What: The iconic, Grammy-award winning band return for a select stadium tour this summer, and it all starts right here in Vancouver at BC Place. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album, The Joshua Tree, U2 will be performing the album in its entirety, with the support of a number of special bands. In Vancouver, their support is popular indie/folk rockers, Mumford & Sons.
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
What: Known for his “Classical Bass”production style, LA-based DJ/Producer JayKode performs at VENUE for the grand opening of EMBRVCE Fridays. EMBRVCE Fridays is a new night dedicated to shining a light on emerging artists, new music, and the culture that goes along with it.
Image: Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society / Facebook
What: Join the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society for a historic stroll around old Port Coquitlam guided by local historian Bryan Ness. The tour departs from the Museum and Archives and ends at the Bandshell in Leigh Square with a concert by Choral Connections.
Where: PoCo Heritage – 2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam
What: The Richmond Night Market draws crowds from across the province who travel to taste to rows on rows of vibrant cuisine offered and check out the diverse line-up of nightly performances on to 50-foot entertainment stage.
Where: 8351 River Road (nearby Bridgeport Station), Richmond
When: May 12 to October 9. Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm
Admission: $3.75 (regular admission). Kids 10 and under, seniors 60 and up are free. Zoom pass (up to 7 visits) is $20.
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.