This week: walk for a good cause, invite money into your life, connect with art in your community + more

1. Vancouver AIDS Walk — Sunday, September 23

AIDS WalkFacebook/AIDS Walk VanThe Vancouver AIDS Walk is a local favourite for those looking to both have fun and raise funds for a good cause. This year, the walk is a quick 2.5 km route along Beach Avenue to English Bay and back along the seawall, passing the AIDS Memorial.
Sunset Beach,1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver; Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., with walk at Noon; Register online

2. Word Vancouver Festival — Wednesday, September 26 to Sunday, September 30

2. Word Vancouver Festival — Wednesday, September 26 to Sunday, September 30Flickr/Word VancouverThis free festival celebrates literacy and combines a love of reading with performances, workshops and free exhibits. Be sure to visit the Vancouver Public Library on Sunday, September 30 for the festival’s grand finale street party.
Details online

3. Never Still — Wednesday, September 26 to Saturday, September 29

3. Never Still — Wednesday, September 26 to Saturday, September 29Never StillVancouver choreographer Vanessa Goodman brings us the stirring dance performance Never Still. This workinspired by waterwill wash over you as it explores social, biological and environmental themes.
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver; Performance at 8 p.m.; Tickets $30

4. Passions 2018 Gala — Wednesday, September 26

4. Passions 2018 Gala — Wednesday, September 26PassionsCalling all Vancouver foodies! In support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, the Passions Gala will bring together culinary creations from the city’s top chefs and the finest wines from New Zealand. Restaurants participating this year include Maenam, Joe Fortes and CinCin. Come together over delicious food to raise funds to improve the lives of people living with HIV.
Performance Works,1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver; Doors at 6:30 p.m.; General admission tickets $225

5. Money Magick with Ceremonie — Thursday, September 27

5. Money Magick with Ceremonie — Thursday, September 27EventbriteLet Vancouver shamanic medicine teacher and ritualist Mimi Young show you how to invite prosperity into your life. You’ll learn the energetic principles and rituals needed to live abundantly. You’ll be blissed out... and invite more money into your life by using Feng Shui basics and magick rituals.
Nectar Juicery, 3633 Main Street, Vancouver; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tickets $65

6. Vancouver International Film Festival — Thursday, September 27 to Friday, October 12

6. Vancouver International Film Festival — Thursday, September 27 to Friday, October 12VIFF The Hummingbird ProjectVIFF returns to bring you cinema from around the world and around your own backyard! This year, VIFF has more than 300 films and a slew of exciting events like creator talks and special presentations, featuring everyone from Jane Goodall to RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. Pick up a VIFF guide and start planning your film festival experience!
Details online

7. Les Belles-soeurs — Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, October 6

7. Les Belles-soeurs — Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, October 6Gateway TheatreMichel Tremblay’s classic Canadian play Les Belles-soeurs is coming to the Gateway Theatre to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Germaine is a housewife in 1960s Montreal who hosts some girlfriends for a stamp-sticking party. A flurry of taboo conversations and gossip ensues, as jealousy and resentment build... and threaten to tear the neighbourhood apart.
Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond; Various dates and times; Tickets from $29

8. Culture Days — Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30

8. Culture Days — Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30Flickr/Culture DaysCulture Days is a grassroots movement that invites people to connect with artists, creators and designers working in communities throughout the province. There are a ton of activities like open artist studios, performances, workshops and special tours. Whether you’re fascinated by architecture, dance or even local history, there’s sure to be something for you at Culture Days.
Details online

9. Cannabis Hemp Conference — Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30

9. Cannabis Hemp Conference — Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30Facebook/Canna Hemp ConferenceAhead of legalization next month, the Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo explores how the use of cannabis can enhance well-being and includes workshops at which you can learn how to make your own cannabis-infused edibles and care products. Come hear cannabis science, ecology and spirituality experts share their knowledge and empower the public to make informed choices.
Details online

10. Fall Wine Dinner Series at Origo Club: Château Fuissé — Friday, September 28

10. Fall Wine Dinner Series at Origo Club: Château Fuissé — Friday, September 28Origo ClubThe new Origo Club in Richmond is hosting a seasonal dinner series that’s a can’t-miss for lovers of French wine. Pairing Burgundian wines from the historic cellars of Château Fuissé with a six-course menu featuring plenty of seafood by Chef Davi Pan, this is going to be one extravagant evening.
Origo Club, 110 - 6888 River Road, Richmond; Dinner at 6 p.m.; Tickets $185 per person