Vancouver is filled with great culture. Explore it.

You know when you open up The Georgia Straight to find out what’s happening in Vancouver and end up feeling totally overwhelmed? Well Music on Main’s Culture Calendar is here to help! Artistic Director David Pay has carefully chosen a list of super events to experience in Vancouver. more…

Whether you’re looking for a theatrical diversion or a blockbuster art show, some new dance or a classical concerto, the Culture Calendar is a list of must-see events that you’ll be happy to experience. Check back whenever you’re looking for a hit of culture; Dave updates his picks whenever he hears of something intriguing. less…

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interesting things going on in the community...

New Media Gallery Presents: magnetic_T

Feb 22 - May 19, 2019

Anvil Centre

Four artists from four countries use magnets, magnetism and magnetic fields to create profound and fascinating works that reference migrations, attraction, resistance and power.

A Month of Tuesdays 2019

Apr 02 - 30, 2019

Fox Cabaret

Join us for five concerts, with top flight musicians, great music, and a casual yet engaging atmosphere.

Capture Photography Festival

Apr 03 - 30, 2019

Various locations

Launched in 2013, the annual not-for-profit Capture Photography Festival is Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival.

EDAM Presents: Spring Choreographic Series

Apr 10 - 20, 2019

EDAM Studio Theatre

Featuring new work by guest artists Idan Cohen and Jennifer McLeish-Lewis, and a directed improvisation by the EDAM Company.

Zee Zee Theatre Presents: Dead People’s Things

Apr 17 - May 05, 2019

Studio 16

This poignant, darkly comic tale based on true events is a reflection on the stories behind the things we collect as we go through life. The play is a heartrending haunting that examines loneliness and the strange contradiction between belongings and belonging.

Coastal Jazz Presents: Buddy Guy

Apr 22 2019

The Orpheum Theatre

Buddy Guy is one of the most electrifying artists in contemporary blues and at age 82, he shows no signs of slowing down.

Emerge on Main 2019: Spotlight on Rising Musicians

Apr 23 2019

Fox Cabaret

Witness the emergence of 3 of Vancouver’s up-and-coming classical, new, and genre-bending musicians as they step into the spotlight.

Müzewest Presents: Lukas Geniušas in recital

Apr 24 2019

Dunbar Heights Baptist Church

Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas Geniušas has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting and distinctive artists of his generation.

Müzewest Presents: Enchanted Paris – Violin and piano concert

Apr 29 2019

Tom Lee Music Vancouver

Featuring Lukas Geniušas (piano) and Aylen Pritchin (violin).

Elinor Frey, baroque cello

Apr 30 2019

Fox Cabaret

Along with the beloved C Minor Suite and the gorgeous Partita in D Minor, Elinor brings to the stage new works for baroque cello commissioned from three remarkable composers.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

May 02 - 12, 2019

Multiple venues

DOXA is Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival.

Vancouver Opera Presents: The River of Light

May 03 2019

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The River of Light is an exciting world premiere of a large scale work for chorus, soloists, and orchestra conceived and composed by Brian Current, one of Canada’s outstanding composers.

CMC BC presents Alexina Louie: 70th Birthday Celebration

Jun 03 2019

Murray Adaskin Salon

The Canadian Music Centre honours one of Canada’s most celebrated composers with an intimate concert.

Coastal Jazz Presents: Steve Maddock and the Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra play Sinatra at the Sands

Jun 25 2019

Pyatt Hall

This critically acclaimed jazz orchestra features hard swinging, delectable music and sparking arrangements by leader Jill Townsend and guitar sensation Bill Coon. Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Steve Maddock joins the ensemble as they pay tribute to the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra with the Count Basie Big Band.

Bard on the Beach Presents: All’s Well That Ends Well

Jun 26 - Aug 11, 2019

Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre

This new, bold staging of All’s Well That Ends Well is set in India during the waning days of British occupation and the cusp of Indian independence.

Coastal Jazz Presents: Gordon Grdina’s Haram

Jun 29 2019

The Imperial

Hot off his JUNO win, Gordon Grdina returns to the Coastal Jazz Fest. Haram pays homage to traditional Arabic music while mixing elements of noise, electronic soundscape, and western free improv into their explosively self-expressive sound.

The Kessler Academy 2019

Aug 24 2019

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)

An orchestral performance of rising young string professionals and advanced students led by the Microcosmos Quartet