Events


Aug
4
Sun
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
10
Sat
Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival @ Deer Lake Park
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Officially celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival has released the full details of their highly anticipated 2019 lineup. Now in its second decade, the family-friendly event returns to Deer Lake Park on Saturday, August 10, 2019, and will feature performances by Feist, Lord Huron, Dan Mangan, The War and Treaty, William Prince, and Southern Avenue.

This nine-hour event showcases an eclectic variety of world-class music in the City’s most picturesque venue of Deer Lake Park. We strive to appeal to a wide spectrum of audiences and are committed to enriching the cultural and economic fabric of our region.

Aug
12
Mon
17th Edition of the Odlum Brown VanOpen @ Hollyburn Country Club
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join NEWS 1130 for all the 17th edition of Odlum Brown VanOpen.  The Odlum Brown VanOpen is Western Canada’s largest and most celebrated tennis event. It offers a total of $208,320 USD in prize money and provides players the opportunity to gain valuable world-ranking points on both the ATP and WTA Tours.

It annually attracts 130 international and professional players from over 33 countries. Milos Raonic, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Johanna Konta, Kevin Anderson, Eugenie Bouchard, Vasek Pospisil, Marion Bartoli, Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova are among the top stars who began their careers at the Odlum Brown VanOpen.

Tickets are on sale now.  Last year sold out, so don’t delay.    Early bird pricing is on until July 5th.

Be part of the experience and sign up to volunteer.  Find the online form at HERE

We are also looking for energetic youth to join the Ball Crew.  Learn more HERE

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!

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
3
Thu
Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver with LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico @ Concord Pacific Place
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver with LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico @ Concord Pacific Place

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Vancouver with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. For the very first time in BC, audiences are invited from October 3 – December 15.

Due to popular demand, Cirque du Soleil is excited to be adding three weeks of performances (November 26 to December 15, 2019) to the previously-announced Vancouver engagement of its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. With its new dates of October 3 to December 15, 2019, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.

In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

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With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), a juggler tossing seven pins at breakneck speed, and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulation.

Follow #LUZIA and #cirquedusoleil on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

 

 

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?”