Events & Entertainment Around Vancouver: April 6 – 16


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 – 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.

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 free­spirited 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.

Orpheum Annex – Crepuscular, Luminous
Event Date: 14/04/2018; Time: 19:30 – 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 – Magic Circle Mime: Music Noise and Silence
Event Date: 08/04/2018; Time: 14:00
Telephone: (604) 876-3434 – Three meddlesome spirits -Music, Noise and Silence -invade the symphony hall. The concert seems doomed as Silence and Noise attempt to seize control of the orchestra. Only with the help of the audience, and Music, will the conductor be able to break the fierce grip of Noise and bring harmony back to the orchestra.

Orpheum Theatre – The Doo Wop Project
Event Dates: 06/04/2018 through 07/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: {604) 876-3434 – Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The Dao Wop Project is history you can dance to!

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 – 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.

Rogers Arena – Rod Stewart
Event Date: 10/04/2018; Time: 19:30

Scotiabank Dance Centre – Wee/Francesco Scavetta – Hardly Ever
Event Dates: 05/04/2018 through 07/04/2018; Time: 20:00
Telephone: – Italian-born but based in Norway, Francesco Scavetta’s wildly
inventive work is at the forefront of the Nordic dance scene and has toured all over the world. Hardly Ever looks at truth and falsehood, in the theatre and in life, testing the gap between expectations and the unexpected. Four multi-talented performers dance, talk, and sing, playing on and with a splendidly quirky stage set.

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.

The Comedy Mixx – Chris Porter
Event Dates: 05/04/2018 through 07/04/2018; Time: various times
Telephone: (604) 684-5050 – American comedian and Last Comic Standing finalist, Chris Porter has been a comedian for over 8 years and claims that the best part of a comic’s lifestyle is “the complete lack of responsibility”. This is a man who “wakes up at noon and does whatever he wants” and it’s working out pretty well for him.

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 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.

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