JD’S BARBERSHOP SUMMER SOLSITCE PARTY
The longest day of the year is approaching and JD’s Barbershop‘s Gastown location will celebrate in true fashion with their annual Summer Solstice Party. Join them on Sunday June 21st for tasty bites by Boy with a Knife Catering, Pabst Blue Ribbon, tunes by DJ Harvey Harvey and rad giveaways from their neighbours in Gastown. All proceeds from the event will go towards helping Jess Moss reach her fundraising goal to contend for a spot at the Aprons for Gloves boxing event.
TWISTED ICE CREAM IS NOW OPEN
With this year’s opening of Soft Peaks, and now Twisted Ice Cream, it looks like we’re screaming for ice cream.
The newly open shop brings boutique ice cream on Water Street across from Lamplighter. Think vanilla soft serve with tasty drizzles. Everything from coconut flakes to Oreo crumbles, and pistachio nut to butter pecan drizzle is offered on the menu. The shop is open Sunday through Thursday, 12pm to 10pm, and Friday through Saturday, 12pm to midnight.
GALLERY GACHET PRESENTS THREE EXHIBITIONS
Gallery Gachet is a unique artist run centre and is presenting three distinct exhibitions from June 19th to July 31st. These exhibitions ask the viewer to consider the social, psychological, and cultural effects of encounters with urban development.
Mad Pride: Develop Madness
Develop Madness signifies, among other things, the transformation of anarchic, organic and historicized urban space into commodity.
Using reconstructed street signs and photography, Quin Martins considers the design of urban space as a series of curated choices. Layered upon Martins’ condensed representation of public space, Andrew McPhail’s Watch Your Step stakes out the boundaries of personal and private space in the public realm with a carpet assembled from discarded garments.
Salon Shop Exhibition
An immersive multimedia video installation, Demolishing Grief: Phase One, uses video footage of St. Michael’s Residential School demolition to unearth a history of emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual mistreatment.
CATCHING SPORTS ACTION
Sports fan? Get off the couch and catch the games in action at The Blarney Stone. The neighbourhood pub boasts a 20 foot mega flatscreen and will be displaying the FIFA Womens World Cup games and Stanley Cup Playoffs.
And if you swing by Thursday through Saturday, you can also catch live entertainment from DJ Steel, The Usual Suspects, The Sheets, and LaBidos. For a heads up on Blarney Stone’s upcoming events, take a peak at their monthly calendar here.
CASK NIGHTS & #SOCIAL WHISKY
Catch up with old friends and make new ones at their upcoming event on Thursday June 18th. As usual, there will be no cover charge and the first 50 attendees will receive a free ounce of whisky courtesy of Glenmorangie. After that, 10% of your total spend for the evening will go towards Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society, as will $1 from every signature Wiseman cocktail sold.
If you prefer a pint over whisky, round up your friends for The Irish Heather‘s Cask Night on Thursday June 18th. Running every second Thursday through Sunday, The Heather will feature a new cask produced by a leading beer producer with sleeves priced at $6 (16oz). Any beer left over will be served on “finish our cask Sunday,” where cask beer will be priced at $5 per sleeve until it runs out.
NOTTORUNO TO HOST A NIGHT IN JAPAN
Today (June 15), Notturno is set to host a culinary journey to Japan for the June edition of their wine dinner series. Chef Robitaille and Ben DeChamplain explore one of the world’s most innovative gastronomic cultures with unique plates like soya egg with sake cured salmon roe, halibut cheeks with saikyo miso, spicy quail tempura and more.
Seats for the upcoming dinner are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot and call 604-720-3145. Tickets are $125 and include complimentary sake and beer. Check here to preview the night’s menu.
M.I.A. PRESENTS AERO CHORD LIVE
Tunnel into M.I.A. on Wednesday June 17th to catch Alex Vlastaras (aka Aero Chord) live. The 23-year-old Grecian future trap producer is breaking ground in the industry. His innovative sound design is coupled by aggressive, dance-ready arrangements unparalleled in the world of future bass. Purchase your ticket here.
IT’S PATIO SEASON
Sunnier days are ahead of us, which means it’s time for dining al fresco! If you’re looking to grab a nosh and soak in some sun rays during lunch, check out the following Gastown restaurants.
131 Water Kitchen & Bar, Bambo Café, The Black Frog, Blarney Stone, Brioche, Chill Winston, The Cambie, Flying Pig, Gringo, Incendio, Jules Bistro, Lamplighter, Old Spaghetti Factory, Peckinpah, Secret Location, Six Acres, Steamworks, Tacofino, and Water Street Café.
INFORM & CASSINA PRESENT MARIO BELLINI
Inform is welcoming a special guest to their showroom on Thursday, June 18th from 5 to 7pm. Acclaimed designer and architect Mario Bellini will be joining them to talk about his strong relationship with Cassina and the international architectural projects which have made him one of the most influential architects of our times.
This Friday June 19th, Chaplyn will be joining Guilt & Co for a live set starting at 9pm. The artist and session singer has toured across North America, performing everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ol’ Opry, and has appeared on David Letterman, Jay Leno, Ellen Degeneres, Good Morning America, The View and Dancing with the Stars.
MONDAY JUNE 15
Kristina Lemieux Film Night at Guilt & Company
TUESDAY JUNE 16
Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
Time Sars Trio at Guilt & Company
WEDNESDAY JUNE 17
The Revellers at Revel Room
Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
THURSDAY JUNE 18
Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
Rock & Reggae with LaBidos Live at The Blarney Stone
Malcolm Aiken Quartet at Guilt & Company
FRIDAY JUNE 19
The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone
Chaplyn at Guilt & Company
SATURDAY JUNE 20
The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone
The Bradley McGillivray Blues Band at Guilt & Company
SUNDAY JUNE 21
The Do-Rites at Revel Room
Live Jazz at Pourhouse
Harpdog Brown at Guilt & Company