Events & Entertainment Around Vancouver: May 10 – 19


BC Place Stadium – Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo
Event Date: 11/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 19:30

BC Place Stadium – Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes
Event Date: 16/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 19:30

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and Bell Performing Arts – Beethoven and Bruckner with Bramwell Tovey
Event Dates: 11/05/2018 through 14/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 876-3434; Time: 20:00 – playdates are May 11, 12 and 14 -Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the VSO debut of Bruckner’s final symphonic epic, left unfinished at the time of his death. Then, winner of the Queen Elizabeth and Yehudi Menuhin competitions, Ray Chen performs what might be the greatest work ever written for violin and orchestra, Beethoven’s soaring, beautiful Violin Concerto.

Comedy Mix – Chad Daniels
Event Dates: 10/05/2018 through 12/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 684-5050; Time: – one of only 13 comedians to have appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Additionally, he has been featured on Live at Gotham, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilbourn and Craig Ferguson and CONAN on TBS.

Comedy Mix – Efthimios Nasiopoulos
Event Dates: 17/05/2018 through 19/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 684-5050; Time: – From Toronto, ON – his comedy gives us a hysterical insight into human nature and tears down many social conventions we take for granted.

Museum of Vancouver – Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition
Event Dates: 16/03/2018 through 15/06/2018
Telephone:; Time: – 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.

near Bridgeport Station of Canada Line – Richmond Night Market
Event Dates: 11/05/2018 through 08/10/2018
Telephone:; Time: – inspired by the night markets of Hong Kong. Fun vibe of food, games, live shows, music and knick knacks.

Orpheum Annex – A Short, Slow Life
Event Date: 13/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 876-3434; Time: 19:30 – Written with Joel Ivany, it explores life in the slums of the East End, where The Salvation Army, led equally by men and women, struggles to make a positive impact on the lives of London’s most disadvantaged.

Orpheum Theatre – The Proms!
Event Date: 17/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 876-3434; Time: 14:00 – Take a trip to Royal Albert Hall and the BBC Promenades with Maestro Bramwell Tovey, in a concert based on The Last Night of the Proms. Tea and Cookies are served in the lobby one hour before each concert.

Orpheum Theatre – The U.K. Rocks!
Event Dates: 18/05/2018 through 19/05/2018
Telephone: (604) 876-3434; Time: 20:00 – tribute to these UK greats like The Beatles, Rolling Stone, Queen, Sting etc. features the incomparable Storm Large of Pink Martini fame, the smooth tenor of Shem von Shroeck, and one of the world’s top Pops conductor/arrangers, Michael Krajewski.

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

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – David Blaine
Event Dates: 18/05/2018 through 19/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 20:00 – American magician, illusionist and endurance artist.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Program 3 (Ballet)
Event Dates: 10/05/2018 through 12/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: various times – The season closes with the return of Ballet BC’s Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto’s hauntingly beautiful BEGINNING AFTER.

Rogers Arena – Eagles
Event Date: 10/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 20:00

Rogers Arena – Paul Simon
Event Date: 16/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 20:00

Rogers Arena – Pink: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
Event Date: 12/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 20:00

Rogers Arena – Stars on Ice
Event Date: 17/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 19:00

Science World – The Science Behind Pixar
Event Dates: 19/05/2018 through 06/01/2019
Telephone:; Time: various times – Thrive in a hands-on atmosphere, while investigating the Pixar process of making movies. Design sets, create 3D models and imagine inventive solutions, all while experiencing what it is like to work at an
animation studio.

Scotiabank Dance Centre – TomoeArts – Yuko Kai
Event Date: 12/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 20:00– TomoeArts is BC’s leading exponent of nihon buyo (Japanese classical dance), presenting traditional and contemporary dance theatre works that are steeped in Japanese forms and aesthetics.

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – Mamma Mia
Event Dates: 10/05/2018 through 08/07/2018
Telephone: (604) 687-1644; Time: various times – A daughter’s quest to find her biological father before her wedding brings together three men from her mother’s past. Who will walk her down the aisle ? Will she find out before saying “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”? Filled with ABBA hits like “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “S.O.S.”

Vancouver Playhouse – The Overcoat – A Musical Tailoring
Event Dates: 28/04/2018 through 12/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: 14:00 and 19:30 – 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:; Time: various times – 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 – Crafted Vancouver
Event Dates: 04/05/2018 through 28/05/2018
Telephone:; Time:– 25 days of demonstrations, studio tours, tastings and more! Dedicated to the celebration and creation of beautiful things!

Various locations – DOXA – Documentary Film Festival
Event Dates: 03/05/2018 through 13/05/2018
Telephone:; Time: various times– for people who take their Netflix binges to a whole new level, DOXA is back for the 17th year. Legendary Vancouverite in the spotlight of the opening film (The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical) and Yayoi Kasuma’s fight to the top of the art world closes out the festival with Kasuma – Infinity.