APRONS FOR GLOVES ON LIVE STREAM
On Wed July 19th, Gastown restaurant staff are gloving up to fight at the Aprons for Gloves charity boxing event. Tickets for the event are sold out, but there’s still a chance to catch all the action live at Gastown pubs. Lamplighter & Blarney Stone will stream both Undercard & Title bouts between 2pm-10pm – or, you can get a ticket to the viewing parties at Alexander Gastown, Charles Bar or Portside Pub as the Title Fights get underway between 7:30-10pm.
Click here to purchase your presale ticket. All tickets are $10 presale or $15 at the door.
THAT’S HOW GASTOWN ROLLS
Friends of Shannon Elmer’s are planning ‘That’s How Gastown Rolls’ – a fundraising pub crawl in her honour after a tragic snowboarding accident left her with a major spinal cord injury. This pub crawl features Gastown pubs: The Bourbon, The Metropole, Blarney Stone, Portside Pub and more. A $20 ticket will get you access to the August 6th event, which starts at 9pm.
Help support this brave local athlete in her recovery. To purchase a ticket, click here.
MUSEUM TAKEOVER HONOURS SANTA CRUZ SKATE LEGENDS
A badass store takeover is going down at STR/KE MVMNT this week. The takeover celebrates 30 years of The Screaming Hand, an illustration conceived in 1985 by Jim Phillips Sr. and the official stamp for Speed Wheels Santa Cruz – one of the most recognizable skate logos of all time. This is a tribute to the legendary graphic artist and skateboarding icons who made a permanent mark on the skate industry dating back to the 60’s.
The pop-up skate museum pays homage to the past and future of skateboarding featuring the work of 47 artists including Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Aye Jay Bigfoot, Mark “Fos” Foster and a roster of skate influencers.
The show is up on Wednesday July 29th 11am-6pm. Catch it while you can!
BEHIND THE GOLD VEIL
Inuit Gallery invites guests to view exquisite works by artist, Rande Cook in ‘Behind the Gold Veil’, on display now until August 21st. In Behind the Gold Veil, Rande Cook explores the metaphorical value and material possibilities of gold and its relationship to tradition, narrative, and spirituality. Rande Cook’s artistic practice reflects his awareness of the complex relationship between his cultural traditions and the modern world, and his embrace of new mediums revives traditional narratives in a new light. For more details on Behind the Gold Veil, click here.
NOUVELLE NOUVELLE X RADIANT HUMAN
Nouvelle Nouvelle is hosting a rad project from Portland. For three days, aura photographer, Radiant Human is setting up a geodesic dome to create unique portraits for $25 each. How does it work? Radiant Human captures portraits using an aura camera that matches your vibrational frequency to a corresponding colour scheme on Polaroid film.
Watch this very cool project unfold this weekend (Friday July 31 to Sunday August 2) and walk away with a colourful memento.
NOTTURNO TO HOST ‘A NIGHT IN ANDALUSIA’
Another wine dinner series is upon us! Tonight (July 27), Notturno Chef Bill Robitaille and Ben DeChamplain are taking guests on a gastronomic journey to Andalusia, Spain. The beautiful region of Spain is home to an incredible culinary scene that features delicious tapas and Mediterranean influence combined with a unique food culture.
Tickets are $120 and include complimentary wine pairings. Seats are limited for tonight’s event, so be sure to reserve your spot quickly. To purchase your ticket, please call 604-720-3145.
THE ILLUSION OF COFFEE
Chef Alvarez, When They Find Us and Revolver Coffee have teamed up for the ‘Illusion of Coffee’, an exclusive pop-up dining experience happening on Sunday Aug 2nd at 7pm. Join them for a night of decadence and wonder as they navigate guests through an elevated five-course dinner set to redefine the concept of coffee. This special event includes two complimentary drinks from Veuve Clicquot.
Seating is limited. To purchase your ticket, click here.
NEW TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
18TH AMENDMENT BARBER SHOP
Gastown’s newest barbershop, 18th Amendment, is now open. Get yourself to their classic Koken barber chairs for a hot razor shave, haircut or ’stache/beard trim. The shop is fully stocked with homemade pomade, beard oils and moustache waxes. Veteran barbers Nick Hickling and Jake Hurn hold down the fort – come say hello to these good looking gents and get groomed in their brand new digs at 77 E. Cordova.
THE BIRDS & THE BEETS
The Birds & The Beets has opened its doors on 55 Powell. We’re pretty excited about their homemade goodies. The new café offers Bows + Arrows coffee and simple breakfast options, as well as sandwiches, salads and snacks. In the kitchen, the team makes their own yogurt, pickled vegetables and food preserves, and they’re working on crafting house soda syrups.
Drop by and say hello – Birds & The Beets is open weekdays between 7am-6pm, and on weekends from 9am-5pm.
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 inside be wowed by the use of wood. Stay a little longer for a consultation, and you’ll leave a convert.
Guilt & Co is featuring a special show with Brian O’Brien. Hailing from Limerick City, Ireland, Brian’s music is a cross between dark American folk and traditional Irish ballads. His single ‘Fake Smile’ is current in the top ten Irish iTunes downloads. Since crossing the pond to Vancouver, Brian has played alongside established artists like Shari Ulrich and David GoGo. Catch his live solo performance tonight (July 27) at 9pm.
MONDAY JULY 27
Brian O’Brien at Guilt & Company
TUESDAY JULY 28
Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
Luciterra Bellydance at Guilt & Company
WEDNESDAY JULY 29
The Revel Review at Revel Room
Tim Sars Trio at Guilt & Company
THURSDAY JULY 30
Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone
#GroundUP ffeaturing Talkbox vs. Decoder at Guilt & Company
FRIDAY JULY 31
The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone
Boy Breaking Glass at Guilt & Company
SATURDAY AUGUST 1
The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone
Ali Siadat, Ryan Goldemond & Darren Paris at Guilt & Company
SUNDAY AUGUST 2
The Do-Rites at Revel Room
Live Jazz at Pourhouse
Harpdog Brown Trio at Guilt & Company