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Vancouver Shows and Entertainment Calendar in 2022

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Metro Vancouver has music, theatre and concerts happening all year. Here is the calendar listing of upcoming performances throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

What’s Showing in Vancouver?

Click Vancouver Festivals & Events for a listing of the best festivals and events to check out in and around Metro Vancouver, but see below for the list of concerts, sporting events, theatre offerings and special performances.

 


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August in Vancouver

 


AUGUST Performances (2022)


 

Theatre & Comedy

 

Music Festivals

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of concerts by a variety of composer at Christ Church Cathedral and other venues. (July 26 to August 6, 2022)
  • Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival – a music festival at Deer Lake in Burnaby. (August 6, 2022)
  • Ambleside Music Festival – formerly called Rock Ambleside and then the Ambleside Retro Music Festival, it’s a music festival featuring multiple bands at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park. (August 12 to 14, 2022)

 

Other Music-Specific Events

 

Other Events That Include Live Music

  • Carnaval del Sol – lots of FREE outdoor Latin music takes place in False Creek at Concord Pacific Place most years. In 2022, however, it happens at Jonathan Rogers Park on July 8 to 10.
  • Flamenco, Tango and Wine in One Night – flamenco and tango dance workshops and performances as part of the Carnaval del Sol festival.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – nightly concerts in West Vancouver. (July 29 to August 7, 2022)
  • Honda Celebration of Light – major fireworks displays and concerts at English Bay and Sunset Beach on the Saturday just before BC Day. (It normally happens on one day in August. In 2022, however, it took place on July 23, 27 and 30.)
  • Monsoon Arts Festival – a series of East Indian-themed music and arts events. (August 5–31, 2022)
  • Monstercat Compound – a free day of music, live performances, art and video games in Vancouver. (August 20, 2022)
  • Nightslide Summer Concerts – water sliding with live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark (on one or two Friday evenings). (TBD)
  • Sunset Festival – a festival featuring yoga, live music and post-SeaWheeze Half Marathon celebrations at Stanley Park (in mid-August). (TBD)
  • PNE Summer Night Concerts – Vancouver’s end-of-summer fair at the Pacific National Exhibition with nightly concerts from late August until early September.
  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival – free concerts and activities in Coquitlam.
  • Sunset Beach Pride Festival – a gay and colourful festival with live music that takes place on the same day as the Vancouver Pride Parade. (July 31, 2022)

 

Sunset Cinema in 2022

 

Movies & Films

  • FlyOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows multi-dimensional films every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada (and other places sometimes too).
  • Sunset Cinema – Vancouver Civic Theatres hosts free outdoor movies at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn which is the plaza in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (August 3, 17, 24 & 31 in 2022)
  • Cinema in the Park – evening films at John Lawson Park as part of the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver. (July 29 to August 7, 2022)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – on Tuesday evenings in July and August at Second Beach.
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Click Vancouver Summer Outdoor Movies for more venues.

 

Other

 

 


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September in Vancouver

 


SEPTEMBER Performances (2022)


 

Movies & Film

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a prestigious film festival running from September 29 to October 9 in 2022.
  • FlyOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows multi-dimensional films every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada (and other places sometimes too). The Halloween-themed HowlOver Canada show opens on September 29th.
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Theatre & Comedy Events in September

 

Music & Dance Festivals in September

Other Music-Specific Events

  • Jazz Vespers – free Jazz concerts take place at a number of churches around the Lower Mainland including ones in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.
  • Music in the Courtyard – a series of outdoor concerts at the Firehall Arts Centre, many of them on weekends (from late July to early September). (TBD)
  • Roedde House Concerts – live Jazz music takes place on a Thursday evening once a month at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End. (TBD)
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series – free outdoor concerts in different Surrey parks (on Thursday evenings in August and September). (TBD)
  • Summer Night Concerts at the PNE – evening concerts by various artists (from mid-August to early September)
  • Shipyards Festival – a free music festival and street party-style event in the Shipyards District of North Vancouver. (September 17, 2022)

 

Other Events in September

  • BC Culture Days – cultural events and performances at various venues across the Lower Mainland and other parts of the province (from late September to late October). (TBD)
  • Coho Festivala salmon-themed event that includes live music in West Vancouver. (September 11, 2022)
  • Recovery Day BC – a street party with live music in New Westminster. (September 10, 2022)
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver (from early May until late September).
  • Taiwanfest – a Taiwanese cultural festival in downtown Vancouver (on the Labour Day weekend).
  • TEDxWhistler – an online event featuring ten inspirational speakers (in mid-September, but to be determined in 2022).

