Musical things to do This Weekend

It is finally Friday, for most of us the work/school week is coming to an end. If you do not have any weekend plans yet, it is not too late to go and see some excellent live music, in some cases for free.

Mariana’s Trench Live in Stanley Park

Popular Vancouver Pop / Rock band Mariana’s Trench is live at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park tomorrow night, the 18th, at 7:00. The band has only played one show since January 2020 and will be excited to get back on stage, especially following the news of their 2015 album Astoria hitting platinum status during the week. You can find our more about this show and the band here.


An Orchestral Tribute to Daft Punk

Concept Eventz and Alternative Symphony have teamed up to bring Daft Punk to life on stage once again. After the duo announced they were finished together six months ago, this is the content fans have been craving. A live orchestra, including everything from violins to DJs and singers, will perform a collection of Daft Punk’s greatest hits in the Imperial on Saturday night at 8:30pm. Find more information on the event here.

Fourth Annual Monstercat Comound

The fourth annual Monstercat Compound is set to take place, rain or shine, in Railtown on Saturday. The event will feature two stages, 16 different artists and groups, food trucks, beer gardens, video games and more, all for free! You only need to RSVP on the Monstercat  website to gain yourself a spot in this all day block party. For more information on the event, click here.

Sound Sculptures

Local musician Ben Brown has made it his goal in the last year to learn how to play Vancouver as his instrument, and his work is coming to a head in a series of free live performances. For four weeks, Ben will drum on four different sculptures, statues and landmarks around the city, accompanied by live dancers. Last week was show #1, this Sunday afternoon will be show #2 at The Gate to the Northwest Passage at 3:00. For more information on Ben and his show, click here.

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