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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 email@example.com.
Read on for this week’s lineup.
Spend an evening in Gastown listening to live music, playing giant jenga and enjoying dinner from local restaurants. As the light goes down, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra is set to perform and will be followed up by an immersive light show experience.
When: August 25Where: GastownCost: FreeMore Info: gastown.org
This two-day celebration highlights the winners and faves from the 2022 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. The fest includes screenings of the winners, receptions and a special closing gala so you can mingle with the filmmakers.
When: August 26-27Where: VIFF CentreCost: On a sliding scale; from $5More Info: viwff.ca
Head out to Richmond to see a stunning display of over 90 varieties of sunflowers, dahlias and other flowers, spread over 20 acres of farmland. There are tons of photo-op moments including a flower wagon. Plus there will be a lemonade stand, mini doughnuts and local food trucks.
When: August 13-September 5Where: Richmond Country FarmsCost: $10 weekdays; $12 weekends and holidaysMore Info: richmondsunflowerfest.com
This open-air concert starts the day as a family-friendly event with a performance by DJ Miss Sparklez featuring Rickie Wang followed by theatre games, puppet story time and art activities perfect for kids. The evening event is adult-focused with a performance by local soul, jazz and R&B singer Krystle Dos Santos and her three-piece band. There will be wine and beer available at the concert as well as snacks and frozen treats.
When: August 27Where: Gateway TheatreCost: Afternoon concert $15; Evening concert $30More Info: gatewaytheatre.com
In collaboration with Monsoon Arts Fest, the Punjabi Market is set to be a day of dance, music, cuisine, and family activities. There will be a range of dance performances, including Karima Essa and traditional Salish song and dance by Tstasu Stalqyu. Music is a huge part of the evenet with multiple singing performances from artists like Robyn Sandhu and Jugpreet Bajwa. There will also be live poetry presentations and fun activities for kids and families. Expect food trucks on site serving an array of tasty treats, including free jalebis from Himalaya Restaurant.
When: August 28Where: Corner of Main and 49thCost: FreeMore Info: monsoonartsfest.ca