 

 


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October in Vancouver

 


OCTOBER Performances (2022)


 

Movies, Film & Theatre

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a prestigious film festival (usually from late September to early October).
  • Vancouver International Improv Festival – a festival featuring theatre-sports-style performances at Granville Island (in mid-October).
  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – various productions are available to enjoy most years.
  • Vancouver Horror Show – a mini film festival featuring horror flicks from a variety of different countries (in late October).
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live comedy improv theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
  • HowlOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows a multi-dimensional film with a Halloween theme every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada.
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Opera – Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers opera shows in French (with English surtitles) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (October 20-30, 2022)

 

Music

  • Latin American Heritage Month – a number of Latin bands and dance groups perform at various venues (from mid-October to late November).
  • Roedde House Concerts – live Jazz music takes place on a Thursday evening once a month at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End. (TBD)
  • Jazz Vespers – free Jazz concerts take place at a number of churches around the Lower Mainland including ones in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.

 

Other

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a festival featuring film, music, theatre, poetry, dance and other activities in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (between October 26 and November 6 in 2022).
  • Just for Laughs Comedy – comedians performing this month include Vir Das (on October 5 & 6) and Sarah Millican (on October 28). Not Another D&D Podcast is also at the Vogue Theatre (on October 21, 2022).

 

 


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November in Vancouver

 


NOVEMBER Performances (2022)


 

Performing Arts Festivals

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring comedy, music, theatre and dance. (It normally happens from late October until late November. Its dates in 2022 are November 3 to 24.)
  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a festival featuring film, music, theatre, poetry, dance and other activities in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (between late October and early November). (TBD)

 

2022 Chutzpah Festival

 

Music Events in November

  • Jazz Vespers – free Jazz concerts take place at a number of churches around the Lower Mainland including ones in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.
  • Roedde House Concerts – live Jazz music takes place on a Thursday evening once a month at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Welshmen’s Choir – Remembrance Day concerts take place at one or two venues around November 11.

 

Film, Art & Theatre

  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – live theatre at the Granville Island Stage, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and Goldcorp Stage in Vancouver.
  • FlyOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows multi-dimensional films every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada (and other places sometimes too).
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live comedy improv theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.

 

Other Events

  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – live entertainment with a major headline band at Surrey City Hall (in late November). (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive art and historical exhibition that digitally showcases the history and artifacts from the discovery of an Egyptian king’s tomb (at the Vancouver Convention Centre throughout the month of November).

 

Beyond King Tut

 

 


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December in Vancouver

 


DECEMBER Performances (2022)


 

Movies, Film and Theatre

  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a Christmas-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place (from December 8 to January 3).
  • Nutcracker – presented by Goh Ballet, performances are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (mid to late December). (TBD)
  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – live theatre at the Granville Island Stage, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and Goldcorp Stage in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live comedy improv theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir

 

Art & Music

 

Other Events

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive art and historical exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre that digitally showcases the history and artifacts from the discovery of an Egyptian king’s tomb (from November 4th, 2022, until early 2023).
  • Holidays on the Block – a food truck festival in Burnaby. It features live music, an artisan market and a few art displays. (TBC)
  • New Year’s Eve Vancouver – free concerts and fireworks in False Creek (on December 31st, 2022). (TBC)

 

 


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January

 


JANUARY Performances (2023)


 

Theatre, Dance & Music

  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival (mid-January to early February).
  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – various live theatre performances at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre in Vancouver.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy improv theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
  • Roedde House Concerts – live Jazz music takes place on a Thursday evening once a month at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.

 

Movies, Films & Art

 

Other Events

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive art and historical exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre that digitally showcases the history and artifacts from the discovery of an Egyptian king’s tomb (from November 4th, 2022, until early 2023).

