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Live & Work

November 3 2014

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

THE ART OF CHOCOLATE MAKING

If you like indulging in delectable chocolates, why not spend a little time learning the art of how they are made? Social enterprise chocolatier, East Van Roasters is bringing back their Winnow Wednesday workshops where friends can try some fabulous cacao, engage in hands-on winnowing, and discover how bean-to-bar chocolate is created. Visit here for more information.

HAVEN LAUNCHES PRINT PUBLICATION

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For those who like to keep up-to-date with the local menswear scene, Haven has recently launched of an inaugural print publication bringing exclusive content on upcoming collaborative projects and stories from the creative individuals behind some of your favourite brands found at the shop. You can get your hands on the latest Fall/Winter 2014 issue, available for free at their Gastown location.

WHITE TRUFFLE DINNER AT NOTTURNO

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To celebrate the holiday season, Notturno is hosting a white truffle dinner on November 10th and 11th. For two nights, guests can enjoy a nine-course white truffle tasting dinner, accompanied by complimentary wine pairings from Ben Champlain. Seats for this epic celebration are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today. Tickets are $375, and can be purchased by calling 604-720-3145. The special nine-course menu can be previewed here.

BAMBUDDA PRIX FIXE MENU

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Bambudda is shaking things up with a new cocktail list and $32 prix fixe menu. This season, Chef Curtis Luk has created a five-course family style dining blending modern technical with traditional Chinese flavours. A few of their new additions include crispy tofu with Sichuan pepper and wood ear mushrooms, and crisp oysters with egg crepe and house maggi sauce glaze. Come by and try Bambudda’s new prix fixe menu, available everyday from 5:30-7pm.

JOHN FLUEVOG HOST GALA EVENT FUNDRAISER

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This Wednesday, November 5th, John Fluevog will host a shopping event and gala fundraiser for the Carousel Theatre for Young People (CTYP). This ticketed event is an exclusive evening of light entertainment, complimentary wine, appetizers, and guilt-free shopping.

For one night only, 50% of all proceeds of all sales at the Gastown store will be donated to the theatre. Come by and pick up an amazing pair of shoes and know that you’ve stepped in support of CTYP. John Fluevog Shoes will also preview a few items from the Spring 2015 collection. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Visit here for more event details.

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NOIR AT THE BAR

On Tueday November 4th, join Shebeen Whisky House for a night of crime fiction. Drink, mingle and hear talented local authors read tales of mystery and imagination. The night’s lineup includes: E.R. Brown, D.B. Carew, Dietrich Kalteis, Owen Laukkanen, Charlotte Morganti, Linda L. Richards, Robin Spano, and Sam Wiebe.

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BUCK A SHUCK FRIDAYS

Portside Pub is adding a new weekly feature to their nautical-inspired menu. Starting this Friday, November 7th at 5pm, Portside will feature weekly buck a shuck oysters speials. Pop in for an after-work snack and quench your thirst with a few rounds of craft beer pours before the ‘Good Music’ DJ crew hits the stage at 10pm.

  

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

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Experience Calgary Jazz sensation Ellen Doty live this Sunday November 9th at Guilt & Company. Inspired by vocal greats such as Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald, this soulful songstress blends traditional jazz and modern pop effortlessly. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Monday, November 3

Live Comedy Nights at Revel Room

Terminal Station at Guilt & Company

Tuesday, November 4

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Gastown Cabaret: Nouveau November at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club
 

Wednesday, November 5

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
 

Thursday, November 6

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

Talkbox vs. Vocoder at Guilt & Company
 

Friday, November 7

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at The Portside Pub

The Mike Henry Trio at Guilt & Company

Saturday, November 8

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at The Portside Pub

The Colorfics at Guilt & Company 
 

Sunday, November 9

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Ellen Doty at Guilt & Company 

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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