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Vancouver Shows and Entertainment 2019 Calendar

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

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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.

 


 

September in Vancouver

SEPTEMBER Performances (2019)

Film

Theatre

Music

  • Skookum Festival – a festival about music, food and art in Stanley Park (early September). (Next taking place in 2020, so not in 2019.)
  • Summer Night Concerts at the PNE – evening concerts by various famous artists from late August to early September.
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver (May 3 to September 27, 2019).
  • Roedde House Concerts – live music takes place twice a month at the Roedde House Museum. Jazz happens on a Thursday evening and a classical concert is on a Sunday afternoon. (September 12 & 15, 2019).
  • Westward Music Festival – multiple concerts by a variety of both local and international artists in Vancouver (September 12-15, 2019).
  • Mother Mother – in concert along with special guests Sam Lynch, The Zolas and Tokyo Police Club at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park (September 22, 2015).
  • Elton John – performing at Rogers Arena on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour (September 21, 22 & 24, 2019).

 


 

October in Vancouver

OCTOBER Performances (2019)

Film & Theatre

Music

  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Bastille – live in concert at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (October 8, 2019).
  • Roedde House Concerts – live music takes place twice a month at the Roedde House Museum. Jazz happens on a Thursday evening and a classical concert is on a Sunday afternoon. (October 10 & 20, 2019).
  • Jonas Brothers – the brothers are back at Rogers Arena (October 11, 2019).
  • Hozier – at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (October 18, 2019).

 


 

November in Vancouver

NOVEMBER Performances (2019)

Music, Film & Theatre

  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – live entertainment with a major headline band at Surrey City Hall (in late November).
  • FlyOver America – the multi-dimensional theatre attraction at Canada Place offers its regular FlyOver Canada films throughout the year, but also the opportunity to soar over the United States for the first three weeks of the month (to be confirmed).
  • Roedde House Concerts – live music takes place twice a month at the Roedde House Museum. Jazz happens on a Thursday evening and a classical concert is on a Sunday afternoon. (November 10 & 14, 2019).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a Christmas-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place (late November to early January).
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring comedy, music, theatre and dance (October 24 to November 24, 2019).
  • Waitress – a musical at Queen Elizabeth Theatre (November 16 & 17, 2019).
  • Arts Club Theatre Productions

DECEMBER Performances (2019)

Theatre

Music

 


 

January

JANUARY Performances (2020)

Theatre, Dance & Music

 


 

February

FEBRUARY Performances (2020)

Dance and Performing Arts Festivals

  • Hoobiyee – free Indigenous dance performances at the PNE Forum in celebration of the Nisga’a New Year (early February).
  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival (mid-January to early February).
  • Talking Stick Festival – an arts festival featuring indigenous art and performances at various venues around Vancouver (mid-February to early March).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Museum of Anthropology (late February).

Music

  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.

Theatre

 


 

March

MARCH Performances (2020)

Dance, Music & Film

  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other forms of comedy (early March).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances (mid to late March).
  • CelticFest – festival entertainment including live music (mid-March).
  • Sonic Boom Festival a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (mid to late March).
  • Festival of BC Film – a showcasing of BC films at the ACT Arts Theatre in Maple Ridge (mid to late March).

Theatre

 


 

April

APRIL Performances (2020)

Music & Other Entertainment

  • Cherry Jam Downtown Concert – a lunch hour concert celebrating the Cherry Blossom season at Burrard Station (early April).
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – free concerts most afternoons at Whistler (mid-April).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Party for the Planet – free live music at the Earth Day celebrations in Surrey (mid-April).
  • World Music Fest – a music festival with concerts at the Imperial and Guilt & Co. (late April).
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – two weeks of opera productions (late April to early May).

Theatre

Other

  • TED2019 – 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 (mid-April).

 

May

MAY Performances (2020)

Music

  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver (early May to early September).
  • Whistler Go Fest – a “Great Outdoor Festival” featuring a number of free concerts (midMay).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • 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.

Film

  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival taking place at various venues in Vancouver (early May).

Theatre & Other


 

June in Vancouver

JUNE Performances (2020)

Music

  • Classical Concert Series – live music at Vancouver’s Roedde House Museum (2020 details to be confirmed).
  • Summer Jazz on the Porch – live Jazz with admission by donation at the Roedde House Museum (mid-June).
  • TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a major music festival with both free and ticketed events (late June until the beginning of July).
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver (early May to late September).
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver (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.
  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day Canada Day-related festival in Port Moody (on the Canada Day weekend).

Theatre & Other


 

July in Vancouver

JULY Performances (2020)

Theatre

Music

Free Outdoor Movies

 


 

August in Vancouver

AUGUST Performances (2020)

Theatre

Music

Free Outdoor Movies

Other

 


 

 

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