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...

We Come to Witness: Sonny Assu in Dialogue with Emily Carr

Dec 03 - Apr 23, 2016

Vancouver Art Gallery

Artist Sonny Assu creates digital interventions on classic paintings by Emily Carr selected from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s collection.

Artist Talk: Mark Haney and Seth

Apr 08, 2017

Richmond Art Gallery

The artists from Omnis Temporalis discuss their works and the process of working with each other to develop the multi-disciplinary exhibition and performances.

Room 2048

Apr 11 - 15, 2017

Firehall Arts Centre

Hong Kong Exile’s multi-media dance theatre piece explores the socio-political realities of the Cantonese diaspora, sourcing themes of loss, nostalgia, and desire that re-occur with selected works of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai.

Vancouver Opera Festival

Apr 28 - May 13, 2017

Various Venues

The brand-new Vancouver Opera Festival launches this spring with grand opera, new opera, cabaret, choruses, and more.

George Lewis’ Shadowgraph 5 Marathon

Apr 29, 2017

Western Front Society

The NOW Society is excited to begin celebrating their 40th year by presenting a marathon performance of Dr. George E. Lewis’ composition Shadowgraph 5.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

May 04 - 14, 2017

Various Venues

Vancouver’s annual documentary film festival, DOXA shares extraordinary perspectives from directors the world over.

Tanya Tagaq featuring The Element Choir

May 12, 2017

A fearless innovator with a visceral stage presence and dizzyingly complex music.

The Kessler Academy

Jun 03, 2017

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)

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

Vancouver Mural Festival

Jun 24 - Aug 12, 2017

Various locations in East Vancouver.

Taking you through Vancouver’s largest display of public street art, our tours follow two routes showcasing some of the beautiful murals that have transformed Mt. Pleasant and False Creek Flats. We connect you with the artists’ vision, medium and creative process, and give you behind-the-scenes accounts of the VMF story.

ISCM World New Music Days 2017

Nov 02 - 08, 2017

Various Venues

Canada welcomes the world with the International Society for Contemporary Music World New Music Days 2017.