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MUSIC The Fair at the PNE: Sum­mer Night Con­certs

Aug. 31: The Doo­bie Brothers | Sept. 1: Rick Spring­field | Sept. 2: The Gipsy Kings fea­tur­ing Ni­co­las Reyes and Tonino Baliardo | Sept. 3 and 4: iHeartRa­dio Beach Ball (tick­eted event) • PNE Am­phithe­atre • Free with ad­mis­sion or tick­eted re­served seat­ing start­ing at $20, tick­

Elvis Pres­ley Day Party

In recog­ni­tion of the 60th an­niver­sary of Elvis Pres­ley’s live stage show in Van­cou­ver, a cel­e­bra­tion party is be­ing held, fea­tur­ing Randy Elvis Friskie, his band and sev­eral Elvis trib­ute artists. • Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, 2205 Com­mer­cial Dr., Aug. 31, 6-11 p.m. • $2 face­

Five for Fight­ing with String Quar­tet

Chart-top­ping singer-song­writer John On­drasik, a.k.a. Five for Fight­ing, is known for his pi­ano-based rock and top-40 hits in­clud­ing Su­per­man, 100 Years and The Rid­dle. • Rio Theatre, Aug. 31, 8 p.m. • $40,

Gunz N’FN’ Rosez

Guns N’ Roses trib­ute, with OC/DC (AC/DC trib­ute). • Venue Night­club, Aug. 31, doors 7:30 p.m. • $12, myshow­, venue­


Amer­i­can folk, soul, blues and pop music duo, con­sist­ing of hus­band and wife singer-song­writ­ers Amanda Su­dano and Ab­ner Ramirez. • The Im­pe­rial, Aug. 31, 9 p.m. • $18.50,

Mid­dle Kids

Rock band from Aus­tralia tours to sup­port the re­lease of its de­but self-ti­tled EP. • Bilt­more Cabaret, Aug. 31, 9 p.m. • $13, tim­brecon­

Smash Boom Pow

Go to higher pow­ers with Smash Boom Pow as they take over For­tune Sound Club, with friends Melo­dra­ma­nia, Il­lacuda and Jonah Ocean. • Aug. 31, doors 8 p.m. • $10, for­tune­sound­

Co­quit­lam Sum­mer Con­cert Se­ries

Pack a pic­nic and en­joy a free con­cert un­der the evening sky. The mu­si­cal lineup will in­clude var­i­ous music styles. • Sept. 1: Clavi­nova Nights, The Bruce James Orches­tra • Town Cen­tre Park Plaza, Co­quit­lam, Sept. 1, 7-9 p.m. • Free, co­quit­­mer­con­certs

Gabriel Palatchi

An orig­i­nal blend of dif­fer­ent gen­res such as Latin jazz, tango, funk, klezmer, gypsy, reg­gae, samba and elec­tronic. • Blue Frog Stu­dios, White Rock • Sept. 1, 7 p.m. • $39.50, blue­frogstu­

Guns N’ Roses

Leg­endary hard rock band bring their Not In This Life­time Tour to B.C. Place. • Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. • $35-$275,


Blue-eyed soul duo plays songs from its al­bum, Warm On A Cold Night. • Com­modore Ball­room, Sept. 1, doors 8 p.m. • $20-$23, tick­et­mas­

Whistler Presents: Out­door Con­cert Se­ries

Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.: Jann Arden. One of Canada’s most cel­e­brated and loved artists. | Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.: The Boom Booms. Alt-soul band from Van­cou­ver blends Latin, folk, reg­gae and rock for an en­er­giz­ing show that won’t dis­ap­point • Whistler Olympic Plaza • Free,­certs/

Au­gust Alsina: Drugs Tour

R&B star from New Or­leans. • Com­modore Ball­room, Sept. 2, 9 p.m. • $35,

Chris McClen­ney

23-year-old soul/R&B artist takes a holis­tic ap­proach­ing to mak­ing the music that he loves. • For­tune Sound Club, Sept. 2, 7 p.m. • $15, for­tune­sound­

De­cap­i­tated & Thy Art Is Mur­der

Pol­ish and Aus­tralian metal bands co-head­line. • Rick­shaw Theatre, Sept. 2, doors 7 p.m. • $27.50, tick­et­

