Culture

March 19 2018

This Week In Gastown

 

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La Mezcaleria

Monday March 19
7 pm

La Mezcaleria Gastown is offering Vancouverites a boozy cure for a case of the Mondays with a fun filled cocktail competition.

Presented in partnership with Viejo Indecente Mezcal and Baboon Trading Co., the contest will see eight of the city’s top mixologists, including Brendan Grills, bar manager at La Mezcaleria Gastown, shaking up tasty and envelope-pushing drinks for their chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. Other participants include Max Borrowman of Juniper Kitchen & Bar, Robyn Gray of Prohibition at the Rosewood Hotel, and Alex Carruthers of Chambar Restaurant.

La Mezcaleria Gastown will not offer full dinner service during the cocktail competition, but a limited menu of five tacos, including Rajas con Crema, Carnitas, and Tinga de Pollo, as well as guacamole and chips, will be available throughout the evening.

Guests are invited to be spectators at the event, which has free admission.

 

Leisure Club
Guilt & Co

Tuesday March 20
Doors 9pm/Show 9:30pm
Pay-What-You-Can

Leisure Club is a home for the conjuring of pop songs focused on groove, catchy guitar melodies, and vocal hooks. Although the Vancouver five piece was forged in 2016 by their mutual interest in living the most relaxed life possible, their live performances inspire a rhythm in the crowd akin to spring break. “Leisure Club compact a whirlwind summer of love, lust and heartache into 3.5 minutes” (PR Press) and “you can’t help but want to mix a pina colada for your friends wearing a one-piece by a pool” (Betty & Kora). This has led to them sharing the stage with the likes of Blossoms, Lawrence, Cub Sport, Louise Burns, and a performance at Ponderosa Festival.

 

Karaoke Wednesdays
The Portside Pub

Wednesday March 21
9 pm

Tired of being the only person who gets to hear your own sweet vocal
stylings? Have no fear, The Portside is bringing Euphonic Entertainment in to
host Karaoke Wednesdays weekly launching Wednesday, March 21st!
Check out their Songbooks online at www.euphonicentertainment.com
No cover and great drink specials all night
RSVP today to attend for FREE – leela@theportsidepub.com

 

Michelin on the Road Dining Experience
L’Abattoir

Wednesday March 21
6:30 pm

L’Abattoir Chef and Co-owner Lee Cooper will welcome Chef Lee Wolen of Chicago’s Michelin one-starred restaurant Boka to the line when the award-winning Gastown destination hosts the first-ever Michelin on the Road™ dining experience in Vancouver.

Taking place in L’Abattoir’s private dining quarters, No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews, the evening will feature a cocktail reception with passed canapés and a five-course collaborative menu prepared by Chefs Cooper and Wolen with wine pairings by Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, CheckMate Artisanal Winery, Meyer Family Vineyards, LaStella Winery, Laughing Stock Vineyards and Tantalus Vineyards. Tickets are available for $195 per person plus tax and gratuity, and may be purchased online at labattoir.ca/events.

 

Traction Productions Eyewear Trunk Show
@Mosh Framemakers

Thursday 22 March
10am-6pm

Made from cellulose acetate, a strong, lightweight and renewable resource – Traction Productions frames are sure to satisfy any craving for funky and unique eyewear.

Traction Eyewear creates frames in an infinite array of shapes, colors, textures, and designs that suite any face shape and honor your unique style.

Join Mosh for an exclusive peek into Traction Productions Eyewear spring/summer Collection – with designs including sunglasses for both men and women.

Come by to say hello, try on countless looks, ask the experts all you need to know, and find the perfect set of frames.

 

Kyprios FRIDAYS
Lamplighter Pub

Friday March 23
10 pm

DJ set by Kyprios.

10PM til 3AM.

 

Sailing to Greenland with Olivier Huin
Filson

Saturday, March 24
6 – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Olivier Huin, an instructor at The Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding, and listen to the story of his voyage from Virginia to Disko Bay – land first settled by Erik the Red in 985 AD — on his hand-built wooden boat.

He’ll be in-store showing spectacular images from the journey and discussing the process of traditional boat building. Free beer & cocktails. Fish & chips provided.

RSVP Here

Rabbit’s Foot Supper Club At The Birds & Beets

Sunday, March 25 | 7 – 10:30pm
Tickets here $85

There’s a trifecta of deliciousness happening in Gastown on Sunday, March 25th! Vancouver Island’s Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse and underground dinner/entertainment duo Rabbit’s Foot Supper Club are crossing bodies of water and surfacing from the underground to congregate at the Birds & the Beets for a special five course, cider-paired omnivorous dinner. The menu reads like poetry, and the second course of ‘Wild mushrooms, smoked buttermilk, charcoal cracker, fir oil’ paired with the limited release hopped ‘Wolf in the Woods’ botanically-infused cider sounds especially intriguing.

Do Rites Feat: Kelly Haigh
Revel Room

Sunday, March 25
7 pm

Texas Swing, Old country