A curated list of other things to do this weekend, brought to you by Scout Magazine. Find the Scout List at tgam.ca/scoutlist.
Learn: Chef Robin Kort (Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures) is going to be at UBC Farm on Thursday night teaching a workshop on foraging winter goodies. Ms. Kort has been running wild foraging trips and cooking classes for six years. From UBC: “How would you survive in winter without a grocery store? Chef Robin Kort will teach you how to find winter treasures; food like winter mushrooms, edible trees, roots and seaweeds that you can find under the snow, in our forests, meadows and by the sea.” Participants will also learn how to identify and prepare edible plants.
Thu, Feb. 4, 6-7:30 p.m., UBC Farm, $35, ubcfarm.ubc.ca
The horror: The Rio Theatre is showing Apocalypse Now on Friday night. From The Rio: “Loosely adapted from Joseph Conrad’s seminal novella Heart of Darkness, [Francis Ford] Coppola’s masterpiece walks the line between light and dark, with some of the most sweeping flourishes of operatic visuals to illustrate the horrors of war ever put to celluloid. ” The classic, with Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne and Harrison Ford, should be viewed on as big a screen as possible, so hitting a real theatre with comfy seats, popcorn and beer is definitely in order.
Fri, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway), $12, riotheatre.ca
Sacred: Take some time out to get a sense of place and in-depth personal understanding of different cultures and religions by visiting their sacred spaces. The Sacred Spaces tour takes participants to the Guru Nanak Niwas Sikh Temple, Al Salaam Masjid mosque, Beth Israel Synagogue and the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Cathedral. The tour celebrates UN World Interfaith Harmony Week and offers a glimpse into a cross-section of religions with the aim of fostering tolerance and understanding. The tour is a full day, and each ticket includes transportation and lunch.
Thu, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., various locations, $50, vancouver.anglican.ca
City: Head to the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday night for a talk about transportation planning in Vancouver. Join Lon LaClaire and Steve Brown of the City of Vancouver for a little historical perspective on why we have the roads and freeways we have today. Understanding the past informs every conversation we have about the future. From MOV: “This presentation will review how transportation planning has changed to achieve mobility goals and offer an overview of two current initiatives that aim to bridge the gap between 1970s transportation development and the present.” This event concludes with a guided tour through MOV’s new exhibition, Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver.
Thu, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St.), $15, museumofvancouver.ca
Art: This is the last week to catch Seeing Things and Water’s Edge at Equinox Gallery. Seeing Things is a gathering of new paintings by local artist Erin McSavaney that marry the realism of photographed landscapes with colourful embellishments. Mr. McSavaney’s works convey life and experience without incorporating the movement of people. Instead, the artist allows the stillness of bridges, fences, buildings and hedges to speak volumes. Water’s Edge is a collection of photographs by local legend Fred Herzog. From dark and curtained windows to barber shop doorways and neon signs, Mr. Herzog’s quiet documentation of life through capturing its smaller moments is magic. This show closes on Feb. 6.
Through to Feb. 6, Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Equinox Gallery (525 Great Northern Way), equinoxgallery.com
Listen: Ian Ilavsky, co-founder of Montreal’s Constellation Records, takes the stage at PuSh Festival venue The Post to chat about what it means to be “indie” in the music world. “Are these important terms that define the economics of artistic output, or are they labels that signify outdated values of ‘cultural authenticity?’ What does it mean to be indie in this era, and does it matter?” The talk is facilitated by producer, manager and musician Rob Calder of local outfit Secret Study.
Feb. 7, 12-1:30 p.m., The Post (110-750 Hamilton St.), pushfestival.ca.Report Typo/Error
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