Events and Entertainment Around Vancouver: April 24 – May 5

Events April 24 - May 5

BC Place Stadium – Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake
Event Date: 27/04/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time: 19:30
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Comedy Mix – Ryan Belleville
Event Dates: 26/04/2018 through 28/04/2018
Telephone: (604) 684-5050; Time: various times
www.comedymix.ca – Winner of Canadian Comedy Award and The Phil Hartman Award for his stand up.

Firehall Arts Centre – Metis Mutt
Event Dates: 25/04/2018 through 05/05/2018
Telephone: firehallartscentre.ca; Time:
www.firehallartscentre.ca – A comedic, heartbreaking and unpredictable performance piece that recounts the journey of a young Métis man finding his way out of a destructive circle, through music, comedy and inventive storytelling.

Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre Centre – Me and You
Event Dates: 12/04/2018 through 06/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 687-1644; Time: various times
www.artsclub.com – From childhood until old age, Liz and Lou are sisters who go through life mostly as friends, but sometimes as foes. Liz is a steady-minded biologist while Lou is a free-spirited painter, and their personalities clash over everything from hair dye to cheating partners to rebellious children.

Granville Island Stage – Misery
Event Dates: 05/04/2018 through 05/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 687-1644; Time: various times
www.artsclub.com – Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his “Number One Fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up in her secluded home in the mountains of Colorado. While Annie nurses him back to health, Paul soon realizes that he is not her guest, but her captive. Angered that he has killed off her favourite character, Annie forces Paul to resurrect her in a new book—and Paul soon finds himself writing for his freedom…and his life.

Museum of Vancouver – Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradit
Event Dates: 16/03/2018 through 15/06/2018
Telephone: museumofvancouver.com; Time:
www.museumofvancouver.com – in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum. Local Haida Artists will share their insights and knowledge about the art pieces, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people.

Orpheum Theatre – A Spanish Rhapsody
Event Dates: 05/05/2018 through 07/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 876-3434; Time: 20:00
www.vancouversymphony.ca – playdates are May 05 and 07 – Maestro Jun Märkl conducts a concert of brilliant, fullblooded Spanish classics by French composer Maurice Ravel and Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Internationally-renowned Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter performs Nights in the Gardens of Spain, a series of “symphonic impressions” – as de Falla himself described them – for piano and orchestra.

Orpheum Theatre – Arrival from Sweden: Plays the Music of ABBA
Event Date: 02/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 876-3434; Time: 20:00
www.vancouversymphony.ca – International sensation Arrival from Sweden is the world’s top ABBA tribute band, playing to sold-out houses everywhere they go. Arrival from Sweden is the only band with exclusive rights to the ABBA name, costumes, and original music.

Orpheum Theatre – Sarah Chung plays Bruch
Event Dates: 28/04/2018 through 30/04/2018
Telephone: (604) 876-3434; Time: 20:00
www.vancouversymphony.ca – playdates are Apr 28 and 30 – Sarah Chang is one of the most dynamic and scintillating performers in the classical world today. She performs the popular Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, her recording of which was named to Gramophon magazine’s list of the top 250 classical records of all time.

Orpheum Theatre – The Hot Sardines with the VSO
Event Date: 25/04/2018
Telephone: (604) 876-3434; Time: 20:00
www.vancouversymphony.ca – Today’s foremost champions of classic jazz, The Hot Sardines also happen to be one of the best jazz bands on tour today, and the number one band on the itunes jazz charts.

PNE grounds – Playland at PNE
Event Dates: 05/05/2018 through 16/09/2018
Telephone: pne.ca/playland; Time: various times
www.pne.ca/playland – rides, games and food!

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Eugene Onegin
Event Dates: 29/04/2018 through 05/05/2018
Telephone: vancouveropera.ca; Time: 14:00 and 19:30
www.vancouveropera.ca – Playdates are Apr 29, May 03 and 05 – sung in Russian w/ English subtitles. Tchaikovsky’s Russian Lyric Opera at its finest – based on the plot of Pushkin’s verse novel, Eugene Onegin features an emotional tale packed with breathtaking music, choreography, and a duel that will render the audience speechless.

Rogers Arena – 2 Cellos
Event Date: 25/04/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time: 20:00
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Rogers Arena – Khalid: The Roxy Tour
Event Date: 02/05/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time: 20:00
www.ticketmaster.ca

Rogers Arena – Post Malone
Event Date: 27/04/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time: 20:00
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Rogers Arena – Shania Twain: NOW Tour
Event Dates: 05/05/2018 through 06/05/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time: 19:30
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Scotiabank Dance Centre – Arts Umbrella Dance Company
Event Date: 26/04/2018
Telephone: thedancecentre.ca; Time: 12:00
www.thedancecentre.ca – The exceptional young dancers of the Arts Umbrella Dance Company represent the energy and skill of a new generation.

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – Requiem for a Lost Girl
Event Dates: 04/05/2018 through 06/05/2018
Telephone: vancouveropera.ca; Time: 14:00 and 19:30
www.vancouveropera.ca – Playdates are May 04 (19:30 AND May 06 (14:00) – Exploring themes of homelessness, poverty, mental illness, addiction and the plight of missing and murdered women – this strikingly original chamber work unfolds as a memorial service for a young woman lost to the street.

The Comedy Mix – Dan Soder
Event Dates: 03/05/2018 through 05/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 684-5050; Time:
www.comedymix.ca – had been featured on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”, and was the standout at the 2011 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Dan was also voted funniest comedian at the New York Comedy Festival. Currently best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime Billions series.

The Dance Centre – International Dance Day 2018
Event Date: 29/04/2018
Telephone: thedancecentre.ca/event; Time:
https://www.thedancecentre.ca/event/international_dance_day – Initiated in 1982 by UNESCO, International Dance Day is marked annually on April 29 with events across Canada and around the world. The date commemorates the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), regarded as the founder of modern ballet.

Vancouver Art Gallery – Takashi Murakami – The Octopus Eats It’s Own Legs
Event Dates: 03/02/2018 through 06/05/2018
Telephone: vanartgallery.bc.ca; Time: 10:00 to 17:00
www.vanartgallery.bc.ca – a major retrospective exhibition of the monumental paintings of international art icon Takashi Murakami.

Vancouver Playhouse – The Overcoat – A Musical Tailoring
Event Dates: 28/04/2018 through 12/05/2018
Telephone: vancouveropera.ca; Time: 14:00 and 19:30
www.vancouveropera.ca – playdates are Apr 28, 29, May 02, 04, 05, 06, 09, 10, 11 and 12. A much anticipated coproduction with Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company and Tapestry Opera. This extremely important work, addresses the universal human need for compassion and our unfortunate tendency to deny it.

Vancouver Theatre Sports on Granville Island – Murder on the Improv Express
Event Dates: 12/04/2018 through 25/05/2018
Telephone: www.vtsl.com; Time: various times
www.vtsl.com – performance are every Thurs to Sat. Picture this – a luxury train trapped in the Canadian Rockies with a passenger list that includes a prominent socialite, a retired military officer and a famous detective, and oh yes, there’s a corpse. What you have are the makings of a classic murder mystery. Welcome to Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy.

Various locations in Vancouver – 2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
Event Dates: 03/04/2018 through 29/04/2018
Telephone: vcbf.ca; Time: various times
www.vcbf.ca – It is an annual celebration that marks the reawakening in our community of all that makes us alive and human.