While this week has already had its share of action – Star Wars Day & Cinco de Mayo / Taco Tuesday there’s still plenty to pick from to keep you entertained.
Show: 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
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.
Stamps: Join the Vancouver Art Gallery today for a virtual unveiling of a new set of Canada Post stamps, celebrating the centennial of the Group of Seven’s first exhibition and featuring a painting from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s collection!
Concerts: Just because they’re at home isn’t stopping artist from performing; Live Nation: Live from Home is curating a collection of artists from all genres to bring you music, stories and more, this week catch performances from The Arkells, Melissa Etheridge, The Roots, Shawn Hook, Zac Brown Band and more.
Museum: The Royal BC Museum (RBCM), continues its RBCM@Home program; today RBCM@Home Kids get to play Nature Detectives with Jana Stefan. In the afternoon join Invertebrate Collection Manager and Researcher Heidi Gartner for a virtual exploration of Willow’s Beach. May 7th, curator of history, Dr. Tzu-I Chung is Connecting Family Histories – The Louie Family
Compass: Get outside for a walk and make use of North Van Arts’ North Shore Culture Compass, to find sights, or public outdoor art.
Art: Vancouver Art Gallery continues its ongoing Art Connects series of online gatherings.
Choir: Wednesday nights, watch Chor Leoni Inside, the choir’s livestream featuring new and previously unreleased videos from Chor Leoni’s past concerts and tours, with live commentary from Artistic Director Erick Lichte, and guest interviews. Watch live on YouTube Wednesdays at 7pm
Digital: The Arts Club: Digital Edition offers three different channels to bring the Arts Club; live performances, workshops, and behind the scenes archives into your home throughout the week
Space: Join astronomer Rachel Wang May 7th for H.R. MacMillan Space Centre’s weekly “Ask an Astronomer” YouTube live stream session.
Soccer: Since organized sports have been cancelled and postponed, your kids can keep up their skills by joinig a homegrown player online weekdays for Whitecaps FC Live Skills Clinics.