What to do in Kits this weekend

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Kit and Ace, Kitsilano location. Image credit: Kitandace.com

Kit and Ace, Kitsilano location. Image credit: Kitandace.com

January can be a bit of a bore after all the excitement that was December. While we (and surely you) are eagerly anticipating the Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2016 which starts next weekend on January 15th, here’s what you can do in Kitsilano this weekend.

What to do in Kits this weekend

1. Shop
Friday, January 8th (open 10am-7pm)
Catch a sale on lux technical clothing made with machine-washable Mongolian cashmere at Kit and Ace on West 4th. Their long-sleeve shirts are great for layering during the cooler months, but wear these contemporary pieces on their own when it warms up a bit. Trying to be a minimalist and not into buying anything at the moment? That’s fine but do check out this store’s gallery-like space featuring local art work both on the walls and furnishings.

2. Eat
Saturday, January 9th (pre-opening from 12pm-2pm only)
Another ice-cream shop will soon be opening in Kitsilano, on Arbutus and 11th Ave (across form Tisol), and it’s called Tangram Creamery. Their take on gourmet ice cream has a slight Japanese twist with flavours that will include Matcha Green Tea and Black Sesame. Specialty pastries and coffee will also be on offer here. For now, stop by for a free sample and welcome them to our neighbourhood.

3. Play
Sunday, January 10th (11am-12:30pm)
Ever heard of pickleball? Neither had we. This 1960s racquet sport, originating from the US, can now be played at the 
Kitsilano Community Centre several times a week. It’s apparently an easy to learn game that combines elements of table tennis, tennis, and badminton on a badminton-sized court using large paddles and whiffle balls. Try it out with 2 or 3 of your friends. No experience necessary. Drop-in fee is $5.50.

Last modified: January 8, 2016

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