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March 16 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

PEEK INSIDE THE NEW EGO CLOSET

After a few weeks of renovations, Ego Closet has returned with a new look. The closet has been revamped with neon signage, vintage-inspired lights and fixtures to showcase their collection of edgy fashions. Ego Closet has also upped the ante with new collections by emerging street-inspired labels from Australia, UK, and Korea.

BLACKTAIL HOSTS #FORTHELOVEOFGAME

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On March 19th, Blacktail invites guests to experience an unforgettable evening of gastronomic adventure, as Chef Geoff Rogers of Blacktail (Vancouver), Chef Nick Nutting of Wolf in the Fog (Tofino), Chef Cam Dobranski of Brasserie and Wine Bar Kensington (Calgary), Chef Murray McDonald of Fogo Island Inn (Newfoundland) and Chef Scott Vivian of Beast Restaurant (Toronto) sharpen their knives for ‘The Love Of Game’ dinner. These Canadian culinary masterminds join forces to create a one-time-only six-course menu with an exclusive focus on game meats, matched with cocktails, craft beer and local wine pairings.

Guests will experience an inventive and cutting-edge menu, as these leading chefs bring their distinct styles and favourite regional flavours to the table. To begin, guests are welcomed with canapés and a cocktail at Blacktail Lounge, and then make their way upstairs to the dining area. The five chefs then present one course each, showcasing their region’s finest wild bounty. For a sweet finish, the chefs will combine their creative power to create a buffet spread of tantalizing desserts.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Food Banks Canada, which helps support a network of over 500 food banks across the country. The organization leads national initiatives that assist Canadians in need of essential food, and also finds long-term solutions for hunger that will reduce the need for people to use food banks in the future. Visit here for ticket information.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS

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Staying true to its Irish roots, The Irish Heather will host a gathering on St. Patrick’s Day that also celebrates the gastropub’s anniversary since opening 18 years ago. As Vancouver’s only Irish-owned bar, this is the best place to experience authentic Irish culture. Hoist a pint and satiate your appetite on classic Irish fare. Irish pipers and dancers (include owner Sean Heather’s own daughter, Orla) will entertain crowds throughout the evening.

Blarney Stone is already on day four of their five-day street festival. Tonight (March 16), they will host a balloon-drop countdown to ring in the holiday. On St. Patrick’s Day, the 200 Block of Carrall Street will be closed off to make way for a grand street party with live circus, Irish dance and musical performances by Danny Bhoy, The Sheets, Kilarney. Come by for face painting, balloon twisting and party favours at this outdoor event.

For a delicious lunchtime nosh, stop Fortknight. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Fortknight will host a free whisky social lunch, courtesy of Jameson Whisky & Blacktail, from 12pm-1:30pm. More details here.

SIX ACRES CASK NIGHT

On Tuesday March 17th, Six Acres will host its monthly Cask Night with Four Winds Brewing Company. Throughout the evening, they will be pouring Four Winds “La Maison”, a 100% Brett Trois fermented “Grissette” (light saison) that’s been lovingly brewed with spelt and rye and hopped with cashmere.

And, to sweeten, the deal, each cask will have a surprise treat… perhaps a leprechaun? Follow Six Acres on Instagram to stay in the loop with Cask Night details.

  

WHISKY WISEMEN RETURNS

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On March 19th, Whisky Wisemen will return to Shebeen to host the March edition of their social whisky series with two special guests.

Co-founder Paul Davidescu and his team at TANGOO, a pocket concierge, will swing by and offer a few prizes. Also, founder Jamie MacDonald of Co-Pilot Studios, makers of custom eye glasses crafted from old whisky barrels, will be there showcasing his product line.

Whether you’ve been before or are new to the Whisky Wisemen community, make sure to stop by for a drink (or two). Everyone is welcome as these events are a fun way to chat with old friends and meet new ones. There is something for everyone, including the best Whisky selection in all of Vancouver at Shebeen,

As always, there is no cover charge and the first 50 people to arrive will receive a free ounce of whisky. After that, 10% of your total bill for the evening will go to their 2015 charity partner, Power To Be, as will $1 from every one of signature Wiseman cocktails sold. Visit here for more event details.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

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The Bizarre Ride of J-Swift

Sunday March 22nd, Alexander Gastown is joining forces with the local hip hop community to throw a benefit concert for J SWIFT from The Pharcyde. The event will be hosted by Flipout with live performances from: Fat Lip, Chin Injeti, Kyprios, Snak the Ripper, Tre Nyce, The X Presidents, Kids, Northwest Division, Aspire, and DJs Kemo and Sailor Gerry. Come out to support a great cause and an amazing local talent. Visit here for more details.

MONDAY MARCH 16

Andrew Endres Collective at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY MARCH 17

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Motown Cabaret at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY MARCH 19

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

Malcom Aiken at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY MARCH 20

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

Jimmy Baldwin Band at Guilt & Company

Phoenix Lauren at Clough Club
 

SATURDAY MARCH 21

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

The Roper Show at Guilt & Company
 

SUNDAY MARCH 22

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

The Indigo Soul Tour at Guilt & Company

The Bizarre Ride of J-Swift at Alexander Gastown