3 Must-Attend Events This Spring

Our top picks for what’s new in theatre, music and art this March and April. 


Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells A Story 

When: March 13
Where: Royal Theatre
More information: rmts.bc.ca/royal-theatre

Randy Bachman will never go away. And that’s good. The elder statesman of Canadian rock may only be 175 years old, but his never-ending roadshow, Every Song Tells A Story, is worth its weight in gold albums — and Bachman has sold 40 million of them! On this must-see tour, Bachman also pays special tribute to his early mentor and inspiration, George Harrison.

2018 SPARK Festival

When: March 8 to 28
Where: Belfry Theatre
More information: belfry.bc.ca

A rock star takes a starring role, Daniel MacIvor does American monologist Spalding Gray and a few torn-from-the-headlines shows — this is the Belfry’s 2018 SPARK Festival. It’s too much to ask to recommend just one of the shows, so go see all five. Although, since you’re asking, the strangest is an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Tomorrow’s Child, which is played as an immersive audio experience for a blindfolded audience.

Nautical Chart Art Workshop

When: April 14
Where: Maritime Museum of BC
More information: mmbc.bc.ca

Remember those old movies about sailors and tall ships and how they used to unroll huge nautical charts on a desk and point at them? The Maritime Museum of BC is rolling out its own collection of out-dated, local nautical charts. In a 90-minute workshop, you can turn these maps into 3D art using origami. We’re a coastal city. We should do this stuff.

This article is from the March/April 2018 issue of YAM.