Dub at the Pub with DJs High and I at Drum & Monkey (Tuesday, Sept. 2)
The Tuesday night party should be a great way to extend that long-weekend feeling. End the night with a slice from Awesome Kitchen next door.
André Wickenheiser Quintet at Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Centre (Wednesday, Sept. 3)
The Cliff Bungalow-Mission Jazz series starts off with a five-piece featuring Wickenheiser on trumpet, Carsten Rubeling on trombone, Michelle Grégoire on piano, Brendan McElroy on bass and Jon McCaslin on drums. Cover is only $15; check out the season’s full schedule at janmuldersounds.com.
The Ramblin’ Ambassadors, Cowpuncher and No River at the Ship & Anchor (Wednesday, Sept. 3)
If jazz ain’t your thing, you can drop by the Ship for a night of country and surf rock with Cowpuncher and The Ramblin’ Ambassadors. It’s a back-to-school bash with a student-friendly price: free.
Honens 2014: Hullabaloo at Heritage Park (Thursday, Sept. 4)
Climbing up the price scale, you can check out Martha Wainwright’s cabaret show featuring selections from her Edith Piaf revue (learn more about Piaf in Swerve‘s poseur’s guide from Friday’s magazine) at Honens Hullbaloo, the kick off to the inaugural Honens Festival, which runs this weekend. The tickets to the Hullbaloo are $125, but the rest of the festival features a wide range of price points including a free Sunday afternoon show in Central Memorial Park and a $30 brunch that includes tickets to hear The New Yorker‘s music critic Alex Ross and the Tsoy & Kolesnikov Duo. See the full schedule at honens.com.
The Fox on the Fairway at Stage West (Opening Thursday, Sept. 4)
Stage West brings in Cheers‘ George Wendt for a show that is a tribute to English farces of the 1930s and ’40s. The story is about love and golf. It’s Ladies Nights on Thursday, so ladies get in cheaper. Buy your tickets ($69 to $105) online. —Jon Roe