Summer Solstice Sesh Fruit & Sour Beer Fest Heading for East Van This Weekend

Spring officially switches gears into Summer tomorrow, June 21st - basically your call-to-action to make the most out of these elongated days which, not to be a bummer, begin to wane as of Thursday... One way to fulfill your 'duty' is by hitting Luppolo Brewing Company this Saturday, June 24th.

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day Deliciously at The Burrow x West Coast Bannock Pop-Up

This Wednesday, June 21st, there are many ways to come together and celebrate the contributions, history and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities - including hitting The Drive to fill up on Bannock Tacos!

The Countdown to Steel & Oak Brewing’s ‘SO9’ Nine-Year Anniversary Party Starts Now

The festivities will be going down on Sunday, June 25th in the lot behind the brewery, at 1319 3rd Avenue in New Westminster.

Kiko Nakata x Noah’s Cafe Collaboration Dinner

On Wednesday, June 21st, Cliff Chi (Noah's Cafe) and Kiko Nakata (Tall Shadow) are coming together for a one-night-only seven course dinner with drink pairings - and we think you should buy tickets now if you want to attend!

Tasty Flavours of Hope Market & Food Fair Goes Down in Mount Pleasant This Friday

Gather a few fellow food-loving pals to hit Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House for the roll out of the 'From Kitchen to Market Newcomer Women Food Business Launch', June 16th.

Get Schooled on ‘Beer 101’ with The Bad Academy & Persephone Brewing Company

For their June 24th workshop, The Bad Academy is connecting with Persephone's sole female brewer, Ayla Diebelonly, to give participants a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the brewery operation, talk about the background of brewing styles, and more.

Seven New & Recently Opened Places to See, Make, and Learn About Art, Mapped

From a gallery in a spare bedroom to a public artwork along one of Vancouver’s luxury retail streets - there are plenty of new and vastly varying places to see art around town right now.

Escape to Vancouver Island for the 15th Annual BC Seafood Festival, June 23-25th

With over 20 events spread over three days, ranging from dinner-and-drinks to chef demonstrations and workshops, the fest is a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-involved sort of deal (the best kind) that will leave you feeling full and happy...and probably even a little smarter.

Celebrate Filipino Heritage Month with an ‘Enchanted Evening’ in the Chinese Classical Garden, June 16th

The second of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden's summer concert series is perfectly timed and in tune with the middle of Filipino Heritage Month.

Get into Summer Mode at the Alley-Oop Street Party on June 17th

We're talking standard street party stuff - good food and treats you can eat with your hands, a proper bar set-up, plus plenty of entertainment all-evening-long - with admirable intentions, organized by the rad folks of Binners' Project.

Round Two of the ‘Fruit Forward’ Queer Wine Social Goes to the Birdhouse, June 11th

This Sunday they're taking the party to Mount Pleasant, for a night of patio vibes, natural wine, good tunes, games and more, outdoors on the parking lot patio of 44 West 4th Avenue (Eastside Studio's newest inclusive queer event space).

Best Places to Score a Kayak Rental In and Around Vancouver, 2023

When temperatures climb, keeping cool is key. With that in mind, we’ve mapped out a list of spots currently offering hourly and extended rentals (along with their summer hours and pricing).

L’Abattoir Kicks Off Their 13th Anniversary Celebrations This Sunday with Alumni, Shaun Layton

For his one-evening-only 'Homecoming' stint, Layton will be revisiting his L'Abattoir days by posting up behind the bar, mixing up classic cocktails as well as some of his current creations.

Fourteen BC Ciders to Sip on This Spring and Summer, Mapped

Once again, we've entrusted the BC community of cider-makers and -lovers to give us their recommendations on what to sip on over the months ahead.

W Projects Gallery Moves into the Del Mar Building and Opens Doors This Weekend

The street-level space, at 555 Hamilton has been sitting empty for a while now. However, all that changes as of Saturday, June 3rd, when W Projects moves in, installs their first exhibition, and opens doors to the public.

Kitsilano’s ‘Folke’ Restaurant is Celebrating Their One-Year Anniversary in Triplicate

To celebrate their business baby's first birthday, chefs and co-owners, Colin Uyeda and Pricilla Deo, have a whole slew of events planned to say "thank you" to all their supporters.

Four Winds Brewing is Throwing Their 10-Year Anniversary Party on Saturday, June 3rd!

Attention local craft beer lovers: make taking a trip out to the Delta brewery your priority this weekend.

Hit Up Modus ‘After Dark’ This Weekend

This time around, the Mount Pleasant cafe is offering up an à la carte menu that combines Japanese simplicity with Belgian snack culture, created by Modus resident cook/baker, Raphael Pirenne.

Coho Collective Buys Purebread Bakery

Coho has the vision to take the Purebread concept - known for its high-quality bread, loaves and cakes topped with thick buttercream icing - to a larger market nationwide.

Sensory Cinema is Back This June, Pairing ‘Parasite’ and Kissa Tanto’s Chef Joël Watanabe

After an almost five-year-long hiatus, 'Sensory Cinema' is back, bringing together critically acclaimed films with secret tasting menus - and tickets to the first event go on sale today!

Izakaya-Style Snack and Jazz at Dosanko Every Tuesday Starting May 30th

After eight months of closure following last year's fire, the beloved Japanese homestyle restaurant is bringing back their popular Izakaya-style pop-up in tandem with live jazz - the perfect opportunity to slip up to the bar and reconnect with the Dosanko crew...

The 7th Farmhouse Fest is Expanding to Include an All-New Wine Fair, August 13th

Fans of funky wines will be pleased to know this year's event includes an extra day dedicated to exploring the world of natural wine, adding up to a full weekend of sunshine [knock on wood], snacks and good drinking!

Get Hopped Up At The Magnet on June 3rd

Got a serious 'thing' for hoppy beer? Good news for you: the Gastown restaurant (from the crew behind Brassneck Brewery) has declared Sunday, June 3rd as a day of hop devotion, with the return of 'Hoppapalooza'.

A Look Inside New ‘Tall Shadow Bakery’, Opening Doors on Hastings Street This Week

The new bakery and cafe will see longtime Farmers Market favourite, Tall Shadow Breads, take the long-awaited leap into a brick-and-mortar situation.

Three of Vancouver’s Best Chefs Plan Dinner Services at Shady Hazel Farm This Summer

This summer's dinners will see three Vancouver Chefs taking inspiration and ingredients from the farm, where proprietors Ian and Sara grow a variety of vegetables, while also ethically raising heritage breed lamb and Kune Kune pigs.

Four Hospitality Professionals + Artists Coming Together for a Special Art Show, June 1st

With 'Three Servers and a Pastry Chef' it's especially inspiring to see a group of people who log so many hours on restaurant floors finding the drive to unite and do something cool and creative, and beyond the immediate demands of their day jobs.

Score a Seat at the “Seeyousoon” X Endswell Farm Collab Dinner Series, June 10 + 11

Celebrate all that early June produce has to offer by making your way to the Bowen Island farm for a multi-course fresh-air dining experience focused on seasonality, fermentation, and sustainability.

Take a Look Inside “Street Hawker”, Opening Softly for Your Long Weekend Dining Pleasure

New fast-casual, counter-service eatery, Street Hawker (3088 Main Street) is ready to serve up Southeast Asian-inspired burgers, sandwiches, fries, and proper milkshakes.