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 March 13 to March 20, 2019. 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
BEER | Satisfy that mid-week hankering for beer among your fellow suds-lovers at the East Side Beer Fest tonight. The party goes down at Wise Hall and all proceeds from both ticket sales and draw prizes directly support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Find out more.
PIE | Thursday is Pi Day. Obviously you’ll want to pay your respects by stuffing your face with a slice of pie. Our picks? The Pie Shoppe (pull up a seat and enjoy yourself a some of their legendary lemon buttermilk before you scoop up a savoury pie to take home for dinner) and The Pie Hole (get in on their Pi Day offer of 4″ pies for $3.14 while supplies last). Can’t decide? Hit both establishments. The more pie the better, right?
SKATE | Dry pavement season is coming. Get back into the groove with an indoor rollerskate jam this Saturday. Expect music, knee high socks and a satin jacket or two. No skates? No problem. Got skates covered? Even better. Only 60 tickets available, and a portion of proceeds will go to the Mothers Matter Center. Find out more.
HANDMADE | Looking to refresh your wardrobe for Spring? Don’t miss out on First Pick Handmade this weekend… “a handmade fashion and accessories show with a boutique department store feel.” Pick up jewellery, leather goods, skin care products and a sweet hat made from recycled super-soft cashmere (spring weather can be nippy, so keep those ears warm). Everything is handmade. All local. All good. Find out more.
VEGAN MARKET | You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy the Vegan Night Market going down at the Waldorf Hotel this Thursday night. The event features a bunch of animal-friendly and environmentally-conscious vendors selling everything from baked goods, chocolate, kombucha and veggie foods to ethical undies, accessories and hair care — plus a bike swap and live music! Whatever your motivation, this sounds like a fun and laidback way to kick-off your weekend on an ethical high note. Find out more.
STICK | A handful of Vancouver’s most prolific wheat paste artists are getting together for their first gallery exhibition: Stick. Head to Red Gate this Thursday night for the opening night party and get up close to the artists who historically (and purposely) create under-the-radar art. We’ll be there and it’ll be a blast. Can’t make the opening? No worries, Stick continues until March 28th, and is viewable from 2pm to 4pm on the weekends. Need some background? Check out this recent Scout interview here and find out more about the exhibition there.
ART | The Made From Scraps project is a series of art-based events that challenge artists to create using salvaged materials. In the most recent volume of the series, Made From Scraps challenged 40 local artists to transform discarded BC Western Hemlock wood tiles into art. Now that the results are in and up on the walls it’s time for us to check out how these artists used a “diversity of creativity” to modify the leftovers into exhibition-worthy works. Hustle down to Space (1-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday) for a look. Each tile is on sale for $150. Find out more.
FEAST | St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday. Skip the green beer and celebrate with a proper family-style meal at The Irish Heather. With a spread of corned beef, colcannon mashed potatoes, braised cabbage, honey roasted carrots, apple crumble and pint of Guinness (or a glass of wine), “Your Ma’s Kitchen” traditional St. Patricks Day dinner sounds like just the ticket. Reservations strongly recommended. Find out more.
EAT LOCAL | Although it doesn’t technically kick in until next week, tasty signs of spring are already starting to pop up at markets and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Schedule yourself a trip to one of two Winter Farmers Markets this weekend to score some stinging nettles, fresh chives, green onions, young lettuce and lovely eggs from happy chickens. Also still on the scene: hearty root vegetables, fresh bread, dried fruits and loads of preserves. Eat Local! Find out more.
LEARN | UBC’s Green College has us covered with their Monday night lecture: The Resurgence of Arms Racing and the Collapse of Nuclear Arms Control. Andrew Lichterman (Western States Legal Foundation) visits to talk about things like political instability, nuclear weapons and the erosion of democracy. Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom…consideration will also be given to what can be done to change things up. Thinking about a world free of nuclear threats sounds like a worthwhile way to occupy a Monday night, right? Find out more.