Just Announced: concerts, musicals, painting exhibits, oh my!

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      This week’s recently announced events include a Dan Mangan concert, a dance/theatre hybrid from Kidd Pivot, an award-winning guitarist, and much more. Get yer tickets!

      Lovro Peretić 

      Croatian guitarist Lovro Peretić will be performing at Pyatt Hall as part of the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society’s 2023/24 series. The 28-year-old has won over 30 international guitar competitions. 

      When: September 22, 7pm

      Where: Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music

      Tickets: $42

      Aspiring Musicians Performance Series

      AMPS, AKA the Aspiring Musicians Performance Series, kicks off this November 8 and features performers and bands from a range of musical genres and styles. Big Easy Funk Ensemble and Redwoods kick things off on November 8.

      When: November 8 to June 4, 2024, times vary

      Where: Centennial Theatre

      Tickets: $20

      Dog Man: The Musical 

      TheatreWorksUSA is bringing Dog Man: The Musical to Vancouver’s Massey Theatre this October. It is based on the series by Dav Pilkey, the writer of Captain Underpants. 

      When: October 28 and 29, 1pm and 4pm

      Where: Massey Theatre

      Tickets: From $28

      Brass Camel

      The prog/funk rock group is returning to Vancouver on October 7 to support Apollo Suns on the Winnipeg band’s 40-date Departures Tour.

      When: October 7, 7:45pm

      Where: Biltmore Cabaret

      Tickets: $20

      Songbird North: Where Writers Sing & Tell

      This songwriters’ showcase features a folk-inspired lineup that includes Chris Ronald, Sarah Jane Scouten, and Ranj Singh. 

      When: October 3, 7:30pm

      Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

      Tickets: $25

      Jeff Wilson’s North by Northwest

      A new collection of paintings from Vancouver artist Jeff Wilson will be on display at the THIS Gallery starting September 16, with an opening reception at noon. 

      When: Starting September 16, 12pm

      Where: THIS Gallery

      Tickets: Free

      Haida Modern—the Art and Activism of Robert Davidson

      Indigenous artist Robert Davidson himself is expected to appear at a book signing and screening of the documentary about his life on October 13. 

      When: October 13, 7pm

      Where: James Cowan Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

      Admission: $25

      Kidd Pivot’s Assembly Hall

      Check out the new dance/theatre hybrid from Kidd Pivot, Assembly Hall, featuring a group of medieval re-enactors putting on a “Quest Fest” event. 

      When: October 26 to 28

      Where: Orpheum

      Tickets: $21+, available online

      Dan Mangan 

      Vancouver’s own Dan Mangan has announced that a visit to the Vogue Theatre will cap off his upcoming cross-Canada tour. 

      When: December 9 

      Where: Vogue Theatre

      Tickets: $40

      Magazinists’ Metropolis

      The experimental music duo Magazinists (that’s Matthew Tomkinson and Andy Zuliani) will perform the live soundtrack of 1927’s Metropolis to celebrate the silent film entering the public domain. 

      When: October 22

      Where: VIFF Centre

      Tickets: $18

      Scott Helman

      The singer-songwriter from Toronto is stopping by Vancouver on his The Back Together Tour with a performance at the Pearl. 

      When: November 11, 6:30pm

      Where: Orpheum

      Tickets: TBA


      Portugal’s fado star Carminho will be at the Centennial Theatre this October as part of a tour in support of her latest recording, Portuguesa.

      When: October 15, 7:30pm

      Where: Centennial Theatre

      Tickets: $35+

      Suddenly Slaughter

      The Biting School’s Suddenly Slaughter is getting a film adaptation that will premiere on October 10 at The Cinematheque, telling the story of tenants of a communal house in a poor part of Tehran. 

      When: October 10, 7pm

      Where: The Cinematheque 

      Tickets: $10


      Alt-pop band Dizzy from Oshawa, ON is performing at the Biltmore Cabaret on November 7 on the heels of their new self-titled album. 

      When: November 7, 7pm

      Where: Biltmore Cabaret

      Tickets: $20