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This Month in Vancouver

Every month in Vancouver is simply bustling with cultural celebrations, concerts, sports events and so much more. Our Concierge team has their fingers on the pulse of all the fun, so check out what’s happening in Vancouver this month. We won’t let you miss a thing!

Spring 2024

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Vancouver Symphony OrchestraVANCOUVERSYMPHONY
All concerts at the Orpheum Theatre
Mar 02 @ 8:00pm – Meow Meow: Pandemonium
Mar 08 – 10 @ 8:00 pm & 2:00pm – Spanish Adventures: Don Quixote
Mar 16 & 17 @ 7:00pm & 2:00 pm – Disney in Concert: The Sound of Magic
Mar 21 & 22 @ 7:00pm – Raiders of the Lost Ark™
Mar 23 @ 8:00pm – VSO Presents: Melissa Etheridge

Candlelight ConcertsCANDLELIGHT CONCERTS
All concerts at the Christ Church Cathedral
Mar 22 & 23 @ 7:15pm – A Tribute to Coldplay
Mar 23 @ 9:30pm – A Tribute to ABBA

Art’s Club Theatre – Father Tartuffe: An Indigenous MisadventureFATHER TARTUFFE
Feb 22 – Mar 24 @ Granville Island Stage
Orin and his family are living well on the Rez. But when the gullible patriarch welcomes the con artist Father into their home, his relatives must rally together to save themselves from the imposter’s conniving ways.

Ballet BC– NOW – BALLET BC – NOW
Mar 7 – 9 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
An all-West Coast program celebrating the exceptional work of some of today’s top women choreographers.

Dancing with the StarsDANCING WITH THE STARS
Mar 12 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
See the ballroom brought to life in this brand-new production featuring your favorite Dancing with the Stars pros, PLUS special guest stars!

Matt Rife Comedy Tour – MATT RIFE
Mar 14 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
American comedian and actor

Hasan Minhaj – HASAN MINHAJ
Mar 15 & 16 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
American comedian, writer, producer, actor and television host. Much of his comedy involves South Asian culture and the modern American political landscape through the use of satire, observational and black comedy.

Shen Yun – SHEN YUN
Mar 20 – 25 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The world’s premier classical Chinese dance company that revives the rich spiritual and artistic heritage of ancient China.

Art’s Club Theatre – Red Velvet – RED VELVET
Mar 21 – Apr 21 @ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Be transported to the tempestuous Covent Garden rehearsal hall in this thought-provoking and captivating
play within a play about the little-known but true story of the groundbreaking performer Ira Aldridge.

Chelsea Handler Comedy Tour – CHELSEA HANDLER
Mar 29 & 30 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
American stand-up comedian, actress, writer, television host, and producer.

CONCERTS

Corb Lund – CORB LUND
Mar 05 @ Orpheum Theatre
Canadian country and western singer-songwriter from Taber, Alberta.

Joker Xue – JOKER XUE
Mar 07 @Rogers Arena
Chinese singer-songwriter and record producer

Pussy Riot: Riot Days – RIOTDAYS
Mar 22 @ The Pearl
Russian feminist protest and performance art group

Noah Kahan – NOAH KAHAN
Mar 26 @ Rogers Arena
American Folk-Pop singer songwriter

Tim McGraw – TIM MCGRAW
Mar 27 @ Rogers Arena
American Folk-Pop singer songwriter

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts – BARNEY BENTALL
Mar 30 @ Commodore Ballroom Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter

Vancouver International Wine Festival -VAN WINE FEST
Feb 24 – Mar 3 @ Vancouver Convention Centre
Canada’s premiere food and wine event, with nearly 150 wineries in attendance.

Vancouver International Auto Show -VAN AUTO SHOW
Mar 20 – 24 @ Vancouver Convention Centre
Come experience the latest models from the most progressive brands in automotive, electric and hybrid vehicle test drives, lifestyle features, commercial vendors, and surprise activations.

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival – CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Mar 29 to Apr 25 @ Various Locations
Intra-community arts and culture outdoor festival as the city reemerges with the promise of a new season.

Vancouver Canucks Hockey @ Rogers Arena – NHL.COM/CANUCKS

Mar 09 vs Winnipeg Jets @ 7:00pm
Mar 16 vs Washington Capitals @ 7:00pm
Mar 19 vs Buffalo Sabres @ 7:00pm
Mar 21 vs Montreal Canadiens @ 7:00pm
Mar 23 vs Calgary Flames @ 7:00pm
Mar 25 vs Los Angeles Kings @ 6:00pm
Mar 28 vs Dallas Stars @ 7:00pm
Mar 31 vs Vegas Golden Knights @ 12:30pm

Vancouver Warriors Lacrosse @ Rogers Arena – VANCOUVER WARRIORS
Mar 01 vs Buffalo Bandits @ 7:00pm
Mar 15 vs Las Vegas Desert Dogs @ 7:00pm

Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer @ BC Place – VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
Mar 02 vs Charlotte F.C. @ 4:30pm
Mar 23 vs Real Salt Lake @ 4:30pm
Mar 30 vs Portland Timbers @ 7:30pm

Take a Look Back

There are countless ways to kick off the fall season this October.  Vancouver is full of amazing concerts, cultural festivals, and incredible sporting events. For a cozy afternoon inspired by the rich and warm flavours of the fall season,  join us in Notch8 for the Autumn Harvest Afternoon Tea on now through November 19.

