5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (November 30 – December 6)

1. Homer St. Cafe’s Happy Hour


This happy “hour” is technically almost three days long, but we’re not complaining (and we’ve lost basically all concept of time anyway). Homer St. Cafe’s dine-in happy hour now lasts from Sunday afternoon until closing Tuesday, and includes all wines and daily food specials (think charcuterie, maple glazed pork belly and steak tartare) for 25% off. And, of course, they’ve got a takeout menu, too.

When: Ongoing
Where: Homer Street Cafe
More Info: homerstcafebar.com

2. Little Mountain Shop Pop-Up

Opens December 2

Mount Pleasant’s Little Mountain Shop closed in June due to COVID-19, but they’re sneaking back in business for the holidays. They join the Polygon Gallery’s holiday shop this week. Expect locally made goods highlighting women-led vendors—this is how to Christmas shop in 2020.

When: Opens Wednesday, December 2
Where: The Polygon Gallery
More Info: thepolygon.ca

3. Whistler Film Festival

December 1 to 20

One can only take so many Hallmark hunks—tune in to the Whistler Film Festival for some gritty indie narratives and locally made stories. The fest has almost 100 films from around the world, all streaming online. We’ve got our eye on Indian Road Trip, an Indigenous adventure comedy by local writer/director A.W. Hopkins.

When: Tuesday December 1 to Sunday December 20
Where: Online
More Info: whistlerfilmfestival.com

4. Christmas Afternoon Tea

December 1 to 31

Elevate your takeout game (or maybe treat someone special to an elegant spread) with Faubourg Bakery’s new Christmas afternoon tea offering. A $70 order gets you tea for two with your choice of 20 savoury or sweet items, including smoked salmon and cream cheese croissants, chicken salad choux, candy cane macarons, and raspberry chocolate opera cake.

When: Tuesday, December 1 to Thursday, December 31
Where: Online
More Info: faubourg.com

5. The Array: First Contact

December 3 to 5

The show goes on online at Upintheair Theatre, and this week four new works are streaming for audiences everywhere. On the lineup is House of Rice (pictured above), Hunters, Tricksters & Mystics, Popcorn Galaxies and rice & beans theatre, each with a 15-20 minute sci-fi show that explores what the future holds for us. Spoilers: there’s aliens.

When: Thursday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
More Info: upintheairtheatre.com