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Here's how you can celebrate the 2018 Junos in Vancouver

From hockey games to a songwriters' circle to the big awards night gala, Vancouver is host to a week-long celebration of Canadian music
Michael Buble
Michael Bublé.

As excited as people are to welcome Michael Bublé back to public life when he hosts the 2018 Junos on March 25, the celebration of Canadian music is more than just a one-night affair.

All this week, Vancouver is playing host to a myriad of Juno-inspired events including exhibitions, a comedy night and a “rock vs. jock” hockey game.

Here’s a quick guide to Juno Week activities:

• from now until April 7: Juno photography exhibit at Pendulum Gallery, 885 W. Georgia St., Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• from now until March 25: Juno House special exhibition at Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe St., open daily, times vary. Free.

• Mar. 22: Juno Cup hockey practice at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave., Burnaby, 3:30 p.m. Retired NHLers will get ready to face off against Canadian musicians.

• Mar. 22: Juno Cup Jam featuring fun musical collaborations and covers at The Imperial, 319 Main St., 8 p.m. Proceeds to MusiCounts. $20, 19+.

• Mar. 23 to 25: #604Stacks, world exclusive three-storey experiential universe that celebrates upcoming release of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One at the Juno celebration site, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.

• Mar. 23: Juno Cup hockey game at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave., Burnaby, 7:30 p.m., $20.

• Mar. 23: Sirius XM Canada Juno Comedy Show, including nominees Charlie Demers, DJ Demers and Rebecca Kohler, at The Comedy Mix, 1015 Burrard St., 8 and 10:30 p.m. $20, 19+.

• Mar. 23 and 24: JunoFest, two-night music celebration with 95 bands at 15 venues across the city. Nightly line-ups feature three or four artists per venue with Juno nominees and local musicians. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. A $30 wristband gets you access to all venues, both nights. The schedule is here.

• Mar. 24: Beats Per Moment yoga class with lululemon global yoga ambassador Ryan Leier and featuring 2018 double-Juno nominee Felix Cartal, at Parq Vancouver ballroom 9 to 10:15 a.m. Suggested donation: $10.

• Mar. 24: Junior Junos, a morning of moving and grooving with live performances from Children’s Album of the Year nominees, crafts and meet-and-greet with CBC Kids, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free.

• Mar. 24: Stories from the Studio, a panel discussion with nominees hosted by Juno-winning recording engineer John Bailey, Little Mountain Sound Studio A, 210 W. 7th Ave., 12 to 2 p.m. $30 at MusiCounts.ca.

• Mar. 24: Juno Fan Fare, with interviews, live performances, give-aways and three selfie sessions with nominees and Canadian Artists performers, Metrotown Metropolis, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, 12 to 3 p.m. Free.

• Mar. 24: MusiCounts StarBand Performance, featuring Juno winners, Dear Rouge and multi-school wind orchestra, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, 3 to 3:35 p.m. Free.

• Mar. 24: Juno Gala Dinner and Awards, honouring winners and recipients of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award and the Humanitarian Award, private event.

• Mar. 25: Juno Songwriters’ Circle, hosted by Jann Arden and Bob Rock and featuring Jim Cuddy, Iskwé, Rose Cousins, Ruth B., and Scott Helman, Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St., 12 to 2 p.m. Tickets start at $39.

• Mar. 25: Red Carpet, live-streamed by JunoTV.ca with host Sam Sutherland, Rogers Arena, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

• Mar. 25: Awards broadcast, hosted by Michael Bublé and featuring performances by Arcade Fire, Arkells, Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page, Daniel Caesar, Diana Krall, Felix Cartal, Jessie Reyez, Lights, Shawn Hook, The Jerry Cans and a tribute to Gord Downie featuring City and Colour and Sarah Harmer. At Rogers Arena and broadcast live on CBC, 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets $59-$149.

 

You can enter to win the Courier's Ultimate Juno Prize Pack, with tickets to the major events, here. Contest closes March 19.