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...

Republic Gallery Presents: Carol Sawyer’s The Scholar’s Study

Sep 05 - Oct 06, 2019

Republic Gallery

Carol Sawyer’s exhibition, The Scholar’s Study, focuses on video and photographs that were taken while the artist was clearing out her parents’ residence, several years after both had passed.

Vancouver New Music Presents: Corners and Edges, A Coal Harbour Soundwalk

Sep 22 2019

North-east corner of Cardero and Georgia

Vancouver Soundwalk Collective member Jamie Dolinko leads a soundwalk around Coal Harbour, contemplating the sounds that appear and disappear around sound-sealed office buildings and apartments.

Vancouver New Music Presents: Listening All Along the Watchtower

Sep 29 2019

Outside entrance to Bloedel Conservatory

Continuing an ongoing investigation and critique of social institutions, this soundwalk will traverse a number of uses and power relations that encapsulate this microcosm of our contemporary urban landscape.

Purcell & Nyman: Music After Awhile

Oct 29 2019

Christ Church Cathedral

One of today’s great singers, Iestyn Davies, brings to life pieces from the 17th century to the 21st.

Modulus 2019

Oct 29 - Nov 03, 2019

From October 29 - November 3, 2019, the Modulus Festival returns to Vancouver.

Vancouver New Music Presents PARALLEL 02: Okkyung Lee (US) + ensemble

Nov 16 2019


New York based cellist and improviser Okkyung Lee collaborates with local electronic musicians to create a unique, site specific performance piece.

Music for the Winter Solstice 2019

Dec 11 - 13, 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


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

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.


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.