Editor's Note: Globe B.C. has joined forces with Scout Magazine to give you the best of what's happening in Vancouver this weekend. For a full week's worth of listings, head over to the complete Scout List, updated each Monday.
Watch: The DOXA Documentary Film Festival is on, and with almost 100 screenings at various venues about town, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Highlights include an opening night screening of Virunga (the critically acclaimed film about UNESCO world heritage site Virunga National Park in eastern Congo), the Secrets & Lies series of documentaries that brings together film that “examines deception and secrecy in all its manifest forms” spanning everything from political cover-ups to “little white lies.” Doxa screenings are often enhanced by panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As. Find the full schedule of screenings online.
May 2-11, doxafestival.ca
Duality: How we experience art is influenced by our individual experiences. The Duality Art Experiment explores this concept, and it opens with an exhibition to showcase the findings. All art produced for the show runs a reasonable $200, and project organizer Shannyn Higgins, who is a photographer, documented all 50 participants while bringing the show together. She has also produced a companion book ($45).
May 2 and 3, Friday 7 p.m.-late, Saturday, 3 p.m.-late, East Van Studios (870 E. Cordova), dualityexperiment.com
Learn: The UBC Farm’s Growing Season Workshop Series is holding two of its wildly popular beginners cheese-making workshops this week with David Asher Rotsztain. Participants can expect to learn how to make three basic styles of fresh cheese: paneer, yogurt cheese and rennet cheese curds. Mr. Rotsztain will stick to simple, DIY techniques that can be easily reproduced at home. This workshop will sell out very quickly, so get tickets as soon as you can.
Friday, May 2, 5:30-8:30, UBC (3461 Ross Dr.), $42
Saturday, May 3, 2-5 p.m., UBC (3461 Ross Dr.), $42, ubcfarm.ubc.ca
Ocean Wise: The Vancouver Aquarium and Naramata Bench Wineries Association are joining forces this weekend to hold Wine For Waves, a fundraising event for Ocean Wise, the aquarium’s conservation and sustainable seafood program. Wine For Waves will offer Vancouverites a first taste of Naramata Bench’s spring release wines, paired with seafood prepared by some talented chefs (Chef Ned Bell of Yew, Chef Bruno Terroso of Poplar Grove, Chef Mark Ashton of Lake Breeze Winery, Darin Paterson of Red Rooster Winery, Robert Cordonier from Hillside Winery, Chris Whittaker from Forage, Tret Jordan from Homer St. Cafe, as well as Nobutaka Watanabe & Chef Daiji Tanaka from Hapa Izakaya and Julian Bond from The Pacific Institute of Culinary Art).
Friday, May 2, 7 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 West Georgia St.), oceanwise.ca
Races: The Kentucky Derby goes down in Louisville this weekend. This Saturday’s event will be the 140th race. If tight timing (and lack of cash) are getting in the way of a last-minute trip south to watch the race first-hand, consider popping in to the Hastings Racecourse to partake in the excitement. The race will be shown on big screens, bets can be placed, and many horse race enthusiasts will gather to make this the closest thing to the vibe in Kentucky as you’ll get without hopping on a plane. Make a day of it by wearing a fancy outfit (with hat, naturally), place a bet, and maybe even find yourself a mint julep. Reserve a table for a group at 604.216.5204
Saturday, May 3, Entry at noon, first race 1:50 p.m., Hastings Racecourse, PNE, hastingsracecourse.com
The show: Prepare to be blown away at the annual Degree Exhibition at Emily Carr. Wander the galleries, hallways, foyers and classrooms of the campus to take in upwards of 300 works by the graduating students. Students exhibiting their work have come through ECUAD via design, media and visual arts, and their cumulative body of work is astounding in its breadth and volume (consider tagging along on a one-hour tour). The opening reception for takes place Saturday, May 3, from 5 to 10 p.m., and the show officially opens Sunday, May 4 at 10 a.m., continuing until Sunday, May 18 at 6 p.m.
ECUAD (1400 Johnston, Granville Island), ecuad.ca