As sad as we are to see summer go, there is plenty to be enthused about when it comes to the fall programming that is in store for us.
From corn mazes to new hobbies, handmade markets to delicious treats, the new season is being celebrated in a big way in this weekend’s events.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Learn how to weave cloth on a simple rigid heddle loom in this weaving workshop for beginners.
When: September 22, 23, 6pm
Where: Eastside Atelier
Firedamp is a new 20-minute octophonic composition by Alexi Baris, developed as part of Western Front’s artists-in-residence program, and as a parallel event to Rachelle Sawatsky’s solo exhibition Vitals.
When: September 22, 23, 6pm
Where: Western Front
Experience creativity in every corner, share in the joy, and celebrate together as Richmond artists and arts organizations offer inspiring interactive events and behind-the-scenes access to a wide range of art forms and creative practices.
When: September 22 to October 15
Where: Richmond Cultural Centre
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Discover more than 90 makers with unique handmade goodies—from jewellery to pottery.
When: Until September 23, 10am to 5pm
Where: Robson Square Ice Rink
The annual fall First Pick Handmade returns to transform Heritage Hall into a 3,300-square-foot pop-up sustainable shopping event.
When: September 23 and 24, 11am to 6pm
Where: Heritage Hall
This free one-day event features multiple stages with live music, a site-wide beer garden, an artisan market, food trucks, and more.
When: September 23, noon to 10pm
Where: The Shipyards
Croatian guitarist Lovro Peretić will be performing at Pyatt Hall as part of the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society’s 2023/20224 series. The 28-year-old has won over 30 international guitar competitions.
When: September 22, 7pm
Where: Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music
The 12th annual Mushtari Begum Festival celebrates Indian classical music and dance, and features New West’s Kathak/Harmonium maestra Amika Kushwaha.
When: September 23, 7pm
Where: Massey Theatre
Surrey Art Gallery has just announced the solo exhibition Swapnaa Tamhane: No Surface is Neutral, which is set to open on September 23. There will be a conversation between artist Swapnaa Tamhane, gallery curator Jordan Strom, and associate curator of adult programs Sameena Siddiqui at 6:30pm that day. The exhibition will be on display until November 26.
When: September 23 to November 26
Where: Surrey Art Gallery
Interior Design Show Vancouver Consumer Day will feature keynote speeches from industry leaders including Lynda Reeves, Alykhan Velji, Emma Reddington, Ryan Donohoe, and Kyla Bidgood. The full show runs from September 21 to 24 and showcases all things design.
When: September 23 to 24
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
Admission: $10+, available online
Over 30 artists will be showcasing their work across 19 separate locations across South Surrey and White Rock for the second-annual South Rock Art Tour.
When: September 23, 24
Where: Turnbull Gallery and other locations
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating the queens of soul music, including Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and Adele.
When: September 22, 23, 8pm
Maan Farms in Abbotsford is kicking off its celebration of fall this weekend with its forest pumpkin patch, terrifying corn maze, barnyard adventureland, and a whole lot of other fall favourites.
When: September 23 onwards
Where: Maan Farms
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Tangerine Dream is performing at Rickhaw Theatre.
When: September 24, 7pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre
The newest album from Grinch Simpson, NO VACANCY, releases on September 24, blending post punk, garage rock, and indie rock. The band is performing at Green Auto to celebrate the album release.
When: September 24
Where: Green Auto
Want more? Check out our events page to find out what else is going on around the city.