 

 


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February

 


FEBRUARY Performances (2023)


 

* February is Black History Month. Consequently, films, concerts and other events celebrating the culture and contributions of African Americans take place at various venues throughout the month.

 

Dance and Performing Arts Festivals

  • Hoobiyee – free Indigenous dance performances at the PNE Forum in celebration of the Nisga’a New Year. (TBC)
  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival (from late January to early February).
  • Talking Stick Festival – an arts festival featuring indigenous art and performances at various venues around Vancouver. (It happened in February in years prior to COVID. In 2022, however, it ran from mid-June until the beginning of July).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Anvil Centre and/or Museum of Anthropology (in late February or early March).
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other forms of comedy. (TBC)
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – a series of outdoor interactive art exhibits and live performances. (TBC)
  • Windsor Entertainment Night – a high school fundraising event in North Vancouver (likely on February 23, 2023, but to be confirmed).

 

Music, Movies & Theatre

  • Vancouver Bach Choir – the choir performs a special Valentine’s Day concert. (TBC)
  • Roedde House Concerts – live Jazz music takes place on a Thursday evening once a month at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End. (TBC)
  • Jazz Vespers – free Jazz concerts take place at a number of churches around the Lower Mainland including ones in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey. (TBC)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.
  • Vancouver Opera – A Midsummers Night’s Dream opera shows in French (with English surtitles) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (February 11-19, 2023)
  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – live theatre at the Granville Island Stage, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and Goldcorp Stage in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Improv TheatreSports – live comedy theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
  • FlyOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows multi-dimensional films every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada (and other places sometimes too).
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.

 


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March

 


MARCH Performances (2023)


 

Music, Art & Film

  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances. (It usually takes place around late March or the beginning of April.)
  • Roedde House Concerts – live music takes place at the Roedde House Museum on a Thursday evening (mid-March). (TBD)
  • Jazz in the Vine – a series of once-a-month live music events at wineries in Langley. (TBD)
  • CelticFest – festival entertainment including live music (in mid-March during the week of St. Patrick’s Day).
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers. (TBC)
  • Jazz Vespers – free Jazz concerts take place at a number of churches around the Lower Mainland including ones in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.
  • FlyOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows multi-dimensional films every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada (and other places sometimes too).
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Welshmen’s Choir – Celtic-themed concerts take place at one or two venues around St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Shen Yun – the New York-based Chinese performing arts company performs at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (TBC)

 

Dance

  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Anvil Centre and/or Museum of Anthropology. (Late February or early March).
  • Vancouver International Dance Festival – dance performances by artists from around the world from early to late March.

 

Theatre and Other Entertainment

  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – live theatre at the Granville Island Stage, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and Goldcorp Stage in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live comedy improv theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.

 

 


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April

 


APRIL Performances (2023)


 

Music & Other Entertainment

  • Cherry Jam Downtown Concert – a lunch hour concert celebrating the Cherry Blossom season at Burrard Station (early April). (TBD)
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances. (It often happens in March. In 2022, however, was in early April. 2023 details are to be confirmed.)
  • Roedde House Concerts – live music takes place at the Roedde House Museum on a Thursday evening (mid-April). (TBD)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – free concerts most afternoons at Whistler (mid to late April).
  • Party for the Planet – free live music at the Earth Day celebrations in Surrey (on one day in mid to April).
  • Vancouver Opera – the Flying Dutchman opera shows (in German with English surtitles) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (April 29 to May 7, 2023)
  • Jazz Vespers – free Jazz concerts take place at a number of churches around the Lower Mainland including ones in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.
  • 4/20 Vancouver – a dope-themed event that includes live music at Sunset Beach on April 20.

 

Movies & Theatre

  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – live theatre at the Granville Island Stage, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and Goldcorp Stage in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live comedy improv theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
  • FlyOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows multi-dimensional films every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada (and other places sometimes too).
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Other

  • TED – the annual world TED Conference takes place live in Vancouver for those that can afford it, and for free or cheap at venues via live streaming at various venues around town. (Likely on April 17 to 21, 2023, but to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a series of events that includes wine tasting opportunities, seminars and dinners. (It usually takes place in February, but in April in 2023.)

