Truvelle Bridal 2015 Collection Launch

Based in the heart of Gastown, local designer Gaby Bayona of Truvelle is launching her new 2015 bridal collection on Thursday, September 25th. Hand made, and locally sourced right here in Vancouver, Truvelle is a local bridal line for the effortless, unconventional bride. Truvelle is proud to operate completely in house – with production, design, and administration all carried out within their Gastown studio. The new collection continues to blend Truvelle’s refined aesthetics with the signature elements we’ve seen from Truvelle’s debut collection featuring a dress with dip dyed lace, which Gaby has done by hand, as well unexpected shimmer featured on another gown. The new collection can be viewed as of Thursday, September 25th and tried on by reaching out to [email protected] for an appointment.

Real Owls are back at Parliament Interiors 

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The owls (yes, real live owls) from O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society are once again swooping into Parliament 10am-2pm on Saturday, October 4th. Get a good peek at their cute little beaks and ask them questions (their handlers will likely be the ones to answer). Buy any owl-related items while the Strigiformes are in-store and Parlianment will give the organization a portion of the sales. 

Spirit Wrestler Exhibition


Wero: Pacific Challenge is a remarkable exhibition hosted at Spirit Wrestler Gallery celebrating their 15th anniversary of representing Māori art by three leading Māori artists from Aotearoa (New Zealand): Rex HomanLewis Tamihana Gardiner, and Todd Couper. These artists have acted as ambassadors for Māori art in North America for many years and have shared their incredible journey of art, knowledge and friendship. The exhibition is on now until Saturday, Oct 11th.

Tattoos for a Cause


If you’re itching for new ink, now is perfect time. For the entire month of October, local tattooist Stuart Teekasingh is raising funds in honour of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. For those who want a traditional Americana tattoo – or if you’d like to have traditional work that is related to breast cancer (ie: pink ribbon), Stuart will donate a portion of the cost (30% of traditional Americana and 70% of breast cancer-related tattoos) to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This includes both pre-drawn work and new custom art. To support a great cause and have custom work by a local artist, you can contact him by phone at 604-366-7771, or email your ideas to [email protected].

A Night of ‘The Classics’


Let the games begin! The Irish Heather is hosting The Classics, a night of trivia, beer & fish fry on Thursday October 2nd from 630-9pm. For the trivia portion, the Irish Heather will host ten teams of four players per team. Successful applications will receive a free beer upon arrival and a complimentary meal of beer battered fish and chips. First, second and third-place teams will receive special prizes courtesy of the Heather Hospitality group. Email [email protected] to request an application form and sign up for a fun night with a competitive edge.

Live Piano at Jules Bistro


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Add a bit of Parisian romance to your evenings with French bistro fare and classical tunes. Jules Bistro is introducing live piano nights with Kurt Von Hahn every Thursday and Sunday from 7-9pm. Kurt will be taking special requests as well as some jazz-focused music.  

Don’t forget… 


L’Abattoir Debuts Lunch Service

The French inspired, L’Abattoir is opening its doors to include lunch service between Mondays to Fridays, 11:30am to 2:30pm. The new elegant menu offers guests a choice between a two or three-course lunch, or select a meal from their a la carte menu. Visit here for more information.



New Fall Menu at Lily Mae’s

Take shelter from the rainy weather with comforting delights at Lily Mae’s. The fall menu features new, house-made recipes like roasted beet roasted beet, faro & goat cheese salad, Venison tartar, wild boar belly, and duo of duck. Lily Mae’s is open for dinner, Tuesday to Sunday, starting at 5pm. Visit here to view their new menu.

Weekly Entertainment


Mike Van Eyes

Check out the boogie-woogie piano stylings of Mike Van Eyes every Tuesday at Revel Room. Mike Van Eyes has been a staple of the Vancouver music scene for decades, playing regular gigs at the Yale, Railway Club, Regent, and Fan Club. His infectious energy is a draw for music lovers of all ages and his rock and roll style will get you tappin’ your fingers and toes and singing along in no time.

Monday, September 29

Tara Holloway & Ambre McLean at Guilt & Company 

Comedy Nights at Revel Room

Tuesday, September 30

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Luctierra Bellydance at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club

Wednesday, October 1

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, October 2

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. Dutch Robinson at Guilt & Company

Friday, October 3

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Christian Flores & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

Soatoa at Guilt & Company

Saturday, October 4

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

DJ Seko & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

Coco Jafro at Guilt & Company 

Sunday, October 5

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Harpdog Brown at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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