Holidays and other important dates:

  • October 9, 2024 –Thanksgiving Day (Stat Holiday)

For more inspiration, check out this list of top 10 fall activities.

Check out what’s happening this October 2023 in Vancouver, BC in the dropdown menu below.

CONCERTS:

Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden – Official Website
Oct 2 | Rogers Arena
English heavy metal band

Morgan Wallen
morganwallen.com
Oct 3 & 4  | Rogers Arena
American country music singer and songwriter.

Renee Rapp
Home – RENEÉ RAPP
Oct 5 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
American actress and singer

Ray LaMontagne
RAY LAMONTAGNE
Oct 7 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
American singer-songwriter and musician

Peter Gabriel
petergabriel.com
Oct 7 | Rogers Arena
English singer, songwriter, and original lead singer of Genesis.

Shakey Graves
shakeygraves.com
Oct 11 |  Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Americana musician whose music combines blues, folk, country, and rock

Joji & Kenny Beats
jojimusic.com
Oct 13 | Rogers Arena
Japanese singer-songwriter and rapper

Wu-Tang Clan & Nas
Wu Tang Clan
Oct 16 | Rogers Arena
American hip-hop collective

Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses
Oct 16 | BC Place Stadium
American hard rock band

P!NK
pinksummercarnival.com
Oct 20 & 21 | Rogers Arena
American singer-songwriter and actress

Hozier
Hozier | Unreal Unearth
Oct 22 | Rogers Arena
Irish musician, singer and songwriter.

TOOL
toolband.com
Oct 23| Rogers Arena
American rock band

Dope Lemon
dopelemon.com
Oct 23 |  Orpheum Theatre
Australian soul and pop singer

Teddy Swims
teddyswims.com
Oct 25 |   Orpheum Theatre
American R&B/soul singer-songwriter

Tom Odell
tomodell.com
Oct 29 | Orpheum Theatre
English singer songwriter

Stephen Sanchez
stephensanchezofficial.com
Oct 30 | Orpheum Theatre
American singer-songwriter

THEATRE, DANCE, COMEDY + MUSIC

Arts Club Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors
www.artsclub.com
Sep 7 – Oct 8 Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
A nerdy flower shop assistant discovers a highly unusual plant that attracts fame and helps him to win the affection of his crush.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
www.vancouversymphony.ca
All concerts at the Orpheum Theatre
Oct 5 & 6                     7:00 pm                       Star Wars: A New HopeTM in Concert
Oct 20 & 21                 8:00 pm                       Louis Lortle Plays Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4
Oct 26                          2:00 pm                       British Classics
Oct 27 & 28                 8:00 pm                       Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before ChristmasTM  in Concert

Samantha Bee
Tour — SAMANTHA BEE
Oct 12 | Vancouver Playhouse
Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, and television host

Vancouver Opera presents – The Magic Flute
www.vancouveropera.ca
Oct 21, 26, 28, 29         Queen Elizabeth Theatre
A fairytale within a fairytale, this playful and stylized production of The Magic Flute begins at a garden party in 1791…where a performance of Magic Flute is being staged!

Sugar Sammy
Sugar Sammy – Official Website
Oct 21                          Vancouver Playhouse
Montreal Comedian presents his Bilingual comedy show – You’re Gonna Rire2.

Special Events

Richmond Night Market
www.richmondnightmarket.com
Apr 28 – Oct 9 (weekend nights) Bridgeport Station
Annual summer night market offering nightly entertainment, games, international foods and unique gifts

Vancouver Pride Festival and Parade
July 28 – Aug 6 West End www.vancouverpride.ca
Vibrant programming at various summer events, culminating with the parade on August 6

Vancouver Art Gallery – Summer Movie Nights
Gather at Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza to watch new and throwback films on a large inflatable screen.

  • Aug 3 Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  • Aug 10 Topgun Maverick (2022)

Vancouver Mural Festival
Aug 4-13 Various locations www.vanmuralfest.ca)
Annual outdoor celebration of public art designed to connect, reflect and celebrate our diverse communities.

Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Aug 20 – Sep 5 www.pne.ca
Annual 15-day summer fair. Activities include entertainment, agriculture displays, exhibits, games, rides and summer night concerts:

Aug 19 TLC
Aug 20 Boyz II Men
Aug 22 Tenille Townes
Aug 23 Boney M 8:30-10pm
Aug 24 Yung Gravy & BBNO$
Aug 25 Billy Talent
Aug 26 Aqua
Aug 27 Billy Idol
Aug 29 Pink Martini
Aug 30 Doug and the Slugs
Aug 31 Pat Benatar

Sports

Vancouver Whitecaps FC @BC Place Stadium www.whitecapsfc.com
Aug 20 vs San Jose Earthquakes

Vancouver Canadians Baseball @Nat Bailey Stadium www.milb.com/vancouver/schedule

Aug 8, 9, 10, 12 @7:05pm vs. Tri-Cities
Aug 11, 13 @1:05pm vs. Tri-Cities
Aug 22, 23, 24, 26 @7:05 pm vs. Spokane
Aug 25, 27 @1:05pm vs. Spokane
Aug 29, 30, 31@ 7:05pm vs. Hillsboro

BC Lions Football @BC Place Station www.bclions.com

Aug 12 vs Calgary Stampeders @4pm
Aug 26 vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ 4pm

Theatre, Dance, Comedy + Music

Arts Club Theatre: Beautiful The Carole King Musical
www.artsclub.com
Jun 08 – Aug 06 Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
This rousing show features unforgettable classics by King and her contemporaries

Arts Club Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet
www.artsclub.com
Jun 22 – Aug 20 Granville Island Stage
Rocking jukebox musical that brings together rock and roll legends Presley, Cash, and Lewis.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
www.vancouversymphony.ca
Aug 30 Orpheum Theatre Doug and the Slugs with the VSO

Bard on the Beach
www.bardonthebeach.org
All shows at Bard Village at Vanier Park

  • Jun 8 – Sept 30 As You Like It
    Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy featuring two-dozen classic Beatles songs
  • Jun 15 – Sep 23 Julius Caesar
    Timeless story set in modern-day about the human drive to get power
  • Jun 28 – Aug 13 Henry V
    A war-torn land and a young King Hal, whom destiny has cast as a leader
  • Aug 19 – Sep 17 Goblin: Macbeth
    Goblin actors cajole the audience into participating in their attempt at Shakespeare

Theatre Under the Stars
www.tuts.ca
Jul 6 – Aug 26 Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
Two shows, alternating nights at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park

  • Matilda – Multi-award winning musical inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved book
  • The Prom – Broadway’s sparkling musical full of heart and hope

Mughal-E-Azam
www.mughaleazammusical.com
Aug 4-6 Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The first Indian Broadway-style musical

Taylor Tomlinson
www.ttomcomedy.com
Aug 18, 19 Queen Elizabeth Theatre
American comedian

Nurse Blake: Shock Advised Tour!
www.nurseblake.com
Aug 30 Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nurse Blake is a nurse, creator, advocate, touring comedian and so much more.

Concerts

Big Thief and Lucinda Williams
Aug 3 Orpheum Theatre
Indie rock band with celebrated singer-songwriter

Avenged Sevenfold
Aug 7 Rogers Arena
American heavy metal band

Teskey Brothers
Aug 11 Orpheum Theatre
Australian Blues rock band

Rod Stewart
Aug 12 Rogers Arena
British rock and pop singer-songwriter

Gregory Alan Isakov
Aug 17 Orpheum Theatre
Horticulturist-turned indie-rock and folk musician

Lauren Spencer Smith
Aug 17 Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Canadian singer-songwriter

Sam Smith
Aug 22 Rogers Arena
English singer-songwriter

NF
Aug 23 Rogers Arena
American rapper, singer, songwriter

Cigarettes After Sex
Orpheum Theatre
Aug 27, 28
American dream pop band

Drake
Aug 28 / 29 Rogers Arena
Canadian, rapper, singer, songwriter

 

SPORTS:

Vancouver Canucks @ Rogers Arena
www.nhl.com/canucks
Oct 4 vs. Seattle Kraken @7:00 pm ** at Abbotsford Centre
Oct 6 vs. Calgary Flames @ 7:00 pm
Oct 11 vs. Edmonton Oilers @ 7:00 pm
Oct 27 vs. St Louis Blues @ 7:00 pm
Oct 28 vs. NY Rangers @7:00 pm
Oct 31 vs. Nashville Predators @ 7:00 pm

Vancouver Whitecaps FC @BC Place Stadium
www.whitecapsfc.com
Oct 4 vs. St. Louis City @ 7:30 pm
Oct 21 vs. Los Angeles FC @ 6:00 pm

BC Lions Football @BC Place Station
www.bclions.com
Oct 6 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers @7:00 pm
Oct 20 vs. Calgary Stampeders @ 7:00 pm

NBA Canada Series @ Rogers Arena
Oct 8 Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings

FIM World Supercross Championship @ BC Place Stadium
Oct 28

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Burnaby Roots and Blues Festival Image: Destination Vancouver/Vision Event Photography Inc.
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