Madou Diarra

An evening of West African folk genre known as ‘Hunter music.’ • WISE Hall, Sept. 2, doors 8 p.m. • Free, face­


Hot Thoughts is the ninth al­bum from this in­die rock/pop band. • Malkin Bowl, Stan­ley Park • Sept. 2, 8 p.m. • $45,

Tavis E. Tri­ance & The Nat­u­ral Way

A multi-faceted project spring­ing from the mind of singer-song­writer Tavis E. Tri­ance, for­merly of the Royal Moun­tain Band and Spoon River. • Bilt­more Cabaret, Sept. 2, doors 8 p.m. • $12-$15, tick­et­


New York-based pop singer-song­writer tours to sup­port her de­but re­lease, Some­where In Be­tween. • The Cobalt, Sept. 2, 8:30 p.m. • $15, tim­brecon­ Gol­d­room: High Seas Boat Tour With guests Wmn­stud­ies and Trizzy. • Sails aboard the Abitibi, Plaza of Na­tions Ma­rina • Sept. 3, board­ing 3 p.m., ends 7 p.m. • $45, tim­brecon­

iHeartRa­dio Beach Ball

Brings some of the hottest names in music to the Fair at the PNE. • Sept. 3, doors 2 p.m.: Lorde, Alessia Cara, Liam Payne, The Strum­bel­las, Shawn Hook, Scott Hel­man, Vir­ginia to Ve­gas, Ralph | Sept. 4, doors 2 p.m.: Train, Blondie, Ser­ena Ry­der, Philoso­pher Kings, Ruth B, Chris­tian Hud­son • PNE Am­phithe­atre • $69, $89, $119, tick­ (Fair gate ad­mis­sion not in­cluded)

Lionel Richie | Mariah Carey

Multi-plat­inum-sell­ing artists, mul­ti­ple Grammy Award win­ners and music icons, Lionel Richie and spe­cial guest Mariah Carey bring their All the Hits Tour to Rogers Arena. • Sept. 3, 7 p.m. • $39.95-$165,

Sum­mer Sundays Con­certs

This out­door sum­mer con­cert se­ries fea­tures live R&B, funk, soul and blues. • Sept. 3, 2 p.m.: Wailin’ Walker • Rocky Point Park, Port Moody • Free, sum­mer­sun­


Death/black metal group. • WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St. • Sept. 4, doors 7 p.m. • $16.75, thein­vis­i­ble­o­r­­

Opera & Arias: The Bar­ber of Seville

Bard on the Beach Shake­speare Fes­ti­val brings Rossini’s music to life with a cos­tumed con­cert staging ex­cerpts from his ever-pop­u­lar opera. Per­formed by the UBC Opera En­sem­ble, ac­com­pa­nied by mem­bers of the Van­cou­ver Opera Orches­tra. • Vanier Park, Sept. 4, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • From $21, bar­don­the­


L.A.-based rock band, con­sist­ing of sis­ters Este Haim, Danielle Haim, and Alana Haim. On tour in sup­port of their sec­ond stu­dio al­bum, Some­thing To Tell You. • Malkin Bowl, Stan­ley Park • Sept. 4, 7 p.m. • $42.50,

Music in the Park

Bring a pic­nic and en­joy live music, art demon­stra­tions, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and a na­ture-in­spired art gallery set against the stun­ning back­drop of the North Shore moun­tains and Capi­lano Reser­voir. • Capi­lano River Re­gional Park, North Van. Meet at park­ing lot near Cleve­land Dam. Lim­ited park­ing, no pets. • Sept. 4, noon-5 p.m. • Free, nvartscoun­

Sim­ple Plan

Mul­ti­plat­inum Cana­dian pop-punk icons cel­e­brate the 15th an­niver­sary of their 2x Plat­inum de­but al­bum No Pads, No Hel­mets….Just Balls. • Com­modore Ball­room, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m. • $45,


Ice­landic singer-song­writer and mu­si­cian. • The Im­pe­rial, Sept. 6, doors 8 p.m. • $25, tick­et­mas­

Havoc (of Mobb Deep)

New York rap­per/record pro­ducer Havoc of Mobb Deep makes his For­tune Sound Club de­but. • Sept. 6, doors 9 p.m. • $15, for­tune­sound­

