Free concert alert! Dillon Francis in Vancouver this Friday (April 20)!

Dillon Francis at Fvded in the Park, Surrey, July 7 2017. Jason Martin photo for thesnipenews.com.

EDM sensation Dillon Francis headlines a free concert tomorrow (Friday) April 20 at Harbour Event Centre (760 Pacific Blvd). Others on the bill include Dzeko and Daijo.

The concert kicks off the Illumination concert series, a nation-wide series of free shows that will bring 20 artists to Canadian cities this summer.

Find out more about Friday’s show below, including some fun facts about Francis.

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Free concert alert! Dillon Francis in Vancouver this Friday (April 20)!

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: March 22, 2018

It’s JUNO Week in Vancouver, so of course the streets and stages are filled with live music from award nominees and local musicians all weekend! In between the music there’s also an Easter train, a soccer game, and arts and crafts for the whole family in museums and galleries that will inspire budding scientists, artists, and historians.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: March 22, 2018

St. Patricks Day 2018: Event Highlights in Vancouver

CelticFest - St Patrick's Day Parade | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Whether you’re after a green beer or a pint of Guiness or just a bowl of Lucky Charms, make sure you make an extra toast to the Emerald Isle next weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Like last year, there won’t be a parade in Vancouver, but there are still lots of Celtic-themed events going on throughout the weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated on Saturday, March 17, 2018 and there are lots of activities happening throughout the entire weekend. Check out some of the highlights listed below:

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St. Patricks Day 2018: Event Highlights in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 1, 2018

Movement and laughter are the themes of this weekend, with the JFL Northwest Comedy Festival, the Vancouver International Dance Festival, and the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival all lighting up stages across the city. If you prefer something a little more destructive, there’s also an art opening that looks at the impact of the nuclear age and a Monster Truck show.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 1, 2018

JFL NorthWest takes to the streets for a block party featuring food, comedy and music

Bill Burr appears at this year’s JFL NorthWest comedy festival.

JFL NorthWest is adding a block party to its 10-day comedy festival.

The block party takes place March 7-9 (Wed-Fri) from 5-10 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Plaza (695 Cambie St.). The outdoor party features a big screen, live music, food trucks, libations and even Victor, the Just for Laughs mascot. See below for more details.

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JFL NorthWest takes to the streets for a block party featuring food, comedy and music

Here come the JUNOS! What to expect on (and before) March 25.

Burnaby-raised singer Michael Bublé hosts this year’s JUNO Awards March 25. For the first time since 2009, the Canadian music industry awards show is being held in Vancouver.

For the first time since 2009, the JUNO Awards are coming to Vancouver.

Presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), the annual celebration of the Canadian music industry takes place March 25 at Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way). A number of JUNO-related events are also planned as part of JUNO Week (March 19-25).

But the main event is the March 25 broadcast/live presentation. Host Michael Bublé and guest presenters will hand out a number of awards from 42 categories. Here’s a look at some of this year’s nominees and performers.

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Here come the JUNOS! What to expect on (and before) March 25.

Here comes the funny: some highlights of this year’s upcoming JFL NorthWest comedy festival

Nikki Glaser performs at this year’s JFL NorthWest.

The JFL NorthWest Comedy Festival is right around the corner. Some shows are sold-out, but there are still tickets left for some of the biggest names in comedy appearing in Vancouver March 1-10.

This is the comedy festival’s third year in Vancouver. Last year saw over 30,000 comedy fans coming out to see 100 professional laugh-getters at 25 venues in the Lower Mainland.

This year, some of the bigger shows include Bill Burr (tickets still left for the famously acerbic comic’s March 7 show at the Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St.), Jo Koy (two shows March 7 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.), Maria Bamford (March 3 at the Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.), Brian Regan (March 5 at the Vogue), Mike Birbiglia (two shows, March 9 at the Vogue), and former SNL cast member/impressionist Jay Pharoah (March 10 at the Vogue).

Along with the theatre shows, the festival is hosting several showcases and comedy sets at smaller clubs and venues. Here’s a brief run-down of some of the comics, podcast hosts and special events coming to JFL NorthWest 2018.

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Here comes the funny: some highlights of this year’s upcoming JFL NorthWest comedy festival