Mix of Six: Sept 18-20

Comedy Fest
Opening Weekend
Various Venues

Massive comedy festival features top performers like Steve Martin, Carol Burnett, and Steve Smith (aka Red Green). www.comedyfest.com.

Interior Design Show
Friday-Sunday
Vancouver Convention Centre

Western Canada’s annual premiere residential design show featuring more than 200 exhibitors is on this weekend. www.idswest.com.

Steve Nash’s Show-down in Downtown

Saturday
David Lam Park

Eight-a-side charity soccer match featuring Steve Nash, other NBA stars, and the Vancouver Whitecaps. Funds raised support the underprivileged children. Tix: free. www.stevenash.org/showdown.

Blues & Chili Festival

Sunday
Abbott Street

Gastown’s best chefs face off in a chili competition and local blues musicians, headlined by Jim Byrnes, set the mood for a fun day in Vancouver’s coolest ‘hood. Proceeds go to Girls Rock Camp Vancouver.

BMO Grouse Grind Mountain Run
Sunday
Grouse Mountain

Canada’s most famous trail is hosting its annual run starting at 10 a.m. to benefit the Adopt an Athlete program. www.grousemountain.com

AIDS Walk for Life
Sunday
Stanley Park

The Vancouver leg of this national event raises funds for the B.C. Persons with AIDS Society. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 11 a.m. Info: www.aidswalkforlifevancouver.ca.