5 Things to Do at Home in Vancouver This Week (May 18-24)

1. Support Homegrown Hip-hop

Tuesday May 26, 10:00 p.m.

This isn’t your nephew’s dance recital (but yes, he was great, look at that cartwheel, of course we’ll watch the nine-minute video). Vancouver youth hip-hop group GRVMNT is taking their unique style to the small screen this week on the premiere of NBC’s World of Dance. The eleven members aged 11 to 17 have already snagged the Canadian Hip Hop Dance Championship, so we’re pretty confident that J.Lo is going to be impressed.

More Info: nbc.com

2. Take a Mouth Vacay

Mourn the loss of your tropical getaway with takeout from Honolulu Coffee. The Vancouver location just reopened for distance-friendly service and is featuring acai bowls, iced Hawaiian lattes, baked goods, and more. Ohana means family, and family means everyone gets a macadamia nut cookie.

More Info: facebook.com

3. See a VAFF Panel

Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. until May 30

While news and videos of racist attacks circulate online, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival is working harder than ever for engagement, education, and inclusion. To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, they’re putting on a series of free virtual panels about diversity in filmmaking. This week’s panel is focused on animation and post-production.

More Info: eventbrite.ca

4. Hack Your Kitchen

Through May 22

Entering a “kitchen hack” video contest starring your family probably isn’t what you expected to be doing this May, but the world’s a bit of a mess right now, money’s tight, and it’s a cool way to support the food bank. Film a 60-second video of a kitchen tip or trick and you could win $1,000. Another $1,000 will be donated to Food Banks BC, plus $100 for every entry. Now’s the time to share your great-grandmother’s egg-peeling trick.

More Info: bettertogetherbc.ca

5. Watch Red Snow

We interviewed local filmmaker Marie Clements on Red Snow back in March (ah, March!) before the premiere was sadly cancelled—but this touching drama about two ancient cultures just became available online. The movie (which took nearly a decade to make!) follows Dylan, a Canadian soldier, who is captured in Afghanistan and befriended by some unlikely allies. Watch it.

More Info: itunes.appletv.com