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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 4Where: Temper Chocolate and PastryCost: $16More Info: temperpastry.com
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 ArtsCost: From $18More Info: earlymusic.bc.ca
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 15Where: Chilliwack Sunflower FestivalCost: From $15 for adultsMore Info: chilliwacksunflowerfest.com
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 BeachCost: By donationMore Info: vyve.life
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 HouseCost: From $150More Info: hellomaurelle.com