5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (September 25- October 1)

A VIFF Canadian film debut, the Vancouver Fall Home Show and a local solo art exhibition.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

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1. Check Out the Canadian Premiere of Asog At This Year’s VIFF

September 30 – October 1

Film buffs, assemble! The Vancouver International Film Festival is back (September 28- October 8) and we’re buzzing about Juno-nominated comedian and hometown hero Seán Devlin’s film Asog making its Canadian debut. It’s a rollercoaster ride blending comedy, Filipino mythology and a dash of reality. Follow Jaya and Arnel on their quirky journeys and meet some truly resilient villagers along the way. It’s a cinematic feast you don’t want to miss! Check out the VIFF online guide for all the amazing films at the fest this year (or why not check out our 10 picks?) Happy VIFF’n!

When: September 30- October 1
Where: SFU Woodwards
Cost: From $18
More Info: viff.org/whats-on/viff23-asog/


2. Get Inspired by Michael Abraham’s Art Exhibition

September 28- October 5

Michael’s back in town with his solo show, “Looking Forward, Looking Back.” Dive into a world of reflective art that’s both nostalgic and forward-thinking. And hey, there’s an opening reception on September 28. Free wine, anyone?

When: September 28- October 5
Where: Visual Space Gallery
Cost: Free
More Info: michaelabraham.com/news


HGTV Canada Celebrity Contractor Bryan Baeumler will be live on The Sleep Country Main Stage (Sept. 28 and 29th) Credit: Facebook

3. Spruce Up Your Space at the Vancouver Fall Home Show

September 28- October 1

Whether you’re a DIY pro or someone who can’t tell a wrench from a hammer, the Vancouver Fall Home Show is your gateway to home improvement heaven. Get the latest trends, meet the experts and transform your living space into a dream abode! Be the Bob Villa you wish to see in the world.

When: September 28- October 1
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
Cost: From $14
More Info: www.vancouverfallhomeshow.com


4. Dive into Drama with Empire of the Sun

September 28 – October 21

Pacific Theatre is bringing you a dose of drama with Empire of the Son. It’s a gripping tale that’s bound to leave you on the edge of your seat, pondering life’s profound mysteries. Grab your tickets and get ready for a theatrical experience like no other!

When: September 28 – October 21
Where: Pacific Theatre
Cost: From $37.50
More Info: pacifictheatre.org/pacific_theatre_play/empire-of-the-son/


5. Savour the Flavour at Growing Chefs’ Annual Gala

October 1

Foodies, it’s time to unite for a cause! From Farms to Forks is back, offering a culinary extravaganza that’s all about celebrating local food communities. Indulge in delectable delights and raise a toast to Growing Chefs’ annual gala. It’s a feast for your taste buds and your soul! 

When: October 1
Where: A-OK Commissary in the Aritzia Head Office 
Cost: From $200
More Info: Growing Chefs’ Annual Gala