5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (August 7-13)

A post-Pride weekend recovery brunch, a mural fest and a queer film festival are some of this week's to-dos.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, films, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

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1. Kendall’s Pride Recovery Brunch

August 7

What better way to recover from a week of partying for Pride Week than a bottomless brunch and some live drag performances. This event is hosted by Canada’s Drag Race runner-up, Kendall Gender at the ARC Restaurant and each ticket sold contributes $5 to the Vancouver Pride Society—now that’s a post-hangover weekend brunch with a cause.

When: August 7
Where: ARC Restaurant 
Cost: $85 per person
More Info: arcdining.com


2. Vancouver Mural Festival: Mount Pleasant Street Party

August 10-13

Get ready to paint the town vibrant at the Mount Pleasant Street Party! This summer staple puts the “art” in “party” with DJs, drag, live music, food trucks and even a graffiti jam. Check out this write-up we did on the fest and the website for all the events happening this year.

When: August 10-13
Where: Mount Pleasant
Cost: Free
More Info: vanmuralfest.ca

3. Tea in the Window Returns to Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

August 11

Now you and your friends can live your best mannequin life (not to be confused with the 1987 Kim Cattrall movie) and put your friendship on full display with an experience that’s a touch of voyeurism and elegance. It’s the return of the Tea in the Window event at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver—seating you at a street-level window display. This beloved tradition offers a unique tea experience with a stunning view—you! Besides you, people can also admire the custom art by Mandy Lau featured in the intimate-while-also-being-transparent setting. It’s a high tea like you’ve never experienced before.

When: August 11
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Cost: $120 per person
More Info: notch8-dining.com/afternoon-tea


4. Vancouver Queer Film Festival: Opening Night Party

August 10

Kick off the 35th Vancouver Queer Film Festival (August 10-20) in style at the Opening Night Party! Following the ‘Stronger Together’ screening, the Vancouver Playhouse will transform into a hub of celebration with performers, DJs, food, and a dance floor. Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy quiet conversations, there’s something for everyone. And the best part? Entry is free with tickets to the Opening Presentation screening.

When: August 10
Where: Vancouver Playhouse
Cost: From $5 (free with opening screening ticket)
More Info: outonscreen.com/vqff

5. Juke’n On The DL Part III

August 12

Get ready for a clucking good time at Juke’n on the DL Part III! Vancouver’s fried chicken heavyweights, DL Chicken and Juke Fried Chicken, are teaming up for the ultimate fried chicken fiesta at Steel & Oak Brewing. Expect exclusive chicken offerings, new sides, live music, games and craft beer. It’s a finger-licking good event that’s sure to ruffle some feathers!

When: August 12
Where: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
Cost: Varies per menu item
More Info: instagram.com/DLChicken