Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Are you counting the time, or are you making the most of the time you have? Right now, there’s opportunity for participating in and experiencing magic, music, comedy, colouring, science and the arts. Here are just some of the local events and resources for you to check out this weekend, so have a laugh, be challenged, create something, and make the most of your time!

Key Bits of Awesome for this Weekend
Vancouver-Based in the Digital Space


Some Key Bits of Awesome for this Weekend

For good measure, here are some performances to tap into this weekend.

Vancouver Art Gallery Launches Online Series

The Vancouver Art Gallery has launched a series where we can connect with art and each other every Tuesday and Friday. Through live, interactive talks with guests from local and international arts communities, our living rooms become a space of discussion, discovery, and inspiration.

This Friday, the Gallery invites Afro Van Connect founders Dae Shields and Buni Kor to discuss freestyling, power and exchange in music for Afro Van Connect on Futurism and Freestyling.

Friday April 3rd at 4:30pm

Friday Night Live with Camilo the Magician

Friday Night Live is committed to creating a place where once a week we can all gather and lose ourselves in conversation and entertainment through our new livestream home. Each week, we share in conversation, listen to the music of our house band, and welcome a new artist to the stage. Spend your Friday night with Camilo the Magician, a world class illusionist and one of the most in demand magicians in Canada!

Friday April 3rd at 7:00pm

Park Sound Studio Virtual Concert Series

In an effort to raise money to help artists who have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, Park Sound Studio is hosting weekly virtual concerts on Instagram Live until the pandemic has subsided. Once we reach our goal of $1,000 for the performers, additional donations will be going to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. This week’s performers include: Antonio Larosa, Cassidy Waring Music, Lajla Jean, SadAlly Music, okabe, Small Town Artillery, Music – Tissa Rahim, Tonye, Una Mey, ursidae, Wrecked Beach, Zach and Jim.

Saturday April 4th at 6:00pm

Quarantinily Yours: 2 Queens, 1 Couch

Two queens, 1 couch, all the crazy. Joan-E and Carolotta Gurl are coming to you live – but NOT in person – every Saturday at 9!

Saturday April 4th at 9:00pm

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Vancouver-Based in the Digital Space

These local rock stars are all about giving you access to some great resources to make things a little easier. From bringing educational films from the biggest screen in the city to your living room, local art for perusing, yoga classes, and initiatives from other local businesses, they have you covered.

#VirtuallyVancouver

When the world is ready to travel again, you can count on Vancouver to be ready to welcome travel enthusiasts and adventurers from near and far! We know that right now is not the time to travel and we must all do our part to stay home to keep yourself and others safe. While you can’t be here today, we have created  #VirtuallyVancouver to bring travel-worthy experiences from our city to wherever you may be. We hope that you enjoy exploring our destination virtually and that you discover inspiration for your future travels.

Photo Credit: John Lenko

Science World’s Video Library

Watch some of your favourite OMNIMAX® films and Science Theatre shows online! Lower the blinds, shut the curtains, and watch some of your favourite documentaries right at home.

Supporting the Arts Online

Art brings us together. It’s still true. Even when we can’t be together physically, art is still there to teach us about our ever-changing world, inspire us to new ideas, and make our temporary isolation feel a little less alone. For all the ways art helps us, right now art needs our help too. Here are a few ways to support the arts in BC from WestCoastCurated.com.

Download a Vancouver Colouring Book (for all ages)

Pender Gai Books has created a colouring experience that lets you discover and explore Vancouver’s cherished Stanley Park, West End, and Granville Island with your colouring pencils. Allow your imagination the time and freedom to delight your senses and create your own work of art with these 3 downloadable PDF coloring book pages. Want more? Explore the whole of Vancouver with the full colouring book from Pender Gai Books.

 

Virtual Events in Downtown Vancouver This Week

The Downtown Vancouver BIA supports #socialdistancing and #flatteningthecurve efforts, but what will Vancouverites do all day indoors? Luckily, not all events have been cancelled – check out the various Vancouver arts and culture groups who have been quick to adapt and have moved to virtual events. Move your weekend dancing indoors, watch live comedy with friends on Zoom, and mark your calendar for the best online drag show ever!

Live digital yoga classes in Vancouver

Physical distancing has changed the way we interact and go about our lives. And because you can’t get to the yoga studio, some of Vancouver’s fitness and wellness studios are bringing class to you… online! Flow, tone and keep up your practice from home with these digital class offerings.

Made in Vancouver Movies You Can Binge On

As days stretch into weeks, we’ve compiled a list of feel-good, binge-worthy and borderline addictive productions filmed in Vancouver to keep everyone in the household entertained. From our family to yours, we’re in this together.

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What are you up to this weekend? Tell me and the rest of Vancouver in the comments.

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  1. Once the outbreak is over, it could take up to 10 months for the industry to recover. We planned this month to visit Stanley Park with our team. I hope COVID-19 pandemic will end soon. We miss you #Vancouver.