Live & Work

July 21 2014


Restaurant Rumble Live Stream Screening at Portside Pub

On Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at the SFU Fei + Milton Wong Theatre, bartenders, baristas, chefs and dishwashers will all be taking off their aprons and putting on their gloves to fight each other for the title of Restaurant Rumble champions! The event supports the Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association, a non-profit organization that provides at risk DTES women & youth with mentorship through the sport of boxing. Ringside tickets are sold out, but the Portside Pub is hosting a special Live Stream event. Tickets are available here for $10 each.

Gastown will be well represented in this year’s Rumble, with Blacktail Florist’s, Andrea Chromik, Azim Wazeer from The Salient Group and Morgan Williams of The Charles Bar, looking to capture championship belts. Fighting in the Undercard division are: James Stevenson – Bambudda, Jolan Aubry – Blacktail Florist, Amber Harder – Blacktail Florist, Landon Bootsma – Industrial Light & Magic, Liam Ford – The Portside Pub, Tosh Heath – Cork & Fin, Sasha Walker – Blacktail Florist & Nicola Anderson – The Juice Truck

Irish Barber Shop, the Gastown Grooming Room, is Now Open

JoeBarber 2s

Joe the Barber brings his Dublin training to Gastown, offering cuts, beard trims, hot towel shaves and a generous helping of Irish hospitality. It’s an authentic experience from the emerald isle that is sure to leave you cleaned up and smooth as silk. The Gastown Grooming Room is located down the stairs at 332 Water Street (across from Kanaka) and open Tuesday through Saturday. 

Fashion Lounge Café Pops Up in Gastown


Socialize in style. The latest pop up shop, Fashion Lounge Café, is now open at 1 West Cordova. If you’re looking for a latté, chai tea or a light bite, the lounge offers visitors the opportunity to sip while they shop for clothing and art by local designers. The kitchen is headed up by Vancouver food artist, Abdel Elatoaubi, who brings his signature Moroccan twist to café fare with fresh daily sandwiches and plenty of baked goods for gluten-free & vegan folks.

Gin & Juice Event at Nouvelle Nouvelle


Nouvelle Nouvelle, retailers of independent, up & coming designers are staying open late this Thursday night. Partnering up with Gastown’s Juice Truck, they’re bringing together cold pressed juice + gin cocktails and a stellar summer sale.

Sip, swirl and shop the collection, with 20-40% off from 6 to 10pm at 209 Abbott Street.  

Nouvelle Nouvelle offers carefully selected clothing and objects for men and women. 

Soirette Macarons & Tea Makes an Appearance at Orling & Wu this Tuesday

1233446 596628647042836 998613366 n

Satisfy your sweet tooth. Drop by the Soirette Pop Up Shop inside Orling & Wu at 28 Water Street from 12-6pm on Tuesday, July 22 and sample Parisian macarons, chocolate cinnamon meringue kisses and Soirette’s signature iced tea. And, if you make a purchase from Orling & Wu, you’ll receive a special treat from Soirette.

Live Hide Stretching at Athena Atelier

athena-atelier gastown 

Come to Athena Atelier (8 E. Cordova St) this Saturday July 26th, 1pm-5pm, for a rare opportunity to watch Athena stretch an ethically sourced deer hide on the city streets of Gastown. Hide stretching is a traditional practice that helps to dry out the pelt for preservation.

While it is usually just a step in the hide preparation process, Athena’s take showcases the hide as the art piece itself.

There will be music, luxurious Canadian jewellery and a chance to win your very own Wishknot ring!


Chris Lake Live Shine at Nightclub


Scottish house DJ, Chris Lake, is bringing his signature sound to Shine Nightclub on Friday, July 25th. Lake, a Grammy nominated powerhouse, travels the globe indulging audiences in the deeper throngs of electronic music, arriving in Gastown with his DEEP HOUSE set. 

Weekly Live Entertainment


Join Guilt & Company on Monday July 21st at 9pm for a night of alternative country and roots rock inspired music with The Real Ponchos. This Vancouver based band plays both soothing tunes and foot-stomping country jams all night!

Monday, July 21 

The Real Ponchos at Guilt & Company

Tuesday, July 22

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Wednesday, July 23

The Revellers at Revel Room   

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, July 24

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. Tonye Aganaba at Guilt & Company

DJ Nick Bike at The Portside Pub

Friday, July 25

DJ Take 5 at Milano Expresso Lounge 

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Improv with Paul Clark & Darren Parris at Guilt & Company

Saturday, July 26

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone 

Improv with JP Maurice, Andrew Rasmussen, Tim Proznik at Guilt & Company

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Sunday, July 27

The Do-Rites at Revel Room 

Gastown Royals at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Visit the Gastown Events Calendar for more details.