Culture

July 10 2017

This Week In Gastown

The 2017 Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix
Wednesday July 12
5.30pm

The Gastown Grand Prix is just two days away!

This Wednesday July 12th, Gastown welcomes thousands of energetic fans and cyclists to the neighbourhood for an exciting day filled with food, drink, celebration and racing.

The Grand Prix is a super fast paced race called a “Criterium”. Also known as a  “crit”, it is a high speed action-packed bike race that is held on a closed course, that is usually between 800 and 1,500 meters. Criteriums are mass-start races where riders travel around the course for a set number of laps or time: i.e., 50 laps or 90 minutes. During the race, riders will also race for prizes called primes (pronounced “preems”).

The Gastown Grand Prix is a one day only event and it’s a fantastic chance to spend an entire afternoon and evening in one of the city’s best neighbourhoods. Enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious food during Happy Hour and keep your spot along track.

(The races start at 5.30pm but early attendance is strongly advised to get a good view of the track).

ETNIA Barcelona Trunk Show
@Eyeland Framemakers
Saturday, July 15
Special Hours: 10am to 6pm

Discover the entire optical and sun collection for a one-day trunk show!It’s the season! New shapes, new colour patterns… Etnia Sunglasses are made with the finest Italian acetate and assembled with top quality mineral crystal lenses, enabling a perfect vision. You no longer need an excuse to get your new perfect pair!

The Rocket Revellers
@Revel Room

July 12
7 pm

Rockabilly/Texas swing, and jump blues from Revel Room’s house band The Rocket Revellers. Bring your dancin’ shoes ya’ll!

The Jen Hodge All-Stars
@Guilt & Co

July 12
9:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Can

It’s Wednesday! Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes and join us at Guilt & Co for a night of jazzy goodness! Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.

Any Given Sunday – Flora Scott Trio
@TUC Craft Kitchen

July 16
7 – 10:00 pm

Flora Scott, jazz vocalist, guitarist and song writer. Her style is unique and brings to life classic jazz standards. Influences include Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Mose Allison, Billie Holiday, Kenny Burrel, Antonio Carlos. Jobim. Joe Pass and Django Reinhardt.