Gastown is forever changing; such is the nature of consistency. Reliable? Of course. A discovery? Always.
Here’s a rundown of the current happenings within Gastown.
Next event is August 29, 5.30pm-9pm
This month brings the third and final night in our new summer event series: Gastown Thursday Nights, featuring an open air performance by Ballet BC dancers, street performances by The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, and offerings by over 50 Gastown shops, pubs and restaurants. Gastown is the place to be on the last Thursday of August 2019 with awesome shopping, sales, in-store events, music, and fantastic food. Stay tuned by following our event page here.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2019
51 Powell St.
6:00 – 9:00pm
Join Neighbour in celebrating 8 years in retrospect, with a group show featuring nine of Neighbour’s past collaborators behind the lens.
Works by Jennilee Marigomen, Ali Bosworth, Ian Lanterman, Malcolm Lam, Becky McNeel, Seth Fluker, Adam Golfer, Justin Wong and Ken Tisuthiwongse will be shown at 51 Powell St, Vancouver (Thursdays – Sundays only).
All prints are for sale, with select merchandise available at reception and for the duration of the installation.
All are welcome! Refreshments provided.
Colourbox and Old Gassy Jack show their Pride.
Long time Gastown hair salon, Colourbox on West Cordova, has transformed its funky sign into a rainbow of colours just in time for Pride. The original raspberry coloured metal stood the test of time and served the façade well, but this one looks way better. Take a selfie and be sure to tag #gastown, #mygastown, or #pridegastown.
The same goes for Gassy Jack. He received a much needed makeover last Thursday for #GastownThursdayNights No.2. Check out the pics on our event page to see him adorned in his full regalia. There’s still a becoming splash of colour left on the statue that won’t be disappearing anytime soon.
Drag Queens. Bingo. Tacos.
What a combo! And you can have it all this weekend at Tacofino Gastown.
Drag Bingo Party
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
On Friday, August 2 at Tacofino’s Gastown Taco Bar, local drag queens Mina Mercury and Carlotta Gurl will step into the spotlight to host four fierce rounds of interactive Drag Bingo beginning at 5 p.m. for a suggested cash donation of $10. Extended Happy Hour specials will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. and prizes will also be up for grabs throughout the night.
From Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4, Tacofino Gastown will also be offering a special Pride-themed ‘Te Amo’ cocktail made of custom lavender-and-butterfly-pea-infused Cazadores Blanco, Aperol, housemade blueberry syrup and soda. The limited-edition libation will be offered for $12, with $2 from the sale of each cocktail donated to Vancouver Friends for Life and Foundation of Hope
RESERVATIONS for Tacofino’s Drag Bingo Pride Party are available by emailing p.morry [at] tacofino.com. A limited number of seats will also be available on a walk-in basis at the bar and on the patio.
Not sure how they did it, but Litchfield has quite the interesting window display going on right now. Never boring, the distinguished lifestyle boutique consistently stages impressive scenes within it’s shopfront. Appropriate for the season, an almost 12 foot walnut paddle board hangs vertically from the ceiling. The thing is a work of art, perfectly balancing form and function. Created by Beau Lake, The Muskoka is a Canadian custom layup of walnut and maple to evoke the decking of a vintage mid-century lake runabout. The board is very stable and is a cruiser at heart. You can purchase it here.
There’s also The Malibu – inspired by Gibson guitars and 50s surf culture, The Malibu evokes California sun and music in the form of a majestic longboard. Find it here.
There’s a sweet new food menu inspired by the summer at Tuc Craft Kitchen.
Fresh for the summer and inspired by long days, warm nights, and the colourful abundance of seasonal ingredients, Tuc Craft Kitchen has just released new dinner and brunch menus.
Available seven days a week from 5 p.m., Tuc’s new dinner menu includes highlights such as baked ricotta (housemade ricotta, warm olives, sheep’s milk parmesan); sunset salad (baby shrimp, strawberries, tender greens, lemon vinaigrette, carrot lime purée); lentil hash mole verde (black lentils, sweet peas, roasted mushrooms, corn, pea greens); ribs ‘n fries (orange & jalapeño glazed side ribs, curly yam fries, red slaw); and seafood étouffée (BC mussels & manila clams, prawns, squid, creole tomato sauce, dirty rice).
Chorizo Scramble — two eggs scrambled, chorizo sausage, jalapeño roma, ciabatta, greens with lemon vinaigrette.
Tuc has also introduced new dishes to its brunch menu available Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new additions include a chorizo scramble (two scrambled eggs, chorizo sausage, jalapeño roma, ciabatta, greens with lemon vinaigrette), lentil hash (two poached eggs, double smoked bacon, black lentils, mole verde, nugget potatoes) and the loco moco (dirty rice, three-meat patty, swiss cheese, onion gravy, two sunny eggs).
ROSÉ-ALL-DAY MONDAYS | On Mondays, Tuc will get the week off to a rosy start by hosting Rosé-All-Day Mondays, featuring a variety of pink wines beginning at $7.50 a glass and $25 a bottle.