How is it half way through July already?! While it’s a different summer than we thought we’d get, there’s still plenty to entertain you with these picks of the week…
Summer: The 10th anniversary digital season of Vancouver’s Indian Summer Festival comes to its closing weekend with a concert featuring gifted musicians specially curated by Jarrett Martineau, host of the award-winning show ‘Reclaimed’ on CBC followed by a post-concert After Party on Zoom.
Play: It wouldn’t be summer in Vancouver without Playland, this year you will find different procedures but the fun begins July 19th.
Queer: The reimagined, digital 12th annual Queer Arts Festival , Vancouver’s artist-run, professional, multi-disciplinary roister of queer arts, culture and history, takes place July 16 – 26, 2020 with this year’s theme: Wicked.
Anthropologie: MOA at UBC has been keeping us informed and educated with online knowledge but the museum reopens its doors today, with new COVID-19 protocols and admission by timed-ticket, to welcome visitors to see first-hand works from the world indigenous communities.
Space: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre’s weekly “Ask an Astronomer” with astronomer Rachel Wang July 16th YouTube live stream focuses on The Moon, while today take part in Telescopes 101 with an onsite visit to learn about types of Telescopes.
Digital: If you’re still at home, the Arts Club: Digital Edition continues to entertain audiences with three different channels; live performances, workshops, and behind the scenes archives into your home throughout the week
Concerts: The Vancouver Maritime Museum kicks of its Celebrate Canada weekly virtual concert series this Thursday. Join a livestream of music from aboard the St Roch in the museum at 7pm each Thursday. This week’s performers are Vancouver brother’s Salt Thief.
Botanical: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens is open with new social distancing rules and procedures, nicely timed to let you get out and enjoy the spring blooms
Gardens: Victoria’s Butchart Gardens is also open, welcoming the public to take in the blooms and tranquility of the beautiful 55 acre garden as a break from COVID-19 home confinement
Oceanwise: The iconic Vancouver Aquarium welcomes guests with new COVID-19 protocols, but the same wildlife enjoyment you expect.
Chinatown: Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden has reopened with new protocols to provide you with a relaxing oasis in the middle of the city.
Fly: Don’t miss your chance to fly overseas without leaving home by visiting Fly Over Canada as it also presents Experience Iceland another stellar ride over the wondrous northern country.
Concerts: Live Nation: Live from Home curates a collection of artists from all genres to bring you music, stories and more from their homes.
Markets: Vancouver Farmers Markets are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and pick up some non-food products, arts and crafts for sale while you pick up your farm fresh produce and supplies at Riley Park, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, West End and Mount Pleasant Markets, now open until the autumn.
Mill: Vancouver’s oldest building Old Hastings Mill Store Museum is open and hoping for visitors to help keep it open with admission donations.