8 things to do in and around Vancouver this week: August 10 to 16

Aug 11 2020, 12:33 am

Explore Metro Vancouver with Lyft this summer. Don’t forget your mask! Lyft has implemented a Health Safety Program, which requires every rider and driver to self-certify they will wear face coverings throughout the ride and are symptom-free, among other requirements.

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

Another sunny week means more things to add to your calendar.

With farmer’s markets, food festivals, Seawheeze taking place, you won’t find yourself bored with these seven ideas to keep you busy this week.

Ask an Astronomer


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What: Do you have questions about space, science, and astronomy? Would you like to meet a real live astronomer? Join the Richmond Public Library for a real-time online session and connect with Space Centre staff. You will learn what to look for in our summer nighttime sky, what would happen if you fell into a black hole, and so much more.
When: Wednesday, August 12
Time: 2:30 to 3:00 pm
Where: Program will be livestreamed on YouTube
Admission: Free

Burnaby Farmer’s Market 


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What: Experience a farmer’s market in a forested setting with ample paved parking steps away from Deer Lake while you check out locally grown, baked, and created goodies.
When: Saturday, August 15
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Make a few mixed drinks


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What: Spicy Paloma Rather than heading out into the public, bring the bar home. Invite your bubble of friends over and impress them with this easy to make.
When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Your kitchen or patio
Admission: Free

Greek Food Festival


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What: On August 15 and 16, your favourite Greek foods will be available for takeout at the 42nd Annual Greek Food Festival.
When: August 15 and 16
Time: 11 to 9 pm
Where: Hellenic Community of Vancouver — 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Join a Seawheeze event


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What: Those looking to run in Lululemon’s ultra-popular half-marathon or 10-kilometre race should sign up for Seawheeze which takes place between August 15 and 23. If you’d rather take part in certain events such as mediations and guided goal setting, check out their programming online.
When: Varying days
Time: Varying times
Where: Events are online
Admission: Event details can be found online

Build Back Better: A Just Recovery Festival 


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What: Guilt and Company is connecting musicians with community leaders/activists and organizers in justice movements, to have honest conversations about what’s possible as we heal and recover from the crises we’re living through. The live broadcast will highlight local artists and leaders.
When: August 13
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Tickets are available online

Binge watch some shows 


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What: There’s nothing but time these days, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on your must-watch list. We’ve put together a list of 17 shows to binge-watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ if you need some inspiration!
When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Your phone, tablet, computer, or television
Cost: $10 to $12 or a free trial

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 


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What: Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, the 32nd annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) takes place this summer from August 13 to 23. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival has adapted to an online format in order to offer at-home audiences the best in independent queer cinema along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels, parties and – most importantly – the feeling of gathering with friends and kin.
When: August 13 to 23
Time: Various times check website for details
Tickets: Available online 

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