Events & Entertainment Around Vancouver: April 12 – 22


BC Place Stadium – Vancouver Whitecaps vs LA Football Club
Event Date: 13/04/2018; Time: 19:30

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and Bell Performing Arts – The Music of Brahms and Sibelius
Event Dates: 13/04/2018 through 16/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: (604) 876-3434
http://www.vancouversymphony.c – playdates are Apr 13 and 16: The youngest-ever prizewinner of the Intl Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 2010, Esther Yoo performs the extraordinary Violin Concerto by that competition’s namesake, on the 1704 “Prince Obolensky” Stradivarius violin. Outstanding young American conductor Karina Canellakis returns, directing the beautiful Third Symphony of Johannes Brahms.

Downtown Vancouver – Vancouver Sun Run 2018
Event Date: 22/04/2018; Time: 05:00 – 12:00
Telephone: – Canada’s largest 10K road race since its inception in 1985.

Firehall Arts Centre – Chelsea Hotel – The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Event Dates: 17/03/2018 through 21/04/2018
Telephone:– Not to be missed – the Firehall brings its hit show back to the stage in celebration of our 35th season and to pay homage to the late Mr. Cohen. Featuring six artists playing seventeen different instruments, this production has toured across Canada to sold out audiences.

Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre Centre – Me and You
Event Dates: 12/04/2018 through 06/05/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: (604) 687-1644 – 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; Time: various times
Telephone: (604) 687-1644 – 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 Tradition
Event Dates: 16/03/2018 through 15/06/2018
Telephone: – 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 Annex – Crepuscular, Luminous
Event Date: 14/04/2018; Time: 19:30
Telephone: (604) 876-3434 – Crepuscular, luminous highlights cool, nocturnal, glistening sounds, including a world premiere concerto for the Piano Erhu Project by Dorothy Chang. Plus works of Helen Grime, Kevin Lau and more.

Orpheum Theatre – Mozart with Anderson and Roe
Event Dates: 21/04/2018 through 22/04/2018; Time: 14:00 and 20:00
Telephone: (604) 876-3434 – 14:00 is on Sun, Apr 22 – Billboard chart-topping piano duo Anderson and Roe tackle Mozart’s magnificent Concerto for two pianos, in a concert that also includes the thrilling Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, and Tchaikovsky’s orchestral masterpiece, Symphony No. 4.

Pyatt Hall – Tombeau, Trio and 2
Event Dates: 11/04/2018 through 15/04/2018; Time: 14:00 and 19:30
Telephone: (604) 876-3434 – playdates are Apr 11, 12 and 15. 14:00 matinee is Apr 15 –
Repertoire: Ravel (Le Tombeau de Couperin) – Keeril Makan (‘2’) – Chausson
(Piano Trio in G minor+)

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Jean Michel Jarre
Event Date: 17/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: – French composer, performer and record producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres, and known for organizing outdoor spectacles featuring his music, vast laser displays and fireworks.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour
Event Dates: 13/04/2018 through 15/04/2018
Telephone: – The international Irish dance phenomenon, back by popular demand with limited engagement.

Scotiabank Dance Centre – Rachid Ouramdane – Tordre (Wrought)
Event Dates: 19/04/2018 through 21/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: – Co-director of the CCN2-Centre choréographique national de Grenoble, French choreographer Rachid Ouramdane is known for blurring the line between dance and documentary, and reflecting on the specific identity of the performers. TORDRE is an intimate portrayal of two women, whose unique physicalities define their relationship with the world.

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – The Humans
Event Dates: 22/03/2018 through 22/04/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: (604) 687-1644 – When three generations of the Blake clan descend on a rundown lower Manhattan duplex for Thanksgiving dinner, much more is simmering than the gravy. As the holiday gaiety subsides, the pressures weighing on the family members reach a boiling point.

Telus World of Science – The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Event Dates: 25/01/2018 through 22/04/2018
Telephone:– Prepare for an incredible journey through the curious collections of Mr. Ripley, the explorer extraordinaire who traveled the world collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered.

The Comedy Mix – Jon Dore
Event Dates: 13/04/2018 through 14/04/2018; Time: 20:00 and 22:30
Telephone: (604) 684-5050 – Star of The Jon Dore Television Show, and has appeared on HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell, How I Met Your Mother, Conan etc.

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

Vancouver Convention Centre – Art! Vancouver
Event Dates: 19/04/2018 through 22/04/2018
Telephone: – International art show, showcasing the artwork of artists and
galleries in Canada and around the world.

Vancouver Playhouse – Dorrance Dance (USA)
Event Dates: 13/04/2018 through 14/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: – Sought-after and celebrated choreographer Michelle Dorrance is
dedicated to next-level tap dancing – weaving together traditional form while pushing its
rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries.

Vancouver Theatre Sports on Granville Island – Murder on the Improv Express
Event Dates: 12/04/2018 through 25/05/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: – 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; Time: various times
Telephone:– It is an annual celebration that marks the reawakening in our community of all that makes us alive and human.

West Convention Centre – TED: The Age of Amazement
Event Dates: 10/04/2018 through 14/04/2018; Time: various times