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...

Kidd Pivot

Feb 20 - 23, 2019

Vancouver Playhouse

From choreographer Crystal Pite and writer/director Jonathon Young, comes Revisor, a new dance/theatre hybrid that mixes classic farce and the forces of radical change.


Children of God

Feb 20 - Mar 10, 2019

York Theatre

Corey Payette’s musical about residential schools and the power of Indigenous cultural spirit “is must-see theatre for Canadians” (The Globe and Mail).


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.

King Arthur’s Night Album Release Party

Feb 24 2019

The Cultch

Critical success and audience hit, King Arthur’s Night launches their cast album live at The Cultch.

Canteen Concert with Claire Edwardes

Mar 28 2019

The Post at 750

Music on Main's version of a kitchen party with internationally acclaimed Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes.

Claire Edwardes, percussion

Apr 02 2019

Fox Cabaret

Claire's award-winning performances combine a theatrical energy with charismatic and original interpretations bringing to life the varied array of music she performs.

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.

Behind the Scenes with Claire Edwardes

Apr 04 2019

The Post at 750

Meet internationally acclaimed Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes and learn about her artistic process, what makes her tick, and her thoughts about the music she plays.

Shared Madness with Jennifer Koh, violin

Apr 09 2019

Fox Cabaret

Jennifer Koh explores virtuosity in the 21st century with works for solo violin from some of today’s most celebrated composers.

Tesla Quartet

Apr 16 2019

Fox Cabaret

These Julliard-trained musicians bring refinement to new and classical repertoire.

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.

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.

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.

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