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April 2 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

GUILT & GO TURNS FIVE

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On Tuesday, April 7th, Guilt & Company is set to throw a grand bash to celebrate its five-year anniversary, and will fill the stage with local acts including Star Captains and Bazooka Picnic.

Since opening five years ago, Guilt & Company has made its mark as a vibrant live music venue, gathering some of Vancouver’s best up-and-coming talent to their stage. Join them in celebration and dance the night away with an exciting lineup of musicians of all genres. Entrance is by donation and doors will open at 7pm. Check here for more event updates.

NOTTURNO WINE DINNER

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Diners and wine enthusiasts, take note of Notturno’s monthly wine dinner series. To celebrate the world’s most enticing countries and regions, Chef Robitaille will take guests on an exclusive culinary journey, completed with expertly paired wines. The upcoming dinner takes places on April 13th and will highlight cuisine from Munich. If you’d like to reserve a spot, please call 604-720-3145.

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OCEANWISE DINNER

Celebrate ten years of Ocean Wise seafood through a memorable and informative five course sustainable evening menu, $95, at Secret Location. Partial proceeds benefitting Ocean Wise. Be sure to make your reservations now, as space is limited.

ARTSPEAK x ANTHONY HUBERMAN

Artspeak will welcome Anthony Huberman for a guest lecture on Wednesday April 8th, 7pm, covering thoughts on wall texts, press releases, exhibition brochures and other modes of expression. Anthony Huberman is the director of The Wattis Institute in San Francisco and also the founder of the Artist’s Institute in New York. 

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VANCOUVER GALLERY HOP

Canadian Art Foundation is hosting the Vancouver Gallery Hop, a series of guided tours of many galleries and institutions in Vancouver.

The Gastown/Chinatown tour takes place next Saturday April 11th, 3:30-5pm. Led by artist, Howie Tsui, the talk & tour takes guests on a tour into Artspeak’s Invernomuto, and Gallery Gachet’s ‘The Right’s to Remain’ exhibition, which features works from Downtown Eastside artists. For more information, check out the Gallery Hop event page.
 

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LOCO MIXER

If you’re looking to make new business connections, LOCO is hosting its monthly business mixer at Portside Pub on April 7th. Mingle with members of the local business community and enjoy drinks and food in this ticketed event. Visit here for more event details.

  

DON’T FORGET…

BAO DOWN OPENS ON POWELL

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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

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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.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

Claire Mortifee & the Mothership will take the stage at Guilt & Company on April 12th. Flowing through a soundscape of r&b, soul, hip hop and unique vocals, the group takes future soul to the next level. Entrance is by donation, with half of proceeds going to Vancouver Native Health Society.

TUESDAY APRIL 7

The All Styles Cabaret at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Five-Year Anniversary Event at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY APRIL 8

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY APRIL 9

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

Talkbox Vs. Vocoder at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY APRIL 10

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

Harpdog Brown Band at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY APRIL 11

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Bazooka Picnic at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY APRIL 12

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Claire Mortifee & The Mothership at Guilt & Company