Oh Won­der: Ul­tral­ife Tour

Lon­don, Eng­land-based song­writ­ing duo of An­thony West and Josephine Van­der Gucht craft slow-groov­ing, R&B-flecked tunes. • Malkin Bowl, Stan­ley Park • Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. • $35,

Skil­let: Un­leashed Tour 2017

Amer­i­can Chris­tian rock band. • Com­modore Ball­room, Sept. 6, doors 7 p.m. • $42.50,

Opera High­lights

With pi­anist An­gus Kel­lett and vo­cal­ists from Burn­aby Lyric Opera. • Silk Purse Arts Cen­tre, West Van • Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. • $15,

Bif Naked

Cel­e­brated in­ter­na­tional record­ing artist, poet and au­thor brings her I, Bi­fi­cus Songs and Sto­ries Tour to Lan­g­ley. • Cas­cades Casino Re­sort Sum­mit Theatre, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. • $42.50, tick­

Birds of Chicago

A roots music col­lec­tive based around JT Nero and Al­li­son Rus­sell. Whether. • St. James Hall, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. • $26, rogue­

Cig­a­rettes Af­ter Sex

Brook­lyn-based pop band tours to sup­port its self-ti­tled de­but full-length re­lease. • The Im­pe­rial, Sept. 7, 9:15 p.m. • $20, tim­brecon­

Rev­erend Hor­ton Heat

Texas-based rock­a­billy/psy­chobilly band. • Com­modore Ball­room, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. • $35,

FES­TI­VALS Fair at the PNE

Fea­tures re­turn­ing favourites like the Su­perDogs and Craft Beer Fest, the Pa­cific Spirit Horse Show, Farm Coun­try, nightly con­certs, food, food and more food, 50+ rides and more. • 2901 E. Hast­ings St. • Un­til Sept. 4 •

13th An­nual BOLDFest

A long week­end for bold, old(er) les­bians from across Canada and the U.S. to meet up, net­work, learn, cel­e­brate who we are. In­cludes work­shops, so­cials, en­ter­tain­ment, walk­ing tours and more. • Coast Plaza Ho­tel, 1763 Co­mox St. • Aug. 31-Sept. 4 •

Rich­mond World Fes­ti­val

Pop­u­lar Cana­dian rock­ers Tokyo Po­lice Club and Korean hip-hop star Ver­bal Jint will head­line. Also in­cludes more than 75 music and dance per­for­mances, the FEASTival of Flavour a Global Vil­lage and Ar­ti­san Mar­ket­place. • Mi­noru Park • Sept. 1 and 2 • Free, rich­mond­world­fes­ti­

Your Kon­ti­nent: Dig­i­tal Car­ni­val 2017

Bring­ing art to the heart of com­mu­nity, this event is a cutting-edge show­case of emerg­ing me­dia art tal­ent; new, im­mer­sive dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies; and in­no­va­tive, in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary art prac­tices. • Mi­noru Park, 7191 Granville Ave., Rich­mond • Sept. 1-2, 7:30-11 p.m. • Free, cinevo­lu­tion­­fo­lio-item/dig­i­tal-car­ni­val-2017/

Nikkei Mat­suri Fes­ti­val

Fam­ily-friendly Ja­panese fes­ti­val fea­tures food, a game zone, Bon-Odori, Mat­suri Star Tal­ent Search, Hello Kitty & Friends, Taiko and more. • Nikkei Cul­tural Cen­tre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. • Sept. 2 and 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. • nikkeimat­

Ser­bian Days Fes­ti­val

En­joy Ser­bian cul­ture, dance, music, food and games. This unique fes­ti­val will fea­ture live per­for­mances, arts and crafts, a kid zone and tra­di­tional food. • 505 E. 63rd Ave. • Sept. 2 and 3, noon-8 p.m. • Free, ser­bian­

Tai­wanese Cul­tural Fes­ti­val

Cel­e­brate the Tai­wanese cul­ture with con­certs, a giant street party with ven­dors and food stalls, film screen­ings, live en­ter­tain­ment, lec­tures, culi­nary events and much more. • Var­i­ous down­town lo­ca­tions • Sept. 2-4 • Free,

14th An­nual Fes­ti­val del Maize

Come en­joy tra­di­tional Latin Amer­i­can cui­sine made with corn! Ta­males, pu­pusas, riguas, elote loco, atoles, na­chos, paste­les, bur­ri­tos and more. • Bri­tan­nia Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1661 Napier St. • Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. • Free, face­

