5 Things to Do at Home in Vancouver This Week (May 4-10)

1. Make Dumplings Like a Pro

Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Get schooled at home by attending Brewery and the Beast’s new interactive digital series, where top chefs and bartenders coach you through their favourite dishes. Once registered, you’ll receive an ingredient list and recipe. Gather all the goods and tune in on Thursdays nights for a step-by-step instructions. Up this week is Roy Oh’s pork and prawn dumplings with soy dipping sauce.

Cost: $10
More Info: 17blackevents.com

2. Interact With Humans

Kwench, a gorgeous co-working space in Victoria, is offering fun convos, workshops, and just some general interaction for anyone missing it—no ferry ride required. The online events, called The Craic,” are held via Zoom. This week’s schedule includes a mindfulness workshop, a chat with an Ironman champion, sketch club, and ukulele for beginners.

Cost: Free
More Info: clubkwench.com

3. Up Your Grocery Game

Get your vodka rose sauce, fresh rigatoni, and marinated half-chickens at Caffe La Tana’s new online shop. The virtual store has both imported goods and local finds—it’s the same stuff that the chefs at La Tana, Savio Volpe and Pepino’s Spaghetti House get fresh from farmers. Take that, Whole Foods.

More Info: caffelatana.ca

4. Hit the Club

Friday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m.

The Club Virtual Online Nightclub Experience may not have the exact Friday night vibes we’re used to (no nightclub, no dance floor, no physical people) but it does have it’s advantages (no line for the bathroom, no cab fee, no furiously scrubbing the stamp off your wrist before your family brunch the next morning). A live DJ will drop beats to thousands of remote clubbers via Zoom. We’ll take what we can get.

Cost: From $7
More Info: eventbrite.ca

5. Raise the Steaks

Takeout doesn’t have to mean greasy cardboard or ten thousand ketchup packets (though we do love those). Hy’s Steakhouse just launched their new Hy’s at Home menu, offering upscale dishes like beef Wellington, porterhouse steak, and a selection of fresh seafood for takeout. Some menu items come ready-to-eat and others you finish off in your own kitchen or barbecue (you fancy chef, you!). All the tips go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (you philanthropist, you!).

More Info: hyssteakhouse.com