyond that it’s all pure blue-skying. This show is part of our new $25 for 25 Series.

Blue Moon Marquee

OCT. 16, 2021 | 3:30 & 7:30PM

A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write & perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves.

1 HOUR PHOTO

OCT. 26-30, 2021 | 7:30PM NIGHTLY

1 Hour Photo by Tetsuro Shigematsu is a moving portrait of one man’s quest to find beauty in the depths of a savage century. This special online event includes a live Q&A with the artist on zoom after each performance.

Pictures at an Exhibition

NOV. 03, 2021 | 2:30 & 7:00PM

The Bergmanns present Mussorgsky’s timeless masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition, in a brilliant transcription for two pianos by British composer Tim Seddon. 

karin plato quintet

NOV. 06, 2021 | 3:30 & 7:30PM

The Karin Plato Quintet performs an eclectic program of jazz standards, original songs, and arrangements of pop and traditional songs with some delightful surprises. This show is part of our new $25 for 25 Series.

Jöelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes

NOV. 13, 2021 | 3:30 & 7:30PM

With an impressive career, Canadian singer-songwriter-actor Joëlle Rabu is being drawn back to the stage as she joins forces with her son, award-winning pianist Nico Rhodes.

Will's Jams: Big Shiny Spoons Release party

NOV. 20, 2021 | 3:00 & 7:00PM

JUNO nominee Will Stroet performs high-energy rock and pop songs! His bilingual music in English and French inspires kids to be active, creative, caring and community-minded.

FOREV CIRCUS

NOV. 24 & 25, 2021 | 7:30PM

Join us for an evening of stunts and excitement with Forev Circus! Everything in this show, performed by husband and wife team Santé Fortunato and Alexandr Yudintsev, is based on their story of how they met and the story of their love.

God is a scottish drag queen: The Christmas Special

DEC. 04 & 05, 2021 | 7:30PM

Critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian Mike Delamont is back for a very special re-telling of the Christmas Story. This show is part of our new $25 for 25 Series.

Music for 287 Strings & 17 pedals!

DEC. 08, 2021 | 2:30 & 7:00PM

Duo harpists and sisters, Miya and Kaori Otake will join the Bergmann Duo in a programme that will feature much-loved pieces by composers such as Bach/Gounod, Saint-Saens and Franck. 

QuiRing in the new year!

December 31, 2021 | 8:00PM

Join the brilliantly talented Quiring Chamber Players, return with Reg Quiring, (viola) and Rosemary O’Connor (piano) for their 13th annual classical music celebration for New Year’s Eve at Evergreen.


 

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

Tables for our Speakeasy Sessions are pre-set in groups of 2 and groups of 4. However, most of our Tables for 2 have space for additional seats! Maximum 2 add-on seats per table.  

Call the Box Office to add extra seats to your table: 
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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