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Live & Work

March 10 2014


Winnowing Workshops at East Van Roasters

Join East Van Roasters for their Winnow Wednesdays to learn about chocolate making, enjoy the company of friends and try some fabulous cacao while volunteering for an important social enterprise in the downtown eastside.

What is winnowing? Winnowing is taking the papery shell off of the freshly roasted cacao bean. East Van Roasters uses 22 kg of winnowed cacao beans to make one batch of chocolate. The Winnow Workshops will be held on Wednesday nights in March at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Introduction to Ikebana, Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop


Join Olla Flowers on for an introduction to Ikebana flower arranging workshop this Saturday March 15th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Connect with the beauty and poetry of the natural world through this ancient art form. Each student will learn the basic skills to create striking, minimalist arrangements using kenzan (pin frogs) and local, seasonal flowers.

Cost- $50 includes all flower materials, one kenzan + coffee/tea and light snacks.
To register, contact or call 604-609-6582.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria Presents: Craft Beer and Pizza Dinner


After the success and demand from the first beer and pizza pairing, Nicli Antica Pizzeria is teaming up with Howe Sound Brewing for the second time to bring a dinner pairing like no other!

On Tuesday March 11th, Nicli will be preparing a five course Mexican inspired Neapolitan pizza and beer extravaganza! Taste 4 courses of amazing, original pizzas not on the menu and then finished with a delicatable dessert. Each course is paired perfectly with a different offering from the award wining Howe Sound Brewery. Come eat, drink and be merry.



New Theo Eyewear at Bruce Eyewear


Theo eyewear knows how to make metal frames beautiful, bold and unique. Their durable, light weight nature and nose-pad fit makes them great for all kinds of faces and prescriptions. Visit Bruce Eyewear (219 Abbott St) to peep some of their fun metals like the James, Olives and Gangsters series.

New Givenchy at Roden Gray


Roden Gray has just received their second drop of the season from Givenchy, featuring bursting florals, camouflage patterns, and new techno-tribalism prints, all rendered in familiar forms and silhouettes. Come check out the selection, available in-store only at Roden Gray (8 Water St).

Black Sheep Blueprint Live at Shine Nightclub


This Thursday March 13th, Shine Nightclub presents hip hop duo, Black Sheep. Remembered for a couple of striking singles and their membership in the Native Tongues family of groups, Black Sheep also recorded one of rap music’s most entertaining debuts, A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. 


St. Patrick’s Weekend Kick Off Party at The Blarney Stone


The Blarney Stone is hosting a three-day community block party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The block party kicks off this Saturday March 15th, with face painting, balloon art sculpture, street performances and live music starring Killarney, The Sheets, and DJ Steele. Partial Proceeds will be donated to Athletics 4 Kids. Come down to The Blarney Stone (216 Carrall St) for a The Blarney Stone (216 Carrall St) for a corrnucopia of celebrations!


Weekly Live Music Lineup


There’s a new batch of local performers coming to Gastown this week. Grab a partner and come dance with Jen Hodge All Stars, playing uplifting swing music on March 12 at Guilt & Company’s “Sweet and Hot” Wednesdays.

Monday, March 10

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

Tuesday March 11

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Risque Cabaret featuring Pandora and The Locksmiths at Guilt & Company

Wednesday March 12

The Revellers at Revel Room

Hot Sweet Jazz with Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday March 13

DJ Take 5 at Milano Express Lounge

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Dutch Robinson, Tonye Aganaba, Aileen De La Cruz & Kristie McCracken at Guilt & Company

Friday March 14

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

DJ Take 5 at Milano Express Lounge

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Brendan Butter and Relly Rels at Portside Pub

Lio & Glenstrup at Guilt & Company

Saturday March 15

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

DJs CO-Op & Hunnicutt and the Stunt Man at Portside Pub

The Beladeans at Guilt & Company

Sunday March 16

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Sunday Jazz at Pourhouse

Harpdog Brown Trio at Guilt & Company

Visit the Gastown Events Calendar for more details.