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April 7 2014


Spring 2014 Gastown Shop Hop

Join us in celebrating Spring 2014 fashion at the semi-annual Gastown Shop Hop taking place on Thursday, April 10, between 5-9 p.m. This social-shopping event unites 44 shops and 15 restaurants for an incredible night of fashion, dining, and in-store specials. For one night only, Gastown’s premier boutiques are extending their shopping hours to showcase the latest Spring fashions and to mingle with the city’s most stylish shoppers.


Eyeland Framemakers Grand Opening Event


Join Eyeland Framemakers in celebrating their 20-year anniversary and grand opening at their Gastown location. Look out for fabulous guest designers and Stella & Dot trunk shows to take place from April 10th-13th.


Blacktail Forest Opens in Gastown


Image courtesy of Scout Magazine

There’s a new restaurant in the neighbourhood! Gastown’s new eatery, Blacktail Florist, has opened the doors to their dreamy space decorated with neutral wood, geometric vitrines and floral arrangements. The menu by Chef Jimmy Stewart––former Top Chef Canada contestant––features handpicked foraged edibles and innovative dishes using B.C.’s finest ingredients. Check out Blacktail Florist at 322 Water Street, open Wednesday to Sunday.

Aveda Institute Hosting Celebration for Clean Water


Aveda Institute is hosting an annual Celebration for Clean Water on Saturday April 12, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Hosts Sharad and Nisha Khare will take you through a fun evening with signature cocktails, savory appetizers, live DJ music, fabulous silent auction items, and an exciting fashion show. All proceeds will go towards WaterCan’s clean water projects, helping underprivileged people in Eastern Africa gain access to clean water.

Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door and include one wine tasting ticket.


Stüssy Livin’ General Store Collection Available in Gastown


Stüssy launched Stussy Livin’ General Store in Tokyo, Japan three years ago. Everyday products that could be found in a ‘general store’ are designed and curated by Stüssy, in the hopes of adding to an enriching living space and lifestyle. Check out the General Store collection at Stussy’s Gastown location at 49 Powell Street.

Branchez Live at Shine Nightclub


Modern producer, Branchez will be playing live at Shine Nightclub on Friday April 11. The New York City native has been making waves in both the electronic music and hip-hop communities with his soulful brand of “big room hip-hop”.

After breaking onto the scene with his self-released track “Treat You Right,” he solidified his place among this year’s top new acts with his massive single “Shake” – featured in the Skrillex BBC Essential mix. 


Weekly Live Entertainment


Elisa Thorne of Ladybird | Image courtesy of

This Sunday, Ladybird will be taking the stage at Guilt & Company. Elisa Thorne and Britt Macleod will cover jazz and contemporary favourites with striking vocals and harp arrangements. More of Gastown’s live music listings below.

Monday April 7 

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

Terminal Station at Guilt & Company

Tuesday April 8

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Pandora & The Locksmiths at Guilt & Company

Wednesday April 9 

The Revellers at Revel Room 

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday April 10

DJ Take 5 at Milano Expresso Lounge 

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Ground Up at Guilt & Company

Friday April 11

DJ Take 5 at Milano Expresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Brendan Butter & Relly Rels at Portside Pub

Jonny Healy, Catherine Hiltz, and Daniel Ruiz at Guilt & Company

Saturday April 12

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone 

The Stunt Man & Relly Rels at Portside Pub

Brother Below at Guilt & Company

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Sunday April 13

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Ladybird at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse


Visit the Gastown Events Calendar for more details.