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December 22 2014

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

PRE-SLICED PIZZA FUNDRAISER

Eating pizza for a great cause? Count us in. Nicli Antica Pizzeria is raising funds through a pre-sliced service on their pizzas – usually served slice-free in traditional Neapolitan form. For the month of December, get your pizza pre-sliced for $2 extra and all proceeds will go towards the Saint James Music Academy, an organization that offers free music education to children in low-income communities across Canada.

EXTENDED HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS

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For those completing last-minute holiday shopping, select Gastown retailers will extend their shopping hours until 8pm, today (December 22nd) and Tuesday December 23rd.

Extended holiday shopping retailers include: DutilEgo ClosetMotherlandRowan SkyOld FaithfulOak & FortNeighbourLitchfield, and Tees.ca.

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HOLIDAY VALET PARKING

There’s definitely a winter chill in the air. Luckily, you can stay warm and enjoy the luxury of having your car parked through Kit + Ace’s holiday valet service.

Stop by the Gastown studio at 21 Water St, shop their collection of chic cashmere, and enjoy two-hour complimentary valet parking on Christmas Eve (Dec 24th) between 10am to 3pm.

CHRISTMAS DAY IN GASTOWN

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For those looking for an alternative to staying indoors on Christmas Day, here are a couple of options to consider.

Irish Heather will continue their holiday tradition and open their doors on December 25th. The Irish-owned gastropub has been a fixture on Christmas Day, drawing everyone from British and Irish ‘orphans’ stuck in Vancouver with nowhere to go, and locals looking for a sneaky pint and one of their meat pies.

Or, lend a helping hand at Lamplighter’s Orphans Christmas. This year, they are seeking volunteers to help distribute meals to those in need in the Downtown Eastside. Afterwards, everyone will gather up for a festive turkey dinner prepared by Chef Alvin Pillay. If you’d like to help, email dh@donnellygroup.ca.

DON’T FORGET… 

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR

If you’re scrambling for New Year’s Eve plans, come enjoy a lively countdown in Gastown. Sate your appetite at L’Abattoir‘s special set dinner, or head to Guilt & Company’s ‘Diva Through the Decades’ shindig for dazzling live entertainment. Blarney Stone and The Bourbon will host a grand balloon drop at midnight and party-loving festivities. See here for the full list of NYE 2015 events.

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GASTOWN BRUNCH CRAWL

Come hungry and explore new restaurants. The first-ever Gastown brunch crawl will take place on Saturday January 17th. Special brunch dishes will be served by Gastown’s finest including Brioche Urban CaféMilano CoffeeSalida 7Jules BistroLily Mae’s and Rodney’s Oyster House. Visit here for ticket and event information.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

MONDAY DECEMBER 22

Live Comedy Nights at Revel Room

Bem Bem Beo at Guilt & Company 
 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 23

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 24

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 26

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

JP Maurice & Co at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 27

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Speaker Box at Guilt & Company
 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 28

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Wendy Biscuit Dirty Swing Band at Guilt & Company 

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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