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.
The Chan Centre: Loscil + Rafael Anton Irisarri
Vancouver artist Scott Morgan, a.k.a Loscil, takes the stage for his first audiovisual performance since 2019. The concert also marks the live premiere of material from his 2021 album Clara and its companion Lux: Refractions. The compositions summon a sense of the infinite, swelling and swimming through luminous depths. American composer Rafael Anton Irisarri has become ubiquitous within the spheres of ambient, drone and electronic music. While Irisarri’s compositions typically field an array of modern ambient overtones threaded through oceanic symphonies with tape loops, bowed electric guitar and vast washes of overdriven sound, his recent debut album for Dais Records, Peripeteia, portray these common themes giving way to metal and classical influences that emphasizes Irisarri’s melancholic tendencies.Learn More
At the Centre of Community: An Exhibition of Indigenous Cultural Practices
Join a free exhibition and series of events in celebration of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Coast Salish and Urban Indigenous artists working in community at the Roundhouse.Learn More
Dance House: Louise Lecavalier/Fou glorieux (Montreal)
Driven by a vital impulse to dance that constantly calls her back to the stage, Louise Lecavalier—one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary dance artists—continues her exploration of dance with Stations. This fiery solo propels her lifelong dance trajectory forward; traversing the ebb and flow of movement and examining the memories that live in the body. After the dazzling duets So Blue and Battleground, she pursues this dizzying solo odyssey in search of her own truth.Learn More
Turning Point Ensemble: Angel’s Bone an opera by Du Yun
From some of Canada’s most innovative music and opera organizations comes the Canadian premiere of Angel’s Bone. This Pulitzer-prize winning opera by Du Yun and Royce Vavrek uses contemporary opera as a creative lens and collaborative tool to generate conversation and awareness around human trafficking of youth, happening in our Canadian communities.Learn More