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Live & Work

July 20 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

MEET GASTOWN’S NEWEST CAFÉ

New kids on the block, The Birds & The Beets opened last week on 55 Powell and we’re pretty excited about the homemade goodies. The new café offers Bow + Arrows coffee and breakfast, sandwiches, salads and snacks. In the kitchen, the team makes their own yogurt and pickled vegetables, and is working on crafting house soda syrups. Drop by and say hello – Birds & The Beets is open during weekdays between 7am-6pm, and on weekends between 9am-5pm.

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FIGHT FOOD MENU

Would you volunteer to get punched in the face? Guilt & Co barman, David Attar is getting ready to step into the boxing ring for the Restaurant Rumble – but first, he needs to meet his fundraising goal. In support, Guilt & Co has teamed up with holistic nutritionist, Jana Finkbiner to create ‘Fight Food’ menu items with partial proceeds going towards Aprons for Gloves. Come down and order a bite from their Fight Food menu to help David contend for a spot at the annual boxing event.

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MINDFUL CELLPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

We love cellphone cameras for their ease in sharing events, but it can often be a distraction. Artist Quin Martins is coming to Gallery Gachet to lead a workshop in the practice of mindful cellphone photography. The workshop – held on Saturday July 25th between 3-5pm – explores the concept of using cellphones as a mindfulness tool and shares tips on how we can connect with ourselves and environment. For more event details, click here.

  

AESOP COMES TO GASTOWN

Australian apothecary, Aesop, is now open at 19 Water Street (right next to Secret Location). With skin, hair and body care products, each store is unique, often executed by a local design studio to create a one-of-a-kind space. Step into the space and you’ll be wowed by the use of wood. Stay a little longer for a consultation, and you’ll leave a convert. Aesop is open daily from 11am-7pm.

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GET A HI-FIVE AT NOON

Grilled cheese? Yes please. Gastown’s secret sandwich shop is now open for lunch. Hi-Five is serving their signature and humorously named grilled cheese sandy’s (like the Cheddie Vedder or the Melter Skelter) between 11:30am and 2:30pm from Tuesday to Friday. There is also a daily salad feature and seasonal fruit slushies that are sure to cut through this heat wave. The address is 22 East Cordova, but if you can’t find the magic window, just walk a few paces east of Carrall on the south side of Cordova.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

On Tuesday July 21st, Guilt & Co is presenting an intimate and interactive live performance – The Darlings Cabaret. This show doesn’t take place solely on stage but all over the room fusing rock & jazz with cabaret-style dance. Order a few cocktails before they hit the stage at 9:30pm – the Darlings Cabaret is a sultry spectacle that will leave you blushing – click here for a sneak peak.

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MONDAY JULY 20

Kristina Lemieux Film Night at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY JULY 21

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

The Darlings Cabaret at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY JULY 22

The Revel Review at Revel Room

Cat Toren Band at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY JULY 23

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

#GroundUP featuring Big Fate at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY JULY 24

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

#Thisisnotaband featuring Norm Fisher & Shaun Verreault at Guilt & Company

SATURDAY JULY 25

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

#Thisisnotaband featuring Tonye Aganada & Shaun Verreault at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY JULY 26

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Harpdog Brown Trio at Guilt & Company