Gastown This Month

February 25 2020

Gastown in March

 

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.

Adrienne Cook

 

Tis’ true.

And the same could be said for seasonal changes that appear in March, weather-wise. We’ve since had our fair share of winter wet and gloom, of life under an umbrella, of days cut short. We now want to sit in the sun and feel summers warmth upon us. We want to see daffodils and crocuses dance in a soft breeze. Winter’s almost gone now. It’s time for spring.

 

Entertainment


Pourhouse: great cocktails + live music

As if doing the Charleston through a time portal, the Pourhouse is a step back through the decades to a time of speakeasies, bootleg gin and jazz. Housed in a 100-year-old building, built in 1910 for the Leckie Boot Company – you’ll find Douglas fir ceilings, supported by large wood pillars, brick walls and antiques. The cornerstone is the 38 ft. Bar – masterfully handcrafted from 120 year-old planks of reclaimed Douglas fir. The house boasts one of the best and most original cocktail menus in the city, where such tasty licks as The Manifesto Cocktail (Appleton 12 yr rum, Cerise de Café, Ardbeg 10 yr Scotch, chocolate bitters) or Lady Liberty (Laird’s Applejack, Amaro Montenegro, Pineau de Charentes, Peychaud’s bitters) can be sipped leisurely or gulped surreptitiously to live music on various nights of the week.

View current music calendar.

Food + Drink

In March we’re gonna party like it’s 1970!

Old Spaghetti Factory celebrates 50 years in Gastown with the return of their retro $1.75+ entree menu.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, OSF will be bringing back their original menu from 1970! For one day only, on March 3rd, from 11am-8pm, come to the Gastown location, and enjoy an array of all-inclusive Spaghetti entrees from $1.75-$1.95. All proceeds go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund, with an additional opportunity to donate to fund at the event.

Note: OSF are not taking reservations for this event and will be operating on a first come, first serve basis.

Read our interview with Peter Buckley; CEO of Old Spaghetti Factory

Hungry diners waiting patiently for lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory Gastown; C.1975

 

Carnival PARTY at The Cambie.

Thursday March 5
7pm

Celebrate one of Brazil’s biggest parties with Carnival
at The Cambie.

NO COVER & CAIPIRINHAS on special.

Very special guests for the event:
ShotSambado & DJ Tiago Trop, playing amazing Brazilian tunes all night long.

Seafood Boil
Portside Pub

Thursday, March 5
7pm

Calling all East Coasters and seafood lovers! Don’t miss the boat to Portside’s  famous East Coast Boil
Your ticket gets you:
•one free Alexander Keith’s •mountain of fresh East Coast seafood •live music• screech in ceremony
*Dinner is served at 7:15pm sharp. Arrive at 7pm to grab a cold one and get your bib on.
$39.99 ticket includes gratuity

NEW – Add an extra half lobster for only $17 – Limited availability.
*must purchase a $39.99 ticket to the boil to be eligible for the $17 extra half lobster

Nelson The Seagull
Vin Van Wine Pop-up Long Table

Friday, 6 March
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Join Nelson the Seagull and Vin Van Wine for an intimate four course meal with carefully curated wine pairings and a welcome cocktail.

NTS is back with another candlelit feast, this time focused on the wines and cuisine of the Alps. The evenings showcase includes crisp whites and dynamic reds from the alpine regions of France, Italy and Switzerland, all paired with dishes rustled up by local chef Michael Varga.

Tickets include a welcome cocktail and a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Additional wine to purchase on the night. Tickets are inclusive of tax and gratuity.

$ 110 per person.

EDITION NO. 18 at No.1 Gaolers Mews
L’abattoir

FRIDAY, MARCH 20
7:00 PM  10:00 PM

On Friday March 20th, 2020, No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews will be hosted by Chef Lee Cooper and Chef Antonin Mousseau-Rivard of Le Mousso and Le Petit Mousso in Montreal. Le Mousso was ranked #6 on Canada’s 100 Best in 2019 and Mousseau-Rivard himself was awarded Most Innovative Chef at the same time.

