The Scout List, Vol. 441

From our calendar to yours comes this carefully considered agenda of cool things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver from October 4 to October 10, 2017. Please note that you can now get the Scout List – with a few extra pieces of intel included – sent to your inbox every Thursday. Sign up for your subscription in the sidebar.

CITY | The Dutch sure have that bycicle thing figured out, right? 22.5 million bicycles for a population of 18 million – thats an impressive statistic! But are separated cycle tracks, dedicated bike streets and off-street paths things that only work in The Netherlands? On Thursday, October 5th, you are invited to join Modacity and the Dutch Cycling Embassy for an evening of dialogue, film and discussion on this very subject! Thu, Oct. 5 | 7:30pm | DUDOC Vancouver (1489 Frances St.) | Free | DETAILS

RARE BOOKS | If you’ve been bitten by the book collecting bug, you’ll want to hit Heritage Hall this weekend. The Vancouver Rare Book, Photograph, and Paper Show goes down Saturday and Sunday. With booksellers and dealers from near and far in booths and at tables stocked with everything from mysterious maps, delicate botanical prints, first editions and rare pressings, this is a great place to build up your collection. Learn from the experts, touch incredible books and meet other bibliophiles; there is no way you could ever afford and smell the unmistakably magical smell of old books! Oct. 7-8 | Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 9am-3pm | Heritage Hall (3102 Main St.) | $10 | DETAILS

MID AUTUMN MOON | Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen gardens on Sunday. Expect mooncakes, music, tea and lanterns as well as traditional Chinese games, calligraphy, painting, weiqi, dim sum and, of course, the relaxing and beautiful gardens themselves. From event organizers: “This year, the festival has expanded beyond the garden’s white walls and into the outdoor courtyard adjacent to the Chinese Cultural Centre. Come and enjoy live performances, fun activities, and delicious food with the entire family, and get an early start on your Thanksgiving long weekend” Fri, Oct. 6 | 5:30-10pm | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens (578 Carrall St.) | $10 ($20 Family) | DETAILS

FILM FEST | The Vancouver International Film Festival continues. So much to see! Check the VIFF website to peruse the impressive and varied line-up of fantastic films from around the world. You can search by content type, date, series, genre, venue – whatever makes sense to you. In addition to all the great films, there are a series of talks and events. Check out Industry Exchange, an engaged discussion that aims to bring executives and content creators together to learn about the latest industry trends and developments. Now though Oct. 13 | Various Times and Locations | DETAILS

CITY | The Vancouver Heritage Foundation has partnered with the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre to offer Vancouverites a new take on what makes the city unique. The New Perspective on History lecture series aims to shine a light on a range of topics from the unique vantage point of the iconic ‘flying saucer’ shaped observation deck at Harbour Centre. This week, Cultural Landscapes: Vancouver’s South Asian Community with speakers Naveen Girn, Paneet Singh and Milan Singh. Get to know Vancouver a little more intimately by diving into its deeper history! Sat, Oct. 7 | 9:45am | 555 W Hastings St. | $21.95 (includes entry to Vancouver Lookout) | DETAILS

NATURE | The Stanley Park Ecology Society is offering a few hours of forest education this Sunday. Head to the park to take part in an introduction to the curious world of mushrooms! Learn the basics of mycology at the Stanley Park Pavilion and then head out into the forest spot common mushrooms and practice your identification skills. No actual harvesting allowed. Ages 12+ are welcome. Register early to secure a spot Sat Oct 7 | 1:30-4pm | Stanley Park Pavilion (610 Pipeline Road) | $20 | DETAILS

BELLS AND WHISTLES | The fellas behind Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco open their new beer-focused, sports-themed restaurant, Bells and Whistles, this week and it looks pretty amazing. I’ve heard lots of good things about it and can’t wait to check it out myself (Andrew was on hand for their staff tasting and their friends and family service earlier this week). Lots of photos and details here. Look at that breakfast burger! Open for Lunch & Dinner | 3296 Fraser St. | DETAILS

THANKSGIVING | It’s a long weekend! The weather is expected to be mostly lovely; the moon is full; pumpkin patches are popping – this is going to be a great three days! Hit a farmers market for all the best veggies (see below), score a pie from The Pie Shoppe on Powell Street (call ahead, they tend to see out of those tasty little dudes pretty fast and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed). If you’d rather not cook, consider a vegetable feast at The Acorn (they are taking booking for Sunday and Monday), or grab to-go dinner with all the trimmings from Railtown Cafe. Your primary responsibility to yourself is to relax!

EASTSIDE FLEA | What a perfect weekend to hang out at Eastside Flea. Cruise booths of curated goodies from over 50 local vendors selling everything from candles and textiles to jam and necklaces. Always a good crowd of friendly folks. Plus pinball, pool, music and food trucks. See you there. Oct 7-8 | various times | Ellis Building (1024 Main St.) | $3 | DETAILS

EAT LOCAL | They say you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Well, Main Street, Downtown and Mount Pleasant Farmers Markets all deliver their last market of the season this week – so we’re giving you the heads-up, take full advantage of the harvest season and the fact that these markets are here for you this weekend – because they’ll be gone next. All kinds of apples are happening right now, plus healthy kale, grounding squash, and all tomatoes. Also cheeses, artisan breads, preserves, honey, wild salmon, cookies, and pies. Support the people who grow and make our food! DETAILS
Main Street | Wed, 2-6pm | 1100 Station Street
Downtown | Thu, 11am-3pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
West End | Sat, 9am-2pm | 1100 Block of Comox
Trout Lake | Sat, 9am-2pm | North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
Riley Park | Sat, 10am – 2pm| 30th Avenue & Ontario Street
Kits | Sun, 10am-2pm | 2690 Larch @ 10th
Mount Pleasant | Sun, 10am-2pm | Dude Chilling Park

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