Events


May
17
Fri
4th Annual Dance In Transit Festival @ Various Locations across Vancouver @ Various Locations across Vancouuver
May 17 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 11:00 pm

NEWS 1130, Sam’s Dance, and McLaren Housing Society of BC are hosting Dance in Transit this spring and summer in various locations in downtown Vancouver.

These FREE events are open to the public and will focus on a variety of dance styles with mini-lessons, demonstrations, performances, social dancing, and great music. We’re putting the fun into “no fun” Vancouver this spring and summer.

Join us for the Kick-Off event on May 17th at the beautiful Annex on Seymour.  Cash bar will be available.  Tickets on Eventbrite now!

Dance In Transit engages Vancouver in a healthy, safe, fun activity that will include both locals and tourists, all cultures and occupations, all ages and abilities, dancers from all dance communities, and people who have never danced before.  This project is all about building community, expanding social networks, and easing people away from their digital devices and back to face-to-face connection.

Look at the SCHEDULE HERE or online at danceintransit.com.    You can also join the movement on Facebook @danceintransitvan, Twitter @samsdancevan & Instagram @samsdancevan.

Aug
4
Sun
Sunset Beach Festival @ Sunset Beach
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunset Beach Festival @ Sunset Beach

August 4, 2019 – 11am-6pm
Sunset Beach, 1204 Beach Avenue

Join us for a festival along beautiful Sunset Beach with a Main Stage, Community Zone, Family Fun Zone, beer garden, food trucks, interactive art and more!

Come by after the Parade or come early and dance all day beside the water! We will be ready for you.

****Getting to Sunset Beach****

Road closures and transit information will be posted closer to the event date.

****Access Information****

If you require any assistance related to accessibility or have any questions please contact accessibility@vancouverpride.ca.

Accessible gender neutral portapotties are available.

ASL Interpretation will be provided on the Main Stage.

Additional access information will be provided closer to the event date.

****Performers****

Stay tuned for an exciting line-up of local musical talent, drag performers.

****Activities****

– Family Fun Zone
– Interactive art pieces
– Community Zone
– Dance lessons provided by Dance in Transit
– Ultimate frisbee with Rain City Ultimate Club
– Stay tuned for much more!

We recognize this event takes place on the unceded, occupied territories of the x?m??kw?y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish),and S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and are thankful to our hosts in their stewardship of the land for time immemorial.

Vancouver Pride Parade @ Downtown Vancouver
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

What makes a moment? Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, the Vancouver Pride Society announces the theme of Vancouver Pride 2019.

We invite you and yours to the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 4th. We can’t wait to see you there!

Look for KiSS RADiO at this Summer’s Vancouver Pride Parade with our #KiSSCAM in truck from Key West Ford. #KiSSWhoYouWant

****Getting to the Pride Parade ****

Stay tuned for our map of the 2019 Parade Route and road closures so you can plan ahead!

****Access Information****

If you require any assistance related to accessibility or have any questions please contact accessibility@vancouverpride.ca.

There are two accessible Pride Parade viewing areas.

The main one is located on the North side of Beach Ave at Broughton. This space features accessible portapotties and a shaded viewing area with chairs and space for mobility devices. ASL interpretation of Parade commentary is provided. Live Description of the Parade for those with vision loss is provided by VocalEye. Volunteers are available to assist you.

A secondary accessible viewing area is located outside of Denman Place Mall. This area features a shaded viewing area with chairs.

More accessibility information will be provided as it is confirmed.

****Parade Emcees****

Stay tuned for names and locations of our vivacious Parade Emcees who provide lively commentary of all Parade Entries.

Aug
17
Sat
The PNE Fair @ Pacific National Exhibition
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – Sep 2 @ 11:00 pm

It’s not every day you can be swept away in action packed shows, discover fantastic exhibits, or experience the legendary outdoor concerts – all in one place.

Make it a tradition to celebrate the best part of summer – at the PNE Fair – where priceless memories are free with admission!