The two chefs are planning a collaborative multi-course dinner that will bring together Chef Mousseau-Rivard’s neo-nordic cuisine and Chef Cooper’s French via West Coast cuisine all paired with wines from L’Abattoir’s reserve cellar.

All proceeds raised through ticket sales will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

Ticket auction open from Monday, February 24 at 9:00am to Saturday February 29th at 6:00pm

The Blarney Stone St. Patrick’s Day Week
March 11-17 2020

All who pass by this mighty place are blessed with the gift of the gab. For all things green, The Blarney Stone is Irish central.

Come share in Blarney’s St. Patrick’s Week Festival  with 7 straight days of shamrocks & shenanigans. Why celebrate for a day when you can party all week?!

Tuesday MARCH 11th 8PM – Irish Trivia

Wednesday MARCH 12th 6PM – Irish Appreciation Party

Thursday MARCH 13th/14th 8PM – House of Guinness – St Patrick’s Day Countdown Weekend

Friday MARCH 14th 10PM – Shenanigans Saturdays

Saturday MARCH 15th 11AM – Family Day Festival – St Patricks Week Festival

Sunday MARCH 16th 7PM-9PM – Jameson Pairing Dinner – St Patrick’s Eve

Monday MARCH 17th 10AM-2AM – St Patricks Day Festival

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Business

 

Stil Classics – Now Open

Once hidden away in a tidy office on Homer St, Stil Classics are soon to open their first brick & mortar on Cambie Street.

Self described as a company by women, for women. Stil creates planners, notebooks, and other stationery to help women get organized and hit their goals. Stil is the vision of Marissa Cristina, a half Dutch/half Swiss designer and entrepenreur who launched the brand in 2015.

The name Stil comes from the German noun ‘Der Stil’ signifying style, class, fashion and a way of living. The name was inspired by a Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl. They simplified visual compositions and used only primary shapes and colors along with black and white.

Stil Classics kicks off with their grand opening on Thursday February 27.

Check out the pics of the new shop.

 

People

 

I’m loving angels instead: A few moments with Jackie Haliburton from Angel Vancouver.

Watch the short interview here

 

Arts + Culture

 

Learn how to Handcraft an Acetate Frame
with Sara Moshurchak from Mosh Framemakers.

Sara is opening up her studio (the “mosh pit”) for a series of framemaking workshops to learn The Mosh Method of making eyewear. You get to design a frame and learn the skills needed to craft your own pair of eyewear.

(Limited to 2 spaces per workshop)

$2200 CAD + tax

Dates:

3-DAY INTENSIVE WEEKEND WORKSHOP
(SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY • 9AM-6PM)

  • Workshop #2: March 21, 22, 23

Tickets Here.

Art Social: Film & TV
Liquid Amber Tattoo + Art Collective

Friday March 27
7pm

Meet the artists while viewing their exclusive art pieces curated for this showcase, this is a unique chance to purchase limited edition works of art by up and coming local artists.

Showcases by local artists:

– Kathryn McPhee: Kat McPhee’s Gallery  / Lisa Atterbury: idotdots   /Averill Victoria: Averill Victoria Art  /Justina Kervel: IG @justinakerveltattoo

and short-film screenings by Vancouver filmmakers:

Theo and Celeste – Directed by Hannah Dougherty
Little – Directed by Virginia Penney
Lead and Follow- Directed by Orsy Szabo
Spaceman Jones- Directed by Hannah Dougherty
Sense Memory- Directed by Julie Bruns

Art Social is a FREE ongoing monthly event from 7-9pm on the last Friday of every month hosted at Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective. Immerse yourself into an evening of art and discover local Vancouver businesses all while enjoying a drink at the cash bar and exploring this tattoo studio turned art gallery. Please note: this event is 19+.