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 27 to April 2, 2019. 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.
SPITBALL | Life Between Umbrellas is a City of Vancouver contest aimed at making public spaces (streets, plazas, laneways, parks) a little more rain-friendly so that Vancouverites can be more engaged during the soggier months. Like the idea of contributing but not sure how to kickstart the process? Hit this Spring Break drop-in info session this Thursday (1-5pm). Remember, Vancouver sees 160+ days of rain every year. Wouldn’t it be cool if we had public spaces that took that into consideration? Find out more.
ARCHITECTURE | The UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture hosts their sixth and final Apéritif lecture this Friday evening. To cap the series, SALA presents Canadian architect Omar Gandhi, whose studio recently won the 2018 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture (Canada’s highest honour for built projects). His work is stunning, so we imagine this will be a compelling lecture. Find out more.
FILM | There’s a 24 Hour Movie Marathon going down at the Cinematheque this weekend. Think of it as a gigantic sleepover with one big screen. From The Cinematheque: “It’s the sleep-be-damned challenge that only the most seasoned cinephiles dare tussle with! Per usual, a carefully crafted, super-secret lineup of films will be served — a medley of forgotten gems, arthouse hits, and WTF curios from the four corners of our spinning globe. At the finish line: the coveted title of Movie Marathon Survivor!” BYO blankets and pillows. Find out more.
BUY ART | Looking to add to your art collection but feeling a little light of pocket? Don’t despair – hit Sticky, a one night only art show featuring 3×3 inch works of art on post-it notes. Yep, you read that right: Post-It Note art. Hundreds of artists will contribute 6–10 pieces each, and each piece will be priced at $20. The space above your light switch could finally come together…the empty patch on your refrigerator door filled! Note: cash only. Find out more.
GROW | This is the time to start planting your vegetables. Not sure how to get started? Village Vancouver is offering a beginners-level gardening workshop that will school you on the basics of soil health, planting from seed vs. transplanting, watering habits, harvesting guidelines, and more. Gardening experts and an on-site seed library make this a one-stop crash course in gardening that could launch you into some tasty salads come summer. Find out more.
VEGGIES | The Vegan Longtable Tea is a community minded family-style six course meal inspired by the concept of high tea – minus the animal products. Tickets are $45 and for that you can expect to fill your belly with tasting-plate fare, canapés, baked goods and sweets as well as Juice Truck juice pairings, kombucha, and, obviously, tea. This is a great way to make some new pals and taste some new food. Vegan Longtable Tea goes down at The Juice Truck’s flagship store on 5th Avenue this Saturday with two seatings (11am and 1pm). Tickets are going fast. Find out more.
FUSE | The Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family Fuse Week continues until Friday. Head to the gallery each day (12-4pm) for a kid-friendly line-up of workshops, activities and tours focused on the theme of ‘Make! Move! Discover!’ From the VAG: “Join us as the Gallery becomes a space of exploration and active collaboration, where visitors can explore their questions, ideas and responses to the artworks on display through Artist Workshops, led by local artists and art educators; engaging in-gallery activities with our team of experienced Art Agents; and art-making activities in The Making Place.” Yay, art! Find out more.
GIG | English ‘space rock’ band Spritualized play the Commodore Tuesday night. As the Wiki explains: “Space rock is a rock music genre characterized by loose and lengthy song structures centred on instrumental textures that typically produce a hypnotic, otherworldly sound.” Word. Tickets aren’t cheap at $45 per, but “Otherwordly” does sound like a good way to trip a Tuesday night. Find out more.
FARMERS! | Tasty signs of spring are hitting the Farmer’s Markets this week. 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.