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December 15 2014

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

EXTENDED HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS

As the holiday countdown gets closer, it can be hard to find time to shop for the perfect gifts. To make things easier, select retailers will extend their store hours, so you can have more time to complete any last-minute holiday shopping.
 

Holiday Shopping Hours:

Friday December 19th – open until 8pm
Saturday December 20th – open until 7pm / 8pm
Monday December 22nd – open until 8pm
Tuesday December 23rd – open until 8pm
 

Participating Retailers:

DutilEgo Closet, Motherland, Rowan Sky, Old Faithful, Oak & Fort, Neighbour, Litchfield, and Tees.ca.

*Fluevog and Orling & Wu are open for extended holiday shopping from Thursday to Saturday until 8pm..

 
 

OFFICIAL WHITECAPS FC STORE OPENS

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC has opened the doors to its official store, just in time for the holidays. Customers who visit the Caps Store will be able to browse through an array of products including authentic Whitecaps FC jerseys, T-shirts, scarves, accessories and other apparels. And if you’re searching for the perfect gift for the sports fan on your list, the Caps Store will offer special holiday gift packs for a limited time only. Be sure to stop by the new store, located inside the Landing at 375 Water Street.

NOTCH COFFEE POP-UP

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A pleasant pick-me-up to help you get through the last days of holiday shopping. Starting at 10am this Thurday and Friday (Dec 18-19), the good people at Notch Coffee will be in-store at Neighbour serving up their cold brew and pour over coffee all day. Pop by and grab a cup.

KIT + ACE HOSTS VALET PARKING 

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If you’re planning on coming to the neighbourhood, stay warm while you holiday shop and stop by Kit and Ace. For the holiday season, Kit and Ace will offer two-hour complimentary valet parking. Enjoy the luxury of having your car parked and peruse their collection of luxurious functional cashmere.

Holiday Valet Service:

December 19th – 11am–8pm
December 20th – 11am–7pm
December 21st – 11am–6pm
December 24th – 10am–3pm

BLACKTAIL FLORIST NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH

Blacktail Florist has launched its new lunch menu, available now from 11:30am to 2:30pm from Monday to Friday. Thoughtfully crafted by Executive from farm-to-finish, the noontime menu is a welcome addition to Gastown’s lunch scene, offering comforting favourites with innovative twists and fresh daily features.

Guests enjoy lamb burgers with sour cherry relish and fresh arugula; porchetta with anchovy mayo and greens; and house made soups and pastas, all prepared fresh daily. For those seeking adventurous selections, there’s an ox tongue pastrami sandwich with sauerkraut and house mustard, or BC tuna niçoise served with in-house pickled green beans, new potatoes and egg. For a snappy mid-day meal in under an hour, Blacktail offers a fortifying three-course lunch to satiate and speed you on your way.

WHISKY WISEMEN HOLIDAY EDITION

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Whether you’ve been before or are new to the Whisky Wisemen community, mark Thursday, December 18th in your calendar for another installment of their monthly Third Thursday gatherings. These events are a fun way to connect with existing friends and meet new people, whether you come alone or with a group, there is something for everyone, including the best Whisky selection in all of Vancouver at Shebeen, located inside the Irish Heather.

Come thirsty and bring a friend. There is no cover charge and your first whisky glass is complimentary. After that, 10% of your total spent for the evening will go towards Project True, a local non-profit organization raising funds and awareness for disordered eating recovery, as will $1 from every one of their signature Wiseman cocktails sold. Visit here for more event details.

SMARTSIDE TRIVIA AT PORTSIDE PUB

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If you’re looking to let out some steam after work, come down to Portside Pub for a few pints and a game of trivia. Every Wednesday, Portside hosts Smartside Trivia, an entertaining event with great prize giveaways, drink specials and complimentary appetizers served throughout the night. For more event details, check out their Facebook page.

DON’T FORGET…

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2015

Whether it’s an elegant dinner countdown or grand balloon drop at midnight, there are plenty of fantastic options to ring in the New Year. Check here for a list of NYE 2015 events happening in Gastown.

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GASTOWN BRUNCH CRAWL

It’s never too early to plan ahead, especially when it comes to brunch. Local brunch lovers will have the chance to taste what the neighbourhood has to offer in the first-ever Gastown Brunch Crawl. Read more

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BRUSH SALON

If you’re looking for a new place to pamper your locks, Brush Salon has world-class specialists in hair and beauty. The new salon, now open on 62 W. Cordova St, offers everything from cuts to colour, and stylish updos to makeup application.

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ESPACE D.

French interior designer, Pierre Derreumaux has moved his boutique, espace d. into Gastown. Espace d. houses a curated collection of contemporary home décor and local artworks that will revitalize your own unique space. Stop by and view Pierre’s selection of modern furnishings at 215-322 Water Street.

  

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

Guilt & Company is welcoming Coco Jafro to their stage on Saturday December 20th. The hard-hitting musical force will entertain with their electrified funky, global rhythms. Feast your eyes and ears on a unique sound that flows from a foundation of deep-set grooves and North African rhythms. 

MONDAY DECEMBER 15

Live Comedy Nights at Revel Room

The Steve Kozak Trio at Guilt & Company 
 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 16

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club
 

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 17

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 18

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 at Guilt & Company
 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 19

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 20

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Coco Jafro at Guilt & Company
 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 21

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

TBA at Guilt & Company 

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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