What’s Happening This Weekend: 15 Vancouver events for September 22 to 24

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      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. 


      Learn to Weave Cloth (beginners)

      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

      Admission: $300


      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

      Admission: Free

      Richmond Culture Days 2023

      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

      Admission: Free



      Vancouver Etsy Co - Fall Pop Up Market

      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

      Admission: Free

      First Pick Handmade

      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

      Admission: $3

      Shipyards Festival

      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

      Admission: Free

      Lovro Peretić

      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

      Admission: $42

      Mushtari Begum Festival

      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

      Admission: $20+

      Swapnaa Tamhane: No Surface is Neutral

      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

      Admission: Free

      2023 Interior Design Show Vancouver Consumer Day

      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

      2nd Annual South Rock Art Tour

      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

      Admission: Free

      Queens of Soul

      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

      Where: Orpheum

      Admission: $26+

      Fall at the Farm

      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

      Admission: $18



      Tangerine Dream

      Tangerine Dream is performing at Rickhaw Theatre.

      When: September 24, 7pm

      Where: Rickshaw Theatre

      Admission: $42.50

      NO VACANCY album release

      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

      Admission: $10

      Want more? Check out our events page to find out what else is going on around the city.