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. See the list in calendar view here (mobile users go here).
Cult classic: Slip into a plush theatre seat with a drink and chill through the classic 1967 flick The Graduate at the Rio Theatre. You can’t go wrong with Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock, Anne Bancroft as the sultry Mrs. Robinson, and a soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel. This Midnight Movie will be hosted by Vancouver comic and Ping-Pong promoter Michael Unger. Dress up in a movie-inspired costume to receive $1 off the $8 cover. (That dollar could go toward your first beer.) Friday, June 28, 11 p.m. The Rio Theatre (1660 E, Broadway), $8 riotheatre.ca
Rocks, reservoirs and rainforest: Take a guided walk around Little Mountain to learn about the natural history of this landmark green space. Celia Brauer (False Creek Watershed Society) will lead the rain-or-shine walk and discuss the human history of the area (before and after European settlement), as well as many of the unique features and tree and plant specimens found in the park. Sunday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. Queen Elizabeth Park (4600 Cambie St.) villagevancouver.ca
Poster art: Design firm Knauf and Brown are throwing one of their poster parties this weekend. Make your way to Fortune Sound Club on East Pender, where there will be a fancy printer pumping out 2-foot-by-3-foot, black-and-white posters for $15. Check it out! Friday, June 28, 9 p.m. Fortune Sound Club Project Space (147 E. Pender St.)
The Paper Hound: There’s a new independent bookstore in town. The Paper Hound, which deals in fairly priced used and rare books and a limited selection of new books from local presses such as Anvil and Arsenal Pulp Press, opened its doors at 344 W. Pender this past week and its shelves are teeming with fantastic choices for weekend reading. Owned by Kim Koch and Rod Clarke (two bibliophiles who met while working down the block at MacLeod’s Books), the Paper Hound is the newest edition to a cluster of really awesome bookshops in the area. paperhound.tumblr.com
East Side Pride: Celebrate gay pride over at Grandview Park this coming weekend. Count on hundreds of other people perusing the Pride Market (made up of wares of local artisans), and enjoy an eclectic mix of live music and (fingers crossed for sun) chilling on the grass. This free event is all-ages and appropriate for the whole family. Saturday, June 29, 12 p.m. Grandview Park, Commercial Drive, free vancouverpride.ca
Feast: UBC Farm is such a great place; home to fantastic learning gardens, programs and workshops, a Saturday farmers’ market, chickens, cob buildings and lovely grounds to explore. It’s also important to remember that to keep it going costs money. Consider contributing to its strength and the impact it has on our communities by kicking in with a little support. Clear your schedule for June 30, when 16 home cooks from different ethnic backgrounds gather to offer their family comfort foods at the 3-D annual international food fair and UBC Farm fundraiser. Wander the farm grounds, taste authentic ethnic cuisine and support a kick-ass urban-meets-rural icon all at once! Sunday, June 30, 1-4 p.m. UBC Farm, $50 joyoffeeding.com
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