5 Things to Do at Home in Vancouver This Week (April 20-26)

1. See The Darlings Live

Sunday April 26 at 9 p.m.

Cancel whatever your Sunday night plans were (reorganizing your spices alphabetically can wait). Local drag theatre collective The Darlings—thats Continental Breakfast, Rose Bush, Maiden China and P.M.—are strutting into their second remote show this weekend. The virtual multidisciplinary performance explores the almost too-topical themes of isolation, separation, love, distance and intimacy. Their first virtual performance has more than 7,000 views—don’t miss out on part two.

Cost: $10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
More Info: facebook.com/TheDarlingsDrag

2. Cycle at Home

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m.

Have stationary bike, will sweat—tune in to the RBC Granfondo Whistler and Method Cyclings morning sessions this week. This socially distanced training program is coached by Method founder Jamie Armstrong, and each workout is 40 minutes long. Participants can expect a progressive warm-up, interval sets and tips for improving posture, pedal stroke and gearing. The classes, held via Zoom, continue biweekly until May 7. All you need is a stationary bike, an Internet connection and the will to get out of bed before 7 a.m.

More Info: rbcgranfondo.com

3. Museum and Chill

I wish I could take credit for this totally trendy title, but all credit goes to the cool cats at the International Council of Museums. Their new #MuseumsAndChill campaign promotes museums that are reaching audiences remotely. Of course, the Museum of Vancouver is participating—check out its hundred-year-old haircombs, vintage Chinatown postcards and Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver (an exploration of the civic controversy of neon signs in the 1950s, pictured above) online.

More Info: museumofvancouver.com

4. Get a Meal Kit From Miku

Miku Restaurant has created a happy medium between meal-prep services and old-fashioned takeout. Their two Aburi meal kits—the Temaki sushi kit and Tamari-Shoyu Tonkotsu ramen kit—are fresh, super easy to assemble and, honestly, just a hundred times more visually appealing than the instant noodles you panic-bought last month. The ramen kit, pictured above, comes with house-made tonkotsu broth, tare, house-blend koshi noodles, tender chashu and ramen eggs. Dont forget to yell Irasshaimase!” at yourself.

Cost: $48 each, about four servings each
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5. Take in an Art Festival

The Capture Photography Festival exhibition Past, Present and Future is on display at Olympic Village station, but since taking a stroll downtown is highly discouraged right now, the folks at Capture and at Arts Umbrella have transitioned to an online gallery. Artists include Kristen Roos, Leah Perry, Avi Maru, Evan Muir, Matisse Wenban, Sam Tortell and Slater Biln. Maybe ponder your own present, past, and future while youre at it. Whats for dinner?

More Info: artsumbrella.com