Dates/Hours: Open 11am – 11pm (or later): August 17 — September 2, 2019 and Closed Mondays August 19 & 26

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has released its entertainment lineup for the 2019 PNE Fair. Once again, British Columbia’s most beloved summer event is showcasing a diverse entertainment lineup featuring appearances by internationally acclaimed musicians and performers as well as custom designed programming created specifically for the PNE Fair!

Highlights of this year’s Fair include the “hypnotizingly” amazing Reveen, an immersive selfie-photo experience, a new star-studded lineup for the Summer Night Concerts series and the medieval-style Knights of Valour jousting show.

Summer Night Concerts
PNE Fair goers will enjoy sensational performances this year featuring some of music history’s biggest names in Pop, Rock, and R&B.
The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening the Fair is open, starting on Saturday August 17th in the PNE Amphitheatre, and are FREE with admission. Superfans can acquire reserved seating at each of the shows: visit www.pne.ca for more details.

Complete listing of the 2019 Summer Nights Concert Series:
Saturday, August 17th Blue Rodeo
Sunday, August 18th ZZ Top – 50th Anniversary Tour
Tuesday, August 20th 98 Degrees
Wednesday, August 21st Burton Cummings and Band
Thursday, August 22nd Vince Neil the Legendary Voice of Mötley Crüe
Friday, August 23rd Smokey Robinson
Saturday, August 24th Now’s the Time Tour – Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms
Sunday, August 25th STYX
Tuesday, August 27th UB40 – For the Many – 40th Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, August 28th Colin James
Thursday, August 29th I Love the 90’s feat. Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan Biz Markie, Rob Base
Friday, August 30th Hammer’s House Party: MC Hammer with Special Guest Bobby Brown
Saturday, August 31st Billy Idol
Sunday, September 1st The Beach Boys
Monday, September 2nd TLC – 25th Anniversary

There is so many new attractions and, of course, your favourites from the past, as well!

For more information about PNE Fair visit: www.pne.ca

Aug
19
Mon
“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour (Vancouver) @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour (Vancouver) @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre  | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

“Weird Al” Yankovic has just announced the dates for his 2019 Strings Attached tour – a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and for the first time a full orchestra.

For his 2018 Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, Weird Al wanted to reward his hardcore fans with an intimate, scaled-down show that showcased a rotating setlist of semi-obscure deep-cut non-parody album tracks, many of which he and his band had never performed live before!

For his 2019 Strings Attached tour, he’s back to playing the hits and classics, but this time his band will be supported every night by background singers and an entire symphony orchestra!

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s tour stops off in Vancouver at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre August 19th 2019

Tickets go on sale November 16th at 10am!

 

Sep
1
Sun
NEWS 1130 Presents: The Beach Boys @ PNE Amphitheatre
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEWS 1130 presents The Beach Boys, Sunday, September 1st as part of the Summer Night Concerts at the PNE Fair.

Every evening during the Fair, Summer Night Concerts fill the PNE Amphitheatre with sweet sounds! Don’t miss our opening night with country music legends Blue Rodeo, then take a trip down memory lane with classics by Smokey Robinson and sing along to your favourite hits by The Beach Boys. Be ready to party away as Vince Neil and 98 Degrees take the stage. Spend an evening dancing the night away with UB40 then make sure you work on your best moves to dance off with TLC.

Fall back in love with the 90s and dance with Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie and Rob Base! It’s time to rock the nights away with ZZ Top, STYX, Billy Idol (presented by JACK 96.9), Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms coming to town. Then bring the house down and party all night with MC Hammer with special guest Bobby Brown (presented by JACK 96.9). And for Canadian legends, celebrate all the hits from Burton Cummings and Colin James!

There’s great music every night at the PNE Fair. Don’t miss out!

Tickets On Sale: Friday at 10AM at www.pne.ca/fair

Oct
21
Mon
THE WHO – Moving On Tour @ Rogers Arena
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
THE WHO – Moving On Tour @ Rogers Arena

For WHO fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing:  the world’s most untameable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with syphmonic accompaniment this summer and fall in 2019.

The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.

Commenting on what WHO fans can expect on the 2019 MOVING ON! tour, Pete Townshend stated: ““The Who are touring again in 2019.  Roger christened this tour Moving On! I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. Looking forward to seeing you all.  Are you ready?”