Rich Won1. Eat Brunch on the Ground
August 22 and 23
We're drooling over pics of Beaucoup Bakery's new Picnic Brunch, which just launched last week and is ending this weekend. Orders come with a maple ham cheese scroll, croque madame bun, BC blueberry pancake croissant, banana caramel scroll and strawberry brioche. Put your sad muffins away: this is the real brunch deal.
Black Girl Collective Instagram
2. Take an Afro X Dancehall Workshop
Black Girl Collective Vancouver is hosting a series of events aptly named "Black Joy," and they're kicking off with an in-person dance workshop led by Venom a.k.a. Mikhail Morris (who was one of our spotlighted artists this summer). The workshop is open to everyone and will be outside and distanced.
3. See a Surprise Movie
The pandemic has given us way too much control over the media we consume. We can search shows, switch seasons, and scrub through episodes in a few clicks. Where is the surprise? Where is the chaos? Where is the cinema? Ah, outdoors. Beaumont Studios is hosting weekly outdoor movie nights, and the film is kept secret 'till the opening credits.
Mural by Pearl Low
4. Stroll through the Mural Fest
Vancouver artists have been hard at work crafting the gorgeous and gigantic murals in this year's mural fest. Check out the 60 new murals (including the one above by Pearl Low) at your leisure. This is art built to last.
5. Catch a Comedy Show
A "Things to Do" post without comedy? We would never. The Monsoon Arts Festival's comedy night is streaming live and for free this weekend. Hosted by Kalyn Miles (pictured above) and featuring Monique Bellamy, Cliff Prang, Leena Manro, Dusty Searcy, Rajneesh Dhawan, and Sunee Dhaliwal, it's the South Asian comedy staple festivalgoers look forward to every year. Viewers will also get to see the exclusive premiere of a new animated comedy sketch by Shishki Productions.