Snap, crackle, pop-up event celebrates Saturday morning cereal

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Saturday Mornings cereal Pop-Up Vol. 1
A bowl of sugary cereal is the breakfast of champions for kids and a late night snack for lazy grownups. While it’s quite possibly the easiest thing to “cook” at home, the thrill of getting cereal in public with your peers remains alluring. That’s why there’s going to be a one-day cereal bar pop-up event, put on by a local effort aptly called “Saturday Mornings.” The organizers have curated five “signature bowls” using “a mix of local favorites and hard to find overseas brands.” They’ll have vegan and gluten-free options, and one for dogs, too, at this cash-only event. But supplies are limited, so when they sell out, that’s it. And Mikey definitely doesn’t like it when that happens.
Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1636 Venables St.

Vancouver Craft Brew Cruise
Join the Vancouver Craft Brew Cruise aboard the Magic Spirit at False Creek, Plaza of Nations. A selection of B.C.’s finest craft brewers has been invited to participate on this annual voyage. It’s a celebration of craft brewing… on the water. Two unique sailings are scheduled Aug. 11, and each session will run for a “three hour tour.”
Aug. 11, sailings at 2 and 7 p.m.
Magic Spirit/Magic Yacht Charters,
750 Pacific Blvd.

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Les Dames Summerdine


This is the beautiful summer night when several restaurants around the province set aside a special table at the same time in support of Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship fund. From the hottest new restaurants to secret roof tops and boat decks catered by celebrity chefs, Les Dames then pairs the restaurant with a winery as the chef creates an exquisite set food and wine menu. Choose one seat at a larger table or book out all the seats at a smaller table.
Aug. 15 at participating locations

Vancouver Mural Festival

mural fest

In addition to the amazing murals, the city’s largest annual free public art celebration has an incredible lineup of events, including talks, live musical performances, parties and tours. You can find the festival’s handy online map to navigate the colourful city streets — walls, actually — and check out what’s new this year. The big day is Saturday, Aug. 11, when the event closes out with a big party in Jonathan Rogers Park and an impressive live music show on the Main Stage featuring local talent like Hannah Georgas and the Belle Game.
Now through Aug. 11
Various locations around Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the city’s second largest film festival and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. More than just film, the festival hosts performances, workshops, panel discussions, parties and more, facilitating a unique community space. The VQFF is a great way to extend your 2018 Pride celebration, with numerous screenings at venues across the city, showing groundbreaking, insightful and important independent queer-lens films.
Aug. 9 to 19 at various venues

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