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October 14 2014

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

FALL 2014 GASTOWN SHOP HOP

Gather your friends for a night of fashion, design and dining this Thursday, Oct 16th, 5-9pm. For one night only, Gastown’s premier boutiques will open their doors until 9pm to showcase the latest looks and celebrate the biggest season of the year with music, treats and special promotions. Mix and mingle with the city’s most stylish, and shop to receive food vouchers to end the night with dining deals that will satisfy your appetite. This year’s event will unite 44 retailers and 16 restaurants. Visit here for the full list of participating businesses.

GALLERY GACHET STREET ART WORKSHOP

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Those who are fans of street art and want to learn more about the craft can join Gallery Gachet’s bi-monthly workshops happening every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month between 6-9pm. This peer-led workshop series explores the theory behind street art, and a variety of techniques including stenciling, spray painting, and wheat pasting. Visit here for more details.

CHILL WINSTON WINTER MENU LAUNCH

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Chill Winston is no stranger to farm-to-table and has recently launched a new Winter 2014 menu showcasing a range of locally sourced meats and organic products. This season, the food-loving gastrolounge will feature octopus on crostini, duck taco, suckling pig platter, and a few vegan-friendly options. Head over to their website to view their new list of offerings.

NINTH ANNUAL GAME & MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

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In celebration of harvesting season, Sardine Can will partake in the ninth annual Game and Wild Mushroom Festival. From October 15th to November 2nd, the intimate tapas bar will offer guests a selection of local foraged mushrooms, flavourful game meats, and other specialty foods with daily chalkboard specials and fine wines to accompany them. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to taste freshly picked in-season mushrooms like chanterelle, matsutake, porcini, and black trumpet paired with an all-Spanish wine list. Call Sardine Can (604-568-1350) for more details.

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS COMES TO GASTOWN

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Performance art fans can feast their eyes on a unique series happening this week. Brief Encounters is an interdisciplinary performance series that fuses genres and pushes artistic boundaries.

Along with a Guest Programmer, 10 artists are matched into 5 unusual pairs. The partners meet for the first time two weeks prior to the show. From this point on, the only criteria is that they perform a new collaboration.

Brief Encounters will return to Guilt & Company on October 16th and 17th with a special edition show. Doors opens at 6:30pm, show is at 7pm. Visit here to purchase your ticket.

Don’t forget…

NEW RESTAURANT, SALIDA 7 HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED

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There’s a new restaurant bringing the spirit of healthy coastal and continental Spanish kitchen to Gastown. The vibrant, Salida 7 provides authentic Spanish food and modern tapas with a great selection of carefully selected Spanish wines in a relaxing atmosphere. Come taste their flavourful offerings at 52 Alexander St.

STR/KE MVMNT UNVEILS NEW RETAIL FRONT

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Vancouver-based athletic footwear and apparel brand, STR/KE MVMNT, has opened their new retail front in Gastown. STR/KE MVMNT has found a foothold amongst athletes, trainers, and movement enthusiasts alike offering designs that accelerate technical performance with a classic aesthetic. Look out for their new store at 299 Columbia Street.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

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Image via Purple Soul

One of Vancouver’s Vancouver’s newest and funkiest reggae and soul bands, Purple Soul will take the stage at Guilt & Company this Saturday October 18th, for a night that is certain to get you moving and grooving.

Tuesday, October 14

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Underneath the Harlem Moon at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club
 

Wednesday, October 15

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
 

Thursday, October 16

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

Dutch Robinson at Guilt & Company
 

Friday, October 17

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

DJ Relik & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

The Beladeans at Guilt & Company
 

Saturday, October 18

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Zak Santiago & Brendan Butter at The Portside Pub

Purple Soul at Guilt & Company 
 

Sunday, October 19

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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