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January 12 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

INFORM INTERIORS WELCOMES BRYAN ADAMS

This Thursday January 15th, Inform Interiors will welcome Bryan Adams to their showroom for a very special engagement from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Mr. Adams will be signing copies of his books Wounded and Exposed exclusively. Space is very limited and appointments are required. Order your copies online or if you already own a copy, send us an email at info@informinteriors.com to make an appointment.
 

Wounded brings to light sacrifice and hardships resulting from war – a difficult subject often shied away from. Exposed is a retrospective of Adams’ portrait and fashion photography and features portraits of friends and colleagues in the entertainment, fashion and art industries, including Morrissey, Ben Kingsley, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, and Mickey Rourke. This book, Adams’ first comprehensive monograph, “exposes” not only unknown facets of his subjects but also the depth of Adams’ photographic faculty.

THE SOCIAL YOGA SERIES

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STR/KE MVMNT is drawing a community of movement enthusiasts with active lifestyle offerings, from ‘steezin’ fitness apparel to Paleo-friendly meals, and coffee. This month, they will welcome The Social Yoga for ‘The Apparel Class’, a pop-up yoga series taking place inside their concept retail space.

The Social Yoga is not your average yoga class – it’s therapy that makes you sweat. The Apparel Class will take place on Jan 13th, 20th, 27th and Feb 3rd, between 7pm-9pm. If you’re interesting in trying an alternative take on yoga, sign up for upcoming series online.

KILT UP FOR BURNS SUPPER

The celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns is approaching. If you have plans to partake in this special occasion, be sure to stop by House of Maclaren for Scottish attire. The specialty boutique carries made and imported Scottish products including Irn Bru, Treacle Toff, and authentic kilts.

COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE

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Reward yourself for a year well lived or simply raise a glass, just cause. The Whisky Wisemen community is hosting their first Third Thursday gathering in the New Year. If you’re new to the Wismemen community, these events are a fun way to catch up with old friends and meet new faces. There’s something for everyone including the best Whisky selection in all of Vancouver at Shebeen, located inside the Irish Heaher.

Come thirsty and bring a friend. As usual, there is no cover charge and your first whisky glass in 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.

NEW FEATURE DISHES AT NOTTURNO

There’s always something new to try at Notturno. This month, the Italian boite will roll out a new food program with Notturno classics alongside new feature dishes like beef carpaccio, potted chicken livers and burrata three ways. Head over to their website for a preview.

  

DINE OUT FESTIVAL IS COMING

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It’s the most delicious time of the year. From January 16th to Friday February 2nd, locals can taste the flavours of the neighbourhood at the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. This year, 14 Gastown restaurants will participate and offer multi-course menus at $18, $28 and $38. A few newcomers are in the mix, so be sure to check out the list online and book your reservations early.

And if you’re more of a brunch person, there are still tickets available for the Gastown Brunch Crawl. French, Spanish, seafood, café and coffee houses are all on the menu for the first-ever Gastown crawl taking place on Saturday January 17th. Here’s a look at which restaurants will partake in the event.

DON’T FORGET…

TACOFINO FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT OPENS

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Photo courtesy of Scout Magazine

Last week, Tacofino unveiled their new flagship location. Enter through Blood Alley to find ‘Taco Bar’, a dining room with laid-back vibes and an expanded menu of Tacofino favourites and new creations. The ‘Burrito Bar’ take-out counter is located in a separate entrance and offers fresh on-the-go options. If you want to score their popular Baja-style tacos, the Taco Bar opens for dinner service daily at 5pm-12am. The Burrito Bar is also open 7 days a week between 11am-12am.

SECRET LOCATION HOSTS ‘A DINING JOURNEY’ 

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Come travel around the world without leaving Gastown. Secret Location is hosting ‘A Dining Journey’, a unique dining event that takes guests through a gastronomic experience from Spain, Italy, France, Asia, Persia, and South America. Chef Jefferson Alvarez and special guests will prepare ten courses inspired by these destinations. Be sure to make your reservations now, as space is limited.

Check out our blog post for more details.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

Gastown Cabaret is back to captivate your attention. Ms. April O’Peel has created a dynamic show where artists and eclectic individuals showcase their talent. This Tuesday January 13th, the team will return to Guilt and Company for a night of entertaining sketches, comedy stunts, dance and great music.

MONDAY JANUARY 12

Live Comedy Nights at Revel Room

New Plan at Guilt & Company 
 

TUESDAY JANUARY 13

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Gastown Cabaret at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club
 

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
 

THURSDAY JANUARY 15

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 feat. Dutch Robinson at Guilt & Company
 

FRIDAY JANUARY 16

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Soatoa at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY JANUARY 17

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

The New Shackletons at Guilt & Company
 

SUNDAY JANUARY 18

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Kadabra at Guilt & Company 

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

There’s more to come in 2015! Stay up to date on the latest news and stories from the community and become a Gastown insider.