TRUVELLE DEBUTS NEW RETAIL SPACE
There’s a new bridal boutique in the neighoubrhood. Truvelle has opened the doors to its new brick & mortar location on 235 Cambie where bride-to-be’s can view Gastown designer Gaby Bayona’s collection of handmade bridal gowns. For the modern bride that prefers a refined, elegant look, the new storefront provides inspiration and is available for both drop-ins and appointments from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 – 6pm
NOTTURNO LAUNCHES NEW MONTHLY MENU
Notturno is plating new additions into their regular roundup for August. The cicchetti-theme menu, which rotates monthly, features vine-ripened potatoes, Italian sausage with peppers, and hot & Dijons mustards. At the bar, cocktail expert, H, is mixing new concoctions like The Sensation with gin, mint, lemon and maraschino. If you’re itching for an original libation, try H’s Puff ‘n Stuff, a mix of vodka, strawberry puree, cracked pepper syrup, ricotta cheese, lemon juice, egg whites, mint and balsamic pearls.
Notturno’s monthly wine dinner series returns on Monday August 24th and will pay homage to British Columbia. Stay tuned for more details on menu and pricing.
FATHER CRY$$$ TOUR AT ALEXANDER GASTOWN
Father “CRY$$$” Tour is hitting Vancouver tonight (August 4th). Atlanta Rapper and Awful Records ring leader, brings his Awful Records Tour to Alexander Gastown performing hits like “Look At Wrist”. Special guests include Keithcharles Spacebar and Slug Christ. Visit here for ticket information.
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.
BEHIND THE GOLD VEIL EXHIBITION
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.
THE BIRDS & THE BEETS
We’re excited about this delightful new addition to Gastown. This new café offers Bow + Arrows coffee, locally grown flowers and homemade food. The team makes their own yogurt and pickled vegetables, and entices with a simple menu of sandwiches, salads and snacks. Try their house soda and catch up on your reading at their communal table.
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.
18TH AMENDMENT OPENS
Gastown’s newest barbershop has arrived. Veteran barbers Nick Hickling and Jake Hurn hold down the forte, located at 77 E. Cordova. Get yourself cleaned up with a hot towel shave or ‘stache/beard trim, or stock up on homemade pomade, beard oils and moustache waxes.
Sunny, soulful folk music is coming to Guilt & Co this Sunday August 9th. Whetherman is the moniker of Nicholas Williams, who has independently released six full-length albums of melody-filled tales. The bucolic folk artist inspires laid back scenes of pastoral pastures and fresh water streams, aside earnest lyrics enriched with apple pie Americana and rustic soul.
TUESDAY AUGUST 4
Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
Underneath the Harlem Moon at Guilt & Company
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5
The Revel Review at Revel Room
Deborah Ledon at Guilt & Company
THURSDAY AUGUST 6
Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone
#GroundUP featuring Malcolm Aiken Quartet at Guilt & Company
FRIDAY AUGUST 7
The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone
The Colorifics at Guilt & Company
SATURDAY AUGUST 8
The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone
The New Shackletons at Guilt & Company
SUNDAY AUGUST 9
The Do-Rites at Revel Room
Live Jazz at Pourhouse
Whetherman at Guilt & Company