5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (October 28 – November 3)

Beer-B-Q Season

October 29

Celebrate what might be the only sunny week for the next six months at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Art’s Beer Meets Grill Dinner, a collaboration with Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers. The seven-course barbecue-focused dinner features dishes like smoked rosemary potatoes, grilled little fish and beer floats (that’s a daring drink made with salted caramel ice cream, chocolate coconut porter, double chocolate chip cookies, rosemary, and sea salt). It’s barbecue season all over again; no apron required.

When: Tuesday, October 29 6:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Hat Bistro
Cost: $90
More Info: eventbrite.ca 

Ring for a Drink

October 30

The bartender lifestyle isn’t exactly conducive to healthy living — late nights, pressures to party, and the realities of bar food can lead to serious health problems. Three months ago, some of Vancouver’s best bartenders started dieting, drinking less and working out in preparation for Bar Spar, presented by the Bartender Boxing Organization and sponsored by Tequila Cazadores. The finals of this bartender boxing match are this Wednesday, and entrance at the door is free.

When: Wednesday, October 30 7:00 p.m.
Where: Venue Nightclub
Cost: Free
More Info: bartenderboxing.com

Tour de Taste

November 1 – 30

Chow down and support the Railtown community at Dine Railtown, an initiative benefitting the Powell Street Getaway. The nine participating restaurants include Ask for Luigi, The Belgard Kitchen and The Mackenzie Room, each with a featured dish (think fried cauliflower and chickpeas, yam gnocchi with lamb ragu, and chicken of the sea, respectively). Dine Railtown is on all month, so by our math, you should be hitting one restaurant every 3 days—no pressure.

When: Friday, November 1 – Saturday, November 30
Where: Railtown
Cost: Featured dishes from $12
More Info: strathconabia.com

Java Break

November 2 & 3

Wake up and smell the third annual Beanstock Coffee Festival, a weekend festival devoted to third-wave (read: high-quality, fair-trade, and sustainable) coffee makers and micro-roasters. Entry gets you some free samples, a ceramic mug, access to over 20 roasters—you’ll be bouncing off the walls in no time.

When: Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3
Where: Performance Works
Cost: From $33
More Info: beanstockfestival.coffee

Something Green

November 3

Get committed to the earth (and your partner) and fall in love with zero-waste budgeting, DIY calligraphy, and eco-friendly fashion at Canada’s only sustainably focused wedding show. The Cascadia Wedding Show is 9,000 square feet of fashion shows, vendors and workshops committed to keeping weddings as green as possible… get a ticket now or forever hold your peace.

When: Sunday, November 3 2019
Where: The Shipyards
Cost: $45
More Info: cascadiaweddingshow.com