5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (May 24-31)

1. Learn About Eagles

Monday May 25, 6:00 p.m.

As one day blends into another, we’re treasuring events that prove time is passing at all. For example, baby eagles being born. Yes, it’s eaglet-hatching season, and the Stanley Park Ecology Society has put together a webinar for anyone looking to brush up on their eagle knowledge. An expert with firsthand experience working with eagles will be there to answer all your apex predator-related q’s. Are the eagles being affected by COVID-19? Tune in on Monday to find out—though we know they haven’t been affected by hair salon closures. Get it? (They’re bald.)

More Info: stanleyparkecology.ca

2. Arts in Site Dance Symposium

Tuesday May 26 – Friday May 29

Coronavirus has hit arts organizations particularly hard, but lots of innovative people have been devising new ways to connect with audiences. Learn about the future of dance from artists and choreographers at the virtual Arts in Site dance symposium hosted by Made in BC.

More Info: eventbrite.ca

3. Attend the Indian Summer Festival

Saturdays through July 18

The Indian Summer Festival is bringing their lineup of quirky, experimental, and inclusive art online this year. There’s something new each Saturday—this week is “It Could Be Verse: Poetry for a Pandemic,” a brilliantly-named showcase of 15 poets (from both around here and around the world) sharing their stuff.

More Info: indiansummerfest.ca

4. Cheer with Beer

7:00 p.m. daily, you know the drill

Steamworks Brewing has just released a drink specifically for our daily cheer. The 7 O’clock Cheer pale ale is made with gifted local ingredients and materials (shout out to Gambrinus Malting, Hops Connect, and Westkey Graphics) and 100% of net proceeds—yes, 100%— are being donated to health care teams. Not a bad way to say thanks.

More Info: steamworks.com

5. Try a New Restaurant

Despite this likely being one of the worst times to open up a restaurant (like, ever), some brave locals are full speed ahead, albeit cautiously. Gastown’s Brgr Brgr Beers, Mount Pleasant’s Lil Bird Sandwich Co., and Yaletown’s Brunch all opened their doors recently—welcome them home by ordering in.