5th An­nual Pol­ish Fes­ti­val

Pol­ish music, sing­ing and folk danc­ing and a spe­cial pro­gram for chil­dren and youth, plus ven­dors and plenty of de­li­cious tra­di­tional Pol­ish food such as sausages, per­o­gies and pas­tries. • Lynn Val­ley Vil­lage, North Van • Sept. 3, 2-7:30 p.m. • Free, bel­

Safe & Sound Music Fest

Head­lined by con­tem­po­rary R&B artists Ma­jid Jor­dan, DVSN, Jessie Reyes and spe­cial guest k-os, live music fans will be able to en­joy high-cal­i­bre per­for­mances in a beau­ti­ful out­door set­ting. • West­min­ster Pier Park, New West • Sept. 3, noon-10 p.m. • $55, VIP/$95, safe­and­sound­

Vic­tory Square Block Party

Back for its 13th year, this an­nual fes­ti­val hosted by Music Waste Fes­ti­val, CiTR 101.9FM and Dis­corder Mag­a­zine high­lights lo­cal, in­de­pen­dent music in a free end-of-sum­mer cel­e­bra­tion. • Vic­tory Square, Cam­bie and Hast­ings St. • Sept. 3, 2-9 p.m. • Free, face­

10th An­nual Ac­cor­dion Noir Fes­ti­val

The fes­ti­val cel­e­brates its 10th an­niver­sary as Canada’s only fes­ti­val of al­ter­na­tive ac­cor­dion music. This year’s spe­cial an­niver­sary edi­tion fea­tures a pan­theon of in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal ac­cor­dion tal­ent. • Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, Sept. 7-10 • ac­cor­dion­noir­

Swarm 18

A two-night event that marks the launch of Van­cou­ver’s artist-run cen­tre (ARC) pro­gram­ming sea­son with ex­hi­bi­tion open­ings, per­for­mances, screen­ings and spe­cial events. • Var­i­ous venues, Sept. 7 and 8 •

Van­cou­ver Fringe Fes­ti­val

This an­nual al­ter­na­tive theatre fes­ti­val is a cel­e­bra­tion of theatre. Over 11 days ev­ery Septem­ber, more than 90 theatre com­pa­nies share their cre­ativ­ity on stage. This year’s tagline is ‘Get Lucky at the Fringe’ with a gam­bling-in­spired theme meant to en­cour­age you to take a chance on shows at the fes­ti­val. • Sept. 7-17 • van­cou­ver­

JUST AN­NOUNCED Luke Si­tal-Singh

Raised in the south­west Lon­don sub­urb of New Malden, in­die folksinger/song­writer Luke Si­tal-Singh re­leased his first EP, Fail for You, in late 2012. • Rio Theatre, Oct. 14 • $18.50,

King Krule

Singer-song­writer, mu­si­cian and pro­ducer from Eng­land. • Vogue Theatre, Nov. 5 • $25, tim­brecon­

Ani DiFranco

Amer­i­can singer, multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist, poet, song­writer and fem­i­nist icon tours in sup­port of her new CD, Bi­nary. • Van­cou­ver Play­house, Nov. 6 • $74.50, tick­et­

Man­dolin Or­ange

Amer­i­cana/folk duo tours in sup­port of its re­cent al­bum, Blind­faller. • Bilt­more Cabaret, Nov. 8 • $20,

Hill­top Hoods

Aus­tralian hip-hop group con­sist­ing of MCs Pres­sure, Suffa and DJ Debris. • Vogue Theatre, Nov. 18 • $29.50,

Bar­ney Ben­tall and the Cari­boo Ex­press

A fundrais­ing con­cert in sup­port of Potluck Café So­ci­ety, hosted by Cana­dian music icon Bar­ney Ben­tall and a ros­ter of friends. • Vogue Theatre, Nov. 25 • $39.95-$100, tick­et­

Shane Koy­czan

Award-win­ning spo­ken-word poet and au­thor. • Vogue Theatre, Dec. 1 • $27.25-$32.25, tick­et­

Todd Rund­gren joins Yes, one of the world’s most re­spected pro­gres­sive rock bands, for a show at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Theatre on Sept. 5. • Tick­ets at

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