Shirakawa by Itoh Dining Opens in Gastown!

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Japanese restaurant company Itoh Dining has opened their first North American restaurant in Gastown! The modern teppanyaki restaurant, Shirakawa, offers an exceptional culinary experience, with a focus on serving quality proteins and organic produce made with traditional Japanese culinary methods. Shirakawa’s menu features Japanese kappo, sushi, and Teppan grilled high-end Kuroge Wagyu Beef from Japan. Here’s a sneak peak of Shirakawa’s mouthwatering dishesCome visit Shirakawa at 115-12 Water Street, behind L’Abattoir in Gaoler’s Mews Courtyard.

Bruce Eyewear Introduces Rigards


Bruce Eyewear is welcoming a new line to their shelves! Named after the French word “regarder” meaning to look, Rigards is bringing back a time when eyewear was made of beautiful, natural material. All frames are hand-finished and made with genuine horns from water buffalo in Egypt and Ethiopia. The buffalos are not killed for the making of eyeglasses––instead they are used to till the farmer’s fields and the horn is sold when they pass away of old age. Stop by Bruce Eyewear at 219 Abbott St to view this unique eyewear collection!

Goat Money: Vancouver Art in Action


This Sunday, June 1st, join Baron Gallery (293 Columbia St) for an afternoon of art, music, and mimosas for the third installment of Goat Money: Vancouver Art in Action. This vibrant silent auction event raises funds for the continued growth of an independently functioning women’s micro-credit program in the Masaai community of Olkoroi, Kenya.

Every $25 dollars raised = 1 goat. What does this mean? When you buy a donated piece of artwork, it becomes catalyst for the improved autonomy of the women of Olkoroi and surrounding communities. Since goats are commonly raised and traded there, Baron Galley is using goats to measure the progress.


Gallery open for preview at 1pm
Silent Auction at 2:30pm – 5 pm
Musical accompaniment by Dr. Paul Swingle

For more information or to make a donation: [email protected]

The Blarney Stone Hosts Lobster Dinner


Come join The Blarney Stone on Sunday June 1st for a three-course lobster dinner! Tickets are $28. Stop by The Blarney Stone at 216 Carrall Street to get your ticket!

Havana Club Pre-Grand Prix at Clough Club


This Thursday, May 29th from 6-11 pm, help send Clough Club bartender Sean McCuigan off to Cuba with a bang! Sean is on his way to compete in the global finals of the Havana Club Grand Prix, one of the world’s most revered cocktail competitions in Havana, Cuba. Come to Clough Club and try his three original cocktail creations and Classic Daiquiris with real limes. There will be food and complimentary drinks throughout the night!


Extra Extra Launch Party at Portside Pub


On Thursday May 29th from 10 pm to 2 am, join Portside Pub for the kick-off of Extra Extra, a new weekly night happening every Thursday. DJ Nick Bike (Vancouver Red Bull Thre3style champion 2013) and special guest DJ Zak Santiago are busting out the best party jams from the ’80s and ’90s.


Jacques Greene & Evian Christ Live at Shine Nightclub


Jacques Greene and Evian Christ are coming to Shine Nightclub this Thursday, May 29. In less than two years, Jacques Greene, an enigmatic young house producer from Montreal, has given the current musical landscape progressively deeper ideas of what house is. With a slew of remixes and original releases that haven’t skipped a beat, the talented songwriter has already collaborated with Radiohead, Katy B, and Jimmy Edgar among others.


Weekly Live Entertainment


If you’ve got a sweet spot in your soul for all things psychedelic––you’re going to enjoy this incredible band! Three Wolf Moon will be taking the stage at Guilt & Company this Friday May 30 with their hazy blend of folky, psychedelic rock. Their influences range all over the map from stoner metal to jazz and country, making for a trippy blend that sounds classic, timeless, and is pushing boundaries and exploring new territory with music.

Monday, May 26

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

The Van Django Trio at Guilt & Company

Tuesday, May 27

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Luciterra & Chris Murdoch at Guilt & Company

Wednesday, May 28

The Revellers at Revel Room 

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, May 29

DJ Take 5 at Milano Expresso Lounge 

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Ground Up ft. Tonye Aganaba at Guilt & Company

DJ Mike & Guest Zak Santiago at Portside Pub

Jacques Greene & Evian Christ at Shine Nightclub

Friday, May 30

DJ Take 5 at Milano Expresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Brendan Butter & Relly Rels at Portside Pub

Three Moon Wolf at Guilt & Company

Saturday, May 31

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone 

Brendan Butter & The Stunt Man at Portside Pub

Onelight at Guilt & Company

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Sunday, June 1

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Ivan Decker at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Visit the Gastown Events Calendar for more details.