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...

ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ RADIO III

Nov 24 2019

Left of Main

ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ Radio III is an indigenous futuristic concert, a beautiful and uncomfortable dance performance and a perverse triangle of shifting power that seeks to be unfaithful to both minimalism and postmodern dance’s claims to so-called “neutrality”. As we live, layer and situate form in our bodies we hurtle through past, present and possible futures. We invite you into a supportive co-existence, separate but aligned, an anthem for xenophilia, a complicit dream, a consensual prophecy.

Music for the Winter Solstice 2019

Dec 11 - 12, 2019

Heritage Hall

We light up the night for the sixth year in a row to celebrate the solstice in style with luminous music.

Little Volcano | Veda Hille with Theatre Replacement

Jan 21 - 23, 2020

ANNEX

Veda Hille combines music and storytelling in this intensely personal performance.

Electric Company Theatre presents: Anywhere But Here

Feb 04 - 15, 2020

Vancouver Playhouse

A spellbinding blend of dark comedy and magical realism, Anywhere But Here is a vibrant celebration of Latinx theatre, with music and raps by Shad, that chronicles the many paths we take to discover the truth —  the truth about who we are, and where we may be headed.

Terry Riley and Gyan Riley

Feb 18 2020

Christ Church Cathedral

Experience a legend in action as Terry Riley joins Music on Main with his son, guitarist Gyan Riley.

Invoke

Feb 25 2020

Fox Cabaret

Meet Invoke, a quartet whose joyful and adventurous music defies any need for genre classification.

Emerge on Main: Spotlight on Rising Musicians

Mar 03 2020

Fox Cabaret

Find out what drives the new generation of artists.

Annie Yim’s The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt

Mar 10 2020

Fox Cabaret

Combining pairings of musical composition and poetry in a concert of cross-art collaborations.

Double Happiness: Detour This Way

Mar 12 - 22, 2020

Left of Main

Sounding two parallel histories, this multimedia performance winds through complexities of the Chinese diaspora.

Canteen Concert: Diamanda La Berge Dramm

Mar 31 2020

The Post at 750

Learn more about who Diamanda La Berge Dramm is as a violinist at Music on Main's version of a kitchen party.

Revival Hour with CBC Music’s “In Concert”

Apr 02 2020

Studio One, CBC

In this CBC Music and Music on Main collaboration, the Revival Hour uncovers long-overlooked composers.

The Kessler Academy 2020

Aug 15 2020

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)

This intergenerational project is dedicated to keeping classical music alive in the 21st century.