Live & Work

February 3 2014


Stussy Kids x Looney Tunes

One of the most iconic cartoon crews of all time, Looney Tunes, has teamed up with the Stüssy tribe on a collection exclusively for the kids. Although Stüssy Kids has been making regular appearances in Japan, this is the first global kids project. As part of this collection, Stussy incorporated classic Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety, the Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam on series graphic tees featuring the cartoon legends mixed with classic Stüssy iconography. Visit Stussy’s Gastown location 49 Powell Street to shop the collection.

Black Sabbath x Converse Available at Hitz Boutique


The heavy-metal trailblazers, Black Sabbath have collaborated with Converse for a new collection of Chuck Taylors. Hitz Boutique is now carrying this highly coveted collection. Visit 316 Cordova Street to shop for the Black Sabbath x Converse for Chuck Taylor collection and check out Hitz Boutique’s extensive wall of sneakers and one-of-a-kind pumps.

L’Abattoir Dinner with Chef Derek Dammann


L’Abattoir Restaurant is very excited to be welcoming Derek Dammann of Montreal’s Maison Publique for the evening of Thursday, February 20th. Derek will collaborate with the kitchen team at L’Abattoir to create a special seven course meal paired with wines and cocktails. Reservations are available 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $150 per guest exclusion of taxes (including beverage pairings and gratuity).

Seating for the Chef Dammann dinner is limited, so reserve your tickets today by calling 604.568.1701 or emailing  Please note this event is not suitable for vegetarians.

Pints for a Cause at The Lamplighter


The Lamplighter is teaming up with local breweries to help contribute funds to our charitable partners during what is traditionally a slower time of year for donations.

Each Tuesday in February, they will be donating all revenue from beer sales of these designated breweries to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Shelter, The Salvation Army and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Your contribution? Come by, have a beer and help us give back to those in need.

February 4 – Phillips Brewing – Various Styles
February 11 – Driftwood Brewery – Various Styles
February 18 – Granville Island Brewing – Various Styles
February 25 – Carlsberg, Kronenbourg, Kronenbourg Blanc

Terrarium Building Workshop at Olla Flowers


Prefer plants to cut flowers? Well then plan to come into Olla Flowers on Saturday February 8th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn how to make couples terrariums. This workshop will focus on ‘classic, closed terrariums’ for plants that thrive in high humidity (leafy tropical plants, air plants, and carnivorous plants). Bring your own glass container with lid or choose from one from in store (receive 10% off all glass in store).

Cost- $40 includes all basic materials and coffee/tea and light snacks (glass containers and specialty, carnivorous plants are extra).

To register, contact or call 604-609-6582.

My Gastown Valentine Giveaway

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Gassy Jack Statue photo credit:

We’re giving away four $50 Gift Certificates to celebrate Valentines Day! Here’s how to enter:

1) Snap a picture with a special someone at the Steam clock and/or Gassy Statue

2) Post your photo on Instagram, tag @mygastown and include #MyGastownValentine

The contest is running now until Thursday Feb 13th. Come down to the neighbourhood with a special person, commemorate your moment at these Gastown landmarks and you might win some local prizes! Visit here for more contest details.

Live Entertainment in Gastown


There’s a new batch of talenting coming to perform in Gastown! Toronto-native, Luke Austin (pictured above) will be performing at Guilt & Company on Sunday, February 2nd. At 21 years of age, Luke Austin is making waves as far as Nashville with his Debut CD: “The Desert”. Luke is the primary writer of his own music, melody and lyrics, and is delivering his own cool, mellow and downright clever, self-proclaimed “Desert Alternative” to his growing fans.


Some other live acts to keep your eye on include Mike Van Eyes playing wild boogie-woogie piano at Revel Room and Blondshells (pictured above) performing a Neo Burlesque show at Guilt & Company. Check out the full lineup below:

Monday February 3 

Terminal Station at Guilt & Company

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

Tuesday February 4

The Risqué Cabaret’s Blondshells at Guilt & Company

Steve Kozak Blue Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Wednesday February 5

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company 

Thursday February 6

Musical improv with JC Thompson, Paul Clark, Tom Heuckendorff & Mike Agronovich at Guilt & Company

DJ Take 5 at Milano Expresso Lounge

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Friday February 7

The New Plan at Guilt & Company

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Team Hewitt Early Show at The Portside Pub

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Saturday February 8

The Highsiders at Guilt & Company

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Relly Rels and The Stunt Man at The Portside Pub

Sunday February 9

Country Sweetheart Luke Austin at Guilt & Company

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Sunday Jazz at Pourhouse

Visit the Gastown Events Calendar for more details.