Events & Entertainment Around Vancouver: May 3 – May 12

Events

BC Place Stadium – Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo
Event Date: 11/05/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time: 19:30
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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
www.vancouversymphony.ca – 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:
www.comedymix.ca – 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.

Downtown Vancouver – 2018 BMO Vancouver Marathon
Event Date: 06/05/2018
Telephone: bmovanmarathon.ca; Time:
www.bmovanmarathon.ca – Ranked one of the top destination marathons in the world, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a scenic Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42.2KM (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s Seawall – the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path.

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.

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

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, full blooded 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.

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.

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

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vice Ganda
Event Date: 06/05/2018
Telephone: theatrevancouver.com/queenelizabeth; Time: 17:00
www.theatrevancouver.com/queenelizabeth – Filipino cross dressing gay comedian. Hugely popular in Philippines.

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

Rogers Arena – Kendrik Lamar
Event Date: 04/05/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time:
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Rogers Arena – Pink: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
Event Date: 12/05/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time: 20:00
www.ticketmaster.ca

Rogers Arena – Shania Twain: NOW Tour
Event Dates: 05/05/2018 through 06/05/2018
Telephone: ticketmaster.ca; Time: 19:30
www.ticketmaster.ca

Scotiabank Dance Centre – TomoeArts – Yuko Kai
Event Date: 12/05/2018
Telephone: thedancecentre.ca; Time: 20:00
www.thedancecentre.ca – 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.

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.

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – Mamma Mia
Event Dates: 10/05/2018 through 08/07/2018
Telephone: (604) 687-1644; Time: various times
www.artsclub.ca – 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.”

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.

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 Thursday 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: craftedvancouver.com; Time:
www.craftedvancouver.com – 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: doxafestival.ca; Time: various times
www.doxafestival.ca – For people who take their Netflix binges to a whole new level, 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.