Keep Cool for Summer Concert Season in Vancouver

Commodore Ballroom, Photo: Rick Chung/YVArcade

Summer concert season in Vancouver is in full swing. Keep cool by enjoying some great music performances and concerts at various venues, theatres, and outdoor settings across the city. Whether it’s a cozy, intimate stage, big concert hall, open-air outdoor space, or public park, spend the summer listening to live music anywhere you can.

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Keep Cool for Summer Concert Season in Vancouver

Stay Warm for Winter Concert Season in Vancouver

Rogers Arena, Photo: Rick Chung/YVArcade

Stay warm out there as we head toward winter concert season over the holidays and into the new year. Some of your favourite pop stars, Canadian musicians, and indie artists are hitting the road and coming to Vancouver on their various North American tours. Check out some of these choice concert dates and acts before tickets sell out.

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Stay Warm for Winter Concert Season in Vancouver

Sleater-Kinney, Black Keys and four more concerts to see in Vancouver in November

The big news for November is the return of the Black Keys. The two-piece blues band reformed after five years to release their most recent album, Let’s Rock. They’ll play Rogers Arena Nov. 24.

Another biggie this month is Sleater-Kinney, the long-running Pacific Northwest indie-rock trio (reduced to a duo after drummer Janet Weiss left, following the recording of their latest album). They’re here Nov. 21.

Below, we’ve highlighted those two shows along with four others we think are worth checking out.

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Sleater-Kinney, Black Keys and four more concerts to see in Vancouver in November

Golden Girls puppet show comes to Vancouver this Wednesday night!

Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche are back—as puppets.

The four sharp-tongued characters from the hit show Golden Girls star in a show called Thank You For Being a Friend. There are two local performances, one at the Vogue Theatre Wednesday Feb. 13 and another (sold-out) show at Surrey Arts Centre Feb. 16. Find out more below.

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Golden Girls puppet show comes to Vancouver this Wednesday night!

Amanda Palmer Returns for #ninjaTED 2018 this April

amanda palmer ninjated 2018

Image by Creative Copper Images | Sourced from The Vogue Facebook Page

TED2018, the next TEDtalks Vancouver event, is fast approaching. The event, held from April 10 – 14, 2018 will be a who’s who of international innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs.

The cheapest tickets to the conference ($5000USD) have already sold out. So, if you’re not willing to fork out $25,000USD to attend the event, you’ll have to look for other ways to watch.

One great option, is the fourth annual #ninjaTED event hosted by singer/songwriter/author, Amanda Palmer. Returning to the Vogue Theatre on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, this event will “feature so many special guests your head will fall off”. Tickets to the event just went on sale and are listed as only $19.99 each.

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Amanda Palmer Returns for #ninjaTED 2018 this April

Storytelling champs mingle with locals at The Moth

Lisa Charleyboy is one of the storytellers at The Moth this Saturday night (May 20) at the Vogue Theatre.

 

The acclaimed storytelling series The Moth comes to Vancouver this Saturday, May 20.

Regarded as one of the premiere podcasts for great storytelling, The Moth is also a touring, live event, which brings a few Moth vets together with local talent.

For the Vancouver edition, at the Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St.), organizers have asked the five performers to tell tales based on the theme “Between Worlds” – as press materials have it, “leaping before you look: a breath on the brink before plunging into the deep end. Neither here nor there, metamorphosis or masquerade, the space amidst and among.” Scroll down for more info on the storytellers.

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Storytelling champs mingle with locals at The Moth

JFL NorthWest comedy profiles – Chris D’Elia

Television viewers will recognize Chris D’Elia from the NBC comedy series, Undateable, as well as starring opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’sWhitney. Stand-up comedy fans will know him from his myriad club, theatre, and late-night talk show appearances.

His most recent standup special, Incorrigible, hit on Netflix in 2015, and followed-up his first one-hour Comedy Central special, White Male Black Comic. His numerous other TV credits include Comedy Central’s 2015 roast of Justin Bieber, Comedy Central’s Workaholics, and Comedy Central Presents, as well as TBS’s Glory Daze and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy.

We talked to the Los Angeles-based comic about his upcoming appearance at the JFL NorthWest comedy festival, where he’ll perform two shows Feb 24 at the Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St.).

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JFL NorthWest comedy profiles – Chris D’Elia

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