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Live & Work

March 2 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

LUMAS GALLERY GRAND OPENING

LUMAS has opened its first Canadian location, a few steps away from the Steam Clock. Both a gallery and retailer, LUMAS offers a handpicked portfolio of sought after works from around the world. With a desire to make museum-quality art accessible to the public, LUMAS carries limited editions and signed originals from over 160 internationally renown artists, who’s work typically costs a fortune.

Pop in on Saturday March 7th, between 10am-6pm, to celebrate the grand opening. This event features ‘Interwoven’ by artist Sabine Wild in her first ever exhibition in Canada. The new store is located at 305 Water Street.

  

LIVE GIG TO WELCOME SHOPPERS AT INDOCHINO 

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This Saturday afternoon (March 7) guests browsing fabrics at Indochino‘s showroom in Gastown will be treated to the stunning vocals of award winning local singer/songwriter Annie Becker. Starting at 2pm, Annie will be playing a live set in store as part of an initiative by the Vancouver-based custom men’s suiting company to support local artists in the community.

NEIGHBOUR OPENS NEW WOMAN’S STORE

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Neighbour has debuted its new woman’s location at 52 Powell Street. Retaining a distinct minimalistic aesthetic, the new boutique offers a carefully curated selection of clothing, accessories and art objects admired by owner, Saager Dilawri. There are more details to come, but in the meantime you can stay up to date through Neighbour Woman’s Instagram feed.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY STREET FESTIVAL

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Blarney Stone is set to host a five-day festival next week to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. On March 17th, the crew will close the 200 block of Carrall to make way for a grand street party with live music, circus & dance performances, face painting, and more. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to reserve your spot here.

THE RETURN OF THE WHITECAPS

This Saturday, Vancouver Whitecaps will return to the field to kick off the 2015 MLS season. If you’re looking to rep some new gear as you cheer from the bleachers, drop by the official Whitecaps FC store, located inside the Landing at 375 Water Street. The store is stocked with authentic jerseys, T-shirts, scarves, accessories, and other logo-branded apparel.

MORE NEW OPENINGS…

MOSQUITO

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Last month, Gastown welcomed Mosquito – a new establishment offering champagne without the caviar, and dessert without the frosting. In the kitchen, the finest pastry chefs prepare delectable chocolates, macrons, snacks, and artfully plated desserts. Champagne, sparkling and dessert wine are also on the menu to complete the dessert experience. Drop by on your next date night – Mosquito is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm until midnight.


SMARTYPANTZ

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Interactive gaming has made its way to Gastown. SmartyPantz has launched Downtown Vancouver’s first Escape Room facility with film-level props and effects. So, for those who want to jump into some Hollywood action – or looking for a fun way to bond with co-workers, check out what they have to offer here.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

This Friday March 6th, Khari McClelland take the stage at Guilt & Company for a night of soulful rhythms and vocal harmonies, backed by a full band and back-up singers. Doors open at 7pm and show beings at 9:30pm. Visit here for more event details.

MONDAY MARCH 2

Terminal Station at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY MARCH 3

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Underneath the Harlem Moon at Guilt & Company

Fashawn: The Ecology Tour! With Guests at Alexander Gastown

WEDNESDAY MARCH 4

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY MARCH 5

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

Dutch Robinson at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY MARCH 6

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

Khari McLelland at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY MARCH 7

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

The Modelos at Guilt & Company
 

SUNDAY MARCH 8

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

TBA at Guilt & Company

Trevor McFerrin with Guests at Alexander Gastown

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