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Live & Work

March 30 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

GASTOWN WELCOMES NEW RESTAURANT, BAO DOWN

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Gastown’s newest restaurant, Bao Down, has opened its doors to offer a casual mix of pan-Asian cuisine. Taking inspiration from Chinese bao bars, the new eatery serves up banh mi sanwiches, sisig kimichi fries, salad rolls, and bao-steamed rice buns with delicious meat fillings. The 25-seat restaurant is set to become a bustling lunchtime spot, and also has its own phone charging station and WIFI. Drop by for a quick bite and check out their digs at 12 Powell Street.

CAPPELLERIA BERTACCHI OPENS

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If you’re looking for new Italian fashion to add to your closet, check out the new shop on 207 Abbott Street. Boutique, Cappelleria Bertacchi has relocated from Italy to Gastown, and displays a special collection of Italian-made hats (from colourful organza sinamay hats to wool bonnets) crafted by three generations of artisan hat makers.

  

CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHER FESTIVAL

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In partnership with the Capture Photography Festival, on April 7th from 5 to 7pm, Inform welcomes photographer Jessica Eaton to their 50 Water Street showroom to speak of her work.

Born in Regina, Eaton moved to Vancouver to study at Emily Carr University. The Capture Photography Festival has commissioned her to create a public installation piece to be displayed at the BC Hydro Dal Grauer Substation on Burrard Street (image on the left).

Limited edition prints will be available at the event. Visit the official festival website for complete artistexhibition, event, and public installation listings. RSVP to info[at]informinteriors.com. Space is limited.

GETTING READY FOR EASTER LONG WEEKEND

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If you want to keep things simple for the Easter holiday, send flowers & chocolates as a thoughtful gesture. Since the long weekend is just around the corner, East Van Roasters has prepared Jasmine truffles decorated with Easter motifs and boxed artisan chococlates – and for a limited time, Roger’s Chocolates is carrying Charlie bunny chocolate lolipops and other holiday-themed treats. For a floral bouquet that will stand out, Heather’s the Flowershop creates custom arrangements using locally sourced flowers at a variety of price points, while Olla Flowers uses unconventional fair-trade botanicals and offers small potted succulents.

And, if you’re scrambling to plan a small get-together, check out the list of Gastown restaurants offering weekend brunch service.

BUNNY BALL 2015

On Thursday April 2nd, Blarney Stone will host the 7th Annual Bunny Bash to kick off the Easter long weekend. Come get fluffy and revel in a night of live music from The Deep End, snap a pic inside their photobooth, and ‘dress to the nines’ for a chance to win free prizes. Visit here for more event details.

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INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER

Want to see the neighbourhood the way we see it? This week, our @mygastown Instagram feed will feature snaps from a young, up-and-coming photographer. Starting today, our Instagram newcomer will be posting photos from her neighbourhood ventures for a unique tour de Gastown. Take a peek and check back with us on the blog tomorrow for a full profile on our guest-grammar.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

Guilt & Company will welcome The Milky River for a debut performance on April 3rd. The talented collective will also be joined by Juno award winning country artist, Dallas Smith, and Vancouver roots band, The Matinee for a special night of rock, soul, funk and bluegrass.

MONDAY MARCH 30

Coldwater Road at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY MARCH 31

The All Styles Cabaret at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

The All Styles Cabaret at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY APRIL 2

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 APRIL 3

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

Milky River at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY APRIL 4

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY APRIL 5

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

TBA at Guilt & Company