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…

culture calendar

interesting things going on in the community...

Anne La Berge, flute & electronics

Feb 28, 2017

The Fox Cabaret

Based in Amsterdam, Anne's here for one-night-only to wow with groundbreaking music, installations, and audience interaction.

Gabriel Kahane, voice & piano

Mar 07, 2017

The Fox Cabaret

A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a quirky pop sensibility, who embraces music both old and new.


Mar 14, 2017

The Fox Cabaret

Dálava is a homage to traditional Moravian folk music featuring Aram Bajakian and Julia Ulehla.

Paul Lewis, piano

Mar 19, 2017

Chan Centre

One of today’s greatest musicians, pianist Paul Lewis returns to the Chan Centre and Vancouver Recital Society for a classic programme of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Weber.

Pop: Plumes Ensemble deconstructs Grimes’ Vision

Mar 21, 2017

The Fox Cabaret

Montreal’s Plumes Ensemble makes its first appearance in Vancouver, performing compositions by 13 Canadian composers.

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.

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

May 12, 2017

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

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.