Fall 2013 Gastown Shop Hop

Four days until the Fall 2013 Gastown Shop Hop! Visit one of the participating retailers to grab your copy of the Shop Hop map. Check here for full Shop Hop details and don’t forget to enter to win a $50 Gastown Gift Card giveaway!


Vintage Halloween Cards at Meadow Gifts


If you’re in need of retro Halloween cards, check out Meadow Gifts’ collection of vintage-inspired Halloween greeting cards.

Terrarium Building Workshop at Olla Urban Flower Project

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Saturday Oct 19, 10 AM – 12 PM: Terrarium Building for Low Light
Sunday Oct 20, 10 AM – 12 PM: Terrarium Building for Bright Light

Learn from local terrariumists how to construct and maintain a beautiful, self-regulating ecosystem using shade tolerant tropical plants and air plants (Saturday workshop) and succulents and cacti (Sunday workshop). Whether you gift it or keep it for yourself, these terrariums are an amazing way to frame plants. Choose from a collection of vintage or new glass terrarium containers (receive 10% off all glass in store) or bring your own.

Cost- $40 includes basic materials + coffee/tea and light snacks. Glass containers and specialty plants are extra.

To register, contact info@ollaflowers.com or call 604-609-6582.


Women & Whiskey at The Portside Pub


This isn’t your grandma’s tea party. Women and Whiskey is a night just for the ladies to taste, discuss, and learn about craft beer and fine whiskey. Tasting lessons from our beer enthusiast Aja Tylor and special guests will provide a crash course that will fill your cup with appreciation for quality liberations.

Tastings $30

More info at www.theportsidepub.com


Old World vs New World Wine Challenge at Take Five Cafe


This event will feature wines from around the world, pairing an old world version of a varietal against the new world version of the same. You will have the chance to taste, compare, evaluate but most of all enjoy the differences and nuances of what the world of wine has to offer.

Each $35 ticket includes four different Old World vs. New World wine pairings (eight different wine tastings total). Each pair also corresponds to different Italian meats, cheeses, breads as well as deluxe salads like Duck Confit and Tuscan Bread.

Visit here for more details.

Doc Martin at Shine Nightclub

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Shine presents Doc Martin.

Doc Martin’s live sets truly bring people together with a unique ability to spin everything from deep house vocals that have much depth and meaning to us all in some way, to his funky tribal Bass lines mixed with threads of acid, his passive collection of classics rare records that are only to be heard at his gigs. Doc Martin has developed the respect as a house DJ that so many of us admire. It is this respect that keeps him constantly touring; from New York to London, Japan, and everywhere in between.

Back Room: Marcello, Derek Michaels & Chris Drinovz

Advance tickets available online now at Blueprintevents.ca

Daily Live Performances at Guilt & Co


Our friends over at Guilt & Co are doing it live every night! Check out their line-up of live performances.

Monday Oct 14 ­– Mountain Jack

Tuesday Oct 15 – Le Cabaret Du Passe (Neo Burlesque)

Wednesday Oct 16 – Jen Hodge All Stars

Thursday Oct 17 – The Foundation feat Dutch Robinson

Friday Oct 18 – Whisky Chief

Saturday Oct 19 – BESTiE

Sunday Oct 20 – Harpdog Brown Trio