The Scout List, Vol. 443

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 18 to October 24, 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.

GIG | Live music is such a good move. Do yourself some good and catch Louise Burns at The Fox Cabaret this Thursday night. The Vancouver singer-songwriter plays the Main Street venue in support of her latest release “Young Mopes”. Grab a cold bottle of beer and a place in the crowd. She puts on a fine show.  Thu, Oct. 19 | Doors 8pm / Show 9:30pm | The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.) | $15 | DETAILS

SHROOMS | If you’ve noticed curious specimens of mushrooms popping up on lawns and in local forests lately you are not alone. Mushroom season is in full swing and there’s much to know. As luck would have it, the Vancouver Mushroom Show goes down this weekend. Hook up with experts from the the Vancouver Mycological Society – a crew of fungi lovers that can fill you in on everything shroomy. Ask questions, check out displays and identification tables, and get the scoop on what to look for and what to avoid. From edible and medicinal to poisonous, dubious and deadly, there are scores of shrooms on the scene right now and it’s good to be schooled. Sun, Oct. 22 | 10am-4pm | Van Dusen Botanical Garden (37th & Oak) | $3 | DETAILS

HARVEST MARKET | There’s a cool evening market going down at Eastside Flea on Friday night. Cruise down to the Main Street venue to check out an exclusively food-focused line-up of 20+ local vendors. Making the evening even more delightful will be good music, the Melt City Grilled Cheese food truck, and some boozy hot apple cider. Fri, Oct. 20 | 6-10pm | Eastside Flea (1024 Main St.) | $3 | DETAILS

CITY | As the City of Vancouver considers the future of streets and transportation networks in the historic Gastown neighbourhood, they are interested in connecting with people who live, work, visit and commute through the area. Imagine Gastown Streets is an event that invites interested Vancouverites to tag along on themed walking tours focused on different aspects of neighbourhood life and attend a workshop to help develop a plan on the best ways to utilize and activate Gastown’s streets in the future. This event is free, but you must register to participate. Do that here. Sat, Oct. 21 | 1:30-4:30pm | Woodward’s Building (333 Abbott St) | DETAILS

FAIR | Spreading over the entire city block of Vine St. between West 6th and 7th, the Kits Harvest Fair will include a pumpkin patch, maker and craft vendors, a farmers market, food trucks, and a tasty pancake breakfast. And since no community event is complete without one, you can also expect a bouncy castle. Festivities spill from street to structure with live music, a multicultural spice display and a haunted house all happening inside Kits Neighbourhood House. This is a rain or shine event Sat, Oct. 21 | 10am-3pm | Kits Neighbourhood House (2305 West 7th Ave) | DETAILS

FERMENT FEST | From kombucha and kraut to cheese and chocolate – fermented foods are not only tasty but also fantastically healthy. Hit Ferment Fest in Olympic Village this Sunday and bring yourself up to speed on some of the techniques, ingredients and products that Vancouverites are using to explore the fermentation process. Talk to makers, ask questions, taste all the things and get in to the movement. Expect vendors tables, samples, and lots of enthusiasm. Sun, Oct. 22 | noon-5pm | Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way) | $3 | DETAILS

SHOP | This weekend’s Black Market t-shirt fundraiser is the perfect excuse to check out the new Black Lodge restaurant. Eight local artists have each donated a unique, East Van-inspired t-shirt design to be peddled for 25 bucks a pop, with proceeds going to the local non-profit, Drinkers Lounge, which provides assistance to people on the DTES who are dealing with alcohol addiction. Sat & Sun, Oct 21 + 22 | 1-5pm | Black Lodge (317 East Broadway) | DETAILS

RESPECT | If you’re looking for a way to process the death of Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie, consider hitting the Rio Theatre on Saturday for The Tragically Hip documentary Long Time Running. “Viewers will be given a unique and exclusive perspective into The Tragically Hip’s world through intimate moments, behind-the-scenes and on-stage footage, personal interviews with the band and close friends, as well as reactions from their devoted fans from across the country. Featuring Gord Downie, Gord Sinclair, Bobby Baker, Johnny Fay, and Paul Langlois.” Sat, Oct. 21 | Doors 3:45pm | Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway) | $12 | DETAILS

LAUGH | Relentless rain already got you down? You need a laugh to restore your sunshiny smile. Say Wha?! (Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing) happens Monday night. If you’re not familiar with it, Say Wha?! is a comedy show wherein a pile of funny people read from the worst books they can find. Here’s the official scoop: “Have you ever read a poorly written novel and thought to yourself, who publishes this crap? Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store? Perhaps you flipped through Sarah Palin’s/ Justin Bieber’s/ R. Kelly’s etc. autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.” Hit the Cottage Bistro to laugh your ass off. Mon, Oct. 23 | 8-10pm | Cottage Bistro (4470 Main St.) | $10 | DETAILS

HEADS-UP | Ready your brain for a real nuking because it hasn’t been properly melted until you’ve watched the 1970s Japanese cult horror flick, “House!” It’s a haunted house tale unlike anything else out there, which is why you should check it out next Tuesday night on the big screen at The Cinematheque! Tue, Oct. 24 | 7:30-10:30pm | Pacific Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.) | 19+ | TICKETS

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