 

 


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May

 


MAY Performances (2023)


 

Music

  • Chor Leoni in Concert – the men’s choir performs at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (TBC)
  • Roedde House Concerts – live Jazz music takes place on a Thursday evening once a month at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End. (TBD)
  • Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair – the annual event features both large and small concerts during a weekend in late May. (May 19 to 22, 2023)
  • Jazz in the Vine – a series of once-a-month live music events at wineries in Langley. (TBD)
  • Rogue Folk Series – live Folk, Roots & Celtic music on various days of the week (usually, but not always) at St. James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue. (TBD)
  • Jazz Vespers – free Jazz concerts take place at a number of churches around the Lower Mainland including ones in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver. (Likely not happening in 2023, but with details to be confirmed.)
  • Whistler Go Fest – a “Great Outdoor Festival” featuring a number of free concerts. (TBC)

 

Movies & Films

  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival in Vancouver (from early to mid-May).
  • FlyOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows multi-dimensional films every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada (and other places sometimes too).
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Theatre & Other

  • BC Polish Festival – an cultural event featuring fee music and dance performances in Port Coquitlam. (In late May.)
  • Vancouver Opera – the Flying Dutchman shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (from April 29 to May 7, 2023.)
  • Jurassic Quest – a touring dinosaur exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre and Tradex Centre in Abbotsford. (TBC)
  • Art Vancouver – and international art fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre (in early May).
  • TJ Fest – a free community festival with live entertainment at the Tian Jin Temple in Burnaby (in mid-May).
  • West of Main Art Walk – an art exhibition and open-house tour of artist studios around the City of Vancouver (with 2023 dates to be confirmed).
  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – live theatre at the Granville Island Stage, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and Goldcorp Stage in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live comedy improv theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
  • Royal Canadian Family Circus – performances under the Big Top at a couple of different venues (with 2023 dates to be confirmed).
  • Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus company is at Concord Pacific Place. (TBC)

 

 


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June in Vancouver

 


JUNE Performances (2023)


 

Music

  • 5X (City of Bhangra) Festival – a series of events featuring live South Asian music.
  • Jazz at Roedde House – “Summer Jazz on the Porch” takes place at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End with admission by donation (on a Thursday evening in June). (TBD)
  • Community Day in Langley – an event that features free live music along with food trucks and family-friendly activities in Langley.
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a cultural event featuring Greek food and live entertainment outside the St. Nicholas & Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church in Surrey in the first half of June.
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a major music festival with both free and ticketed events. (From late June until the first weekend in July.)
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver. (Likely not happening in 2023.)
  • Red Truck Concert Series – performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver (in mid-June).
  • Rogue Folk Series – live Folk, Roots & Celtic music on various days of the week (usually, but not always) at St. James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue. (TBD)
  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day Canada Day-related festival in Port Moody on the Canada Day weekend. (June 29 to July 2 in 2023.)
  • Jazz Vespers – free Jazz concerts take place at a number of churches around the Lower Mainland including ones in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey. (TBD)
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – a different band or musician performs every night at the popular venue in Gastown.

 

Movies, Theatre & Other

  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean Theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Arts Club Theatre Productions – live theatre at a couple of different venues in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live comedy improv theatre on various nights of the week at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
  • FlyOver Canada – the theatre at Canada Place shows multi-dimensional films every day throughout the day where you get to fly across Canada (and other places sometimes too).
  • Movies in Vancouver – movies show at dozens of cinemas throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Surrey Car Free Day – a car free day event that includes live music and other entertainment (with 2023 details to be confirmed).
  • Talking Stick Festival – an arts festival featuring indigenous art and performances at various venues around Vancouver (with 2023 details to be confirmed).
  • Pitt Meadows Day – a community event that includes a parade, live music and fireworks (in early June).

 

 

July in Vancouver

 


JULY Performances (2023)


 

Comedy and Theatre

 

Music Festivals

 

Other Music-Specific Events

 

Other Events (Including ones with Live Music)

 

Movies & Films