Yes, they actually exist
By Mercedes Deutscher, Social Media Coordinator
We’re in the midst of No-Fun November. It will probably be raining 75 per cent of the time, everyone is trying to save money before the holiday season gets into full swing, and seasonal depression disorder is kicking in. However, No-Fun November is a misnomer. There are fun things to do this month–you just have to know where to look for them!
Pajama Movie Day with loved ones
Stores are full of cozy pajamas. Grab a friend, significant other, family member, etc. and find a pair of matching pajamas on sale. Spend the rest of the day indoors and watch a movie or a good TV show. This is great for rainy days, or for right after you hand in your big term paper. Snacks are mandatory.
Check out an open mic or support of local show
Vancouver (and its surrounding areas) are full of free or cheap open mics to attend or perform in. There is something for everyone—comedy, music, spoken-word poetry, you name it! Plus, many of these open mics are hosted in local businesses, so you can feel good about supporting all kinds of up-and-comers in the city.
Feed your brain with a museum trip
Metro Vancouver is full of exciting museums! Science World, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Vancouver Aquarium are classics that are always rotating exhibits. Still, if you find yourself either bored of the big museums or deterred by admission fees ($25 admission isn’t cheap!), there are plenty more museums to check out. There is something for everyone’s interests—the Vancouver Police Museum, the Museum of Anthropology, BC Sports Hall of Fame, and the Burnaby Village Museum are just a few. Plus, many of these museums offer low or free admissions at least once a week!
E-Spot in Richmond and CHQ in Metrotown both offer a vast choice of arcade games to play, so save your quarters and loonies! Looking for something strategic? Try out one of Vancouver’s many escape rooms. Want to game in virtual reality? There are a few VR establishments open in Vancouver and Richmond. Do you prefer tabletop over digital? Both Stormcrow locations—Stormcrow Alehouse on West Broadway, and Stormcrow Tavern on Commercial—and Pizzaria Ludica in Keefer Place are just a few restaurants that let you take games to the table.
Test your knowledge
Why study for exams when you could show off your knowledge of pop culture? Trivia nights are becoming more popular around town. Consider yourself nerdy? Head to the Heritage Grill in New West for Fandom Feud on the last Tuesday of the month. Know a lot about the Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, Rick and Morty, etc? There are recurring trivia shows for those as well.
No matter what you decide to do, the key to surviving No-Fun November is to put yourself out there and enjoy!