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Engage Your Body and Brain with a Mount Pleasant Walking Tour This Spring

Break out your best walking shoes: local history-buff (and long-time Scout Contributor), Christine Hagemoen, is priming up for another series of on-foot tours through Mount Pleasant, with various dates scheduled throughout April and May...and spots are already filling up!

From Art Fairs to Gallery-Hopping: A Recap of 2024 LA Frieze Week

Be sure to save the dates for next year’s Frieze Art Fair (soon to be announced) so that you can plan your own art-filled experience; and, in the meantime, enjoy these highlights from this year's event.

Head to East Van for the Symmetric Allure Art Show, Kicking Off This Thursday

Forward-thinking, local non-profit arts organization, Outsiders and Others, has a new group art show going up on the walls of Alternative Creations Gallery & Studio this week, featuring six "artists who identify as outsider, self-taught, visionary, intuitive, and with disabilities".

Tickets Now On Sale for a Spring Seafood Feast at Farmer’s Apprentice, March 24th

This is your chance to familiarize your palate to a variety of lesser-known species from the sea in six flavourful, creatively executed courses.

Hit Container Brewing for One-Night-Only Table Service with PiDGiN

Everyone can use a dose of affordable, approachable fun right about now... Enter Chef Wes Young and the PiDGiN kitchen crew, who are carting their mobile commissary kitchen over to Container Brewing for a good-time party-time on March 26th...

Get Your Tickets for The Acorn + Pamplemousse Jus Brunch Before They Sell Out!

The Main Street restaurant and Summerland winery are banding together for a super special weekend service, coinciding with Pamplemousse's new Pet Nat release, March 30th and 31st only...

The St. Patrick’s Day Collab Between The Irish Heather + Mello Has Our Name on It

If you're the sort to write off St. Patrick's Day celebrations due to stereotypical associations with the messy, rowdy, green-beer-binge-drinking brand of partying - not so fast!

Get Schooled on International Cocktail Culture at Laowai

After an intense year of hands-on cocktail-related 'research', the team at this Chinatown speakeasy is primed to share their love of global cocktail culture with Vancouver via a bunch of boozy events (on their own stomping ground) as part of Vancouver Cocktail Week.

19 Years of Serving Big-Ass Burritos in Mt Pleasant: Get Down with Budgie’s at The Lido TONIGHT!

Before you dance the night away in a crowd of nice, fun-loving people, get to know your hostess and Budgie's founder, Macey Budgell, in this quick-and-dirty interview.

Fifth Annual ‘Frieze Los Angeles’ Takes Place Feb. 29th – March 3rd

Los Angeles, here we come! Here’s a run-down of what to expect from this year's 'Frieze Week'.

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

This isn't your average brunch or shopping event: 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, have fun, and connect with other like-minded folks in the community.

Hit The Magnet for Their ‘Island Darlings’ Tap Takeover, Feb. 10th

A change of scenery is nice, but sometimes the turnaround is just too short to justify the ferry trip. This weekend, we recommend forgoing the hassle of logistics in favour of a one-stop Vancouver Island brewery tour at The Magnet.

Eight Lunar New Year Events for Health, Prosperity and Fun

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 for Lunar New Year 2024.

Seven Exhibitions to Check Out This February

From tucked away galleries to museum institutions, here are seven exhibitions to visit this month, highlighting a range of emerging and established artists in cool spaces.

From Foraging to Feasting: Here are Eight Unusual Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine's Day is about showing love and appreciation, not about how much you spend. If you still feel obligated to mark the day with some gift-giving, we suggest opting for something more experience-based or activity-oriented.

Set a Sweet New Precedent with a Dessert Tasting Menu by Chef Kenta Takahasi

If, like us, you’re someone who prefers to go against the grain by making new traditions, versus breaking old ‘bad’ habits, then consider snagging a ticket to one of the Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Pastry Chef's upcoming events, kicking off next week.

An Inside Look at Three-Michelin-Star ‘Les Troisgros’

Attention local food-lovers and pleasure-seekers: if your movie-watching appetite is especially large, we recommend putting aside a chunk of time for one of VIFF's five scheduled showings of Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros this month - it's a veritable filmic feast!

Transition Into 2024 with Some Quality Downtime

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 now until January 8th, 2024.

Get Yourself Sorted with Free Tickets to the Phil Lind Initiative Talks at UBC

From music to movies, and novels to memes, The Lind Initiative series of talks examines how artists have wielded their creative powers to address critical issues, and the relationship between pop culture and politics. Tickets are free. Here is how to score yours...

Eleven Crafty Events to Hit This Holiday Season, Updated

For those, like us, who prefer to minimize the madness and lean toward a more convivial, laid-back and community-minded shopping experience, we've updated our list of holiday markets, fairs and pop-ups on our radar, happening around Vancouver through Saturday, Dec. 23rd.

Taste and Dance the Night Away at the Fruit Forward Holiday Splash, Dec. 8th

Kick off your holiday season with some queer fun and natural wines at the Holiday Splash wine tasting, where local wine producers will be pouring, drag performers will be entertaining, and DJs will be spinning...

Wind Down at ‘Den: A Place for Breathing and Rest’, This Friday Only

Local multidisciplinary artist Lorri Clark's new immersive sound experience at the Lobe this Friday, December 1st seems like it could be the perfect balm for a rough week

Ten Crafty Events to Hit This Holiday Season

For those, like us, who prefer to minimize the madness and lean toward a more convivial, laid-back and community-minded shopping experience, we've compiled a list of the holiday markets, fairs and pop-ups on our radar, happening around Vancouver during the festive weeks ahead...

Portugal Comes to Commercial Drive Tonight!

Whether you’re chasing that Portuguese flavour again, or you've never had the chance to visit Lisbon due to any number of reasons, the Lisboa, Lisboa Vinho Bar Pop-Up is delivering a quick-hit of the killer tastes and wines of Portugal to Vancouver for one-night-only (Monday, November 27th).

Mark Your Calendar: Head to It’s Okay Bar for Wings, Wines and Good Times, Nov. 22

Experience five different Georgian wines hitting five different flavour profiles, plus as many different chicken wing flavours, and two live DJs - not bad for a Wednesday night!

Get Hands-On at Got Craft’s Super Intimate ‘Beginner Hand Lettering Workshop’, Nov. 18th

While we're always stoked to skip the mall to check out and chat up the line-up of talented local makers, this year we're even more excited about the opportunity to tap into our own creative wells, by signing up for this super special workshop, led by local sign painting legend, John Lenning.

Snag a Stool at the Bar for La Taqueria Brentwood’s 1st Anniversary, Nov. 14th

The Pinche Taco Shop's newest location is celebrating their one-year milestone (to the day!) with an evening of good food and drinks served up at their 30-seat bar - and with a little help from a couple of their closest industry friends...

Prepare Your Stomachs for ‘The Movember Meatball Throwdown’, Nov. 18

For one afternoon only, six Vancouver chefs put their best meatball sandwiches forward, paired with as many local craft breweries, to earn honours and support a great cause.