Our Recommendations

Indulge your appetite for arts and culture.

With so many exciting arts and culture events happening you can feel overwhelmed. The Music on Main Team is here to help! We’ve carefully chosen a list of wonderful digital and live events to discover and experience. Whether you’re looking for a theatrical diversion or a blockbuster art show, some new dance or a classical concerto, our recommendations is a list of must-see events whenever you’re looking for a hit of culture. Make sure to check back often, as we are always scouting fun events that we think you’ll love!

Our Recommendations are must-see events, some from our Vancouver home base and a few from across the globe that we think you’ll enjoy. We’re your trusted source that you’ll want to come back to every time you’re looking for something new and exciting to discover. If you’re looking for only Music on Main events check here.

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The Cultch: Sea Sick

Sea Sick is a critically acclaimed production about climate change, and the state of the global ocean, which has toured Canada and the world. Experience this powerful story in which Alanna Mitchell uses science and delicate wit to tell us about her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovered there, and her hope for the future.

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Vancouver Symphony: Prokofiev & Grieg – Musically Speaking

A first visit from Russian-born Anna Rakitina (Dudamel Fellow at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Assistant Conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra) and a return visit by a brilliant new artist on the Canadian scene. Blake Pouliot brings passion and presence to Prokofiev’s remarkably original Violin Concerto No. 2.

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Ballet BC – Reveal + Tell

Enter into an evening full of electrifying movement, featuring three internationally renowned dancemakers. Experience the Canadian premiere of virtuosic creator Marco Goecke’s intense exploration of love, Woke Up Blind. Artistic Director Medhi Walerski will also create a new world premiere. The evening will conclude with The Statement, a striking and theatrical masterpiece from Crystal Pite

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The Cultch: Bow’t Trail Retrospek

BOW’T TRAIL RETROSPEK is a conversation between the present and the past, voiced through the channelling body of Rhodnie Désir, where more than 130 testimonies collected on 7 lands of the Americas still reside. The choreographer, driven by a desire and a need to transcend her origins, has immersed herself in the African cultures and rhythms of peoples deported to the Americas. On stage and accompanied by two maestro musicians, Rhodnie Désir is supported by these majestic rhythms, while her body is mysteriously enveloped by video projections and memories connecting the audience to the universe of her travels.

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DanceHouse: Kidd Pivot (Vancouver) – Revisor

Back by popular demand comes Revisor, a twinned hybrid of dance and theatre fuelled by the classic tropes of political satire. Choreographer Crystal Pite and writer/director Jonathon Young, the creators of the internationally acclaimed Betroffenheit, take inspiration from Nikolai Gogol’s scabrous pantomime of power and politics. Revisor pulls apart the very foundations of the creative impulse, itself a form of obsessive control. As the architecture of farce falls away, what emerges is the raw truth of the body.

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The Cultch: Himmat

A narrative in Punjabi and English, Himmat delves into the world of a father and daughter born generations and miles apart. It is a gut-wrenchingly honest depiction of a working-class family’s struggle with addiction and labour. Told through flashbacks and set in Surrey Memorial Hospital, Himmat takes audiences on a journey exploring the complexities of family history and immigration. As secrets are revealed, Banth and Ajit unpack their memories, discovering how family dynamics and relationships change over time.

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