Nicli Antica Pizzeria Opens “Next Door”

Nicli Antica Pizzeria is opening “Next Door,” a new Italian small plates eatery that is literally next door to the award-winning pizzeria. The Italian-inspired menu created by chef Dave Tozer features tasty dishes that include braised pork belly, bruschetta, mussels in white wine, and housemade ricotta. Come by and enjoy snacks, cocktails and an all-Italian wine list at 68 E. Cordova Street. Next Door is open from 5pm on Wednesdays to Saturdays.

Secret Location Welcomes Thiago Castanho

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This week, Secret Location welcomes Thiago Castanho to their Tasting Room for a book signing and collaborative dinner with Chef Jefferson Alvarez.

Book Signing – Secret Location is proud to be one of Canada’s first retailers to sell Brazilian Food, an imaginative cookbook by Chef Thiago Castanho and Luciana Bianchi. Join them for an exclusive book launch signing on Monday, July 14th between 4pm-6pm.

Four Hands Dinner – This Tuesday, July 15th, Secret Location will be housing a revolutionary Four Hands Dinner, featuring the collective work of Jefferson Alvarez and Thiago Castanho. The 16-course dinner with snacks and drinks will be an exploration of the senses. For reservations email Virginie Rins, General Manager,

Submit Your Votes for the ‘Best of Vancouver’

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Do we have the best independents? The Georgia Straight is looking for readers to share their most cherished businesses for the Best of Vancouver 2014 Awards. Show some love for your favourite Gastown gems by voting here. You have until Wednesdsay July 16th to cast your vote!

A.P.C x Kanye West F/W 2014 at Roden Gray

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On Thursday July 17th, the A.P.C x Kanye West collection will available at Roden Gray. This highly anticipated collaboration is sold exclusively in store at Roden Gray for Western Canada.

Celebrate Bastille Day at Jules Bistro

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Jules Bistro is a causal French bistro that blends traditional French cooking with innovated West Coast style. Owner and Chef Emmanuel had a restaurant in Paris before immigrating to Canada with his family in 2000 and opened Jules Bistro over seven years ago.

Celebrate Bastille Day with Jules Bistro on Monday July 14th! Guests that mention Bastille Day to their server will receive a complimentary Kir on the house tomorrow! *Kir is a popular French cocktail made with a measure of crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) topped up with white wine. Vive La France! 

The Tummy Rumble at Blacktail Florist

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Blacktail Florist is hosting a special dining event this Monday July 14th. Guests will be treated to a four-course menu of the restaurant’s unique array of wild seasonal products, handpicked foraged edibles in two sittings, the first at 6pm and the second at 8:30pm.

Each $60 ticket to the dining event will support the fundraising efforts by the four fighters competing in the Aprons for Gloves charity boxing event. There are 40 available seats for each siting and tickets can be purchased either at the restaurant (332 Water Street) or by phone at 604-699-0249.


Troy Pierce Live at Shine Nightclub

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On Friday July 18th, Shine Nightclub will welcome Troy Pierce. The Troy Pierce sound is one which has constantly veered from dense, layered and abstract to stripped down, acid infused and pulsing. His sonic palette is one that draws on a wide array of influences and reaches far outside the confines of the studio and into an otherworld entirely. Fusing techno with minimalism, darkness with light and heaviness with rhythm, this American has never been afraid to experiment in the outer regions of his vast musical universe. 


Weekly Live Entertainment

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Are you ready for a night of unexpected twists, turns and nuvo-burlesque? Le Cabaret Du Passe will dazzle audiences with an intoxicating spectacle of burlesque, sideshow, and theatre this Tuesday, July 15th at Guilt & Company.

Monday, July 14

Jill Newman at Guilt & Company

Tuesday, July 15

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Le Cabaret Du Passe at Guilt & Company

Wednesday, July 16

The Revellers at Revel Room  

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, July 17

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room 

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 ft. Asha Moyo and Krystle Dos Santos at Guilt & Company

DJ Nick Bike at The Portside Pub

Friday, July 18

DJ Take 5 at Milano Expresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Ali Siadat & Co at Guilt & Company

Saturday, July 19

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone 

Mike Henry Trio at Guilt & Company

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Sunday, July 20

The Do-Rites at Revel Room 

Harpdog Brown Trio at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Visit the Gastown Events Calendar for more details.

Cover image courtesy of Rob Newell