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 July 10 to July 16, 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.
CREATE | The Mobil Art School is having a group collage session on Friday night. Led by artist and collage enthusiast Elizabeth Zvonar, this 3-hour workshop begins with a brief overview of the history of collage before introducing some exercises to help get the ball rolling on individual projects. Reasonably priced drinks will be available to help lubricate the creative process. Grab a buddy and a beer, sift through magazines and create a work of art to take home with you. Talk about a productive Friday night! Tickets are $25. Glue, scissors, magazines and other materials provided. Find out more.
GIG| Local band Necking is having their ‘Cut Your Teeth’ record release show at Red Gate on Friday night. They’ll be joined by musical pals Emma Lee Toyoda (from Seattle), Security Guard and Bedwetters Anonymous. We expect this will be a good show! Find out more.
SNAKES? | The Indiana Jones Trilogy screens at The Rio Theatre on Friday night. Settle into over six hours of awesome adventure. We’re talking Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade — back to back to back. Add a grilled cheese and a cold beer and there’s no reason to leave until well after midnight. From the Rio: “And yes, you read that right, “trilogy.” Because we like to pretend that fourth installment never happened.” Me too! Find out more.
ARCHITECTURE | The West Vancouver Museum offers its annual home tour this weekend. Choose between a seat on the bus or a self-guided adventure (both with an option to attend a reception at the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club) and experience firsthand some stunning West Coast Modernism. Start your day at the Museum to take in the exhibition (“Design for Living: West Coast Modern Homes Revisited”) and pick up your information package containing details of the five houses featured in the tour. Museum staff and guest architects will be at each home to point out details, tell stories and provide context. Finish the day with a glass of wine and an ocean view and compare notes with your fellow design wonks. Find out more.
ART | Canadian photographer and artist Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s “5 Years of Me” opens at The Bau-Xi Gallery this week. Hustle to the opening reception on Saturday to check out his large format aerial photographs of deceptively serene oceans and sprawling shorelines dotted with itsy bitsy people (looking more like beautifully staged miniature world dioramas than snapshots of real life). 5 Years of Me continues until July 27th. Find out more.
CULTURE | The Indian Summer Festival is on! With dozens of events (many free) at multiple venues through to Sunday, this is a festival with a lot to experience. Expect musical performances, brain-expanding talks, visual arts exhibitions, public art programming and some really, really great food. Our picks this week would be the Curator’s Tour of Moving Still: Performative Photography in India (Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday at 1pm, details here) as well as an evening with comedian, writer and podcaster Hari Kondabolu (see Warn Your Relatives on Netflix) at The Vancouver Playhouse (details here). Find out more about Indian Summer Festival here.
RECYCLE | The fifth annual RecycleFest is happening at Trout Lake this weekend. This could be a very productive morning…haul your broken electronics, unwanted small appliances and busted power tools over to recycle fest; stick around for a free yoga class, free food, games, and music and then leave (lighter) to skip across the park and fill your reusable grocery bags at the Farmers Market. What a productive and grounded start to your Saturday! Find out more.
EAT LOCAL | We are at the peak of Farmers Market season around the city! Take full advantage of these pop-up sources of good to stock up on fresh local food. Fill your reusable shopping bag with tasty salad greens, fresh blueberries and herbs galore, not to mention cheeses, artisan breads, preserves, honey, wild salmon, cookies, and pies. Support the people who grow our food! Find out more.
FIESTA | In case you didn’t hear, Tacofino is going to be a semi-permanent and fully-delicious fixture at Strange Fellows Brewery. To celebrate this tasty development, they’re throwing a taco patio party on Saturday and we’re all invited! Grab some pals and hustle down to Strange Fellows on Saturday (1-7) for tacos, burritos, music and a margarita-inspired Black Lime Pilsner. Bonus: the first 50 guests through the doors at 1pm get a FREE TACO!! Can’t make it to the party but want to enjoy tacos and beer another day? You can hook yourself up Thursdays/Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays/Sundays 1-5pm all summer long. Find out more.
SUNDAY DINNER | Rustle up some friends and family for a Sunday dinner. No need to make a mess of your own kitchen, just roll up to one of the following kickass Sunday-only pop-up options: Chef Todd of Handtaste Ferments is having another of his famous seafood boils and we hear there might be a few seats left – DM chef on Facebook (here) or Instagram (here) to snag a seat; Ubuntu Canteen is having a Backyard Community BBQ from 3 to 9pm that sounds pretty great (details here); and the second Foghorn Fried Chicken pop-up is happening at Campangolo (more on that here).