Another week at home, but there seems to be a light at the far end of the tunnel, as restrictions may ease we’re probably still a long way off from the arts and entertainment returning like we once knew so we’ll look at more ‘at home’, virtual and online activities to pick from this long weekend.
Comics: The annual Vancouver Comic Arts Festival has moved online with a week of programming with comic artists and creators from around the world.
Markets: For your farm fresh produce and supplies Vancouver Farmers Markets at Riley Park, Trout Lake and Kitsilano are now open until the autumn.
Drag: Monday, celebrate Queen Victoria with a bevy of Drag Queens and Kings as another edition of Virtual Drag Show: West Coast Edition takes place live on YouTube at 6pm (pst). Mina Mercury, is your DJ (Drag Jockey) presenting a telethon style show featuring a line up of 25 performers.
Botanical: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens has reopened, with new social distancing rules and procedures, nicely timed to let you get out and enjoy the spring blooms
Gardens: Victoria’s famed Butchart Gardens has also reopened this week, welcoming the public to take in the blooms and tranquility of the beautiful 55 acre garden as a break from COVID-19 home confinement
Museum: The Royal BC Museum (RBCM), continues its RBCM@Home program with a selection of offerings for kids and adults alike.
Indigenous: MOA at UBC has assembled a list of #MOAFromHome activities and resources to keep visitors inspired until they can physically visit again.
Opera: Vancouver Opera Offstage is a brand-new weekly Wednesday podcast with host Les Dala, Vancouver Opera’s chorus director and associate conductor taking you inside the world of opera, here and around the world.
Concerts: Live Nation: Live from Home curates a collection of artists from all genres to bring you music, stories and more from their homes.