Four Hands are Set to Serve at Secret Location

Secret Location executive chef, Jefferson Alvarez, will be pairing up with Chef Thiago Castanho, Executive Chef of Remanso do Bosque in Belém, Brazil for a special event this Tuesday, August 12th at 5pm. The Four Hands Dinner will feature the collective work of Chef Alvarez and Chef Castanho in a 16-course meal. Complete with snacks and drinks, the evening promises to be an exploration of the senses. 

In his home kitchen, Chef Castanho creates a purely Brazilian tasting menu using innovative, contemporary and indigenous techniques. He’ll make his first appearance at Secret Location tonight, August 11th, between 4pm – 6pm to sign copies of his newly released cookbook, Brazilian Food. For more information or to make a reservation for the Four Hands Dinner, click here.

The Lamplighter Pub Got a Facelift


New leather booths, wallpaper and restored heritage elements are just a few of the changes you’ll notice in The Lamplighter Public House, having completed a major renovation in the past few weeks. In addition to brightening up the interior, they’ve added 50 new taps to the bar, featuring local and regional craft beer. Expect to see offerings from Deschutes, Postmark, Driftwood and more, rotating to account for seasonal brews and local demand.

Gastown Welcomes Pop-Up Shop, Kit and Ace


New lifestyle apparel shop, Kit and Ace, is now open at 151 Water Street. Their debut collection features soft tees and tanks designed for a ‘full-contact lifestyle’. The collection offers machine washable (in their words – ain’t nobody got time for dry cleaning) luxury clothing that is functional and feels good. What’s the secret? There’s some cashmere in it.

Haven is Hosting a Trunk Show


HAVEN, in their new location at 52 Cordova Street, is hosting Visvim’s first Canadian Trunk Show this weekend. The event offers an insider look at the Spring Summer 2015 line and an opportunity to pre-order a few pieces. Due to limited capacity, those interested in attending must RSVP. For more information, please click here.

Pieces from the Visvim SS14 collection 


Don’t forget about…

The Salt Cellar Series – Taking place this Tuesday night with winemaker, Howard Soon of Sandhill Winery, it’s sure to be an interesting evening. Click here for more details.

Gastown Shuffle – With five pubs and six shops involved, this year’s Shuffle (Thursday, August 14th) is bigger than ever. If you’re planning to attend, be sure to pick up your lanyard from any of the following: Dutil, The Block, Nouvelle Nouvelle, Rowan Sky, Menu Skateboard Shop, Sharks & Hammers, The Met, The Charles Bar, Clough Club, The Black Frog or The Lamplighter Public House.

The Pop-Up Park – You’ll find the games tables out again this Friday & Saturday from 12 noon to 9pm on Carrall Street between Water and Cordova. Grab a friend for a game of chess, checkers, snakes & ladders, backgammon or ludo. Game pieces are available at The Blarney Stone.

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BBQchiliFestSave the Date for the Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival

The third annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival is just a few weeks away. Taking place on August 30 & 31, the event will take over Carrall Street between Cordova and Water for two days of ribs, brisket, wings, pulled pork, chili and all the fixings. This years participants include The Blarney Stone, Chill Winston, The Irish Heather, Tuc Craft Kitchen, The Lamplighter, Incendio, Gringo, The Charles Bar, Railtown Café, Calabash Bistro and The Hastings Warehouse. More details to come as we get closer!

Weekly Live Entertainment 

Monday, August 11

Terminal Station at Guilt & Company

Tuesday, August 12

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Pandora & The Locksmiths at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club

Wednesday, August 13

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, August 14

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 Night ft. Sophia Danai & Tonye Aganaba at Guilt & Company

Friday, August 15

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Sidewalk Chalk at Guilt & Company 

Christian Flores & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

Saturday, August 16

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

WTRU & Brendan Butters at The Portside Pub

Sunday, August 17

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

Visit the Gastown Events Calendar for more details.