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Get Into the Free Economy Spirit at The Burrow’s Brunch & Bazaar, Feb. 9th

This Friday, deke out of work if necessary and dip by Commercial Drive institution, The Burrow, for their Brunch & Bazaar pop-up.

If anyone asks, this isn’t your average brunch or shopping event; yes, you’ll potentially walk away with a sated belly and some cool new(ish) duds… but besides nourishing your body affordably and replenishing your closet (for free!), this is also the opportunity to find new homes for your old, gently used threads (time to get proactive with your spring closet-cleaning!), have fun, and connect with other like-minded folks in the community. A bit more about the motivation, from co-owner Aiyana Kane: “At The Burrow, one of the cornerstones of why we exist is to participate in the community in meaningful ways. We’ve been less able to do that these days, with things being so tight and stressful. We are in desperate need of something fun and life-giving. Enter The Burrow Brunch and Bazaar.”

Simply show up at the plant-based-restaurant-slash-community-hub between 10:30am and 2pm with your clothing donation, big or small, and a bag to tote home any new finds. The brunch-ing bit is totally optional, so if you don’t have the time or cashflow, there’s no need to stress. The Burrow ‘gets it’. Bonus: any clothing that doesn’t get adopted by Bazaar attendees will be donated to the Vancouver WISH Drop-In and Union Gospel Mission. DETAILS

The Burrow
Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
2781 Commercial Dr.

Wellness in Whistler: A Weekend Dive into Nourish

The Nourish Wellness Festival is on in Whistler until Sunday, June 23rd. Here’s a quick rundown of some highlights happening over the remaining weeks of the festival, along with our personal suggestions of where and how to flesh out your visit with extra good eats and activities.

Join Cafe Medina for Their One-Night-Only ‘Summer Crush’ Beer Dinner, June 13th

Although still a week out from Summer's 'official' advent, we think that there's certainly no harm done getting an early start calibrating yourself to the season by reacquainting your palate and stomach with some of its best flavours and ingredients.

New VIFF Series Celebrates a Vancouver Architecture Legend on the Big Screen

Curious to learn more about the correlation between film and our city's most famous figure in architecture? Get your answers by attending as many of the Erickson on Film programs as you can finagle.

Head to East Van for Some Community-Minded DIY Fun and Discussion, June 9th

For one-evening only, the James Black Gallery is hosting Vancouver-based art/community collective, Anartchists, for a punk-as-f*uck zine-making workshop in support of Palestine. You should definitely go!