Live & Work

August 18 2014


Rodney’s Now Serving Raw Scallops

Here’s something new to add to your bucket list: Rodney’s Oyster House is serving raw scallops for a limited time at their Gastown location. Mild flavour with beautiful meaty texture – all your need is a lemon and black pepper. Come by and taste them while they are still available.

Thirty Days of IPA


Beer enthusiasts can sample new IPAs everyday in Gastown. Lamplighter Pub and Clough Club are hosting ’30 days of IPA’, a month long event featuring 30 breweries and their IPAs. Raise your glass to one-time only casks, or one-off brews and unqiue beers that are new to B.C.

Aunts & Uncles Shop-in-Shop


It’s the perfect time to shop for new leather gear to get you to work, school, or across the ocean in style. Rowan Sky is bringing back their shop-in-shop event with Aunts & Uncles, happening now until September 8th. The stylish shoe boutique is featuring Aunts & Uncles’ entire collection of beautiful, well crafted leather bags, wallets, and purses.


Gear up with Reflective Denim

Dutil denim is currently stocking Naked & Famous tapered reflective denim. This stylish and functional jean glows bright when light is shone on them in the dark, perfect for walking or cycling at night. Roll up the cuff and show the selvedge – these jeans are made with quality Japanese material and proudly sewn in Canada. Head to Dutil, try on a pair and scope out their selection of cycling-friendly denim.

The Art of Chocolate Making

East Van Roasters winnowing workshop returns this Wednesday August 20th. Learn about the art of chocolate making and try some fabulous cacao while volunteering for an important social enterprise. Gather your friends and reserve your spots here.


Bryan Kearney Live


With almost fifteen years of experience as a DJ, Bryan Kearney is continuing to climb through the ranks of global dance music amongst DJing elite. The established DJ/producer has performed at massive events such as Electronic Dance Carnival, Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo, Stereosonic, and more. Check out his talent live in action at Shine Nightclub on Thursday August 21st. Check here for more event details.

Don’t forget… 


 Save the Date for the Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival

Mark it down on your calendar! The third annual Gastown BBQ & Chili returns next weekend – August 30th and 31st – for two fun filled afternoons of eating, dancing and live entertainment on Carrall Street between Water and Cordova Streets. Eleven Gastown restaurants will compete in an outdoor cookout, offering eager tasters samples of barbecued ribs, wings, and brisket. This year’s festivities include a wing-eating contest, pig roast, beer stand, and celebrity appearances. Stay tuned for updates on what each participant will be ‘grilling’ for the festival.

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Get Your Game On at the Pop-Up Park

Grab a friend for a game of chess, checkers, snakes & ladders, backgammon or ludo. The 200 block of Carrall Street will turn into a ‘pop-up park’ with game tables set up this Friday and Saturday, between 12pm-9pm. More details


Weekly Entertainment

Monday, August 18

Broken Down Suitcase at Guilt & Company

Tuesday, August 19

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club

Wednesday, August 20

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, August 21

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. Dutch Robinson at Guilt & Company

Friday, August 22

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Sonic Soul Rebels at Guilt & Company 

DJ Frition, Sid Smooth & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

Saturday, August 23

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

Rhek & The Stunt Man at The Portside Pub

Sunday, August 24

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Harpdog Brown Trio at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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