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...

Culture at the Centre

Mar 18 - Oct 08, 2018

Museum of Anthropology

An unprecedented new exhibition that offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in British Columbia are doing to honour and support their culture, history and language.


Apr 28 - Jul 01, 2018

Anvil Centre

Trace is an exhibition of drawing machines, our relationship with these technologies and the marks they leave.

Global Soundscapes Festival 2018

Jun 16 - 27, 2018

Waterfront Theatre w/ concerts at Annex and Surrey Arts Centre

Featuring special guest soloists from Azerbaijan, Iran, and Montreal, and a who’s who of musicians from Vancouver’s vibrant world music scene. Unique connections across borders, continents, cultures, and centuries.

Dirty Projectors

Jun 22 2018

The Vogue Theatre

Dirty Projectors synthesize adventurous R&B, orchestral flourishes, electronic experimentation and far left field avant-pop.

Leah Abramson’s Songs For a Lost Pod

Jun 23 2018

Downtown – Robson Street Stage

Exploring inter-species communication and ecological issues from the perspective of various whale species, with a “pod” of eight vocalists, a narrator, and a lush chamber pop band, this is a stunning, can’t-miss performance.

Peggy Lee’s Echo Painting

Jun 25 2018

The Ironworks

Echo Painting brings together some of Vancouver’s most active and interesting improvisers to draw multi-layered, melodically rich connections between generations of Vancouver creative musicians.

Nikki Carter, Clyde Reed, Kenton Loewen

Jul 01 2018


Among Vancouver’s finest jazz improvisers, these longtime collaborators have a musical chemistry that Exclaim! calls “sheer inventiveness.”

The PantoLand Academy

Jul 03 - 13, 2018

The Cultch

Theatre Replacement will once again be offering two five-day creative summer camps for children based on the East Van Panto. 70 local kids will be invited into this whacky and wonderful world.

Theatre Under the Stars

Jul 04 - Aug 18, 2018

Malkin Bowl

Theatre Under the Stars invites audiences to have a ball this summer with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street, at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Jul 13 - 15, 2018

Jericho Beach

An incredible weekend of music from close to home and around the globe. Icons and upstarts and more than a few surprises, stunning newcomers and long-time favourites, and amazing new sounds to discover.

An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

Aug 01 - 02, 2018

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Comedians and actors Steve Martin and Martin Short present an evening of standup comedy, film clips, musical numbers, and conversations about their lives in show business.

The Kessler Academy 2018

Aug 30 2018

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)

The Microcosmos Quartet leads the fourth annual performance of The Kessler Academy: an orchestral performance by rising young string professionals and advanced students.

An Evening with Ira Glass

Sep 22 2018

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The creator of This American Life discusses seven things he’s learned.

2018/19 13th Annual Concert Series

Begins September 25, 2018

Tickets go on sale July 12, 2018.

2018 Modulus Festival

Nov 02 - 06, 2018

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Music on Main's 2018 Modulus Festival will take place from November 2-6, 2018 at The Roundhouse and Studio 700 in Vancouver.