Events


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!

 

Aug
22
Thu
“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour (Abbotsford) @ Abbotsford Centre
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour (Abbotsford) @ Abbotsford Centre | Abbotsford | 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 Abbotsford at The Abbotsford Centre  August 22nd 2019

Tickets go on sale November 16th at 10am!

Aug
25
Sun
Americas Olympic Qualifier Tournament @ Softball City
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm

 

12 of the best Women’s Softball teams from North and South America will be competing for one of two available berths at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan – and for Canada, it means chasing their Olympic dream on home soil, at Softball City in Surrey, August 25 and September 1.

For our national team, it will be very much a home-coming, as seven of the 15 roster positions are occupied by British Columbians – while the other members of the team have a long-term affinity with this ball park and its passionate fans.

Canada comes into the tournament as the highest ranked team (3rd in the World) and will play the prime time game every night.

 

Canada’s Opening Round Robin Schedule:

Sunday, August 25th, 7:30pm Canada (3) vs Cuba (17)
Monday, August 26th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Argentina (25)
Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Guatemala (18)
Wednesday, August 28th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Puerto Rico (4)
Thursday, August 29th, 6:00pm Canada (3) vs Bahamas (39)

 

Super Round and Olympic Qualification:

The “Super Round” will take place Friday August 30th to September 1st. The top two teams from the Super Round will gain entry into the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

This event will be historic and if you are interested in being part of the Olympic journey, ticket information is available at: https://americassoftballqualifier.com

Pet-A-Palooza
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival is coming back! Pet-A-Palooza™ is the free and pet friendly festival that everyone is talking about, and it’s the most fun you’ll have with your pet all summer. Bring your pet to sample treats, food, accessories, toys and get hooked up with loads of free swag!

Join the fun in Yaletown at 1100 Mainland St on August 25 to meet over 60 exhibitors for the latest toys and treats for your four-legged friends.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!! @ The Revel District @ the PNE Fair
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Take Me Out to the Ball Game!! @ The Revel District @ the PNE Fair

Come watch the Toronto Blue Jays play Seattle LIVE on the BIG screen in the Revel District at the PNE Fair on Sunday, August 25th from Noon – 5pm.   It’s a brand new experience brought to you by Rogers and Sportsnet650.   We’ll have exclusive prize giveaways, a Blue Jays Alumni autograph signing, and all the fun you expect at a baseball game.  The is open to all PNE guests. Seating is first come, first serve.

Game starts @ 1:05pm.

Aug
31
Sat
2019 TAIWANfest @ Granville St
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day

Spot the connection between Taiwan and Vietnam through a bowl of pho! Join us at TAIWANfest 2019, where we reveal the answers!

Hear the blend of Western and Chinese percussion music with Taiwan’s renowned Ju Percussion. Watch, taste, and learn about the bridges that food builds at “Friendship Kitchen”. Don’t worry if you don’t understand rock band Sorry Youth’s Taiwanese lyrics – you’ll feel the emotions of Taiwan just by hearing their “Island Scream”! Be in for a surprise, as a truck morphs into the Taiwan Stage for robotic performers to dance under the dazzling lights. Experiment with the savoury flavours of traditional soy sauce production at the “Soy Sauce Test”.

Explore it all – and much more! – with free admission at TAIWANfest 2019!

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

Sep
13
Fri
ABRA Cadabra – A Tribute To ABBA In Mission @ Clarke Theatre
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Experience the music of ABBA like never before with ABRA Cadabra coming to The Clarke Theatre in Mission on Sept 13th, The Centennial Theatre in North Van on Sept 14th and the Bell Centre in Surrey on Oct 25th!

Featuring a live band, powerful vocals & dancers, this all-ages stage show will have you dancing & singing along to your favourite ABBA songs including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance, SOS, Waterloo & many more!

Past shows include performances for the Malaysian Royal Family, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Universal Studios in Florida (opening for Kool & The Gang), The Queen Elizabeth Theatre (opening for Boney M), the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, The PNE, The Commodore Ballroom, The Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre, The River Rock Show Theatre, The Bell Performing Arts Centre, The McPherson Playhouse in Victoria and more!

More info at www.iloveabba.com

Sep
14
Sat
ABRA Cadabra – A Tribute To ABBA in North Van @ Centennial Theatre
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Experience the music of ABBA like never before with ABRA Cadabra coming to The Clarke Theatre in Mission on Sept 13th, The Centennial Theatre in North Van on Sept 14th and the Bell Centre in Surrey on Oct 25th!

Featuring a live band, powerful vocals & dancers, this all-ages stage show will have you dancing & singing along to your favourite ABBA songs including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance, SOS, Waterloo & many more!

Past shows include performances for the Malaysian Royal Family, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Universal Studios in Florida (opening for Kool & The Gang), The Queen Elizabeth Theatre (opening for Boney M), the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, The PNE, The Commodore Ballroom, The Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre, The River Rock Show Theatre, The Bell Performing Arts Centre, The McPherson Playhouse in Victoria and more!

More info at www.iloveabba.com

Sep
18
Wed
Cops for Cancer – Tour de Coast
Sep 18 – Sep 26 all-day

 

Support BC’s police officers and emergency responders riding in the 20th year of Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast! From September 18-26, riders will cover 900km through the Sea to Sky corridor, the Sunshine Coast, and down to Greater Vancouver from Maple Ridge to Richmond, raising money to support pediatric cancer research.

Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast comes from the Canadian Cancer Society, the largest national charitable funder of childhood cancer research in Canada. Through this event and other Cops for Cancer initiatives, millions of dollars have been raised by hundreds of law enforcement and emergency services personnel.

Help support families affected by childhood cancer today! More info at copsforcancer.ca.