The Long Table Series Returns for Summer!

The every-popular Long Table Series (LTS) at the Irish Heather continues with a new menu every Thursday through Sunday for the month of June. There’s a special Father’s Day LTS kicking off this Sunday June 15th. Treat your Dad like a rockstar! With any booking of 3 or more (including Dad) for this Sunday’s LTS, The Irish Heather will pay for Dad’s meal!

The Long Table Series is perfect for folks heading to games, shows, clubs as for a crazy reasonable price you get a beer and a meal, setting you up to conquer the night.

Dishing up roast chicken with slaw, gravy and fries on Thursday, steelhead trout with couscous and grilled veggies on Friday, succulent porchetta with warm potato salad, picked veg and salsa verde on Saturday, and ending the weekend on Sundays with a classic favourite, roast beef served with colcannon potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and vegetables all coated in gravy. 

At $18 including a select beer, it remains one of the most delectable, not to mention affordable, meals in the city.


Learn the Art of Succulent Bouquet Making at Olla Flowers

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Olla Flowers is hosting a Succulent Bouquet Making Workshop on Monday June 16th from 5-7 pm. Learn how to prepare and design a succulent-centric bridal bouquet. Olla Flowers will work with choice, locally-grown succulents, orchids and foliage to create an innovative bridal bouquet that can live on long past the event. Each bouquet will be finished with complimentary ribbon and vintage buttons and will be photographed.

This workshop is suitable for folks with no floral design experience and designers wanting to expand their repertoire. Cost is $115 per person and includes all materials, light refreshments and a photo of your finished bouquet.


Register Now for JD’s Barber Workshops


Photo credit: Andres Markwart

Want to brush up on your barbering skills? JD’s Barbershop is hosting a series of hands-on workshops for the month of June.

June 10th at 7pm – Level 1 Clipper Cut

Level 1 Clipper Cut is a 3-4 hour workshop on the basics of men’s grooming and the proper use of different clippers, scissors, combs and other barbering tools. The workshop is for anyone with little to no experience, who wants to learn how to do a proper men’s clipper cut.  Each workshop consists of one demo haircut by the JD’s staff and one hands on haircut performed by you, with JD’s staff closely watching and guiding you along.

The cost of the workshop is $1000 and includes a JD’s Barber Kit (valued at $500) plus applicable taxes.  Each kit includes: 1 Filson dopp bag, 1 set of clippers, 1 Wahl peanut, 1 pair of scissors, 3 different barbering combs, 1 cape, 1 straight razor blade, 2 packs of razors, and one of JD’s Barbering notebooks.

June 16th at 7pm – Level 1 Fades

Level 1 Fades is a 3-4 hour workshop on the basics of fading and the proper use of different clippers, scissors, combs and other barbering tools. This workshop is for anyone who has haircutting experience, for someone who wants to improve his or her skill set or master the fade.

Cost is $500 plus applicable tax.

June 17th at 7pm – Straight Razor Shave

Straight Razor Shave is a 3-4 hour intensive workshop on the basics of a hot towel wrap, the proper use of a straight razor, proper sanitation and maintenance of the skin.  This workshop is for anyone who has little to a lot of haircutting experience, for someone who wants to improve his or her skill set or master the straight razor.

Cost of workshop is $500 plus applicable tax.  
Straight razor, blades and shaving products are included.


*Registrants must supply their own models.
Sign up now at! Spaces are limited.

Chill Winston Launches New Summer Menu

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Try the new veggie burger featured in Chill Winston’s Summer 2014 menu.

Soak up the sun from Chill Winston’s patio and try the delicious bites from their new summer menu! Chill Winston is serving amazing new dishes featuring sustainable and organic ingredients, as well as fresh vegetables from their very own plot of land at Earthwise Society farm in Delta, B.C.


Anne Sargent Pop Up Show


Third Floor Gallery (Pop-Up Show) 
June 12th-19th, 11am-6pm
167 Water St, 3rd Floor

Third Gallery will host a pop up show, from June 12th-19th, to display artworks by Anne Sargent. This show gives an overview of five years of work by the Vancouver visual artist. It encompasses a time when the artist was defining and experimenting with her visual vocabulary. Working with the figure, Sargent tries to convey the dichotomy between the individual and the “many”. Figures are repeated, multiples yet different. Often placed on a rich black background these figures convey a quiet solitude and stillness. Her drawings continue this theme, conveying a gentleness and empathy.

Visit here to see Anne Sargent’s art.

Yousef Live at Shine Nightclub


Come down and catch Yousef live at Shine Nightclub this Friday June 13th. The international DJ, producer, and club promoter is continuing to leave a huge imprint on electronic music from both behind the scenes and behind the decks of the world’s finest clubs.



Weekly Live Entertainment

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Image via the Electric Monks

If you like funk music, hop down to Guilt & Company this Saturday, June 14th to watch The Electric Monks perform live! Prepare for a night of mellow grooves and high energy funk that will get the dance floor alive and grooving. More live entertainment listings below.

Monday, June 9

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

Uno Mass at Guilt & Company

Tuesday, June 10

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Pandora & The Locksmiths at Guilt & Company

Wednesday, June 11

The Revellers at Revel Room 

Bria Skonberg CD Release Party at Guilt & Company

Thursday, June 12

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge 

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Ground Up at Guilt & Company

DJ Nick Bike at The Portside Pub

Friday, June 13

DJ Take 5 at Milano Expresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Rhek & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

ThisIsNotABand with Mary Ancheta (Live Improv) at Guilt & Company

Yousef at Shine Nightclub

Saturday, June 14

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone 

The Electric Monks at Guilt & Company

WTRU & Brendan Butter at The Portside Pub

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Sunday, June 15

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Harpdog Brown at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Visit the Gastown Events Calendar for more details.