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April 13 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

2015 GASTOWN SHOP HOP

Gather your friends for a night of fashion & dining on Thursday April 16th, 5-9pm. Hosted by premier boutiques, the Gastown Shop Hop celebrates spring fashion with music, treats, and in-store promotions on the best of the season. Shop to receive food vouchers, so you can end the evening at a participating Gastown restaurant. With 43 shops and 14 restaurants in the mix, expect to be enticed. 

Check here for a list of participating businesses.

SIX ACRES NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH

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We’re excited to welcome a new addition to Gastown’s lunch circuit. Six Acres is launching a new lunch menu that serves up old favourites & comforting classics (like seared bison salad), along with Happy Hour specials accompanied by a special snack list.

You can join them for lunch from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11:30am to 2:30pm. Happy Hour specials are available between 2:30pm to 5pm.

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.

NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWCOMERS

In the past month, Gastown has seen a lot of new kids on the block. Here’s a list of new neighbours to keep on your radar.

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WARDROBE APPAREL

Wardrobe Apparel has opened the doors to their new retail & lifestyle space on 67 East Cordova. The stylish start-up offers fashion-savvy shoppers a curated collection of luxury niche clothing and accessories.

The Wardrobe Apparel shopping experience is distinctly unique from the typical fast-paced retail experience, bridging the gap between customers and designers. Chosen for their expertise and distinguishing style, the designers are exclusive to Wardrobe Apparel in North America, creating an elite experience you won’t find anywhere else.

CAPPELLERIA BERTACCHI

Relocating from Siena, Italy, Cappelleria Bertacchi carries Italian hats (including colourful organza and weaved fedoras) crafted by three generations of artisan hat makers.


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BAO DOWN

For a quick bite, Bao Down offers the best kind of Asian street food including banh mi sanwiches and bao-steamed rice buns with delicious fillings. The 25-seat eatery has its own phone charging station and WIFI, and is set to become a bustling spot for lunch & dinner. Come get some grub – Bao Down is open from Monday to Saturday at 12 Powell Street.

M.I.A

Last month, Blueprint Events launched M.I.A. – a new nightlife project that promises to bring exciting live acts into a cutting-edge venue at 350 Water St.

On the lineup for the summer, M.I.A will welcome Tar Disc, Murlo and Waze & Odyssey. The new venue is asking club goers to refrain from cell phone use while inside, which definitely adds to the intrigue of getting “lost in the moment”. Check here for more details on upcoming events.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

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On Saturday April 18th, Guilt & Company will host a special live show headlined by Lovecoast. The young group has been making waves with their energetic, dance-driven shows that infuse indie soul with West Coast influence. Lovecoast was listed in CBC’s Searchlight’s Regional Top 10 and performed in the World Ski & Snowboard Festival. During their tour across Western Canada, they’ve shared the stage with acts like Five Alarm Funk and The Dudes.

MONDAY APRIL 13

Joe Stanton at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY APRIL 14

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Gastown Cabaret at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY APRIL 16

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

Calvin Thompson & Friends at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY APRIL 17

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

LeftCoast at Guilt & Company

SATURDAY APRIL 18

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

LOVECOAST at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY APRIL 19

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Music Therapy Student Association Performance at Guilt & Company