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February 23 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

ART HAS A NEW HOME

Art is meant to be a part of your life and not kept in a gilded cage. With a desire to make artwork accessible to the general public, Marc Alexander Ullrich and Stefanie Harig founded LUMAS, a concept store & gallery. Together they opened the first LUMAS gallery in Berlin, eventually expanding into Hamburg, Seoul, New York – and now, Gastown. 

The LUMAS manifesto is to create a democratic art market. Out of the museum and into the home, LUMAS carries affordable, signed originals by artists whose work typically costs a fortune. LUMAS art is generally available in limited editions of 75 to 150, whereas the conventional art market customarily offers 5-print editions.

The new Gastown store, located behind the Steam Clock, is the first LUMAS location in Canada. Pop by and peruse their vast portfolio of museum-quality works at 305 Water Street.

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INFORM PRESENTS BOX INTERIOR DESIGN

On February 26th from 5pm to 7pm, Inform will celebrate their new window display by Box Interior Design. Principles Jay Brooks and Cynthia Penner along with designers Coralynn Buss, Christina Yee, Jaclyn Walker, Banafsheh Sharif, and Tricia Link will be present. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to inf[at]informinteriors.com. Space is limited.

  

FRESHEN YOUR JEANS AT DUTIL’S FEBRUARY FADE

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Like a fine wine, raw denim gets infinitely better with age. It’s a little known fact that dutil intends on spreading. To get the word out, they will host a raw denim fade competition on February 28th, 4pm-5pm.

The contest celebrates the religious devotion to keeping jeans unwashed for an extended period of time. The top three with the most distinct fades will receive a brand new pair to start working in. To enter, you are required to be in-store with your jeans at 3:30pm for registration. Dutil’s appointed panel of judges will then determine this year’s winners, and announced at 5pm.

Keeping in mind that denim can get a little musty during its aging process, the shop will provide a denim freshening booth. Like a spray tan, but instead you can keep your clothes on while getting freshened up. dutil will also welcome representatives from DoublewoodNudie Jeans, and Freenote Cloth.

Get your jeans freshened, enjoy a Pabst Blue Ribbon and celebrate with fellow denimheads while discovering this year’s winners of dutil’s Fade February competition.

#MYGASTOWN GUEST GRAMMER

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Want to see Gastown how we see it? After a fun ‘Tour de Gastown’ with Alison Page, we are hosting another Instagram takeover to showcase the neighbourhood’s style. Head to the @mygastown feed to see who will be posting for the week. Tomorrow, on the blog, we will reveal more details on our stylish guest grammer.

DON’T FORGET…

TO EAT DESSERT FIRST

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Champagne without the caviar, and dessert without the frosting – Mosquito has opened its doors to tempt with divine creations. With a swish approach, the finest pastry chefs prepare exquisite chocolates, macarons, snacks, and artistically plated desserts. Champagne, sparkling and dessert wine are also on the menu to complete the sweet experience.

The new dessert lounge, designed by Craig Stanghetta and Kate Synder, has sophisticated undertones with dark furniture, unique glass cutouts and gold accents to resemble the Great Gatsby era. Drop by on your next date night – Mosquito is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm until midnight.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

Are you ready for the Best Night Ever? On February 28th, a very talented group of gents will hit the stage at Guilt & Company. Self-described as a group of jazz nerds and metal aficionados experimenting with pop music, guests are in for a surprise. Best Night Ever is know to get the crowd moving with their unique blend of sophisticated chops and infectious grooves. To get a taste of what’s to come, preview their music here.

  

MONDAY FEBRUARY 23

Wendy Biscuit at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

The All Styles Cabaret at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge  

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

Rock & Reggae with LaBidos Live at The Blarney Stone

Malcolm Aiken & Friends at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

Whitey at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Best Night Ever at Guilt & Company
 

SUNDAY MARCH 1

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Harpdog Brown at Guilt & Company

Trevor McFerrin with Guests at Alexander Gastown

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