5 Ways to Show Your True Colours This Week (July 29 – August 4)

Coming in loud and proud with cocktailchocolates, classical music, and a half-naked hustle.

(Photo Credit: Temper Chocolate and Pastry.)

Cheers& Chocolate

July 29 – August 4

Let your sweet tooth (and your boozy tooth) take over at Temper Chocolate and Pastry, where pride is being served sugar-style. This week, you can score a box of cocktail-flavoured rainbow chocolate domes – think mango martini, lime margarita, and negroni-flavoured sweets. These brilliant bonbons will match your pride outfit perfectly; plus, a portion of the proceeds go to the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, an organization that supports health care in BC’s only HIV day health program and 24-hour nursing service.

When: Monday, July 29 – Sunday, August 4
Where: Temper Chocolate and Pastry
Cost: $16
More Info: temperpastry.com

(Photo Credit: Hugo B. Lefort.)

You’llBe Bach

July 30 &31

Indulge your classical side with Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concertos, the first of 14 concerts in the Vancouver Bach Festival. There are six Brandenburg Concertos in total but – stay composed – they are divided into two evenings, so you don’t have to worry about strategic bathroom breaks. Montreal’s Les Boréades will be kicking off the fest, which runs until August 9.

When: Tuesday, July 30 & Wednesday, July 31 7:30 p.m.
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: From $18
More Info: earlymusic.bc.ca

(Image Credit: Chilliwack Sunflower Festival.)


August 1 – September 15

Serve up some sunshine realness at the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival, where you can snack on poutine, go for a train ride, and brighten up your feed all in one trip to the ‘Wack. Try to focus on taking in the sights (and smells) of the 20 acres of sunflowers and dahlias instead of snapping the perfect pic – give your Instagram boyfriend a break. Plus, candid is always better.

When: Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, September 15
Where: Chilliwack Sunflower Festival
Cost: From $15 for adults
More Info: chilliwacksunflowerfest.com

(Photo Credit: VYVE.)


August 3

If you’ve been having a hard time trying to convince your friends that you should go for a run in your tighty-whities, believe it or not, you’re not alone. Get all dressed down for the Vancouver Undie Run this Saturday – it’s a jog without joggers organized by VYVE, an organization that throws “evolved” (read: sober) parties to promote wellbeing and social connection. Now, where to put our keys…

When: Saturday, August 3 8:00 p.m.
Where: English Bay Beach
Cost: By donation
More Info: vyve.life

(Image Credit: Maurelle Calligraphy.)

WriteThis Way

August 4

Whether it’s a thank-you letter to grandma or a passive-aggressive-empty-the-dishwasher note to your partner, nice handwriting comes in handy. Kick your calligraphy skills up a notch at this Modern Calligraphy Workshop taught by pen pro Maurelle. You’ll learn everything from calligraphy jargon to posture to overcoming beginner’s blues – now that’s something to write home about.

When: Sunday, August 4 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Cost: From $150
More Info: hellomaurelle.com